Today, Indian cuisine has moved beyond the realms of fusion gourmet. Modern Indian cuisine is making rapid strides!
Close your eyes and imagine Indian cuisine – sinful desserts laden in oversized pots, rich lentils simmered with spices served with a dollop of cream and butter, sprigs of cilantro added as an afterthought, flatbreads stacked high and glazed with butter. In huge quantity, served with a rustic touch. As time passed, there comes the enterprising chefs and restaurants, that are weaning the Indian palate away from fusion food to the delights of modern Indian cuisine.
And one of them is definitely Chef Sapna Anand, who never fails to experiment with new flavours and techniques. She’s one celebrity chef who is very down to earth & passionate about cooking – thus leading her to her New Indian Kitchen Cookbook, and now collaborating with Goa by Hubba to churn out beautiful & tasty dishes for patrons.
Goa by Hubba
This is an oasis of Sins & Spices, and begs one to experience exotic Goan Inspired Cocktails and New Indian Cuisine!
“What ‘New Indian’ cooking means to me is adapting to your environment and not being afraid to use new ingredients in traditional recipes. For example, I try to add a local twist by incorporating ingredients common to Malaysian cooking so these dishes can be slightly different from if I had prepared them in Bangalore or San Francisco,” says Chef Sapna Anand.
We know are in for a Goan adventure!
Papadum with Peanut & Moong Dhal Salsa
Chowpatty Fire Roasted Grilled Corn
Fire roasted corn served with chilli lime salt & herbed cheese dip
Garlic Methi Chicken Skewers
Garlic & fenugreek chicken skewers, fire roasted & served with mint chutney
Panner, feta, bell pepper, onion, coriander leaves
Spicy Chicken Lollipop
Chicken drumettes grilled in spicy & sweet glaze
Snapper in Tumeric Leaf
Snapper fillet marinated with Goan red paste & grilled
Mutton Floss Mantao
Steamed mantao bun stuffed with slow cooked spiced mutton, fried shallots & coriander
Beef cooked in traditional vindalho spices, this is a Goan favourite dish!
Served with cranberry rice
Garlic Butter Prawn
Prawn cooked in garlic butter sauce, served with fried mantao
Indian Inspired Cocktails
Although India isn’t considered a mecca of cutting edge and classic cocktails, it is, however, well known for producing some great cocktails sipping poolside and parties utilizing fresh, aromatic, and in some cases, spicy and exotic ingredients – and they have it at Goa by Hubba!
We’ve never tried any Indian inspired cocktails before and these are definitely some palate-opener! And we love them!
We had their Rasam Shooter, Masala Mantra, Rootin Tootin, Blue Basilico, Passion Play, Pandan Pixie & Spiked Mango Lassi. My personal favourite definitely has to be their Blue Basilico & Spiked Mango Lassi!