A Few precautions for your tummy on Holi ^.^

With truckloads of deep fried food items and sweets in front of you, it is difficult to lose weight during festivals like Holi, which is on Friday this year. If you cannot lose weight, at least try not to put on extra pounds, says an expert. I know this will be a bummer for some thinking “what the hell it’s Holi!” But I am sure there are some girls out there who would love these tips !! ❤download (4)

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Harsh Kapoor, director, gastroenterology, Primus Super Specialty Hospital, shares a few tips on monitoring and controlling festive diets:

* Avoid overeating: It’s not just about the quantity of food you are eating, but the intake of calories. Thus, during the festive season, be careful about the consumption of calories to avoid weight gain. (Basically, we are not telling you to avoid eat, simply eat less :D)

* What not to eat: Avoid eating oily and too much of spicy food besides restricting the sugar intake in sweets. Plan your meal in such a way that one special meal of the day should most likely be lunch so that day activities and movements can burn the extra amount of calories. And, try keeping your breakfast light and healthy, while dinner should be as light as possible to manage the intake of calories.

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*download (2) Freshness: Pick the freshest food and keep an eye on expiry dates of the food products you are consuming. The possibility of food contamination with bacteria is very high when it comes to high temperature eating items.Bacteria can cause severe diarrhea which can lead to dehydration, nausea and vomiting, thus, most of the foods and sweets should be refrigerated. Intake of ample amount of fluids and appropriate usage of salt help to prevent dehydration.

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Take care guys! Have a wonderful and safe Holi ❤

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17 Unusual restaurants and cafes everyone must try out at least once!

Food is serious business. Those who believe this will understand how important it is to keep finding new avenues to feed this interest, this passion. Fear not, there are several people who think alike and have worked hard to make sure that every foodie has something really and truly different to cherish. Let’s take a look at some of these truly innovative and unusual restaurants:

1.) 58 Tour Eiffel – Paris, France

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58-tour-eiffel-restaurant-paris-france-by-d-milherou58 Tour Eiffel is an award-winning restaurant located on the first level of the iconic Eiffel Tower. Diners enjoy a stunning view of the Champ de Mars, Les Invalides, Montparnasse Tower, Montmartre and surrounding cityscape of Paris. Fine French cuisine is prepared by chef Alain Soulard.

2.) Cross Cafe, Mumbai – Decor inspired by Nazi propaganda

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Formerly known as Hitler’s cross, this eatery in Mumbai invited the wrath of Jewish organisations around the world. They thought that naming the place after Hitler whose reign is remembered as one of the darkest periods of history for the Jews and other minority communities was spreading the wrong message. Punit Sablok later decided to adopt the name Cross cafe and replace the swastikas which were a part of the decor with multi-colored rings.

 

3.) Hijackk Cafe, Ahmedabad – prepare to be held hostage for a food ride

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Moistclay media started this venture where customers are taken for a tour of Ahmedabad. The tour lasts for an hour or two and lets its customers enjoy good food while traversing the lanes of Ahmedabad. The name earned a lot of flak from the public because of the nonchalant use of the word ‘hijack’. Their tag line is “When was the last time you did something for the first time?”

4.) Taste of Darkness, Hyderabad – Experience food in absolute darkness

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A unique dining concept where customers don’t see but experience their food. The entire cafe is masked by absolute darkness and the customers learn much about the lives of the visually impaired. To add to the experience are the shaking bridge and the park experience.

5.) Pitcher & Piano – Nottingham, England

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Set within a deconsecrated church in the Lace Market, Pitcher & Piano Nottingham features stained glass windows, church candles, vintage bric-a-brac and cosy Chesterfields. An all-day food menu with standard pub fare is offered for breakfast, lunch and dinner.

 

6.) Tihar Food Court, Delhi- Eat at South Asia’s largest prison complex

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The Tihar jail is famous for the efforts the authorities keep making to help the inmates. Establishing a food court is another step in this direction. Convicts are employed as waiters and staff at the restaurant. The food has been praised by many and patrons especially compliment the polite service of the staff.

