Monday, December 9, 2013

Food is forever

             There are two kinds of people. Those who eat to live and those who are fat  live to eat. You know it is going to be a never ending post when your ask the latter category to talk about food. I m already hungry even thinking of food and this post is going to be a torture on my already salivating senses. Alright, I wouldn't torture you all with the endless list of delicacies that are floating in my mind. Pinky promise!

             For me food is not just about satiating the little pouch inside my body. I have been a comfort eater for long now. My romance with food is for eternity! The answer to every problem is - Food. If I m depressed, I overcome it with the ever uplifting double trouble from Mad over Donuts.
                                   
                                     
Trust me it is more alluring after a bad exam or a torturous lab day! 

            I associate a lot of memories with food. I never felt happy having an ice cream the way I am when it is the Ideal gadbad or dilkush in Mangalore. Every time we visit Mangalore I have to eat it. The whole purpose of going to Mangalore is defeated otherwise. Yes, I have tried other outlets that serve these icecreams but nothing beats Ideal! 

                              
Satiating, isn't it? 

            I love Sundays at home. Waking up with the aroma of steamed idlis and coconut chutney makes the day so special. Contrary to what others think, South Indians do not make idli and dosas every day. When we make it, it has to turn out perfect! 

                                                

            The sunday lunches become all the more fun with the mouth watering Kori rotti (Chicken gravey and rice flakes). You have to taste it once if you are a non vegetarian. Absolute heaven! 

                                                
drooling big time! 

            I almost never eat fish outside. The reason being that I m used to the spicy, marinated fish fries made at home. My dad is very passionate about his fish and it has kind of rubbed off on me. The fresh, juicy fishes marinated with the perfect paste and fried... You can't have enough of it! 

                                          


           I have a sweet tooth (which is obvious, isn't it?) and I love Bengali sweets. However I reserve this sweet for very special occasions. It my favourite sweet- Malai sandwich. 

                                                
No one can eat just one! 

           Food is not all about the rich, exotic or the delicacies. Sometimes, it just a warm bowl of Manchow soup that does wonders for that cold. Waiting for Mumbai to become slightly cold :P 

                                            

       Those days when you come home all hungry after struggling in the train and a plate of hot dal rice with a little pick seems the best meal you can ever have! 

                                                
                                               
      I purposely didn't get started on all the above foods in detail (trust me  you would have pages and pages to read) but I hope the images would make you crave for them! 
     All images are courtesy google. If I had known I would be doing this post, I would have clicked some of them myself, considering that I had most of them in the last week :D 

        I am taking part in The Write Tribe Festival of Words 8th - 14th December 2013. Today's prompt is food. 

17 comments:

Kalpana Solsi said...

I am a vegetarian at home and eat non-veg at restaurants and other people's homes. I have tasted Kori-rotti and its yummmmmmmmmmmmmy . My Mangalorean friend introduced me to it. a mouth-watering post.

maithili said...

Yes it is very yummy and so happy that you tried it out. It is very difficult to explain to those who have not tried how mad I m about it :D

Sheethal Susan Jacob said...

More than the writings my concentration was on the pictures. A bunch a mouth watering food pics.... m drooling!

ME-er said...

I too love Ideals.. :) :) :) My favorite there is tiramisu.. I am going to one of my friends wedding there next month and I cant wait to go to ideals again.. :) Have you gone to Punjabi Dhaba there ?? It has some awesome food.. :) :) Double trouble is one of my favorites too :) :)

mytakeoneverything9 said...

yumm!! Those pics are totally drool-worthy!! :D

Anita Jeyan Sandeep said...

Wow a foodie eh? I am that eat to live type.. I always love fresh and hot non vegetarian, south Indian food, which I grew up eating. Occassionally eat Chinese too. And no sweet tooth at all! Although I completely agree, that after a tiresome day, or when anxiety or depression strikes, nothing in the world can cure you but food. FOr me its chocolate.

Suzy said...

Idli, malai sandwich, ice cream yummy yummy yummy and definitely dilkush!- lucky I've already had my dinner.

iwrotethose said...

Maithili - To be honest, the pictures made me salivate. So much so, that I tuned out and started looking at the pictures. But then, I re-read it. Your descriptions made me drool even more:) Tasty post!

maithili said...

I m glad. I tried very hard to find those pictures on google

maithili said...

Yay!! Cheers to ideal love! I decide to try something new but always end up ordering gadbad or dilkush :D I think I have been to Punjabi Dhaba too :D I guess it was on a vegetarian day that we decided to go there :D

maithili said...

Thank you so much :)

maithili said...

Foodie foodie all the way :D Yes, when nothing is right with the world, the food is :)

maithili said...

I had just returned from college and started typing this. I had a look worse than a salivating puppy when I was at it :D

maithili said...

That is quite a compliment because I was myself just drooling over the pictures while I was typing :D

ME-er said...

Punjabi Dhaba is vegetarian.. Loved the food there.. :)

the little princess said...

ur right...the images are making me crave for each one of them....(i mean the veg stuff :P )

Sreeja Praveen said...

Idlis ? Chutney ? and a generous dose of Gunpowder ( the spicy powder mixed with Oil which is a side dish for Dosas and Idlis or anything and everything) ? ice creams ? its lunch time for me now. I am off to have my rotis and moong curry :D Can't salivate anymore :D :D :D