Foodaholics in Ahmedabad Food-a-holics There are food-critics, food connoisseurs, restaurant owners, home bakers,  home-makers, students, working professionals, parents, husbands who can cook to  wives who can’t, lovers trying to find that perfect place for a date to a  clueless someone with a ready-to-eat packet in their hands.

Elaneer Payasam <-- Remember this name! I've always been amused at how stereotyped the Indian peninsular cuisines have been, and how the rest of the nation has adopted the mere breakfast from each of them, as mainstream meals. And hence whenever we do come across anything more than the usual suspects on the menu, we dive right in; and so we did, at @immadrasrestaurant Here's what we tried and loved : Parippu Vadai Medhu Vadai Mixed Vegetable Uttapam Chettinadu Dosa Ghee Roast Dosa Mysore Masala Dosa Aapam - Kurma Madras Lunch : This one's a proper thaali and make sure you go for the super-flaky Parotta, instead of the Chapati. And then arrived the Star of our meal - Elaneer Payasam! A dessert with such well-rounded flavours and so indulgent! It's a thick kheer made from milk+coconut water and chopped tender coconut! The steward attending our table, first, offered a small tasting portion for us to try. Little did we know that we'd request for a full portion and mop it clean within seconds! A Must-Try! Special mention to the Masala of the Chettinadu Dosa and the absolute love with which their team feeds you, while explaining their specialities - a rarity in the mainstream lot of casual-dining restaurants! The restaurant is owned by a Malayali and a Tamilian and hence the menu is a beautiful balance of food options from both these regions. Definitely going back for that Payasam! Cheers n Happy Eatin'!! P.s : Yes, it does seem like we're on a quest for some great South Indian meals! #NoComplaints

Elaneer Payasam <-- Remember this name! I've always been amused at how stereotyped the Indian peninsular cuisines have been, and how the rest of the nation has adopted the mere breakfast from each of them, as mainstream meals. And hence whenever we do come across anything more than the usual suspects on the menu, we dive right in; and so we did, at @immadrasrestaurant Here's what we tried and loved : Parippu Vadai Medhu Vadai Mixed Vegetable Uttapam Chettinadu Dosa Ghee Roast Dosa Mysore Masala Dosa Aapam - Kurma Madras Lunch : This one's a proper thaali and make sure you go for the super-flaky Parotta, instead of the Chapati. And then arrived the Star of our meal - Elaneer Payasam! A dessert with such well-rounded flavours and so indulgent! It's a thick kheer made from milk+coconut water and chopped tender coconut! The steward attending our table, first, offered a small tasting portion for us to try. Little did we know that we'd request for a full portion and mop it clean within seconds! A Must-Try! Special mention to the Masala of the Chettinadu Dosa and the absolute love with which their team feeds you, while explaining their specialities - a rarity in the mainstream lot of casual-dining restaurants! The restaurant is owned by a Malayali and a Tamilian and hence the menu is a beautiful balance of food options from both these regions. Definitely going back for that Payasam! Cheers n Happy Eatin'!! P.s : Yes, it does seem like we're on a quest for some great South Indian meals! #NoComplaints

Elaneer Payasam <-- Remember this name! I've always been amused at how stereotyped the Indian peninsular cuisines have been, and how the rest of the nation has adopted the mere breakfast from each of them, as mainstream meals. And hence whenever we do come across anything more than the usual suspects on the menu, we dive right in; and so we did, at @immadrasrestaurant Here's what we tried and loved : Parippu Vadai Medhu Vadai Mixed Vegetable Uttapam Chettinadu Dosa Ghee Roast Dosa Mysore Masala Dosa Aapam - Kurma Madras Lunch : This one's a proper thaali and make sure you go for the super-flaky Parotta, instead of the Chapati. And then arrived the Star of our meal - Elaneer Payasam! A dessert with such well-rounded flavours and so indulgent! It's a thick kheer made from milk+coconut water and chopped tender coconut! The steward attending our table, first, offered a small tasting portion for us to try. Little did we know that we'd request for a full portion and mop it clean within seconds! A Must-Try! Special mention to the Masala of the Chettinadu Dosa and the absolute love with which their team feeds you, while explaining their specialities - a rarity in the mainstream lot of casual-dining restaurants! The restaurant is owned by a Malayali and a Tamilian and hence the menu is a beautiful balance of food options from both these regions. Definitely going back for that Payasam! Cheers n Happy Eatin'!! P.s : Yes, it does seem like we're on a quest for some great South Indian meals! #NoComplaints

