After a long road trip from Delhi, spending all day gape-mouthed at the sight of the breathtaking Taj Mahal, and driving back in the blinding January fog that is classic of northern India that time of year, the crew and I were ravenous. Unwilling to travel any further than our hotel once we arrived safely, we sauntered into the restaurant only to find ourselves in thali paradise. Thali is best described as your own tableside Indian buffet. Our eyes were bigger than our stomachs for we all ordered our own plates and had enough left over to feed the Mughal emperor's army. Just like the rest of India, the colors of the food made it look almost too good to eat. That thought lingered no longer than a few seconds before we stuffed ourselves silly.