Thursday, April 5, 2012

A Movie Date and a Vegetarian Dinner

I love watching movies, there's something incredibly fun about sitting in a darkened cinema, being lost into the giant screen in front of you while munching on hot, caramel coated popcorn and sipping on a fizzy Coke.

We dropped Bubs off at Mum-In-Law's place so Hubs and I could watch the Hunger Games at the cinema. I'd read the trilogy last year so couldn't wait to see how it translated onto the big screen and it didn't disappoint at all! Hubs hadn't read the books but he was equally captivated by the plot and the hidden themes behind it.

Dinner was at Woodlands, my favourite Indian vegetarian restaurant. Whoever said that vegetarian food is boring, bland and uninspired surely hasn't stepped into this place before. Before entering, you're greeted with a dazzling array of brightly coloured Indian sweets set up at the door. I've always found the mini apples to be insanely cute!

Our favourites? The chenna bathura is a giant puffed up pancake that looks really dramatic until you jab it with your fork, releasing a hot puff of air inside, it's yummy when served with the accompanying chickpea curry. We also never fail to order samosas, the highlight being the chutney pastes at the side.

The pulao (rice dish) comes in a few varieties but I usually prefer the cashew nut version because of the contrast in textures and the sweet flavour of the cashews. It's served with a small cup of sour, milky yogurt soaked with freshly cut onions. I like mixing this into the rice but Hubs hates the sour taste of this. If you love spicy food and want to try something that isn't easily available at other places, the paneer chilli fry is a must have. Cubes of paneer (Indian cottage cheese) are chopped up and stir fried with chilli and other spices. Gobi 65 is cauliflower florets dipped into the most amazing spice batter before being deep fried. Hey, I never said we were eating health food, just vegetarian food ;)

Prices are ridiculously affordable. We ordered up a storm and the bill doesn't turn out to be more than RM35.

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