7.) New Lucky Restaurant, Ahmadabad – Dine a midst the dead

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Owner Krishnan Kutti did something not many businessmen can attempt. He decided to operate his restaurant in a space which was a graveyard. Not just this, he chose to keep the graves and set up the restaurant around them. He believes that the graves bring him good luck. And truly, the crowd which pours in to enjoy the tea and freshly made rolls is never disappointed.

 

8.) Treepod @ Soneva Kiri – Koh Kood, Bangkok

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Guests at the Soneva Kiri resort in Koh Kood, Bangkok are invited to experience Treepod dining. Guests are seated in a bamboo pod after being hoisted up into the tropical foliage of Koh Kood’s ancient rainforest. You can gaze out across the boulder-covered shoreline while your food and drink is delivered via the zip-line acrobatics of your personal waiter.

 

9.) Sky Dining @ The Singapore Flyer – Singapore

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At a height of 165 meters (541 ft), Singapore Flyer is the world’s largest giant observation wheel offering panorama views of Marina Bay’s skyline with a glimpse of neighbouring Malaysia and Indonesia. The Full Butler Sky Dining experience comes with exclusive Gueridon service, a 4-course menu, wine pairing options, personalized butler service and skyline views in the comfort of a spacious capsule.

 

10.) The Bar Stock Exchange, Mumbai – Where prices of drinks rise and fall according to demand

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A pub which works on the principles of the stock market. People can buy drinks for prices as low as their cost price when the ‘market’ opens and at zero-hour. The prices of drinks keep changing according to their popularity. The more popular a drink is, the more it costs.

 

11.) Firangi Dhaba, Mumbai – Eat in an auto

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Auto-rickshaws are the lifeline of Indian transportation system. But who would have thought of incorporating them in a restaurant? This dhaba has done it and how. The interiors are just the right amount of desi and one can sit in an auto and enjoy a meal.

12.) Nature’s Toilet Cafe, Ahmedabad – Eat while you sit on a lavatory

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India’s first ever toilet-themed restaurant, this cafe has a toilet garden around it which boasts of a collection of more than twenty lavatories and urinals which date as far back as the 1950s. The signboard outside the loo carries the sign “Haash!”. The founder Jayesh Patel is the son of Ishwarbhai Patel who established the toilet garden. He was strangely called ‘Baby Toilet’ because of this weird legacy.

 

13.) Kaidi Kitchen, Chennai – Experience eating in a jail

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Set up like a jail, this restaurant has staff dressed as inmates and jailers. Though the food is rated as average by customers, the decor makes it something to add to your bucket list.

 14.) NASA, Bangalore – Lots of ‘space’

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Though this place has been shut down, it deserves a mention on this list. Modeled like a spaceship, the waiters at this pub wore spacesuits and looked like astronauts. The entire pub was swathed in neon-blue light which gave the customers an other-worldly feel. Sadly, it had to make way for a multinational food chain. Hope something like this opens once more to entertain enthusiasts.

15.) Labassin Waterfall Restaurant – Philippines

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Located at the Villa Escudero Plantations and Resort in the Philippines is the Labassin Waterfall Restaurant. The restaurant is only open for lunch and guests dine from a buffet-style menu and eat at bamboo dining tables. It’s not a natural waterfall but a spillway from the Labasin Dam. The dam’s reservoir has been turned into a lake where visitors can go rafting in traditional bamboo rafts and explore the Filipino culture at shows, facilities and additional restaurants on the sprawling property.

16.) Hospitalis – Lavita

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A hospital is a scary place for many. If you want to shed your fear of visiting a hospital, then you must visit the Hospitalis restaurant in Riga, Latvia. You can see long-legged waitresses wearing nurse’s uniforms moving about and serving guests at this hospital-themed restaurant. These so-called nurses treat the guests as patients and take good care of them. They also sing songs and play music. The waiters clad in the attire of surgeons prepare exotic drinks in the bar. The food is served in flasks and operating-room’s dishes, while it is eaten with surgical utensils. Interestingly, syringes are used for seasoning. Would you like to get pampered by beautiful nurses?

