True Love

I have never understood how a foodie is described socially. I love trying out different things, but sadly I have a small stomach. So I can eat a lot of different things, but not a lot in quantity. My gastronomic journey in Bangalore has been disappointing to say the least. One of my favorite things…

The Magic of Street Food

One of the very nicest things about life is the way we must regularly stop whatever it is we are doing and devote our attention to eating. ~ Luciano Pavarotti “We should look for someone to eat and drink with before looking for something to eat and drink.” ~ Epicurus

Chaating Time

I am a huge chaat lover, but anything with curd is not something I prefer. Sev Puri in Pune, as I discovered, is not served on flat puris like in Bombay; it’s more like dahi puri sans the sweetened curd. So in a way, this lovely piece of work from Shilpa (AKA Suenosouvenir) is a…

When Water is Thicker Than Blood

I’ve written about these often on my blog. My true love and king of chaat will always be the humble pani puri. So pure is my love for this chaat that it is immortalized outside my fridge as a magnet. Just looking at the door reminds me of grabbing a plate. Alas, Bombay is too…

Come Eat With Me

I am a really poor eater, my mother will happily tell you unhappy tales of my love for small quantities of food. But lately, I have rekindled my love for food from home, keepsakes and crafts (that got lost as life happened, a little too much, I guess). This picture is yet another attempt of…

Flavors of India: Golgappas

Boasting of North Indian origins, golgappas, or pani puri is a chaat delicacy that came out Magadha Region, which is now in Bihar. It is also called pani ke bataashe in UP, puchka in Bengali, gup chup in Oriya, and pakodi in parts of Kutch