Friday, June 22, 2007

Blame it on the rain...

Such as it is, the monsoon has begun taking its toll on me. My fragile resolve to eat sensibly and shed some excess baggage has been shattered. Something about the rains makes me long for chaats (as in the dilli ones - aloo tikkis and papdi chaats, and the squishy, wintry sweet potato chaat you get outside Desmond's house in CP). Longing, lingering, lolloping thoughts of chat-pata sinful veggie food - the gujju kind, the marathi kind, and the debauched northie kind. And oh, the A-1 samosas at GK in Sion, with their madly tingly chhole. Strangely, for a confirmed carnivore like me, the thoughts are all about veggie stuff...

So I bought a packet of Kurkure, and ate it, hating myself. If things go on like this, I might be reduced to the Monaco-biscuits-and-tomato-ketch combo of yore...

What do the rains make you long for? (And it doesn't have to be just food!)

8 comments:

Banno said...

onion pakodas
vada pav on the mumbai-pune highway
thick alu jaali wafers
I'd better go and have some lunch!

Raghu said...

Bhutta on Marine Drive
Hot Chai and Toasted Brun @ Koolars
You're right though. No non vegetarian thoughts though Nizam's rolls would be awesome or even Baida Roti from Bade Miyan/ Noorani

anita & amit said...

god yes, how could i forget vada pavs and irani brun-maska-chais! the latter especially shakkar maarke!

SUR NOTES said...

hmmm...long walks, sitting at windows, endless conversations about this that and the other over piping hot chai- accompanied with any hot sinful food!

Reeta Skeeter said...

hmmm long drives and onion pakodas and yesh elaichi tea! That's wot rain makes me long for...

MRINAL DESAI said...

ummm... a joint of good hash.
the kind that takes off gently for a nice long flight and makes a oh-so-gentle landing. feather floating away types.

the mad momma said...

umm.. onion pakodas, hot chai, corn on the cob and steaming cups of hot chocolate... and windows. yup. definitely windows. rain is meant to be watched through windows.. preferably large bay windows...

Anonymous said...

Sleep!