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Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Passage to India Bento


I was craving a dose of spice, color and Indian radiance amid today's gray December skies. This bento was my escape to a sunny land! It features a naan elephant surrounded by an assortment of Indian treats: tandoori chicken, palak paneer with spinach and fresh green herbs, a naan "paisley" with melted butter and cilantro, yellow peppers and asparagus, a solitary pakora with yogurt, ginger mango chutney, kiwi slices, papaya and a skewer of colorful Indian sweets!


And for just fun, flora and fauna in the colors of a sunny place:

10 comments:

sherimiya said...

That's a cool box too.. soo pretty!

sherimiya said...

tee hee, the word verification on my comment was "curriesh" :)

Lia Chen said...

Your bento really describes India in one box ... Those sweets are pretty and very interesting too. What is the pink one?

bentobird said...

Hi Sheri! Thank you for stopping by--love your visits-- and for sharing your nice comment! And that word verification tidbit is just excellent!

bentobird said...

Thanks so much, Lia! I'm just learning about universe of Indian sweets...I believe these pink ones are Bengali style and were made with milk and sugar--very rich!

Lil'chan said...

you really caught an Indian feeling ;) Great. And your elephant is so cute <3

bentobird said...

Hi Lil'chan! Thank you--glad you enjoyed exotic array in this bento! Wondering if its cold and snowy where you are...

tatabonita said...

I always love the idea of putting various and different "world cuisine" into bento box. Sometimes I feel that making bento is like doing a "Japanese-zation" in our food. Yours inspires me to make an Indonesian bento with Indonesian food that I love so much *my genuine food* hehehe. Thanks for sharing this great idea! :D

Amaaris said...

Ah that looks like it has come out of some Bollywood Movie. I have a feeling the food will start to sing and dance right now :P

bentobird said...

Hi Amaaris,
Haha! Cute comment--thanks for the giggle :)