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Chickpeas, Lentils, and Rice October 4, 2008

Posted by KG in India, Travels.
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There’s not much to see in the stretch of Gujarat from Bharuch to Navsari, at least for a tourist. That’s why my work trip there was all the more interesting — it was my chance to see a new part of India, one that’s off the beaten track.

I ended up at visiting a tiny village two hours from the nearest city, touring a rice mill that processed a couple of tons of rice a week, and walking on a beach a few kilometers north of Dandi.

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Not pictured: Gujarati thali. Total amount of daal, vegetable curry, chhole, dhokla, and chapati consumed? Certainly more than I’ve had over any previous 40 hour stretch, and mostly delicious.

So that’s one more state of India down, and I’m a bit sad that the majority of the trip was spent on work, in a town a bit less than attractive. But Gujarat’s not far, and once I’ve knocked a bit more off of the old “Things to See in India” list, maybe we’ll head back.

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