Glam Ego February Valentine Edition | Unboxing & Review

Its the valentine’s month and everyone around the corner can feel the love in the air. We all are excited about the gifts we receive and also what we plan to give our loved ones. Now a days we have so many options to choose from like cosmetics, jewellery, dresses, books, frames etc. Though we have been celebrating the valentine for so many years, make this valentine special by gifting your near and dear ones special or unique gifts. Valentine Day touches us emotionally and makes us feel loved and important for someone else. This valentine‘s day gift something different to your loved one’s.

Do check out my new blog on Wonderchef Valentine Gifting options here.

Click here for Valentine’s day  jewellery collection from Pristine Fire.com

Subscription boxes are a new trend in the market and a very pretty gift option for your loved ones. My fav is Glamego Box which comes up with International premium brand products in just affordable prices.

Click here for Glamego January Box Review. Do read to know more about this box.

Let’s check Valentines Edition: Glamego Box February 2018: Unboxing & Review

This month’s Glamego Box has come up with a new creative crossword puzzle game on its white cover box.It full of jumbled alphabets written in red over it. You can play it with your loved ones, spending most beautiful time together marking love names, find out hidden gems. Yes, this India’s no 1 beauty box could help you win Rs.10000 shoppers stop voucher.

Box contains:

  • Voste Premium Lipstick in “Mocha Spice”( Rs.449)
  • Kronokare Face Mist – Pollu-Stop (1295)
  • The Nature’s Co. Saffron Radiance Face Cream ( Rs.1059)
  • MCaffeine Choco Caffeine Glow Face Mask (Rs.599)

 

Bella Voste Ulti-Matte Chubby Stick in “Red shade for month of love “

Bella Voste’s Ulti-Matte Chubby Stick has a silky smooth texture that offers high coverage. It is designed to deliver extraordinary finish for a long lasting matte perfection. Creamy and sumptuous, it glides weightless on the lips leaving an intense color with a matte finish. Enriched with selected minerals and plant waxes it ensures high payoff and ultimate precision in one stroke, without smudging. Enriched with a highly pigmented formula and moisturizing ingredients , it delivers an intense color payoff with moisture rich wear.

Photo Courtesy : Creativeme1807
Photo Courtesy : Creativeme1807

Features :

    • Full coverage satin matte finish.
    • One stroke application.
    • Long lasting with rich color payoff.
    • Retractable pencil that requires no sharpener.
    • Color does not bleed.
    • Available in 6 dazzling shades.
    • Dermatologically Tested,Free From Preservative, Oil & Nano Ingredient, Confirm US & European Regulations

How to use product

  • Start applying from the centre of your upper lip.
  • Work from the centre towards the outer edges of your lip, following the contours of your mouth
  • Glide across the entire lip.

 

Kronokare Face Mist – Pollu-Stop

Our Urban lifestyle exposes our skin to millions of micro particles that directly enter the pores and damage the core of the skin. Pollution, dust, gas, carbon particles are the main reasons of skin ageing and dull complexion. These pollutants can also increase skin conditions such as eczema, psoriasis or other skin allergies.
Pollu-Stop creates a transparent and natural shield against pollution and decreases dramatically the particles invasion on the skin. The skin is immediately protected against pollutants, and they cannot enter the pores any longer. It also creates an invisible matrix of vitamins and essential nutrients that fight against skin ageing and soothe the skin, giving it a unique “soft touch”

RECOMMENDED FOR:

All skin types.

ACTIVE INGREDIENTS:

Active Vitamins and Essential Nutrients

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DIRECTIONS FOR USE:

Spray directly over the face before your daily cream or on the top of it. Apply on clean and dry skin. Massage over the face for a better penetration of the protective film. Repeat during the day if required, in that case, at first clean the skin with our face toner in order to remove the dirt accumulated above the Pollu-Stop screen. Can be worn under make up, or can be sprayed over make up.

FULL INGREDIENT LIST:

Aqua, Biosaccharide gum-4, Biosaccharide gum-1, Sodium PCA, Lavendula Angustifolia Oil, Phenoxyethanol, Triethylene Glycol.

