Posts Tagged "Weekend"

A Sweet Winter Reverie in Delhi

Posted by on Dec 30, 2012 in Travel Tales | 6 comments

A Sweet Winter Reverie in Delhi

” Aap Kalkatta se ho? “- Are you from Kolkata? Asked a tall athletic man, muffled up in a colorful Himachali shawl, a biscuit brown full sleeve sweater, from which waist below hung the remaining edges of a sky blue shirt, loose pajamas below that, and black boots further near the winter ground on which he stood. He had a pleasantness about him, the kind you feel comfortable with, even if it was a first encounter. D and me were talking in Bengali; actually deciding from the extensive menu in front of us, what we would ideally like to have for breakfast.¬† Around us sat several...

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Jodhpur: The Land of Fables and Facades

Posted by on Oct 23, 2012 in Travel Tales | 7 comments

Jodhpur: The Land of Fables and Facades

From riding on camels who love ‘street-food’, chatting up with locals who have strange stories to share, spending nights in a 300 year old haveli, heavy and romantic in its own history and charm,going berserk shopping silver and jootees in the bustling walled streets of the blue city, to being carried on camel-tops into the the perfect sunset, only to find that a perfect moon-rise awaits you at the next dune, this journey into the desert town of Jodhpur was indeed a memorable one. “Yeh shabd sirf Urdu aur Angreji mein uplabdh hain, khayal kiya hain aapne? Shaadi karna kyu,...

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Goa-Where Stillness meets Restlessness!

Posted by on Sep 6, 2012 in Travel Tales | 11 comments

Goa-Where Stillness meets Restlessness!

If I had to ever write a story about us, it would need to necessarily contain silly sweet things. Stories about being picked up 5 minutes apart on a rickety blue coloured school bus for 8 whole years. Endless,mindless games that we played within it, sitting at the last seats. Fights about the window seats. Stories about boys we could never meet and headaches that one never knew of. Stories about¬† planning birthday parties and ‘giveaways’. About insecurities and achievements. About plans and perusals. About escapades and enchantment. Stories about what we can and what we...

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Kashmiri ‘Wazwan’ Gosht

Posted by on Jun 12, 2012 in Culinary Journeys | 11 comments

Kashmiri ‘Wazwan’ Gosht

“Wazwan” (Inspired)Kashmiri Gosht (serves 10-12 friends, we consider extended-family) Mutton-2 kilograms Onions-1 kilograms,finely chopped Whole Kashmiri Chillies(round whole chillies with a sweet skin and a hot interior) Kashmiri Mirch powder-3 tablespoons Aniseed/Fennel paste-2 tablespoons Whole fennel seeds-2 teaspoons Tomato Puree-2.5 cups Garam Masala powder-2 teaspoons Whole Fenugreek-4 teaspoons Shahi Cardamom- 6-7 numbers,lightly crushed Crushed peppercorns-3 tablespoons Yoghurt (to marinate the mutton) Salt to taste Pinch of saffron(soaked in 1/4th cup of warm milk Oil-3...

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Feeling Chilly at Kodai

Posted by on May 10, 2012 in Culinary Journeys | 3 comments

Feeling Chilly at Kodai

Like you cant miss the sight of the lake at Kodai, there is no way out for you ,not to notice the light green chillies tied like garlands in front of the bhajji stalls and hurricane and halogen lamps lighting the tiny stall-spaces that sell these Chilly Bhajjis . These larger than usual green chillies are dipped in besan flour paste ,deep fried in hot oil and served with red chutney .Needless to say that they are mouth watering… I have known about these fritters from a long time back. Growing up with two neighbours in Kolkata who were from two different states of the South, had its own...

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