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Tasty Tales with Tami, Leslie, and Chalise {September}

As one last horrah before Leslie moves to Africa for a year, Leslie, Chalise, and I went to the Puran Indian Restaurant in Bloomington, IL.  Of course, I found this the perfect opportunity for a Tasty Tales post!

I hadn't eaten real Indian food since I was in India about 4 years ago and had been craving it, so I was really excited to check out this place! The atmosphere felt just a bit lacking but the music instantly took me back in my mind.  

The menu has MANY dishes...I felt a bit overwhelmed since I didn't know what 99% of it was, so I just asked my server what he recommended.  With that, Chalise and I both got the Chicken Tikka Masal.  One thing they have that's a great idea is each customer gets to choose how spicy they want their meal! Chalise got Medium heat and I got Mild.  

Plain and Garlic Naan...

Leslie got Spinach and Mushroom something (he took the menu away before I could write it down!)...

Trust me, her meal was A LOT better than it looks!!!
Was it authentic Indian food?  I think the answer is "yes" but I really couldn't say since I don't know Indian food that well, so I'll wait to hear what Jeff and Janet would say, but either way, it was really good!  My meal came to a total of $14.63, so about average cost for a dinner meal.  Overall, we thought it was absolutely delicious and I will most definitely be visiting Puran Indian Restaurant again!!!  Great experience!!!

Leslie and Chalise's A's to my Dinner Date Q's...
What is your favorite word? 

Leslie: Good Nightly!  
Chalise: Seriously

What is your least favorite word? 

Leslie: Moist
Chalise: "Oh, that's so gay"

What turns you on creatively, spiritually or emotionally? 

Leslie: Clear night sky with a lot of stars!
Chalise: Something in nature...a good scenic view

What turns you off creatively, spiritually or emotionally? 

Leslie: Poor lighting/In a person, someone I can't read clearly 
Chalise: Tight spaces/In a person, fakeness

What sound or noise do you love? 

Leslie: Rich harmonies
Chalise:A good beat

What sound or noise do you hate? 

Leslie: Clicking pen
Chalise:Consistent crying of a baby

What is your favorite exclamatory phrase/word? 

Leslie: Good frickin' grief
Chalise: Oh my word

What profession other than your own would you like to attempt? 

Leslie: Actress
Chalise: Florist

What profession would you not like to do? 

Leslie: Nursing or Accounting
Chalise:Something where I'd be stuck in an office.

Finish this sentence, "One thing I know for certain is..." 

Leslie: I am loved. 
Chalise: God is good. 

Happy Weekend!!!


Whitney and Isaac said...

OH MY GOSH I LOOOOVE THAT PLACE!!! Next time you go, try the chili chicken (i don't think it's on the menu but they know what it is). yummm. Actually next time you go, call me!! :-)

smw said...

that looks so yummy. i love indian food. i love naan. and i loved reading the answers from these two. :)

leah said...

yum. that looks very yummy!

and great interviewees!

happy travels leslie!

Ashley Baner said...

I took my kids there for the first time this summer! We liked it but it definitely had different flavors. We got the potato naan and several other dishes that we liked. I would go back for sure! Thanks for sharing!

Daish said...

I loved reading the Q&A part. Makes feel like I know both Leslie and Chalise quite well. I could hear both of them answering the question, and wasn't surprised by any of their answers. Tami, I can't wait to hang out with you on Saturday!!!

heidi said...

Love your dinner date posts. They all sound so good. We might have to do that for Family night sometime.

emilykate said...

I love this! The food looks sooo good and great pictures as usual. So fun to be with you this weekend. I happen to think that you are very cool.

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