Saturday, October 26, 2013

Three Stages

There are three stages of running a runner always experiences..

The air beneath in his feet,
The sound of him breathing in his chest,
The throb in his head and finally,
The mind over matter stage.

That's four stages. Not three.

(Began running after nearly 5 years today and am glad its a beginning)

Monday, October 21, 2013

50 Dishes to try in Delhi

So a friend shared a list that made me weep and howl for the lack of check marks I could have put against it. None the less. For the benefit of those in Oman and nations even further away, here is a list of places that I need to check in soon.

In random order.
  • Peeli Dal at Shakahari, Chawri Bazar
  • Fish Fry at Ganesh, Karol Bagh ( Gurudwara Chowk)
  • Bedmi Aloo near Naugarha, Chandni Chowk
  • Aloo Tikki at Natraj Cafe, Chandni Chowk
  • Papri Chaat outside UPSC Building, Shahjahan Road
  • Kakori Kebabs at Aap Ki Khatir, Khan Market
  • Cream Chicken Kebabs at Salim's, Khan Market
  • Chicken Tikka Rolls at Khan Chacha, Khan Market
  • Chicken Changezi at Chicken Planet, Tyre Market, Near Filmistan
  • Poori Aloo of Ramchand, Chhota Bazar, Shahdara
  • Chhole Bhature at Odeon Sweets, Bhagat Singh Marg, Gole Market
  • Mutton Dish at Ashok Meat Dhaba, Shop No. 42, Subhash Chowk, Sadar Bazar
  • CP Chicken Pepper Steak at United Coffee House, E- Block, Inner Circle
  • Dal Meat at Embassy, D- Block, Inner Circle
  • Tomato Fish at Kwality, Regal Building
  • Double Egg Single Mutton Kathi at Nizam's Kathi Kabab, Plaza Building
  • Set Dosa at Sagar, Defence Colony Market
  • Bombay Duck at Swagath, Defence Colony Market
  • Rice with Gunpowder & Ghee, Andhra Bhawan
  • Bisi Bele Bhath, Karnataka Food Centre, Karnataka Sangha, Rao Tula Ram Marg
  • Chicken Pakodas at Moti Mahal Delux, Greater Kailash- I, M- Block Market
  • Butter Chicken at Havemore, Pandara Road Market
  • Kashmiri Kebabs at Gulati, Pandara Road Market
  • Dab Chingri at Fire, The Park, CP
  • Gushtaba at Chor Bizarre, Hotel Broadway, Asaf Ali Road
  • Chicken Haldighati at Colonel's Kebabs, Defence Colony Market
  • Nargisi Kofta at Karim's, Jama Masjid
  • Veggie Cutlets at Coffee Home, Baba Kharak Singh Marg
  • Pakistani Biryani at DeeZ Biryani Kababs
  • Mutton Mince at St Stephen's, Delhi University
  • Kosha Mansho at Oh Calcutta, Nehru Place
  • Mutton Barra at Bukhara, ITC Maurya, Diplomatic Enclave
  • Pizzas at Flavors, Under Moolchand Flyover
  • Khao Suey at The Kitchen, Khan Market
  • Patrani Mekong Basa, Indian Accent ( The Manor, Friends Colony West)
  • Black Cod with Miso at 360 Degrees, The Oberoi
  • Stalin's Beard at Nanking, Vasant Kunj ( opp. DPS Vasant Kunj)
  • Peking Duck at China Kitchen, Hyatt Regency
  • Hunanese Braised Prawns at The Chinese, Middle Circle, CP
  • Green Tea Noodles at The Monk, Galaxy Hotel, Sec. 15, Gurgaon
  • Dim Sum at Tea House of the August Moon, Taj Palace
  • Kadha Prasad at Gurudwara Bangla Sahib
  • Badam Halwa at Saravana Bhawan, Janpath, CP
  • Kancha Golla at Annapurna Mishtanna Bhandar, Chandni Chowk
  • Saffron Lassi at Kaleva, Bangla Sahib Road, Gole Market
  • Chocolate Pudding at Angels in My Kitchen, Defence Colony
  • Jalebis at Old & Famous Jalebiwala, Dariba, Chandni Chowk
  • Karachi Halwa at Chaina Ram, Next to Fatehpuri Masjid
  • Hot Butter Scotch at Nirula's
  • Neembu Soda and Pan at Prince Pan, Greater Kailash- I, M- Block Market

Now to find someone who can complete this journey with me.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Dinner - III

A post after nearly a month or more. Continuing the promise I made to write about encounters over meals, this one gets me nearly close to the one a month target I set for myself in Jan. The past encounters listed here and here can be read if anyone missed the last two.

The two people I managed to get supper and brunch with happen to be known people. However, the amount people tell you about themselves over a meal can be a bit more than what they would normally do.

  • Bro - No one can call her that although she would call anyone and everyone the same faster than you can say.... A chance decision of a quick bite in the last few months she would say she has at work (and still not leave) made this dinner almost a quick dash. It was fun at this place opp IIT Delhi at a cafe covered in post it notes. Makes for an excellent disguise for flaking walls. You loose track where the wall was bad and where it had the post its. The meal was fun. She spoke, I listened. That is always how its been and hope it stays that way. You cant do much either.
  • Gangster - Not by acts but by the sheer approach to life and also her phone's auto correct. She ordered - I ate. I also found out that she never knew she was Punjabi and also was related to a famous Indian dacoit. I paid the bill (cant take chances) that was pure veg but filled with chatter around her life, ex crushes and what she does is why. One epic meal.
More until later.