I was actually stood rather enviously in the queue for crepes for my boyfriend when I spied the words ‘gluten free’ on the stall next to me.
Hastily, I trudged over to the Seasonal Samosas stall and the inviting aromas of Indian spices.
The stall was offering a selections of tikkis and pakoras which were gluten free, and I quickly ordered a tikki. I liked the sound of the word – but had absolutely no idea what I was about to eat!
Luckily, the nice man serving me (who I can only assume was co-owner Tom, perhaps?) had some leftover pakora, so he let me have a little bit of that to try to!
Still with no idea what I was eating, I bit into the hot food and found these two fried treats were delicious!
Tasty, but not too spicy, the tikki, made with gram flour, was crunchy on the outside, with a gloriously yellow inside and a mild, spicy flavour.
Turns out from my post-oceanfest research that a tikki is infact, “A Punjabi snack with a spice and seasonal vegetable filing dipped in our gram flour and spice mix and fried.” – add the word ‘delicious’ in there and I would say that pretty much covers it!
The pakora, on the other hand, was equally impressive.
Sliced vegetables sliced, dipped in gram flour and fried – turns out it was totally delicious!
The perfect food for festivals, and what a way to get over all that mud…..
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