This is part of a continuing series on food in NID. Here’s Part 1: Mess food and Part 2: Jamalpur. So, to begin where we left off –
When the mess food would grow increasingly poisonous, we would escape to another favorite place: La Bella.
This humble place in Khanpur Lal Darwaza was (is? let me know) a haven which cured many an appetite tired of the tasteless campus food.
It was popular with students of all sorts, and we would often meet friends who had escaped with the same idea.
La Bella is run by Aunty, an old Goan lady and Anna, her helper. With no other help, and in this dim little kitchen, she would prepare the mouthwatering food that some of us truly dreamed about.
Our favorite dishes were mutton dry chilli fry, mutton masala, chicken masala, pork vindaloo, mutton cutlets and the delish fruit salad.