Let me share with you all why I named this blog as tandooripanipurilife. The reason is that PK loves loves loves tandoori food. Specially Non-Veg preparations like tandoori chicken, tandoori chicken tikka, kababs etc & tandoori roti & naans & paneer tikkas & kulchas in Veg preparations, hence Tandoori for PK 🙂
I know, short and sweet description for tandoori, now go on and read why panipuri!!
Yes you are correct. One more “P” favourite on the list after my sweetypie PK, Pastas, Pizzas & Pulavs. I AM CRAZY FOR PANIPURI. Like if I don’t eat it every week-end I will go crazy & then I will have to prepare it at home during week days so that I can satisfy my craving. When I was new here in Sydney PK took me to hundreds of restaurants here but restaurant Panipuri never satisfied me, I want laari waali panipuri, the unhygienic one, in those china plates, from the dirty guy who might not have taken bath (as people say, to make me stop eating) 😦
A height of my craziness is that many times during my first year here, I use to crave it at 11.00pm at night. Why at night?? Because of the time difference in India & Australia. When it is evening in India, “my normal time of eating panipuri for years”, it is 11.00 pm here in Australia. No, no I did not use to go back to sleep, read on….
To satisfy this craving I use to wake up at 11.00 pm after 2 hours of sleep, rubbing my eyes, go to the kitchen, watch the videos on how to make puris, (I knew how to prepare the pani but have never made puris in my life and neither my Mom use to make them), then literally making the dough & fry puris while crying. Yes, I used to cry on not been able to eat Panipuris when I really want to & not been able to find any laariwaalas on the streets here 😦
And believe me I can eat more than 50 panipuris in one go. Back in India, my every day dinner was panipuri. Ya, seriously!! Mom use to warn me in the afternoon to not to eat panipuri in evening & then skip dinner, it is not good for health, don’t eat every day, everything should be eaten in limit but when I used to step out of home in the evening, either to go to the tailor for dresses or to buy any stationary for school or college or for any reason I just could not come back home without eating panipuri, I just cannot. It will be like I have missed a very important thing in my day. Although after looking at my lips which have turned pink due to spicy chaat, Mom used to understand that I am returning after eating panipuri & I am going to skip dinner. lol
I still recall the days after our engagement, PK & I used to talk on phone every afternoon & when he used to ask me my plans for the evening, eating panipuri was always on top of the list & PK used to get worried how he will be able to find my choice of chaat nearby his place that too in foreign country.
I am happy that the area, where we live now is near to the Indian Super market where they have panipuri stall every weekend. The guy who makes panipuri literally laughs at me when he sees me entering the supermarket every weekend. I know how embarrassing but I could not help myself 😦
Everyone in our friend circle (there must be at least 30 friends in our circle) knows about this craziness of mine and whether you call it co-incidence or my bad luck, every time I am standing there and gulping on the panipuris, one or other friend will come to market for Indian grocery shopping & catch us there. And believe me they have to say this sentence every time “It will be very unusual if we don’t see N in the supermarket, near the stall eating panipuris” whoever sees me will remember to spread this news to everyone, so that they can say “ OH, I also saw N eating PP, Oh you also saw N, Oh you too, you too???” Phew!!!
Well, so, there you go people, tandoori for PK & panipuri for me & this blog is about our lives so tandooripanipuri lfe 🙂
I hope you all have a very happy weekend. I hope you all enjoy, have loads of fun with family, relax & eat delicious panipuri this weekend, eat one on my behalf too, I am toh surely going to eat it and would like to eat few for you all as well, will not miss a chance 😉