WHY DO YOU EAT?
- Because you are hungry
- Because it’s time to eat
- Because you need energy to sustain
- Because someone has cooked for you
- Because you love food!
Me? Hmm… if I get up early (and not having breakfast) or if I go to gym, then I certainly fall in category 1... Otherwise category 2. Never in category 4 as there is no one to cook for me :( But once I am in front of food, I fall in the category 5! Simply because I just love food!
I enjoy eating. I really enjoy eating. In fact more than eating food, I love the sight of good food. Let me correct, plenty of good food! Concept of a la carte never ever appeals to me as I need to see a lot of different verities in front of me. What brings a genuine smile on my face is - simple : lot of exotic food dishes in different color, shape and presentation!
So by this time, you must have realized that I am a foodie!!! No, well I may be called a hungry hippo! Yes I am. I am a vegetarian foodie :) and that may limit my options at times…but so far, I have never felt so except travelling abroad. Oh I love French Fries which I try to avoid eating due to calories... But having very few food options gives me good excuse to hog French Fries while I am abroad :-)
Why just talk about food? Let me take you on a culinary trip! And that too for FREE! I will share some of the best food I have eaten...So are you ready? Let’s go!
Let’s start with our national capital – Delhi.
|What do I do? I wait for the waiter to server all items and then take out the camera and take a picture :)… and then? Start hogging! |
Take your own time while eating. I take a break while eating. Rest for 5 min and then start the next round! Why? Pet bhar gaya par dil nahi bhara yaar :)
|Let’s rest. It’s my state and I will take you home so you have enough rest to digest food before we walk to the next state - Maharashtra|| |
|I didn’t get many chances to taste food in Tamil Nadu but I have tasted food @ Sarvanan Bhavan in Chennai and I loved it. |
Best Tamilian food I have tasted was in Bangalore. Go to Koramangala. Locate Anand sweets. There is a restaurant next to Anand sweets. Go inside and order a meal. Wait for all items to arrive and then, have fun!
Another item I really liked is Ghee Dosa. Even from a distance, you get fragrance of pure Ghee! Half of the price is just for that and rest is for the Dosa :)
I love Bangalore. So let’s spend some time in this beautiful city and then travel to Andhra Pradesh.
The End. So here ends our culinary trip. Started from the capital of the country and ended in Hyderabad where I am staying at present. I hope you enjoyed the trip and explored some of the best food this country has to offer.
Oh forgot to mention few of my favorite dishes! No description needed. Just pictures are enough!
Delicious Mango Pulp!
Mouth watering Pani Puri!
Ever green Chaat!
Crunchy crispy French Fries
Cold Kheer filled with Dry Fruits
So how to taste different verities?
Friends!If you want to explore food eaten in different parts of India, nothing gives you better chance than a group of colleagues from different part of this diverse country! Ask my colleagues :) At lunch table, my plate looks most exciting as I take (grab / snatch) my share from their homemade food! Have you seen map of India? How beautifully different states are placed next to each other…Just like that, all Indian states (Andhra Pradesh, Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, North India...) sit next to each other in my plate :)
Naveen, Padma, Ravi, Sreekumar, Sunil, Chiranjeevi, Raghava, Ram – These are some of my colleagues who happily share their homemade food with me. Thank you friends :)
Marriage PartiesThat’s the best bet to taste local food. Just pray you make friends / have colleagues from different parts of the country and hope they are single and get married soon! That will be your change to taste authentic local food :)Ending Note
It’s up to you – if you live to eat or eat to live. However, whenever you are in front of food, say thanks to god for having that food and enjoy every bit of it!
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Happy Eating! Bon Appetite.
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