INTERACT 2017 Mumbai, the 16th IFIP TC.13 International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction. September 25-29, 2017 in Mumbai, India. © IFIP INTERACT (Document generated on: Feb 22, 2018 12:46AM)

Food Menu

Food is an important part of the conference experience, and Indian hospitality derives a lot from its varied cuisine. INTERACT 2017 will provide lunch on all five days and we have narrowed down the menus based on lot of careful food tasting 'research' :).

Our Chairs in a food tasting session
The food tasting session
We have planned the following menu for the conference lunches and tea sessions. If you have any specific dietary restrictions, please let us know on food[at]interact2017.org and we will order special things for you.

The Food Menu

The Food Menu for the Conference
The Food Menu for the Conference (View Larger Image)
We have also made a list of restaurants around the venue. Check it out here.

Menu Details

Select a day:

Our Chairs in a food tasting session

Day 1, Sep 25 - Theme: Diwali

Diwali is the five-day festival of lights, celebrated by millions of Hindus, Sikhs and Jains across the world. The festival, which coincides with the Hindu New Year,celebrates new beginnings and the triumph of good over evil and light over darkness. On Diwali night, people dress up in new clothes, light up diyas (lamps and candles) inside and outside their home to help Lakshmi, the goddess of wealth, fertility and prosperity, to find her way into people's homes.

Morning Snack Menu


Matar Karanji

Matar Karanji- Matar Karanji is an indulgent Maharashtrian snack made using seasonal fresh green peas in winter. It is usually served as a tea time snack.

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Amba (Mango) Wadi

Amba (Mango) wadi- A sweet made from the India’s most favourite fruit, Mango. It is a fudge like soft confectionery  

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Lunch Menu


Murg Bagmati

Murg Bagmati- Murg (chicken) with touch of spring onions, palak and coriander leaves in mild spices.

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Gobi Matar Masala

Gobi Matar Masala- As a flavorful vegetarian side or meatless main course, this vegan and gluten free Indian Curry Cabbage keeps lunch healthy and delicious!

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Shahi Bhindi

Shahi Bhindi- As name suggests a bhindi cooked in rich and creamy cashew nut gravy that has a royal taste to it.

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Tomato Pudina Biryani

Tomato Pudina Biryani- Mint, some coriander leaves and many whole spices makes up the spicy flavoured green colored rice.

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Dal Tadka

Dal Tadka- Tadka is the hindi word for tempering, frying herbs and spices. It adds a lot of flavor and aroma of spices to the dal/curry

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Puri

Puri- Poori  or  deep  fried  Indian  Bread  is very famous in India. It makes an awesome combination with sweet Shrikhand, Veggies and Chicken with  Gobi matar  masala or chicken items.

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Chapati

Chapati- Delicious Indian flatbread. Tastes good with Indian curry and main dishes.

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Veg Rayta

Veg Rayta- Mixed Vegetable Raita is a magical combination of various delicious vegetables on the bed of beaten curd

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Aloo Tikki

Aloo Tikki- Aloo tikki is a North Indian snack made out of boiled potatoes, onions and various curry spices. "Aloo" means potato, and the word "tikki" means a small cutlet

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Shrikhand

Shrikhand- A thick creamy and delicious sweet dessert made using curd known as Chakka.

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Evening Snack Menu


Chakli

Chakli- It is the most famous Diwali deep fried snack, made from rice flour, gram flour, wheat flour or mixture of lentil flours

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Moong Ladoo

Moong ladoo- Another must have Diwali snack. Mung dal ladoo is a ball shaped sweet dish made of green gram without skin (mung dal), sugar and ghee.

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Our Chairs in a food tasting session

Day 2, Sep 26 - Theme: Holi

Holi is a Hindu spring festival celebrated in India and Nepal, also known as the "festival of colours". The festival signifies the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, end togetherness. Holi celebrations start on the night before Holi where people gather, perform religious rituals in front of the bonfire, and pray that their internal evil be destroyed in the fire.  The next morning is celebrated as Rangwali Holi– a free-for-all festival of colours, where people smear each other with colours and drench each other. Water guns & water-filled balloons are also used to play & colour each other. It signifies unity.

Morning Snack Menu


Mix Veg. Cutlet

Mix veg cutlet- A soft savoury patty made from vegetables like potato, beet, coriander, peas, carrots and mixed herbs

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Nachni Chips

Nachni chips- These savoury Ragi wafers are also a great source of calcium

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Lunch Menu


Kadhai Murg

Kadhai murg- This hallmark chicken curry is known for its spicy taste. Kadhai stands for a wok

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Navratan Sabz/Korma

Navratan Sabz/korma- Navaratna means nine gems. This curry is made with nine different vegetables, fruits and nuts give it a colourful look

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Milijuli Tarkari

Milijuli tarkari- A perfect mixed vegetable to represent togetherness which is a main significance of Holi festival.

