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5 Must-Try Restaurants Near Juhu Beach, Mumbai

When in the city of Mumbai, a walk by the Juhu beach is an ultimate bliss.

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The city of Mumbai
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It might be your first time, honeymoon or every weekend plan, but a walk along the Juhu beach in Mumbai is indeed one of the best feelings.

After the sultry noon soothes, how about being by the shore with your favorite set of people. In fact, many are found to sit or roam around the Juhu beach alone, for a walk or just to admire the gorgeous Arabian Sea.

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Sunset at Juhu Beach
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Some young couples with photographers, some kids with their balls and balloons, aunties with their gossip doses, the local vendor’s altogether weaves an engaging affair at all time of the year.

Added to this, if lucky you may greet a Bollywood celebrity here. Many of them are spotted here especially during late evenings and early mornings for their jogging session.

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A snapshot of Juhu beach
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Now, once in Juhu beach you cannot miss the food fair that exhibits right opposite to it. From tiny eateries to lavish hotels, the area has every kind of restaurant to serve your mood. The variety is sure to confuse you, but again a good guide can land you to a culinary paradise.

Thus BYT, your sincere culinary guide lists the best choices you can pick from among the eateries around Juhu Beach.

Chaayos

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Inside Chaayos, Juhu
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Keeping it simple, it’s a café known for the tea and Indian snacks they serve. They open quite early and closes pretty late, and thus can be your choice for breakfast, quick grab or dinner. The main course many are varied which gives you vast varieties to pick from. Also, spacious place decked with all Indian goodies makes it an ideal choice when you are in a big group at the Juhu Beach.

The Spare Kitchen

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Inside the Spare Kitchen
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Recognized as a popular pub in town, this has earned fame for its late night servings. Also, their ladies night is a big hype. The place is located inside Hotel King’s International Compound and from outside, you might not feel the fun and frolic inside. But walk in, to explore their posh ambiance, colorful menu and loud music. The place is an apt pick for party poppers and nocturnal of Mumbai.

Fat Man’s Café and Grill

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A Continental food spread
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If in mood for some Italian or Continental food, then this is the place to be. As the name says, the menu is equally fat. The ambiance is merry composed of people and music that you are sure to love at any point of the day. Pizza, pasta, pancakes, omelette – the menu is long and thus, you need to combine the right dishes to make a memorable meal.

Jantar Mantar

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Meat preparation at Jantar Mantar
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Well, the Delhi monument has not shifted. This one is an exclusive North Indian and Awadhi restaurant very close to the Juhu Church where you can head to relish some Indian dishes. kebab, biriyani, rotis and rice are served sizzling hot with chilled deserts to end with. If you have less time in hand, you can always pick their rich roti rolls for a refreshing taste.

Facing East

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A look of Facing East
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Waiting for you with an Asian culinary spread, this place is meant for the fish lovers. They have Chinese, Asian and Sea food items – each very distinct in its own style. The place has two seating segments, yet it often remains over crowded especially in weekend. Prior table booking is recommended if you want to finger lick their delicious delights.

7 Foods to Break Your Navaratri Fast

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Devi Durga, the Navaratri Goddess
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If you thought Navaratri happens only during autumn, then wrong thoughts. A typical hindu calendar brings in Navaratri twice in a year – once in spring and the other around October. The nine-day Navaratri celebration that happens during spring is called ‘Basant Navratri’. Since it starts from the very first day of hindu month ‘Chaitra’, thus, it is also called Chaitra Navaratri. The celebration of this spring based Navaratri is more popular in North India, where devotees nine forms of Devi Durga.

This year Basant Navaratri will be observed from 8 April (Friday) to 15 April (Friday), 2016.

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Navaratri Rituals
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To honor and pay gratitude to the goddess, many observe fast during Basant Navaratri. Few fast only on the first and last day, while others abide it during all nine days of celebration. The food one consumers to break the fast holds immense importance as it affects the body to a great extent.

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A Sattvik meal
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Preference is given towards Sattvik diet, where consumption of alcohol and non veg food is absolutely prohibited. Also, certain items like fresh vegetables, milk, yogurt or rock salt are included in the diet as these act as catalyst to detoxify the human body, especially after long fasting.

Many keep wondering what exactly to prepare from this Sattvik menu, so that it becomes easy to prepare and good to eat. To sort your problem, here are five dishes you can make to break your fast this Navaratri.

Sabudhana Khichdi

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Savudhana k Khichdi
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Depending on the kind of sabudhana one uses the preparation of it might have to start a night before. Yet, less of spices and boil only recipe makes it a very healthy and heavy intake right after fasting. Savudhana is full of starch which gives the body the much-needed energy after prolonged gap from food.

Chawal Dhokla

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White Chawal Dhokla
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Samwant Chawal, a special variety of rice is available in the Indian markets only during Basanta Navaratri. Thus, foodies make Gujarati snack ‘dhokla’ out of it served with ample ghee and chutney. Addition of tamarind in the chutney with sweet coconut makes the dhokla flavorsome right after your fast.

Coconut Laddoo

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Coconut Laddoo
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Many prefer breaking the fast with sweets. In that way, heavy milk preparations become difficult to digest. Thus, these simple coconut laddoos can be the choice. Small in size, one can have as many as possible and this one is indeed quick and easy to prepare.

Singhare ka Halwa

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The sweet pancake
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When it comes to breaking fast, Hindus have a knack for halwa or sweet pancake. During the spring session of Navaratri, they prepare it with Singhare ka aata or water chestnut flour which is considered a healthy intake after the fasts. This sweetmeat becomes a heavy dish due to the addition of ghee, milk and dry fruits.

Chironjee ki dal

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A bowl of Chironjee k Dal
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When it comes to main course food, Indians like adding a bowl of dal. Salty and spicy, dal are heavy and tastes good both with rice or roti. The specialty for this particular dal is the use of chironjee, believed to be used as an ingredient only in India. The dal is usually yellow and heavy in texture.

Khide ke Pakode

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Crunchy pakodas
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When it comes to pakodas or munchies, Indians use ample variety of ingredients to do the filling. In this case, they use cucumbers as the main ingredient of pakodas, added with green chilly and singhare ka atta . When served hot with any sauce or chutney, these pakodas taste delightful.

Banana Walnut Lassi

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Banana Walnut Lassi
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Breaking the fast with a juice or shake is always good as it gives the tummy some time to adjust with food. Also it’s served cold which makes it easy to consume or digest right after a long fast. In this case, addition of bananas and walnut adds protein to the shake which helps in energy building after the fast.

9 Cuisines You Just Can’t Miss At Taj Mahotsav

Agra is all geared up to celebrate its signature event of Taj Mahotsav this year. What’s more grand about the event is it’s the 25th year celebration. The 10-day annual carnival of Taj Mahotsav will see performances from artists not just from India but from across the globe.