 

The Nature’s Co. Saffron Radiance Face Cream

This luxurious age defying formula promotes natural fairness and youthful radiance by diminishing age spots and keeping fine lones at bay.  Smooth a small amount over clear,  toned skin as needed,  using gentle upward strokes and see it takes years off your face.

Key Ingredients: Saffron,  Aloe Vera Extract,  Grapeseed Oil, Jojoba Oil,  Wheatgerm Oil,  Almond Oil.

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MCaffeine Choco Caffeine Glow Face Mask

Valentine has its own charm and aroma. But now you can bask in the aroma of chocolates while cocoa and caffeine in this face pack to see their magic. MCaffeine’s Choco-caffeine face mask has real cocoa, which contains natural minerals including, calcium, copper, magnesium, potassium, and zinc. The natural elements smooth and soften the skin and boost the natural tissue-building capacity, keeping it youthful and luminous.The gel based face pack formula is designed for the dry skin and helps retain moisture in the skin.

Benefits:

  • Cocoa prevents sun damage and restores skin on a cellular level, exfoliates dead skin cells and clarifies skin, Caffeine evens skin tone
  • Sea Weed extract brightens up the skin giving you a glorious glow
  • Gel-based masks are optimal for the dry or chapped skin as they add the natural oils, hydrate and condition the skin for a firmer and a more supple texture
  • Paraben free, Not tested on animals
  • Also available Choco-Caffeine face mask for Oily skin, but i tried for my skin type (dry)

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So hurry and buy Glamego Box worth Rs.2300 for just Rs. 299 for your loved ones this Valentine and subscribe to their boxes.

 

 

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Valentine’s day jewellery collection from Pristine Fire.com

          Celebrate the season of love with Pristine Fire’s Valentine’s day Collection

Curate personalized jewellery for your better half with customized engravings of love messages and initials of your loved ones

Pristine Fire has launched their ‘Hearts’ collection of fine jewellery for Valentine’s Day, celebrating the concept of love. Crafted to finesse, the Valentine’s Day collection is everything you ever wished for.

Each piece in the ‘Hearts’ Valentine collection is carefully crafted to celebrate love and romance. This valentine collection offers a flavor of love in the form of uniquely crafted pendants, rings and earrings in white, yellow and rose gold with embedded diamonds. Indulge in the essence of love with exquisite diamond jewellery encrusted in heart shapes and 18kt Gold.

We also offer customized engraving on rings for up to 15 characters. You can get love messages such as “Will you marry me”, “I love you”, “My Valentine”, and initials of your loved ones engraved to add to the romance and fun.

The exclusive collection is priced affordably, and can be worn daily as a constant reminder of your partner. Charming and contemporary, the ‘Hearts’ collection makes the perfect gift for your beloved this Valentine’s Day. On the most romantic day of the year, woo your Valentine with a gift from Pristine Fire Jewellery only at www.pristinefire.com.

Jewellery

Overview of Pristine Fire:

Pristinefire.com is an online diamond jewellery store under the brand name Pristine Fire Lifestyle Pvt Ltd; a company with six decades of promoters’ experience. They bring together their long term experience in the gems & jewellery industry to provide you with a convenient and hassle-free way to buy jewellery.

Pristinefire.com offers a wide variety of exquisitely crafted rings, earrings and pendants embellished with natural diamonds and set in white, rose and yellow gold. Each piece is crafted in 18k gold and studded with diamonds certified by SGL. They aim to provide jewellery buying experience that is reliable, attractive and offers a competitive price.

For More Information: https://www.pristinefire.com/.

About the Brand:

Their presence in both domestic and international markets for decade, gives them the edge to deliver the finest product available at a competitive price and in the most convenient way possible.The first company of the group was established in Calcutta in the 1950’s. Its core activity was trading polished diamonds and gemstones between India, Nepal, Burma, and Bhutan. In the mid 1970’s they shifted their base to Mumbai and established trade with the heart of the global diamond trade in Antwerp, Belgium. Soon after, their first manufacturing units were opened in Mumbai and Surat. In the 1980’s they introduced automated diamond polishing machines making them the first company in India to do so. Around the same time the group’s sales office in New York was opened.

