I can't believe how much I ate today. Let's see my menu de jour:
Breakfast: aloo paratha, dahi, masala chai
I've been craving aloo paratha for breakfast for the last couple of weeks but I always resisted the urge to indulge in such greasy food. With only one week left in my trip, I gave in and had this delicious flat bread stuffed with mashed potato. The paratha was mildly spicy, just enough to kick start my day.
Lunch: flavoured rice, sliced cabbage, dhal, beans stew
It wasn't very memorable but it was nourishing. I needed the energy to get through with the rest of the day.
Dinner: couscous salad, naan, lentils extraordinaire, sweet samosa
I tried out the new restaurant 3rd On 7th today. It has only been open for 2 days but I adore their immaculate open kitchen and the friendliness of the staff. However, most importantly, does the food taste good? I think so. The lentil stew has a good kick of heat that lingered long after the deceivingly mild mouthfuls of lentils are swallowed. I felt so...healthy too. The medley of beans and lentils made for a hearty stew perfect for less than balmy evenings. The naan was okay although I would prefer it to be more fluffy. However, while I was waiting for my order, I was absolutely mesmerized by the deft skill the cook who made naans with a oil-drum-cum-tandoor. The best part of the meal though, was the sweet samosa served with a dip of honey butter. The samosa was bursting with chunky apple filling. Remember those good ol' days when MacDonalds used to serve deep fried apple pies? Yeah, that's what this samosa tasted like. Awesome! I'm thinking of ordering a batch to deliver to the office on my last day here next week.
3rd On 7th
Lane No 7, North Main Road
Koregaon Park, Pune