Saturday, January 07, 2006

Aloo Aloo Aloo

I spent a rare day code wrangling yesterday; something I don't get to as often as I would like. It is easy to forget how compelling programming is once you get the bit between your teeth. Time flew and I ended up working so late that I decided to pick up a take away on the way home.

As I'd blogged about it recently I picked up a vindaloo rather than my traditional dhansak for the first time in years.

When I tasted the potato in it, I remembered something that I'd read in Wikipedia:

Restaurants often serve this dish with chicken or lamb sometimes mixed with potatoes. Traditional vindaloos do not include potatoes, the discrepancy arising because the word 'aloo' meaning garlic (presumably derived from the Portuguese word 'alho') is mistranslated as 'potato' as it is in Hindi.

Isn't that great?

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