Finally, after a fairly long gap, we are joining Mrs. Nesbitt and her friendly team at ABC Wednesday. And fancy stumbling into the letter ‘F’ just when we were foraging into a world of fried snacks!
To find other ‘F’s , run over to their site here. It’s fun!
For some reason, just about everyone here in Delhi goes crazy about fritters (Pakora in Hindi) the moment the rains arrive!
New Delhi is the undisputed food capital of our country. Not only because the capital serves the most scrumptious dishes but because you also find the widest variety. If you know where to look, you will be amazed by the mouth-watering find of authentic cuisine joints to funky, innovative fusion foods to the most inviting spread of fritters ever!
Of course if you just walk into any food joint in Delhi you’ll never be disappointed. Street food culture is an integral part of Delhi. Almost every other Delhite is a food enthusiast and each vendor, a wannabe chef!
But then you should only venture out to sample those if you are certain your stomach is somehow genetically geared up to bear the…errr…assault!
We prefer not to take risks here, especially in this season and often opt for the home-made or restaurant variety. Though Daddy says they somehow aren’t as tasty as the roadside ones!
Our staycation that we were telling you about? From last week? Well, we went on a lot of long drives by night and sampled fritters and fried snacks.
Our favourite – Fish Fry
We would often pick up a plateful on the way, make it to India Gate which looks ‘Oh so beautiful!’ at night and then finish off with ice-cream.
We would go out late which meant most people had already retired for the night. Delhi is an ‘early to bed early to rise city’ unlike many other large cities that never sleep at night. After 11 pm, you’re sure to get the roads almost to yourself.
So much better if all you’re looking for is a leisurely fun drive to listen to soft music, feel the fresh night air on your faces, snack, have ice-cream and generally enjoy your city. With fully packed roads during day hours, a fun drive is hardly an option.
Ginger,Buddy and Shadow