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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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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