Food is one of the reasons that keeps everyone pedaling, and for good reason. Here Richard and Colleen arrive at campsite at the end of a long day. An afternoon snack of freshly cooked chilli bites and tea await them, soon to be followed by a dinner that is impossible to beat at this altitude or any other for that matter.
For all 8 nights of camping, our fantastic cook Sundar managed to whip up no less than seven dishes every night. Not once was any of them repeated. My favourite was the Indian; Matter paneer, makni dal; paneer tikka masala as seen above
Spoiled for choice. I could never decide what it was I wanted on my plate. Here I have taken a brinjal curry, palak paneer (spinach and cheese), matter paneer (pea & cheese) and aloo jeera (cumin potatoes) with chapatis and rice. Still another 3 choices to go, inevitably I would eat all seven!
Then there was Race Food. Wedgewood, our famous nougat family run business in Howick kindly supplied us with heaps of Race Food for those moments when Sundar wasn't around to ply us with his amazing meals. Race Food did the trick - simple and delicious stuff www.wedgewoodnougat.co.za/
That's vege fried rice, vege burgers, vege fried rice, chinese pepper & brinjal, roast potatoes and sweet and sour vege. The meat-eaters all confessed that if they could eat like this every night being vegetarian wouldn't be a problem!
Sundar, the 'Jamie Oliver' of the Himalayas. Now, this would be a cooking channel series that would be hard to beat: 'Cooking at no less than 3000m!'