I have not yet visited India, but I have eaten in many Indian restaurants and was lucky to spend my high school years running track and cross country with friends whose parents were from India and spoiled us with multi course homemade meals.
Aside from those incredible at home meals, the best Indian food I have ever eaten is at Kashmir in Galway, Ireland. When I was a student studying in Galway, they offered a daily buffet lunch for about 6 pounds, which for my roommates and I who were broke, vegetarian foodies, was miraculous!
When the hubs and I started dating, and we returned to Galway together, I was so happy to see that Kashmir was not only still open, but moved to a bigger location right on the water. Over the years, we have always made it a point to visit Kashmir on each trip to Ireland. We even ate here after we got engaged
On this past trip to Galway, we ate at Kashmir twice, once for a family dinner after my 13 mile run and once for a Sunday buffet lunch. Both times were amazing and left me wanting more. There is nothing better than spicy, filling, satisfying Indian food after a long run on a cold and blustery Irish winter day!
We always start with poppadums served with yogurt raita, mango chutney, and those spicy, pickled onions that I am addicted to.
Blurry, yet delicious and extra spicy Vegetable Boona with coriander, cloves, cumin seeds, bay leaves, garlic and ginger. This dish was a flavorful dinner and delightfully filling paired with naan bread.
The Sunday buffet offers a fairly large variety of both vegetarian and meat options including Dal Makhni, Vegetable Balti, Chicken Tikka Masala, Basmati rice, and Kheer, that creamy coconut rice pudding that I always seem to find room for.
Now that I am writing this, I have a major craving for Indian food! We may have to work a lunch buffet into our weekend plans
Do you like Indian food? What is your favorite dish? Restaurant? Or do you make it at home?