Eat Drink and be Merry ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜‚

I am from Punjab, North India. And our philosophy of life can be summed up in these 3 words : Eat, Drink and be Merry ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜‚

India is such a beautiful, big and a diverse country. I love my India, with all its challenges.

I love to travel – if you have been following my blog – I have already been to 4 continents in 4 months ๐Ÿ˜‡ 4 Months 4 Continents ๐Ÿ’• And I love people from all parts of the world. But to live – only India ๐Ÿ‡ฎ๐Ÿ‡ณ

People from different parts of the country look different, eat different, speak different ๐Ÿ˜‡ In 1980s I used to work for a Swedish company and we had a Swede (Hans Eriksson) posted in India for a couple of years. We used to travel together a lot. And I used to tell him that Chennai (then Madras) is as foreign to me as to him๐Ÿ˜‚

After I had got my engineering degree in 1970, I left home and North india for my first job at Ranchi, a city in eastern part of India. And I was so surprised to find that people from other parts of the country lived so simply. Later when I traveled to South India– living was equally simple there. That is compared to North India.

I remember so vividly: My boss had invited us for a meal at his place after my marriage and I was so surprised how simple and spartan his home was. He was 3-4 rungs higher than me but my home was better furnished. And I had almost felt guilty.

I love life and I love people. And I was so intrigued with this vast difference in life style in one country.

We are a big family – 6 siblings and we have been eating, drinking and being merry for 67 years ๐Ÿ˜‡๐Ÿ™ Three of my sisters are historians and one of them did her PhD from London. She is very bright ๐Ÿ˜Ž Once I had mentioned to her this big difference in life style in North and South India. She gave me an historical back ground to this and that was so amazing.

She told me that most invasions in India happened from North West. And people from Punjab were always first to be looted and their homes plundered. So over a period of time they realised the futility of saving and started to live for the day. Eat, Drink and be Merry.

And Punjabis are very large hearted people, especially Sikhs. And they are very hard working people. They are there all over the world and doing well, with love and laughterโค๏ธ๐Ÿ˜‚

I was born in Amritsar, Punjab — Foodies paradise ๐Ÿ˜‚ All my siblings are great cooks. I am the only one who doesn’t๐Ÿคฃ Our mom’s cooking was divine, filled with love. Though we live in different parts of the country, we do meet often. And when we are together- most of the time (not mine ๐Ÿ˜Š) goes in planning and preparing meals ๐Ÿฅ˜๐Ÿฅช๐ŸŒฎ๐Ÿฅ™๐Ÿฅ๐Ÿณ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿ˜‚

10 foods/restaurants which are a must visit in Amritsar๐Ÿ‘‡ For me langar (community meal at Golden Temple) is a must and my favourite restaurant is number 8, Kesar da Dhaba I love their Lachha Parantha with Dal Makhani and Alu Parantha with Lassi ( my father’s favourite too and I make it an exception to my vegan diet๐Ÿ˜Š)

https://www.holidify.com/pages/amritsar-food-1640.html

Would love to hear from you about people and culture from your part of the world ..

35 thoughts on “Eat Drink and be Merry ๐Ÿฅ—๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿท๐Ÿ˜‚

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  1. Diversity in food in different parts of India is amazing! Same dish is cooked differently and end product is amazingly tasty! We love our food !

  2. Uncle your blog reminds me a line from a song by Adel.. song name:when we were young and line that I recall is “it was just like a movie…it was just like a song” the way you have narrated the full blog is just like a movie and I could literally see it…. beautifully written… uncle I feel like visiting all the places you have shown in the blog in Amritsar….the difference of South and North was beautiful as explained by Aunty….I wish I was born someone in your family then I could have tasted mom’s food….Uncle no wonder you are loved by so many people….Uncle you are just outside of the world human being…. Uncle keep writing…as the blogs are just like a movie..just like a song…..

  3. i used to live where there were 2 indian grocery stores on my street. miss them a lot. indian foods are great! ๐Ÿ™†

  4. Thank you Ashok and I definitely feel blessed and aren’t we all blessed to have this wonderful life?

  5. Thank you Clau.
    Yes food does represent love in a way. Anything done with love touches our spirit โค๏ธโค๏ธ

  6. Everything looks delicious, I think food represents love too!! The cooker love to see people happy about the food, it fills the spirit in some kind of way ๐Ÿ™๐Ÿผ๐ŸŠ๐Ÿฅ•๐Ÿž๐Ÿฅ–

  7. Am so glad you liked it Huguette ๐Ÿค—
    Yes, big families are fun and a great support system; if they get along well.
    Have a foodful day ๐Ÿ˜‚

  8. This food seems so delicious ๐Ÿ˜Š big family is always great especially when they get along together and when they cook perfectly ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ˜Š great share

  9. Yup ๐Ÿ˜‚ thanks to historical genes ๐Ÿงฌ
    But what I have learned is that we get max happiness when we spend on others.
    You look like a blessed young lady J and am sure you have a great life ahead for you ๐Ÿ™

  10. Never knew why i like to spend so much, can blame it all on history๐Ÿ˜, khao peo aaish karo is a good matra to live as long as no one gets hurts. Cheers!

  11. After that course at Thac in 2006 Dimpy. But am not a fussy vegan, as far as dairy is concerned. I do take a spoon of milk in my tea and desserts ๐Ÿ˜‚

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