This Is How A Travel Enthusiast With A Yellow Plate Celebrate World Cuisines Wherever He Goes

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A travelling enthusiasm and big appetite is the key to being in the limelight like this New Delhi-based engineer who chose a yellow plate lying around in his sweet home and decided to roam the India through food.

Himanshu Sehgal, a guy who travel the country and uploaded his food adventures on his Instagram ‘My Yellow Plate” has gained recognition due to his unique endeavour.

Take a look at his story:

#Himanshu’s Story Of Yellow Plate:

WHEN IN BANGALORE. • This was my first meal in Bangalore at a South Indian wedding. Two foodies, whose long friendship blossomed into love, had a colorful and foodful South Indian wedding. You can see that in the picture, there was so much food that my plate cannot handle. I guess that's the story of every Indian wedding. You will find more dishes than number of people. 🙊 • What's on my yellow plate? Rice with yellow dal, Bhindi Curd Pachadi, Beans Curry, Kootu, Papad, Obbattu and Semiya Payasam for dessert. • This was the best south Indian meal I have ever had. And it made me realise that south Indian food is more than just dosa and idli and there's much to explore and eat. • Help me cover more of South India on my yellow plate by supporting my INDIA TOUR campaign and become a part of my journey. Campaign link in the Bio! You can contribute as low as Rs.101 and support the campaign. Don't forget to spread the word. • • • #MyYellowPlate #YellowPlate #TheYellowPlate #Bangalore #bengaluru #bangalorefood #bangalorediaries #India #Indianfood #southIndia #southindianfood #indiancuisine #southindiancuisine #foodtalkIndia #foodgram #indiafood #bangaloregram #Indiatravelgram #foodbossindia #travel #food #Indiaclicks #foodmaniacindia #Indianwedding #wedmegood #sodelhi #delhigram #crowdfunding #weddingsutra #wedwise

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“I am a computer science engineer by degree and a wanderer by the soul. I graduated from Manav Rachna College of Engineering in 2012 with the bachelor’s degree in Computer Science and Engineering. Thereafter, I worked for 2 years with two different company before I gave up my job and decided to take control of my life.  After I quit my job, I started working as a website developer and digital marketer with various brands to earn my bread and butter and to get some freedom to roam around. I have been a foodie since my childhood. All thanks to Mother India for serving me delicious food all my life and making me a foodie ( I don’t look like one though)” said Himanshu.

 

#His Yellow Plate was not intentional:

WHEN IN BIR BILLING. • What's on my yellow plate? Rajma Chawal from Big Mountain Camps in Billing. Bir Billing is the best spot for paragliding in India and 2nd best place for paragliding in the world. It is located in the Kangra Valley in the state of Himachal Pradesh. • A trip to Bir Billing would be incomplete without paragliding session. Did I jump? Yes I did. • Few minutes after my delicious meal, I was told to get ready for the jump. I was little scared but I trusted my pilot and did it. And it was a lifetime experience! It's amazing how it makes you feel mighty and little at the same time. You have to do this guys! • P.S Bir Billing gaye or paragliding nahi ki…to kuch nahi kiya. • A big thanks to @bigmountaincamps @norwoodvillas for making this happen. • Help me collect more epic experiences on my yellow plate! Check my crowdfunding campaign and contribute to bring "MYP INDIA Tour" to life. Link in the Bio! • • • #myyellowplate #birbilling #himachalpradesh #himachal #instahimachal #northindia #himachaldiaries #paradise #paragliding #himachalpictures #incredibleindia #indiaclicks #indiaphotos #indiaphotoproject #indianfood #indiapictures #streetsofindia #foodtalkindia #foodmaniacindia #sodelhi #delhigram #indianfood #delhi_igers #bestoftheday #food #travel #indiatravel #indiatravelgram #travelblogger #indiancuisine #gopro

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He explains, “My Yellow Plate was not intentional. I never planned that I will pick up a yellow plate and go out looking for food. It was back in 2015 when I quit my job and started freelancing so I could earn and travel side by side, I found this unused yellow plate in my kitchen. No one knows where it came from, it was just there in the kitchen. In Indian household, you don’t find colourful plates often, mostly you find steel thalis. One fine day, my mum served me Rajma Chawal on this yellow plate and I remember, I took a picture of it and shared it on my personal Instagram profile. That picture got few likes and comments from friends and family (It was a very bad picture). That is when I started eating it and thought every time I will eat, I will share it with people and let them know what’s on my yellow plate.”