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17.) SnowRestaurant – Kemi, Finland

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SnowRestaurant is located at the LumiLinna Snowcastle in Kemi, Finland. The restaurant is rebuilt annually and typically opens around the end of January for lunch and dinner (daily). The temperature in the restaurant is always around -5 degrees Celsius. Reservations must be made in advance and you can see the menu for the upcoming season here.

So guys yes, such restaurants exists and manyy more! Do try these out and revert back! You could also share some other usual restaurant that you might have come across 😀

Yum-Tum! A few unique ways of baking pizza!! <3

It’s innovative. It’s fun. It’s pizza. Bored of having the same old triangle pizza all the time? Why not try these amazing ways of making pizza? Here are some unique recipes that you can try at your home !

Pizza cone

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Popping up in shops around the world, pizza cones are the ultimate portable meal. They’re made with dough shaped like an ice cream cone, then filled with pizza sauce, cheese and toppings you like. Make pizza cones at home using a cone mold to shape the dough and a cone holder to finish the hand-held pizza creation in the oven.

Things You’ll Need

  • Metal cone molds or paper cone cups
  • Aluminum foil
  • Prepared pizza dough
  • Rolling pin
  • Baking sheet
  • Cone holder
  • Pizza sauce
  • Pizza toppings, such as cooked sausage or cut-up vegetables
  • Shredded cheese

Instructions

Baking Pizza Cones

1 Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit. Wrap paper cone cups completely in foil, inside and out, if you don’t have a metal cone mold.

2 Roll out prepared pizza dough, homemade or store-bought, onto a clean work surface to a 1/8-inch thickness. Use any type of pizza dough you prefer, such as plain, whole wheat or gluten-free.

3 Cut the dough into 5-inch squares for average-sized paper cone cups. If you are using a cone mold of a different size, cut the squares to be roughly the same length all around as the length of the mold.

4 Place the foil-covered cone molds at one corner of each square and carefully roll toward the opposite corner, so that the dough wraps around the mold completely. Press the edges gently against the cone to seal, making sure the tip is completely sealed.

5 Set the wrapped dough cones on a baking sheet with the open end down. Place them in the oven and bake for eight to 10 minutes, or until the dough cones are golden brown.

6 Allow the dough cones to cool to the touch, then carefully remove the molds.

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Pizza Cone Filling

1 Place the cones in heat-proof cone holders. If you don’t have cone holders that can go into the oven, lay the cones on their side. Expect some of the toppings to spill out.

2 Spoon pizza sauce into the cone, filling it no more than halfway. Use any type of pizza or tomato sauce, such as regular marinara or a hearty meat sauce.

3 Add a handful of meat or vegetables toppings, such as cooked sausage chunks, diced ham, pepperoni, broccoli chunks and diced onions.

4 Fill the cone the rest of the way with mozzarella cheese, or a combination of shredded cheeses that melt well, such as cheddar, Monterey Jack or queso.

5 Top the cheese with a sprinkling of toppings, such as mini pepperonis, chopped mushrooms, peppers, and olives.

6 Place the cones, still in the cone holders, in the oven for five to 10 minutes, until the cheese melts and starts to turn slightly golden brown. Remove from the oven and serve the pizza cones hot.

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Tips & Warnings

Purchase pizza cone kits that come with dough cutters specifically made for creating cones, as well as cone molds and cone holders.

