Good sleep + good food = perfect start to 2015

Fried prawns, duck and beef curry, fried king fish

Fried prawns, duck and beef curry, fried king fish

The start to 2015 has been just as I had imagined it to be – back to being a kid of my parents, back to living in the home I grew up in, back to being as dependent as possible.

Gulab Jamun

Gulab Jamun


I was welcomed home with my wife (who is visiting the country for the first time) with a New Year’s eve party at home, something that was trying to fill in the large blanks left over the years of the umpteen new year get togethers with the family friends of the good old school days.

Grilled chicken.. cooked in the microwave oven

Grilled chicken.. cooked in the microwave oven

The seats amongst the kids were empty, as the kids had grown up, apportioned to various nooks and corners of the world.


It was a get together that wasn’t happening for a long while, something that used to happen as a matter of a routine a decade ago. The return from a month long fast, made the taste of home food even more relishing.


The weather has been kind, not exactly bone chilling as I am used to at this time of the year.. minimum of 8 degress is bearable.

Chicken cutlet

Chicken cutlet


Impromptu Dhe Puttu visit



Been breaking my head over a presentation and eventually once it got done and dusted, decided to head out for a break. Since no movie timings were conducive, me and my friend decided to check out Dileep’s Puttu house. Being pretty close to our college, we headed to the hotel only to be held at the door and be ‘listed’ for a table. No. 77.

After a 5 min wait, a table got free and we were shown in. The dark dim lit walls with the ‘puttu on wheels’ are the highlight of the interior design.



The menu is studded with a series of puttu – erachi, roasted banana, cashew and dates, pinapple, marble etc etc.. I ordered a roasted banana puttu to start with.  Ordered chemmeen curry to accompany it with the papadam.

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One more puttu for a second round.. this time the pineapple puttu



It took them a total of 5 min to serve a puttu in total. The steamy hot puttu almost blisters your finger as you settle it on to your plate. The puttu is so soft that it almost melts through. Ordered a mango juice to go with it. Overall took just half an hour in total for a good dinner. Probably a bit pricey but nevertheless the ambience is indeed worth savoring.