Sunamita, thank you for alerting us to the spectacular photo of our
chutneys in Seattle's largest daily newspaper, The Seattle Times.
Your phone call to us was the first we heard of it, because most of
us do not read the paper, and we usually do not read that section.
Naturally we bought a few copies and looked lovingly at this photo.
We had a very busy Sunday brunch, so everything is working together.
--- In Sri_Chinmoy_Inspiration@yahoogroups.com
> Thz to the marvel of mod-tech, we are privy to tomorrow's news,
> sometimes. Here's the preview of The Seattle Times' Sunday
> mag, "Pacific Nothwest" story on chutneys. Since this html format
> doesn't allow for graphics, click on this link for a lovely pix of
> Sri Chinmoy's Soul Birds as the backdrop for the chutney dishes:
> WRITTEN BY ANDREW JAYASUNDERA
> PHOTOGRAPHED BY BENJAMIN BENSCHNEIDER
> Chutneys make a piquant dip for pappadum at Silence-Heart-Nest
> restaurant in Seattle's University District. Clockwise from center
> front are: coriander, tamarind raisin, spicy tomato, cranberry and
> THE WORD CHUTNEY has become so synonymous with Indian food that a
> group of Indian restaurants in Seattle has adopted the word as
> name. It may come as a surprise, then, to discover that the
> we are familiar with are not really Indian. They were created by
> British, just like another well-known "Indian" condiment, curry
> powder. Both are products of a hybrid cuisine, Anglo-Indian
> which evolved during the British Raj.
> To think that cooked fruit chutneys are inauthentic and that only
> freshly made Indian chutneys are authentic, however, is not
> accurate. Shantha Benegal, a singer and teacher of Indian music in
> Seattle, explains that there are many kinds of chutney in India
> word is anglicized from the Hindi chatni, meaning spiced paste). In
> Bengal or eastern India, for example, fresh or dried fruit is
> with ginger, green chili and spices into a syrup that retains some
> pieces of fruit. This may have been the inspiration for cooked
> chutneys such as Major Grey's, because the British were
> in Calcutta in Bengal during a major part of colonial rule.
> Bon appetit,