Friday, December 5, 2008

Indian Food

We thought it would be neat as part of our study of India to try some Indian food. None of us had ever had Indian food, but there is an Indian Restaurant in town that gets rave reviews. So we figured we would give it a try.
We decided to get a vegetarian appetizer sampler. These were actually quite tasty. There were four different varieties. Vegetable Pakoras (fresh-cut vegetables, deep fried with chickpea flour), Aloo Tikki (potato patties with mixed vegetables deep fried in chickpea flour), Vegetable Samosas (deep fried mild turnovers, stuffed with potatoes and green peas) and Paneer Pakoras (homemade cheese mixed with nuts and shredded potatoes, deep fries with chickpea batter)
Next we tried two of the Indian breads. Roti, a thick wheat bread baked in the oven and brushed with oil, is shown above. We also tried Nan, an unleavened bread similar to pita bread. I personally liked the Roti, but the girls liked the Nan better.
We ordered a lunch special because it came with Dal (lentil) soup and rice. The rice was well rice. Everyone liked it. The lunch special the girls picked was Sagg Vegetable Tikka. This is spinach, mixed vegetables, chunk of white chicken mixed together with a little cream and curry. Well, I think the girls couldn't even get past the site of this. Spinach is one of their favorite vegetables, but not creamed like this. I actually thought it was quite good, although the texture was not what I prefer.
Hannah's face says it all. The deal was that they had to try it. And they did. I don't know if we will be getting Indian food again in the near future, but we did have a lot of fun.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Thanks for stopping by for a visit! I look forward to your thoughts.