Wednesday, April 11, 2012

Not Just Paranthas in Delhi, India

Clockwise from bottom: Aloo Pyaz Parantha, Nihari Ghosht, and Jogiya Tarkari

That photo may look terrible (sorry, it was really dark in there!), but I assure you that it was delicious. This was a chain across the Delhi region that, as the name suggests, specializes in parathas, but also has a number of various other items, be they chaat, kebabs, curries, or biryani.

We opted for a few parathas to go with a couple of curries, all of which were savory and piping hot. I particularly liked something called nihari ghosht, which was a turmeric-based lamb curry that was so thin that I sometimes just spooned it straight into my mouth as if it were a soup (it was so savory that it was like drinking the juice from steamed clams).

Of course, it was meant to go with a flatbread, which they suggested olive kulcha, indeed paired very well. We also got some kullad lassi, which I was told was the proper way of serving this beverage, complete with toppings that one has to scoop out with a spoon. What a good break from all of the kebabs we've been having over the past few days.

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