Pass The Plate & Chaos in Mumbai...
This is pretty self-explanatory: Bread, butter, cheese, chili, chili flakes, masala (I put it for Pass The Plate). We used to make a simpler (and in my opinion, much yummier) version a lot for weekend lunch- good brown bread, dijon mustard, fresh cheese, salt & pepper and baked in the oven so the cheese gets a little crispy and bubbly :)
On a side note, my dad and I went for a long drive around the city to take photos of all the Ganpati festivities going on right now- for those who don't know, Ganpati is a festival celebrating the elephant god, Ganesh. I'm not to clear on it myself, but from what I understand, there's a big celebration when the Ganesh statue arrives at your home and different people keep it for different durations. After a certain number of days, the statue is led out in a long procession to be immersed in the sea.
The processions. Drums, dancing, colour, kids, men, women, grandparents, drunk people, loud music. Sometimes they are just annoying and weird when it's all drunk men, noise and firecrackers. Sometimes it just makes you smile because people are having so much fun, being so carefree and passionate. The drummers are enthusiastic, the children have a blast and the grown-ups decide to take a day's break from whatever they do.
We got some pretty cool photos, but right now I'm just waiting for the big final day of immersion so that all the firecrackers stop!