Friday, November 5

An Indian and Indian Food

When I think of food, I think of -

  • stir-fry noodles
  • pizzas
  • and......
  • and.........
  • idli sambhar
  • kadhi chawal
  • pani-puri
  • chaat

See.... no matter where I start I keep coming back to Indian food. And though there's nothing wrong with it, I some times say to myself, "Don't you feel like having some thing else today? Just for a change!"

Today the food at the staff cafetaria was no good. Veg Frittata - full of eggs! (I don't mid eggs in cakes/pastries..but a meal full of eggs!) So, I went down to the foodcourt. I was ready to pay $8 for decent meal in the foodcourt than get away with a crappy $1 frittata. And its a decently big foodcourt with many international cuisines. But when I reached the Indian booth, my legs just froze. I started going through the menu.

In this Hyatt food court, the Indian chef Cleo, changes the menu everyday. He keeps one veg, three non -veg curries, rice and some simple starters, pappadums and pickles. Veg today was Eggplant-Pumpkin curry. I could have easily made it at worries. So the first thought came, "Move on Nupur, find something else!" and then, I asked the girl at the counter to call Cleo from inside.

I said to him, "How come you don't make nice veg curries, like paneer etc... why veggies?!"

He goes, "No Nupur, this is nice today. Lots of eggplant and pumpkin, very tasty!! I'll give you some, you want to try?"

And thus today lunch was "Eggplant-Pumpkin curry with rice pappadums and pickle".


Kaps said...

when i think of food..i think of mom :(..mummy...oaaaaaan :((..khana...:((..

Thrasher said...

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Nupur said...

Yes...I agree Neo that I am probably 'searching'.

(No wonder I can relate to the song "Still haven't found what I'm looking for - U2".)

But I think that I will probably know what it is (that I'm looking for) when I find it and wont get lost in the seearch and forget the reason for it in the first place!