Cool! I found a supermarket that specialises in Indian foodstuffs nearby! So now I have atta, gram flour, asafoetida (ugh that stuff reeks!) and amchoor. And dried curry leaves, as it seems that fresh one cannot be imported to the Netherlands because of the threat of some infection or other :-(

Oh, and the 5 kilos of atta will probably see me through the next four years :-)

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latif
9 months

*the Indian falafel @Arthur vdH 😆😆😆!!!

latif
9 months

Yes @Arthur vdH, it’s like a kind of falafel.

victoria.darragh
9 months

I love going to the Asian supermarket @Arthur vdH so interesting and sensory overload.. so much cheaper too than buying in the regular supermarkets here in the UK. Still so many of Hari’s recipes to try too. 👍👍😀🤤😋

Arthur vdH
9 months

Sounds interesting, @latif ! Sounds a bit like falafel, doesn’t it? I haven’t tried deep frying much. Maybe I should give it a go again.

latif
9 months

*masala vadai @Arthur vdH. You can find the masala vadai blend ready packed to be used. Just add water to have the right consistency, make balls and then deep fry. You can also
make your own mixture by using your own channa dhal, which you have to soak for two or three hours and then crush into a fine paste. You can add chillies, onions and coriander leaves to the paste. Make a nice tea time snack. Maybe Hari has a recipe for it. Haven’t checked. Just have a try!

latif
9 months

My wife keeps her asafoetida (hing) in the attic. It really stinks, but give a wonderful taste to masala casai, a kind of vegetarian burger, made with channa dhal @Arthur vdH.

Arthur vdH
9 months

I think I’m going to try, @Hari Ghotra . There seems to be a grower where I could get young curry trees. And thanks, @traceyross, I’m sure I’ll enjoy cooking a lot!

traceyross
9 months

Sounds great. Have fun cooking.👌

Hari Ghotra
9 months

Oh how exciting @Arthur vdH - love that you have found a store close by. Yes curry leaves were banned a while ago But you can get them here. Grow your own is the answer. And yes asafoetida stinks 😷

Arthur vdH
9 months

Ooh, I was thinking about the Missi Roti, @traceyross , for starters. And then there’s tons of Hari’s recipes to try.

traceyross
9 months

That’s great you have a supermarket nearby you will be always visiting. I love going and picking up new things. 👌

traceyross
9 months

Nice little haul. What are you going to make @Arthur vdH? 👌