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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Ryaal Carrot Seed oil..best for skin & hair!!

Hello friends, so am back with my next product review, which is a famous multi-usage oil called “Ryaal Carrot Seed oil (cold pressed)”.

Product Description:

Cold pressed oils are retrieved from the seeds of the wild carrot plant, also known as Queen Anne’s Lace. The plant is known for natural vitamins and minerals for intense moisturization and healing power. Pure Carrot Seed Oil has a natural earthy aroma with no added fragrances. The Ryaal Carrot Seed Oil is ideal as a Carrier oil for other essential oils and custom beauty blends. Best used daily and applied directly to skin and hair – not intended for diffusers.

Talking about the product:

Its 100% organic, pure, paraben free cold pressed oil. Never tested on any animals, so cruelty free. No added fragrances & undiluted. 15ml bottle, priced at 200 INR. I ordered it from Amazon.com

Packaging: The oil comes in dark blue color glass bottle, packed in a cardboard box to protect it. Ryaal team can work on improving the packaging & look/feel to make it more eye catchy.  They provide a separate dropper, which is leak proof.

Branding: The bottle has brand’s name and other details mentioned. Ryaal team can start mentioning extra detail as if it’s Cold-pressed oil or infused one.

Expiry: Ryaal Carrot Seed Oil shelf life is 1 year from purchase date.

Storage & Travel friendly: Dark color bottle preserves the organic oil by protecting against UV rays for the best results. Store in a cool dry place, out of direct sunlight. Since it’s glass bottle, so risky to carry in a bag

You can buy it from here.

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Everyone reading my blog, please ensure you have enough knowledge about Essential oils in market. Now a day, we have 3 types of Carrot oil available in market:

  • Carrot seed essential oil is extracted from the seeds of Daucus Carota (Queen Anne’s Lace), by steam distillation. Often labeled as carrot seed essential oil.
  • Cold-Pressed Carrot seed oil is produced by pressing the oil from the seeds of the carrot plant, much like you would produce other vegetable and seed oils. Often labeled as cold-pressed carrot seed oil or just carrot seed oil. This is the one I am talking about today in my blog.
  • Infused carrot oil is produced by infusing the macerated roots and/or plant parts within an oil. Often labeled as infused carrot oil of macerated carrot oil.

Since I do not apply products directly to my skin or hair, I add it with other carrier oils and prepare my own beauty serums/mask. Before you start using these products it’s very important to read below tips and understand if it’s safe for you or not. What I write in my blog is my experiences using this product. So read below properly, understand it well and then only go ahead using this product.

  • It’s important to note the difference between essential oils and infused oils. Study about them thoroughly and then only use them.
  • Drink 9-10 glass of water daily to keep your skin hydrated and energized in scorching summers.
  • These oils need not to be used by pregnant women at any cost. Its unhealthy for both mother & baby
  • People suffering from respiratory diseases or asthma should also avoid using carrot seed oil. This also applies to individuals with a history of epilepsy or suffering from it now.
  • Do not to apply carrot seed oil on your skin directly. Always mix it up with other proper ingredients or other carrier oil like coconut or olive oil for protection from its potential photosensitization and the other effects of its undiluted strength.
  • Never try anything without doing skin test, ie place a drop of carrot seed oil on a small portion of your skin (like leg fingers) and wait for a day. If there is no sign of skin irritations, it means carrot oil is perfectly suited to your skin. Do not apply them on your face or body above leg ankle to test them.
  • Whenever you prepare any product using carrot seed oil, again do a skin test, as mentioned above. Do not apply them on your face or body above leg ankle to test them.

 

LESS IS MORE with facial oils or serums.  Only use 2-3 drops at a time else you skin will feel greasy and the oil will not be absorbed properly! Be sure to stay organic!

