Showing posts from July, 2017

Khaaja Chowk, ITPL

The name ''Khaaja chowk'' just echoed several times as I entered the place. It had all the ingredients of a ''Chowk''- An auto rickshaw shaped table, dabbas, tiffins, steel utensils, painting of a Delhi market, Cosmetics- bangles, lipstick, bindis, Hindi songs of 90s and what not!

 Just for an introduction, Khaaja Chowk specializes in authentic North Indian cuisine. This restaurant tried to bring up the essence of old Delhi's street food into fine dining.
Located on the main road on the ground floor of Formula 1 hotel, it is very easy to reach. The parking is shared with the F1 hotel and there were ample free slots on a weekday night.

It was a food review session for us and I was greeted by Mr Abhay, who manages this restaurant. We were offered choice of seating and we chose the corner most seat which had the cosmetics decorated on it.
We found Mr Abhay very knowledgeable and he was happy to share the details about the restaurant. He explained us  about…

Banana Bread

With the increased use of carbides in fruits, they tend to ripen very fast. I remember when I was small, my mum used to keep Mangoes and Seetaphal inside rice container overnight. The fruits would become ripe enough to be edible the next day. Nowadays fruits like Bananas and Mangoes look green when we buy but ripen in a day or two. We cannot consume all the bananas so fast and thus every week we have to throw off the over-ripe bananas. I experimented with ripe bananas and could come up with a easy banana bread recipe. And the best part is it is sugar Free and eggless. Please note that this bread is not cake so, the taste won't be like a banana cake. Here goes the recipe: Preparation time: 1 hour 15 mins Cooking Time: 40 mins Ingredients: 3 Super Ripe Bananas 1/2 cup Jaggery 1 Cup Whole wheat four (Atta) 1/2 Cup All purpose Flour (Maida) 50 grams Butter Baking Powder 1 tsp Baking Soda/ Cooking Soda 1/2 tsp A pinch of salt

Slice the bananas and add them in a mixer jar. Along with Bana…

Currylicious, Kalyan Nagar

I went to Currylicious, as a part of food review organised by Blue beans. Chose to visit this place for a Saturday lunch along with fellow foodie. I had a pre-conceived notion that this place would serve food cooked in coconut oil. Hence I was not much interested initially. Though I like Goan and Mangalorian cuisine but my taste buds are not in sync with the cuisine further in the southern coast.
The restaurant can be easily located on the main road. Without much expectations I made my way to the elevated entrance of Currylicious. The outlet has a very plain and basic decor. There is nothing that I can boast about the ambiance for.
One thing worth mentioning is that the place is very clean and tidy. We chose to sit on the leftmost corner. The menu card looked fascinating. It had a wooden texture and looked very impressive.
I did a basic research on Zomato for what I need  to order. And I became pretty much sure what all I wanted to taste, even before I glanced at the menu.
There is a smal…

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