Recently, I had an amazing Breakfast in East Delhi, comprising a plate of Punjabi Poori Chhole followed by Chhole Bhature, a Thali of Naan with Shahi Paneer and Dal Makhani and then some great Dahi Bhalla. All these came as a pleasant surprise to me for East Delhi, for some strange reason, has always been under hyped for food.
So, it was a variety of Poha and Jalebi, Sindhi Dal Pakwaan, Gujarati Fafda and Kadhi besides others in breakfast. A lunch of Rajasthani Thali or an ala carte order of Lehsuni Palak and Khichri. And then some Hot Dog, Khopra Pattice and Batla Kachori during evening stroll. All this followed by some Coconut Crush, Garadu, Bhutte Ki Khees, Fruit Shots and what not, including a flying Dahi Bada in Sarafa. Is this mind boggling ? Well, all this was over about 36 hours in Indore.
A short video on this place- Tenali The Andhra Kitchen, got me interested to go and try the food there. I landed there for lunch on the 31st, just in time before the year ended. What followed was a wonderful encounter with a riot of colours, myriad flavours, temperatures and textures.