Karavalli

Bangalore has become a frequent pit-stop lately owing to work and thus, has given me more opportunities to explore local food places there. In my earlier posts, I have written about Nagarjuna’s for their Andhra style Banana leaf meals, Brahmins Idli Cafe and Vidhyarti Bhavan, a place famed for its dosas in Bangalore. These are…

Vidyarthi Bhavan, Bangalore

Lately, I have been traveling frequently to Bangalore for work. While it is quite a pretty city (with a lot of greens), work days there are absolute chaos – firstly because of the crazy traffic on the roads and secondly, because my schedules there keep me running from one place to another without even any…

Andhra Style Banana-Leaf Meal

I travelled to Bangalore, Karnataka last week for work. Now, there is no one to say that if you are traveling for work, you cannot find a little bit of time for some self-indulgence, right? My self-indulgence? Finding local, speciality food places – need not be fine-dine or proper restaurants but food that brings forth…

The Local Market in Thimphu

Food is one of the few things that gives me intrinsic happiness. My love lies in cooking, learning and experimenting with newer cuisines and new ingredients – more so if they are something local to a region. My trip to Bhutan would have been incomplete without a visit to the local food market there. I…

Kewa Datshi – Straight from Bhutan

Bhutanese food is famed for its use of chilies in their cuisine. In fact, chilies over there are eaten as vegetables and not just as a spice ingredient. They say there that the Bhutanese love their chilies. The spicier they are, the better. I had traveled to Bhutan a couple of weeks back and we feasted…

My Food Stories from Bhutan

Bhutan –the land leaves you speechless with its simplicity and pure approach towards life and the food here is an exact reflection of these traits that this beautiful Himalayan country exhibits. The country lays high emphasis on procuring as far as possible, organic and low on pesticides / fertilizer grown produce. Most of the crops…

Sharda Bhavan – A South Indian Food Journey

We all have those special places that somehow become a part of our life and unknowingly, they become habits…Something that we cannot really part with. We may not visit them at times in between but they still remain in our memories and the moment when we step foot there again, it’s as if we never…

Central Market walkthrough – Florence

  So this post isn’t going to have too much written matter but it definitely has a lot of pictures and they will do all the talking for me. I make it a point to visit the local food markets in any new place I travel to. Food is representative of the local culture of…