IF visits India

Hello, New Delhi πŸ‘‹

The Innovation Factory visited India in late August 2017. The purpose of this trip is pretty much the same with Australia trip which is to find innovation opportunity and do ethnographic design research. We also get to visit our MEYER India team for the first time!

 
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First of all, let me introduce my travel buddy for this trip. His name is Kim from our friendly Global Engineer department.

 

Me and Kim paired up with our colleagues in India to visit families in New Delhi and observe their cooking habits. Below is our lovely hosts we get to taste their home-cooked meals. πŸ˜‹

 
 

Actually, there are a lot to talk about India but what I want to talk about the most is FOOD!!! since food is kinda big thing in India and we get to see plenty of home-cooked.

What I noticed are people cook most of the things from scratch, and their cuisine is different and FULL of spices. Let's get to know more about what they eat!!

 
 Stir-fry cottage cheese with capsicum(they added turmeric powder to spice up the taste that's why it's yellow)

Stir-fry cottage cheese with capsicum(they added turmeric powder to spice up the taste that's why it's yellow)

 Deep fried veggies(cauliflowers, potatoes, onions). All the veggies are cover with grinder chickpea mix with water.

Deep fried veggies(cauliflowers, potatoes, onions). All the veggies are cover with grinder chickpea mix with water.

 The Puri / Poori dough were made from wheat flour. These were prepare for deep-fried.  

The Puri / Poori dough were made from wheat flour. These were prepare for deep-fried.  

 Rajma - popular South Asian vegetarian dish consisting of red kidney beans in a thick gravy with many Indian spices and served with rice.

Rajma - popular South Asian vegetarian dish consisting of red kidney beans in a thick gravy with many Indian spices and served with rice.

 Chila - Indian pancake which usually served for breakfast. The batter was made from moong dal and this one stuffed with cottage cheese.

Chila - Indian pancake which usually served for breakfast. The batter was made from moong dal and this one stuffed with cottage cheese.

 Masala papad - Indian snacks/starter.

Masala papad - Indian snacks/starter.

 Garlic and butter Naan which is my NO.1 favorite dish out of all Indian cuisine I've tried  πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

Garlic and butter Naan which is my NO.1 favorite dish out of all Indian cuisine I've tried πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–

 Rasgulla - sweet cottage cheese dumplings in sugar syrup.

Rasgulla - sweet cottage cheese dumplings in sugar syrup.

 Not sure what is this one call exactly but it's a kind of dessert made from pistachios stuffed with some kind of refreshments and covered with vark which is edible silver.

Not sure what is this one call exactly but it's a kind of dessert made from pistachios stuffed with some kind of refreshments and covered with vark which is edible silver.

 Top left : Brown gulab jamun - sweet cottage cheese dumplings dipped in sugar syrup  Top right : Moong Dal Halwa - a rich, creamy and pudding-like dessert. Made with split yellow moong dal.  Bottom left : Mal Poha - a traditional north indian sweet of soft, fluffy and yet crisp pancakes coated with sugar syrup and served with sweet condensed milk.  Bottom right : Gulab jamun - sweet cottage cheese dumplings dipped in sugar syrup which is sweeter than Rasgulla.

Top left : Brown gulab jamun - sweet cottage cheese dumplings dipped in sugar syrup

Top right : Moong Dal Halwa - a rich, creamy and pudding-like dessert. Made with split yellow moong dal.

Bottom left : Mal Poha - a traditional north indian sweet of soft, fluffy and yet crisp pancakes coated with sugar syrup and served with sweet condensed milk.

Bottom right : Gulab jamun - sweet cottage cheese dumplings dipped in sugar syrup which is sweeter than Rasgulla.

 Welcome snacks - this will be serve for guests. Every house will serve different things depending on what they have but mostly are cookies, crispy snacks, and nuts.

Welcome snacks - this will be serve for guests. Every house will serve different things depending on what they have but mostly are cookies, crispy snacks, and nuts.

 Chapati with stir-fry cottage cheese with capsicum & stir-fry potato with spices.

Chapati with stir-fry cottage cheese with capsicum & stir-fry potato with spices.

 This is how they made chapati - put it directly on stove to finish it off.

This is how they made chapati - put it directly on stove to finish it off.

 Puri / Poori - deep fried Indian bread usually served with a savory curry. 

Puri / Poori - deep fried Indian bread usually served with a savory curry. 

 Bhature chole - a dish from the Punjabi cuisine, is a combination of chana masala(chickpea) and bhatura(fried flatbread).

Bhature chole - a dish from the Punjabi cuisine, is a combination of chana masala(chickpea) and bhatura(fried flatbread).

 Aloo Paratha - flatbread stuffed with potatoes(stuffed potatoes were made from potatoes, onions, coriander, and spices). The best way to eat this is with ghee!

Aloo Paratha - flatbread stuffed with potatoes(stuffed potatoes were made from potatoes, onions, coriander, and spices). The best way to eat this is with ghee!

 Chicken tikka - tasty grilled chicken  πŸ’–

Chicken tikka - tasty grilled chicken πŸ’–

 Vegetarian Thai curry with side dish - Dal Makhani made from lentils cooked in loads and loads of butter.

Vegetarian Thai curry with side dish - Dal Makhani made from lentils cooked in loads and loads of butter.

 Lassi - milk savory / sweet butter milk.

Lassi - milk savory / sweet butter milk.

 Masala chai - flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices, and herbs. It tastes better when it's really hot.

Masala chai - flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic Indian spices, and herbs. It tastes better when it's really hot.

 Fennel candies - flavorful multi-colored after-dinner sweets served at an Indian restaurant. This made with fennel seeds, menthol and a sweet candy coating.

Fennel candies - flavorful multi-colored after-dinner sweets served at an Indian restaurant. This made with fennel seeds, menthol and a sweet candy coating.

 Mukhwas - a colorful Indian after-meal snack or digestive aid widely used as a mouth freshener, especially after meals. It can be made of various seeds and nuts, but often found with fennel seeds, anise seeds, coconut, and sesame seeds.

Mukhwas - a colorful Indian after-meal snack or digestive aid widely used as a mouth freshener, especially after meals. It can be made of various seeds and nuts, but often found with fennel seeds, anise seeds, coconut, and sesame seeds.

 

From this India visits I noticed is that Indian people don't eat a lot of sweet food which mean they don't add sugar in their dishes but they do eat really really SWEET desserts. The desserts above are what we get to try which some of them I really like and some are just too sweet for me.

Hope you guys enjoy my Indian cuisine journey and if you are the hosts we get to visit - Hello thereπŸ‘‹ and thank you.

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Written by Parn