You Are What You Eat Meme : My Top 10 Favorite Foods

I have been tagged by Paz of The Cooking Adventures of Chef Paz and Lera of Myriad Tastes to share my top 10 favorite foods. Thank you Paz and Lera. This meme was started by Kalyn of Kalyn’s Kitchen. It wasn’t easy coming with only 10 favorite foods but had fun in creating this meme post. 🙂

Its been exactly a month since I have started this food blog and was going through the index of the recipes I had blogged so far and found that I haven’t blogged all my favorite foods yet. That reminded me that I need to post more of my favorite food in here.

I finally manage to come up with my top 10 favorite foods.

1. My all time favorite dish is Chicken Biryani. Indian that I am, rice being the staple diet, biryani, vegetable pulao and flavored rice dishes are an integral part of my kitchen. Of course, not to forget steamed white rice which is our afternoon meal along with a vegetable curry or non-veg curry, dal cooked with a leafy vegetable, pachadi (Andhra salad), stir fry, rasam which is a steaming hot tamarind water soup cooked with Indian spices or sambar, pickle ‘avakai’ (a spicy mango pickle) and some papad or sabudana fryums. This is a everyday Andhra meal, my favorite thali.

2. Indo-Chinese Cuisine – I love Indo-Chinese food! I have always had consistently good Indo-Chinese food, be it sweet corn chicken soup, plump dimsums served with interesting sauces, fragrantly spiced chilli pepper prawns, honey and pan-fried noodles, crispy potatoes, chicken dumplings or Manchurian.

3. Italian Cuisine – Italian food combines the ultimate in comfort food – like simple pastas with rich tomatoes, garlics and olive oil. Italian food is full of the flavors and sensations that just feel right and I would say that Pizza with lots of cheese, Lasagne and Pasta are all my favorite Italian foods. I have posted one of my favorite pasta recipe – Cheesy Pasta Bake

4. Salads- Love salads, any kind of salad. One of my favorites is Mixed Sprouts Corn Salad

5. Indian Street Food – Street food is a culinary tradition that most Indians wouldn’t dream of doing without. Street food here is a learning experience by itself, cooked right before your eyes, reassuring not only of the freshness of the food being made but also the ingredients that go into preparing it. Just love Murri Mixture (Andhra Bhel), Pani Puri, Samosa and Chaat.

6. Sweets – Kolkatta’s famous Rosagulla, Gulab Jamun and Bobattulu or Poran Puli are my favorite Indian sweets and of course pastries.

7. North Indian Food- Stuffed Parantha with Dal Makhani, Butter Paneer Masala and Mughlai Chicken Curry and Lassi (sweet buttermilk).

8. Masala Chai- My favorite hot beverage especially during winters. There’s nothing more soothing than a hot cuppa chai/tea.

9. Masala Dosa – My all time favorite breakfast dish. Eat it for dinner as well. I am extremely fond of this famous South Indian tiffin. I have posted the recipe of the favorite tiffin Masala Dosa.

10. Bread Toast with peanut butter. My most favorite, simple, made with least effort.

Having listed my favorite foods , I cant help but get nostalgic with the memory of eating hot, homely food at my grandmother’s house as a child for Sankranti, our main festival,with all the family members (grandparents, parents, aunts, uncles and cousins) swatting on the ground in a circle and eating food spread on a plantain leaf. Those gatherings would happen only once a year in the month of January when Sankranti is celebrated ushering in the New Year. Those mouth watering, delicious, wide spread special meals will always remain the most favorite family meals I ever had.

Thank You, Paz and Lera, for tagging me to share my most favorite foods. It was fun and nostalgic too.

  • chanit

    Thank you dear for the invitation !! 🙂

  • farmgirl

    Wow. Great post. I am SO hungry now! Thanks for tagging me. I need to start thinking. Hmmm. . . Maybe a snack first. : )

  • Kalyn

    What an interesting post. It was so fun to read about your favorite foods. I wish I could come there and eat some of the Indian street foods you describe. (Someday, I hope.)

    One thing I must correct though. The Top Ten Favorite Foods was actually started by Ruth from Once Upon a Feast:

    I was one of the first 5 people she tagged, and the people I tagged have all been very successful at getting others to continue the meme, and very generous about linking to me, which is probably why you thought I started it. (It has been fun to see that some of the Weekend Herb Bloggers are tagging other Herb Bloggers. I love to see the way we are all connected.) Anyway, I just wanted to correct that so Ruth does not feel left out because it was really a great idea for a meme.

  • paz

    What a wonderful list! I enjoyed reading it and have some similar favorites as yours. I’d love to taste the sweets, North Indian food and Masala Dosa that you’ve mentioned. I also liked reading your childhood food memory. Thanks for sharing with us!


  • sailu

    Your welcome,Chanith!Looking forward to reading your fav foods.
    Your welcome,Farmgirl!looking forward to reading your fav foods.
    Thanks,Kalyn for sharing this info.Appreciate Ruth for starting this meme.
    Oh,you will love indian street food,Kalyn and you are welcome to visit us and eat some of the Indian street foods and our home food..:)
    Thanks,Paz.I enjoyed reading your fav foods too.We do share some common fav foods….:)
    If it were possible,I would love to send you some sweets..:)
    Yes,Lera,enjoyed this meme a lot.Thanks once again for tagging me..:).Oh,yes,everyone’s really enjoying this meme.

  • Lera

    Sailu, Wow! you do have a descriptive post here,liked reading it! you seem to be enjoying the Meme theme and the spirited bloggers seem to be equally enjoying being tagged along!

  • Anne

    Yeay, thanks for tagging me! 🙂 Yum, everything sounds great.. but most of all, the Biryani. PLEASE give a recipe! 🙂

  • kavyalaya

    Thats a wonderful list..:) can u plzz post the recipes of andhra chicken biryani?


  • Neelima

    Could you post recipe for swett corn chicken soup? I love this soup too but I always end up using the knorrs soup as I do not know how to do it well..

  • Neelima

    Could you post recipe for swett corn chicken soup? I love this soup too but I always end up using the knorrs soup as I do not know how to do it well..