20 August, 2011

The Ultimate 'Pet Pooja'






Are you familiar with the concept of food?
Must be, considering you eat every day.

Well I just happened to realize that this particular passion of mine has hardly gotten to occupy the limelight on my blog, hence the whole post dedicated to it.

That statement requires me to state my philosophy about food, which is


No, I’m not a glutton; I just love food, all kinds of it, in all shapes, sizes, varieties, assortments and… you get the point.
And I completely agree with Joey when he says, ‘Joey doesn’t share food’. I WILL get you an extra plate of fries but don’t expect to get away alive with picking food off MY plate.

Ok well, maybe a lot of people are going hungry while I’m contentedly polishing off my second plate of cheese penne, so I’ll share if you will give me proof that you are under-privileged in the ‘food’ department.

(I just read through this again for typos and find that I sound like a pompous pig; trust me, I’m just in love with the concept of food and food-affiliated entities. So please don’t judge me, I’m still the semi-nice girl who wrote The Bike Ride and Moments.)

Anyway, let’s talk grub:

Have you ever had ice-cream so awesome, that you don’t feel like eating it for fear that it’ll get over? The texture, just so smooth and creamy, while the bits of chocolate or butterscotch (or whatever you got) lend it that extra crunch that makes you go ‘MMMmmmmmmm…!’ making people around cast dubious and slightly perturbed glances at you, though you ceased to care long back when that first lick/bite rendered you oblivious to the Universe while you floated around in a state on nirvana stuck between the ninth and tenth clouds?


Have you ever bitten into the luscious crust of a pizza so exquisite that it makes your eyes water with sheer love for it? That first bite that has your stomach preparing for battle with the cheese dripping off so alluringly and the corn sizzling it’s way straight to you heart while the jalapenos steal your breath away… it makes you want to write poems describing a marvel, so common, yet so under-rated.


Have you ever dug into plain old dal-chaawal that Amma made, with that achaar, so lip-lickingly gob-smacking, that it becomes your comfort, your way of knowing everything is alright with the world? The achaar itself is a ninth wonder, so spicy and so tangy, with that right amount of bite that has you drinking water to quell the fiery sting on your tongue while reaching for more with the other hand.


Have you ever brewed a cup of coffee with so much care that one would think it was your baby, but little do they know that it IS your baby, so lovingly measured, so longingly filtered? The familiar and adored aroma hits your senses making you yearn, yes yearn, for one more whiff and before you know it, you have the packet/contained jammed up your face. You hold on to the cup for the sheer warmth it exudes while it expels rainy-day blues. And when you take that first sip, the light bitterness gets to your very soul, it warms up Life itself, makes the world a better place instantly and takes a headache right out of the window making the day deal-able, faceable in just a jiffy.


Now do you get why food is not just a part of life; food is what makes it so much more interesting, more light and wonderful. Also, they feature in most of our favorite memories: Amma’s home-cooked specialties that you start missing the moment you step out of home, that dark chocolate bar that got you through some tough nights, the crunchy cookies that gave you company while you slogged the night away on the presentation for the next day, the Maggi that was the highlight of so many hostel nights when you got hungry raising hell when you had an important submission the next day, the cold frappe that you almost spat out when he got down on one knee and proposed, right there. The chocolate hearts you got her for your first V-Day together… Food is omnipresent, the ultimate goal and the Mecca of all sorts of problems and people.

Worship or perish.

P.S: Yes, I do worship food, so much so that I will write an entire post about food-worship. No, I don’t have weight issues, not yet :P

P.P.S: These were just a few things I came up with, I could go on; if you want me to include a description about your favorite food, do tell me. If I have enough, I'll do a part two:D 

44 comments:

  1. well... luckily its time for Sehri here...the pre-dawn meal in the month of fasting for us...otherwise i would have been very angry with you for making me so much hungry... cant wait to eat something after reading you... and i thought i was the only one in this world but now i know there are others who cannot share their food :P i will do exactly the same...buy an extra but no share with anyone :)

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  2. Written from the heart.. every word of it strikes a chord... has made the foodie in me (who was resting these past two weeks) wake up and demand to be treated with respect again :-).

    So, I'm off to Brar's tonight :-) to cater to my inner foodie's demands (http://www.yelp.ca/biz/brars-sweets-and-restaurant-brampton)

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  3. Ah food...I love it too. Unfortunately that love has not been good for my body. So now I am aiming to eat healthy. Which means fewer pizzas and chocolates and bikkies...sigh. :/

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  4. WHAT ARE YOU?! A ROBOT!! - MONICA GELLAR. :P

    You wrote about food, and how DID you write about food in the first place without eating all your screen up, womaaan? :P

    Well i LOVE FOOD. My motto: Insaan ke duniya mein sirf teen kaam hai. Khana. Khana. Or sirf Khana.

