Sunday, November 13, 2005
Breakfast at Bombay Woodlands
I finally tried rice idli for breakfast today, and I'm glad I did. These are soft little rice cakes steamed to fluffiness, to be consumed with an accompaniment of chutneys. They tasted just like they look and sound: delicate and light, and - with Bombay Woodlands at least - an amazing set of chutneys to go perfectly with them (especially the mindblowing little orange-colored chili-based one at the top).
From there, I moved on to try the samosa chaat, which was mashed samosa pastries covered in garbanzo beans, onions, tamarind, and other spices. This was effectively the same thing as the paneer chaat, but with mashed samosas instead of paneer. As a result, I still liked the spiciness, but eventually the excess of garbanzo beans got to me, and I really didn't want to eat any more. I had to force myself to stop and ask to take the rest home. (It's a good thing that I didn't try to order the pani puri again today too.)
Well, I'm definitely coming back here again for idli, but I think I've had enough of the relatively heavier samosa chaat and paneer chaat.
Digested at 10:53 AM
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