Although one can indulge in the finest of cuisines in the city at places like Esphahan, Peshawri, Joney’s Place,  Tea’se Me, Saniya Palace Restaurant, Pind Balluchi and many more yet nothing can satiate the hunger for good food like a food fest.

The carnival of art, craft, culture and cuisine at Taj Mahotsav is one of the most awaited celebrations in the city for it enlivens and buoys the spirit of the youth with fun, music and eating out. Starting on the February 18, the curtains for the Taj Mahotsav will be raised with The Sharda Taj Marathon.

This event also brings the finest Indian crafts and cultural nuances together with a food festival that caters the Indian foodies.

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Taj Mahotsav Feb 18-27
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What could be more pleasing than digging into awesome cuisines in a vibrant atmosphere set up against the backdrop of the magnificent symbol of love-Taj Mahal?

BYT presents you a list of exotic and mouth-watering cuisines that can titillate your taste buds at this carnival.

Chhole Bhature

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Yummy Chhole Bhature
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This dish is a hit no matter what is the occasion. This recipe from the Punjabi cuisine is a favorite of most food lovers. The puufy hot Bhaturas are simply irresistible served with concoction of rich spicy and creamy preparation of chick peas. The aromatic flavors take us back to our Indian roots.

Amritsari Naan

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Stuffed Amritsari Naan
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A specialty of North Indian cuisine, Amritsari naan goes well with all Indian curries and tastes heavenly when served with butter. The spices added to the preparation are bit on the higher side considering North Indian dishes are generally hotter.  Don’t forget to try out these and we bet you won’t ask for anything else!

South Indian Dosa

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South Indian Speciality-Dosa
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Listed among the top 50 tasty foods in the world, Dosa is the regular staple made out of rice served with sambar and coconut chutney. At this event you can indulge yourself in the varieties of the versatile recipe of Dosa.

Indian Vegetarian Thali

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Exotic Indian Thali
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An Indian Thali represents a variety of wholesome delicious food dishes that complete a royal meal. This irresistible presentation of combination food looks good and colorful whereas tastes heavenly. Thalis offered at Taj Mahotsav are nothing less than a royal feast that can fill your stomach yet the heart would ask for more.

Indian Samosa

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The very popular Indian snack-Samosa
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Snacks in India are synonymous to samosas. Every state has its own specialty of this recipe. While street food is the heart of people in Agra, you bet can’t miss out this one at the carnival.

Hyderabadi Biryani

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Hyderabadi Dum Biryani
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This dish makes an essential part of an Indian today. Preferred by most, Biryani is preparation of rice tossed in richly aromatic flavors of India. The best part is this dish doesn’t require any side preparation as it is a meal itself. When at Taj Mahatsav, do not forget to try out Hyderabad’s specialty –the authentic dum biryani.

Sweet – Gulab Jamun

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Sinfully Tempting Gulab Jamun
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I hardly know anyone who can say no to soft, spongy balls that melt in mouth drenched in hot sugary syrup, more popularly called Gulab Jamun. This dish leads as the most loved desserts in India and no wonder will be available at this Indian carnival.

Lucknavi Kabab

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Seekh Kabab
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Kababs are the specialty of Lucknow. The royal relishes of this places reflect the nawabi heritage. This dish is a glimpse of how rich the food used to be in the bygone era. It is one of the most royal preparations India can offers to its food lovers.

Puri

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Soft Puffy Puri
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The crispy yet soft on the inside, golden fried bread more popularly called Puri is the most versatile dish. It can be served with almost anything. No wonder this dish would add more to the delights of this event.

6 Foods To Start the Chinese New Year

If scrumptious sweets unveil a New Year in India, China too has a rich culture that boasts eating some particular food during New Year. These foods that the Chinese try to keep in the menu during the beginning of the year are believed to bestow luck and prosperity. If wine is in case of the West, for China its good food that denotes the beginning of a new year.

This year, the Chinese New year dates on 8th February. Head to any luxury Chinese eatery like Yauatcha or Ginseng around you and the charm and color of their celebration to welcome the New Year will surely touch you.

When participating in the Chinese New Year, here are the food items that will make it an improved beginning.

Tangerines & Oranges

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Oranges
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The Chinese terms for orange and gold are rhythmic. Thus, during New Year celebrations consumption of oranges is considered a symbol of prospective year ahead. Many also eat tangerine during this time as it’s the Chinese work for good luck. So start the Chinese New Year with these fruits for an eventful year ahead.

Tray of Togetherness

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Tray of togetherness, a gift in Chinese custom
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Relatives and friends exchange this tray full of candies, dry fruits, sweetmeats and tucks during Chinese New Year. This is a way of showing love for the dear ones and sharing the goodies of the tray adds warmth to relationships. Usually Chinese trays have eight compartments i.e., eight kinds of tucks are added mainly because eight symbolizes good luck in Chinese custom.

Long Noodles

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Long noodles in display
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No Chinese meal is complete without a portion of delicious noodles. During New Year, long noodles are served in the meal as it signifies long life for the person. Recipes of preparing these noodles differ from one another.

Nian Gao

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Nian Gao in making
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The Chinese term ‘Nian Gao’ literally means higher year. It’s a New Year sweet dessert that marks the promise of a good year. This is offered in religious ceremonies and is now an important item in the Chinese Spring Festival food.

Jai

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Jai, the Chinese veg preparation
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Jai is a vegetarian main course that Chinese usually include in their New Year feast. The belief according to Buddhist culture is, Jai cleanses your body for a new start. The ingredients used to prepare Jai have individual significances like sea moss for prosperity, lotus seeds for birth of sons in the dynasty, noodles for longevity and so on.

Whole Fish

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Whole fish in serve
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On the occasion of New Year, Chinese also keep a whole fish as part of their meal. The fish is served with the head and tail in one piece and this marks abundance in life. The Chinese word for fish sounds like abundance in their language.

Highlights of Goa Carnival 2016

If you still haven’t booked the tickets, then you may miss it. The much awaited Goa Carnival of this year is almost knocking the door and the official date ranges between 14th Feb to 17th Feb.

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A snapshot of the carnival
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Goa reaches the peak of fun, frolic, color and charisma during the carnival with people across the globe attending it. Breaking all communal barriers, it’s time to step in the delight with drinks, dance, dress and more.

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Children participate in the carnival
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This year, the carnival will officially commence with King Momo’s colossal procession flocked with men and women in colorful costumes, musicians, dancers and even tourists participating in it.

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Parade at Panaji
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In recent times, some use colorful masks to add to the cosmos of Goa Carnival. You can also participate in the competitions, contests, parades and performances that will happen in Goa around these three days.

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A typical Goan dance
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Though the entire state of Goa attains a joyful status yet to re-live Goa Carnival to the fullest, your destinations must be Panjim, Mapusa, Margoa and Vasco da Gama.