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Never have we ever had such good South Indian breakfast in such a beautiful outdoorsy setup. A self-service restaurant, @sambar.cafe is located near Bopal Dental College, a little ahead of Pleasure Club on Bopal Ghuma road. We chose a super-chilly morning for our breakfast and instantly were in awe of the naturally-created ambiance, thanks to that magnanimous tree! We had the following : Mysuru Masala Dosa Masala Dosa Puri with South Indian Masala Vada - Sambar Idiyappam with Stew Thair Vada Special mention to the softness of the Vada 😍 The filter coffee inspired us, just about enough, to explore the plant nursery next door! We did pick a few saplings (on the next visit I'm definitely getting that ajwain plant!) We lost complete track of time, that's how peaceful it was that morning! Definitely going there soon, for more, hoping to meet the people who run this beautiful place! What's your breakfast today?! #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #AhmedabadFoodies

Never have we ever had such good South Indian breakfast in such a beautiful outdoorsy setup. A self-service restaurant, @sambar.cafe is located near Bopal Dental College, a little ahead of Pleasure Club on Bopal Ghuma road. We chose a super-chilly morning for our breakfast and instantly were in awe of the naturally-created ambiance, thanks to that magnanimous tree! We had the following : Mysuru Masala Dosa Masala Dosa Puri with South Indian Masala Vada - Sambar Idiyappam with Stew Thair Vada Special mention to the softness of the Vada 😍 The filter coffee inspired us, just about enough, to explore the plant nursery next door! We did pick a few saplings (on the next visit I'm definitely getting that ajwain plant!) We lost complete track of time, that's how peaceful it was that morning! Definitely going there soon, for more, hoping to meet the people who run this beautiful place! What's your breakfast today?! #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #AhmedabadFoodies

Never have we ever had such good South Indian breakfast in such a beautiful outdoorsy setup. A self-service restaurant, @sambar.cafe is located near Bopal Dental College, a little ahead of Pleasure Club on Bopal Ghuma road. We chose a super-chilly morning for our breakfast and instantly were in awe of the naturally-created ambiance, thanks to that magnanimous tree! We had the following : Mysuru Masala Dosa Masala Dosa Puri with South Indian Masala Vada - Sambar Idiyappam with Stew Thair Vada Special mention to the softness of the Vada 😍 The filter coffee inspired us, just about enough, to explore the plant nursery next door! We did pick a few saplings (on the next visit I'm definitely getting that ajwain plant!) We lost complete track of time, that's how peaceful it was that morning! Definitely going there soon, for more, hoping to meet the people who run this beautiful place! What's your breakfast today?! #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #AhmedabadFoodies

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Our love for sabzis is largely known! Hope this super creamy, super rich, very popular and the non-tomato variant of Navratna Korma is exciting for those who like the nutty-yoghurt based gravies. Recipe in the highlights. Spices & Dryfruits courtesy: @festinthestudio #FiAxFestin #FestinWinterEnergizer #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #AhmedabadFoodies

Our love for sabzis is largely known! Hope this super creamy, super rich, very popular and the non-tomato variant of Navratna Korma is exciting for those who like the nutty-yoghurt based gravies. Recipe in the highlights. Spices & Dryfruits courtesy: @festinthestudio #FiAxFestin #FestinWinterEnergizer #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #AhmedabadFoodies

Our love for sabzis is largely known! Hope this super creamy, super rich, very popular and the non-tomato variant of Navratna Korma is exciting for those who like the nutty-yoghurt based gravies. Recipe in the highlights. Spices & Dryfruits courtesy: @festinthestudio #FiAxFestin #FestinWinterEnergizer #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #AhmedabadFoodies

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We're loving how we're going retro with all the Butter-Cream Pastries and have parked ourselves outside the '90s! @uppercrust_restaurantandbakery is on the same nostalgia-bus as us, and has introduced the Old-fashioned Pastries. We saw their IG post and within minutes, placed an order and got them for us. Such melt-in-the-mouth pastries! Damn! And the best part is, alongwith the usual eggless version, they also have a version where the sponge of the pastries has egg! Yes, I'm sure you know it by now, we LOVE eggs in our cakes! The nostalgic fool in me, has a special place in my heart for the taste of everything I've eaten as a child! The quest, for more, continues.. #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #AhmedabadFoodies

