My friends Neena and Anil were down here with me at Pune the last week end and had a successful visit as far as the main purpose of their visit, which was some property buying and selling was concerned. More to their liking was their foray into Pune’s offerings on food.
Since Neena is Lactose intolerant and allergic, it was quite a job coming up with good food to satisfy her gargantuan appetite, which Meeta of Flour Works managed with aplomb. Since that was not sufficient, Neena needed to satisfy her craving for Sev Puri. Once we were in a food court at a local mall which offered this, Anil and I decided to join in too and we had Pani Puri and Basket Chaat to go with the Sev Puri.
You can see Neena helping herself to her share of the Sev Puri after having polished off half the puris for the pani puri, while Anil is reacing out to steal from the basket chaat while his share of the sev puri awaits. Alas the basket chaat was not for Neena as it contains yogurt.
Okay, that was on Saturday. On Sunday, Neena flew off in the morning and Anil stayed back to put finishing touches to his visit before lunch time. For breakfast Anil decided to have eggs and pav as the latter is not available in Delhi. So, I fried two eggs for him;
And look at the pav.
I decided to give a surprise to Anil for lunch and requested Mangal to prepare traditional Maharashtrian fare and she came up trumps with Pitla Bhakri.
Anil also expressed the desire to have some Brun Bread which with some difficulty I sourced for him.
Unfortunately he had over eaten the Pitla Bhakri and could not eat them. I packed them up nicely and insisted that he takes them with him to Delhi where they too are not available. I had the leftovers today! The refrigerator is empty and tomorrow is another day.