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The city of Panaji
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An important note that many miss out before heading for the Goa Carnival is, consumption of meat in this span is an absolute no-no across Goa. This is because the Latin word for ‘Carnival’ is ‘to throw away meat’. Do not worry your hunger pangs have too much local Goan food to pick from, other than the meat.

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A pure veg Goan thali
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When you arrive in Goa, your booze consumption is sure to excel. In the re-treat do add a lot of Feni, counted as a top alcohol which homes in Goa. Feni is pocket friendly, organic, healthy and most important, leads to no hangover.

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Feni, the drink
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Celebrations extend till midnight during Goa Carnival. At night, do not miss the brass bands, clowns, dancers, fire eaters, jesters performing in public areas to amuse you.

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Performance
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Goa, during the carnival is like fairy tale where a kingdom wraps in the woo of joy and happiness. The Goan music, the Spanish guitar, the Portugese touch is indeed a break from the mundane life.

To book your accommodation, dining experiences for Goa Carnival 2016, do browse through Bookyourtable.com.

 

6 Ideal Cafes in Pune for Coffeeholics

Urban agglomeration in Pune reached influx in the last decade. This migrating trend that the entire country shows towards Pune has various reasons. It can be for the cluster of colleges, pleasant weather, proximity to the hills or simply, because it’s the Deccan Odyssey.

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A clip art of Pune
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Pune might be smaller than other metros geographically but when it came to developments and betterment, Pune grew at a similar pace. Urban life is well defined here with ample choices on malls, restaurants, amusement parks and more.

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View of Pune
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BYT lists the eight cafes that have curved a niche among the people of Pune and you too can’t afford to miss them.

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Cafes in Pune
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Walk in with a friend or to finish an assigned project, the coffee, the cookies, the cakes and charm of these cafes are sure to win over you, once in Pune.

Cafe de Custard

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Menu at Cafe De Custard
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The pocket friendly menu of this café has made it more of a college hangout zone. Students gather here mostly for their coffee and sandwich combo. Their custards, desserts and milkshakes also counted among the top selling ones.

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Banana Split at Cafe de Custard
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When here, you can spend a lot of time having fun with your favorite bunch of people and also try their lip smacking fast foods.

Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe, Baner

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A look of Pagdandi Books Chai Cafe
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If you like going to cafes but lack a company, then do not worry. The café has many kinds of books in display. Pick any of their books one with your favorite coffee and you will surely have a lovely own time. Often you will find researchers and writers spending hours in the café to work on their projects. It’s more of an intellectual den than a mere colorful café to check in.

Coffee house- Camp area

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Entrance of Coffee House
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Quite old by now, Coffe House is known to a major population of Pune for their fish pickle. The huge variety of snacks available here might not allow you to reach the main course. The place homes good quality drinks and food at all time of the day. Simply end up here to try their scrumptious menu served in a simple ambiance.

Durga Café

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Durga Cafe, Pune
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The café has been resonating in Pune for quite some time now. Their cold coffee is usually not missed by the college goers in the city. They have ample local variety in breakfast, from which ‘poha’ has attained a hall of fame among the people of the city.

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A look of the Cold Coffee
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The place is too simple to appeal you but their food is worth an experience.

Book Cafe Ssong

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The entry to Book Cafe Ssong
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The place is named after its owner ‘Ssong’. That’s not your reason to be here. The two storey café offers varied seating arrangements in each floor.

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Inside Book Cafe Ssong
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The aim is to offer you a user friendly environment where you can go cozy with friends or family. Be here, and do start your explore with their hot cup of coffee.

Peter Donut Cafe, Aundh

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A glimpse of Peter Donut Cafe
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Café does not need to be popular with tea or coffee only. The ideal example is set by this café which is popular in Pune for their munchy donuts. The café offers a wide range of sweet tooth that you can try from. It usually remains jostled with young crowd. Hence, keep some time in hand before you be here.

6 Italian Foods for This Venice Carnival

Popular as the most delicious festival, Venice Carnival dates back to 1162, to celebrate the victory of Serenissima Repubblica against the Patriarch of Aquileia, Ulrico di Treven.

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A snapshot of Venice Carnival
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People from across the globe gather at the San Marco Square, the principal public square of Venice.  Though the festival was outlawed during late eighteenth century, but is now celebrated with huge pomp and show.

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San Marco Square, Venice
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The attraction of this annual fair is use of colorful masks, which allows people to disappear from their original appearance and participate in the carnival.

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Masks in display, Venice
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Masks not only signify an artistic creation but have held a special significance throughout Venetian culture. Scholars consider masks as a unique Venetian craftsmanship and mask makers till now hold a top notch position in European hierarchy.

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A Venetian couple
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Like many other festivals, the Venice Carnival definitely leaves a big scope for foodies. Each day ends with gala dinners held by different family, community or restaurants. Food is believed to give a universal appeal to any celebration.

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Dinner during Venice Carnival
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Italian cuisine offers many relishing palates. So that your list does not limit to pizzas or pastas alone and you land in a memorable culinary voyage here are the dishes you should surely try. If not in Venice, now every nook and crevice of the country has lavish Italian restaurants. Check in to try these irresistible Italian dishes.

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An Italian Spread
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Bruschetta 

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Types of Bruschetta
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Always begin your Italian food exploration with this one. It’s an appetizer prepared with basil, tomato, garlic and onion. It’s usually served with a topping of thick mozzarella cheese. If meat and pork is added then the bruschetta becomes non-veg in kind. Usually it’s consumed right after grill and is hot. Sip some cold wine to make it enchanting.

Lasagna

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Lasagna
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Counted as the oldest form of pasta, lasagna is wide and flat usually comprising layers of cheese, meat and several other kinds of feeling. Sauces, cheese, pork, mozzarella, parmesan, chicken, meat, prawn are added with veggies making lasagna a wholesome portion of any Italian spread. Lasagna can be vegetarian as well. Though lasagna forms a main course, but if ingredients like chocolate and peanut butter are used to fill it, then it becomes a dessert.

Bolognese

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Sphagetti with bolognese
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Originating from Bologna, the largest Italian city, this is a meat based sauce usually added in pasta, penne, spaghetti or rigatoni for a classic aroma. When using Bolognese sauce, the method is slow cooking that adds aroma and flavor to the dish. Experiments of Italian and American chefs have now developed kinds of Bolognese sauce which makes it difficult to get the traditional ones. Tomato also dominates this red sauce.

 Tortellini en Brodo

Tortellini en Brodo, the Italian Soup P.C.: Tortellini en Brodo

Tortellini en Brodo, the Italian Soup
P.C.: Tortellini en Brodo

It’s an Italian soup that is called a staple dish in Italian spreads. Families especially northern Italy prepares this during vacations in order to add warmth to their togetherness. Pasta, spaghetti and parmesan cheese is added to the soup to make it more scrumptious.

