LMB

In this new age of bonding that happens online there is a unique advantage, unlike a limited exposure to your real life friends who might hail from largely a few sects, castes or states, the online relationships are more widespread and I am lucky to have such friends. You name it and I have it, be it some Tam Bram, or some Sindhi fella, or a guy from the Himachal or some Rajasthani some Banaras food experts and what not. What that also leads to is an introduction to an amazingly diverse and yet unique set of customs, systems, rituals, behaviour patterns and above all loads of new food items!

As I and Sangeeta were talking on food, Sangeeta mentioned to me, there is an unbelievable variety of Indian food all around, infact, when people suddenly say I love Indian food, its best to actually inquire what sort of Indian food, because Indian food is probably even more diverse and has even more sub sects than religion, caste or creed in India! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ Thankfully this different variety causes no riot well no riot if eaten in sane quantities, it can cause a hot riot in the stomach if you go over board, which I usually tend to do ๐Ÿ˜› :mrgreen:

Also with the internet/blog pals being so spread across the country you have friends in all parts and also recommendations on what to eat and where! So when you put an update on FB asking what to not miss in Jaipur you get an instant recommendation from a guy in Gujarat, a lady in Gurgaon and a girl in Pune about one common thing and that was Lakshmi Mishtan Bhandar.

Situated in the old Pink city this is one place every one recommended I should not miss out on and so I obeyed by paying my tributes! As soon as we checked in Jaipur, we were off to check this sweet heaven out, usually I am not that keen on sweets and whilst I need a sweet bite at the end of meals I can’t really eat too much! Luckily for me that had a lot more to offer than just sweets! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜€

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Apparently, Santulan insisted I should not miss tasting the Paneer Ghevar they make and so I did take a crumb of it not wanting to upset the Count! This photo is specially for the count!

The world famous Paneer Ghevar!

The world famous Paneer Ghevar!

I hope this satiates your taste buds a bit @Hrishikesh! :P :mrgreen:

I hope this satiates your taste buds a bit @Hrishikesh! ๐Ÿ˜› :mrgreen:

Whilst I just tasted a bit of it, what I did eat with more zest was this :

This has to rank as one of the best samosa I ate! Absolutely melt in the mouth!

This has to rank as one of the best samosa I ate! Absolutely melt in the mouth!

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There is something about the Samosa that just hooks me the moment I see it. Like Pizza no matter how hopeless it may taste I can’t allow it to go waste, perhaps its the triangle shape that I am a fan of. Dunno why but I just cant resist the temptation of a Samosa.

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The Aloo tikki with a difference that had stuffing of chana and moong daal with capsicum and served in this delicious green and tamarind chutney was another melt in the mouth items. No not talking it up, it was literally melt in the mouth tikki!

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and well what would a journey to Rajasthan be worth if you do not taste the pyaaz kachori! Unfortunately like in the samosa pic, I forgot to take a pic before I actually had already taken a bite, but then I thought that perhaps adds to the drama of the whole picture! ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

And well they had a plethora of sweets if you wanted desert! Here is a sample eye candy for you all :

Whilst there were way too many varieties of sweets and namkeens to capture in one shot, these few will give you an idea of the variety that the shop offered!

Whilst there were way too many varieties of sweets and namkeens to capture in one shot, these few will give you an idea of the variety that the shop offered!

Like they say, when in Rome, do like the Roman’s! I say when you go to a new town try their local fare!! Its always fun, interesting and offers a whole new experience! ๐Ÿ™‚

So until the next post, I say drool baby drool!!! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜› ๐Ÿ˜›

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17 thoughts on “LMB

  1. Sandhya Kumar says:

    ‘when people suddenly say I love Indian food, it is best to actually inquire what sort of Indian food, because Indian food is probably even more diverse and has even more sub sects than religion, caste or creed in India! ๐Ÿ˜€ ๐Ÿ˜€ :D’ i agree!

    We have got plans to visit Jaipur…you have pushed me to make it quick! Beautiful pictures!

  2. Santulan says:

    Yeah, I pig out on chats whenever I go to Jaipur.. We just don’t get chat over here like that.. Similarly the samosas, their texture and tastes are absolutely different. Mother of mine is a fan of mirchi vadas.. Baroda me we have jodhpur sweet house, which sort of compensates for that. Glad you enjoyed ๐Ÿ™‚

    • hitchy says:

      I guess some of the chat’s that we get in Mumbai are absolutely best, then again Rajasthan and MP specialise in Kachori’s the north in Samosa’s and what not… all in all I just enjoy the diversity… the Vishal ka Samosa cheese is not available in Jaipur you know! so all in all incentive to keep moving about to keep getting newer versions of food!

    • hitchy says:

      Well RM you know we Gujju’s and our travel are all full of food and our dabba’s! ๐Ÿ˜€ Unlike most gujju’s I don’t carry any dabba’s but I do eat and pig out as much! ๐Ÿ˜›

  3. Deeps says:

    I’m not much of a sweet lover either. But those samosas and tikki and kachori…irresistible! At the risk of drooling more, heres looking forward to more from your platter hitchy! ๐Ÿ™‚

  4. phoenixritu says:

    Oh the pyaz kachauri, I could kill for it. LMB is really wonderful. Glad you enjoyed it. Love the pics

  5. vishalbheeroo says:

    That’s awesome. I wanna taste Paneer Ghewar. That’s the best thing bout online friends and I’ve met so many amazing friends..I remember last time asking something bout writing and the response I got touched the heart:) Love ur post, hitch writer:)

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