I bought a bag of bhakarwadi on Friday and brought it with me to my weekend trip. This is a crunchy pinwheel of pastry filled with a fragrant spicy mix. I had no idea that this is actually a Maharashtrian dish nor did I know that I bought it from one of the most famous store for this snack. I only bought it because it was what I liked most from the four unknown crunchy snacks that I sampled a week earlier. I was going to get a few bags and treat my friends back home. When YP saw what I brought, he recognized it immediately and told me that I bought my bag from the original store that made it famous. Wow, I guess I was really lucky.
Of course no trip is complete without trying out food that I haven't try before. For my Sunday lunch, I had a masala dosa and medu wada from Hotel Milan in Ellora. I've been meaning to have a masala dosa ever since I saw it being served as a huge standing cone at Coffee House in Camp. The paper-thin pancake was filled with a spicy mix of potato & herbs and was served with sambar and coconut chutney. The medu wada was a savory donut that was deep-fried to oblivion. Although tasty, I much prefer the crispness of the dosa.
I suppose every place has their own interpretation of sambar. At this restaurant, the sambar is has a rich tomato taste and chunks of pumpkins and root vegetable that tasted like turnips. I really like it but when it becomes too spicy, the mildness of the cold coconut chutney was just the thing to balance out the flavour.
So many snacks to try, so few calories to spare!