Few years ago, I remember telling a friend that should you need anything, I am just a phone call away – connectivity seemed to exist or at least hypothetically!! I recently moved to India, and in my hometown where once “in-person” was an IN thing I got introduced by my cousin to the website “Just Dial” http://www.justdial.com/ Whatever you need is available starting from food, car rentals , daily grocery, housing, travel &ticketing, education information, other services. You name it and you got it!
Damn ! the technological advancement “a friend” got replaced by “Just Dial” 🙂
I have lived in the D.C. Metro area for about 10 years. There are many indian restaurants in the area that cater decent food. All these years I have searched ardently for a Gujarati Thali in the area without success until very recently. Opened in September 2015, located in Ashburn, Virginia about 30 miles from Rockville ( 495/VA267)or Washington D.C( George Washington Memorial Parkway/VA267). – Rupa Vira’s Signature restaurant serves gujarati thali on weekends.
Gujarati thali is little different than regular thalis that you would find in any Indian restaurant- it brings staple food from my home state – usually has two curries, lentils, sweet, farsan ( snack – which is usually steamed or fried), indian pickle, papad, buttermilk drink (Chas).
Menu for Signature’s gujarati thali included
Tindola nu shaak (ivy gourd curry)
Undhiyu ( medley of vegetable- typical in the winter season in India)
Vaal ( Lentil)
Kadhi( made of yogurt and chickpea flour)
Rice , Puri, Papad,Chaas
Sweets- Rasmalai, Ghughra (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gujia)
Farsan – khaman(made from chickpea flour), patra (battered and steamed colocasia leaves), lilva kachori (coconut and pigeon peas)
Indian salad (kachumber) and indian pickle
I would definitely recommend going to Rupa Vira’s Signature restaurant- absolutely worth the drive!
Often times, my boss has asked me what do I do for 8 hours in office, I look at him puzzled ….. I will need to report to him at some time , so I decide to write a poetry for him..
Its called for the “LOVE of Electronics”.. (ref: project i was working on at that time)
Why are you staring at me? I am just a BLACK BOX
Stop!! Don’t sway from side to side ..I got no label ..I am just a black box
They say I control things, I give current and I get HOT!
Ouch.. they drilled a hole in me, it hurts…
Oh wait, I got a companion , a white cable; she is sweet 🙂
Its dark in here..i got this blinking light on me but its no good!
Sigh.. I am just a BLACK BOX
I am sitting in dark , collecting dust , all alone..
Sigh ..I am just a BLACK BOX
They are arguing… I can’t hear right…
hmmm… they got a label to put on me….
Sigh… I WAS once just a BLACK BOX!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Coming from India, I knew only 2-3 types of peppers that are commonly used in Indian cooking. I was introduced to different variety of peppers by a co-worker which changed the long held definition of pepper for me – SPICY or HOT. Peppers, a vital ingredient of cooking has caught my attention enough to turn it into a research project ….Hopefully blogs will be more peppery!!!!