It was a fantastic surprise to find a small hole-in-the-wall (literally!) place just across our office, a few shops down from the rice mill, bearing the unassuming name of K.P General Shop, which serves a warm, spicy and delicious plate of protein-rich Punjabi-style "dry" kala chana (small black chickpeas) curry. The dish is prepared daily by - who else - Auntie. Mixed with fresh peas and garnished, if you so desire, with a heap of fresh chopped chillies, this is a perfect fast food.
A small plate costs Nu 10, and many patrons opt for two. Tea and coffee are also available. There's a red plastic table and four matching chairs for "al fresco dining", and on sunny days it's an off-the-beaten-track spot where you can increase your vitamin D reserves, listen to the flow of water in the nearby (polluted) stream, and watch the world go by.
|Kala Chana Curry (dry, of course)|