We're loving how we're going retro with all the Butter-Cream Pastries and have parked ourselves outside the '90s! @uppercrust_restaurantandbakery is on the same nostalgia-bus as us, and has introduced the Old-fashioned Pastries. We saw their IG post and within minutes, placed an order and got them for us. Such melt-in-the-mouth pastries! Damn! And the best part is, alongwith the usual eggless version, they also have a version where the sponge of the pastries has egg! Yes, I'm sure you know it by now, we LOVE eggs in our cakes! The nostalgic fool in me, has a special place in my heart for the taste of everything I've eaten as a child! The quest, for more, continues.. #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #AhmedabadFoodies

We're loving how we're going retro with all the Butter-Cream Pastries and have parked ourselves outside the '90s! @uppercrust_restaurantandbakery is on the same nostalgia-bus as us, and has introduced the Old-fashioned Pastries. We saw their IG post and within minutes, placed an order and got them for us. Such melt-in-the-mouth pastries! Damn! And the best part is, alongwith the usual eggless version, they also have a version where the sponge of the pastries has egg! Yes, I'm sure you know it by now, we LOVE eggs in our cakes! The nostalgic fool in me, has a special place in my heart for the taste of everything I've eaten as a child! The quest, for more, continues.. #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #AhmedabadFoodies

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Most of us know him as @wannabechef__ and quite a lot know his undying passion for Thai and Indian food but it is extremely personal when I tell you that I know of @v_aminz since a time when every Tuesday, he used to cook a seafood meals for his Parents' Dinner Date and boy oh boy have we come a long way from there! And that's why, the minute we learned about the Thotha Pop-up today at @the_sizzlingswad , we knew we HAD to see him in action serving up some great food! For everyone who has been trying his recipes since a long time, don't need to be told about the taste of his food; but let me tell you this - His food tastes wayy better than what it looks in pictures! Cheers n Happy Eatin'!! #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

Most of us know him as @wannabechef__ and quite a lot know his undying passion for Thai and Indian food but it is extremely personal when I tell you that I know of @v_aminz since a time when every Tuesday, he used to cook a seafood meals for his Parents' Dinner Date and boy oh boy have we come a long way from there! And that's why, the minute we learned about the Thotha Pop-up today at @the_sizzlingswad , we knew we HAD to see him in action serving up some great food! For everyone who has been trying his recipes since a long time, don't need to be told about the taste of his food; but let me tell you this - His food tastes wayy better than what it looks in pictures! Cheers n Happy Eatin'!! #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

Most of us know him as @wannabechef__ and quite a lot know his undying passion for Thai and Indian food but it is extremely personal when I tell you that I know of @v_aminz since a time when every Tuesday, he used to cook a seafood meals for his Parents' Dinner Date and boy oh boy have we come a long way from there! And that's why, the minute we learned about the Thotha Pop-up today at @the_sizzlingswad , we knew we HAD to see him in action serving up some great food! For everyone who has been trying his recipes since a long time, don't need to be told about the taste of his food; but let me tell you this - His food tastes wayy better than what it looks in pictures! Cheers n Happy Eatin'!! #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

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What is food, if not legacy.. .. and what good is legacy, if not celebrated! Yesterday, Ahmedabad witnessed magic; and yet again, found me at the ever-confusing crossroads of writing about a collaborative initiative by 2 places with very deep-rooted cuisines. @southxsouthwest is a home-run, weekend pop-up initiative by Priyanka Raja and @revanta ; and serves up Malabari delicacies from the recipes inherited from their grandmothers, from a 100-year old family home in Kozhikode. @noborders_bynpk is a home-run initiative by Nicole Pereira- Khurana that has a beautiful menu curated from her exposure to Goan (by heritage), Gujarati (by birth) and Sindhi (by marriage) cultures. Food is known to be a conversation-starter for many a strangers and that's exactly what happened with Nicole, Priyanka and Revanta; leading to the ever-so-ambiguous "we should do something together" except that these guys realised it in a stunning way! The menu yesterday was a great medley of Malabari, Konkani, Portuguese and Goan cuisines, that came together so well! Here's what we had : Appams (made with red rice) Theeyal - Drumsticks and Shallots in a thick and spicy coconut curry Padavalanga Parippu Erissery - A thick dal made from toor and snake guard, garnished with roasted coconut Recheido Bhendi - Recheido, in Portuguese, means 'Stuffed'; and the stuffing masala is nice and sharp! We loved it, but not before wondering how this would taste with some jhinga 🙈 Kovakka Chutney - a well-spiced Ivy gourd (Tindola) chutney Kismur - tempered, fresh coconut salad Papadum - These made me miss sambhar-rice! The meal was ready for a pickup but Swiggy Genie acting up on weekends was a forgotten fact, yesterday (we were so excited about the food! It happens!) and hence we ended up picking the food ourselves which caused a 45-minute delay. It was really sweet of them to have made another batch of appams, fresh, in order for us to have a good experience! Yesterday's meal took me back, a few years in time, when we used to make impromptu trips to the coasts in Mangalore and parts of Northern Kerala just for the food. Looking forward to another meal from both these places soon!

