Who doesn’t love a good food night? Especially if it is a cuisine that is known for its rich spices and flavours. It is exactly this that an upcoming event at Home for Cooperation will feature – the zesty world of Indian curries.
Earlier in July, Cyprus-based Indian kitchen Soul Curry held an Indian Street Food night at the H4C serving up all kinds of street bites and meals from India, both known and unknown. On July 24 Raj and Shakti from Soul Curry return to The Home grounds to delight the palate with their spicy specialities during the Curry Night. And if you know anything about curries and Indian cuisine, you can definitely expect an explosion of ingredients and flavours.
From 7pm onwards, two starters and three main dishes will be offered. A summery salad of sprouts and vegetables along with a vegetable and potato puff pastry will serve as starters. The mains will include Rajma Chawal, red kidney beans cooked in freshly cooked tomato curry and served with aromatic rice, butter chicken with aromatic rice and Kadhi Chawal, a slow-cooked curry made with yoghurt and chickpea flour, fresh spices, served with spicy vegetable fritters and, of course, rice.
To cool down, a mango lassi will also be on the menu – a summer drink that as Soul Curry describes “both plays with your taste buds and touches the soul.” A few days later, something completely different is coming up at The Home for Cooperation, a walking tour titled Competing Sites of Memory: Monuments and Commemorations.
On July 28 Marios Antoniou and Okcan Yıldırımtürk will take participants on a walk to revisit the sites that hold onto the past and hang to the present and future of Cyprus. “Contested narratives in places experiencing conflict are constructed and strengthened through commemoration practices connected to history, memory and last but not least, space,” say the organisers.
“In this sense, the walled city of Nicosia, divided right in the middle into two distinct spatial parts with competing sites of memory, is most illustrative. As the epicentre of the division in Cyprus, the historic city is filled with locations of significant symbolic value that resist the passing of time, the mundane city life and the inevitable indifference of the passersby.” The tour will begin and finish at the Home for Cooperation and will take place in English. Interested participants are to register soon for a chance to be re-introduced to Nicosia.
Indian food by Soul Curry. July 24. Home for Cooperation, Nicosia. 7pm-11pm. Reservations required at [email protected], 99-593919
Competing Sites of Memory: Monuments and Commemorations
A walking tour with Marios Antoniou and Okcan Yıldırımtürk. July 28. Meeting point: Home for Cooperation, Nicosia. 6.30pm-8.30pm. €10. Registrations at [email protected] and 22-445740