Tuesday, July 22, 2014

IFTAR @MM Road Bengaluru

Gone are those days when IFTAR  treats were freshly made by women at home and shared among neighbours..I was born and bought up in Frazer town which is upper-middle-class residential locality, I stayed in a bungalow right opposite to the mosque and still remember those days just before sunset the holy prayers were offered and the fast was broken it used to be so sacred to watch all this activity...to tell you the truth MM road did not have a single food stall when I was a kid we hardly used to see any crowd and the tight nit Muslim community we were in always used to send us some delicious home made treats like paya and idiyappam, samosas and jamuns these were the treats we used to enjoy from our neighbours and never to forget the biryani during EID...


In my teens  there was this guy from mumbai who used to place his samosa stall near the mosque only during IFTAR and we used to rush to him for some hot samosas during tea time...and due to property disputes we sold our family property and moved away from city...its after 20years I returned to my home town to see the change I'm happy and sad at the same time to see all this activity...sad because our locality used to be so clam absolutely no activity...I'm happy to see and feel the vibe both young and old flocking to savour best treats in town, its a true feast for eyes and tummy.... nevertheless to say I'm a true believer of home cooked goodies...due to time constrain we are forced to shell out few bucks and also enjoy the vibe around... 
My Video...
I only went there seeing a huge social media presence once I reached my destination I saw huge amounts of Samosas, Haleem, Kababs, Biryani and Roti rolls prepared fresh and all of these are sold at a competitive price. dishes sold here starts from 50 Rs to 700 Rs for a complete meal. I ended up spending 1000rs for 2 people..

Its a spread fit only for nonveg lovers this spread offers beef, camel, quail, fish, chicken and mutton sold either grilled in a stick or rolled in a roti...what amazed me the most was cooking on a stone this is a traditional way of grilling meats the nomadic way or also know as the Bhatkally cuisine...

There were some details bothering me...huge amounts of food colouring, oil and butter were used in some recipes which is okay to savour once in a while but not everyday...but then there is always grilled stuff to keep you fit a lot of meats are barbecued on coals and wood some are marinated in tandoori masala while some are marinated in freshly made chutney either ways meats are cooked to perfection to suit the taste pallet of customers...

My picks from this massive food party are samosa @12rs per piece, chicken shawarma @60rs per piece, kheema pav @105rs per plate, Chicken Biryani @160rs per plate, Sheek Kababs @200rs per plate, chicken kabab @220rs full plate Fruit salad @20rs per serving, and Falooda @80rs per serving.

SOME CLICKS FROM THE EVENT
Chicken Rolls...

Mutton Samosa...

Mutton, Chicken and Beef roti...

Camel Sheeks...

Butter Chicken Grilled, Tabak Maaz, Quail and Tandoori Maachi...

Chicken Biryani...

Chicken Haleem...

Chicken Lollipops...

Bhuna Gosht(Beef stir fry)

Stone Grilled Camel....

Idiappam and salana... rice kheer...


Kheema Pav....

RasMalai...Gulab Jamun...

Phrini...

Kulfi...
Fruit Juices...Falooda

Double Ka Meetha...

Refreshing Fruit Salad...

Monday, July 14, 2014

Five Star Cafe @ Indiranagar

Happy Things Happen in Happy Places....CPF Foods India, Finally launched their Five Star Cafe outlet at Indiranagar its much needed cafe since many of us are always in search of good cafes to relax and spend quality time with friends. Indiranagar has become more of a food spotting destination over the years Five Star Cafe Offers non veg and vegetarian options from chicken nuggets to rolls and biryani all under one roof CPF thailand based company focuses to serve wonderful treats on a budget.
  

Food Hopping in Summers is my new activity or rather calling it a passion these days at times i just need that break from extremely annoying loud screaming kids from my neighborhood it totally gives me the chills and headaches...I got a call from Kiran who is the manager of Five Star Chicken inviting me to their newly opened outlet thrilled with the invite i headed out with jeet and raksha my blog world friends.
Video Review...

Chicken Nuggets and Spicy Chicken Fingers

We Started our food tasting with hot Cappuccino, Chicken nuggets and chicken fingers it was crispy and juicy. these starters are best for parties its so economical veg or nonveg starters starts from 30 Rs best place to treat friends or family on a budget...