What is food, if not legacy.. .. and what good is legacy, if not celebrated! Yesterday, Ahmedabad witnessed magic; and yet again, found me at the ever-confusing crossroads of writing about a collaborative initiative by 2 places with very deep-rooted cuisines. @southxsouthwest is a home-run, weekend pop-up initiative by Priyanka Raja and @revanta ; and serves up Malabari delicacies from the recipes inherited from their grandmothers, from a 100-year old family home in Kozhikode. @noborders_bynpk is a home-run initiative by Nicole Pereira- Khurana that has a beautiful menu curated from her exposure to Goan (by heritage), Gujarati (by birth) and Sindhi (by marriage) cultures. Food is known to be a conversation-starter for many a strangers and that's exactly what happened with Nicole, Priyanka and Revanta; leading to the ever-so-ambiguous "we should do something together" except that these guys realised it in a stunning way! The menu yesterday was a great medley of Malabari, Konkani, Portuguese and Goan cuisines, that came together so well! Here's what we had : Appams (made with red rice) Theeyal - Drumsticks and Shallots in a thick and spicy coconut curry Padavalanga Parippu Erissery - A thick dal made from toor and snake guard, garnished with roasted coconut Recheido Bhendi - Recheido, in Portuguese, means 'Stuffed'; and the stuffing masala is nice and sharp! We loved it, but not before wondering how this would taste with some jhinga 🙈 Kovakka Chutney - a well-spiced Ivy gourd (Tindola) chutney Kismur - tempered, fresh coconut salad Papadum - These made me miss sambhar-rice! The meal was ready for a pickup but Swiggy Genie acting up on weekends was a forgotten fact, yesterday (we were so excited about the food! It happens!) and hence we ended up picking the food ourselves which caused a 45-minute delay. It was really sweet of them to have made another batch of appams, fresh, in order for us to have a good experience! Yesterday's meal took me back, a few years in time, when we used to make impromptu trips to the coasts in Mangalore and parts of Northern Kerala just for the food. Looking forward to another meal from both these places soon!

What is food, if not legacy.. .. and what good is legacy, if not celebrated! Yesterday, Ahmedabad witnessed magic; and yet again, found me at the ever-confusing crossroads of writing about a collaborative initiative by 2 places with very deep-rooted cuisines. @southxsouthwest is a home-run, weekend pop-up initiative by Priyanka Raja and @revanta ; and serves up Malabari delicacies from the recipes inherited from their grandmothers, from a 100-year old family home in Kozhikode. @noborders_bynpk is a home-run initiative by Nicole Pereira- Khurana that has a beautiful menu curated from her exposure to Goan (by heritage), Gujarati (by birth) and Sindhi (by marriage) cultures. Food is known to be a conversation-starter for many a strangers and that's exactly what happened with Nicole, Priyanka and Revanta; leading to the ever-so-ambiguous "we should do something together" except that these guys realised it in a stunning way! The menu yesterday was a great medley of Malabari, Konkani, Portuguese and Goan cuisines, that came together so well! Here's what we had : Appams (made with red rice) Theeyal - Drumsticks and Shallots in a thick and spicy coconut curry Padavalanga Parippu Erissery - A thick dal made from toor and snake guard, garnished with roasted coconut Recheido Bhendi - Recheido, in Portuguese, means 'Stuffed'; and the stuffing masala is nice and sharp! We loved it, but not before wondering how this would taste with some jhinga 🙈 Kovakka Chutney - a well-spiced Ivy gourd (Tindola) chutney Kismur - tempered, fresh coconut salad Papadum - These made me miss sambhar-rice! The meal was ready for a pickup but Swiggy Genie acting up on weekends was a forgotten fact, yesterday (we were so excited about the food! It happens!) and hence we ended up picking the food ourselves which caused a 45-minute delay. It was really sweet of them to have made another batch of appams, fresh, in order for us to have a good experience! Yesterday's meal took me back, a few years in time, when we used to make impromptu trips to the coasts in Mangalore and parts of Northern Kerala just for the food. Looking forward to another meal from both these places soon!