 

This product has many natural healthy properties & benefits like:

  • Protects Sun damage – Natural Carrot Seed Oil is full of naturally-occurring beta carotene, provitamin A, vitamin E, carotenoids & more. Ideal for mature or dry skin types, as well as damaged and brittle hair. Ideal as a natural anti-aging beauty serum – best carrier oil for use with essential oils. Add a few drops to your natural sunscreen for added skin protection.
  • More even Skin tone –  Botanical potency of Carrot Seed Oil clears complexions to create a more even skin tone. It also even out the patchy blemished skin. Carrot seed oil helps to naturally reduce the melanin, which is responsible for dark patches, spots.
  • Fights Acne – Oil has antiseptic, antioxidant and antibacterial properties , which help to reduce pimples and acne problems by killing the microbes responsible for acne
  • Anti-Ageing & fights scar – Antioxidant rich, so help in fighting damage free radicals that can cause wrinkles and damage to skin tissue. It stimulates the growth of new skin cells, so helps in removing the left over marks and facial scars.
  • As a Stress Reliever Carrot seed oil is widely used in aromatherapy because of its mild and soothing aroma, which is found to be very effective in relieving stress and anxiety. They are capable of relieving muscle aches, enhance the production of erythrocytes and improve eyesight. I read about this property on google, but not really sure about it.
  • Increases hair growth and thickness – A powerful anti-oxidant, and full of natural vitamins and minerals, Carrot Seed Oil encourages fuller hair growth when used as a weekly scalp massage.
  • Its paraben free, cold pressed, no animal testing, fragrance free, and cruelty free.

I generally love making my own home products rather than buying cosmetics for my skin and hair protection. These days we get all diluted products in markets with chemicals in it, so it’s always better to buy essential oils and prepare your own mask at home and use it. Ryaal’s essential oils are 100% pure & safe to use. They are fragrance free and undiluted with natural botanicals for better skincare and haircare.You can buy it from here.

I started using this product 2 weeks back, by mixing it up in my home-made skin pack and hair oil. I am mid-aged professional women, so I have to look good and smart every day. These home make packs help me take care of my daily skin nourishment and re-energizes my skin cells. A must add here, is I also drink 9-10 glass of water daily to keep my skin healthy. So do follow my tips before using any of products mentioned in my blog.

Carrot Oil for Skin

Carrot oil is an important ingredient in most of the skin care products now a day. They are capable of adding moisture or antioxidant protection to skin. As mentioned above in benefits of this oil, you can clearly see its paraben free and 100% pure organic. This has so many anti-oxidants to fight different skin problems in summers.

Read more for Secret remedy for anti-ageing using Ryaal Carrot seed oil. This is my home-made pack for skin, which I apply in night, to avoid day time sunlight. My experience with this product has been awesome. Initially i had very dry skin and white patches on my face. In 2 weeks, i can see quite clear skin and also it doesn’t dry up much.

Carrot Oil for Hair

As we know, carrot has many nutrients which are good for hair like vitamins A & E. They are capable of increasing hair growth and make it look thicker and shinier. Now let us see some of the major benefits of carrot oil for hair. Applying this oil on regular weekly basis, it helps to improve blood circulation and in turn makes hair more stronger , soft & shiny. My secret for this is to mix 3 drops of carrot seed oil with 10 drops of coconut oil and apply it on my head scalp in night. Give it a gentle message and cover my head with shower cap and sleep. Wash my hair in morning and can see the difference.

My experience with using this product for hair has been again great ! Initially my hair had think strands and use to fall a lot. From last 2 weeks of usage, it has reduced a  lot and i can feel little thickness. Not much but yes its noticeable. Hope to see more good results with Ryaal other products too !!

 

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Skin remedy recipes || Anti Aging mask

This is my recipe for anti-aging skin. If your skin have already paled out, loosened and lost shine you can try the recipe for skin tightening and reviving of skin. Applying this oil mix serum will not only  help to give immense anti aging benefits but also improve the overall tone of your skin. It is perfect for all skin types all though, if you are prone to clogging, proceed cautiously-there is a chance this oil could be too rich and could cause breakouts..

Ingredients:
1)  7 drops Pomegranate oil
2) 2 drops carrot essential seed oil
3) 4 drops lavender oil
4) 3 drops of vitamin E
5) 1/2 tbsp Rose water
6) 1 dark glass bottle with leak proof lid
How to prepare:
  • For this recipe, you have to mix the above oils in quantity mentioned.Nothing more or less
  • You can mix it and store it in a bottle for  day, away from direct sunlight & cool place.
  • Now that you have it all done you can use it when ever required.