    HAHAHA. SERIOUSLY!
    I am a crazy wala lover of Achaaar! You have no idea. And the Daal Chawal is probably the best dish ever that i cant get enough of. You know in Ramazan, we all are do addicted to Pakoras and Chats that this real feast doesn't get me a chance to devour them and now YOU POST!

    Haddh hai, marne wali hogai hun mein bhook se. :P
    EPIC POST!
    Keep eating!

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  5. WHAT IS THIS!! WHY ARE YOU DOING THIS TO US???
    I am drowning in my own pool of drool here. Bad hostel breakfast and i am starving and i read this!
    I AM IN PAIN!!
    Ok! Pizza and chocolate icecream are the greatest inventions of mankind!

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  6. @ Muhammad Israr, oh God, I did not even think of that -_- I'm so sorry, should have been more sensitive.

    and yes, sharing food sucks :@

    @ Sri, :D thanks,
    Ah, the foodie should never be deprived or denied:D
    And site up for maintenance -_-

    @ Psych Babbler™, oh come ON!! Not even the occasional indulgence? We live only once, lets do it in style - my motto.

    @ KN., thank you:D I tried really REALLY hard not to lick the screen when I was getting photos. I respect myself more for not having lost control :P

    A fellow blogger who has the right principles in life:P Waah!

    I should have kept in mind that Ramadan in on...-_- This could have been done later.. But anyway, I hope I helped stoke your appetite for when the fast breaks:)

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  7. I should NEVER read your blog early in the morning. Lesson Learnt.

    Damm! This post woke me up from my half-asleep state in a snap..! I could almost smell and taste that coffee and that icecream and pizza... you think dominos will be open this early? Well this successfully made me get up and am heading off into the kitchen..

    Part 2 eh? I can think of so many.. pani puri, chole batura, yummy gulab jamuns... oh dear god.. i think i need to stop!

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  8. now you are making me hungry...god, i would never be able to loose those extra pounds...i live to eat too :)

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  9. Looking at the post has already made me hungry...there could hardly be a person who doesn't love good food.

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  10. i cant believe you did that to me! :(:(
    i'm trying to diet here! :(:(:(
    i hate you!

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  11. RESPECTTTTTT !!!!!

    Reasons:-

    1. Finally someone who is openly affiliated to 'Live to to Eat' philosophy and not 'Eat to Live' philosophy.

    2. For quoting Joey Tribbiani with such accurateness; we are a diminishing species I tell you.

    3. I swear the ice-cream description made me refresh the page to make sure I wasn't on an erotica site and the pictures weren't of any help either in clearing this momentary confusion. :D

    CURSES

    1. Why do people describe awesome food stuff exactly when you are thousands of miles away from home?

    2. Why did you have to post about food during my exams? Now all I can think about is the Dal-Chaawal and Achar, Screw exams.

    Did I mention RESPECTTTTT???

    *Drowns in own saliva*

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  12. Foooooddddd!!

    The pictures!!!!!
    Uff, I saw all this while fasting and I feel hungry. I can eat a herd of elephants now =p

    Pizza is the best thing man has ever come up with, followed by ice-cream!

    *Licks the screen*

    Can I eat this post? =p

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  13. thats like the most yummy yummy post!!! Oh god I am Hungry!!!!!!!!

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  14. Have you ever eaten biryani so exqusite, cooked at the right amount of flame, for the right amount of time, seasoned with the right amount of spices? So exqusite that every bite gives you a palatal orgasm? That you don't care how many calories this is adding on to you, because at that moment, everything else has blanked out because of the aroma and taste of the rice and chicken?

    Have you ever eaten chocolate mousse so smooth and yumm, that it's almost sinful? The rich texture of chocolate making you want to get married to it and have babies with it,so that you can eat such amazing chocolate mousse all your life? Each spoon making you go 'mmmmmmm', that you don't even mind licking off the remnants from the container,oblivious to the amused looks you're getting from all around?

    Have you ever had sambar so tasty, right from the time the coconut was getting fried to be ground into a fine mixture, the very aroma of it getting cooked setting your stomach rumbling? You keep looking at the time and wait for lunch to be served. You don't see anything else on the table, just the big vessel of the spicy curry, seasoned with mustard and red chillies and curry leaves, a treat to the eyes as well as to your tummy. And then you proceed to relish the rice and sambar, not bothering to take any side dishes, because that's just not the way sambar is meant to be enjoyed. FInally, after an hour, your plate just as shiny as it was before you started eating, because you've licked it absolutely clean, you sit back with complete satisfaction, and be careful not to wash your hands with soap later on, not wanting to banish the heavenly scent from your fingertips.

