Wednesday, 27 April 2016

The Sweet is Never as Sweet without the Sour - #FoodVentures

Sometimes you will never know the value of a moment until it becomes a memory. We all are in an invisible race today, running towards money, fame and for our career goals. When we look back at our life, we will remember the time spent with our loved one. Some moments were bitter, some were sweet and some were funny too. But all these memories bring a huge smile on our face with zeal to relive that moment one more time.

I remember when 2 years back I had visited my native city Hyderabad to meet my sister; she was 8 months pregnant that time. We all know how close bonding two sisters have. A sister shares childhood memories and grown-up dreams. I was so happy to meet her & be with her during the most important phase of her life. The pregnancy is the period when an individual has cravings of all type & she can ask for any flavour especially the “Khattah-Meetha” which is the popular one. One day she was craving for “Khattah-Meetha” and our mother was not at home. She started looking at me with a hope, and I was not prepared for that look. Actually, she was telling me to take the honour and start experimenting in the kitchen. To make her happy, I checked into the kitchen where I found Curd, Sugar and Rava. That was all guys, I decided to take charge and start my food adventure. It was exciting & my first attempt but trust me friends this food adventure of mine was successful and my sister loved my new innovative dish of Sweet and Sour Upma.    



I am sharing my food adventure with all my readers.

Sweet and Sour Upma


Ingredients
1
1 Cup
Rava
2
1 pc.
Green chilli
3
1 medium
Onion Chopped
4
3/4 tsp
Ghee
5
as per taste
Salt
6
1/2 Cup
Curd
7
1 tsp
Sugar
 8
1 pinch
 Turmeric powder
 9
1  ½ Cup
Water
For the Tadka
1
4 tsp
Refined Oil
2
1 tsp
Mustard Seeds
3
2 tsp
Urad dal
4
1 big
Dry Red Chilli
5
08 to 10
Curry Leaves
6
2 tsp
Chana Dal
 7
 1 tsp
 jeera

Preparation time: - 5 Mins
Cooking Time: - 20 Mins

1.    Turn on the stove & heat the pan in medium flame. Now add Rava and roast until it gets light golden. Please stir regularly so that it won’t get burned or over-roasted.  Now pour it on a plate and keep it aside.
2.    On the same pan add oil and when oil gets heat up, add Mustard seeds, Jeera, Dry red chilli, Chana Dal, Urad dal and Curry leaves .
3.    After 2 mins add green chilli and onion. When onion will turn light golden colour add salt as per taste, a pinch of turmeric power stir well and now add some water.
4.    When water starts boiling this is the time to add roasted Rava. Add it slowly and stir continuously so that it won’t get lumps. When water gets soaked by Rava, add a half cup of Curd and mix it well.
5.    Finally, add ghee and sugar mix well and turn off the flame.
6.    Now time to serve the delicious Sweet and Sour Upma with some garnishing.









Hope you will like this fusion recipe. I have been exploring such recipe’s & came across something unique called #Foodventures - An initiative brought to you by Axis Bank Dining Delights to explore the experience’s  & adventures  of  award winning Master chef Vikas Khanna &  food connoisseur Vir Sanghvi.  If you are an ultimate foodie & looking for some food adventure or want to try something new this can be the destination for you.  We all know adventure comes with excitement so if you are ready for it, you can also win a chance to be featured with either of these celebrities in their #Foodventure videos. 


Monday, 25 April 2016

Cafe Cubano - Food Review



When last Friday night my lovely Geeta maa called & invited for lunch at Cafe Cubano. I was so excited to visit this place. It’s located in Kemps Corner, Milabar Hills near Grant road station at Southern of Mumbai.





The Menu (News Paper Style)
Breaking News Of Delicious Menus







Next day as per scheduled time we reached the location. Radiant laminated signage of Cafe Cubano with yellow shining and welcoming big fish tank next to the entrance superb and attractive.