How to use:

  • Always do a skin test for products made, as mentioned in my previous blog. Wait for next 24hrs, to notice any irritation before using it on your face or skin.
  • Apply it all over the face with a cotton evenly and let it be for 10 minutes.
  • You can now wash your face with little warm water and dry it with soft towel.
  • Avoid going into the sun for next 10 hours, as it can reduce the impact. So my suggestion is to apply in nighttime.
  • Apply moisturizer if you feel dry.

Tips (important to remember)

We can also use this Carrot seed oil with other oils like cucumber juice, lemon juice/oil to prepare skin products for anti aging, fairness etc. Always remember to study & research on quantity to mix, just don’t assume and mix anything and apply it. It can leave adverse effects on your skin.

Recipe given above is my secret for glowing wonderful skin. Please leave your comments about how you like it and did it work for you !!

 

 

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Its AmPm cafe time | DLF Galleria

Hello friends..so here i am with my review of the buzz restaurant now a days, AmPM cafe-bar. Its has 2 outlets in north, one in DLF Galleria gurgaon and other in Rajouri Garden Delhi. Its a famous restaurant chain worldwide. Since weekend is the time for lepaking, and i wanted to kill my time with old buddies, thought of visiting this place !!

Its located at 3rd floor back side of DLF Galleria, Gurgaon. Its has capacious space with both indoor and outdoor seating. They have a separate area for live music, which not only adds liveliness to evening but also makes them more relaxing & peaceful. They serve lot of delectable & scrumptious food along with shakes and cocktails. Hence this place is best option to hangout with friends and family both.

We started with the lickables, which are launched newly like Benaras Belle(5/5), which is a thick duo of gulkand and kulfi, flavored with Paan syrup.It was presented with a paan leaf & tasted amazing, so a must try. Next we had Ms. Alphonso(4/5), the most awaited drink of the visit as its a mango season and this had Mangoes flavored with icecream, presented in a luscious way! Next one was thought to be a common Orchard Street (5/5), but it turned out to be toothsome with its tutti fruityyyy flavor.

In food,we tried many dishes like AmPm chaat, Palak patta chat, Daal makhana platter, momos, Paneer tikka platter, keema pao, veggie pizza & tangy tomato pasta. Everything was lip smacking and worth the try. Delicious & authentic to flavors.

Last but not the least, we ended our day with AmPm special shakes like Kitty Katty, Belgian Affair & Magnum Upside down. Last one is the winner of tonight’s food visit !!

Find this at:

AMPM Café & Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

 

What the ratings stand for: 5 = Excellent, 4 = Very Good, 3 = Good, 2 = Fair, 1 = Disaster.

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Molecule Air bar | Next gen Alehouse

Molecule Air Bar is the next addition to Sector 29 market, which is a hub of theme based restro-pubs. I heard a lot about this place from my friends in the past, so planned to visit it with my friends last weekend. It’s on other side of Sector 29 and located at 2nd floor. It’s a capacious place spread across 2 floors including a terrace. Molecule is taking molecular gastronomy to a whole new level along with a German brewery, with its smoky flames and innovative spectacles.

The ambience here takes you back in time machine to World war 2. The walls are covered with metal guns and other stuff depicted to be used in the war. A big face mask on one side of the wall resembling some cruel superpower, and on other side, glass walls depicting molecular diagrams. Food here is served in a symbolic way like golgapps water served in test tubes, chutneys served in injections. Vintage lights resemble the molecular hexagonal design. Seating varied from high end stools to low based sofa’s to comfortable laid back couches.

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When we visited this place, it was jam packed. Evening time this place is full of people, enjoying their beers, foot-tapping on the live music running across the place. Even there is no dance floor, still ample space to enjoy!!

