IN North India food usually consists of:
- Roti is the traditional Indian bread, normally eaten with curries or cooked vegetables. It is made most often from wheat flour, cooked on a flat or slightly concave iron griddle called a tawa. It is similar to a tortilla in appearance.
- Sabji: Sabji or Sabzi refers to a spicy vegetable dish.
- Raita: It usually consists of thick yogurt that’s been drained and then mixed with seeded cucumber and a spice mixture.
- Papad: It is typically made from lentil or rice flour. The dough is shaped into a thin, round flat bread and then dried (traditionally in the sun) and can be cooked by deep-frying or roasting over an open flame.
- Dal:Indian term for all varieties of dried beans, split peas, and lentils. Most meals have a dal curry as an accompaniment with the main dish.
Please Note: Most shops stock bread (made of refined flour or wheat flour), biscuits, instant soup packets, noodles and potato wafers. Kumar Stores on Nashville Road in the center of town has everything you could possibly want or need (including imported shampoos and cosmetics, sunscreen, chocolates, Diet Coke, cheddar cheese, olive oil and Tofu. If you don’t see it, ask. Mr. Kumar is always willing and eager to help and if he doesn’t have it, he will know an acceptable substitute.