Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Kothambir vadi

On the road again, this time to check in on the condo in Pune. First time I've driven on the famed Bombay-Pune expressway (an utter joy. It's obvious that Indians are a bit nervous driving on wide open roads with clearly marked lanes. They keep weaving in and out; it's a deeply ingrained instinct. At speeds of 100kmh+ that can be a bit dangerous ...). The highlight of course is stopping off at Khopoli, at Ramakant's famous stall (now a proper highway rest area), known far and wide for its batata vadas (a sort of potato dumpling) and my favorite, kothambir vadi: fried dumplings filled with coriander leaves in a spicy batter.


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