Bigoli

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A plate of bigoli
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Bigoli is a long form of pasta that can also be categorized as noodles. Bigoli dominates kitchens of Veneto region, modern Italy. Traditionally, duck eggs or duck sauce were the main ingredients to prepare bigoli. Now even meat or fish is used prepare a delectable dish of bigoli. Bigoli has varieties like dry, dark or white depending on the kind of wheat used during production. It’s worth a try amidst an authentic Italian spread.

Gelato

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Gelato, the Italian dessert
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Gelato might now be considered as an universal dessert but roots in Italy. Hence during the Venice carnival or any authentic Italian spread, you get to taste the best of it. It has several flavors to pick from. Combine many such flavors to make gelato an interesting dessert to try.

 

TRY THESE ITALIAN RESTAURANTS IN INDIA:

BANGALORELATITUDE – VIVANTA BY TAJ, MONSOON – THE PARK, GRASSHOPPER, MINISTRY OF FOOD – HILTON BANGALORE EMBASSY , ALTO VINO – BENGALURU MARRIOTT HOTEL

MUMBAIMANGIAMO, LAGERBAY, THE LAUGHING BUDDHA, ROYALTY, CAFE PRATO – FOUR SEASONS

 

7 Late Night Food Spots in Kolkata

The people of Kolkata have good food to tuck in at any point of the day. If ‘luchi’ makes a kind size breakfast, their ‘maacher jhol’ is a luscious lunch followed by ‘jhalmuri’ in snacks and may be some wholesome ‘biriyani’ for dinner. Rasogolla, payesh or sandesh are always there to offer a sweet tooth.

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The foodies of Kolkata
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Yet the foodies of Kolkata wanted more to this. Hunger pangs hit them in the middle of the night and thus, the city now hosts some eateries that are open late night to serve you food.

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Night life in Kolkata
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During your city hopping across Kolkata, do check-in these restaurants to tuck in some excellent dishes.

Someplace Else

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Inside Someplace Else
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One of the pioneer in the pub culture of Kolkata, Someplace Else has is a renowned choice among the nocturnal citizens of Kolkata. Other than unusual drinks and food, the live performances of top notch musicians drive crowds to the place. The British architecture and the European cuisine is sure to add memory to your gastronomic ventures in the city.

Alfresco – The Lalit Great Eastern

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Seating arrangement in Alfresco
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One of the best choices you can make when it comes to 24X7 restaurants in Kolkata. Availability of both Indian and international cuisine adds reason for you to be here. A sandwich, a plate of noodles or a chilled ice cream – they serve you every mood at any point of the day. Also, they have a wide range of drinks which adds zing the place.

Codfather

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Dishes at Codfather
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Kolkata and its affair with fish is an age old love story. Contributing to the duo, this new restaurant serves seafood in Italian and Continental style. If that’s a new dish for you, then the place has more.

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Entrance of Codfather
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Soup, burger, chicken, prawns – altogether awaits a versatile food fair you can’t afford to miss.

Nocturne

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Party at Nocturne
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As the name gives, this place is open till late night to stimulate your buds with scrumptious delicacies. To stir your senses, their chilled drinks are an added attraction. For an electrifying experience you can be at their dance floor or check-in the cosy café for a cosmic conversation. The place has ample in option for you. You got to make the right choice for an unforgettable venture.

Tantra

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Tantra, the biggest bar in Kolkata
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Better known as Kolkata’s largest bar, this pulsates with an irresistible magic created with food, booze, music and fun. Host a private party and groove with your favorite bunch of people. Or you can check-in late at night to rejuvenate your mind and soul, after a tiring day at work.

Azad Hind Dhaba

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Entrance of Azad Hind Dhaba
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Don’t let your insomnia waste at home. Drive to any of the nearest branch of this popular dhaba, and you are sure to be served great Punjabi food. From tadkas to tikkas, they are all set to serve you from noon to 2AM at night. The dhaba has been counted among top ten in the country many a times.

Don Giovanni’s
To pamper your food cravings, this 24X7 eatery is always an option. From Chinese to Indian, the menu is wide varied which leaves you with many choices to decide from. Their efficient delivery crew drops in your order at the earliest for you end with a happy experience.

7 Restaurants You Can’t Miss in Bhubaneswar

Bhubaneswar, the capital of Orissa has a rich history dating almost 2000 years back. Named after Lord Tribhuvanewar, the city started its journey as a cluster of villages and is now under Modi government’s Smart City Mission Programme.

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The city of Bhubaneshwar
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The journey has been possible due to the emerging number of engineering colleges, management institutes and other vocational institutions.

Designed by German architect Otto Königsberger in 1946 it’s now a metropolitan area that homes to scores of metal and IT industries.

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Aerial view of Bhubaneshwar
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Due to cluster of industries, academic institutions the city of Bhubaneshwar is witnessing a rise in population. Monuments and architectures still attract lots of tourists to this city.

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Parsurameswar Temple, Bhubaneshwar
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As human counts are in a rise, the number of eateries and restaurants are increasing at the same time. Their attempt is to cater some new kind of food and reach the maximum consumers possible.

Thus, once in Bhubaneshwar you may be confused where to start your culinary expedition from. Here are restaurants you cannot miss once you reach Bhubaneswar.

Barabati Restaurant

Barabati Restaurant, Bhuwaneshwar P.C.: http://goo.gl/rlF3FF

Barabati Restaurant, Bhubaneshwar
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This simple and small eatery that has earned its fame for Punjabi cuisine. Their chicken dishes with Indian breads are among the best you get in Bhubaneshwar. The restaurant also has Chinese delicacies in the menu. Opt for Punjabi or Chinese food, at the end you are sure to leave the place with a happy heart.

Tangerine 9

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Interiors of Tangerine 9
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The restaurant serves two contrasting cuisines- Punjabi & Chinese. Yet their hall of fame is Punjabi. Their meat dishes with Indian bread or rice will keep you finger licking for quite some time. Portions are also big here and hence, check the menu thorough and place your order.

Shanghai Express

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Shanghai Express, Bhuwanwshwar
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The restaurant is located in New Marrion Hotel, Janpath and as the name clearly depicts, it’s a Chinese eatery. However, they do not limit to traditional Chinese dishes and have added an Indian touch to each of the dish making it Indo-Chinese in nature. The fusion tastes awesome and it’s evident from the long queue of food lovers the restaurant gets every day.

Soul of China

When the name has ‘China’, the food has to be Chinese. They restrict to authentic Chinese recipes and the menu also has certain platters from various ends of Southeast Asia. It’s not easy to decide from their long menu. Hence, take an aid from the crew and staff, to get the best of dishes on your table.

The Zaika

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The Zaika
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Among the too many Chinese options you have in Bhubaneshwar, The Zaika is a popular name. Its location in the busy Lewis Road, often worries foodies about the hygiene and food quality. But they indeed stand out in maintaining a calm and sober ambiance to serve the best of Chinese food. Their seafood grills are also worth an attempt.

