Ice cream rolls :#flavoursometuesday 

I’ve been drooling over the videos of ice cream rolls for a while now, shot in the streets of Thailand especially, ive been planning to go on a food trip to those parts just for this one dish and yes the rest of the street food. 

But out of the blue, I see them on a menu at the restaurant I’m sitting and I go wow

The final product didn’t interest me much, though I had a sizeable share of it… 

I was fascinated by the making of these rolls. The plate there is -25°C 

Though it looks like a cake walk, doing that is tough. He took about 15 minutes to make the rolls, 2-3 minutes to garnish and present dish, 10 minutes to get that plate running to that freezing temperature. 

Bellybytes & Shilpa are the brains behind #flavoursometuesday, where all of us who love food post pictures and write a little note about a food memory. You are welcome to share yummy updates ..

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#flavoursometuesday : the bread upma

The last time I was home, I wanted to make rava (#semolina) upma like the mother does. Hers turns out to be powdery type instead of the sticky-wetish the dad prepares. I’ve been trying to figure out how she makes it for a time now, but am never awake to watch! So one morning I asked her to teach me.. she instructed me to do the regular stuff I do for an upma, then to call her towards the end of the making.. but .

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however much I added the rava, the upma turned out to be stickier than usual! I tasted it to find out it wasn’t rava at all I had added but the bread crumbs mix placed right next to it.😂😂😂

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Don’t ask! Didn’t even tell the father what was in his plate until he tasted and began to lol! We all had a good laugh over it ..

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Bellybytes & Shilpa are the brains behind #flavoursometuesday, where all of us who love food post pictures and write a little note about a food memory. You are welcome to share yummy updates .. 😋

#deliciousdecember #throwbackthursday : the egg dosa

I love dosa, and I’m also a fan of eggs, mixing the two together in a pan, layer by layer, sprinkling loads of pepper … To that fusion in food and taste #throwbackthursday

One of my friends makes a weekly dosa batter, I try to be at her dining table with a plate to be served dosas. It is partly from her I too got into this habit of eggy dosas! She makes the yummiest of them all, esp on those nights when I’m hungry, I drop by and ask her for some food 😂😂

Friends who offer food, are always large hearted! 😂😎 They are friends 

#wordlesswednesday

#flavoursometuesday : the egg tales 

When I’m in a state where I’ll die if I don’t eat right now, I resort to slices of #breadandeggs .

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I was never an #eggperson. Even within #eggs, I have loved the whites more than the #yolk. I used to barter the whites for the yellow at meal times with my brother & my parents who loved their eggs in any form, any time of day.

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When in hostel, my roommate turned out to be the #yellow #yolklover, no part of the eggs were wasted that term. But then one #Friday morning, I went to the mess hall to find they had changed the menu overnight, there were are no more eggs for breakfast! I grew angry, because I had woken up for breakfast only because they served eggs! .

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My folks had a falling off their chairs kind of morning that day when I related I nearly punched the mess manager for a plate of eggs, eggs I never liked while growing up 😂😂😂 #foodgasm #foodmemories #foodnostalgia #breakfast #eggmemories #foodhabits #growingup



Bellybytes & Shilpa are the brains behind #flavoursometuesday, where all of us who love food post pictures and write a little note about a food memory. You are welcome to share yummy updates .. 😋

Let’s go with the #icecream 

The pink #guava #icecream  sprinkled with a mixture of #redchilli powder & salt. I’m a big fan, you would be too, if you like the taste of it..

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The last time I was in Cochin, when I asked one of the ice cream guys to sprinkle red chilli powder and salt over my guava scoop, he looked at me as if I was delusional! How I wish I could make him see this picture.. Shock wasn’t exactly my reaction when my darlings came and told me about it, I was more amused. They bought me a scoop, waited for a reaction .. 

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but I wasn’t prepared for the memories of many afternoons spent on a certain guava tree in the yard of my maternal home with my #cousins during school summerhols… It was quite similar to Gusteau’s run back to his childhood with his mother with a bite of Remy’s ratatouille (in the film)

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Food does that too, but not in my wildest dreams did I think that an ice cream combo would bring back memories as far as when I was 5 years old.

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#TuesdayTattles


It isn’t a secret that I’m huge dosa addict. Here again, dosa. The chutney is coriander and shallots with coconut, a juice of lemon. 

Vada & Pav

Breakfast or rather brunch was a plate of vada pav, pitla and green chilli chutney. The coarsely ground green chillies soaked in oil was still ridden with their intense heat, I had to borrow a bottle of their homemade lemon juice. They came in these little cute milk bottles, I bought a second bottle out of bottle love.. no it was not a takeaway, I had to give it back to them. 

I didn’t take the phone with me today, so no pictures of the vada, or the pav or the combination of light and deep friend golden brown brown, on yellow and dark green served on a dusky green leaf and paper plate. 

One of those Sundays when I walked out of home without the phone. No pockets, no sling bags, no totes… Therefore no place to keep the phone, and then it was almost raining. I can give n number of reasons but I feel so easy at heart when the data is off with the phone in hand, and easier when the phone isn’t around me at all.
But that said, I had some yum food this morning. Memory etched.

Chai & Biscuit

On a rainy day, when it pours like there is no tomorrow, the roads flooded, sitting in a cosy corner, an engaging conversation, and a cup of piping hot tea.. this time Irani chai … 

(I’m not your regular chai person, I love my cups of coffee more. But I drink tea, I’m not choosy that way.☺☺) 

But the highlight was the biscuit that came with it. That’s the combo they serve at soda bottle opener wala. It was that tasty I asked for a second one, flicked a third from my friend’s saucer ..and parcelled about 200gms to go home and relish .. 😂😂

Nankhatai, that’s what they are called. One of the best I’ve had in recent times. 

#monsoonfoodscenes: Parippuvada 

Rains and parippuvada (dal/masala-vada), go hand in hand. Enjoying my view from my window, munching on my parippuvadas while waiting for Amma to make me a cup of coffee. 

#monsoon #rains #rainyseason #keralamonsoons #monsoonfoodscenes