My dhal was very dry but tasty. The chicken was lovingly raised by a friend and the wine came from family friends of my partner who have vines, olive trees and also grow black chick peas amongst other many old traditional legumes including saffron ! The tomatoes were home grown and bottled by another friend last summer.
I love the fact that I can use local traditional italian country ingredients in indian cookery! For me, that’s a bit special. My number 1 cat wasn’t that impressed 😹