Sunday, February 20, 2011

More Thali

The saga of Friday continues...

We were a bit hungry after climbing up and down the stairs at Melukote. Our driver was taking us to the next stop (some more temples) and found this random "restaurant" (the sign outside side "Mess Hall" - note to self - take pictures of signs as references!) along the way.


Traditional thali is served on banana leaves.


You sit on long skinny tables so the server can come by and put the food on the leaf. Pictured from right is Maria from Austria, Megan from Colorado, me (excuse my funny expression, I think I was in mid-sentence or something) and Kjirsten from Chicago.


Food


And more food. You transfer the rice onto the banana leaf and mix it with the dal, curry and chutney and then eat with your fingers. Delicious!

8 comments:

laura said...

MMMMMM! I love eating with my fingers. It's something I used to do growing up in the Philippines. Food just tastes so good when you get up close and personal with it! Are those leaves sewn together?

Rebecca said...

That looks good. I want to go to India some day.

Cosmic said...

Beautiful picture of you all enjoying the best(no contest there:) cuisine on Earth(I, too enjoy eating the traditional way esp in India, taste's soo much better for sure:)!

Lisa - respect the shoes said...

One of things I always have to remind myself of in the middle east and parts of asia is that I can't reach for food stuff with my left hand! Which is especially hard for me because I'm a dominant leftie!

The rice look delish, it is so great to know you are having a great time in India!

Ena said...

The food looks delicious and I love the way it's served on the big leaves. Such beautiful pictures, you all look relaxing :)

*Ena*

Megan Mae said...

Mmm the food looks delicious. I haven't had any good Indian food since I was a little kid.

Fashion Therapist said...

YUM! It looks like you're having such a great time. Good thing I just had dinner or else I would have been craving what your eating. :)

Melissa said...

You eat with your fingers?! That sounds SO fun!!! I totally want to do an India night with friends sometime and have dinner just like this. You look like you're having such a wonderful time and meeting great new people!

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