#His Inception Of The Yellow Plate:

WHEN IN DELHI. What's on my yellow plate? Aloo chaat from a local cart seller in mehrauli. Yesterday evening was spent eating Aloo chaat and exploring mehrauli archeological park. The park is spread over 200 acre in Mehrauli, Delhi adjacent to Qutub Minar world heritage site. It consists of over 100 historically significant monuments. In the park, most impressive are the time-ravaged tombs of Balban and Quli Khan, his son and the Jamali Kamali mosque. This lesser known view of Qutub Minar comes from Quli Khan Tomb. The Tomb was constructed for Muhammad Quli Khan in early 17th century. The tomb was converted by Thomas Theophilus Metcalf into weekend retreat and was called as Dilkhusha (meaning delight of heart). Thanks to @delhiexplorer for guiding me to this place. Help me collect more stories from all over INDIA. Fund my Crowdfunding campaign on wishberry and be a part of the adventure. Link in BIO! #myyellowplate #yellowplate #delhi #southdelhi #delhigram #delhidiaries #delhiexplorer #dfordelhi #sodelhi #delhiwale #instadelhi #newdelhi #mehrauli #olddelhi #delhifood #delhifoodwalks #delhifoodie #delhifoodies #delhifoodguide #delhifoodblog #delhifoodblogger #saadidilli #foodtalkIndia #foodmaniacIndia #incredibleindia #indiaclicks #Indiapictures #indiaphotoproject #indiaphotos #india_gram

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“My Yellow Plate was born out of my sheer love for food and travel. I travelled across Delhi, Mumbai, Pushkar, Jaipur, Agra, Arunachal Pradesh and Rishikesh, and covered a variety of famous dishes in these cities. Some of my favourites have been Tandoor Momos, Lotan ke Chole Bhature and the lip-smacking Moong Dal Kachoris of a 50-year-old shop in Delhi” states Himanshu.

#His Crowdsourcing Campaign At WishBerry:

“I think the campaign turned out unexpectedly well. I never thought I would be able to touch this amount or even reach this number when I was starting up. But with the support from friends, family and strangers, the campaign has done well till now. With 30 more days to go, I think I will be able to hit the target amount. I have raised Rs.1,66,934 from 111 people in 30 days and it’s picking up now. A random guy who landed on my campaign through a friend’s Instagram ended up contributing Rs.7500 to the campaign. A bunch of foodies came together and contributed Rs.11,000 to the campaign.  With last few days in hand, I am trying my best to get as many coverages as possible so the project can reach more people. I am also pushing my friends and family to fund who haven’t yet” he says.

#About his experiences:

There many experiences that are close to my heart. But some of them I clearly remember are:

1. My first meal in North East India.
2. INDIA Gate; Running Barefoot and meeting bhel puri wala.
3. Meeting Sahil and Rizwan
4.  A place without a name.
5. Going back to the college days.
6. RED FORT; Eating matar kulcha and sneaking through broken fence.

#Message Through The Yellow Plate

WHEN IN UTTARAKHAND. What's on my yellow plate? Aloo Parantha with Chole from a Dhaba in Teen Dhara. . Teen dhara is a small village on Rishikesh-Dev Prayag highway and a famous resting place for the travelers. As the name signifies Teen Dhara means a place where three water springs are situated. It's 40km from Rishikesh on NH58 along the river Ganga. . The best thing about Teen Dhara is Food (which comes with a beautiful view). You can get tasty meals at well budget price. From Aloo Parantha to Bun Omellete and Jal Jeera to Chai, you will get it all. I treated myself with a Aloo Parantha, Bun Omelette and a cup of Chai. . P.S Uttarakhand gaye or Teen Dhara nahi gaye to kahi nahi gaye. . #myyellowplate #uttarakhand #NorthIndia #uttarakhanddiaries #uttarakhandtourism #instaindia #indiaphotos #indiapictures #indiaclicks #indiaphotoproject #indiatravelgram #indiatravel #indianfood #foodtalkIndia #india_gram #IncredibleIndia #india_ig #picoftheday #bestoftheday #instafood #ngtdailyshot #lonelyplanetIndia #India #Instapic #foodandtravel #indiancuisine #indianphotography #Tripoto #indialove #vscoIndia

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“I often meet people who want to travel but most of them are interested and waiting to travel abroad. “India mein kya rakh hai” is their thought about their own country. And this project is my response to the people who say “India mein kya rakha”. I would not argue but I will show them what’s in INDIA, through a yellow plate. This is why I am doing it and I think this project can make a difference. For anyone who wants to travel and explore, I would say just start. Don’t Think. Don’t Wait. Just Go. Take a short trip on the weekend or just go explore your own city. Just start exploring. And the best way to explore a place is to meet and talk to the locals. So don’t forget that” , concludes Himanshu.

