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Food travel Day1- Eateries at Sector 14 gurgaon..are you visiting next ?

Sector 14, Gurgaon is most famous and old market of Gurugram (previously called Gurgaon). Its still a busy market with so many options of shopping starting from basic family needs to expensive wedding shops to electronics to brands like Yepme, Footin and many more.

Its surrounded by residential areas and hence has a big parking issue. But still, i can visit this place anytime around the corner for its food options. So read below my best eatery options here:

  1.  Sethi Sweets: Its a 15 yrs old shop located in front of famous Hanuman Mandir, in Sector 14, gurgaon. Its owned by Mr. Ramavatar and currently run by both father and son. They have snack options like Samosa (the best), kachori, jalebi, bread pakore and other namkeens like matthi etc. In sweets they have all sort of like milk cake (delicious), rabri, boondi, rasgulle. I love visiting this shop to have my fav only, Samosa with imli chuttney. Cost is very pocket friendlyBeFunky Collage
  2. South indian store: This is a famous South indian shop located opposite to back side of Hanuman mandir. Its run by a south based person and also running it from last 10 years or so. He accepts Paytm too for payments. He has constructed the 3 shop area, one with seating options and AC in it. Service is very quick and best place to have south indian authentic food like idli, dosa, utthapam, vada. You can try it from morning 7am to evening 10pm. Its a family restaurant, so plz visit it and enjoy 🙂 Every dosa cost lies withing 100 to 120 bucks.  He has also put up a shop in basement, where you can find ingredients like batter, powders, coconut and many other stuff. You can order the food online also from Swiggy.com  BeFunky Collage
  3. Sweet corn wala or Bhutte wala: This is a local street vendor who sits in sector 14, near or in front of Om sweets sometimes. He serves boiled bhutta or sweet corn. It tastes amazing and cost is 30rs per piece. Do try it guys 🙂20170731_192547
  4. Om sweets: This shop needs no description. You can always visit it for eating any delicacy 🙂
  5. Pao bhaji wala: This is again a street vendor, who puts up his thela near to spencers or hardly 20 steps ahead. He is surrounded by below vendors too. They all serve their food with full authentic flavor and service is too quick.DSC_0978
  6. Bunte wala: Minty bunta served with ice. Cost is just 20 bucks.
  7. Coffee wala :
  8. Madras Cafe: This is located in front of AKD towers in Sector 14. Its a outside market area and has seating options too. Food is amazing specially all chutneys served. Coffee is worth a try and everything is pocket friendly.

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Beat your office stress at Soi7, gurgaon !!

Gurgaon is well known for its office after hours nightlife, and a big credit goes to Cyber-Hub for the same. This place is famous for its weekdays & weekends day and night life both. Full of restaurants and pub-bars, cyber-hub is a heaven for IT people who spend full time in office. We can hang around with our friends, enjoying light music, dancing on our fav tunes and drinking our fav beers at so many breweries present there.

Similarly , visited to Soi7 with my hubby and friends for a sunday dayout. Its located at 2nd floor in cyberpub, near to Imperfecto. It has perfect arena with spacious indoor & outdoor seating option. They have kickboxing ring set up outside too. You have both high & low seating options perfectly suited for every person.soi7collg

We started our evening with Chinese snacks like Szechuan dimsums & vegetable assorted dimsums (4/5) – Serving is done in a wooden box carrying perfectly steamed dimsums, filled with assorted veggies.Charred tofu in teriyaki sauce (3.5/5) – i personally dont like tofu much, but dish was true to its name. Person having taste for tofu , would love eating it.Grilled baby potatoes (5/5) – crispy and well full of flavors.Loved them.Crispy vegetable chilli garlic (5/5) -Assorted crispy veggies tossed with chilli garlic and true to its name .Vietnamese Lotus root (4/5) – This is something new i tired, but just loved it. It was little over honilious, but tasty & crispy.Winner snack for today was Oriental Money bag(5/5) – deep fried spring roll pouch filled with assorted veggies.

Along with it, we enjoyed our mocktails like Bunta (5/5), Italian smooch (5/5) along with other friends enjoying their beer & cocktails like Cosmopolitan , Sangarias (5/5)

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We skipped the main course as we were almost full with snacks only. Still we gave a try to chinese fried rice combo. Again it was full of aroma and perfect flavors.We moved on to desserts and tried Choclate spring roll (5/5) – fired rolls full of chocolate served hot with vanilla icecream. Coconut tres leches (3.4/5) – It was 3 milk coconut cake, which was full of flavors & chocolate honey glazed flat noodles with sesame (5/5). Perfect day with perfect people at amazing place !!

Presentation of food was amazing.Every plate had a side serving of edible flower shaped carrot, reddish and green leaves. Just loved it. The staff is exceptional, they are friendly and extremely professional.

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Kadhi pakode ki recipe

For making besan pakora for Kadhi, ensure they are soft. Else it will spoil you Kadhi flavor too.

