Category Archives: Food

My Top 10 Guilty Pleasures.

While I have accepted the topic as it was suggested by my fellow Friday blogger Shackman, I must straight away state that none of the pleasures that I enjoy can be called guilty, at least, not by me. I thoroughly … Continue reading

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Taste And Flavour.

According to Ayurveda, humans can detect six flavours, sweet, sour, salty, bitter, pungent (hot and spicy as in chilli peppers) and astringent (light and dry as in pop corn).  I am fortunate that I do not have any medical condition … Continue reading

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Memory?

This was at lunch yesterday with my friends that I had written about in my earlier post on our neighbourhood Irani Cafe. My hosts were, the young lady Deepali, sitting next to me to my right and her husband Sandeep, … Continue reading

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Food And Beverage Nostalgia Trip.

Irani Cafes in some cities of India are legends.  My first exposure to one was in Hyderabad way back in 1958 to a still running one called The Bombay Bakery on Abid Road. I met my brothers in law and … Continue reading

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A Productive Outing.

I am grateful to two young friends from my alumni association who gave me a grand and unforgettable time yesterday. Among the many things that fell by the wayside due to the advent of the refrigerator and frequent transfers, was … Continue reading

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Softy 2.

My post I Am A Softy elicited this response from a friend in California. In India, many snack items are wrapped in either silver or gold leaf as both are supposed to be very healthy metals to eat. Some even … Continue reading

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Puttu Kadala Curry.

I very rarely get cravings for particular types of dishes and am easily satisfied with what is cooked at home without consulting me. There are the rare occasions when something triggers off a craving and that happened a couple of … Continue reading

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Going To Pot.

No peanut, your guru does not smoke pot nor has he gone to pot.  Not as yet at least. I use two types of pots at my home. The smaller one on the left is a glazed clay pot that … Continue reading

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Craving!

I read a post on facebook about a friend having some bhelpuri and sevpuri in Mumbai and realised that it has been years since I had some. There is a popular place that sells both about a kilometer away from … Continue reading

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What Is Your Favourite Place Of All The Places You Have Been? 2 On1 # 6.

There is absolutely no need for second thoughts on it. Pune, where I now live. I have done a fair bit of travelling around the world and have extensively travelled all over India. I have lived in Mumbai, Chennai, Hyderabad, … Continue reading

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