#More From His Plate:

Your need for acceptance can make you invisible in this world. Don’t let anything stand in the way of the light that shines through this form. Risk being seen in all of your glory. You are ready and able to do beautiful things in this world, and as you walk through those doors today, you will only have two choices: love or fear. Choose love, and don’t ever let fear turn you against your playful heart. DARE to ask the universe what you want and then working toward it while letting go of how it comes to pass. DARE to believe and leave the door open for MAGIC. What's on My Yellow Plate? Shahi Paneer, Naan, Rice and a bit of MAGIC and Motivation for YOU. 📸 by my very talented friend @yourworldmylens #MyYellowPlate #YellowPlate #Magic #India #Indiaphotos #Indiaclicks #picoftheday #cntgiveitashot #indiaphotoproject #indiatravelgram #foodtalkIndia #indianfood #instagood #instapic #Indiagram #instamoments #foodphotography #bbctravel #instagram #lonelyplanet #motivation #instaworld #indiapictures #incredibleindia

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Reposting this memorable experience from my North East India trip in 2016. . Respect and salute to the Indian Army. They can paint, they can fight and they can cook. I had this chole bhature at Army cafe at Madhuri Lake, Tawang. Madhuri lake (Orginal name is Shungester Lake) is named after bollywood actress Madhuri Dixit. "Tanhai Tanhai" a popular song from the movie "Koyla" featuring Shahrukh Khan and Madhuri Dixit was filmed here. After the film's shooting in 1996, the lake lost its original name. The notorious tour guides sold it to the tourists as Madhuri Lake, after the filmstar. This post is dedicated to Indian Army – the brave hearts. I saw a little cafe with few army officers and ask them if I can get something to eat to which I got a polite reply "Saab ji Chole Bhature Khaoge?". Without a second thought I said yes and ordered a plate of chole bhature as that was the only dish available. While I was waiting, I noticed them running in and out of the kitchen. To know what's going on, I entered the kitchen and saw the team work at its best. They were helping each other to get the food ready. By this time, they had 2 more orders for chole bhature from other tourists. Out of curiosity, I ask them how do they know cooking, to which they replied "Saabji aajkal cook nahi aa raha to hum log hi handle kar rahe hai. Pehle hum log sirf serve karte the, par cook ko dekh dekh aa gaya todha bahut. Momos bhi janta hai hum." As soon as I heard MOMOS, I couldn't stop myself and ask them if they can make a plate for us. While they were making Momos right in front of me, I told them about My Yellow Plate. They found it very interesting and gave compliments. And then we chatted for hours over a plate of momos and coffee. What a experience it was. JAI HIND!!!!! #myyellowplate #yellowplate #tawang #arunachalpradesh #madhurilake #IncredibleIndia #Indianarmy #FoodtalkIndia #foodmaniacindia #Indianfood #Indiafood #InstaIndia #Indiagram #India #tripoto #lonelyplanetindia #indiaclicks #Indiapictures #india_gram #indiastories #storiesofindia #_soi #streetofindia #foodbossIndia #indiatravelgram #Indiatravel #indiancuisine #Indiaphotoproject #India_gram #cnntravel

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WHEN IN PUSHKAR. What's on my yellow plate? Green Salad from La Pizzeria. An Italian restaurant in middle of busy Pushkar market serving some amazing Pastas, Wood Fired Pizzas, Salad, Falafel and Shakes. Pushkar is heaven for foodies with a range of roadside restaurants, rooftop cafes and eateries serving a wide variety of food. From Gatta Curry to Malpua and Falafel to heavenly Pizzas, Pushkar has it all for the foodie in you. I was looking for more recommendations after Gatta Curry, Malpua and Kachori and this place "La Pizzeria" topped the list. I was a little skeptical about it but after visiting the place and few bites, I realized why it deserves to be on the top. The food and the ambience here is just what you need to chill and hangout with your taste buds and buds. Their Wood Fired Pizza, Falafel and Lemon Mint Crushed Ice is a must try. In the background are some amazing instagramers I met on this trip powered by @hihonorindia and @chevrolet Trail Blazer. A big thanks to @justdelhiing & @inspired_traveller for making this happen. P.S When in Pushkar, you must visit La Pizzeria. 📸 clicked with @hihonorindia #MyYellowPlate #HonorIndia #Honor #SwagPhoneIsComing #chevroletfindnewroads #India #rajasthandiaries #Pushkar #pushkarfood #pushkardiaries #rajasthan #rajasthanifood #rajasthantourism #rajasthantrip #incredibleindia #FoodtalkIndia #Foodgram #foodmaniacIndia #buzzfeedfood #foodphotography #Indiatravelgram #travelforfood #vscoIndia #travelforfood #foodIndia #instagood #picoftheday #India_gram #delhigramer #instafood #vscoIndia #Igersrajasthan