Today, Pristine Fire does both manufacturing and trading of diamonds and fine jewellery.Manufacturing of diamonds involves the cutting and polishing of rough diamonds into polished diamonds – the type of diamonds that consumer recognize. Trading involves both the import and export of rough and polished diamonds, and fine diamond jewellery. They export their products to the world’s largest diamonds markets, including the USA, the Middle East, parts of Europe, and Russia.

Pristine fire offers a wide variety of exquisitely crafted rings, earrings and pendants studded with diamonds and set in gold. They have collections ranging from cocktail rings for an evening out to alphabet pendants for everyday wear as well. These beauties can be customized in a choice of three most popular diamond qualities, gold karat (14 karat or 18 karat) and gold color (white, yellow, pink). Each piece of jewellery is certified by laboratories like SGL and IGI that are hallmarked as per the BIS standards.

Pristine Fire aims to provide a jewellery buying experience that is reliable, attractive and one that offers you a competitive price.

 

 

Break the Gifting Stereotype this Valentine’s Day

As we are getting close to the Valentine day, giving gifts to your loved ones becomes a task. Though we have been celebrating the valentine for so many years, make this valentine special by gifting your near and dear ones special or unique gifts. Valentine Day touches us emotionally and makes us feel loved and important for someone else. This valentine‘s day gift something different to your loved one’s.

When Valentine’s Day comes all the love birds get excited and everyone seems to be occupied making it memorable and romantic for their partners. It is the occasion of love which is often misinterpreted as the day for romance between couples only. This often leads to dilution of the purpose of this beautiful day. While the love has no barriers and it has a lot wider meaning than what currently prevails around this day. If you think chocolate, flowers, Cakes are all what Valentine’s Day is all about then it is the time when you break the stereotype and look beyond the meaning of this wonderful day. Let love transcend all the barriers and relationships this valentine’s day. Cherish the moments with all your loved ones be it mother, father, sister, partner, friend, teacher, etc. by showering them with some unique and valuable gifts. It is the time when you emblaze and rekindle the spark with your most treasured people of your life. Here we have found some of the gifting options which abrogate monotony and add a great

  1. Wonderchef Nutri-Blend

Keep your loved ones nutrient rich and enjoy varieties of salad, Blends, Wraps and masala mixes with your beloved one by India’s favorite Nutri-Blend. Let your dearest one replacing his/her heavy fat-laden meals with the energy-filled empowering blends which can be made within seconds.

The concept of Nutri-blend make healthy and tasty juices, smoothies, shakes with nutri-blend. The super-fast motor and sharpest steel blades break-down the food completely, extracting all nutrients. When these juices are consumed, they help the body to absorb nutrients in the fruits and vegetables much better. Carefully designed nutritional mixes by Chef Kapoor and nutritionist Swati Thoda, would help in achieving weight balance, lowering sugar levels, relieving migraines, lowering cholesterol etc. Also use for dry-grinding the hardest spices like garam masala, jeera, etc. Make tasty chatni in seconds.

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Benefits:

  • Compact and consumes less space as compared to the bulky food processors and mixers
  • Gives you complete solution, you will pack your food-processor away
  • No multiple and complicated attachments
  • Two jars and blades do all functions
  • Quick push-start functioning, no buttons
  • Stylish design and elegant construction
  • No spillage while blending, can drink your smoothies directly off the jar

Price- INR 3299/-

Availability- Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, www.wonderchef.in

 

  1. Wonderchef Duet Coffee Maker

Keep your beloved one forever energized by wonderchef’s Duet Coffee maker.  Get two cups of finely brewed coffee with one fill, and take time to sip at leisure with you loves ones. Wonderchef Duet Coffee Maker is the perfect companion.

Benefits:

  • Get two cups of finely brewed coffee with one fill and take time to sip at leisure with a friend Wonderchef duet coffee maker is the perfect companion
  • Perfect for your office – quick, clean, classy
  • Perfectly matched ceramic cups for your pleasure
  • Compact size – makes it easy to store and carry
  • Auto on – off function with LED light
  • Overheat protection by thermostat and thermofuse
  • 0.3L cups for just the right amount of satisfaction

Wonderchef Duet Coffe Maker

Price-INR 2699/-

Availability- Amazon, Flipkart, Snapdeal, www. Wonderchef.in

Amritsar Diaries | Day 1

Amritsar is great weekend gateway form Delhi-NCR region, now a days. Its just 400km approx and takes 8hrs approx excluding stoppages. You can plan early to leave on friday evening and enjoi your weekend there.

