Sunday, April 16, 2006

Fond memories - III

Foooooooooooooodddddddddd !! How can I end this series without mentioning anything about food?


Summer means....... time for mangoeeeeessssssss! I had a gala time plucking mangoes and jackfruits - involved quite some monkey tricks :). While my aunt prepared pickles, I had to be ordered out because I could not keep my hands off the succulent mango pieces – the rate at which they were being devoured exceeded the rate at which they were being cut. Tee hee........:) :).

................................. Lone Mango

Every other dish was made from jackfruit so much that I guess I started stinking of jackfruit. See......no (fruity) deo needed :) !

...................................Lone Jackfruit

The best thing about Mangalooru is that one can find fruit-laden trees growing anywhere and everywhere, even beside the highway, and not necessarily as a private property. Had the same been found in Bangalore, I was able to visualize only two outcomes – either the fruits would be missing (read as picked/stolen) or the trees would have been cleared thanks to some new upcoming road project. So much for modernization! Huh!

It’s been a week since I have been back – back to the ‘IT hub’ of the country, back to the pollution, back to the traffic jams, back to work. But I miss Mangalooru so much that it’s like one big ache. All I am now left with is fond memories.........

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

so-called-doDDa: Mangoes... yummy!!!.. neelam, kasey, kaaT.. just love making a hole on the kaaT and sipping it... :D..

Let me not talk about jack fruits.. since I dont like them.. ever tried keeping the open soLe in a refrigerator?... try it once, you'll never try again... even milk will start stinking :).

Keep going with these fond memories.. :).

Jyothika said...

sigh!sigh!sigh!
-J

chitra said...

-/so-called-doDDa
Tee hee...I know.. I know...I think I am still smelling/stinking of Jackfruit :)!

-/Jyo
Courier maaDla? :)

Khushi said...

have you tasted mangoes dipped in salt water which they usually do b4 making pickles???
ummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
*mouth watering*

chitra said...

-/Khushi
Yuppu...ssllluurrrrpppp!

Shruthi said...

smelling of jackfruit :D heh heh... Girl, you have made me hungry, even post-lunch! :(

Mail sent! :)

chitra said...

-/Shruthi
Tee hee....that was the general idea :)! HalasinhaNNina mahime :) :)!

chitra said...

-/Shruthi
Yippppeeeeeeeee,......sikthu..sikthu!! Oye..thanks !

Anonymous said...

Sigh!!! Reminds me of my childhood summer hols spent in God's Own Country......I can still remember the smell of mangoes and jackfruits that used to linger in the air.........

Anonymous said...

Shruthi - too bad you decided to open your secret only to Chitra......was hoping that you will reveal the details to at least the some of us, tsh, tsh......;-)

chitra said...

-/Anon
Somethings are best when shared with only one (trustworthy) person. Three is a crowd, you know... :) :)!

lakshana said...

heyyyy well wat do ya knw!.. we seem to have a hella lot in common... i am a HUGE (raw)mango fan as well... especially with all the masala rubbed on it..OHHH YUM!..wherever i go.. if i find mangoes wit masala or maize(the ones sold in beaches) i make sure i buy em...i guess u can call em the small pleasures of life... :)...man! my mouth is watering at the very site of that raw mango.. :D

ps- u wudn believe it.. but i was thinkin of blogging a post on summer mangoes as well.. :P... i guess it will take a while longer .

chitra said...

-/Lakku
Tee hee...do that na. And post some pics so that I too can salivate on them :) :)!