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3 Sikh Restaurateurs of Amritsar

Roads of Amritsar, the culinary capital of India flood with street vendors serving the best of food experiences. As the city homes to the Sikh community, most of these roadside foodpreneurs are also Sikh by origin. It’s indeed wonderful to see how the Sikhs are making money through food business in Amritsar. Most of their establishments, are tiny dhabas, devoid of geographical space yet the plates are sure to tempt your for a culinary drive.

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A Sikh in front of the Golden Temple, Amritsar
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Thus, BYT food experts lists few of the Sikh restaurateurs of Amritsar, whom you got to bid a ‘hi’and taste their culinary experiments when you reach here.

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Sikhs are great foodies
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Giani Tea Stall

Gurmit Singh has monopolized the tea business of Amritsar with the hot creamy glass of chai he serves. Don’t utter a mug or cup here, as glass is the standard term for ordering in this tea stall at Cooper Road. His breakfast menu has received appreciation from Bollywood celebrities like Ranbir Kapoor for the steaming hot kachoris or English style butter toasts he starts offering from 5 in the morning.

S. Surjan Singh Milk Bhandar

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Lassi making
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Drop in for a fresh glass of yoghurt lassi here and that is sure to make one of your meals. Located near Chowk Regent Cinema, here one gets the frothiest and one of the best lassi in Amritsar. This is counted as the ideal example of Punjabi Lassi. Flocks of tourists keep visiting the place not alone for the lassi, but to get a feel of his other milk products like curd, white butter, cream, milk cake or peda.

Surjit Food Plaza 

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Entrance of Surjit Food Plaza
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Another well-known Sikh food entrepreneur in the city is Surjit Singh, with his food outlet Surjit Food Plaza specializing in both vegetarian and non vegetarian grills and kebab. He serves it hot on the table, making it a lip smacking affair with salads and sauces. The red color tantalize your sight while the robust grill aroma is sure to make you fall in love with the Surjit restaurant.

Drool! 5 Non-Veg Dhabas in Amritsar

After a sneak peek over the vegetarian dhabas in the city of Amritsar, it’s time to check the non-veg ones.

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The city of Amritsar
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Choices and options of non veg eateries is varied in the city of Amritsar, bur heading to these dhabas will give you a  feel and touch of their local cuisine, aroma and delicacies added with the meat or fish of your choice.

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Dhabas of Amritsar
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BYT lists the best non-veg dhabas you cannot miss when in the city of Amritsar:

Chawlas 2

This national food chain has almost 80 outlets across the country though it started its journey from Amritsar. Thus, even if you have been to their eatery before, being in the Amritsar one has an added heritage to grab your attention. The place is renowned for ‘Cream Chicken’, a dish started by Late S. Attar Singh Chawla, who first used milk, cream and spices to prepare a meat based dish. If not a fan of chicken, then their Amritsari Fish is another highlight of the menu. The restaurant recently became news with its business ventures travelling overseas to South Africa, New Zealand, UK and so on.

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Cream Chicken at Chawlas 2
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Parkash Dhaba

An indeed tiny shabby restaurant where you might think twice before stepping in. But believe the BYT food experts and do drop in for their mutton curry. Prepared with minimal ingredients like onion and garam masala, this is a light meat preparation that makes a gaga combo with a plate of hot steam rice or plain kulchas you get here. The restaurant has a branch at Maqool Road and if you end there, the curry can be supplemented with tikka, grills and kebab.

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Mutton Curry
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Beera

Tandoor from the typical Punjabi kitchen has always been an irresistible affair and to experience that at the best, Beera is the ultimate destination. Their hall of fame is Chicken Tandoori. Foodies also appreciate their serve of Fish Fry with Keema Naan. Balbir Singh Bheera, the owner hand picks every chicken served in the eatery and marinates it himself before the grill sessions. The restaurant receives heavy crowd at all times of the day and thus, you got to spare sometime in waiting queue before fetching yourself a seat.

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Tandoori Chicken at Beera
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Makhan Dhaba

This one is a paradise for fish lovers and is most popular for the Amritsari Fish they serve. Added to their fish bouquet, Chilly Fish and Fish Fry are also favorite for many. For fish, their standout factor is that every plate is prepared in mustard oil which adds to the flavor and aroma. Along with fish, they have abundant chicken recipes that you can pick from. The list includes Butter Chicken, Kadhai Chicken, Chicken Curry, Masala Chicken and Lemon chicken all prepared in authentic Indian or Punjabi style.