We planned our Amritsar trip over 26th Jan long weekend. We had a big family with kids, so we have to plan safely and properly. We left From Gurgaon at 5am in the morning and followed the Delhi→karnal->Ambala-> ludhiana→Amritsar route, as mentioned on many blogs.

Our first stop was at Jhilmil restauarnt for our breakfast. Its a humongous place with proper car parking, clean washrooms and most of all quick service of delicious food. You will just love it there. Nearby you have karnal Lake too, if you wana stop by and have a small picnic there.

After we left from here, we had heavy brunch, so no more stoppages required. We yet stopped at petrolpump and many tolls of worth (125,75, 75, 26 etc). So be prepared with lot of small currency money.

We reached Amritsar at 3.30 pm approx and moved to our Sarai (booked previously). Always ensure to book your rooms in Amritsar , before traveling and try to check pics of its room first. We booked a Sarai near Golden temple, to ease our stay, but it turned bad. Way to Sarai was so thin, that we have to park our car like 3km away and take local e-rickshaw’s. So advisable is to book room in Amritsar new city and then travel via local mode.

About Amritsar: Amritsar is home to the Harmandir Sahib (commonly known as the Golden Temple), the spiritual and cultural centre for the Sikh religion.According to the 2011 census, the population of Amritsar was 1,132,761 and it is the second most populous city of Punjab. The main commercial activities of Amritsar include tourism, carpets and fabrics, farm produce, handicrafts, service trades, and light engineering. The city is known for its rich cuisines, culture & history. Places of attraction here all related to History, like Golden Temple, Ramteerth temple, Durgiana temple, Jallianwala bagh.

We had our itinerary ready and upcoming was Gobindgarh Fort, which was 4km from our sarai. We freshened up , left using local rickshaw. It charged us Rs.10 per person. After reaching there, we enquired about Light & sound show there & 7D shows. Ticket price is approx 160Rs per person. It includes only sightseeing and shows, museum entry. No food or photography allowed inside.

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Initially we were sceptical visiting this place, but it was worth the time & money. Light & sound show was dedicated to Amritsar History and era. Loved watching it. It was for approx 30mins. Then we enjoyed folk-dance, Gidda and many more items. Next we headed to History museum inside. Its newly opened and displays many kind of talwars, gidda history and much more. Worth a visit.

Major attractions at Gobindgarh Fort :

Sher e Punjab – A glorious history from the past depicted through the means of technology, to entice, enlighten, educate, enthrall and inspire. A 7D show based on the life of Maharaja Ranjit Singh that transports you back to the 19thcentury in an immersive way leaving you enchanted and is aptly called Sher e Punjab.

The Bungalow – Ancient Warfare museum – The grand building of the Anglo Sikh Bunglow has now been converted to an Ancient Warfare museum and today has several replicas of instruments and attires of warfare. It has many real, lifelike figurines that are so realistic they seem they would come alive if touched.

Spirit of Punjab – A stage that keeps the fort alive all day long with live performances of bhangra, gatka, gidda, comedy, games, dholi etc. Several prizes are here to be won each day.

A stage with live performances.

Ambarsari Zaika – People here engage themselves in the various food shops and stalls that offer the choicest of Amritsari and Punjabi cuisine along with some other eatery options as well.

Haat Bazaar – You can feast your eyes as you roam the well located Haat Bazaar that offers fares right from phulkaris, juttis, shawls, antiques etc. for you to purchase from.

Whispering Walls – Kanda Boldiyan Ne or Whispering Walls is a show using state of the art projection mapping technologies and laser lights. A show of this quality has never before been seen pan India and we can certainly state that it will surely take your breath away. This show is held every evening post sunset. There is a Punjabi as well as an English show each day.

Later in evening, we went to Ksar dhaba for food, and must say its Dal Makhani is worth the visit. After our meal , we had lassi and phirnee, which were no second to delicious food.