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This afternoon we had two lunches from two diverse cuisines of India. While @rohanbhatt will tell you about the other one, I would like to share our experience with our first lunch for the day. 'Thali of Sindh' from the on going Sindhi Food Festival at @thegreenhouse_thehouseofmg . This is from their weekend collaboration with a homechef, @handlewithfood . My primary reason to order this thali was for the Dal Pakwaan which has been on my mind since a week now. In the pre-covid era, I'd have driven to Juna Wadaj and had the Dal Pakwaan off the streets, but in current times, I look out for more cleaner and hygienic solutions to my manic cravings for anything street-y. The food came in a huge 'House of MG' special tiffin bag, with each item neatly and separately packed. While my Dal Pakwaan craving was satiated without a trace of doubt, what was delightful was everything else that came alongwith! The Thom wari Bhindi and Bhee ki sabzi was a source of satisfaction for anyone who like the two vegetables and garlic! The macaroni and fox nuts sabzi overruled my primary cynicism of it. Kheerni was joyful! For 776 incl. of taxes (my swiggy genie charges were extra) the meal clearly served two adults with a decent appetite. To someone like me, for whom it is not an everyday meal, labelling the containers would've come handy. #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

This afternoon we had two lunches from two diverse cuisines of India. While @rohanbhatt will tell you about the other one, I would like to share our experience with our first lunch for the day. 'Thali of Sindh' from the on going Sindhi Food Festival at @thegreenhouse_thehouseofmg . This is from their weekend collaboration with a homechef, @handlewithfood . My primary reason to order this thali was for the Dal Pakwaan which has been on my mind since a week now. In the pre-covid era, I'd have driven to Juna Wadaj and had the Dal Pakwaan off the streets, but in current times, I look out for more cleaner and hygienic solutions to my manic cravings for anything street-y. The food came in a huge 'House of MG' special tiffin bag, with each item neatly and separately packed. While my Dal Pakwaan craving was satiated without a trace of doubt, what was delightful was everything else that came alongwith! The Thom wari Bhindi and Bhee ki sabzi was a source of satisfaction for anyone who like the two vegetables and garlic! The macaroni and fox nuts sabzi overruled my primary cynicism of it. Kheerni was joyful! For 776 incl. of taxes (my swiggy genie charges were extra) the meal clearly served two adults with a decent appetite. To someone like me, for whom it is not an everyday meal, labelling the containers would've come handy. #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

This afternoon we had two lunches from two diverse cuisines of India. While @rohanbhatt will tell you about the other one, I would like to share our experience with our first lunch for the day. 'Thali of Sindh' from the on going Sindhi Food Festival at @thegreenhouse_thehouseofmg . This is from their weekend collaboration with a homechef, @handlewithfood . My primary reason to order this thali was for the Dal Pakwaan which has been on my mind since a week now. In the pre-covid era, I'd have driven to Juna Wadaj and had the Dal Pakwaan off the streets, but in current times, I look out for more cleaner and hygienic solutions to my manic cravings for anything street-y. The food came in a huge 'House of MG' special tiffin bag, with each item neatly and separately packed. While my Dal Pakwaan craving was satiated without a trace of doubt, what was delightful was everything else that came alongwith! The Thom wari Bhindi and Bhee ki sabzi was a source of satisfaction for anyone who like the two vegetables and garlic! The macaroni and fox nuts sabzi overruled my primary cynicism of it. Kheerni was joyful! For 776 incl. of taxes (my swiggy genie charges were extra) the meal clearly served two adults with a decent appetite. To someone like me, for whom it is not an everyday meal, labelling the containers would've come handy. #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

