06 January, 2008

Slu.........rrrrrrrp :)

Simple Delights of Life

Mangoes, Carrots, Indian Gooseberries and Pineapples in Brine are the speciality of small “Gaadi” in Kerala. Just one look at them and I was floored. It was our favourite thing to munch on during our stay in Wayanad. I call them Simple Pleasures of Life… I am sending these pics to my dear friend Jyothsna of Curry Bazaar who is hosting this month's RCI-Kerala.

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Small Gaadi called Untu Vandi selling Mangoes, Carrots, Pineapple and Gooseberries in Brine.
Location: Wayanad, Kerala
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Beautifully arranged Fruits in Brine
Location: Wayanad, Kerala
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PS: Thank you everyone for your lovely wishes through mails, comments and messages. I am bit held up with my project launch. I will be back with more recipes and memories soon. Till then Happy Cooking and Blogging.

38 comments :

  1. my my don't we all love those :) The mangoes and gooseberries never taste like those sold on the carts, I have never been able to recreate the taste. Maybe it is just the childhood experience itself. Take it easy! Don't work too hard :)

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  2. lovely snaps...Waiting for u to get free and post some interesting recipes

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  3. Hey sia.. all the best for ur project and lukin forward for the best recipes..

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  4. Good to see you back. We will be waiting for your wonderful recipes.

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  5. Looks so lovely. The pleasures of India!

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  6. drool..eating all this is and will be my fav...

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  7. Happy New Year to you and your loved ones, Sups! These are really cute pictures :). Slurp, indeed!

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  8. Wow! You went to Kerala... I am soo jealous... :(

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  9. Sia, nice to hear from you again...lovely pics :-)

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  10. Never got this in amchi mumbai. What a beautiful cart.

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  11. wow sia thats just slurp... its nearing lunch time kane .... :) happy new year dear and looks you had a wonderfull time ..!

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  12. oh, the mangoes look so damn good!!!!

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  13. Love the woodsy look of the place, am jealous!

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  14. Sia,
    Just remind me of those street side vendors selling gooseberries, jambu neraLe and other stuffs outside the church gate..
    Happy New year to you girl.

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  15. I remember eating the same when I was in Wayanad last year. I ate the pineapple slices (after a long arduous hike up a hill) and they were delicious along with the green chilli that they put in. Oh you have brought back memories of a great holiday

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  16. Sia!! Love that first picture!! It looks incredible and my favourite is goosberries in brine. OOh still that childhood days taste lingers!!!
    and hey don't work too hard and hope everything goes well on your project!

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  17. Nellikai in the bottle made my mouth water!! You visited Kerala, lucky girl. Lot of B'lore people visit Munnar estates. Looking forward to read more. RCI is Kerala this month, great co-incidence!:)
    Yeah, I intend to keep all the resolutions this year, hardest to keep is "just 2-3 dishes per post" but the rest will stay, believe me!!

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  18. Hey my mouth is also wattering.
    Was our favourite snack when i was at school. In the season all of us used to bting them the raw ones and the pickled ones.
    We used to eat the raw ones with salt and then drink water as the water tasted so sweet then yummmy

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  19. Looks yum! I thought that was an entry to RCI :) Hope you had a great time at Wayanad!

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  20. Heyy...so u took a trip in Kerala too on ur vacation?! Hope u had a greta time at home with family.....

    A nostalgic pic...we call this "unthu-vandi" :)

    Shn

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  21. Oh!! mouthwatering!!!! That's the magic of India!! Simple pleasures!!! Ah!!!

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  22. I have never been to Wayanad. Gotta go once. Take care and come back when you can.

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  23. looks like you had a great time! glad to have you back Sia:)

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  24. wish you and k a happy new year, dear sia.

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  25. sia, cool pics. reminds me of home. happy new yr to u.

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  26. I simply love those gooseberries...
    nice post

    Thanks for ur concerned message on my blog when I was away, Sia and wish u & ur family a very Happy New Year!

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  27. Looks awesome Sups! Welcome back and we are waiting for more from u're trip.. .and take u're time ;-)

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  28. Hi Sia
    Nice picture post..makes me feel nostalgic !

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  29. Ohh you went to Kerala? thats great Sia. The picture take me back home. Please post more pictures of your trip.

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  30. Love, pure love is what I have for this post. My mouth is watering :)

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  31. hey Supriya dear, your "Monsoon Spice" layout looks so catchy n organised ,easy to browse .The Gooseberries in the picture are really tempting me to make a trip to the market and get a bag full of them right now ,In Bangalore the market is flooded by these enticing berries,Mom makes yummy pickles.yet to make them this festive season:)

    If wishes were like flowers
    you'd have a great garden
    filled with happiness and fun!
    wishing you and your family a very happy Pongal!

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  32. Hi Sia,

    Happy New year:-) Waiting for ur special recipes

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  33. Hi Sia,
    Such lovely pictures, enought for anyone to start missing India even more. you reminded me of those childhood days :) .
    Hope you must be enjoying there.
    Keep posting such pictures, if you dont have time to write about. picture says it all, and belive me we all are cherishing it throughly:)
    enjoy buddy....
    Hugs,
    Pooja

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  34. Sia one of those mango pieces for me please ... only one!!! Am I not your best friend, please share with me.

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  35. wow! that looks so yummmmm and mouthwatering!!!

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  36. Sooo Cute!!
    We call this Undu Vandi in kerala :)
    Undu meaning pushable..Vandi meaning Gaadi or a vehicle :)

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  37. You reminded me of my schooldays when my maid used to catch me buying this and report to my mom. Gosh! I'd love to have some now. I'm all grown-up. So, no more restrictions.

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