For lunch we dined next to that famously large pool and enjoyed a selection of Indian and Thai dishes that had been veganised for us.
Our first course was a delicious ‘Papri Chaat’ which was as tasty as it was colourful. Made from soft boiled potato with fresh onion, tomato, corriander and spices that had been heaped on top of fried wheat flour ‘wafers’. It was dressed with a sweet, spicy tamarind sauce and scattered with crispy ‘sev’.
Our main course was an amazing vegan ‘Vegetable Kofta Curry’ which consisted of soft vegetable dumplings cooked in a creamy rich onion sauce. It was definitely one of those dishes that we could have eaten again. The dumplings were packed full of cauliflower, cashews, carrots and green peas before being submerged in a rich spicy onion sauce that had been made creamy with the use of a cashew nut paste. Truly wonderful and a real highlight of our meal.
The Thai dishes we sampled (again 100% vegan and animal free) included pretty handrolls filled with tofu, rice noodles, salad, fresh corriander and chilli with a spicy tamarind-laden dressing and a fresh vegetable and tofu stir-fried dish flavoured with soy, chilli and Thai basil. Both were very tasty.