Friday, 18 April 2008
Traditional Indian food - The Thali
When you think of Indian food, most likely, your mind will automatically wonder towards curries.
Well, yes there are lots of different curries here, but the most commonly eaten dish here in India is the Thali - a perfectly balanced meal made up of small dishes.
Each restaurant's thali is different, and they're almost always vegetarian. Here, you see a thali from an excellent restaurant called The Mango Tree in Hampi. I'll try to remember what we had working clockwise from the rice...
Rice with lime chutney, yoghurt, mung dahl, papdom, chapatis, more dahl, okra curry, spicy & sour tomato soup.
If you see one of these on the menu, order it! Masala Zone in Soho and Angel do fantastic Thalis.
Next... The Masala Dosa (they're SO good...!)