Black and white portrait of Marsiti holding a cigarette in her hand in Probolinggo, Java East, Indonesia

Marsiti | Sukapura, Probolinggo, Java East, Indonesia

Me and my new friend Windy Ariestanty, met this lady, named Marsiti, while she was on her way back home after collecting some seeds which would go into her dinner. Windy struck up a conversation and soon, she invited us home for dinner. Once there, Windy got a chance to make a dish called Sambal Landingan with the seeds Marsiti had collected. It turned out to be really good and super spicy! Marsiti also told me that I was the only Indian she had met in real life. Prior to this, she had only seen Indians on televised series of Hindu epics.

Thankful to Wonderful Indonesia and the Indonesian Ministry of Tourism for a great opportunity to see Indonesia.