Ingredients:

  1. Besan (1/2 cup)
  2. chopped onion (1)
  3. Salt as per taste
  4. Eno (1/4 packet) or baking soda (pinch of 1/4 tbsp )
  5. water
  6. oil for frying
  7. Spices as per taste (Red chilli, garam masala, kasuri methi)

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Steps to follow:

  1. Mix 1/2 cup besan, chopped onion, eno or baking soda (to add softness) ,salt, red chilli and other spices in a bowl.
  2. Add water in small quantities and make very thick batter. Keep  on stirring to avoid lumps.
  3. Heat oil in a pan on medium flame. Once hot, start adding small patches using spoon to oil. let it be for 2min, then turn them upside down.
  4. Once done, take them in a plate having tissue. soak oil as much possible and then add it to Kadhi made.

Punjabi Kadhi ki recipe..my style !!

Hello friends, so i am back with my new recipe..Punjabi kadhi with pakora. All the kadhi preparing ways are similar, but only difference is in their taste of spices. You can serve it with Rice or chapati both. Enjoy the delicious and lip smacking Kadhi prepared with my recipe. One imp thing, Kadhi gets it flavor only when left to get thicker over low flame. So do not hurry up cooking it, else it will lack flavors.

Preparation Time: 20 minutes
Cooking Time: 1hr
Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients for Kadhi:

  1. 1 Cup sour curd
  2. 1/2 cup besan (gram flour)
  3. onion
  4. Turmeric powder (1/4 tbsp)
  5. water ( as required)
  6. salt as per taste

 

Steps to follow:

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  1. Beat curd and 1/4 cup besan in a bowl with hand beater or blender.
  2. Add 1½ cups water, turmeric powder ,onion and salt. Blend all ingredients until smooth batter is ready. Ensure that there are no lumps.
  3. Now take a pan, heat it up. Pour this solution to it.
  4. Cook on medium flame for approx. 10-15 minutes. Stir occasionally in between to prevent sticking. If mixture becomes very thick, keep on adding water in small qunatities & again stir. Again cook more for 3-4 minutes. It should have pouring consistency. You will it boiling.
  5. Now reduce the flame to low and and keep Kadhi for 30 mins approx. This will help it to get thick.
  6. Meanwhile prepare pakora for kadhi.
  7. Also now we can prepare Tadka for Kadhi. Heat 1 tablespoon oil in a small pan on low flame. When oil is medium hot , add zeera (1/4 tbsp), kadhi patta(wash it nicely,6-7) , chopped onion (1) , Rai (10-11), lal mirch(1/4 tbsp) ,adrak lehsun paste (1/2 tbsp), heeng(1/4 tbsp)
  8. Sorte it well. once done, remove the pan and immediately pour it over prepared kadhi.
  9. Now you can stir it well and add Pakora too.

Enjoi amazing tasty Kadhi with rice 🙂

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Sirke wale pyaaz.. dhaba style recipe!!

Hello friends,

I am back again with yet new and authentic dhaba style recipe of Sirke wale pyaaz, which are even called as Pickled Onion.If you are not aware of what  it means,let me tell you “Sirka” means vinegar and “pyaaz” is onions. Together it means pickled onions. Whenever i visit any fine dine restaurant, i start my main course with sirke wale pyaaz only. These onions go well with maximum punjabi dishes like daal makhani, paneer butter masala and so on.Every Punjabi, reading this, will understand what i am saying.

Follow the step by step guide below and learn an easy way of making Vinegar Onion recipe or Sirke wala pyaaz recipe at home.

Ingredients:

  1. 1kg small or pearl onion (easily available in shops)
  2. 1 tbsp white Non synthetic fruit vinegar /apple cider
  3. 1 cup water
  4. 1 small beetroot (chakundar)
  5. 1 tbsp salt (level it , dont full to much)
  6. 1 tbsp sugar (same level it..not too much)
  7. 1 elaichi (for essence /flavor)

Prep time : 20 mins

Recipe:

  1. Peel and rinse the onions properly.
  2. Using the knife, make a cross on onions but not slice them full (see images)
  3. place all the onions in a glass jar or ceramic jar . (Vinegar can react with steal utensils)
  4. Take a beetroot.peel it and slice it into small pieces (suitable for eating).
  5. Take a pan, add 1cup water. Boil it and add above cut beetroot pieces.
  6. Add 1tbsp each of salt and sugar. Stir it well. close the lid and let water boil for 5mins. take pan off the gas and let it cool. Don’t remove the lid else full flavor and essence will evaporate.
  7. Add the vinegar to your bottle or jar of onions, such that its only half filled. Not more. The Pickled onion taste better with vinegar + water combination. so make sure you don’t add more vinegar.
  8. close the lid of bottle & shake it.
  9. Now check if pan water is at room temperature (ie not too hot), pour it in the bottle. Let the beetroot pieces be added too. If you dont wanna eat beetroot with pickled onion, you can remove it from water before).
  10. let the onion + beetroot sit in the vinegar-water solution for 12-15 hours in refrigerator.
  11. Now its ready. Shake it well, when you use it.

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Can be enjoyed for couple of week if stored in a airtight container in fridge.Please try it at home and share your experiences or pics below 🙂

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Don’t Die with Dieting….instead try DIET KITCHEN !!

