Tuesday, January 09, 2007
jalebi and gaathia
we are having a mild winter in mumbai these days.continuous blowing of the cold wind.some woolens have come out of the closet. many people have been affected by sore throat and cough. surely,telltale signs of winter. and when i feel a tingling sensation in my throat, i could think of no better remedy than my favourite jalebi with gaathia. a small indulgence which really titilliates the taste buds.
jalebi and fafda gaathia is a fantastic combination. the last time i had it was last month when i was driving down from raipur to titilagarh. i stopped in a wayside gujerati teashop in khariar road and had this combination. the true marks of a good jalebi are its thinness and orange colour.eaten with the yellow coloured gaathia and sometimes green chutney, it is a heavenly feeling when the succulent jalebi enters your mouth. i have a friend who goes to the mafatlal swimming pool at chowpatty every morning come rain or sunshine. for a swim. and enjoys his well earned jalebis alongwith the yellow fafda after the swim.
so wake up and smell the jalebi. do some exercise and come back and have it. your conscience will not prick.