Coming to food, they provide a variety of Indian dishes in fusion to progressive ways. This place has something which cannot go unnoticed. The dishes served are authentic in taste but infused with innovation & creativity of the chef. Must to mention here about their chef, as he himself comes to people for talking to them about their dishes, ask them about feedback!! Food presentation is done keeping in mind the restro theme. Just like they serve Molecular Puckha Shots (5/5), which is their version of Gol gappa’s served with assorted water flavors in test tubes & chutneys in injections. The potato stuffing is served in a mini pressure cooker. Then next we were served chef’s special Dragon Smoked Popcorn (4/5), which were infused with liquid nitrogen, which made it crispy. When we tried to pick and eat, even our fingers felt cold.

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This followed by the Air Bread (4/4) which are little pillow resembled crispy breads stuffed with combination of 4 cheese sauces and green chili caviar. They served it with 2 topping variations (Paneer and chicken) . Air is injected into the bread with syringes. Next, we had Ghee Roast Soya Keema & Lachcha Paratha combo (5/5) which had four mini parathas hanging from pegs on a little frame with a small pan full of soya keema served with raddish minced salad and chutneys. It was the WINNER dish for me tonite. Edible coal (3/5) was Smokey, lava ash flavored dish. I didn’t like it much. Chakna Tiffin (4/5) was again their innovative dish of serving corn-kurkure chaat in small packets hanging from little frame with clips. It tasted amazing and a must try. Next, we had Pao bhaji (5/5), Paneer Tikka (3/5), it had 4 flavored tikkas but paneer was not much cooked. We talked to chef about it and gave our feedback too. Last but not the least, we tried their Pizza (4/5), full of cheese and varied toppings. Tasted well.

In mocktails, we had 3 to tango, weirdo & apple cider. All were perfect and authentic to taste. Must try is “3 to tango”.

Last but not the least, we had chef special “Imitations of Ras malai”. Chef himself came to our table with materials to prepare this dessert in front of us. We were delighted to see it happen and also made a small video. Many things he explained us before starting, but yes many are a chef’s secret. I cannot rate this dessert, as it deserves accolade 🙂

Find this restaurant at :
Molecule Air Bar Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

My Style graphics @ PrintOctopus !!

Hello Friends..am back with my new addition to my summer closet. Any guesses !! I hope my blog heading cast it well… A graphic tshirt..and best part is its customised !!Now a days graphic tees are back in fashion, as they are quite funky with a great panache. Today’s my t-shirt is about my favorite time-pass, Sleeping !! I bought it from an India online merchandise brand PrintOctopus (click here to buy PrintOctopus) at an affordable price.

 

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You can wear it to any event or in any season, saying it with different outfits. Like Jeans, cargos, shorts, A-line skirts,plazzos and many more.Graphic tees are best way to showcase your personality !!

About the brand

PrintOctopus is an online merchandise brand providing us cool tees in many colour options like blue, white, black and pink. Not only these, they are most quirky cloth brand providing latest collection tees like Bride’s bachorellete tees, coldplay tees, boys outing tees and many more. They also have other cool & pocket friendly product categories like Mobile covers, T-shirt T-shirts for Men’s & T-shirt for WomenPostersCanvas Prints & Mousepads.

About the product:

My summer closet loves this. Its a sea blue collar tee featuring a sleeping panda with a slogan “Born to sleep”. Best suits me 🙂  Its very comfortable, perfect fitting t-shirt. Pure cotton material which helps to fight sweating summers. Its colour suits my skin texture perfectly, and also sea blue is back in trends now !! Its not a thick cloth , so doesn’t sticks to skin.Even after a wash, cloth didn’t stretch or  change its shape or colour. So highly recommended to all my friends !!

My styling way :

My best summer outfit is styling comfortable tees, (sideways knotted)  with classic black shorts , trendy cross bag and comfy ballerinas !! Whenever we go out in summers, its always good to remember to carry less and wear comfortable,especially less sweating cloths. So what can be better than this :

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They are so trendy and cool this summer. You can team this up with a A-line skirts ,tuckking it 🙂 Wearing it makes me feel confident and optimistic about my day !! Thanks Printoctopus for all your efforts 🙂

I am sure after reading this, you all will think your style quotes and get it printed on these lovely tees from Printoctopus soon. Please share your ideas in comments below !!

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