Berry’s

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Romance at Berry’s
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Alike any other Indian city, Bhubaneshwar is also flooded with loads of love birds. Eating in a crowded restaurant of course hampers their privacy. For these young souls, the city has options for romantic restaurants. In the genre, Bery’s is quite an old pick from now. The food range is indeed long here, and the popular list includes sizzlers and mocktails. If you are in the city with your loved one, then this is the ideal place to be.

Silver Streak

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A chicken preparation at the Silver Streak
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The same restaurant has three outlets across Bhubaneshwar. In all three, the available food choice is Chinese. However, their scrumptious dishes have contributed to many long lasting love stories. Wherever in Bhubaneshwar, you got to find any one of its branches close to you.

 

5 Best Vegetarian Dhabas in Amritsar

Mumbai might be the Bollywood city, Delhi is called the nation’s capital, Kolkata is known as the City of Joy, what is the other name of Amritsar?

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A panoramic view of Amritsar
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Well, if you are linking it to the Golden Temple, then wrong thoughts. Amritsar, is also the culinary capital of India.

Golden Temple, Amritsar P.C.: http://goo.gl/c0aK8q

Golden Temple, Amritsar
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In fact, tourists who visit the city invariably devote in two rituals – visit the Golden temple and hog the best of food to their utmost capacities.

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A typical veg Punjabi thali
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However, in this trend vegetarians often fall short in exploration as they spend a lot of time to fetch veg food hubs of Amritsar. So that veggy tourists can spend more time finger licking food than searching for restaurants, BYT lists top eight vegetarian dhabas in Amritsar.

They are not only popular for the food, but also as places to be when you are in a travel mode in the city of Amritsar.

New Kundan Dhaba

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Entrance of New Kundan Dhaba
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Serving the people Amritsar for years now, this dhaba underwent a renovation recently. That not only gave a new look to the place but also added glamour to the food plates served. Their menu is crisp and short, which makes it easy to decide. You also have options for half plate food, which leaves scope for lost of food to try.

Famous Kulcha Corner

 

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Hot kulchas with butter
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It’s not alone the Golden temple. When you are in Amritsar, you have too many temples to visit. In the list, an important one is Mata Temple at Rani Ka Bagh. If that’s your destination today, then do hit by this near-by dhaba. A pure vegetarian food hub here you get too much of paranthas and puris to try. Desserts are also worth a try in this dhaba.

Krishna Madhur Mishthan Bhandar Vaishno Dhaba

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The entrance of the dhaba
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The place has ample amount of food and equal amount of dessert. So when you start eating, do leave space so that you can tuck their delicious desserts at the end. Combining food and desserts, their list is too long. Thus, keep ample time in hand when you visit the place. The place is meant for wholesome meals over snacks or tucks.

All India Famous Amritsari Kulcha

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The making of Kulcha
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Your trip to Amritsar will be really incomplete without a visit to this dhaba. While the food on plate is going to touch your bud, the making of it wills surely grab your attention. Skilled craftsmen are continuously preparing kulchas and the sight of which will keep you drooling. Once here, you don’t need a menu. Select your stuffing for the kulcha while the chana, chutney and onions are fixed for all plates.

Brother’s Dhaba

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A look of Brother’s Dhaba
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Calling this dhaba will be wrong. The menu and the ambiance have much more than a mere dhaba. They even have south Indian and Chinese platters all set to sevre you. Order anything, the taste and texture of the food will surely make this one of your favorite place in Amritsar. The dhaba usually remains crowded and thus keep little time in hand, when you head here.

Bharawan Da Dhaba

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Menu card at Bharwan Da Dhaba
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This one is always crowded. If you are ready to fight for good food among many people, then only be here. It’s not a place with sober or calm ambiance. Yet, keeping the scrumptious menu in mind, it’s worth to jostle in the crowd for your plate of dal makhni, lachcha paratha or anything else. They have a typical Punjabi dhaba menu where the parathas are claimed to be the best in the city.

 

7 Dishes to Have an Elegant Christmas Dinner

When it comes to Christmas, food is a serious is affair. Everyone awaits the day and specially the food and the events more than anything else. Thus most of us keep looking for inspirations for the day’s menu and bring up something deliciously different to celebrate the festival.

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Royal Feast on Christmas
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Food being an important part of the Christmas celebration, menu is crafted considering the preferences of each family member and includes all the rich dishes.

Here a list of some dishes BYT suggests for you to make the feast memorable this year.

Main Course:

Mughlai Biryani

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Flavoursome Mughlai Biryani
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Chicken is prepared in Moghul style with addition of rich spices and flavor. The biryani always adds the royal touch to a feast. The exotic spices used in the dish let out a wonderful aroma which dominates over the other preparations for the feast.  For best taste marinate the chicken at least 6-7 hours prior to cooking.

Tandoori Roast Cockeral

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Mouth-watering Chicken Roast
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Taking into account that most Indians struggle to cook the massive turkey, Roast Cockeral is one the best alternative for it on Christmas. Chicken Roast can easy if you prepare it following a series of steps. The marinating of the chicken for the roast is the most important part of this cooking and flavors take up to 8hours to build up in the chicken before cooking. The meat turns tender, soft and juicy once it is prepared.

Pork Vindaloo

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Pork Vindaloo
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This dish is a mixed bag of spicy, sweet, hot and tangy taste. Usually consumed with both rice and salad, Pork Vindaloo is a Goan dish which includes vinegar and garlics as the main ingredients, hence the name. Pork steak is infused with the rich spices of India and requires slow cooking. People now-a-days tame the dish as per their requirements.

Stuffed Mushroom Caps with Cheese

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Mushroom Stuffed with Delight
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This is a simple dish to cook yet tastes amazing. Mushroom caps are sautéed and are filled with spicy creamy mixture which can have ingredients of your preference. The preparation of this dish requires baking offering a real treat to the taste buds.

Desserts:
Cakes and pies are an important part of Christmas celebration. The traditions include exchanging platter of sweets with relatives and neighbors, thus sweets are prepared in bulk and everyone their delicacies to stand out.

Christmas Fruit Cake

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Cake with Fruit Candies and nuts
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This dense cake is filled with rich nuts and fruits in the candy form. This preparation is more popularly called the Plum cake. However not everyone can master this dish. Tip: let the cake sit longer it the tin to make it tastier.

Red Velvet Choco Chip cookies

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Red Velvet Choco cookies
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This dish is yet another very tasty preparation for Christmas. If you have ready to make red velvet cake mix the preparation of these cookies get easier. If you want this dish to be vegetarian you can replace the eggs with butter. Kids absolutely love this preparation.

Chocolate Walnut Fudge

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Tempting Walnut Fudge
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Often cooked on this festival, Chocolate Walnut Fudge is a rich preparation of a chocolate brownie with addition of walnuts. The walnuts can be replaced using any other nut of your preference. The cake is a sheer temptation and cannot be resisted by anyone.

