A pilgrimage of sorts….

It’s been a while – sometimes real life gets in the way of blogging… but the good news is that PLENTY of great food has been eaten over the past weeks, including quite alot of eating out.

I don’t tend to go out to restaurants very often these days – over priced, uninspiring vegan options don’t tend to lend to much excitement. However……..

I’ve been meaning to visit¬†PRASHAD¬†for a very long time, and it was worth the wait.

If you’ve not heard of Prashad – they’re a vegetarian Indian restaurant, winner of lots of prizes, and writers of fantastic cook books.

So four of us (one vegan, two veggies and a meat loving omni) piled into the car and headed to sunny Drighlington. In our excitement we were a *little* early, but the friendly staff got us to a table in no time at all.

We had already decided on the vegan set menu, our friends went for the vegetarian one. I had been warned that there was ALOT of food… I didn’t see this as a bad thing!

First up was an “amuse bouche”. Mrs Veganfoodisshit finds the idea of amuse bouches a bit daft, but i’m not one to complain about an extra course, however small.

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A delicious little ball of tastiness on a bed of coriander chutney. The pakora was lightly spiced, the coriander bright and fresh. My bouche was well and truly amused.

A curry night isn’t a curry night without poppadoms and chutney – and this was THE best lime chutney I’ve ever tasted! The poppadoms were amazing too – lightly flavoured with asafoeteda.

Next up was Prashad’s famous chaat and bhajis. I’ve always been quite dubious about chaat – on paper it’s a bit of a mishmash – fried pasta, pastry, potato, chickpeas etc smothered in sauces. In reality it was so good I almost forgot to take a picture!

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The Bhaji were incredible, and came with even more of that stunning coriander chutney.

..and then the main course…

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I’m a big fan of thali – It saves deciding on one thing – just have it all!! And the masala dosa was so tasty I could have cried.

So in short – Prashad was every bit as good as I’d expected…maybe even better.