Anne Marthe reports: I have been in Bangalore, India for 2 weeks now, and I am slowly adopting the Indian culture, from traffic to food habits (still not used to eating rice for breakfast). I love the food! All the spices are so different from the blend Norwegian food. I must admit that I miss beef and brown bread! In India I eat street food, most of the time fried rice and noodles, and I haven’t experienced any problems! I have not been sick yet (touch wood). The street food is so genuine, cheap and good. The best part is that the money I spend goes straight to the locals who sell the food.
MY FAVORITE FRUIT STALL
I have also been invited for dinner at my boss place (Sandeep Sinha at The Blue Yonder) a few times, together with his nice family. This is a proper taste of real homemade Indian cuisine. They eat a lot of rice, potatoes, peas and beans, bread, vegetables blended with lots and lots of good spices! Yammi! A typical recipe is:
Lobia (Black eyed beans): A basic recipe, easy and nutritious meal to make, very delicious and protein rich:
LOBIA (BLACK EYED BEANS)
The public transport is also actually great. The bus to the city center goes rapidly, and you feel safe. A strange (but maybe good) thing is that all the women are sitting in the front, and all the men in the back. First I sat in the back with all the men, before the bus driver said that all women are in the front! …lesson learned!
The fact that the Indian do not drink much coffee, only chai tea was in the beginning really hard for a coffee lover from Norway! Now, I have learned to love chai tea…but I must admit when I see a coffee shop I have to buy a proper good coffee!
WATCH OUT - A COW IN THE STREET...
I will be going to Kerala very soon which I am really excited about it! It will be fun to see a different area of India.
Written by Anne Marthe Johansen