Archive for June, 2011


Upma- The ultimatum!

Each and every person in this world does enjoy having good food, right? I mean even me… Considering all the need of our gastrosexuals in the planet, I was pleasently surprisd to hear that a traditional indian dish was the deciding food in the latest season of Top Chef Masters…

Th chef in question, had prepared this so-very-simple dish and ultimately went on to win the competition…Also, Padma Lakshmi being on the panel, this definitely made my day.. but also really surprising considering the miniscule popularity the same dish enjoys here in India. Well, let me give you an idea…

Uppumaavu (colloquially known as “Upma”) is a dish that was earlier considered to be a quick-fix dish when the ladies out of the house run out of ideas on the menu for the day… Dreaded by children and working-men, scoffed at by people the now-infamous Upma has enjoyed a declining popularity amongst the people here. The dish is only the last resort if we don’t have anything left to make that leaves at the bottom of the “most-preferred” dishes…

However, now with this news that a dish that was being scoffed literally felt like me being slapped by it for mocking and dismissing the dish as one that was meant for oldies and the sickly!!! 😉

The humble upma has now gone up several notches in the popularity ratings that I now have mastered the art of even cooking the dish(the things we have to do to maintain our status.. Sheesh!)

But nevertheless I’m equaly ecstatic that a dish that is a part of my city’s cuisine charmed the likes of the western world, at a time when we tend to gorge on pasta’s and pizza’s.. Well, let me go and make some more..

Upma- From being scoffed to the scrumptious!

For all of you who want to know more about the dish in question, wiki’s helps you out:http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Upma

Enjoy the meal.. Bon appetit! 🙂

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I’m Back…

Hello my dear bloggers, I’m pretty much sure that many of you might get the thought of “me being back from the dead”, but I did not have much of a choice but to take a long break as I had a lot of things to settle on the personal front.

Well, I am not sure if my followers(present if any!) are still there but nevertheless I have decided to continue after quite a long time hoping to receive support from your side as well.

I am slowly getting back into the groove and you can expect some more posts from my end as regularly as possible!!!

I will also be snooping around my regular blogs that I follow and catch with them soon enough. I am not going to rant on but will do so soon, probably the weekend…

So please do keep showing your support as you can expect some changes in terms of environment from my end as I am gearing for a shift which I will let you eventually, thus until next, best wishes to everybody… 🙂

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