We ended our day , visiting the Golden temple , as its most peaceful place on this earth. Sri Harmandir Sahib (lit. “the abode of God”), also known as Golden Temple and the Darbar Sahib, is the holiest Gurdwara and the most important pilgrimage site of Sikhism It is located in the city of Amritsar, Punjab, India.The temple is built around a man-made pool (sarovar) that was completed by Guru Ram Das in 1577. Read more about our 1st day lesuires here

Tips from Day 1:

  1. Its a long less stop journey ,so carry food items and water. Even if you forget, you will get many dhaba’s on way but its not worthy
  2. Dont forget to keep toffees & mouth freshners to keep you awake 😛
  3. You got many tolls on the way , so be prepared with lot of small currency money, as sometimes they dont have change, and you lose. Cards are not accepted on many tolls
  4. Travel light as its a new city and you cannot trust anyone
  5. Book your rooms in advance and try to stay in city, rather than staying  near known places, as there the roads are thin and you face lot of trouble, taking in and out your car.
  6. Parking is not free, as people demand there 100 rs for just 1 night and day charges extra.
  7. Prefer local transport there, or you can walk by, as everything is not much far. Charges are not too high, so max Rs10 per person.
  8. Travel wearing comfortable sandals or juttis as max places you have to take them off

Read my further experiences here and stay tuned for more adventure stories, unknown places covered !!

For Sake of Love | Review

Start of new year and love of month Feb flows in soon. I started it my new resolution to read books and engage myself to learn new emotions. Love is not my type, so thot to try a romantic novel for my resolution. I choose to start with 2018 new book, “For the Sake of Love” by Anamika Mishra. Since she is from my hometown Kanpur, I preferred reading her thoughts.

The book talks about Love and being loyal to it. Author has well expediated the meaning of being in Love. Now a day’s people do everything in exchange of benefits, but Love is an emotion to feel and flow with no benefit strategies. This book narrates a heart touching love story of a David and Jasmine who stayed in Shimla. The story flows in present and past both, with perfect connection with reader. No ambiguity in writing which again makes it a good read, with its simplicity.

About the Author:

Her debut novel Too hard to handle was released in Sept 2013. This is her 3rd novel and must say , her writing has improved to large extent. She understands her readers well and writes the plot which keeps you attached to book, and wait for climax.She is also a blogger and occasionally delivers motivational talks. Writing is her first passion.

Review About this book-

For me, Love is a commitment to live for & by of someone, who may be yours, but still you have trust & be loyal to it with nothing in exchange. Falling in love is easy but being in love whole life with the same person is something which not everyone is capable off.

Book started with amazing and simple love letters, which every1 can relate to and have a smile on their face. Book cover shows a couple sitting on a bench, which plays a major role in story and is connected to their symbol of love. I completely rejoiced the book.

Book Title: For the sake of love
Author: Anamika Mishra
Format: Paper Back
Publishing Date: 17 Nov 2017
Printed Price: INR 100
No.of pages : 184
Genre: Romance

Book Cover :
The book cover is simple yet colorful. The image of a happy couple with some sweet decor around gives a soothing feeling. It is an amazing roller coaster story which is a mixture of friendship, love, trust, sacrifice, and life.
Plot:  Story revolves around many characters who are linked to each other in an important way. It’s a fictional piece of work with genre of love & romance. This starts with love letters written by David for Jasmine, his childhood love. Story keeps on flowing with the letters in different years and how Twisha/Booby/Alex help them to complete their love story. Story is narrated by Twisha & she is main character in story. The end of one is beginning of other and this leads to Connection between Twisha & Alex. Plot is very interesting and keep readers engaged. Its neither too slow or fast , so well paced.

Read the book to know more !! Stay tuned.
Final Verdict :

Characters: 4.5/5
Plot: 5/5
Narration: 5/5
Vocab : 4.5/5

 

Gajjar ka Halwa Recipe

Gajar ka Halwa is a light nutritious dessert with less fat than many other typical South Asian desserts. The dessert is traditionally eaten during all of the festivals in India, mainly on the occasion of Diwali.It has a medium shelf life so its always better to prepare little and consume early.

As per Wiki, In 300 grams of gajar halwa there are 268 calories (76 come from fat, 180 from carbohydrate and 16 from protein). It can be prepared easily usin g microwave or pressure cooker but i dont like that taste, since gajjar doesnt get enough time to soak and dry. To add rich taste to your halwa, so that its melts in mouth, cook it in milk, and add khoya at end.