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Navratna Pulao

Navaratna pulao- It is an irresistible assortment of colourful different cooked vegetables and then mixed with the rice and flavorful spices.

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Dhaba Dal Tadka

Dhaba dal tadka- As the name suggests this pulse based curry has the flavours of street food

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Naan

Naan- A leavened, oven-baked flatbread found in the cuisines of North India

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Dahi Gujiya

Dahi Gujiya- This is a traditional North Indian dish which is extensively made in festivals, specially in Holi. Basically, it’s stuffed Dahi Vada with a shape of Half Moon (Gujiya Shape)

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Basundi

Basundi- It is a sweetened condensed milk made by boiling milk on low heat until the milk is reduced by half. as a sweet accompaniment to meal but it can be enjoyed anytime you like it.

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Cheese Corn Ball

Cheese corn ball- Delicious cheese and corn filled cutlets can be served as snack or a side dish

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Evening Snack Menu


Mathri

Mathri- While playing Holi, this flaky biscuit from north-west region of India, is a perfect munching snack. It is made from flour, water, and cumin seeds.

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Kaju Katli

Kaju katli- It is an extremely popular North Indian sweet, often made during special festive occasions. This lip-smacking dessert recipe has the goodness of cashews.

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Our Chairs in a food tasting session

Day 3, Sep 27 - Theme: Navratri

Navratri, meaning 'nine nights', is one of the most popular and widely celebrated Hindu festivals in many parts of India. Gujarat, however, is the only state that erupts into a nine-night dance festival, perhaps the longest in the world. Each night, all over the state, villages and cities alike, people gather in open spaces to celebrate feminine divinity, referred to as Shakti.

Morning Snack Menu


Jalebi

Jalebi- Sinfully sweet, crunchy and delicious, spiral shaped Indian funnel cake is an addictive festive sweet

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Fafda

Fafda- A popular crunchy snack made with gram flour. Eating it with hot Jalebi in the morning is a ritual in Gujarat

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Lunch Menu


Homestyle Chicken Curry

Homestyle chicken curry- A rustic and authentic quick Indian one-pot packed with tonnes of hot Asian spices and fragrant coriander

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Undhiyu

Undhiyu- Undhiyu is a signature Gujarati mixed vegetable dish with fenugreek dumplings cooked in an aromatic blend of spices

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Sev Tamatar

Sev tamatar- Sev Tamatar or Sev Tamaeta (as we call it in Gujarati) is a simple sabzi made by tempering tomatoes and adding gram flour strands (sev) to it.

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Jeera Mutter Pulao

Jeera mutter pulao- A simple rice preparation with Peas and cumin seeds goes well with any type of curry

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Meethi Daal

Meethi daal- A sweetish daal is a speciality of  Gujarati meal . It can be eaten with plain rice and pulao

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Triangle Paratha

Triangle paratha- Triangle shaped whole wheat Indian flatbread contains good amount of Ghee (Clarified butter)

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Phulka

Phulka- A whole wheat flatbread which is soofter and lighter than Chapati

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Boondi Rayta

Boondi Rayta- This savoury side dish is made with beaten curd, boondi (small gram flour balls).

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Aloo Kachori

Aloo kachori- Aloo kachoris are a mouth drooling kachoris stuffed with tangy-spicy potato masala that will make everyone drool for sure

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Mohanthal

Mohanthal- It is made from sweetened gram flour and fudge flavored with saffron and nuts. This is a signature dish from Gujarat state and is prepared in many auspicious occasions like Diwali and Navratri.

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Evening Snack Menu


Khakra

Khakhra- It is a thin cracker common in the Gujarati cuisines. It is made from mat bean, wheat flour and oil.

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Dandia Snack Menu


Chorafali

Chorafali- A street style food – This melt in the mouth traditional Gujarati snack tastes like papad or chips. Its sour and spicy seasoning of chilli powder and dry mango powder makes it one of most irresistible snack.

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Sandwich Dhokla

Sandwich dhokla- It is a twist in the traditional chickpea flour based sweet and sour Gujrati snack. A best quick munch in between ‘Dandia’ dance sessions

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Our Chairs in a food tasting session

Day 4, Sep 28 - Theme: Ganesh Chaturthi

It is the Hindu festival that reveres god Ganesha. A ten-day festival, it starts on the fourth day of Hindu luni-solar calendar month-Bhadrapada, which typically falls in Gregorian months of August or September. The festival is marked with installation of Ganesha clay idols privately in homes, or publicly on elaborate pandals (temporary stage). The festival ends on the tenth day after start, wherein the idol is carried in a public procession with music and group chanting, then immersed in nearby water body such as a river or ocean, thereafter the clay idol dissolves and Ganesha is believed to return to Mount Kailash to Parvati and Shiva

Morning Snack Menu


Kothimbir Vadi

Kothimbir vadi- Kothimbir Vadi is basically savoury fritters made up of Coriander leaves using besan(chickpea flour).

