I’m perched on my bed, staring at a blinking cursor and a blank word document. A passion project with a finite word count stares back at me…whittling down my favourite regional Indian dishes is impossibly daunting when blindsided by overwhelming options. Pav bhaji, chilli idli, chicken 65, dhokla, prawn malai, medu vada, samosa chaat, bhel puri, kosha mangsho, shami kebab… The list goes on, but I must not.
So I have done what any semi-reasonable, self-deprecating, enthusiasm-curbing human would and resorted to the WFF (warm fuzzy feeling) factor. You know, that feeling of a fully charged phone or an empty Central line tube or even closure after your 10th drunken text? Yup, that.
I have taken this broad-brush approach to narrow down the dishes that give me an immeasurable dose of that WFF. Thus, here we are with my tiny little guide to some of my (and the Motherland’s) most-loved dishes and where to hunt them down in London town.