Kachhi households take this to another level. They relish the much-maligned karela 'like anything' along with the mango. The bitter gourd takes on myriad shapes, sizes and flavors in the quest for adding flavor to the meal - karela chips, bharela karela, karela pakodas and what-have-you!
The Ugadi Pachadi is another summer attraction! This delightful concoction of five different primary ingredients representing the five chief flavors is a mirror to what life eventually is - a mix of different flavors! It is truly amazing how our ancestors thought!
So, as we get into another hot and torturous summer, let us savor the culinary delights summer brings with it. Hopefully our tongues will make the skin's job a tad easier!