An Indian Feast Is Waiting for You, Hidden Inside a Dallas-Area Texaco
The heat rises like someone wheeling up the knob on an old stereo. It starts relatively easygoing—like the namesake combo (the number-five Kerala Meal) with tender bits of chicken in a winter coat of rust-colored spices—but the synesthesia effect of sound from chile peppers emanates. It positively swells. The heat presented itself in a specific location between my ears, a growing loudness like those old THX surround-sound commercials. The audience is listening, and it should be, at this tiny but powerful Indian kitchen in the corner of a gas station in Carrollton. Raita cools the flames crawling up the side of my face. The yogurt dip is silky, full of garlic and crunch. Tearing parotta flatbread into ribbons, each tug yielding a flaky shell with a…View Original Post
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