Pizza Sushi

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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup sushi rice
  • 1⁄4 cup seasoned rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons sesame seeds, toasted

Pizza Toppings:

  • 1⁄2avocado, thinly sliced
  • 1⁄2 sheet roasted nori (pressed seaweed)
  • 3⁄4 cup flaked imitation crabmeat (surimi) or 3⁄4 cup thinly sliced smoked salmon
  • 1⁄2 cup very thinly sliced English cucumber
  • 2 tablespoons pickled ginger

Pizza Dressing:

  • 2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon wasabi powder
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DIRECTIONS:

  1. In saucepan, combine rice and 1 1/4 cups (300 mL) water; bring to boil.
  2. Cover and reduce heat to low; cook for 25 minutes or until rice is tender.
  3. With fork, stir in rice vinegar and sesame seeds.
  4. Meanwhile, line 8-inch (1. 2L) round or 8-inch square cake pan with plastic wrap.
  5. With spatula, press rice firmly and evenly into pan.
  6. Let cool completely.
  7. Turn out onto flat serving plate.
  8. Top with layer of avocado slices.
  9. Using scissors cut nori into thin strips; sprinkle over avocado.
  10. Arrange crabmeat, cucumber and ginger over top.
  11. Stir together mayonnaise, milk and wasabi powder; drizzle over top.
  12. Cut into wedges to serve.

Deep Dish Pizza Bites

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Ingredients:

1 can of Pillsbury Pizza Dough

1/2 cup pizza sauce

24 pieces pepperoni

6 ounces finely shredded Italian Cheese Blend

60 mini pepperoni (optional)

DIRECTIONS

Preheat oven to 425 degrees and spray cavities of a muffin pan with cooking spray.

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Remove pizza dough from packaging and allow it to come to room temperature on a floured surface. Using a rolling pin or your hands, roll out into a thin layer. Using either a round cookie cutter or a clean glass, cut rounds out of the dough. You want the circle to be slightly bigger than the size of the muffin cup.

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Using your fingers, stretch the dough without tearing and press into muffin cups.

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Place a pepperoni at the bottom of the cup. This will help prevent it from getting soggy.

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Next place about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of pizza sauce on top of the pepperoni.

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Add Italian cheese blend (as much or as little as you like).

If you want more pepperoni, either chop some of the larger up or use mini ones like the kind I found at my grocery to store. (Too cute!)

Bake for 12-15 minutes, depending on your oven, until cooked through, dough is golden brown, and the cheese is melted and bubbly.

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11 Weird But Amazing Food Combos In India You Must Try.

If there were no experimentation when it comes to food, we’d probably not have had most of the best dishes in the world. Sometimes, new combos are invented out of necessity; sometimes, just because someone tried something different. Either way, as food lovers, who are we to complain? But in reality this post is inspired by my boyfriend. The perfect example of how different (sometimes completely drastic) qualities when clubbed together can result something amazing ❤

Here are 11 amazing food combos I’ve come across in India that might seem weird at first but are absolutely worth trying out.

  1. The Moburg

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Do we love momos? Yes. Do we love burgers? Yes. So, let’s say hello to Moburg, the illegitimate  but mouth-watering spawn of burgers and fried momos. Available at Wow! Momo in Kolkata.

  1. Chinese Bhel

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This is actually widely available in Chinese roadside stalls in Mumbai, but the fact that it’s pretty much the only “Chinese” chaat out there makes it a unique dish. Now that I think of it, crispy fried noodles with chaat sauces does sound like an amazing combo.

  1. Schezwan Dosa

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Yes, the dosa is the Holy Grail of South Indian delicacies but that doesn’t mean it’s not open to experimentation. Enter, Schezwan Dosa. If you’re ever bored of regular dosa, try this for a change. It’s the age of globalization after all.

  1. Chocolate Pizza

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If Willy Wonka had a secret affair with Papa John, this would be their love-child. Perfect for moments when you’re hungry and craving something sweet. Now what could possibly cause that? Hmmm.

  1. Chocolate Momos

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When in doubt, just dip it in chocolate. That seems to be the motto here. Not gonna lie – it does look tempting and deliciously sinful. Available at Chick Chocolate in Mussoorie.

