Delhi Food

North Indian Sweets In Delhi : Food Talk

April 20, 2015
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Eating something sweet is considered as a sign of positivity. While some like have something sweet occasionally, there are people like me who literally find a reason (or not) to have a hearty bite of heaven. Delhi, being the abode to many rich cultures, comes with a significant array of desserts to boost about. With a hint of neighboring Uttar Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab and Haryana with the evergreen elements of Mughal royalty; North Indian Sweets in Delhi are quite diverse. If you are a Delhiite, or know someone, you might have come across the statement “Khaane ke baad Kuch Meetha Ho Jaaye” (Let’s have something sweet post the meal.), quite very often. That’s what we have inherited from the royal food etiquettes of the Delhi Mughal era! So what exactly these north Indian desserts consist of? Let me present to you some of the yummiest ‘North Indian Sweets in Delhi’ : Jalebi image source : 123coimbatore.com If you’ve been to old Delhi and haven’t tried the ‘Desi Ghee Jalebis’ from the famous Jalebiwallah, then you have missed on something worth heaven. Available as early as 7 in the morning, this juicy piece of caramel is one of the best Sunday morning feasts, for Delhiites. Don’t complain if you got to stand in the queue to try on this one! Kulfi Falooda image source : amritsartourtravel.com Mostly available in the hot summer period of Delhi, this ice cold milk bar is different from any other Kulfi you will find in India. Topped with sweetened boiled noodles and dollops of Roohafza (rose flavored), the Kulfi comes in a variety of flavors to try from. My personal favorite is the kesar kulfi that’s full of nuts and raisins. Daulat Ki Chaat – You probably won’t have heard about this one, right? Even if you have …

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Top 5 Fine Dining Restaurants in Delhi

February 9, 2015
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Some people ‘Eat to Live’ while others (like me) ‘Live to Eat’! If this is not enough a reason to feel the gluttony, then we have trends like ‘Street Food’ to ‘Fine Dining’; making the experience an extravagant affair. While street-food can be a part of your daily eating binging diaries, fine-dining is usually reserved for the special occasions. Speaking of fine-dining, India excels in the art of making the dining experience luxurious & royal! And who better to present the king-size rich spread than our very own ‘Saddi Dilli’? The city of splendid multi-cuisines, Delhi offers the finest of fine dining experiences that truly mark a memorabilia for tourists and foodies. Celebrating the extravagance that Delhi has to offer, I present to you the top 5 Fine Dining Restaurants in Delhi. Source : hotelsnewdelhiindia.com 1. Dum Pukht – Dating back to centuries, Delhi kitchens expertise in Mughali cuisine that has been brought down over generations of Nawabs. If you are a non-vegetarian and well-done red-meat is your style, then look no further. ITC Maurya Sheraton’s Dum Pukht doesn’t just mesmerize with its regal ambience, but the menu of ‘Murgh Chandni Kabab’ to ‘Mirch & Baigan ka Saalan’ leaves one’s taste buds tantalized too! Source :  bookyourtable.com 2. Varq – For those who are looking for the desi dressings with an unusual twist, Varq is the place to be at. The ambiance to the likes of a Rajasthan style royal Gharana, give your taste buds a twist with exotic ingredients like morels, sand crab and Iranian dry-fruits. The menu is a perfect blend of old style cooking and modern chef’s palette with delectable dishes like ‘Martaban ka Meat’, ‘Teen Mirch Curry’ and desserts like ‘Passion fruit Kalaakand’. Source : TheHindu.com 3. Indian Accents – Do you like experimenting? If trying out anything ‘hatke’ is what you aim for, then Indian …

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Celeste Chocolate Boutique {Food Review}

April 21, 2014
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I am a chocoholic. Period! Gimme chocolate anytime of the day and night, in any amounts and any flavor; I will still savor it the same way with gluttony. A few days back I was invited for a ‘Chocolate Tasting’ event. Now when I say chocolate tasting, it means trying out different types and makes of chocolates… and only chocolates. Nidhi Bhageria, the founder of Celeste Chocolate boutique, had an intense sugar rush event planned up for us. Her passion for chocolates could be seen in her enthusiasm to share her boutique’s wide platter. And not just chocolates, but they have wide variety of salty delights as well. Expressing in words won’t do any justice to what we experienced at this event. Which is why I will let the photographs do all the talking. Take a look! The Chocolate Heaven The Decor The Gift Packaging Something Gourmet About Celeste Chocolates Celeste Chocolates has been at the forefront of the gourmet chocolate business in India specializing in handcrafted chocolates available in premium range for every occasion including Valentine’s Day, Diwali, Christmas, Weddings, Birthdays and any other Occasion. Inspired by the legendary chocolatiers of Belgium, France, Switzerland and the USA, celeste nurtures the long-cherished tradition of excellence – so that the great taste, exotic flavor and beautiful presentation of each Celeste product make it a unique creation and a cut above the rest  The premium chocolate offering cares the chocoholic’s palate with refined flavor and forge a sweet bond that often lasts a lifetime. The bouquet of superior-quality gourmet chocolates and unique gift boxes are designed to feature the tradition of perfectionism nurtured at Celeste. Celeste procures the finest quality of ingredients and indulges in exciting combinations flavors such as Chilly chocolates, Lavender truffles, Kaffir Lime chocolates, Raspberry pink pepper truffles and Chai chocolates …

