Hey, happy Friday! Today's bento was a chance to sample an interesting Indian entree we found in the freezer section of Spice Depot, a cool Indian grocery in our area. The golden square is a chickpea cake (surti khaman) has a soft, spongy texture and a mild, inviting chickpea flavor sparked with green chilies and spices. Turmeric-yogurt chutney adds an extra savory dimension.
Baby greens, golden tomatoes, purple pepper and zingy peppermint also for lunch. Up top, a layer of dried coconut curls cushion ripe plums...and new carved elephant pal:
Happy and relaxing weekend, all!