  1. Vodka Pani Puri

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We Indians have a tendency to desi-fy everything we come across. A vodka shot is no exception. With these Vodka Pani Puris, instead of saying “Bhaiyya thoda extra paani dena”, we just signal for another shot. If we are physically capable of doing so after a few rounds, that is

  1. Noodle Samosa

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I’d like to imagine there’s a nice back story here. Some mother probably asked her kids what they wanted for evening snacks. One of them probably said samosa while the other said noodles. Thus, the noodle samosa was born. Come to think of it, it’s not a bad jugaad if you don’t know what to do with leftover noodles

  1. Chilli Ice-Cream

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This is one of my favourites. Had it once in Saket in Delhi but then the shop closed down. But the concept is brilliant. The spicier each bite gets, the more you have it. Somewhat regret the fact that they didn’t name it Spice-Cream

  1. Chocolate Khakras

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Yes, khakhras are absolu-freaking-lutely awesome with pickles and chutneys but if you keep having them for breakfast day in and day out, you might get bored. No, you don’t have to give up the pride of Gujarati cuisine; just replace the pickles or chutneys with some chocolate. Imagine that with some hot coffee or chai on a nice wintry morning. *drools*

  1. Nutella Parantha

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Hot steaming paranthas filled with a layer of Nutella. How did that happen? Well, I’ll tell you this and that should make everything very clear – I had them in a hill-top cafe in Kasol in Himachal Pradesh where the walls were painted red, yellow and green with random portraits of Lord Shiva and Bob Marley.

  1. Paan Shots

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They say too much Paan  can be bad for your teeth. I don’t doubt that. So how about drinking it instead? At Punjab Grill by Jiggs Kalra, you can get these digestive drinks made from betel leaves and milk. Another variety also has vodka in it.

Know of other weird but amazing food combos of India? Let me know!!

20 Reasons why Chocolate is better than Men !

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Recently I reunited with a friend of mine after months ! We were sharing a bar of chocolate and it got me thinking (since I’m thinking about this blog all the time)  how easy it is to love chocolate as compared to men 😛 So, eventually we started discussing all the possible reasons for any-day choosing chocolate over men. OK, so now I’m going out on a limb here and sharing with you our Chocolatey humor. I say “going out on a limb” because it’s a bit risque and I’m trying to keep this blog fairly family-friendly.  But I’m going to share it anyway. It’s just too hilarious 😀

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20. Chocolate doesn’t ogle other women every chance it gets.

19. Chocolate makes you happy instantly; men make you happy once a week (if you’re lucky).

18. Chocolate can be stored in a freezer, putting a man in a freezer, although tempting, would get you in to a lot of trouble.

17. Chocolate is always sweet.

16. Chocolate will never cheat on you.

15. Chocolate has no ex-girlfriend, ex-wives or ex-lovers for you to be compared against.

14. Chocolates come in a selection box, men don’t.

13. Chocolate will never hurt you, unless you poke yourself in the eye with it.

12. Chocolate doesn’t push your head down to it’s crotch

11. Chocolate doesn’t expect you to look like a lingerie model

10. Chocolate can keep it’s thing in it’s pants

9. Every Chocolate is rich.

8. All good chocolates aren’t already taken.

7. Chocolate can be easily molded.

6. All your friends understand what you see in it.

5. PMS only makes you appreciate it more.

4. When you’ve had enough Chocolate, you can put it away in a box and not feel guilty.

3. You always know where your Chocolate is.

2. Chocolate might make you fat, but it can never make you pregnant.

And the #1 reason why Chocolate is better than men….

#1 Chocolate is always there when you need it.

So…tada! This was the list we created, just in good humor :’) So girls, next time don’t feel guilty about having a bar of chocolate 😉

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Delhi, oh delhi! Places not to be missed when in Delhi :D

Delhi can offer an enormous gastronomical experience to any foodie out there with plenty (and I mean plenty) of options to suit every taste bud. But if you are new to the city, how do you pick out the best local eats out here? Here is my guide to help you experience food as a local would in Delhi. Read on to find out about the must eat local foods in the Delhi and where to get your hands on them. Now guys this is MY list of favorites, no need to get sentimental: P

Paranthe @ Paranthe Wali Gali

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There are 3 main shops in the famous Paranthe wali gali that sell every possible type of parathas imaginable (and some not so imaginable like Karela and Nimbu). The Mixed paratha and the Papadh paratha are a must try here. The Mixed paratha has a lot of different stuffings – potatoes, cauliflowers, carrots, tomatoes, cashews etc. Served with tamarind chutney, mint chutney, a paneer dish and curd – this is one meal you will never forget.

