A few days back my friend on facebook, for shared her delicious aloo paratha story and “recipe”. She inspired me to share my experience of “the most delicious food ever”.
This was about 14 years back. At that time, I had suffered a miscarriage and going a little crazy about trying to be a mom. My husband gave me a precious advice. “Let’s take a break.” We planned a trip to northern India with my parents. We arrived at Delhi by air. Next few days we visited the tourist spots in Delhi. We also took a rental car and drove to Agra to see the beautiful Taj Mahal and Fatehpur sikri. Our next stop was Hardwar. Early in the morning, we took the Shatabdi express towards Dehradun. It was a relatively comfortable few hours journey. We reached Hardwar at around noon. After lugging our baggage to a suitable taxi, we “anaris” took a while to find our humble “hotel”.
Needless to say, we were very hungry. We went for what was readily available.
We unpacked and changed a few minutes before the steaming hot baturas and chana came in medium sized stainless steel plates, directly to our room. We were earlier chatting about our trip so far. As soon as the food arrived hush fell upon the room. We dived upon the plates like a group of hyenas and experienced the most delicious food I have ever tasted. It was a few minutes before we even acknowledged how good it tasted.