It’s been a few weeks since my last post because I have been skipping across the globe to India and Thailand. Naturally, I took a million photos, including a lot of food photos. Thailand will require a 2-3 series post, but here are the best from India.
Although Indian food was one of those foods I did not try until I was in college, it makes sense that it is a type of food I’ve grown to really enjoy. Afterall, aside from exotic spices and lentils, one of the most common ingredients in Indian food is my dear potato.
I was in Vadodara, Delhi, and Agra, but a staple of southern Indian cuisine–masala dosa–was my favorite meal of my trip to India. This may have been due in part to the fact that I ate it at Indian Accent at The Manor in Delhi, the boutique hotel where I stayed for two nights. I did not know it at the time I booked my stay at The Manor, but its restaurant has received numerous awards and commendations for its outstanding modern indian cuisine.
Simply, masala dosa is a delicious, oversized crispy crepelike wrapper stuffed with spiced potatoes. It is traditionally served with sambar (a flavorful stew…I think usually lentil-based). I also added mini idli (a steamed lentil and rice cake) to complete my southern Indian breakfast. The masala dosa was so good that I am determined to find the best dosa in D.C. (suggestions welcomed! :)).
Because my friend had already been in India for a week before I arrived, she needed a break from all the Indian food. This, of course, led us to the local Pizza Hut. I cannot tell you the last time I ate inside a Pizza Hut in the U.S., but I can confirm that baby corn atop a pizza is, in fact, a great idea.
- masala dosa with sambar and coconut chutney | indian accent | delhi
- post-meal spices
- samosas (stuffed with potatoes) | vadodara
- corn and cheese dosa | vadodara
- vada (lentil based donut-like) | vadodara
- “tuscani singles” verde pizza | pizza hut | vadodara