What Every Vegetarian Hears 0

Posted on October 31, 2014 by Rashmi Ganesh

Ghas Phus?


If you are a vegetarian, I’m sure your non-vegetarian friends would have asked you this question. That too with a frown that would make you feel something is really wrong with the choice you made.

And then comes along a volley of other questions that would question your motive of being a vegetarian.

So here’s a list of 15 comments every vegetarian gets to hear:

1) What? You have never even tasted it?


Yes, that’s just a taboo.

2) Just have some gravy


Because gravy as per non-vegetarians does not have any non-veg.

3) How do you survive?


Yes, how do you? Where do you get your protein from?

4) No wonder it’s so hot these days. You are eating all the plants


And all that green leafy vegetable could just turn you into a green eyed monster.

5) Taste this chicken, it’s just like paneer


Yes, because both are cubes – chicken cubes, paneer cubes…

6) You are missing out on the good things in life


Because it’s too wonderful a thing to miss out on eating.

7) No wonder you don’t have any strength


And that you are judged by your lean physique.

8) Are you ok if we eat non-veg in front of you?


Because no one wants a vegetarian twitching their nose and puking on the table.

9) You don’t eat eggs too?


Because eggs are vegetarian? Right?

10) You eat ghas-phus all day?


Because that is just disheartening to hear.

11)  Your entire family is a vegetarian?


And that brings your friends to the conclusion that you belong to another planet.

12) How can you not eat non-veg?


Yes, because people fight to eat non-veg.

13) Wait, we’ll mix chicken in your veg biryani


And that’s the most devilish plan they can think of.

14) Are vegetables as tasty as chicken?


Because that’s one question that bothers every non-vegetarian.

15) Are you a pure vegetarian? Eh! Don’t tell lies. You must have eaten it sometime


And that brings us back to the question – “ How can someone not eat non-veg? Impossible!

If you or your friends have heard any other comments on being a vegetarian, then do tell us in the comments below.

Pssstt! We are not biased against non-vegetarians or vegetarians, which is why we have a good number of veg and non-veg restaurants on board. Hungry? Just order on http://justeat.in/ or just tap our app!

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5 Things You Get to Hear During Diwali 0

Posted on October 23, 2014 by Rashmi Ganesh

1) Discounts, Discounts and more Discounts


Yes, the papers are flooded with it. There’s a discount for every thing you can put your eyes on – Fridge, TV, Handi, Biryani to even inner wear. And there’s something for everybody- for Papa, Mummy, Chachi, Chachi, Dadi, Nana, billi to your friendly neighbourhood Spiderman. Yeah! these discounts can make you swell with happiness and that calls for, “Yeah! Group Hug!”

2) What? You are not coming home for Diwali?


Yes, this is the reaction you get every time you tell your family you are not coming home for Diwali. You will get to hear all kinds of excuses you could possibly give, and you may even think of more excuses not to go. Because your idea of celebrating Diwali is a few pegs in hand.

3) What do we give Sharmaji this year? We’ll gift wrap what Dubeyji gave us last year?


Yes, what goes around comes around. It’s that simple. Diwali is all about gifting and re-gifting. So if you’ve not had the time to buy a gift, you gift a return gift you got last year. So the vase that you got from Sharmaji last year, may have actually been your gift to the Iyers few years back.

4) You are bursting crackers? What about the air around us?


Yes, what about the climate, the rain, the dust pollution and the global warming. If you have friends who are hard core environmentalists you will get to hear every reason why bursting crackers is a strict ‘No’, ‘No’! You may even get the “Don’t you dare light up a cracker, because then I’ll have to kill you” look.

Did we say how much we believe in clean and green Diwali?

5) Diwali hai to Mithai banta hai


Yes, Diwali is incomplete without sweets. So you will find every person giving you an excuse why it’s their birthright to eat sweets during Diwali. You will also find sweets as the top item for gifting (Now, here’s hoping you haven’t been re-gifted the sweets too!)

If you have any other common Diwali reactions you hear every year, do let us know in the comments below.

Here’s wishing you a sweet and delicious Happy Diwali!

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Top 11 Football Foods 0

Posted on October 17, 2014 by Rashmi Ganesh

It’s time to get some some goals in your mouth as well. It’s time to get some football food.

So here’s the top 11 dishes that you could munch on while watching your favourite football game -


1) The Striker of football dishes – Rolls


Because it just strikes the right chord with your taste buds with it’s unique blend of chutney, peppers and masalas.

2) The Centre-back of football dishes – Nachos


Because they have strong flavours and can be eaten in so many ways.

3) The Full-back of football dishes – Pizza


Because you can attack it from any side. Eat the crust first or the cheesy middle.

4) The Wing-back of football dishes – Wings


Because it’s a very demanding dish.

