Walking through the streets of any town in India, our noses were bombarded by a glorious onslaught of smells coming out of restaurants and homes along the way. Indian food is some of the most flavorful in the world, filled with tasty spices native to the sub-continent, so we spent our time discovering the explosions of flavor from cardamon, cumin, turmeric, coriander and cinnamon. Little spice shops on the side of the road sell heaps of spices, and we definitely wanted to visit spice farms in Goa. We didn’t get to do it this time around, but there are really countless spice farms to visit to go see how these tasty ingredients grow.
Indian food is not as spicy as we had thought, at least not in terms of burn-your-tongue spicy. Although we missed the burn, every time we tried a new dish, our mouths filled up with such an amazing variety of flavors, leaving us ooh-ing and aah-ing and smiling and trying to guess the recipe.
What’s your favorite Indian dish?