A fun filled Foodie Get-Together :)


It was an amazing get together with friends yesterday – A Foodie One I must say 🙂

Ambica is a lady who is always kind and smiling with a heart so wide open that she has always been there for me here ever since I moved to SG. Whenever I need her the most and by most which has 99% been for yummy konkani delicacies 😉 – a home away from home, she has been there 🙂

Yesterday was one more foodie get together at Ambica’s, with Raghu, Sudhir, Rohith and the lovely couple 😉 (no prizes for guessing here 😛 ). As usual, full of fun, a lot of food and still more food happened. 🙂

With Raghu & Sudhir turning into forced bachelorhood, Rohith about to leave bachelorhood, this meet up was nice but would have been more fun if Aks and Jaya too were around with the kids. Nonetheless, Jhankis were not deprived of 🙂 and the menu was quite a thing with a fish starter, paneer chilly, stuffed mushroom and paneer ghee roast. All finger licking good (yeah, I meant it for the veggie part here 😛 ). Main course had Pulav with Raita and Pomfret fish (as I heard it 😀 ) cooked inside a banana leaf. Drools heard over the room 😀

Paneer Ghee Roast
Paneer Ghee Roast
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Falooda
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Paneer Chilly
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Stuffed Mushrooms
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Chicken Something 😀
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Pomfret Masala on Banana leaf

Master Vinayak with his super energetic “Bappa” calls filled total energy to the evening and yes those “Pachi” calls did pinch a bit 😛 (Mugdha are you reading? 😛 )

The Kokke Gang :)
The Kokke Gang 🙂

Thanks Ambica and Bavaji for being such an amazing host, having us all over for this amazing evening. A BBQ early 2017 on the cards 🙂

Cheers,
Muki

ALAMBO – A mushroom which Konkani’s love :)


Pardon me people, but this post completely will be for my Konkani GSB Community so it will contain many Konkani terms, so please bear with me 🙂

“ALAMBO” is kind of a mushroom which is seen only in Dakshina Kannada. The specialty of this “ALAMBO” is that it is not grown, but once rains starts pouring down, on mountains tops we get this under the soil :). Yes, you heard me right – Under the soil is where this mushroom takes its birth 🙂

During this particular time, I guess there is no such Konkani family who has not bought this mushroom and savored it atleast twice or thrice irrespective of the cost. As it is widely known, Konkani GSB community is such a community which values “FOOD” the most 🙂 Yes, I mean it. Its Pyet Pooja first and then comes the rest! Cost of the food item is never taken into account. Seasonal fruits or vegetables or for that matter be it anything GSB Konakani’s make it a point they have it 🙂

So many kinds of dishes are prepared out of this mushroom. To name a few Alambe Phanna Upkari, Alambe Bajo, Alambe Butti, Alambe Sannapolo etc etc. Its just mouth watering dish which I have always fancied having. When the rains pour down, its so amazing to have this spicy dish which my mom prepares.

Its just Mom’s greatness, she never eats it but never thinks twice to prepare ALAMBe dish for us 🙂 Love you amma.

Cheers
Muki