As mentioned in the first post of this Varanasi series, one of the things that made this trip so different for me was that I didn’t have to be as careful as I usually am when traveling with the children (and my extremely hygiene-conscious husband.) I won’t say I didn’t experience some trepidation as I sampled some of the Indian staples sold in the street, because I did. But oh well !
Our breakfast, each morning, was lassi, which is a yogurt based drink. One on the first day, two on the following, because it was so incredibly yummy. Eating it out of the little clay pots is not easy, but it’s part of the fun.
Of course, I then realized that the clay pots cannot be recycled, which is why you see piles of broken earthware in so many places. Better than plastic, I suppose.
Another new experience was eating Chaat. I’d had some here in Hyderabad, before, but in a mall. Now, I realize that the dish on the picture may not look like much, but trust me : it was absolutely delicious, and for someone who’s been living in Andhra Pradesh, known to have one of the hottest food in India, pleasantly mild !