Friday, December 24, 2010

Paani puri ke side effects

I am finally done with attending all the weddings. I was supposed to go to Pune to attend my friend's reception, but health finally gave up. Bad throat and cough thanks to the food and drinks I had for the past one week!

Now, I am highly allergic to mint. This is the reason I cannot have any food item which has mint. We do not use mint in most recipes, so I do not miss much; but one of my most favourite chats - Pani Puri or Golgappa - it has mint. And I cannot eat that :(

I usually have good control over my taste buds, but this time around, when you have 5-6 bhukkad friends around you, it's difficult to control!

For each of the three weddings and various functions that I attended, I had a group of friends around me. We were hogging onto the starters as if we had not eaten for years! Whatever was coming our way, we were eating that in HUGE quantity! Be it some mughlai starter or a chinese one, regular veg koftas to juices-mocktails-soft drinks name it and you see us having it!

And Lunch! One poor guy took Basundi at least four times; each time he was unsuccessful in even tasting a drop! Someone or the other was taking away the bowl the moment he refilled! Reason - just for fun!

Then there was Paani Puri counter! We went there, thinking we would simply taste one or two! It started flowing in and without realizing, we had quite a few of them.

I got an upset stomach and bad throat thanks to all the hogging that we did over a period of four days! And thanks to that, I could not attend my close friend's reception at Pune! Ah, missed one hogging party!

I am off to MP tonight. A mini vacation I deserve. And it may sound strange, but this is my first ever vacation of my own money! So far, family sponsored the vacations even though I was earning. But this time around, it's different. It's going to be a budget trip - not because it's my own money, but because that's the fun part of the trip according to me and three other friends who are accompanying me. We are going to travel by train and stay in non star hotels! I am very much looking forward to it. Those on my facebook will see the pictures soon. Those who read me may be disappointed a bit as I am pathetic at writing travelogues. Nevertheless, if I come across interesting people on the tour, they will surely be blogged about!

So, until next week, ciao!

PS: For my convenience, I have removed comment moderation. So be careful while posting any love messages :P


  1. Enjoy your holiday, even though 5 days is too short a time.And I hope, you do intend remaining away from Gol Guppas there.
    Take care

  2. Oh, now you made my mouth water ...paani puri or golgappe as we call them en Delhi are my favorite!I remember Gole Market and the golgappe my friend and I ate there.

    Sounds like you had fun...but hope your bad throat gets well soon. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year, Neha:)

  3. Enjoy your vacation lady and stay away from Pani puris :)

  4. Enjoy MP ! Its been on my to do list for long now. Will await your updates !!

    Have fun !

  5. pani puriss...hmm well...those were the days..hey buddy enjoy the vacation yar...and sure remember blogworld does not offer u the luxury for long..return fast..v r waiting to c ya again

  6. Nice to know that you have Mint allergy( *Smiling selfishly*), as i used to think only i am allergic to certain food.

    I am allergic to this vegetable called drumstick ( a long vegetable we south indians addd to Sambhar and most otehr veg curries to make it more allergic,errr, yummy), and all the sambars made in the world has drumstick and since sambar is to south india what a wine is to french, i end up having no options but to eat food without a curry.....i have suffered so much back home that i can understand how it must be for you to survive without golgappe and other chaats....and have a great vacation, MP is indeed a great place to vacation. TC

  7. Enjoy the vacation... you deserve that. Stay away from too much food and have loads and loads of fun.

  8. pani puri ke bhi side effects hote hain?? :(

  9. Pani Poori, yummmm mouth's watering.

  10. LOL at missing the Pune party!! :D
    Have a great time...chill, relax and enjoy!
    Cheers :)

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  12. I too am crazy about Golgappas aka Pani pooris! Last weekend I hogged away to glory at an old roadside chaatwala in my hometown and ended up with a bad stomach infection. Strange that it never happened in all those years I lived there! Guess Delhi has made my stomach too sensitive...sigh :(

  13. PANI PURI... though i don'd like eating only bcoz of those two hands mixing it... but do like the way girls eat watching them when they eat....:P

    plz spare ur time whenever free...

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  15. Dahi Puri - The personal favorite.
    Will say: Get well soon And Have a nice journey.

  16. hope u r having a gr8 time neha... and hw much i wish to eat a good panipuri...u r too cruel...u always put these pics which makes my mouth go....slurrp...

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