Cooking in Karela, India

Since arriving in India almost three months ago, I’ve not been short of food options, and am yet to have a bad meal. From the amazing street food in Rajasthan, to the fine restaurants in Mumbai, authentic cuisine in Kerala or the home cooked meals we’ve enjoyed in Varkala made by our “Indian Mother” Leela, its been a taste explosion. I mentioned before that in the last three months I’ve eaten mostly vegetarian food and some seafood (since being in Kerala) and, despite it being completely different to my normal diet I’ve really enjoyed this way of eating.

Today we decided to learn how to cook some of the dishes that we’ve been eating since we arrived in India. So we did an Indian cooking course where we learnt to make: Dal Fry (lentils), Vegetable Pakora, Lemon Rice, Kerala Style Chicken Curry, Chapati and Lemon Rice.


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About Gareth Pickering

After running my own advertising agency in Johannesburg for 10 years, I decided that I needed to do something else. I sold the business to my partner at the time and left on a 6-month trip to Asia to decide what to do next. That was 4 years ago.

I now travel full time and aim to live as many perfect days as I can.

I set up The Freedom Fighter in 2015 as a travel blog and it has since grown into a community of like-minded people looking to improve how they live and separating their earnings from their time.

Along with a partner, I recently launched an ongoing project called Ignite. Ignite is a 6-month masterclass that helps people set up and launch a business that teaches on the internet.

I am also a partner in another e-learning platform called Keep It On Core. An online tuition service that assists high schools students to improve their Math grades.

I think that the two most important days of a person’s life are the day that they’re born, and the day that they figure out why they were born.

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