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pratapgarh amla barfi

Amla Barfi from Pratapgarh

Came face to face with this sweet little thing in office today. A new joinee from Pratapgarh shared these sweet, gooey, sticky, soft but non stretchy amla barfis. A very mild taste of amla,...

kolkata biryani house

Kolkata Biryani House, CR Park

Kolkata has a biryani that it is really proud of. I have never been to the city, so can’t say how good the dish is within the city boundaries. So, I have to go...

Chicken shyapta pema's malviya nagar

Pema’s, Himalayan Food, Malviya Nagar

How many of you would really go to Malviya Nagar or Shivalik Road if I told you there is a good place there? None. Nor would I. Can’t blame you. The traffic and the...

lunch in noida

Office ke neeche kya hai – Part 4

I have been running a series on the blog about food in office areas by the title and there have been a few installments. While the original idea was to let people pool in,...

dahi vada sagar ratna

Dedicated to dahi vada

Dahi vada. One dish I can write poetry for. There are so many versions and I can never rank them. I just love all of them – the south Indian version in the photo,...

smoked pork curry at hachi ba gurgaon

Cafe Hachi Ba, Gurgaon

If late at night, your guide car turns into a dark, dusty side lane in Gurgaon, you are probably in a gangster movie. If the car stops in front of a non-descript building with...

carpool with orahi

Odd even rule in Delhi: My first carpool

Let me cal this historical, epic, unprecedented and life changing for the blue ball we live on. After going through every carpool application like a scavenger, I scored a ride with Orahi. The guy...

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Bombay Pav Bhaji in Delhi

This guy learnt his pav bhaji in Bombay and is now in Delhi, sells from a cart in Ramphal Chowk, Dwarka. The taste of the bhaji was only good but it looked so awesome...

Good Citizenship. Not Patriotism

Let me say it clearly in the beginning itself. Patriotism is an outdated concept that is quite out of place in current era of global citizenship. The sentiment to passionately and, if need be,...

biryani delhi

The unicornification of biryani

The first two and a half decades of my life, I had only veg biryani. You may stop giving any credence to this post right here and stop reading. If you are still reading,...

lunch in noida

Office ke neeche kya hai – Part 3

Street food. Whatever you eat on the street is street food. If you don’t have to take it home, unpack and bring out the cutlery, it is street food. In our country, there is...

wow vada pav

WOW vada pav

Nothing mumbaiya about it. It is a Delhi based chain, owned by a Delhite. But the food is good and they have an interesting menu. The sabu dana and the Standard vada pav were...

mi food center delhi

MI Food Center, Lodhi Colony

Some famous old places disappoint, some don’t. This one did not. If you reach early in the evening, you can beat the crowd that generally descends in the later hours. The menu is the...

paan

Is mouth freshener a South Asian concept?

The concept of a mouth freshener is either unique to the sub-continent, South Asia at most, or, I am really ignorant. The mint is the only western substitute that I know of and it...