Christmas Plum Cake: Soaking and Baking Tips

Christmas is synonymous with the word cakes. Cakes make an important part of the feast on this festival. The practice of baking cakes on this day can be traced back to ancient times and the tradition is still followed by most. Middle ages saw the introduction of fruit cakes as in those day dried fruits and nuts were not affordable by all.

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Fluffy and Soft Christmas Plum cake
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The unique thing about fruit cakes that set it apart from the other cakes is that its preparation starts long before it is actually baked. The fruits, generally dried ones, are soaked in alcohol that acts as both a preservative and adds flavor to the cake.

The fruits and nuts are soaked in rum weeks or months prior to baking so that they can imbibe in the moisture and turn soft. The goodness of rum enters into the fruits that taste heavenly. The mixture used for soaking is generally rum and caramel.

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Traditional Plum cake
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Families follow traditional recipes for the preparation of this cakes that have been handed down over the generations. The sinfully yummy cake fills in your home with heavenly aroma while being baked.

So if it’s your first time trying out culinary skills at baking a fruit cake, we are here to help you out with  basic and easy tips.

Soaking

  • This part of the recipe should be done a month before Christmas or by the end of November. For novice bakers, it is important that you soak the fruits in the right mixture.

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    Fruit soaked in Rum
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  • Soaking is generally done in either rum or brandy
  • Add the dry fruits of your choice. Usually raisins and dried grapes are added in abundance.
  • A week later dates are added to the mixture.

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    Fruits bottled up in Jar
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  • After bottling the fruits, keep shaking them periodically to keep the fruits wet.
  • The bottle is kept in dark.

Baking

  • Most of us complain that the fruits sink down at the bottom of the cake. To meet this problem, coat the fruits with flour before adding them to the batter.christmas 13 533
  • To experience the best taste, make sure that the ingredients used are all fresh.
  • If you miss on soaking period or dislike alcohol, you can carry out soaking overnight before the baking day.
  • The batter should be thick and have the consistency to be scooped out.
  • The cake tastes much better if it is baked 2-3 days before having it. Meanwhile, do not let the cake dry after being baked. Keep brushing it with rum to keep it moist.
  • The caramel syrup added to the batter should be thick so as not to loosen the mixture.
  • Never bake in a cold oven. Preheating is always suggested.

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    Enjoy Christmas with Tempting Cakes
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6 Uses of Leftover Christmas Chocolate

Christmas is synonymous to cake and chocolate. One just can’t celebrate Christmas without either of them. Be it making at home or receiving it as gifts, chocolates are everyone’s favourite. Sugar addicts and chocoholics always find a way to escape in the world of chocolates. However, we all receive these choco gifts in bulk every Christmas where at end of the festival we have no clue how to use these chocolate leftovers.

No wonder chocolates never get wasted but we can also get creative and alter their form into something more interesting and savouring.

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Get Creative with leftover Christmas Chocolate
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Here take a quick look at how you can utilize your leftover Christmas chocolates.

Chocolate Cookies

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Sinfully Delicious Choco cookies
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The first thought that comes to our mind is cookies. You can chop down the leftover chocolates into small chips and add in to the dough before baking. Luscious cookies are ready to eat!

Baked Doughnuts

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Irresistible Crispy Doughnuts
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Heat the leftover chocolate in saucepan and add cream to it. Let it melt and smoothen. Turn the heat off and let the mixture thicken. Dip the previously prepared doughnuts in this mixture and serve when dry. Could serve a great morning treat!

Fudge Brownie Pops

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Delightful Fudge Brownie Pops
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Easy to make these pops are rich and moist and are incredibly tasty. All you need to do is prepare brownies, crumble them and prepare soft balls out of it using corn syrup. This is followed by dipping the balls in molten chocolate and then dredging them in nuts. Serve the dish once the chocolate is dry.

Choco Almond Tart

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Almond Choco Tart
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Roast almonds and add them to a batter of flour eggs, sugar, vanilla, cane syrup, butter and lots of chocolate. Baked the mixture in tart pan and cool it. Rich and chocolaty tart is ready to eat!

Chocolate Pudding

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Smooth and rich pudding
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Dark chocolates are usually leftover at the end of Christmas. This year you can put that leftover chocolates to use with this recipe. Add milk to a mixture of granulated sugar, unsweetened cocoa, corn starch and salt and bring to boil. Let it thicken and then add dark chocolates to it followed by vanilla. Serve it in small bowls and wrap it up with plastic cover and refrigerate for 4 hours. Serve chilled.

Baked Chocolate Mousse

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Chocolate Mousse
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The sinfully delicious mousse can be prepared just like any other mousse followed by addition of lots of chocolate to it. The best way to taste leftover chocolates in a more relishing way.

So, this year get creative with Christmas Chocolate leftovers and transform them into anything you like.

Indo-Western Fusion Food to Relish This Diwali

Fusion cuisine is the new flavour of the season. Nothing tastes better when you can blend your preferences from two different cuisines. The amalgamation can be done with any dish be it two regional or international. We always look for food that offers variety and that’s what makes fusion food more delighting. Food choices in India have developed over time and thus making it more open to fusion of cuisines. This combination of food is apt for foodies who love to try out nre things and relish the taste of diversity.

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Fusion Food
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Take a look at the some very interesting and exciting fusion dishes one must definitely try.

Masala Quesadilla

Masala Quesadilla:  Mexican delight with Indian touch.  P.C:http://goo.gl/WkTBTi

Masala Quesadilla: Mexican delight with Indian touch.
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The toasted tortilla, a speciality from Mexico, is usually served stuffed with cheese inside. However, to add a taste of Indian food to it one might customize the stuffing as per their preferences. Masala Quesadilla comprises of a filling of sautéed vegetables to which Indian spices are added like garam masala, garlic, ginger and scrambled egg. This Indo-Western fusion is sure to take your taste buds to a yummy ride.

Spinach Pizza

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Healthy Food: Spinach Pizza
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There are people who hate spinach as much as they love having pizza. But the fusion of these two is undoubtedly an irresistible combo. Spinach Pizza is nothing but spinach leaves added to a normal pizza. This dish not only tastes different but also serves as very healthy one.

Sweet Potato Veggie Burger

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A perfect fusion: Sweet Potato Veggie Burger
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I am sure you must have tried a variety of burgers before but this one is far more different and tastes deliciously wonderful. The ingredients of this mystery fusion preparation includeblack pepper sprinkled on slices of sweet potato that are added to the layers of the burger. The dish tastes sweet and tangy. A delicious combination!

Chilli Jam Brinjal

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Chilli Jam Brinjal
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Sweet and chilli is different combo that doesn’t appeal to many. But there is a certain proportion which is to be maintained while adding both of these ingredients for the magic to work. The recipe comprises of cooking aubergines in Hot and sweet sauce which makes it spicy as well as sweet at the same time.

