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! 😀 😀 😀 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 😛
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! 😛 😀
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!
Whilst I just tasted a bit of it, what I did eat with more zest was this :
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.
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!
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! 😛 😛
And well they had a plethora of sweets if you wanted desert! Here is a sample eye candy for you all :
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! 🙂
So until the next post, I say drool baby drool!!! 😀 😛 😛