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you are a traveller who craves for Indian food abroad, these cities will
definitely make you feel at home
Talli Joe, London
Nalli Nehari at Talli Joe London
from a land of avid tea drinkers, we Indians love our ‘cutting chai’ from
roadside stalls too, it is astounding to see that a product such as tea could
be considered special and is treated with such reverence in London. Indian
High tea could range from samosa, kachori, dhokla to Bengali sweets on the
various plates of the Afternoon stand. Brick Lane, which is basically just a
lane, a long lane of curry houses, and a lengthy permanent evidence of how
multi-ethnic and distinctive London can get from one boulevard to the
Also prominent is the Sunday market, at the end of
Bacon Street, which attractions mass from all over London and then there is
always Soho for the Dosas and Chaats. Then there are the ever popular
restaurants such as Benares, the much loved Talli Joe and certainly Cinnamon
the Indian influence has added spicy curries and much more to the cuisine here.
Interestingly nearly twenty percent of Durban’s residents are of Indian
descent, and that is visible in the cuisine. On offer are exciting chutneys,
buttermilk, curries and even Rotis.
The preferred local dish is ‘Bunny chow’ essentially
partial loaf of bread scooped out and packed with curry which can be chicken or
mutton and beans for the vegetarians. Indian stalls also govern the Victoria
Street Market in Central Durban with shop owners selling a vast collection of
curry powders; the utmost fascinating names being ‘razor blade’,
‘mother-in-law’ and ‘hellfire’ powder which are surely not for the
city has several Indian speciality restaurants.
Interestingly at a restaurant called
‘Pickle’, celebrity chef Sunil Ghai does Indian dishes with carefully sourced
Irish ingredients; Fancy an Irish lobster or a wild boar curry anyone? Then
there are several offering Just Indian curries and grills and some specialising
in Vegetarian. Indian cab drivers swear by the curries on Mary Street and
believe it or not Dublin has over twenty curry houses in the city. Rasam is
another favourite restaurant for Dubliners.
feel of nostalgia comes over your my senses as you stroll along the jam-packed
street, stopping at stalls in little India. Getting Indian food in this town should
be the least of our worries. A range of Dosa and chapattis, homemade Vadais or
idlis are available, everything from sweat inducing, spicy dishes to sweet condiments
will tempt one’s taste buds. Quell that Indian rumbling tummy by opting for
specialty Biryani, banana leaf rice, fried Mamak noodles and even vegetarian
rice. Leave a bit of room before you finish for some colourful sweets too. You
can even buy churan or eat a meal during your stay at the glitzy Kuala Lumpur.