Highway On My Podcast Ep 4: The story behind ‘Ghamandi lassi’, and finding India’s best biryani in Bhopal

A trip down memory lane.

WrittenBy:NL Team
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Has the coronavirus pandemic disrupted your plan to take that long trip? Is the ongoing lockdown making you crave going off-road? Fret not. If you can’t go to the highway, Rocky, Mayur, Prashant, and Abhinandan – the team behind shows like Highway On My Plate, Vital Stats of India, Jai Hind, and Rocky and Mayur's Food Xpress – will bring the highway to you!

So, here goes the newest offering from Newslaundry: Highway On My Podcast. The creators of the much loved TV travel show revisit their travels across India, sharing stories, anecdotes, trivia, and — for when the roads are open and inviting again — recommendations on food, culture, people, and much more.

In this episode, Rocky, Mayur, Abhinandan and Prashant sit down to talk about their journey across Madhya Pradesh and its vivacious food culture. They start their journey from Gwalior where they went to Bahadura Ke Laddoo, which prides itself for having served breakfast to some of India’s biggest hockey champions, including the great Dhyan Chand. From Gwalior, they head to Ujjain where they talk about what makes the Ganga Aarti in Ujjain better than the ones in all the other places in India.

Heading from Ujjain to Indore, Prashant talks about the Sarafa Bazaar and the greatness of its malpua, chaat and other delicacies. The team also talks about the “Ghamandi lassi” and the story behind its name. Moving on to Morena, Rocky talks about its famous gajak and the process of how it's made. Abhinandan reminisces about Rewa’s “indra-aahar”, a royal preparation that Rocky and Mayur were served at the palace of the king of Rewa.

Discussing their travels in Bhopal, Rocky,Mayur and Abhinandan talk about a tiny little place called Jameel Hotel across Chatori gali which, according to them, serves the best biryani in the country. They also discuss their encounter with the “real” king of good times in Jabalpur, the food at Khundra Chaurasia Dhaba, and the joy of discovering authentic Korean and Israeli cuisine in Orcha.

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