India, is one of those truly magical places that holds a special place in my heart, though I haven't been lucky enough to travel there yet. I only 'think' I know what India is about. I am increasingly captivated by its beauty, architecture, food, textiles and of course its people. The Taj Mahal is truly one of the worlds greatest wonders.
Food from the country, certainly has left me satiated many, many times over. I am a curry devotee. The crave the scent of curry leaves, Aloo Gobi (potatoes and cauliflower) with tumeric, cumin and coriander are a staple at my dinner table, as is glossy 'Butter Chicken' a tomatoey rich sauce infused with ghee. Paratha becomes the vessel that gets it all to my lips, all followed with a delicious moan full of delight. Or my second favorite, 'Chicken Korma', with its garlicy ginger paste, saffron, coconut and garam masala and chile powders. are you hungry yet?
Many years ago, I purchased my first sari for a friends wedding. Some years later another. Besides being so comfortable, I notice I stand taller when wearing them. I cannot help feeling like Indian royalty, with its fine silk and spun silver threads. OF course, I also put on as many bracelets as will fit on my arms. I recently learned a Mendhi trick, that the key to keeping it longer if hovering your hands over cloves roasting in a skillet. Have to try that next time.
Another funny thing about me is... I love Bollywood movies! I adore the dancing and cannot remain still during the elaborate dance moves. They are just too much fun!I definitely would love to dance, in a place like this one...