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Cool off with a Lassi! – The Ever-Popular Homemade Yogurt Drink
August 29, 2018 1:05 pm

Feeling bloated after indulging in your favourite Indian dish? Comfort yourself (and your stomach!) with a glass of Lassi! Not sure you’ve heard this word before? Read on!

What is Lassi?

Lassi is a popular yoghurt drink. Its origins are from the state of Punjab in northern India and is now a popular summer drink throughout the world.

Different flavours of refreshing Lassi!

Lassi is a blend of yoghurt with sugar or salt, served chilled. The more adventurous go for flavours like mint, rose or saffron.

Fruit pulps such as mango or pineapple are also used to create exotic variations!

Besides satisfying your taste buds, this quencher has its own share of health benefits.
Let’s find out!

Health Benefits

  • Highly-digestive: Instead of opting for a mouthful of a dessert, go for a glass of lassi. It will regale your sweet tooth as well as aid digestion. Yoghurt has properties that act as a stomach coolant and keeps indigestion at bay after a heavy Indian meal.
  • Enhances metabolism: Improve the health benefits of a lassi by adding a bit of ginger. Ginger boosts your metabolism.
  • Boosts immune system: Lassi is rich in lactic acid and vitamin D, known to enhance the immune system.
  • Checks blood pressure: Are you prone to high blood pressure? Have a glass of lassi, it aids in detoxifying your system and normalises the blood pressure.

Can’t wait to have this nutritious drink? Grab a glass of authentic Indian-style lassi at Haveli restaurant in Nerja. Book your table now!

Top Spanish Wines to Accompany Indian Cuisine
August 20, 2018 7:35 am

“Good company, good wine, good welcome, can make good people.” – William Shakespeare

Indeed! Relaxing with family, friends and food is always a great way to beat the stress out of your daily drill. If you’re one those food lovers who prefer to spruce up their dining experience with wine then trying the classic combination of Spanish wine and Indian food must be on your to-do list. All you need to do is to find an Indian restaurant that specialises in Tandoor delicacies and make sure you have it with these Spanish wines.

1. Marqués de Cáceres

Feel the grandeur of royalty by complementing your food with this wine. Marqués de Cáceres is counted among the most favoured wines in the world which owes its name to the Marquesado that is entrenched with the legacy of Spanish royalty. With over twenty-five varieties of flavours, this wine is bound to win the heart of any oenophile.

2. Carramimbre Roble

Lose yourself in the art of indulgence by teaming up your favourite Indian food with this wine. Caramimbre, from the Ribera del Duero region is fruity and piquant with aesthetic hints of cinnamon, peppermint, and spearmint.The ruby hues with violet undertones are something any wine aficionado would look forward to.

3. Añares

Infused with deep cherry and ruby tint, this wine is another great match for Indian food. The smoky aroma with hints of liquorice and red berries, you wouldn’t want to miss the distinctive flavour of this wine. An artefact of Bodegas Olarra, in Rioja, it has already become a favourite amongst the Spanish millennials.

4. Viña Sol

When you think of white wine, then it has to be the classic Viña Sol. A product of Torres, one of the market leaders in Spanish winery, this wine will take you on a flavourful trip to the Mediterranean sun. The winemaker themselves claim it to be “excellent as an aperitif or served with rice dishes, seafood or fish.” The best way to savour its taste is on the rooftop of a speciality restaurant amidst the picture-perfect backdrop of beaches and mountains.

5. Mateus Rose

And last but not the least, this list will be incomplete without the mention of the ever popular Mateus wine. It is a medium-sweet frizzante rosé wine which is a creation of the famous Sogrape Group. From its mention in Elton John songs to movies like Animal House, Mateus has been a part of the popular culture for quite some time.

Casa Ferreirinha Callabriga Red 2009_Packshot_sem fundo

Sounds like a plan, eh? Block your weekend plan at Haveli Restaurant in Nerja to experience rooftop dining with sumptuous Indian delicacies accompanied by your favourite wine.

Holidaying in Spain? 7 Must-Try Things to do in Costa del Sol
August 10, 2018 1:50 pm

Welcome to the Costa del Sol

Spain effortlessly stands in a good stead in the global tourism industry and ranks as one of the top travel destinations in the world. You will be spoilt for choices when you plan to explore every nook and cranny of this amazing country. Costa del Sol is one of those gems nestled in the southern region of Spain which you can’t really afford to miss. Here are some of the most exciting things you can try when you visit this spellbinding province.

The first view of the pristine blue Mediterranean is ‘Welcome to Costa del Sol’

Sun-kissed beaches

1. Coastal activities
‘Costa del Sol’ translates to ‘coast of the sun’ in English. So it goes without saying that it has a host of fun activities to offer along the coastline. Soak in the warmth of sun-kissed beaches or head towards a recreational dolphin spotting session; you’ll get it all in enchanting spots like shingle cove at Playa del Cañuelo near Nerja.

Castillo de Colomares

2. Architectural delight
From the alluring Castillo de Colomares to Malaga Cathedral, you’ll be amazed to find out the rich architectural brilliance. You wouldn’t want to miss those beautiful trails by the historical legacies and get the real taste of the renaissance of Spanish culture.

River trails, Rio Chillar

3. Rooftop dining
The eastern fringes of Costa del Sol should be in your must-visit list to experience the once-in-a-lifetime dining experience. Head towards Haveli restaurant in Nerja and enjoy succulent Indian delicacies in the rooftop with a view of stunning beaches coupled with the picturesque backdrop of mountains.

River Trails in Costa Del Sol

4. River trails
Besides boasting of some of the most alluring beach experiences, Costa del Sol is also known for its amazing river trailing experiences. Head towards Rio (river) Chillar in Nerja for an exciting river trail experience in the crystal clear waters enveloped with towering rocky expanses.




Puerto Banus marina, Marbella

5. Famous Marinas
Puerto Banus (near Marbella) & Benalmadena Puerto are Spain’s most famous luxury marinas mooring super yachts and boats, shopping complexes, bars and restaurants. Experience the rich man’s playground!
Now you know where to anchor your yacht, should you win the jackpot!

6. Parasailing escapades
Your Costa del Sol holidaying itinerary should include parasailing from Burriana beach (Nerja) to Maro.
Parasailing on the crystal clear seawater with family and friends, this 10-minute ride is enough to give you a taste of a larger-than-life experience.

Mountain walks, Caminito del Rey

7. Mountain walks
The entire Costa del Sol has a lovely backdrop of majestic mountains, which provides the adventurous a lot of interesting trek trails. The most famous is the Caminito de Rey near Ardales, which is considered the world’s most dangerous mountain walkway! A must, to get the adrenaline flowing!

You need to buy tickets in advance to avoid disappointment!

So whether you want to go solo or with the family, Costa del Sol welcomes you! So, pack your bags to head towards this sparkling slice of Spain.