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…

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…

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’s the most famous food from your city?

Answer by Raakhee Venugopal: I’m from Ernakulam,’The Queen of the Arabian Sea’…a city in the state of Kerala,India. I guess some of the most famous food from where I come from are these… Karimeen Fry Pearl spot fish marinated in a mixture of lemon juice, red chillies, other ingredients and later deep fried. Karimeen Pollichathu…