Udaipur 2: Learning how make the perfect curry

During our second day in Udaipur we took a five hour cooking lesson. Starting with vegetable and sweet pakoda, we went through a full course meal: tomato and eggplant curry, rice biryani, raita, chapati, halva, and the perfect cup of chai. Prepare to taste our version of it in Vienna. However there are a few key ingredients that we might have to scour the city for, including gur (pure cane sugar) and black cardamom.

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all the necessary spices

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‘hot chaiiiiiiii!’
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always with a little more ginger

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grego writes (in a vain attempt to keep up with our lightning fast teacher) and vivi snaps away

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beginning the base of all curries

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hot oil and onions, garlic, gingerimg_1085.jpg

add the spices (its a secret)

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add the veggies, a sweet little eggplant

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black cardamom

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vivi wants to join in, the teacher always skeptical of our clumsy hands

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a little ghee never hurt anybody

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halva!

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rolling chapati

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it’s not easy

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the chapati puffs up over the flame and is then spread with gheeimg_1127.jpg

meal served

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graduation day

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grego has never been this tall in his life

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