Quest for Food

I am an avid FOOD JUNKIE. I love to read articles on food, buy and hoard food magazines and devour every recipe book as if there is no tomorrow. Infact, Puneet and I, in our quest for GOOD FOOD have managed to scour every small dhaba and restaurant in the vicinity. (By vicinity I mean a 150 Kms odd). We drove to Murthal from Gurgaon and back on a Sunday morning to have parathas and chai. Driven at 0400 hrs from Chennai on the Trichy highway for some great coffee and companionship . Infact, in my 38th week of pregnancy, Puneet and I, drove to Ashoka Road, New Delhi and Saravana Bhavan-Connaught Circus to have great Andhra food and South Indian meals, Murthal for its divine stuffed Parathas two days in a row, since with a child these trips would not have been possible for sometime to come. I guess, my husband and I are crazy, and its this craziness and passion for food that brought us together in the first place.

Dont get me wrong, its not as if I hate 5 star hotels, I have worked with them, but I would never travel or move mountains to eat in a 5 star hotel. I find most food there without any depth, similar in flavors and taste. They are over priced, pretentious in their portion sizes and their fancy presentations and twist to classics dont get my adrenalin going. Dal Bukhara at ITC and Dimsums at The House of Ming are to die for, but I wont necessarily travel all the way for the fare. On the other hand, I can travel by a cycle rickshaw to bylanes of Chandni Chowk for the perfect, melt in the mouth Dahi Bhallas of Nataraj(measly Rs 10) and make the much dreaded trip to my in-laws in Lucknow for the best ever, cool, tangy and delicious Batashe at Royal Cafe, Hazratganj and risk having Gastro-entritis in my lookout for the best, potent-ly sweet, ginger and mint sugarcane juice at roadside carts all over Gurgaon.

Nowadays, the hunt for the soft and crispy baturas and spicy chhole is on. That means trips to Haldirams/Bikanervalas/Om Sweets of the world. Traveling to Karnal to have chachas chhole-baturas at his roadisde greasy shop, pigging out at innumerable stalls and carts in NCR, fighting and debating till we reach a consensus on the same. SLURP!!! SLURP!!! Kaput goes my diet…….flying out of the window

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Author:rakhiiyer

Virgin Blogger, Domestic Un-Goddess, Harried Mother and Downtrodden Housewife

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One Comment on “Quest for Food”

  1. October 4, 2012 at 4:34 pm #

    thanks for your service. your Food is so yummy and healthy.

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