Cappuccino

Crunchy Chicken Burger 

Crunchy Chicken Burger, Veg and Chicken Briyani along with hot chocolate was next...Five Star Chicken is know for their chicken briyani when ever at five star chicken i always order for briyani spices are well balanced long grain basmati rice cooked to perfection served along with raita and mirchi ka saalan was truly a treat...people who love burger will most definitely  like crunchy chicken burger...

Hot Chocolate

Veggie Wraps

Since raksha is a vegetarian she got to taste the wrap she told me it had cheese potato patties mushroom and lot more the roti was whole wheat for 45 Rs you cannot beat the price. we also ordered blue temptation, mango delight and some pepsi.  

Blue Temptation

Blue temptation is prepared from blueberries vanilla ice cream and milk it was truly refreshing...mango delight was also prepared in the same manner both milkshakes were tasty and filling kids will surly enjoy...

Chicken Biryani

Mango Delight

Veg Biryani

Veg biryani was perfectly spiced and not to greasy rice and veggies were cooked to perfection...

Molten Lava Cake with Vanilla Ice Cream...

Finally we ended our meal with absolutely yummy lava cake and icecream five star chicken has never let me down so far all the products used and served are fresh..they serve free range chicken which is awesome birthday parties, graduation or anniversary can be celebrated here this budget friendly cafe is a true winner for everyone.
Kya Murgi Hai!!!!

Ambiance: 4/5
Service: 5/5
Food: 5/5
Value for money: 5/5

Parking available 

We were 4 member team and for all the food we ate the bill amount was just 700 awesome deals combo offers and more visit Five Star Cafe soon...

Location:
Five Star Cafe..No 841/1, binamangala 1st stage, 100ft road, indiranagar Bangalore land mark TOIT PUB

Saturday, July 12, 2014

Keema Vadai


I'm always fond of meat dishes and keema vada tops the charts I keep experimenting and updating few recipes and these new tweaks are interesting and always fun to share with friends...I've already posted this recipes long long ago here is the old recipe post link do try both the recipes and let me know which one you like...
recipe video link...

You Don't Need a Silver Fork to Eat Good Food...that saying is so true...

Please follow these tips: 
  • If the meat mince is coarse ground or has chunks of meat I recommend to grind it further in a coffee blender we need a fine mince for this recipe.
  • If the vadas are breaking in oil or its not crispy add 1 to 2 tbsp of roasted bengal gram powder to the vada mixture and fry.
  • Always add salt to the vada mixture just before frying as the onion tends to sweat after adding salt the vada mixture might tend to get soggy.
Roasted bengal gram is not besan....besan is chick pea flour or also called as kadalai maavu...


Ingredients:
1/2 Kilo Mince Meat
2 Medium Onions (finely chopped)
Fist Full of Mint and Coriander (finely chopped)
2 Tbsp Roasted Bengal Gram (powdered)
1 Tbsp Ghee
5 Green Chillies (finely chopped)
1 Tbsp Ginger and Garlic Paste
1 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1 Tbsp Garam Masala
1 Egg
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying

Method:
  • In a mixing bowl add meat mince, onion, chilly powder, garam masala, finely chopped mint and coriander, ginger and garlic paste, chillies and egg do not mix right away...
  • Heat ghee in a fry pan on low flame add the bengal gram flour and allow to fry till it foams a bit.
  • Add the gram flour mixture to the meat add salt as per taste and mix all the ingredients till well combined allow to marinate for an hour before frying.
  • After an hour heat oil in a wok on medium flame once the oil is hot and ready for frying.
  • Take lime size portions of meat and flatten a bit drop in hot oil toss gently and fry on both sides till golden brown in colour.
  • Drain the excess oil place the vada on tissue paper and serve hot as a starter or side dish for south indian meal...Enjoy...:)

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Vegetable Bajji(Vegetable Fritters)

Monsoons are here and this chill climate is making me crave for some home cooked goodies...

Do watch my video recipe...


