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Tandoori Kingdom Presents Springtime in India

Oh how we relish these longer days with sunshine and warmth – now imagine Springtime in India!  Tandoori Kingdom would like to help your imagination!

Here In Canada -

Here we watch the icicles melting and cheer on the sunshine.  In Canada we’re still in the dreaming stage…dreaming of gardens filled with color, weather warm enough to be unencumbered by layers of clothing, and visions of children playing in the parks.

In India this is both harvest and planting season.  There are so many festivals to celebrate.  Festivals celebrating spring itself, religious festivals, harvest festivals and planting festivals.

Only 3 Main Seasons!

Spring in India is based on the Hindu calendar rather than a change in weather.  Known to have only three seasons – winter, summer and monsoon, springtime is a wonderful time to travel and take part in the many layers of culture found there.

Starting in Mid-February to Mid-April, the season begins earlier than here.  One of the first celebrations is Vasant Panchami – the beginning of spring.

Mughal Gardens

Then for an entire month the residential gardens of the President of India are open for public viewing.  A 15 acre estate knows as the Mughal Gardens surrounding the residence are a riot of springtime color.  With roses, tulips and bougainvillea as the mainstay plants the beauty is spectacular.  Even found are very specially planted themed gardens of bonsai, peace and tranquility etc.

As mentioned here in Canada we’re still in the dreaming stage!  If you’re lucky enough to have a greenhouse you may actually be in the planting stage and planning where everything is going to go.

During the springtime months India is already feeling temperatures of 27-35 degrees Celsius.

Bamboo harvest (Chapchor kut) is celebrated shortly before the planting of spring wheat.

There are celebrations of New Years for the Baha’is and Zoroastrians’ as well as Palm Sunday and Easter.

and...HOLI

However, one of the most colorful festivals actually known as Festival of Color or Holi is a two day celebration known nearly throughout the world now.

The festival stems from pranks that Lord Krishna was known for.

It is said that he enjoyed throwing colored powder on the village girls and wetting them, making the village a riot of bright colors during the 2 day event.

Nowadays the colored powder is still thrown but water guns are used to aim well and wet!!

Whatever your heritage – springtime in Canada is certainly worth celebrating! 

Celebrate Spring with Tandoori Kingdom

Nirmal and the staff would like to give everyone a huge Thank You for the tremendous love and support this first year in business.  Imagine that!  Survived 2020 with all that was!!!

Join everyone at Tandoori Kingdom on Blake Street for a wide variety of wonderful flavors and very special treats.

Tandoori Kingdom offers springtime meal choices on the menu along with all the favorites of Indian Cuisine!!!

 

Written By: Jane Laker

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Two Can Dine @ Dosti Eats – Great Specials

Do you wish it was easier to travel right now?  I sure do!  Everyone seems a bit edgy!  This time of year many Canadians are usually thinking of getting away; this year we’re really not able to.

Two Can Dine @ Dosti Eats – Great Specials!

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To bring a memory of your past travels home, try the Two Can Dine Menu at Dosti Eats.

Dosti Eats is one of Barrie’s best restaurants for ethnic food!

This month alone, they have specials from 6 countries!  Tastes from India, Pan Asia, Mexico, Europe, the Caribbean and North America!

Two Can Dine @ Dosti Eats - Great Specials

Dosti Meal Deals for 2

Each Menu Choice $39.99

India

3pk Samosas

Butter Chicken w/rice and Garlic Naan & Masala Fish w/cumin rice

2 Mango Lassi

Pan Asia

Spring Rolls

Banh Mi & Chicken Stir Fry

Brownie & Carrot Cake

Mexico

Mexican Poutine

Chicken Burrito & 2 Fish Taco

4 Churro Donuts

Europe

Falafels

Italian Meatball Melt & Greek Chicken in a Pita

Sticky Toffee Pudding & Carrot Cake

Caribbean

Jerk Chicken Poutine

Jerk Chicken w/cumin rice & Caribbean Fish Wrap

2 Churro Sundaes

North America

Quebec Poutine

Hawaiian Sandwich & Pulled Pork on a Bun

Dosti Cinnamon Roll & Lemon Butter Cookies

What to Choose from the Two Can Dine menu?

I’m really considering Europe!  Some of my favorite dishes are there for sure; but Mexico looks great too!

Even better, ask the kids!  Maybe they’d like to try something new. It’s a great time to really check out different cuisines.  The price is right – and options are great!

Diversity AND Catering!

Shalu Persaud, owner of Dosti Eats loves offering such a diverse menu!

Everything possible is made in house; in fact sauces and preserves are available for purchase separately!

The coolest thing is that Dosti Eats caters with those same great choices as well…

Imagine the variety you could have the next time the gang’s over?

Fun and healthy menu choices!  That’s what the best restaurants are all about; and Dosti Eats is one of Barrie’s best restaurants!!

Check out Everything Here!

I suggest that you check out the website – there are so many ways to order from Dosti Eats.

If you are having a group in, they can either cater from start to finish, or you can pre-order family sized trays of your favorites.

Check out the takeout and delivery options as well.  Shalu has even set up a basic grocery service for those that dislike the big box stores!

Its well worth a call to Dosti Eats for dinner……..