Herbal Pasta

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Herbal Pasta
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Indian spices change the flavour in a very delightful way. Be it a Spanish pasta or Mexican Quesadilla. If you are a vegetarian you would definitely love this fusion of pasta and lot of green and colourful vegetables. All you need to do is cook the mixed vegetables in Indian spices followed by tossing it in the pre-boiled pasta and add some ketchup to make it taste more Indian.

Theme Restaurants In Pune

Pune, the modern and the mega metropolis of Maharashtra is presently the ninth most populated city in India. As the city becomes a hub for globalization since the 1990s, there has been significant alteration in the panoramic and cultural attitude of the city.

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City life, Pune
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As cultural outlook altered, so did change the culinary choices offered to its people and tourists. In this span of renaissance that the food sector of Pune experienced, theme restaurants emerged as a successful trend. It was a new attempt yet the people responded positive to it. Resultantly the present number of theme restaurants is on a rising trend under various categories.

BYT lists four themes that gained immense response and recognition from the people of Pune.

Bollywood
The proximity to the B-town definitely left an impact on the people of Pune. Keeping a note on this, eateries like ‘Sholay’ and ‘Eatmore 70mm’ came up where once you step in, its Bollywood showcased at the minimal. In fact, to keep it simpler, Sholay limits its décor to the popular Big Bachchan film of 1975. Though both the eateries limit to authentic Indian food, yet their difference in approach to Indian cinema has made both popular among the people of Pune.

Eatmore 70mm P.C.: https://goo.gl/IQyKEo

Eatmore 70mm
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Railway
The idea of eating inside an artificial train always excites keeping the limit of space yet joy of sharing that happens when we travel. Now you can experience the same without planning a trip. If in Pune, head to ‘Sahib Sindh Sultan’ or ‘Silver Metro’, and you will feel like hogging in the railway compartments. Even if built on the same idea, the two differ from each other as one is the regular mainstream train you can think of and the other is fluffed with lots of luxury and class giving new idea to public about royal commute.

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Interiors of Silver Metro
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Rural India
Ask the people who have been in Pune for long. Many miss the tranquility and calm environment that the city had far distant from today’s humdrum. To not let people the old Pune, restaurants like ‘Village’ have come up. These two are based on interiors and sculptures inspired from rural India aiming to put a break to the monotony of city life among the people of Pune. Once here, along with beauty you also get an addition of the simple food that Indians prefer at times.

Village, Pune P.C.: https://goo.gl/fqvqrr

Village, Pune
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Forest
Ask a kid or a senior citizen, the idea of eating in the forest is always interesting and amusing. To not let the people of Pune miss it in their busy schedule, forest themed restos are all set in the city. Named as ‘Serengeti’ and ‘Gufaa’, they have the forest set up at the core yet very different in composition. While one is a rain forest, the other is a main stream jungle- very dense and dark. To know which one has either of the two, you got to check in here soon!

Gufaa P.C: https://goo.gl/6LGvO0

Gufaa
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5 Recipes to Try Out This Navaratri

The onset of Autumn in India marks the beginning of the series of celebrations and festivals. The festive season rolls out with Navaratri. The occasion lasts for nine days filled with celebrations and fasting. You must be wondering how come festivals be fun without food. Well then here’s the catch- The fasting comprises of intake of certain food which is surprisingly irresistible and mouth-watering. The deity is worshipped for her significance as the universal power.

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Highlights From Navaratri Celebrations
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Here I have compiled a list of the 5 best recipes one can savour this Navaratri.

Sabudana Kheer

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Sabudana Kheer
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This is an Indian dessert that is usually cooked while fasting as per the traditions. The recipe is quite easy and can be cooked in less than 20 minutes or so. All you need is tapioca grain pearls, milk and dry fruits. The pudding is usually served hot flavoured with cardamom and saffron. The thicker and denser the ‘kheer’ is, the more delicious it tastes.

Singhare K Atte K Samose

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Samosa
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This all-time favourite tea time snack is worth gorging on. The ‘samosas’ are cooked out of water chestnut flour. As per your own tastes you can prepare the filling and deep fry these triangular dumplings.

Sheera

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Sheera
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It is a sure hit dessert among most Indians. The ‘bhog’ that is offered to the deity is incomplete without ‘sheera’. The basic ingredient is semolina, milk and ghee. The dish perfectly justifies our love for sugary preparations. Interestingly, this dessert is cooked is almost every part of the nation yet is known with different names. So, if you love indulging in sweet dishes, you must put on your cooking gloves to try this one out.

Banana Walnut Lassi

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Banana Walnut Lassi
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This filling drink boosts you up while fasting. The delicious preparation comprises of the goodness of walnut, milk, yogurt and banana. The bananas used are preferably sweet to avoid the addition of extra sugar to keep the drink carb-free. One can garnish it with raisins and cashews.

Aloo Tamatar ki Sabzi

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Aloo Ki Sabzi
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‘Aloo’ is an absolute favourite of all. Tomato is the most versatile ingredient that can find its place in most of the dishes. This particular preparation is cooked while fasting and thus includes no garlic or onions.  To make the dish tastier, you can shallow fry the baby potatoes before adding them to the rich thick gravy.

10 Must Try Food Of Durga Puja

Not even a month left for Durga Puja, but the spree is on. Those who believe Bengal as the only state to celebrate this Goddess of Power are mistaking.

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Durga Puja Celebration
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Durga Puja is now a worldwide affair where communities of Bengalis or Hindus cluster to re-live the five days of happiness and joy. Though Bengal in India is known to be the best, others are also stepping forward to make their pujas grandeur and grace.

What are the attractions in a Durga Puja?

The goddess, the dhak(drum), the styling crowd, the dhunuchi(incense stick) – yes, these are severe attractions in this much awaited festival of the year.

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A glimpse Of Dhunuchi Naach
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But above everything stands the attraction of food.

Communities or families celebrating Durga Puja generally limit to vegetarian food choice during these five days. But the food they relish are symbols of luxury and ecstasy. They are scrumptious and superb. Non Bengalis or distant people take part in the puja considering food as a major appeal.

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Durga Puja Prasad
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So, if you are also in plan to participate in this religious conglomerate then do not miss the following culinary delights for an extensive gastronomic plunge. They are completely vegetarian and thus, any foodie can take the trial.

Luchi

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Hot Luchi
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Luchi, is a deep fried Indian bread known that can be consumed in breakfast, lunch or dinner that is, at any point of the day. Usually after fast for anjali or worshipping the Goddess, people break their fast with Luchi. A curry spicy or sweet is usually served with this to tantalize your buds. The same is offered to the Goddess as ‘prasad’.

Cholar Dal

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A bowl of Cholar Dal
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As told earlier, Luchi needs a curry with it. A yellow based curry is preferred and Cholar dal is the most common serving with it. It’s a kind of pulse that tastes sweet and dry fruits or coconuts are added to enhance its taste. Served hot, you can have bowls of it without any side dishes.

