I had another really satisfying vegetarian Gujarati lunch at Kusum Foods today. Order the daily Thali ($7.49, tax inclusive) and they serve you whatever they have prepared that day. Your only choice is between khichdi (rice and yellow lentil pilaf) with warm yogurt curry or white rice with dal.
Today we had, starting at 1 o’clock, potatoes and lentils in a tomato gravy; squares of steamed gram (chickpea) flour cake with blanched jalapeño; a cardamom-scented dessert that looks like corn O’Brien; mini pappads; mango pickle; julienned okra and potato with tiny dots of black ajowan seeds that pop with the flavor of thyme; stewed chickpeas in spicy gravy; warm yogurt curry that was to be spooned over the khichdi in the center. We also each got four buttery roti breads. This is my idea of a carb feast.
I like this little Decatur spot more with each visit.