Come to the Bay Area...where to you left, right and not more than 1/2 a mile, there will be an indian restaurant. (Just in my vicinity there is 3 indian restaurants). But its all about the moms food, where I can get a idli and sambhar for free than paying 5.00.Want....that.....in.....my.....life.............badly.....
Real quick question: what's with the metal serving trays that Indians love to use, like in the photos above? And the metal cups?
Aww too late , but yes he is correct. When we serve to others we usually just have 1 flat round plate with idlis and vadas and stuff, and chutney and sambar are served either in cups (for non-indians) or straight on the plate for our indian guests.In most indian homes the multi compartment plates are usually useful with kids (I used to eat out of one when I was 4). The metal plates and cups are easier to clean than plastic and they are cheaper and more durable than using ceramic and plastic plates.
Technically the true way to eat south indian food is not on a plate; but on a banana leaf!
Er, I agree if you are stuck for time try this stuff if you can. BTW Paste is much better than dry powder.k, so speaking as an Indian who does use curry powder:
It's all about how much free time you have to put into cooking. In a pinch, stuff like the above ^ works pretty well.
Bit of a bump here, but Dosa in SF is damn good. Chaat cafe, Taste of the Himalayas, and Viceroy's (all at Berkeley) are all damn good.Oh Chvvkumar, you moved to the states. Cool.
Shame the Indian we get here is so lame, yaar.