Yazdani Bakery : Vintage charm

Food, India, india travel, mumbai, Photography

Tucked in the noisy bylanes of Fort, Mumbai, amidst printing and stationary shops is Yazdani Restaurant and Bakery. Opened in 1953, it is one of the few remaining Irani bakeries in Mumbai. The bakery offers a wide variety of breads, cakes and biscuits. Regulars like me go for their apple Pie, Multigrain Bread, ginger buiscuits and we never miss their rum cakes around Christmas. If you want to experience old world Mumbai, a visit to Yazdani is a must.  And don’t forget to try this chai and bun/brun maska!!

 

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(C) Vandana Kandpal

 

 

Mouth-wateringly Delicious!

Food, India, india travel, Photography, Street, Travel

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(C) Vandana Kandpal

This traditional Indian dessert will make anybody’s (who’s grown up in India) mouth water. These are Gulab Jamuns,  fried milk solid dumplings soaked in cardmom and saffron flavored sugar syrup. The Halwai (confectioner) in the picture is making sure that the fried hot dumplings soak every bit of the flavored syrup.

Hot syrupy Gulab Jamuns topped with vanilla ice cream is a popular combination any Indian will swear by!

 

 

Are these Peach blossoms? The Blue Project #4

Fine Art, India, india travel, Nature, Patterns of Nature, Photography, Travel

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With the  temperature here gradually soaring and the city preparing for the summer, I find myself thinking about the mountains. This image was taken a couple of years ago while exploring Sitla,  a charming little village in Kumaon, Uttarakhand, India, with an enchanting view of the Himalayas. The blossoms I am assuming are peach blossoms. What do you think?