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The aromas of cooking infiltrate every corner of the small apartment. Aracely Rojas carries plate after plate to the kitchen table: pozole with hominy, tamales, garlic prawns, lamb barbacoa, ceviche Veracruz, Yucatan pork with plantains. Her guest, Prasad Chirnomula, is dazzled: “I love your food,” he declares. She sparkles.
It’s an unlikely scene on this December night in 2010: a Mexican home cook making dinner for an Indian chef in a small apartment in New Haven, Connecticut. But this meal is more than a dinner party; it’s a job interview, and the continuation of a deeply rooted tradition for Chef Chirnomula: celebrating the work of exceptional home cooks in his professional kitchen.
Thali Too - New Haven
Thali - New Haven
by Stephanie Lyness
A Tasty Education in Indian Cuisine
THALI is an innovative new restaurant in New Haven whose chef, Prasad Chirnomula, is determined to change the way we think about Indian food. Dishes come from all over India. They are unusual, exciting, and so varied that I am never bored with eating there.
And that brings me to what I love best about Thali: It is a terrific introduction to Indian food. The use of spices — ground or whole, combined into a paste, added early or late in the cooking process — is at the heart of Indian cooking. Each region has its own distinct spice palette. Eating at Thali is like taking a crash course in the diversity of Indian cuisines , and it is tremendous fun.
Thali - New Haven
by Jason Guss
April 23, 2009
Thali curries favor, flavor, and Savor in New Haven I awoke Sunday morning at noon yearning for something more than the cuisine of my residential college’s dining hall. It was not that the only available Tabasco flavor was “Smoked,” nor was it that the A-1 sauce had not been replaced all semester. Rather, I desired something beyond fake eggs and French toast renamed and reformulated as bread pudding. I suppose I longed for a brunch of a different caliber, if you will.