    :P

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  15. hi,

    you are tagged here!

    http://myblogmyviews-gowthami.blogspot.com/2011/08/token-of-love.html

    smile,
    gowthami.

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  16. Yum yum yum..

    Oh man I'm a glutton too and this post has got me drooling :)

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  17. ahahaha!! :P :P I HATEEEE sharing my food too!!!
    and man the description of the ice - cream made me sooooooo hungry and the the pizza picture is literally tempting me to order for one rite away!!
    I'm not a huge fan of dal and rice.. Me is more of a curd rice loving girl :P :P.. I can eat curd rice anywhere and anytime!!!
    Put a warning before you post the 'Part 2'.. :P I shall read the post on a full stomach or get something along to eat while I read your blog! :P

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  18. Now I know why you were behind me from morning asking me to go through your new post!!
    The post: Superb!! Definitely obtains the purpose!! Really really really really mouth watering :(
    To you: I HATE YOU!!!

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  19. @ Red, dude, this IS the result of bad hostel food:D

    @ Chandana, :D LOL, I'm sorry but this was my way of dealing with a fierce craving:P And no Dominos opens only by 11 or so... drat -_-

    :D glad to be of any little service:P

    Let it all out, join the obsession:D

    @ SUB, pounds can be lost anytime, good food is more important;P Hi5!

    @ Kalyan, nobody, not one:))

    @ Indumathy, what did I do *innocent look*

    @ Atrocious Scribblings, :D THANK YOU!
    1. I try to say to like it is:P

    2. Yes, blasphemous indeed.

    3. :D So it means that the message I was trying to convey has been delivered accurately;P

    and
    1. Because they themselves are lots of miles away from home and is trying to ease out her frustration by dumping it on others?:P

    2. Please pig out and then go back to your papers:D

    :D Thanks again

    @ Hamza, elephants are tasty? All that raw, tough hide and all. Pizza the better don't you the thinks? :P

    They truly are wonderful creations:D

    YEWWxD
    Most welcome to try, you are... Almost did myself:D

    @ Cindrella, you're back!! :) Thanks..

    @ Spaceman Spiff, oh wow:D you're better at this :P

    And that has happened a time too many with me scraping the container making loud noises and the entire restaurant turning to look at me :P Have babies with it.. LOL

    Now that had me watering my plants :P

    @ Gowthami Nandigala, thank you so much:)

    @ Soumya, :D that WAS the general idea:P

    @ Viya, it's causes physical pain doesnt it:P
    Nope, no warning;P It'll take the effectiveness awayxD

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  20. I am hungry and at work now. :| so not cool :P

    Lovely, hungry inducing post :)

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  21. *scrolls up again to have a look at those gastric delights*
    Bows to the fact that there is someone so passionate about food that I feel I m not extreme case !
    Seriously feels awesome that there are people who eat and take delight in it (more than me then better!) and I can just blame my genes for the weight gain :P ;P

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  22. I just awarded you :d awesome blog. Grab it here: http://rawrseries.blogspot.com/2011/08/yesterdays-post-continued-stolen-shoe.html

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  23. Reading this post, I am feeling hungry already. Okay, I am headed for the fridge to see if anything is there, but before that, are you the one who is in that butterscotch ice cream advertisement, 'Kuch bhi karoge, khatam nahi hone doge' ?

    :)

    Cheers,
    Blasphemous Aesthete

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  24. I just awarded you :d awesome blog. Grab it here: http://rawrseries.blogspot.com/2011/08/yesterdays-post-continued-stolen-shoe.html

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  25. thats like the most yummy yummy post!!! Oh god I am Hungry!!!!!!!!

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  26. i cant believe you did that to me! :(:(
    i'm trying to diet here! :(:(:(
    i hate you!

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  27. I should NEVER read your blog early in the morning. Lesson Learnt.

    Damm! This post woke me up from my half-asleep state in a snap..! I could almost smell and taste that coffee and that icecream and pizza... you think dominos will be open this early? Well this successfully made me get up and am heading off into the kitchen..

    Part 2 eh? I can think of so many.. pani puri, chole batura, yummy gulab jamuns... oh dear god.. i think i need to stop!

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  28. WHAT ARE YOU?! A ROBOT!! - MONICA GELLAR. :P

    You wrote about food, and how DID you write about food in the first place without eating all your screen up, womaaan? :P

    Well i LOVE FOOD. My motto: Insaan ke duniya mein sirf teen kaam hai. Khana. Khana. Or sirf Khana.