Two Can Dine @ Dosti Eats – Great Specials!

Written By: Jane Laker

Photo Credit: Stephen Elliott

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THERE’S EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR @ DOSTI EATS!

THERE'S EXCITEMENT IN THE AIR @ DOSTI EATS!

Oh My!  There’s so much excitement in the air!  Let the bells ring out and the banners fly!  Dosti Eats at 531 Bryne Drive has done it again.

They have one of Barrie’s most diverse menus, ethnic dishes from around the world, and a huge love of their community!

Shalu Persaud, owner of Dosti Eats, is one of the most creative and giving restaurateurs in the city.  Not only has Dosti Eats created a wonderful and affordable catering menu – they have arranged a Christmas Concert!!

Knowing that our families are missing many of the traditional Christmas outings this season – they’ve created one with COVID protocols in place for our children.

Follow this Link: www.seatgiantevents.ca to find out more!  I’m sure you’ll be as excited as we are!  Or give them a call at: (705) 725-0101

Dosti Eats also invites you to drop in and relax long enough for a nourishing meal during your hectic shopping tours.  Located in Barrie’s south end shopping district, it’s a great place to take a break.

The staff at Dosti Eats invite you to choose from familiar fare or try a new taste experience.  Even in our well-travelled world, this restaurant offers gems from the global cuisine.

When we’re in the area around the noon hour we love to drop in for  Taco Salad Bowls.  Yummy and filling!  Later in the day w tend to be a little more adventurous choosing either Mediterranean or Indian dishes to savor.  Whatever the choice we feel you’ll be refreshed and well nourished!

Please don’t forget to take a visit to their website.  Check out the catering options available so your family can enjoy the same wonderful flavors at home.

Food to enjoy – wherever you are!

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SAY IT! – SAY MERRY CHRISTMAS!!

TANDOORI KINGDOM SAYS "MERRY CHRISTMAS" TO BARRIE

They’re saying it!  Listen…The staff and owners of Tandoori Kingdom at 428 Blake Street in Barrie are wishing everyone a Merry Christmas!

Actually they’ve reached out to us to have a special message sent to everyone in Barrie.  Nirmal Mangat, one of the owners at Tandoori Kingdom would like everyone to take a moment and share the joy of the season by saying Merry Christmas to someone.

So many of us have been struggling with holidays this year, and the inability to keep our traditional gatherings due to the Pandemic.

Nirmal is asking each of us to reach out.  Reach out to someone that you haven’t spoken to lately, or someone you safely cross paths with during your time spent out and about.

Even better yet, use our comment section to wish your “Special Someone” a Merry Christmas.

You see, Nirmal is concerned!  Concerned about neighbors and families that may be struggling with loneliness more so than usual this year.

As a business owner in Barrie, Nirmal has firsthand knowledge of what our safety protocols have cost us.  We need to stay safe, but we must remember that this season is one of caring and sharing.  We CAN do this safely!  Walking a pet?  I’m sure that you always stay socially distanced while doing so.  Wish others a Merry Christmas as you pass – Then tell us about it!  Let’s start a “Say Merry Christmas” campaign!!

Let others know – sing it if you will – as you’re out and about!  Bring goodwill to all!

Do you have a neighbor that is alone? Reach out – phone or drop a note to the door; this could mean far more than you would ever imagine! 

These random acts of kindness bring a special ray of sunshine to those alone or unable to go out.  Tandoori Kingdom thinks that this campaign is important!

In fact they’re offering each person who has said Merry Christmas to someone a 10% discount on their next meal! 

Go in, or order takeout by phone at (705) 503 1400, and let them know you’ve taken part in the “Say Merry Christmas” campaign….it’s that easy.

This year – shout it out… Tandoori Kingdom has.

MERRY CHRISTMAS!

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CALLING ALL COLLEGE KIDS!!

CALLING ALL COLLEGE KIDS!!

With such a crazy start to College classes this year, I’m sure we’re all looking forward to going home for the holidays.  Keeping in tight COVID circles has let everyone become closer than usual.  Wouldn’t it be nice to have a dorm dinner with those we’re close to before everyone takes off for home?

Just thinking about it makes me crave catering from Dosti Eats!  I love that place!  The word Dosti translated to English even means friendship…so appropriate!!

It doesn’t matter what my circle is craving – Dosti Eats always have us covered.  We can choose from so many different street food cuisines, even travel the world in one meal.  Especially at this time of year it’s nice to take an evening from studies and work to sit back, break bread and have some fun!

The best part is Dosti Eats caters to so many ethnic choices and they’ll deliver!  The delivery option is great giving us even more time to just kick back.

I’m thinking about a couple of salads – maybe Thai Mango Salad and Mexican Street Slaw with a tray each of Samosas, Sliders and Wraps.  Maybe we’ll ditch the finger foods and go all out with some Jerk Chicken, Souvlaki and Curry with Rice.

Whatever we end up choosing I know, as always, it will be both delicious and filling with no mess to argue about! 

I think we’ll ask the owner, Shalu, what “Christmas-y” treats she can send for dessert too.  Whatever she suggests – I know it will be great!

Restaurant Phone Number:  705 725 0101

For Catering Please Call: 705 828 2257

Just another good reason to order from Dosti Eats!!

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