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Monkey Bar (Go Bananas!) {Restaurant/Food Review}

February 5, 2014
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Food and restaurant reviews are a common thing for any blogger. But it becomes quirky and overwhelming when a venue like Monkey Bar comes in the spotlight. It wasn’t their special menu, nor the concept but the architecture of Monkey Bar that got me interested in checking them out. The outdoor design is quiet artistic and calm, whereas what  lies within is exactly the opposite.  About Monkey Bar  Monkey Bar, India’s first Gastropub brand now joins New Delhi’s skyline with its promise to offer you anything but the usual! Located in the heart of south Delhi’s Vasant Kunj, Monkey Bar, the Indian avatar of the Gastropub, puts its own unique spin on the internationally popular concept. It has the essence of a pub and is backed by excellent food and service, at accessible prices.  Isn’t it cool? A foosball and snooker table to pump up the fun quotient. Their ‘ORGANIC’ menu.  The Drinks at MOBAR  So Gastropub has to have a brilliant cocktail menu + food. I am being very honest here, but all the time I spent there trying their menu out, I was not disappointed even once! Their drinks are not the ordinary Mojitos/Martinis and Beer Pints, but much more than that, infused with the desi elements of India. To give it a more quirkiness, the drinks have been named differently, eg. Maanga, Red Riding Wood,etc. MAANGA Vodka, Aam Panna, Sweet Lime & Jeera salt. COPPER MONKEY Whiskey, Mandrin, Passion Fruit, Mint & Bitters. CAIPIROSKA Cherry Tomato N Chilly RUM RITA Rum, Red Wine & Wild Berry Compote VODKATINI – Chocolate  The Starters  I have never seen so much variety in starters to go with the drinks. It in itself is a main-course buffet. The menu is an intense amalgamation of  the traditional Indian snacks, like a Maharashtrian …

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CookieMan Australian Cookies – Food Review

January 14, 2014
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Ever since as a child I have stepped into the Center Stage Mall, Noida; the aroma of freshly baked cookies has been welcoming and quite tempting. Presenting to you, the Cookieman – Fresh baked Australian Cookies. About Cookieman Cookie Man is easily recognized by its distinctive, bright decor and the unique traveling oven, which bakes fresh, mouth-watering cookies synonymous with the Cookie Man trademark. From its humble beginnings over forty years ago with just one type of cookie, Cookie Man has expanded rapidly in key markets across the globe. Today, Cookie Man boasts of over 40 fresh-baked cookie varieties, 20 varieties of cream-filled and chocolate-coated cookie products, sweet and savory patisserie lines and the recently introduced coffee and cold drinks. This is coupled with an eye-catching gift range, which is also available at all Cookie Man shops. The History Kevin Hicks, started out by selling his Grandma’s fresh-baked cookies door-to-door. The overwhelming response he received encouraged him to open the first Cookie Man store in Melbourne in 1958. The business proved to be extremely successful and Kevin went on to develop a proprietary patented oven that allowed him to bake large quantities of his home-style cookies right in the shop, to meet the growing demand of Australian cookie lovers. He built a successful retail formula that has seen Cookie Man become the cookie of choice across Australia and enabled a global expansion. Their first retail cookie shop which opened in Australia in 1958 at a prime location – the Myer department store in the city of Melbourne. This store proved to be the model for a successful retailing formula, which later expanded into 52 outlets throughout Australia. The Menu Crispy Crunchy Cookies, Indulgence Cookies, Chocolate Dipped Cookies, Cream Filled Cookies, Muffins, Brownies, Puff, Ice Cream, Cakes, Donuts and Macaroons. Visit http://www.cookiemanindia.com to …

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Christmas 2013 Lunch at The Rodeo’s – FOOD Review

January 13, 2014
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Christmas is that time of the year, when all we want to do is have a hearty meal and a hearty laugh. Every year chefs across the globe prepare special menus, some traditional and some innovative, but all served with warmth and love. Tagging along in the festive spirit, me and my team bid adieu 2013 with a Mexican Christmas spread. Situated amidst the hustle bustle of the Connaught circle, this place promises to transport you to a Mexican hub. Wooden flooring, saddle chairs, country music, warm ambiance and an equally warm staff. Oh! Did I tell you that the staff dresses up like cowboys? Yeah, with those leather boots and Stetson hats. Taco dips Chicken Tikkas Freshly baked Nachos with kitchen grounded Salsa Crisp toast basket  Live pasta counter Roasted turkey with cranberry sauce Although this place serves liquor, but this place is family friendly too. In fact, during my own visit I saw a whole bunch of kids celebrating their friend’s birthday, an elderly couple relishing the Christmas buffet, to a semi – goth youngster enjoying a beer. This place welcomes all!  Strawberry Mousse Plum pudding with custard sauce   Lemon Tarts Apple Crumble The Christmas buffet was again custom designed to please the Indian platter. What I really liked about the platter was that, it was a well thought combination of Mexican, Continental and Indian cuisines; perfected for the occasion. My Verdict : Ambiance : 4.5/5 Food : 4/5 Service : 4.5/5 Value for Money : 3.5/5 Check them out : Rodeo A 12, Inner Circle, Connaught Place, New Delhi

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