What is the best sandwich you have ever had? Pictures welcome!

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Bombay Vegetable Cheese Grilled Sandwich I have had several kinds of sandwiches all my life, but this one rules supreme. Commonly called ‘Veg Sandwich’ in Mumbai, it is essentially street food. Wherever you see roadside food vendor carts selling chaat items, you can be sure that there will be at…

Do Hindus in Kerala eat beef?

So the answer seems to be “yes” – curious to know the reason of this deviation of Kerala Hindus from the mainstream Hindu tradition in rest of India – can anyone tell the reason behind this? (FYI: no offence intended) Since many people here have answered this question, could you people answer the below question…

What was your favorite childhood snack?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Ah! Childhood snacks! Strangely though, I refused to limit them to just my childhood…I eat them even now and I don’t care if the world chooses to judge me on this. Having grown up in a typical south Indian family, our snacks were usually stuff that our parents and their…

What are some ideas for Indian food items suitable for travel?

What are some make-ahead vegetarian Indian food items, which would stay good without fridge and can be eaten without re-heating. The items I can think of are: Parathas – can be stored up to 2 days Veg pulao – up to a day. Any other ideas please ? Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: When my…

What are the biggest ironies in the world?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: This one’s my favorite… Although cooking is traditionally considered to be a woman’s ‘department’ in most households (especially Indian ones), almost all of the world’s greatest cooks are men – Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Oliver, Wolfgang Puck, etc. Yes, there are famous women chefs too, but the men are clearly way…

Why are Indians so much obsessed with Chapati?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. It’s not like ‘all Indians’ are obsessed with chapati. Not all of us have chapati as a part of our daily diet. For instance, I’m from a state in south India. Our staple food is parboiled brown rice and its derivatives. Chapati is a fairly…

How healthy are South Indian foods?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: Thank you for the A2A. Malayali here. And I’ll base my answer exclusively on foods we take on a regular basis in Kerala. Kerala cuisine is one of the healthiest of all Indian cuisines, thanks to extensive use of steam cooking as opposed to deep frying and the choice of…

What is the best sensation you’ve ever had?

Answer by Raakhee V. Menon: I’ve had a few 😀 And I’ll share them here. The first time I went on a ropeway I was around 19 then we were at Malampuzha Dam in Palakkad. The picture I’ve shared is of the ropeway at Malampuzha. The ropeway moved over the river and the park several…

What are some delicious desserts of your country/place?

Most destinations, most countries or most cities have a dessert they can boast of, in which you can taste the history of that place. Some sweet treats that you identify with that place. Pictures appreciated. Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: INDIA I’m going to share my favorite desserts from various parts of India 😀 *rubs hands…