Recently we had a great culinary revelation - it's about Indian cuisine. Years back we tried this one Indian restaurant and it just didn't sit well with us. It was a little too spicy and we just didn't like the food. The reason we tried it was inspired by the Food and Flix movie Today's Special, hosted by Deb at Kahakai Kitchen.
Since we have cut back so much on meals featuring meat and eating more vegetarian fare, we decided to try a different restaurant. Are we ever glad we did. Essence of India is located in Tallahassee and it's now one of our favorite restaurants. Here is my plate from last time we had lunch there.
Normally I try and stay away from buffets as there is always the penchant for overeating. In this case it's perfect. So many food items I am unfamiliar with and I can try little bits of each one, learning which are my favorites. And yes, one day I did overeat and paid the penalty!
The owners and waiters are wonderfully friendly and helpful. When I had a question they were great explaining and educating me on the cuisine, the heat and spiciness of certain dishes and the correct pronunciation of the meals. I am a fan.
This has inspired me to check out a few Madhur Jaffrey cookbooks from our library. We'll see if I can duplicate some of our favorites. So, here's the question....anyone out there a fan of Indian foods who can advice me on a few good recipes that aren't uber spicy? I have low tolerance for too much heat so if it's like eating fire ants, I can't manage that. But any advice would be very welcome!