"Food for me was a connecting link to my grandmother, to my childhood, to my past. And what I found out is that for everybody, food is a connector to their roots, to their past in different ways. It gives you security; it gives you a profile of who you are, where you come from." - Lidia Matticchio Bastianich
Almost all parts of India has their own solar cuisine. Today's delicacy is from South Canara Cuisine called "Losni Vodi". My aunt sent over these "vodies" or sun-dried papadums which have a strong garlicky note. These are meant to be deep fried and eaten as a fritter with your daily meal of sheeth/rice, daali tauy/daal, some freshly made upkaris and nonche/pickle.
Authenticity may scoff at my attempts to reduce the calorie intake. Yes. I didn't deep fry them. I microwaved them!