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Goad Shankarpale

Goad shankarpale- A crispy Maharashtrian sweet snack made with wheat flour and sugar

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Lunch Menu


Murg Malvani

Murg Malvani- Chicken cooked in spicy gravy made with flavour of malwani (coastal region in Maharashtra) species

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Veg. Kolhapuri

Veg Kolhapuri- Veg Kolhapuri, a mixed vegetable curry with thick and spicy coconut based gravy, is a popular dish of Maharashtrian cuisine

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Matki Usal

Matki usal- This protein packed easy Moth bean curry is a signature dish of Maharashtrian homes

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Masale Bhat

Masale bhat- It is a popular maharashtrian rice recipe with the mixture of spices like goda masala and vegetables

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Tomato Saar

Tomato saar- It is a simple and mildly spiced tomato broth made regularly in a Maharashtrian households.

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Tandoori Roti

Tandoori roti-  Tandoori roti is made with whole-wheat flour and traditionally cooked in a clay oven or tandoor. It is a great companion with any type of chicken curry

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Mini Batatavada

Mini batatavada- Like Paris has its Macarons, New York has its Cheesecake, Mumbai has its Batata Vada. It  is a scrumptious snack made with balls of mashed potatoes, spices, dipping the balls in a chickpeas flour batter and deep-frying them. Golden and crispy on the outside, divinely delicious on the inside.

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Ukadiche Modak

Ukadiche Modak- The modak is the favourite sweet of the Hindu deity, Ganesha. During Ganesh Chaturthi, The puja always concludes with an offering of 21 Modaks to Ganesha as Prasadam. This Momo like steamed sweet has filling of freshly grated coconut and jaggery while the outer soft shell is made from rice flour.

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Evening Snack Menu


Bakarwadi

Bakarwadi-  Crispy fried dough spirals stuffed with a sweet spicy mixture of coconut, poppy and sesame seeds.

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Naralwadi

Naralwadi- maharashtrian special fudgy coconut squares made from grated coconut and sugar.

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Our Chairs in a food tasting session

Day 5, Sep 29 - Theme: Lohri

Lohri marks the beginning of the end of winter, coming of spring and the new year. The festival is traditionally associated with the harvest of the rabi crops. The traditional time to harvest sugarcane crops is January, therefore, Lohri is seen by some to be a harvest festival. And thus, Punjabi farmers see the day after Lohri (Maghi) as the financial New Year. It is known as Makar Sankranti in the other part of India.

Morning Snack Menu


Punjabi Samosa

Punjabi samosa- Signature dish of Punjab is one of the most popular snack in India. The traditional Punjabi samosa is large, crispy at the ends and its filling is mainly made up of potatoes and peas.

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Dry Fruit Chikki

Dry Fruit chikki- A delicious traditional candy made from dry fruits and jaggery. They are usually prepared during the harvest festival in northern India.

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Lunch Menu


Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken- The boneless chicken curry  is slightly sweet and sour. It  has tomato and cashewnut based gravy garnished with butter and cream.

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Kadhai Paneer

Kadhai paneer- A mouth watering combination of paneer (Cottage cheese), capsicum, tomato, onion and traditional indian spices cooked in a ghee, is one of the most popular curry of North India

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Chhole

Chhole- Chhole or Chana masala, is a popular dish in North India. This dish uses dried amla, dried anardana, and fresh herbs and spices that give it a delightfully fresh and tangy flavour and texture. Chhole-puri is a great combination

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Tawa Sabz Pulao

Tawa sabz pulao- This quick colourful rice is prepared with vegetables and pav bhaji masala (A famous street food)

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Dal Makhni

Dal Makhani- Made with Split black gram, red kidney beans, cream and butter, this dal is undoubtedly everyone's favourite.

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Dahi Vada

Dahi vada- The dahi vada prepared with this recipe has a classic north Indian style touch that makes it delicious. To make them extra soft and spongy, the deep-fried dumplings made from lightly spiced urad dal based batter are soaked in water

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Harabhara Kabab

Harabhara Kabab- In India, people like to binge on snacks and Hara bhara kabab is yet another Vegetable Cutlet like snack prepared with spinach and green peas that makes the experience more enjoyable

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Gulab Jamun

Gulab jamun- A classic Indian sweet or dessert that is very famous and is enjoyed in most festive and celebration meals. These are berry sized balls dunked in rose flavored sugar syrup.

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Evening Snack Menu


Dry Kachori

Dry Kachori- Deep fried sweetish crispy crunchy balls of refined wheat flour stuffed with spicy mixed gram flour and other spices.

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Tilgul

Tilgul- Tilgul is a colourful sesame candy with jaggery and peanuts. On Makarsankranti festival, people exchange tilgul with wishes. It is a great source of vital nutrients to our body especially in winter season.

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