    HAHAHA. SERIOUSLY!
    I am a crazy wala lover of Achaaar! You have no idea. And the Daal Chawal is probably the best dish ever that i cant get enough of. You know in Ramazan, we all are do addicted to Pakoras and Chats that this real feast doesn't get me a chance to devour them and now YOU POST!

    Haddh hai, marne wali hogai hun mein bhook se. :P
    EPIC POST!
    Keep eating!

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  29. This Post spoke my heart too....and that part about Coffee *sniff* made me yearn :D for more...:D Ghar ka daal chaawal! :( I am missing it nowwww! :D :D Priyanka, you are still the semi-nice girl! :D :D :*

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  30. You're student of dark arts! :P that was immpressive :D

    The layout is ssoo dark.

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  31. ahhh... fo.........od.
    can i just mention one thing, my body does not have a tendency to gain weight, seriosly m trying so much to gain weight, i can eat a lot more than you all suckers hahaha *runs away laughing in very evil manner *.. following you sweets!

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  32. Delicious Post, P..

    Yummy.. one of my fav fud (thr r soooo many of 'em, btw) is this dish called 'Chicken Casserole Pie' which u get at any of the Casa Picolas in B'lore.. super-must-try :)

    Lucky u! tht u dont hv weight issues.. I dont hv weight issues per se, me got shape issues.. I sometimes look like a mutant pear ...

    Delicious writing, P :)

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  33. i read this post at my workplace and bloody drooled like a dog!! and then the whole day i only spoke about food, food and food! i am day dreaming about a day when i will eat all of my favourites only! pizza, pasta, ice cream, puri chole, dal makhni, alu parantha, KFC chicken, ummmm.....mmmm....shit! i sound orgasmic! *looks around sheepishly*

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  34. Aww.. I think I got in here at the right time.. It is lunch time and I am feeling more hungry after reading your post..

    BTW, m feeling like having pizza and icecream... which we don't get here for lunch #sad#..

    Anyway, nice, refreshing & a delicious post :P

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  35. Did you really have to write THIS!!! I am now seized with intense cravings.....You had me drooling. You girl are going to pay for this...

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  36. Thanks for dropping by my blog.. it means a lot to me :) :)
    You too have a lovely blog... Followed you now :)
    Take Care, Stay Connected and Happy Blogging..!!
    *hugs*

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  37. @ Srinidhi, hopefully you got access to good food by now:P Thanks..

    @ maithili, Hi5 girl:) Food rocks:P
    And genes toh hain hi, we can always blame and get away with it as well:P

    @ Tay Tay, thanks sweetheart, it's an honor:)

    @ BA, naah:P but I were there wouldn't be an ad coz I would have polished off all the ice cream:P

    @ MSM, aww, thanks sweetheart, missing your posts btw:|

    @ Ifra Khaliq, :D I try, milady. Try refreshing, there some problem, that for the life of me, I can't work out :|

    @ Ginger,oh IHU :| I eat one chocolate muffin, ONE, and I gain three pounds and four pimples :(
    Thanks though:)

    @ R-A-J, fortunately for you and vice versa for me, I'm a vegetarian. So I have to take your word on the casserole:)

    Mutant pear, LOL. I snorted out loud at that and my roomie is casting weird glances at me:P
    Thanks:)

    @ HijiBijBij, HAHAHA, hopefully it didn't get you in any trouble:P

    @ CynicalOxymoron™, you are most welcome:P

    @ Sunil Padiyar, aww, itshokie:) have a nice dinner then:P
    Thanks:)

    @ Purba, :D LOL, I'm glad *sadistic smile* I'm stuck with hostel food..

    @ Madhulika, entirely my pleasure, thanks:)

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  38. God, your post is just making me hungry at 1AM... Lol

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  39. Hey Priyanka...while my post is not half as good as yours, it certainly did draw inspiration from your post, and I have linked back to it. Do visit sometime: http://srinivasiyer.blogspot.com/2011/08/foodie-special-weekend.html

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  40. Wow... this is nice... its like reading food erotica with flowing sensuousness... super delight :-)

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  41. @ Shaan, hopefully I replying after you've had access to three full meals and some:D

    @ Sri, thank you so much, I never thought my post would be the cause of any inspiration:) truly thankful for the linkback...

    @ Seeker of Equanimity, HAHAHA, now THAT description, I like:D

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  42. most welcome.
    I don't know why my comment is appearing twice here and that too on different days. I must have become a time-traveler or something :-)

    I hope you write a post on sizzling brownies soon.
    The hot brownie with chocolate sauce and a big scoop of ice cream. yummilicious to the core :D

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  43. @ SoE, :P nope, it was my experiments with weird stuff, sorry about that:D

    Sizzling brownies, yes, one that I will just as soon as I finish drowning in the images that have assaulted me *sigh*

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