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A few days ago, @mayurjobanputra mentioned the Vegetable shop on the road connecting YMCA and S.P Ring Road. The Ponk is roasted elsewhere and they sell it from the shop; and while they'd stored it in the fridge, the Ponk had retained the slightly burnt taste and it's sweetness. The લીંબુ-મરી ની સેવ was the highlight, since the sharpness of the limbu came through so good, that @eshashah12 had to ask - "અમાં ઉપર થી પણ લીંબુ નીચોવ્યું છે?" We were told that they keep limited quantities only. Does anyone know a place in Ahmedabad where they roast fresh Ponk? Cheers n Happy Eatin'!! #KoiTohTaajuPonkLaavoYaar #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #Ponk #winters

A few days ago, @mayurjobanputra mentioned the Vegetable shop on the road connecting YMCA and S.P Ring Road. The Ponk is roasted elsewhere and they sell it from the shop; and while they'd stored it in the fridge, the Ponk had retained the slightly burnt taste and it's sweetness. The લીંબુ-મરી ની સેવ was the highlight, since the sharpness of the limbu came through so good, that @eshashah12 had to ask - "અમાં ઉપર થી પણ લીંબુ નીચોવ્યું છે?" We were told that they keep limited quantities only. Does anyone know a place in Ahmedabad where they roast fresh Ponk? Cheers n Happy Eatin'!! #KoiTohTaajuPonkLaavoYaar #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #Ponk #winters

A few days ago, @mayurjobanputra mentioned the Vegetable shop on the road connecting YMCA and S.P Ring Road. The Ponk is roasted elsewhere and they sell it from the shop; and while they'd stored it in the fridge, the Ponk had retained the slightly burnt taste and it's sweetness. The લીંબુ-મરી ની સેવ was the highlight, since the sharpness of the limbu came through so good, that @eshashah12 had to ask - "અમાં ઉપર થી પણ લીંબુ નીચોવ્યું છે?" We were told that they keep limited quantities only. Does anyone know a place in Ahmedabad where they roast fresh Ponk? Cheers n Happy Eatin'!! #KoiTohTaajuPonkLaavoYaar #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad #Ponk #winters

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A Sugar-free Snack! These Khajur Discs are versatile because one can load them with dryfruits and seeds of your choice; also garnish this with coconut instead of poppy seeds. It makes for a great carry-on in your office bag and is winter friendly! Hope you find the comfort and confidence in making these at home and needn't buy it off the shelves. That way you are in complete control of the quality of ingredients that go in! Recipe in the highlights. #FestinWinterEnergizer #FiAxFestin #Contest #PaidPartnership #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

A Sugar-free Snack! These Khajur Discs are versatile because one can load them with dryfruits and seeds of your choice; also garnish this with coconut instead of poppy seeds. It makes for a great carry-on in your office bag and is winter friendly! Hope you find the comfort and confidence in making these at home and needn't buy it off the shelves. That way you are in complete control of the quality of ingredients that go in! Recipe in the highlights. #FestinWinterEnergizer #FiAxFestin #Contest #PaidPartnership #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

A Sugar-free Snack! These Khajur Discs are versatile because one can load them with dryfruits and seeds of your choice; also garnish this with coconut instead of poppy seeds. It makes for a great carry-on in your office bag and is winter friendly! Hope you find the comfort and confidence in making these at home and needn't buy it off the shelves. That way you are in complete control of the quality of ingredients that go in! Recipe in the highlights. #FestinWinterEnergizer #FiAxFestin #Contest #PaidPartnership #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

