Thursday, 26 January 2012

Winters and Hot Samosas

During winters, we all like eating some spicy and hot food. Till last year, I had this great craze for Momos. This year (2011), during winters it’s only Samosas. Though people have started liking Momos in place of the tikki and papari chat but for me Samosas have its own taste that makes me go crazy.

Every day, in my lunch break I go to a Samosa shop and when I eat a hot samosa with spicy chatni, it makes me forget the whole world. I enjoy its every bite and keep on saying makes me realize sometimes that my work at office would have become bit hectic, if “Naina Nashta Point” shop (Mayur  Vihar) would not have been there. This is my favorite shop for Samosas that costs only 5rs (per piece). It sells some more eatable items as well like the Bread Pakora , Kachori-Sabji. But believe me, Samosas are definitely a healer over there. In morning only when I see fog outside, I make up my mind that today Samosa is mandatory to have.

The pointed structure and the stuffed masala inside it make me fall in love with every bite. This winter everything seems amazing with just one single Samosa. Get up and try Samosas at any food joint and make your winter season spicy and hot.

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Food Walk @ Paharganj

Street Food of Delhi-SFD along with the support of “I am Happy meet up group”, organised its first Food Walk at Paharganj . It was great experience to meet foodies who were interested in exploring the amazing food spots of Paharganj.
The walk started from Moong Dal Samosa with Aloo Chana Sabzi at Janta Sweets. It was truly delicious. Daal stuffed inside the samosa was boiled with turmeric and salt. Janta sweets also serve Malpua with Suji Ka Halwa.
Next stop was of Geela kulcha which we could not eat as it was finished. It was really disappointing for most of us. But all of us decided to visit Paharganj againin order to try Geela kulcha.
It is rightly said that “Hope is the first step on the road to disappointment”. Multan Moth Bhandar showed us the ray of hope to eat some traditional food of paharganj. Kachori was served with moth and spicy multani masala, which made us all feel wow.
Next stop was Kashmir Sweet Shop Specialist in Chur Chur Naan and Veg Mughlai Thali. Although mughlai word in itself makes us think of spicy and delicious non vegetarian food but Kashmir Sweet serves vegetarian food only. Veg Mughlai Thali comprises of mughlai paneer,dal makhani,rayta and 2 lachedar parantha, which costs Rs100. When I asked the owner to give his visiting card, he said not to write anything anywhere. He said few days back someone was served notice from Income Tax department and fined 40,000.I laughed and said we are nowhere associated with IT department. It also shows how in India people fears from IT department.
After eating the masaledar food, it was time to have some desserts. The foodies reached shri baanke bihari samosa wala, soni sweets (specialised) in Samosa and gulabjamun. The shop was too crowded but gulabjamuns served here were worth waiting. Gulabjamuns in India are of different shapes and color. Black gulabjamuns are heated for a long time while red ones for short period. I got the chance to taste both red and black and trust me; it was so soft and delicious that it compelled me to go for another one.
Crossing the imperial cinema, where tickets might be the lowest one in Delhi,we reached lassi wala which serves lassi of different flavours and the list includes grape,mango,papaya,banana,cocounut and many more. All of us tried Grape lassi. You could actually taste the grapes while you drink the lassi.
Finally, we finished our walk with tea and Falafel at German Bakery. The best ones were ginger, lemon and honey flavoured. Moreover, Falafel is a very popular in the fast food in the Middle East. Sandwich is the main dish, which consists of the pita bread with lettuce, tomatoes, and tahini.
We will organise a food walk in Kamla Nagar, very soon...In my future blogs I would be covering in detail about the eateries mentioned above.

Friday, 13 January 2012

Annapurna Bhoj

I work with Aman Biradari and as a part of winter campaign blanket distribution team, me and my team members visited different parts of Delhi to distribute blankets to isolated homeless. One night, after completing work at Jama Masjid and Yamuna Pushta, we went to Fatehpuri to try some old Delhi street food.

I have been to fatehpuri before also at Kake di hatti but this time one of my team member insisted to for Annapurna Bhoj.

Annapurna bhoj provides a thali, which costs Rs 80. It includes rotis,rice,daal,shahi paneer,aloo ki sabzi and papad. The food made us feel like the one that we always have at home. It was truly delicious, compelling all of us to eat more and more.

You can have as many rotis, daal and rice as you want but an extra bowl of vegetable costs Rs 10.The thali brought a big relief to all of our empty tummies. Moreover, three of our German volunteers who were with us enjoyed the food, as it was less spicy.