So let me share my recipe ,which is very easy and taught to me by my Mom and grandma.

Time to cook : 1.5hrs

Ingredient:

  • 2kg carrot (गाजर)
  • 400 gm Khoya (400 ग्राम खोया)
  • 250 gm Sugar (चीनी)
  • ½ litre milk (1/2 लीटर दुध)
  • 50 gm each of almond, nuts & raisins (50 ग्राम कटी हुई बादाम, काजू ,किशमिश)
  • 1 spoon cardamom powder (इलायची )

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Method of Preparation:

  1. Peel, wash and then grate the carrots. You can grate it manually using grating tool or you can use food processors to ease out your work. (take 15mins)
  2. Heat a pan and put the grated carrot and cook on medium flame till the raw smell disappears. (approx. 20-25 mins). Don’t hurry to go to step 3. Let water evaporate properly so that carrot can consume Milk nicely in next step. If you leave carrots slightly wet then Milk will not be properly consumed by carrot and it will not melt properly in mouth at the end.
  1. Add milk and boil on low flame till thick. You can put a lid over your pan and relax for sometime. It will take minimum 20 mins. You can stir in between so that carrot doesn’t stick to your pan.
  2. Once it starts thickening ,add sugar and stir. Cook on low flame for further thickness. When you add sugar, it will again leave lot of water, so cook evenly to let water evaporate. This step again takes 15-20 mins. Stir in between.
  3. Meanwhile grate khoya and keep aside.
  4. Once you see carrots are dried (least wet), add Khoya, which you have grated before.
  5. Continue to cook and stir the carrot mixture till it dries.
  6. Add cardamom powder and stir.
  7. Finally garnish with almond, nuts and raisins.

Carrot Halwa or Gajjar ka Halwa is ready. Serve hot

Tawa Tales..New age kitchen with emotional touch

Now a days  food delivery is mostly in trend wrt food tables. People prefer to order food at home rather than wandering around. This has led to new food business in NCR regions with most competition. Winner deserves it when its every thing is in place. Starting from Food menu to order to delivery to Packaging to taste & presentation.

Recently we ordered food from TAWA TALES, a newbie in this business, which shares with their customer their love for food. According to their concept, “its a new age kitchen that’s all set to bring you mouthwatering delicacies from depths of India’s culinary heritage”. Will share my reviews about their modern interpretations of age old recipes.

We placed an order including both veg and non veg. quite easy to place the order and their owner Sanchali, provides full guidance in helping us decide the menu. She also guides you about the food taste, which leads to perfect customer satisfaction. Delivery was done before time as promised.

Packaging of food was perfect blend of art, culture and mind. According to Tawa tales team, they want to connect with their customer emotionally through extra value personalized items. Their packaging is both high quality & fun.Black microwave safe boxes sealed with plastic covers stating the food item inside. Every cover has Tawa tales pics on it. Food inside is packed inside foils to keep it warm.

With every order, they include a handwritten postcard for their customer stating their hardwork and love for food. Along with it they provide an InstaShot Foodmat, which is a new concept & gets food lovers a new way to click their pics.

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Tawa tales has focused more on menu, which shows the amalgamation of so many dishes. This team has special relationship with several indian cuisines – from heavenly paranthas of Amritsar to staple dosas of chennai to spicy Kolkatta roles to litti choka of rajasthan.

In veg we had, Paneer Butter masala with Lachcha parantha,which was delicious. Paneer was soft & tender blended inside masala thick gravy which was medium on scoville scale. Lachcha parantha was perfect shaped and not at all oily. Next we tried their Parantha menu, where we had Mix & aloo parantha. Must say, had such tasty parantha’s after a long time. Fully stuffed, well cooked parantha’s with perfect flavors & taste. Simply loved it.

In Non veg we had , Chicken tikka masala roll, which again was served hot and tasted delicious. Chicken was soft and tender with perfect sauces inside Parantha.

In drinks we had Modi nagar ki Shikanji, which was refreshing lemon mint masala, tasting tangy and mouthwatering. In desserts, we had Walnut Phirnee, which is classic indian milk pudding thickened with rice flour with dry figs & walnut served in clay pot.

Must recommend place and would definitely try their food again.

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