Labra

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Yumm LAbra Curry
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Labra is a vegetarian dry curry composed of different vegetables that is served in main course. Labra tastes spicy and necessarily needs a rice dish to accompany it. Culinary professionals or experts can only prepare this dish as it needs slow cooking and advanced culinary skills.

Khichudi

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A Plate OF Khichudi
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This is a rice combination completely yellow in color made of veggies and spices. It’s healthy and can be gulped by children and senior citizens too. It’s soft and delectable which is offered to almost all deities worshipped in the span of Durga Puja. Community puja or associations distribute this as prasad among large crowds.

Aam’er Chutney

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Aam’er Chutney
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Chutney is a kind of sauce served right before dessert in the course of an Indian meal. The specialty here is the use of ‘aam’ or mango. Green mangoes are used to make this giving it a tangy taste. It rejuvenates the tongue and sets it for the delicious desserts in queue.

Sandesh

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Different kinds of Sandesh
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nolengur-sondeshNo celebration in India is complete without sweets. Similarly, no Durga Puja can be over without ‘sandesh’. It’s a dry sweet that has a long history and originated from confectionaries of Bengal. The sweet has variety and is a popular choice on the last day of celebration, right after immersion of the idol.

Payesh

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Payesh, The Dessert
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The meals of Durga Puja usually end with ‘payesh’ on each of the five days. This milk based preparation is made varied by adding rice, carrots, gourd and different ingredients to it. Its sweet and soft and is directly offered as Prasad to the deity.

Polao

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Polao
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A sweet rice that is served usually in lunch. Cashews, raisins and more are added to the rice in order to make you crave for more. Lots of ghee and less of spices makes this everyone’s favorite. Addition of kesar makes this more out of the box from regular food.

Phulkopir Torkari

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Phoolkopir Torkari
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A simple cauliflower curry that will keep you drooling once you taste. You can have this with rice or any sort of Indian bread. It’s indeed spicy and at times potatoes are included to raise the taste of it. Its oily and rich, thus be careful about the portion.

Potoler Dorma

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Potoler Dorma
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Potol is a green vegetable that is called ‘parval’ in hindi and pointed gourd in English. On a daily basis when this veggie is prepared its dull and boring. When it’s in the ‘dorma’ form, with a filling inside it tastes flavorsome. Fillings of paneer or vegetables are added to the simple green gourd to make it an extra ordinary affair.

Hope that adds lots to your list and Happy Puja, in advance.

Top 3 Barbecue Restaurants In Bangalore

With progressive growth in the food sector of Bangalore, now the city has indeed uncountable number of restaurants.

Restaurants here are now sub categorized based on the sort of ambiance, area, music and mainly food. The food based branching out of restaurants makes it easy for food seekers to get the sort of eatery they fetch at the right time.

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A PAnoramic View Of Bangalore
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A major chunk of Bangalore is showing increasing interest in barbecue food. What it includes is the main item of your platter is roasted or grilled till soft and tender in fire. Along with this, additions of sauces and salads make it a good meal in a day. One must agree to the fact that barbecue foods are completely safe for the body and is a good intake over the junk. That might be another reason for its growing popularity.

Bangaloreans showcased budding interest in this sort of food and thus have multiple barbecue eateries mushrooming within the city. Now the citizens only find it difficult to decide which restaurant to go for when it comes it barbecue food.

Thus the BYT team brings in a fresh chart of the best 5 barbecue hangouts that you can’t afford to miss once in Bangalore. Have a look:

The Terrace – Tandoor & Grill – Fortune Park JP Celestial
The restaurant emerged along the green grass spread of the Race Course as a north Indian food joint. Over time, now it’s a popular choice for roasts and grills. They provide ample options in veg and non-veg and hence, it’s gluing more people. Surroundings and services are simple compared to the exotic palates they serve on table.

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Food In Display At The Terrace – Tandoor & Grill
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Punjab Grill
If you know the Forum Mall of Kormangala, then you surely have noticed this place. It’s right diagonally opposite. Here the food has gathered crowds for their overdose of Indianism in the food. Spices, aroma and taste of what they serve in table really represent Indian cuisine. They serve hot and fresh and hence, on your visit getting it overcrowded is a common issue. Better reserve a table before you bounce.

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Food In Punjab Grill
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Barbeque Factory
If you take a few walks around Kormangala in a weekend you will find several groups of men and women searching for good restaurants. It’s not that there is lack of good food in this area, its just the options are too much. Here, this one is another food joint that is a tough peer when it comes to barbecue food. They have earned the fame and competitors are failing too climb up the class. If you peep in here, try to be there with their buffet plans. The buffet is long and will frame a lasting memory for you. They have a branch in Indiranagar, another food zone of the Silicon City.

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A Special Dish OF Barbecue Factory
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To know more about these restaurants and to reserve – please click on link below:
http://www.bytplus.com/bangalore/barbecue-restaurants-in-bangalore

 

Top 3 Upcoming Restaurants In Bangalore

Good food seekers are plenty in number in the city of Bangalore.

After the whole week of hostel food or the wholesome grabs from the office canteen, good food is a blessing in the weekend. Bangaloreans wait with bated breath when the finger licking plates will be done for them. Of the innumerable food spots of the city they make sure they end in the best ones for experience and culinary satisfaction.

To add more varieties to these culinary freaks of the southern Indian metropolitan, some more restaurants are soon to be launched.

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The City Of Bangalore
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BookYourTable shares the details of these soon-to-be yours venues, so that you can bump in without much delay.

Social
Waiting in the long queue of the Church Street bar will no more be needed? This year, the city will get two more of Social added to the restaurant,cafe and bar list. The total number hits three and thus, access to Social will be easier in terms of distance and crowd. Those who have been to this chain of bars know their talent in pocket friendly drinks along with good grabs. Those who are new to the business, simply hold on. Visit as they launch the new destinations for a gala experience.

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Social
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Rasta One Place
Oh you guessed it right. It’s a sub branch of Rasta Café. Many times we skip Rasta Café plans for the distance we have to travel. To easy the issue, Rasta mastermind Raksha Ram and Prashant is all set to gift Bengaluru with its next mid night solutions. Live performances too are of a different height at the Rasta outlets. The new Rasta have lot of new things in-store for you – football, snooker and the rest to be revealed once they make a move.

Rasta One Place P.C.: https://goo.gl/r40fyH

Rasta One Place
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Blue Frog
Another Church Street restaurant that is getting a branch is Blue Frog. The official website discloses no plans of the owner and hence we too keep it hush hush. From the other outlets it has in Mumbai and Pune all that we can say is, hold your breath Bangaloreans. They will enter with a difference – both in food and in music.

Good luck Namma Bengaluru. Let us know who wins the tough battle among the three.