As soon as the lid is released the smell immediately warms the soul. The combination of spices is intoxicating, but in a beautiful way. I've never been to India perhaps someday I will go.
I've been thinking about Mexican food the last few days since we watched a documentary. It made me want to be in Mexico so badly. The ocean, salty air, poolside, and the flavors. Of course the people become family and it's always so hard to say goodbye..
I then looked up where I keep my Dhaba. It's been a while since I've opened it. The smell literally warmed my soul. The warmth that came when I peeled back the lid gave me a sensation in my body. I know that sounds weird but it really did.
I'm thinking hot coals, grilled flatbread, fire crackling with big pots slow cooking over the flames. A no hurry kind of night on the deck at dusk.
Oh dhaba what should I cook with you?