Where: Pt. Gaya Prasad Shiv Charan in Chandni Chowk

Keventer’s

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For another one of the best eateries in Delhi, Kaventer’s is a popular place known for its tasty milk-based drinks (coffee and pistachio) and other meals. You just can’t miss out their classic butterscotch flavored milk ❤ Now due to some reason it’s named as SHAKE SQUARE but believe me the quality and taste is the same !

Where : 17 A, Connaught Place, New Delhi

BTW (Bittoo Tikki Wala)

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From one cart to several shops, Bittoo’s is a success story. And it has happened by dint of sheer hard work. No mean achievement by any standard! Mouth-watering as they are, Bittoo’s tikkis and Bhalla Papdis have a very large clientage. Each plate of chaat is topped by pomegranate pearls and ginger juliennes. They also serve idlis, vadas, dosas and Pao Bhaji. Definitely a must-go if looking for chats !

Where : Pitampura, janakpuri, karol bagh

All American Diner

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Are you in Delhi and want to try America Cuisines? Then The All American Diner is perfect for you, as you get to eat and drink best of the best. Do try the draught beer at the All American Diner and the platters. My choice is it’s breakfast meals such a sunny side up eggs, pancakes, waffles, sausages and yummy shakes ! And you will surely fall in love with the ambiance ❤

Where : Indian Habitat Center, Lodi Colony

Wenger’s

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As soon as one steps inside, there is an old world charm to the bakery which is totally opposite to the new and modern brands. This is the first bakery I have seen where there are separate counters for ordering, payment and delivery. Having a reputation that this place does, one can expect it to be crowded always but the wait isn’t long! Try out the Truffle pastries, Kababs and Baguettes!

Where : Connaught Place, Inner circle.

Haldiram’s

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Haldiram offers a range of namkeens and mithais, besides a variety of snacks such as Grilled Sandwiches. I suggest the Rajbhog, Anarkali, Pakhija and Ras Malai. For a sweet sip, you can choose from Thandai, Rosemilk, Slush, Kesar Rabri Kulfi and Matka Kulfi. Haldiram’s is one of the better mithai shops in the city. It has over 100 products, so when you are not able to decide your cuisine, I suggest u visit haldiram’s !

Bukhara

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The rustic ambiance and the lip-smacking kababs at Bukhara have always been a treat and a recent visit proved that age has clearly not withered the touch of its superb chefs who can be seen handling the skewers in its open kitchen behind a glass partition. Bukhara’s awesome reputation is borne out by the fact that it is the regular haunt of a host of international celebrities, ranging from US President Bill Clinton, who reportedly ate four meals in a row there, to rock star Mick Jagger and Microsoft boss Bill Gates. The Dal Bukhara, Sikandari Raan and Murgh Malai Kabab are guaranteed to please, so go for them. A personal favorite.

Where : ITC Maurya, Chanakya Puri

Natraj Dahi Balle Wale

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This piece of heaven on earth comes for all of Rs 15 but, believe me, there is no Dahi Bhalla anywhere in the country which can quite compete with this one. With serpentine queues all day, this little kiosk in Chandni Chowk is certainly recommended. Natraj also has a restaurant on the first floor which serves South Indian fare and snacks such as Chhole Bhature. Actually, I’d say: be adventurous and set out for Chandni Chowk. Park your car at Red Fort, take a rickshaw straight to Natraj, have your fill of Dahi Bhallas and head straight for the ‘Japani Samosawala’, make the halt at the Dariba Jalebiwala and end with a paan from down the road. Who says pleasure comes for a price?