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The Vanishing Khaosuey The thing about a collaborative initiative or a pop-up or a takeover is, you don't really know who to talk about! Then I guess, that's the whole point of it, of both of them having created a unique event of rare occurrence. Instagram is a mad universe of beautiful food pictures and if you're as food-triggered as we are, you wouldn't help but think - "Yaar, how would this have tasted!?" We keep asking ourselves that when we look at the food made by home-chefs. All thanks to @seasaltcafe.ahm we finally did get to try it! @bowledoverbykari is an Instagram account by Karishma Mehta, a lawyer-turned-homechef (yay one more on this side of the fence! 😄). By popular demand, she branched out into making and sharing recipes of some gorgeous meals-in-a-bowl. Last Sunday, she took over @seasaltcafe.ahm for a 'Cosy Sunday Meal' and offered the following : Veggie/Spicy Mushroom Ramen Khaosuey Tofu Carpaccio Now, there's something you need to know about @eshashah12 , she sees the word 'Khaosuey' and needs a bowlful within the next 24 hours. And hence, our request was obvious! @chef.in.the.making , of Sea Salt Cafe, knows our obsession and excitement about good food; infact she shares that sentiment too and was kind enough to send us the Ramen and Carpaccio (There was a lot of food on our table! A lot!) The Ramen was loaded with Button and Shimeji Mushrooms which instantly made sure the house smelled divine! We're loving how more restaurants are using and familiarising the city with Shiitake, Portabello and Oysters too! And, while I was still digging into the bowlful of Ramen, somewhere on the other side of the table, somebody (I won't tell who!) made themselves a proper bowl of Khaosuey, shared half of it with my sister and finished the whole lot! #Satyavachan All I could taste was a couple of spoonfuls and can only imagine how intense it would've been! And hence as a sign of protest against this injustice, the Carpaccio was not shared with anyone but the father, which tasted so much better after a few moments of the silken tofu having rested in the flavourful Soy! We were indeed Bowled Over by Kari! How was your Sunday? #IPaidForIt

The Vanishing Khaosuey The thing about a collaborative initiative or a pop-up or a takeover is, you don't really know who to talk about! Then I guess, that's the whole point of it, of both of them having created a unique event of rare occurrence. Instagram is a mad universe of beautiful food pictures and if you're as food-triggered as we are, you wouldn't help but think - "Yaar, how would this have tasted!?" We keep asking ourselves that when we look at the food made by home-chefs. All thanks to @seasaltcafe.ahm we finally did get to try it! @bowledoverbykari is an Instagram account by Karishma Mehta, a lawyer-turned-homechef (yay one more on this side of the fence! 😄). By popular demand, she branched out into making and sharing recipes of some gorgeous meals-in-a-bowl. Last Sunday, she took over @seasaltcafe.ahm for a 'Cosy Sunday Meal' and offered the following : Veggie/Spicy Mushroom Ramen Khaosuey Tofu Carpaccio Now, there's something you need to know about @eshashah12 , she sees the word 'Khaosuey' and needs a bowlful within the next 24 hours. And hence, our request was obvious! @chef.in.the.making , of Sea Salt Cafe, knows our obsession and excitement about good food; infact she shares that sentiment too and was kind enough to send us the Ramen and Carpaccio (There was a lot of food on our table! A lot!) The Ramen was loaded with Button and Shimeji Mushrooms which instantly made sure the house smelled divine! We're loving how more restaurants are using and familiarising the city with Shiitake, Portabello and Oysters too! And, while I was still digging into the bowlful of Ramen, somewhere on the other side of the table, somebody (I won't tell who!) made themselves a proper bowl of Khaosuey, shared half of it with my sister and finished the whole lot! #Satyavachan All I could taste was a couple of spoonfuls and can only imagine how intense it would've been! And hence as a sign of protest against this injustice, the Carpaccio was not shared with anyone but the father, which tasted so much better after a few moments of the silken tofu having rested in the flavourful Soy! We were indeed Bowled Over by Kari! How was your Sunday? #IPaidForIt

The Vanishing Khaosuey The thing about a collaborative initiative or a pop-up or a takeover is, you don't really know who to talk about! Then I guess, that's the whole point of it, of both of them having created a unique event of rare occurrence. Instagram is a mad universe of beautiful food pictures and if you're as food-triggered as we are, you wouldn't help but think - "Yaar, how would this have tasted!?" We keep asking ourselves that when we look at the food made by home-chefs. All thanks to @seasaltcafe.ahm we finally did get to try it! @bowledoverbykari is an Instagram account by Karishma Mehta, a lawyer-turned-homechef (yay one more on this side of the fence! 😄). By popular demand, she branched out into making and sharing recipes of some gorgeous meals-in-a-bowl. Last Sunday, she took over @seasaltcafe.ahm for a 'Cosy Sunday Meal' and offered the following : Veggie/Spicy Mushroom Ramen Khaosuey Tofu Carpaccio Now, there's something you need to know about @eshashah12 , she sees the word 'Khaosuey' and needs a bowlful within the next 24 hours. And hence, our request was obvious! @chef.in.the.making , of Sea Salt Cafe, knows our obsession and excitement about good food; infact she shares that sentiment too and was kind enough to send us the Ramen and Carpaccio (There was a lot of food on our table! A lot!) The Ramen was loaded with Button and Shimeji Mushrooms which instantly made sure the house smelled divine! We're loving how more restaurants are using and familiarising the city with Shiitake, Portabello and Oysters too! And, while I was still digging into the bowlful of Ramen, somewhere on the other side of the table, somebody (I won't tell who!) made themselves a proper bowl of Khaosuey, shared half of it with my sister and finished the whole lot! #Satyavachan All I could taste was a couple of spoonfuls and can only imagine how intense it would've been! And hence as a sign of protest against this injustice, the Carpaccio was not shared with anyone but the father, which tasted so much better after a few moments of the silken tofu having rested in the flavourful Soy! We were indeed Bowled Over by Kari! How was your Sunday? #IPaidForIt