Ingredients:
Veggies of your choice (Brinjal, Potato, Onion, tomato and Capsicum)
1 Cup Chickpea Flour
1 to 2 Tbsp Rice Flour
2 Tbsp Chilly Powder
1/4 Tsp Hing(Asafoetida)
1 Pinch Cooking Soda
1/4 Carom seeds or Cumin Powder
Salt as per taste
Oil for frying


Method:
  • Wash all the veggies and pat dry.
  • Place a big bowl of water next to you while chopping all the veggies. 
  • Chop the veggies into desired shapes make sure to chop the veggies into thin slices its easy to dip in the batter and fry them.
  • After chopping veggies into desired shapes place them in a bowl of water this way the veggies will not turn dark in colour.
  • On medium flame heat oil in a wok  to deep fry battered veggies.
  • In a mixing bowl sift the chickpea flour and rice flour add cooking soda, chilly powder, hing cumin powder, salt  and add 2 tbsp of hot oil to create a batter mix all ingredients till well combined. add water and create a batter. the batter should coat the veggies..
  • Add 2 tbsp of hot oil to the batter and mix well this way the bajji will not absorb excess oil.
  • Dip the veggie slices in batter drop in hot oil toss and fry the bajji till light golden in color serve hot with ketchup...Enjoy...:)


Tuesday, July 8, 2014

GET UNITED @ THE UNITED SPORTS BAR AND GRILL BENGALURU

Newly opened The United Sports Bar and Grill is located at the ground floor of phoenix market city Whitefield Bengaluru, The United Sports Bar and Grill serves muti cuisine to suit the tastes buds of dinners across the region, its a place to wind up and enjoy a live match of cricket, foot ball or hockey on a big screen this restaurant can accommodate upto 135 people at once. in addition to this they serve awesome cocktails, mocktails and array of starters...


A game or two on Pool table will totally keep anyone preoccupied while waiting for your order. the stick of wall sports all the famous games we Bengaloreans love and cherish. the united sports bar and grill is centrally located to all MNCs in an around ITPL, an office meet or executive lunch can be hosted at a large scale. The United Sports Bar and Grill is a part of Mirah Hospitality Group  the other two locations are at Pune and Mumbai. this family friendly restaurant creates a wholesome  experience for both young and old.
Watch my video review...


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The United Sports Bar and Grill serves alacarte and Lunch Buffets, buffets consists of oriental, Mexican, Italian and Indian cuisines...four starters, five salads,  six entrees, live pasta and live stir fry counters and six types of desserts is truly a king size spread priced at 450Rs + Taxes per meal  

Monday Buzz: the monday buzz offers IMFL(Indian made foreign liquor) starting at jut Rs.100 the offer is valid all day every Monday

Fab Tuesdays: 50% off on tuesdays starts from 8 PM on wards awesome grills pastas exotic salads and more only on Tuesdays.

Happy Hours: Walk into the united sports bar and grill between 4PM to 8PM buy a drink and get another absolutely free...

A game with my friends shiju and raksha...

Live DJ and  the ambience at The United Sports Bar and Grill sets the mood right for perfect evening with friends and family a meal for 2 can cost between 1200 to 2000 incl of all taxes 

United 11
United 11 is their speciality cocktail with 11 spirits mixed in it truly a treat for any cocktail lover...

Mozzarella Cheese Sticks...

Barbecue Pork Ribs....

Chicken Shish Tauk...

Bruschetta.. 

Sheek Kabab...

Dhingri Bhara Kebab...

Fire Cracker Prawn in Action...

Fire Cracker Prawns...

Jerk Spiced Grilled Paneer...

 Hot Chilli Potato...

Grilled fish steak , zuchini- spinach cigar roll, with Mexican salsa...

Olive rubbed chicken skewers...

Chicken Satay...

Chicken and Veg Burger mini pizzas and watermelon cooler...

Prawn Sizzler...

Goan Prawn Curry and Jasmine Rice...

Apple Crumble...

Ice cream and Brownie fudge...

Ultimate verdict we enjoyed the vibe they have maintained the place neat and clean some authentic recipes were served in a fusion style which i loved the recipes were good not to spicy not to sweet jus perfect also loved their mocktails it was quite refreshing...must visit place in bangalore...

The United Sports Bar ans Grill is located :
Ground Floor, Phoniex Market City
mobile:+ 91 8067266661/2/3/4