Sunday, February 20, 2011

Episode 3 - Home food in an alien land......Visit to Delhi

Every working couple knows the relevance of having the weekend to themselves. We normally laze .....really laze it out.As a rule we rarely go out.. My DH reminds me after every weekend that " a weekend wasted is not wasted at all".But this weekend we had to go out. We had given a mixer jar to get repaired in sarojini market in Delhi and ultimately after almost 3 months we decided to go and get it back.We went with absolutely no plans for the day but had a wonderful day after all.This is what we did...

Our first stop was the INA metro station from where we were supposed to take an auto the market.Delhi Haat, which is one of the famous places in Delhi which has shops selling famous things from all over India.Even if one does not have any intention to buy , it is a wonderful place to browse around looking at the various hand craftsmanship of representatives of different states.If one is lucky, one may even stumble upon various activities which are organised there.The last time we went they had folk dances from various states and this time there was a comic con which many children seemed to enjoy. The food stalls especially are a delight to food lovers, as one can taste food from various states just by going there. Today we felt a little hungry and didnot want to experiment and went to kerala stall just to eat something but the kappa and meen curry along with the fish fry we ordered was so tasty that just had to order two plates of the same thing.It felt almost like home food and in an alien land it was really really a happy feeling to get such good food so we indulged ourselves.

After that we were joined by a very good friend of ours, RNS who knows the places better than us and he told us of a better place to eat in INA market.So after we got our mixer jar back we went to this place named "kerala hotel".The place was buzzing with so many keralites that for one moment one could even forget that they were indeed in the other end of the country.It is quite an unassuming place in fact more like a thatt kada. but oh one should not go by the look of the place as it was extremely jam packed, it is a place where people come purely for the joy of eating as its not possible to dawdle over food as there are usually people waiting for a place to sit .Of course everyone has their fill and at their own pace.

We were three of us and we ordered three different dishes,One meals with fried fish ( which obviously was for me) and one chicken biryani and beef biryani. we all enjoyed our food very much and the helpings were quite worth the money they took form us and i promise you, this is the first time i have had a full fledged meal for three in Rs250/- after coming to North India and felt it was more than worth it.So thankful to RNS for showing us the place and so thankful to kerala hotel which does such a good job, we returned home with a full and satisfied feeling.

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