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After a long we re-experienced what an FiA enquiry does to you - it overwhelms the living soul out of you! We craved a good Saag-Roti combination, a few days ago, which was triggered by the fantastic meal sent by Arvinder Aunty (for everyone who's walked into the FiA FoodBelt at Weekend Window, know her as Maa who makes lip-smacking Chole Bhature!) Well, we were flooded with recommendations and the truth is - we did not know there were so many home-chefs who make such intense traditional Punjabi delicacies. @mridu_parikh , a Punjabi, married into a Gujarati family and settled in Ahmedabad, is an old member of the FiA Family and even participated at the #FiAStudio at the FoodBelt (oh how we miss WW). She discovered a whole new entrepreneurial spirit thereafter and deep-dived into serving the city her home-cooked meals. And as luck would have it, her weekend menu pleasantly crossed paths with our weekend cravings! The saag was delicious enough by itself but the makke di roti and white butter brought together the sharpness of ginger in the saag. The pickle was a delight to eat, too! #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

After a long we re-experienced what an FiA enquiry does to you - it overwhelms the living soul out of you! We craved a good Saag-Roti combination, a few days ago, which was triggered by the fantastic meal sent by Arvinder Aunty (for everyone who's walked into the FiA FoodBelt at Weekend Window, know her as Maa who makes lip-smacking Chole Bhature!) Well, we were flooded with recommendations and the truth is - we did not know there were so many home-chefs who make such intense traditional Punjabi delicacies. @mridu_parikh , a Punjabi, married into a Gujarati family and settled in Ahmedabad, is an old member of the FiA Family and even participated at the #FiAStudio at the FoodBelt (oh how we miss WW). She discovered a whole new entrepreneurial spirit thereafter and deep-dived into serving the city her home-cooked meals. And as luck would have it, her weekend menu pleasantly crossed paths with our weekend cravings! The saag was delicious enough by itself but the makke di roti and white butter brought together the sharpness of ginger in the saag. The pickle was a delight to eat, too! #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

After a long we re-experienced what an FiA enquiry does to you - it overwhelms the living soul out of you! We craved a good Saag-Roti combination, a few days ago, which was triggered by the fantastic meal sent by Arvinder Aunty (for everyone who's walked into the FiA FoodBelt at Weekend Window, know her as Maa who makes lip-smacking Chole Bhature!) Well, we were flooded with recommendations and the truth is - we did not know there were so many home-chefs who make such intense traditional Punjabi delicacies. @mridu_parikh , a Punjabi, married into a Gujarati family and settled in Ahmedabad, is an old member of the FiA Family and even participated at the #FiAStudio at the FoodBelt (oh how we miss WW). She discovered a whole new entrepreneurial spirit thereafter and deep-dived into serving the city her home-cooked meals. And as luck would have it, her weekend menu pleasantly crossed paths with our weekend cravings! The saag was delicious enough by itself but the makke di roti and white butter brought together the sharpness of ginger in the saag. The pickle was a delight to eat, too! #IPaidForIt #FoodaholicsInAhmedabad #Foodaholics #Ahmedabad #Livetoeat #Foodhunt #Foodfind #Foodblog #Foodwriters #Food #FoodLove #Foodgasm #Foodstagram #Instafood #Foodnetwork #Foodfeed #Foodtalk #Foodtalkindia #PlacesToEatInAhmedabad #FoodInAhmedabad #ThingsToDoInAhmedabad

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