Adventures in Eating & Cooking
Sunday afternoon + amazing brown suitemates = Indian take-out and movies!! The last time I had eaten Indian food was at Baluchi’s during the summer, so I’ve been long overdue for some delicious Indian food. Luckily Pri had grabbed us a menu earlier from a place called New Delhi, and word on the street says it’s one of the better Indian restaurants.
I love samosas (potato/veggie stuffed Indian pastries) so we got one each. These were great! Warm spiced potato-peas stuffing wrapped inside a doughy crunchy shell. Well, the shell was not really impressive, but the stuffing was very fulfilling. It went well with a dab of sweet-sour chutney sauce, but I preferred the pure unadulterated flavors of peas, potatoes, and lentils.
We also ordered two plates of chicken: chicken curry and chicken jal farezi (another type of curry cooked with tomatoes, peppers, and onions). Both orders came with a serving of basmati rice (Indian rice characterized by lack of stickiness). I liked both curries. The chicken was soft and chewy, layered in spicy sauces. The jal frezi had a nice savory sour taste from the marinated tomatoes and peppers while the regular curry was bursting with different-flavored spices. It was my favorite kind of spicy, not tongue-numbing, not throat-irritating, but just plain heats-up-your-mouth-and-warms-up-your-tummy spicy.
On the side we got two naans and one tandoori roti. Both are types of Indian bread. The naan is fluffier and doughier whereas the roti is chewier. The roti tasted a lot like the softer version of a matzah (Jewish Passover bread), or a tougher version of a pita. Nonetheless, they’re all delicious. It’s hard to go wrong with Middle/South-Eastern flat breads!
Conclusion: I wish the samosas were bigger…But other than that, it was an extremely satisfying meal, which reminded me how delicious Indian food is. I can’t wait for our next week suite take-out!