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Diet Kitchen as the name suggests, serves the healthy and nutritious food, which is best of their kind. It’s an outlet in Gurgaon whose website display all the calorie and fat content, so the customer can carefully choose what they want to consume.

Generally, when we are hungry we crave for junk food like pizza, pasta, burgers, but never thought all this can be prepared and eaten in healthy way too!! They make nutritionally balanced meals, calculated to the core, which are just perfect for every person.

We recently got to order few food items from Diet Kitchen & everything was lip smacking.

Let me first say that food was delivered on time and was still hot (5/5). So in home deliveries this is first requirement which is superbly fulfilled by Diet Kitchen Team. Wraps, Pizza and Pasta were packaged and sealed nicely with no leakage. It was easy to handle and open. The packaging (5/5) impressed me as everything was nicely placed in the box, which had some paper napkins, sauces and disposable cutlery.

The food ordering process is straight forward and simple.  As a vegetarian i have become accustomed to a limited choice but this is certainly not the case with the Diet Kitchen. You can choose from their vast choice of sandwiches/burgers/pasta/pizza and many more meal options according to your own dietary requirements and preferences. They serve both Veg and Non veg options.

I shared my order with my parents. Generally, we don’t eat outside or ready meals, so i was skeptical about how good the food would taste, i feared they my parents will not like it, but was soooo happy when my father said I just loved the Pizza. Everything were delicious & lip smacking!!

We ordered the Potato Gainer Wrap, features a stuffed portion of Potatoes, green chilli, capsicum,onion ,sauces, wrapped with a hexagonal fold inside a flour tortilla and grilled. It was lip smacking & healthy too. There’s nothing new here in the way of ingredients but there’s some novelty in the combination. Next we tried Grilled Paneer Soya Veg pizza, which had no cheese and a very thin base crust. It was loaded with paneer, soya chunks & all gourmet exotic vegetables like bell pepper, onion, capsicum & other veggies. Cheese missing went unnoticed as it was scrumptious. Penne Mushroom Mix Sauce Pasta” served with 2 small brown breads. It was full of wheat pasta and mushrooms. It was too yummy & delicious. None of the ingredients got overwhelmed by the others.

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As per the quality and quantity of food (serves2), I think the prices are justified. This place is healthy destination for all food lovers, who can eat whatever they want in a healthy way. Highly Recommended!!

 

 

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Sooji Bread Style..healthy Breakfast !!

Here i am with the quick, simple and yet healthy breakfast recipe.As we all know Sooji is a balanced food. Its also called Rava, like Rava Idli/dosa. It gives great energy, and is vital for  important body functions. Sooji Is also good for diabetic people or those who wish to lose weight, since sooji or semolina is made from durum wheat (hard variety) and not the usual soft wheat which is used in bread making.Sooji is often used for making pastas, porridge or upma.Its counted in Healthy staple foods, but when taken in limited amount.

Today we will discuss Sooji Bread recipe.Its my Mother-inlaw’s recipe and she taught me to cook it.

Preparation Time: 10 minutes
Cooking Time: 10 minutes
Serves: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  1. Bread
  2. 1 cup Sooji/ Rava
  3. 1/2 cup Milk (basically Malai)
  4. 1/4 cup finely chopped Capsicum
  5. 1 large Onion, finely chopped
  6. 1 large Tomato, finely chopped
  7. 1 Green Chilly, finely chopped
  8. 1/4 cup finely chopped Coriander Leaves
  9. 1 teaspoon Oil, for shallow frying
  10. Salt to Taste
  11. 1/4 tbsp Black Pepper

Method/Direction:

  1. Take sooji , 1/2 cup milk & salt (as per taste) in a bowl.
  2. Mix well using spoon by gradually adding water until batter has thick yet equal consistency
  3. Keep it asidehttps://wordpress.com/post/creativeme1807.wordpress.com/855 for next 15 mins.
  4. Now again stir the batter after 15mins, and add onion, capsicum, tomato, green chillies, coriander leaves in the batter. (if your batter gets very milky, add malai or yoghurt to get back the consistency)
  5. Mix well and again check for consistency. (Rava/Sooji absorbs water as time goes by and batter becomes thick) If required, add extra water or 1-2 tbsp milk and mix well to make sure that it has equal consistency.
  6. Heat non-stick tawa over medium flame. Add few drops of oil on the surface of tawa and spread it evenly using halved potato. This process helps the batter to easily spread over tawa.
  7. Now take a bread piece, spread this batter on one side of it. Place the bread on tawa now.
  8. Drizzle 1-teaspoon oil around the edge.Tawa should be on medium flame.
  9. Cook until color of bread with batter changes from white to off-white and turns light brown for approx. 1-2 minutes.
  10. Now flip it gently and cook another side of the bread. If you want, you can apply batter on other side of bread also, after placing the first side on tawa. Cook it properly then.

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Now our dish is ready.Place the bread on the plate. You can garnish it with chili flakes and oregano also. Serve it hot with Sause or Chutneys.Gives you a Pizzaaaa feeling !!

Please try and share your views 🙂 Have a good healthy start of the day !!

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