We are honored and humbled to be invited by the Smithsonian Institution again to take part in this year's Folklife Festival. It was in 1985 that I first came to this country from India to organize the Festival of India and it always brings back nostalgic memories. Since then my associates and I have been very fortunate to participate in several Folklife Festivals organized by the Smithsonian.
One World, Many Voices :Endangered languages and cultural Heritage
The Will to Adorn :African
American Diversity, Style and Identity
AHAAR - A TASTE OF INDIA - at the Smithsonian's Folklife Festival is brought to you by Indique and Indique Heights Restaurants. The Menu is limited to five items as per the recent national Park regulations. Chicken Tikka Makhani platter, Veg Combo consiting of Saag Makai and Alu Chole served with Basmati Rice pilaf. The two street snacks on the Menu are Papri Chaat and Jhal Muri from the eastern region of India. To beat the heat we are also serving chilled Kingfisher Beer, plenty of Mango Lassi and Nimbu Paani (lemonade)
Above : Saba Rahman
Above : Rathi Vinod
Above : Mrs. Nisha Vinod
Left to Right : Ms. Nandita Madan, Mr. Surfy Rahman, Mrs. Nisha Vinod, Mrs. Madhavi Rahman
Above : My Mom Mrs. Pushpavathy Narayanan and Executive Chef S.Balamurugan
Some of the Hungarian exhihits at the Folklife Festival
At the Cooking demonstration pavillion - Folklife Festival
At the dance studio - Folklife Festival 2013
Basket weaving at the Folklife Festival
My mom trying out one of the Hungarian Hats.
Rolling pins galore!
The dance studio at the national mall - Folklife festival 2013
My mom checking out the Folklife Festival.....
Come back here, for more pictures when the festival reopens on July 3rd. Come and see us at the Festival. Bring your families and show the kids around. It is always very interesting to learn about different countrries, cultures etc. Till I post again Adios!
, Abraham Varghese, Ahaar - Best of India, Alu Chole, Basmati, Chef K.N.Vinod, Chicken Tikka Makhani, Indian cuisine, Indian on the nation's capital, Indique, Indique Heights, Jhal Muri, Mango Lassi, Mrs. Pushpavathy, Nisha Vinod, One world - Many voices, Papri chaat, S.Balamurugan, Saag Makai, Smithsonian Folklife Festival 2013, Surfy Rahman, Taste of India, top Indian, unique Indian cuisine@Smithsonianfolk@kvinod