 
We have started with cold beverages some of my friends ordered Cocktails, some Mocktails. Trust me all the beverages were awesome in taste. But my much-loved were Mango Chilli Rocket and the dirty martini.


Along With cold beverages, we ordered some Finger Foods –
 Fried Dokla, Puri Bhaji Methi Tacos, tandoori Wasabi Broccoli, Ghati Masala Paneer  Tikka, Hand Cut Potato Wedges. Batata vada box.
All finger lifts were very Delicious and Flavoursome.





Main Course:-
 Paneer Saag: - The look of the dish was similar to Palak Paneer of green Palak gravy but Chef Talvar has given a twist on it with Sarso ka Saag and Paneer and trust me it’s very flavoursome dish. Must try.



Paneer saag



Desserts:- 
Cutting Chai Panacotta With Pisctachio, - Ohh! This one was my favourite outstanding on taste . I enjoyed each bite of it to the finest.
Pyramid Chocolate Mousse: - I do not like chocolate much so it was ok for me but my friends found it pleasant and yummy.
Gulab Jamun Stuffed Paan Cream: - Beautifully Presented Gulab Jamun on stuffed cream of paan. The combination of Paan and Gulab jamun was delicious.

Cutting Chai Panacotta Pistachio

Gulab Jamun Stuffed Paan Cream


We truly liked the service. The creativity of food presentation, Newspaper menu card and the interior were very inviting. Cool place for chilly with friends and family. 



Me enjoying my sip of mango chilli Rocket

Group Picture with Chef  Rakesh Talwar

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Tuesday, 12 April 2016

YELOW - A Solution For Your Personal Care Products

These days so many online shopping websites are available for shopping, recently I found one unique website www.yelow.in which takes care of our personal care product in short we can say our online Bathroom products. Well, you all are very intelligent and  knowledgeable But ?? Are you
  
A smart, educated shopper who likes to pick the right product out of the thousands of options available?
  A young working couple who do not get the time to make a shopping list and hate last minute run to buy these?
  An urban Indian who wants to be educated and stay hygienic always as regards to the personal care products?
  An aspiring Tier II and Tier III city citizen who likes the best products in the country at your doorstep regularly?
  A teenager who wants to know & buy the product you need, within the comfort of your room?
  A nonchalant individual who would like someone to help make him a Ready Kit, which takes care of his basic needs?


Well, then Yelow is for you!

I know that now you will be having lot's of queries regarding this shopping website, how it is unique & different from others , lets get started with intro:

What is Yelow:


Yelow was founded by four friends in May 2015 in Mumbai. Each of the four co-founders brings a unique skill to the business which was imperative for the business to flourish. Three of us – Arjun Shah, Viraj Mehta  and Nakul Vakil  were class mates at Indian School of Business (ISB, Hyderabad) where the idea took shape. The company was incorporated in May 2015 and with an in house technology team based out of Vadodara, Gujarat headed by Bheshaj our Chief Technology Officer (CTO) we were successful in launching the first beta in less than 4 months in August. In the subsequent months, we successfully launched the Mobile responsive website and a Mobile application for Android users. In December 2015, we launched operations for business and in less than three months we have been successful to register 1000+ users and over 400+ orders. We are optimistic to change the way India shops offering an engaging and exciting platform and in turn, make India a safer and more Hygienic country.                                                                               

https://youtu.be/vn5seL5Z3KQ

No one likes a worn out toothbrush first thing in the morning; or shaving blades that are rusty or a last minute dash for sanitary napkins at midnight. With Yelow, once you register and build your kit, you never have to remember to buy your personal care products ever again nor will you ever run out of any of them. In the thousands of products available today in the personal care segment, Yelow will help you find the right match. Apart, making sure the same product is always available at your nearest store is never a guarantee. So “Yeh-low”!




Self Care is not Self Indulgence, 


                        Self Care is Self Respect.                             


So respect yourself and place your order from www.yelow.in  and please  do not forget to share your experience by commenting on below comment box. I love to read your comments.





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