Chawal ke Phare (Stuffed Dumplings)

Phare dumplingHow baffling and somewhat mystic is the complexity and nuiances of web of emotions, us humans, have weaved through the evolution. I wonder so often when and how our ancestors who were hunting, learning to lit fire, domesticate the animals, form packs, started to do things which were beyond basics, beyond mere survival; sort of graduating towards top of the Maslow’s hierarchy of needs (This is how Maslow’s prism looks like). In those hundred and thousands of years of evolution somewhere our species learned to cook and satisfy our palates instead of just producing energy to survive. It overwhelms me to think how food is not just food for us; it is so many emotions, trails and errors, accidents and journey of our ancestors through thousands and thousands of years. Continue reading

Fish Pakora or Indian Fish Fingers

Fish Pakora (Fish fingers)We recently explored a close by local market and you wont believe what a joy that place is. Crammed, warm, congested and smelling of everything possible, this place offers fresh and variety of vegetables and fruits (also so inexpensive ;). This place has become a definitive weekend stop. Well, i am not sure what it says about us but it is definitely getting us a lot of fresh produce. That is how we get a lot of fresh fish these days and that is a very happy news for us. Continue reading