Today’s post covers another nostalgic trip down memory lane and a favorite summer snack – chanbure upkari (in konkani) or south Indian masala bhel.
Growing up, summers were spent in Mom’s hometown of Udupi, a small coastal town in Karnataka. Udupi is known for its local cuisine, which comprises of Masala Dosa, Golli Bajji & Neer Dosa (to name a few).
The birds are out chirping, the trees are full of life again and the skies – clear. Summer is around the corner. I’ve been dreaming of long walks, sweet mangoes and cold summery drinks, like Badam Milk.
This was one of my favorite drinks growing up. Mom and I would often walk to the 8th cross market in Malleswaram for shopping. Asha Sweets Center, known for their sweets and savory snacks, was a frequent pitstop. A samosa and a cold Badam milk (topped with almond bits) was the regular order.
In spite of my passion for food and cooking, I had never taken a cooking class. That changed last August when I visited Bangalore.
My friends suggested that instead of hanging out at a cafe or a restaurant, we do something different and attend a cooking class at Slurp Studio. They had good reviews on Facebook, and the menu for the night was Italian. I was sold!
The studio is located on a cute little rooftop in Indiranagar and run by chefs Sarabjeet Singh and Faseeulla S. The chefs were friendly, and clearly had a passion for cooking.