A small snack before dinner

Traveling is not easy. There are these large markets in every town that you visit. It takes time to walk through them, and you might be far from the nearest restaurant when you realize that it has been a long time since lunch. That is when a Guptaji’s becomes handy. Walking around Shillong’s Police Bazaar with the clan, those of us who were less inclined to shop gravitated easily towards an attractive hole in the wall which promised chats.

This is exactly the kind of fried indulgence that we wouldn’t allow ourselves every day. But this was the first day of Christmas, and I was sure that my true love would not grudge me a plate of samosas (maybe samosha, to keep with the local style), accompanied by some chai, and a follow-up plate of tikki with chole, some more chai, and then some sweets. By the time the shoppers were back we were ready for a second round. How lucky to find a Guptaji’s here. We might have starved otherwise. Dinner’s still a few hours off.

Author: I. J. Khanewala

I travel on work. When that gets too tiring then I relax by travelling for holidays. The holidays are pretty hectic, so I need to unwind by getting back home. But that means work.

9 thoughts on “A small snack before dinner”

  1. Guptaji’s…never heard of it 😀
    For this kind of snacking, its always Delhi Mistaan Bhandar for us or Palace – both at Police Point.
    Or else, its the Chowmeins and the momos – have you tried them? I have never found the Shillong taste anywhere.

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      1. Haha….actually it was my mistake, should have told you about Delhi Mistaan 😦
        Next time you are there, make sure to not miss the Jalebis of Delhi Mistaan, they are the best!

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