Although I haven’t been to Pune in a couple of years, when I used to go, I always made it a point to visit Hotel Shreyas and eat an authentic Marathi thali. Every dish on the thali tastes wonderful and for me, this comes very close to the taste of home cooked food.
As a child my favourite soda was raspberry soda, then made by Duke’s. I would be treated to it whenever I went to my grandparents house or went out for a meal with my parents. Raspberry soda would also always be available at Parsi ceremonies and having always had it with Parsi food, even to this day any Parsi meal is incomplete for me without a raspberry soda.
A perfect example of home cooked comfort food. This meal was cooked at my parents place in Mumbai. Starting from the top – cumin rice, tamarind fish curry, tomato saar (tomato soup with coconut milk), coriander and coconut chutney, cucumber and peanut salad, potatoes with mustard seeds, bottle gourd with cashews, Bengali prawn cutlets and chappatis