It has been a treat being back in Delhi and hanging out with Meeta, Digraj and their lovely daughter Aashni. Yesterday they took us to a chaat place for lunch, where we sampled papri chaat, aloo tikki, chole batura, pakora, gol gappa and finished off with a little dessert of ras malai and kulfi. It was all a bit heavy, but very tasty and I enjoyed my food coma afterwards as we made our way to Dilli Haat for a little browsing in the very nice weather.
Ken and I wanted to thank our hosts for their hospitality, so for dinner we took them to a place I had taken my parents many years ago (on their two day stopover in Delhi), and one that Nik had reminded me of a couple of weeks ago, Bukhara. Although a bit tourist heavy, this place serves some of the tastiest meat I have ever had in my life. In particular, a dish called raan which is a roast leg of mutton. They also have fantastic (and famous) slow cooked black dal (named appropriately enough “Dal Bukhara”), and I also sampled some chicken and fish dishes that were delicious.
Feeling happy if a bit bloated, we returned home to pass out shortly afterwards.