5) The Sweeper of football dishes – Beer


Because it’s the best complimentary drink with any dish.

6) The Defending-midfielder of football dishes – Burgers


Because each layer is skilled enough to provide you with a burst of flavours.

7) The Central-midfielder of football dishes – Kebabs


Because it fulfills its role in every dish – be it a roll, biryani or wrap.

8) The Attacking-midfielder of football dishes – Potato chips


Because it attacks your taste buds in such a way that you just can’t have one.


9) The Wide-midfielder of football dishes – Pasta


Because it can dribble perfectly well between tomato sauce and white sauce.

10) The Withdrawn-striker of football dishes – Popcorn


Because it gets eaten as quickly as it gets passed on.

11) The Goalkeeper of football dishes – Meatballs


Because each meatball gives you a heavenly kick.

If you have any other football foods you’d like to enjoy during a game, do tell us in the comments below. For those of you who are hungry after reading this, you can just tap the JUST EAT app or click on justeat.in.


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Little Things That Give Us the Greatest Joy 2

Posted on October 10, 2014 by Rashmi Ganesh

When was the last time you felt complete joy over something? Was it when you bought your first car or was it even more when you sat near your window and looked at the rain (that is, if you like rains!)

I bet your answer will be the second one. Sometimes, it’s the little things in life that bring us the greatest joy.

So here’s a list of 25 small joys of life that all of us will relate to -

1) Waking up to your alarm ringing, only to realize it’s Sunday



 2) Reaching the airport in 30 minutes without any traffic on the road



3) Finding money in one of your old clothes



4) Dreaming of your favourite food, only to see your mom cook it the next day



5) Reaching office late, only to realize it’s a holiday



6) Having an ice cream late at night



7) Knowing that your boss hasn’t come to work that day



8) Having the last slice of pizza while your friends are busy talking



9) When the radio plays your favourite song at a traffic signal



10) When you get your hands on a bubble wrap



11) Sipping a hot cup of tea after a hard day’s work



12) When you get a complimentary dessert with your order



13) Riding the bike in the first attempt



14) A surprise birthday party organised by your best friend



15) Taking an unplanned road trip



16) Waking up in the morning and catching on that few extra winks



17) Coming back from work and pulling out your sock from your feet



18) Getting a salary credited message from your bank



19) Sitting beside the guy you have a crush on



20) Getting an ‘I love You’ message from your spouse after a fight



21)  When your kid runs and hugs you after you reach home from work



22) Keying in the correct password for a site you haven’t used for long



23)  Reading your favourite book every year



24) Bunking office and just doing nothing



25) When you are woken up with breakfast on bed



If there are any other little joyful moments we have missed out on, please share it with us in the comments below.


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10 Ways to Use Dandiya Sticks 2

Posted on September 25, 2014 by Rashmi Ganesh

“Dholi Taro Dhol Baaje Dhol Baaje Dhol Baaje Dhol”


Yes, it’s time to put on your dancing shoes and get ready for dandiya nights. But, did you know that your dandiya sticks could be used in more ways than one. Yes! Not just for dancing but in everyday life too!

So here’s how you can use dandiya sticks in 10 different ways:-

1. Chopsticks are too hard to pick food? Use dandiya sticks



Imagine all the extra food that you could stuff your mouth with! Big spoon yes! Bigger Dandiya sticks! Oh yes!


2. Whack! Whack! Whack! Yes, it can be your protector


The dance movement gives you just the right steps to kick some a**. Yeah! forget kung fu or karate, when DandiyaChe.

3. Dreaming of round chapatis, but your rolling pin is no good? Dandiya sticks to the rescue!


Yes! With one quick roll and a hand movement up and down, you can get your chapatis rolled into a perfect circle, while maintaining the dance movement.

 4. Don’t have ear buds at home? How about a dandiya stick ear buds


Disclaimer: we do realize this may or may not lead to elephant size ears. But the bigger the ears, the better the music heard, and even better the dance moves.

5. Vessel’s too hot? How about transforming your dandiya stick as tongs

Once you manage to do that with the tongs, you can be sure to have secured a place for yourself in the circus. It pays to be ‘balanced’ in life!

 6. Don’t have a clothes line to dry clothes? Here comes the Dandiya stick line


You can dry anything…well, almost anything!

7. Have an itchy back? Dandiya stick is the perfect solution


Save yourself from such public embarrassment. Just use the stick to give your itch some relief.

8. Can’t find a clip that can hold your thick hair together? Try the Dandiya stick!



Yes, with hair so beautifully tied up, you can be sure of never having another hair fall episode.

9. Cleaning your house was never easier



Clean corners and spots that you never could have reached before.

10. Can’t reach the bottles in the top shelf? Use the Dandiya stick



Yes, you will not have to become an astronaut in your house or engineer the way up to reach the top shelves.

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