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“A Peruvian Lunch” by K.J.S.Chatrath

I joined a conducted tour to visit Peru. Except for a short train ride and a one hour flight from Lima to Arequipa, the rest of the two week trip was done by a minibus. After two days in Arequipa, the tour went to a place called Chivay. It was a small little village and lunch had been arranged for the Group in a small Hostal. I thoroughly enjoyed the lunch and was amazed at the similarities in Peruvian cooking and our own Indian cooking. Take a look. Bon apetit!p1230302-peru-lunch-400-75

The hostal where the Group took the  lunch


Vegetable soup and bread


Would you care for some fresh salad?


Chopped onions, dash of sliced tomatoes and green chillies- all in  plenty of lemon juice – oh how very Indian!


Different kinds of corn seeds (left) and bread (right)



The fried things in the right box were potato and onion  ‘pakoras’. In the box to the left of it had something looking like ‘samosas’. The box in the centre at the back with a red dish  had alapaca meat curry- just like ‘rogan josh’ in India.



Top right- egg ‘bhujia’, bottom left- vegetable ‘pulao’


I filled my place and enjoyed the food.


But there was still the dessert to be handled!

Text, photos  and copyright K.J.S.Chatrath

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3 Responses to ““A Peruvian Lunch” by K.J.S.Chatrath”

  1. Nila says:

    Just wanto to say: thank you very much, for sharing all your experiences and adventures that you got and keep having in your trips. Always i get excited a bit more when i read about my country: Peru. Hope you can back one day, still more places to visit,”the Amazon”, for example.

    with all my respect and kindly regards,

    Nila J. Soto Santiago
    Tour Manager & Official Tour Guide
    cel. ++511999650951

    • chat says:

      @ Nila: Thank you so very much Nila. Oh how much I wish I could visit Peru again! But it does seem very unlikely. Thank you for your kindness.

  2. sukhdev Bedi says:

    Amazing and mouth watering.You also get Rajmah and rice in South America.

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