Where : Chandni Chowk

Sagar Ratna

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For South Indians cuisines, Sagar Ratna would be an ideal choice plus they have very nice authentic filter coffee. They have branches all over the city so it is very convenient for you to dine in their restaurants. Another positive aspect is such that they deliver as well ! Sit tight and I’m sure you will have a wonderful experience!

So I suggest you visit these places when in Delhi and for the Delhiites, if you have not been to these places, pick up your shoes and wallets and be on your way 😉

When food gives us comfort :)

Heartbroken? Had a rough day at work? Looking for something to rely upon?  Won’t you just love a bowl of ice cream or a nice bacon cheeseburger right now? Longing for a piece of Grandmother’s pie or a packet of potato chips? I know what this is. You are craving for comfort food. When things aren’t exactly going our way, we tend to crave fattening, familiar food. Like in my case red velvet cake ❤

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It’s been proven guys that eating high-calorie comfort food may have the power to make you feel less stressed out.

Of course, limitless chocolate also presents its own series of problems. How do you get the stress-reducing benefits of full-fat favorites and still keep your waistline slim? The key is portion control. Instead of eating an entire cake, just eat one slice of it and really enjoy it.  Realize that [if you’re stressed,] you’re going to eat some high-fat food, but balance out the rest of your plate with things like a baked potato with salsa or some steamed veggies with dill.

So when the realities of life make you feel like you’re going to tear your hair out, it’s alright, helpful even, to indulge in that macaroni and cheese. Don’t feel like you’ve made some irreparable mistake. Enjoy it in moderation and relax. It’s your body’s natural way of calming you down.

For every person there is a different comfort food, it depends upon sentimental value or a nostalgic feeling towards a particular dish. It could be your mother’s special soup or your favorite ice cream flavor!

I’ll give you some recipes for midnight quickie comfort food ❤

1.) French fries.

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I don’t think I need to tell you guys how to make French fries. Simply wash your potatoes, cup them and fry ! Cheese is optional, but highly recommended !

2.) Non-bake Squares

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Total Time: 15 mins

Prep Time: 15 mins

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Ingredients:

  • 1 1/2 cups graham cracker crumbs
  • 1 lb confectioners’ sugar (3 to 3 1/2 cups)
  • 1 1/2 cups peanut butter
  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 1 (12 ounce) bag milk chocolate chips

Directions:

1 Combine graham crumbs, sugar and peanut butter and mix well.

2 Blend in melted butter until well combined.

3 Press mixture evenly into a 9 x 13 inch pan.

4 Melt chocolate chips in microwave.

5 Spread over peanut butter mixture.

6 Chill until just set and cut into bars (these are very hard to cut if the chocolate gets “rock hard”.

3.) Mac N Cheese

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Total Time: 40 mins

Prep Time: 10 mins

Cook Time: 30 mins

Ingredients:

  • 16 ounces elbow macaroni (cooked)
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon pepper
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 3 1/2 cups milk
  • 1 lb cheese, cut into cubes
  • Bread crumbs

Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

2 In a pan cook butter, salt, pepper and flour and stir until smooth.

3 Remove from heat add milk, return to heat and bring to a boil.

4 Boil 1 minute.

5 Remove from heat and add cheese, stir until melted.

6 Pour over elbows, sprinkle with breadcrumbs and bake at 350 degrees for 30 minutes.

4.) Soft chocolate chip cookies

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Total Time: 23 mins

Prep Time: 15 mins

Cook Time: 8 mins

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2 1/4 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1 (4 ounce) package instant vanilla pudding
  • 1 (12 ounce) package milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Directions:

1 Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

2 Mix butter, sugar, brown sugar, vanilla and eggs together until creamy.

3 Add the remaining ingredients and blend well.

4 Bake until lightly browned.

5 Store in an air tight container.

Choose your Comfort Food and enjoy but remember control is important 😉