I watched the first episode of Aarti Party today. In two words I would describe the show as “British Indian.” British Indian food is not authentic Indian food but rather a Westernized version of it. When Aarti mentions chicken tikka masala those were the first two words that came to my mind. The British are also responsible for “curry powder,” a spice blend created by them so they could easily cook “Indian dishes.”
I wouldn’t mind trying the Sloppy Bombay Joes. I think beef works much better than turkey though. The Massaged Kale Salad is in no way Indian to me. It doesn’t even come close. When Aarti makes Creamy Pistachio Pops she compares them to kulfi. I would follow the recipe by omitting the non-authentic and British Early Grey and making an authentic kulfi.
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