My EFLI tailgating quandry

Wednesday, June 06, 2012
Tasty Bite to the rescue

With the first game of the Elite Football League of India (EFLI) set to kick-off on July 15th I realized I had a problem -- what food to serve at my tailgate party?

I figure that bratwurst, Buffalo chicken wings and the usual American tailgating fare don't quite fit with the Indian league. What to do? Being an extremely early American fan of the league, I decided that I can pretty much make up whatever tailgaiting traditions I want to.

With that in mind, I decide the EFLI tailgating snacks should be Indian food, or at least a reasonable facsimile of Indian food, so I tired Googling for food served at Indian cricket matches. Well, to make a long story short, not surprisingly that search didn't yield any results.

I then tried watching YouTube Indian cooking videos to get some recipes, but, while they were interesting, they were also far more involved then I cared to get into and besides I probably wouldn't be able to find all of the ingredients I needed anyway.

It seemed I was foiled, but never let it be said that I'm a quitter. It dawned on me that I have seen packaged Indian foods in the grocery store. A quick Google search led me to the Tasty Bite website. They specialize in Indian and Pan-Asian cuisine, which is just what I was looking for.

Even better, they have a recipe section and a look through their appetizer and sandwich recipes showed them to be fairly easy to make. So, I've ordered some of their packages and plan on making a sample or two which I will talk about in further posts. 

Stay tuned, and feel free to submit your own EFLI tailgate recipes if'n you have any.


IceHole in Charge said...

This is custom made for our tailgating!!

Anonymous said...

I think you designed this for me!