D fOOdie ReTurnS!!!

So the last foodie blog was on gulf food. Now we are moving to a different geographical location on the whole. From middle east of Asia to the streets of Old Delhi.

Yayyy!!!You got it right!! It’s Chandni Chowk this time. Being one of the world’s oldest and busiest markets, this place is always flooded with crazy people and yummalicious food. Your mouth simply doesn’t water. There is a water falls flowing through your mouth literally 😉

A random trip which, which led us to the world of desi junk food, lies in the a road that runs down straight from the Red Fort in Delhi-6. The only lines that rule your brains is A.R.Rahman’s ‘Yeh Dilli hai mere yaar… bas ishq mohabbat pyaar…’ (This is Delhi my friend… There is just love here..) from the movie Delhi-6.

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A view of the Chandni Chowk

Coming back to the food. We started our munching process from Old Jalebi waala, a small quaint shop in one of the streets.It was definitely overcrowded for it scarce space, and I first felt that the jalebi waala had over priced the jalebis. But all that vanished off my mind when I tasted it. The following questions left me bewildered: I had no idea what magical ingredients were used; what was different in that jalebi form what I have had before; It was even less orange in colour, but that was no way linked to its taste; I could pay even more to eat that again 😛 Well I could manage to take just one pic of it, fearing someone would takeaway (or steal) my share as well.

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Concentrate on the pic; not the caption 😛 

After spending some time in Lal Quila and Jama Masjid, we came for a second round of jalebis with rabri. Rabri on jalebi was like cherry on the cake.(For those who don’t know what rabri is: it is an amalgam made up of khoya)

The next on the list is la lassi. The well centrifugated- creamy sweetened milk, as shown in the below pic, literally mesmerized us. I assume the pic speaks better than my words.

 

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Lassi like never before!

Our last stop for the day was at a chaat shop, whose name I forgot which was at one end of the main road. We were so busy eating and relishing every bite of our tikki and dahi bhalla, that by the time we thought of taking the pics, our plates were empty. The creamy curd, the sweet & sour tamarind chutney, black salt with deep fried mashed potato. I agree that this post is not descriptive, as the rest of the posts, trust me I was so busy concentrating on relishing it, that I couldn’t observe a lot. Just waiting for the next trip to get there and eat them all again!!

Yeh shahar nahi mehfill hai!! (This is not a city, but a festive gathering!!)

P.S. I am not over-exaggerating my experience. If you don’t believe me check it out yourself 😛

P.P.S. Merci Tripps, Jerry and The capital of Nagaland for this delicious trip 😉 😛

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D fOOdiE AwaKens!!!

Disclaimer: A warning to all those who are suffering from dangerous diseases like diabetes and blood pressure. Reading and re-reading this post might prove fatal for them contributing to even death 😉

 

It so happened that I got a chance to visit a Gulf Country this summer to spend my vacation. Needless to say about the wanderer I am, it was a delicious experience for my taste buds, never missing a chance to revamp themselves with luscious foods. These yummy treats were hard to pronounce of-course, that I missed out many other dishes only becuase of their names. Somehow I manged to showcase the three most exotic favourites of mine. So thought of taking you all through the same exquisite journey and do taste em all for I got you some 😛 (just visual treats)

  1. KUNAFAH or KUNAFEH or KUNAFA:  

GENRE: Desert served hot.

People don’t confuse it with Kunfaaya , because that’s what I read before. Lol. Whatever. It is a three layered delight with saffron colored vermicelli at the top layer. A super- cheesy crust at the bottom with an anonymous layer of something in the middle. The powdered pistachio and walnut toppings leveraged the taste to another level.

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A virtual KUNAFA!! Taste it 😛

I entered into heaven, while eating it. As if a juicy-cheesy-chewy-honey filled appetizing eatable had filled my entire mouth. The color itself is very seducing FYI. Sweet-toothed friends and foes just control your feelings as of now.

If you loved seeing it as much as I did, do try it for here is the recipe and send me the samples 😉  IT is a diabetic threat though.

      2. MAJBOOS:

GENRE: Mixed rice.

This belongs to the briyani family perhaps. Less spicy-light-more colorful and definitely super-delicious. Briyani fans (Myself one too) do taste it once for sure. As far as Majboos is concerned, it’s aroma is sufficient to kill a person. The mild spiced non-veg that is added along, is simply destructive. A suitable synonym for this dish would be silent assassin. 

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Briyani’s little brother!!

I call it Briyani’s little BRO. It came with a tomato and potato kinda curry for its combination. On the whole they were an explosive combo. Should try making it someday with some additional help.

3.ZAATAR BREADS:

GENRE: Breads, Savory .

First I thought it is dried spinach that had been sprinkled on a pizza base. I refused to eat. Then GOOGLE told me that is a herb out of which spices are made in Middle East. The taste was like a new flavor of Pizza sans cheese. The taste is quite mysterious and hard to explain.

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Yumma-li-cious …

For its recipe click here. Sad I never managed to click any of the original pictures of these delicacies while I was consuming it. Because I was so damn busy relishing it that I din’t want to miss out those memorable moments 😉

P.S. This is my first date with food on my blog!! Hope your mouth watered and stomach burned.

P.P.S. Thanks ReXXavi for making it possible:) I know its delayed a bit!! But yayy I finished it ending my procrastination !!!