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WHEN IN RANTHAMBORE. The Rajasthan trip came to an end. On the last day of this epic journey, we went for safari to Ranthambore National Park; A former royal hunting ground and home to tigers, leopards and marsh crocodiles. The safari started with high hopes and ended with disappointment. There were no signs of the royal beast. "Hard luck!" – We said to each other. The safari ended and we moved back to the hotel. I was really disappointed until I got my hands on the breakfast, which helped me pick up my mood. Because GOOD FOOD is GOOD MOOD. And specially when it comes with a view like this. 🏊🏻 Thanks to awesome people at RANTHAMBORE REGENCY for amazing hospitality and food. 🙏🏻 What's on my yellow plate? Cutlet, Sambar Vada and Poha from Hotel Ranthambore Regency. 📸 Clicked with @hihonorindia #MyYellowPlate #SwagPhoneIsComing #Honor #HonorIndia #Chevrolet #chevroletfindnewroads #India #Ranthambore #ranthamborenationalpark #ranthamborediaries #Rajasthan #rajasthandiaries #rajasthantourism #igersrajasthan #Indiaclicks #Indiaphotos #Indiapictures #InstaIndia #IncredibleIndia #FoodtalkIndia #indiatravel #travelIndia #Indianfood #foodandtravel #vscoIndia #indiatravelgram #travelforfood #buzzfeedfood #instafood #foodblog

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WHEN IN RISHIKESH. What's on my yellow plate? Nacho Chaat from Tat Cafe, Rishikesh. Tat is a sanskrit word which means "You are that". My friends and I stumbled upon this cafe while strolling through town and none of us could resist the majestic view of Ganges river from the cafe. We ordered mushroom spinach burger and nacho chaat for breakfast. Nacho chaat was good and differently made. I was amazed by how skilfully it was arranged on the plate. Never saw nacho chaat served like that before. When in Rishikesh, this cafe is a must visit. You can sit their for hours and hours, listen to the Ganga flowing and enjoy your meal. #MYPRecommends #MyYellowPlate #YellowPlate #Rishikesh #uttarakhand #India #Indiafood #InstaIndia #Indiagram #foodtalkIndia #lonelyplanetindia #cntgiveitashot #incredibleindia #indiatourism #natgeotravel #bcctravel #indiantraveller #indiatravelgram #indiaphotosociety #indiaphotoproject #Indiaclicks #indiaphotos #indiapictures #india_gram #doitforthegram #delhigramer #sodelhi #vscoIndia #northIndia #picoftheday

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It's amazing how Potatoes give us Chips, Chilli Potato and Vodka. Get your shit together every other vegetable! 😎#PotatoLife What's on my yellow plate? Crispy Chilli Potato from Krishna Rooftop Cafe, Paharganj. This small cafe sits right at the end of the paharganj market and has a stunning view of the bazaar that looks right down the middle from the rooftop (4th floor). The view of the bazaar is worth it. Though the cafe has very steep stairs with low head room. Getting to the 4th floor was an adventure in itself. At first you will be like "what the hell is this place" but as you move up, you will see a lot of foreigners chilling. I ordered Crispy Chilli Potatoes and a watermelon juice and sat there for hours just chilling. The food was good but not extraordinary. You can still go here and maybe order a coffee or a chai and take a quiet spot away from the madness and enjoy the view. Tag someone you would want to go here with. . . . #myyellowplate #yellowplate #delhi #olddelhi #delhigram #delhidiaries #delhiexplorer #dfordelhi #sodelhi #delhiwale #instadelhi #newdelhi #delhifood #delhifoodwalks #delhifoodie #delhifoodies #delhifoodguide #delhifoodblog #delhifoodblogger #saadidilli #foodtalkIndia #foodmaniacIndia #incredibleindia #indiaclicks #Indiapictures #indiaphotoproject #indiaphotos #foodgram #foodie

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#We are waiting to see what next on his plate. All the best Himanshu!

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