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My Trip To India

Posted on 02/01/2014 at 03:43 PM by Madhu Gadia

My Trip To India

In November, I went to India for 2 weeks. Although I go to India approximately every 3-4 years, for me it’s always a big deal. This was a short and sweet visit. Before, I left; I made all these grand plans to make this trip a culinary journey, to learn new recipes and cooking secrets from the great seasoned home cooks. But once I landed in India, it all changed. I pretty much lost all control of what I ended up eating. The food just appeared and we ate what we were served. After all, we were the guests, and every house we visited prepared their specialties, or I should say if we were at my relative’s house, they prepared my favorite foods, and my husband’s family prepared his favorite dishes.

We were well fed, and I have no complaints. Most of the time we were served, what I would classify as comfort foods – foods we grew up with. It’s these little gestures of caring and love that I find completely overwhelming; when my 80 year old uncle says, "Madhu I bought this guava just for you, because I know how much you love it," or my aunt makes me a muli paratha (Dakon stuffed flatbread) for breakfast, and insists that I eat it when it is straight off the griddle, hot and crispy. This is ultimate love.

Although, I didn’t learn any new recipes in the short two weeks, I managed to squeeze in most of my favorite foods. One of my favorite things to eat in India is "street foods." Although, I am careful about what I eat from the street vendors now, I avail every opportunity to buy foods such as fresh roasted peanuts, grilled corn, or baked sweet potatoes. The family sometimes laughs at my little quirks, but hey, I have such a short time to get everything I need. My visit to India is just as much about food as it is about visiting family and friends. One of these days, I hope to travel to India, and learn variety of regional cuisines, we’ll see. Until then, comfort foods are great.

Here are some of the photos from my trip.  Enjoy!

Madhu in India    Indian Grocery Store   Painted Art on Hands 

Painted Art on Feet  

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Wow, who did the henna work on your feet? That's amazing!
Sleary | https://www.cfscamp.com/blog/ | 10/22/2019 at 12:19 AM
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