On our way to Tennessee for the Christmas holiday, we stop in Asheville to meet up with friends and my brother. This year, we met up at Chai Pani in Asheville, NC. This place was amazing! They offer innovative & affordable Indian street food.
I enjoyed a Mumbai Monsoon (Tamarind, fresh lime, muddled mint, simple syrup, ozeki dry sake, soda) and was able to share with my table a thalis (a traditional meal featuring a daily selection of regional dishes that highlight India's culinary diversity. Served with fragrant basmati rice, daal, raita, roti, kachumber, papadum & dessert) as well as okra fries, goat bbq (yes, goat bbq!) and some Bombay Chili Cheese Fries. I don't always get things like chili cheese fries, but these were made with homemade fries, paneer, ground turkey, and amazing spices. They not only offer tasty/healthy food, but there are vegan/gluten free choices as well.
We enjoyed a wonderful meal that reminded me of one of my favorite things to make, Lentil & Rice Dosas. These are incredibly affordable to prepare, full of protein, tasty & easy to make. While this recipe takes many hours, most of the time is inactive soaking time. These are a great snack or portion of a meal.