I've been away for a while...

I’ve been away for a while…

For the first time in some years I returned to my homeland of India. Not only was it a chance for the kids to see the rest of their family but also a chance for me to re-inspired about Indian cooking and food in general.  So, I’ll be back with a few recipes, for sure, but in the meantime, here are a couple of shots of some of the amazing things I tasted while away.

First, a masala dosa (rice pancake stuffed with spicy potato subzi) and sambar (a spicy lentil and vegetable soup).  It’s traditionally a southern dish, but you can get good versions all over India, these days.  This was on the banks of the Ganges in Rishikesh, Uttarakand.

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And secondly, this amazing tikka, although it looks like chicken, was completely vegetarian and made from a type of soy/tofu.  I’ve never had this in my previous trips (tikka’d paneer is far more common) but it tasted awesome.  Very rich, spicy flavour as well as having a hearty texture that was very filling.  I could definitely be a vegetarian in India!

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