- FOOD IS SACRED IN INDIA
You will get to know spices intimately, walking smack into the heart of Old Delhi’s spice market — a small area off the beaten track with burlap sacks full of brilliant whole turmeric, whole red peppers, black peppercorns, cardamon, ginger, star anise, and more, loaded up on carts, on the backs of men, to be carried in various directions. It’s a hot bed of history and surely we are visiting a kind of mecca for cooks. But like Vishnu in the tapestry, the cooks are no where to be seen. Pots and pans fill the alleyways, along with sacks of grains and pulses, and exotica that breeds curiosity and intrigue. I guarantee an “aha, where am I ” moment, wondering how you stepped foot into this experience.
Chai wallahs line the streets, pouring their pots of chai masala. Each tea vendor has their personal masala spice blend steeped in black tea, milk and sugar from one pot to another to aerate the spicy brew for the tea boys to deliver to the local shopkeepers.
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