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Entrance of Makhan Da Dhaba
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Pal da Dhaba

Located near Hathi gate, this one is the ultimate place for a bowl of hot ‘paya’ soup. This is an Indian stew prepared with mutton, chilli, lentil and garam masala. Crowds gather and wait till they get their turn for a bowl of paya soup. If you find the paya soup too simple and bland, you can combine it with a plate of hot Keema parathas making it a heavy combination.

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 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
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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.

8 Trends Indian Foodies Will Embrace In 2016

2016 is here finally. The year 2015 saw a hell lot of openings of restaurants and without a shadow of doubt the year was remarkably great for the food industry. While we ate excellent food and sipped amazing drinks last year, we look forward to a brighter new year in the same perspective.

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What’s Trending in Food space
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The year gave us plenty of memorable eating experiences and as the year wrapped up many made resolutions and follow the latest healthy trends in food and drinks. This also brings to our notice that 2015 had also been a personal-health conscious year where many healthy foods were in vogue and are likely to continue in 2016 as well.

Here take a look at what the New Year has in store for the Indian foodies.

Keeping up a Simple Menu

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Simplicity in Food
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Sophistication can be best defined in terms of simplicity as they say. The year 2015 saw cooking reverting to simple basics and the trend seems to continue this year too. As molecular gastronomy is increasingly becoming popular in India, foodies are also turning towards preparation with the simplest recipes and less of ingredients.

Food is Going Local

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Hyer-local services trending
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The emergence of hyper-local food startups in India has changed the way people here order food and groceries. The local souring has become the new trend amongst the foodies where they prefer consuming locally produced vegetable and much more.

Wholesome Food is in

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Wholesome food
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Unprocessed for is no more the cup of tea for Indian foodies. There is also an increasing aversion for the sugar and people look forward to a healthier lifestyle. People are happy to pay more for wholesome food that is fresh and unprocessed.

Go Green

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Turn Vegan
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Although there isn’t a significant change, many meat eaters turned vegetarian in the last year and the trend seems to see a new high in 2016. In the view to avoid diet-driven health crisis, people are following the west to accept herbivorism. Yet regardless, chicken, meat and fish is what drives most of the food culture in India. Match or the green tea powder is expected to the show stealer this year.

Going Global

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Indian Street Food reaching Big Restaurants
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When a section of the population is turning to a healthy lifestyle, meanwhile the chaats and the irresistible street food of India is going global. These mouth-watering delights have made way to the fine dining restaurants considering that an Indian foodie possibly cannot resist the street food. Thus the New Year would see a lot of fusion food in the restaurants.

Pop-Up Party

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Pop-Up Party Food Stall
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2015 didnt see enough of this and thus it would make way to the New Year. Food stalls set up in big hotels presenting the guests with specialized cuisines is what getting hotter in the food space. They are bringing up lesser known preparations from various parts of the nation taking them back to the roots.

Welcome More Global Food

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2016 would see more from the world cuisine
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Food curious people are sure to experience an even better year as new trends and world cuisines would reflect everywhere in the food space. More specialized cuisines will enter the Indian food market. Along with home delivery trend reaching its peak in 2016, European and Japanese food will also uptrend. Presentations and international ingredients will also take the foodies by storm.

Theme Based Restaurants

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Theme based restaurants is the next big thing
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India would embrace more of concept based restaurant this year. Foodies will focus on getting access to concept-driven experiences. Theme based restaurants will bring in a better repertoire of international and national cuisine, thereby elevating the tastes and comforts.

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.

Friday Faves: 5 Restaurants to Enjoy Happy Hours

Who wouldn’t adore poring over the delicious looking Friday fine-dining places and tempting food on the web? Weekends are the times when we hardly can resist the urge to dine out and have a good deal as well. We make sure that the places offer something really great in the happy hours. Hence as soon as the weekend arrives our search for the happy hours special begins to avoid walloping our bank accounts.

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Friday Happy Hours
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Here take a look at the best happy hour restaurant in your city.

TGI Friday’s, Bangalore

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TGI Friday’s Bangalore
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Fun with family and friends over great food, drinks and music begins right here. The best place to kick-start a happening weekend involving an ambiance of American restaurant. The amazing happy hours here from 5-8.30 PM offer exciting Rs.77 Menu which includes Indian Straights, Beer Glass, Cocktails and even starters.

The Spare Kitchen, Mumbai

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The Spare Kitchen
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Happy hours here are from 4-7 PM & 11 PM-1 AM. The place leaves the taste buds titillating with its spicy combinations of street food for gourmets in Mumbai. One can also indulge in the continental, north Indian and Italian delicacies presented here. Methi Laccha Paratha, Cheese Garlic Bread and Kharkra Nachos are amongst the most popular preparations from the chefs here.

Bonne Bouche, Delhi

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Pretty and Plush Bonne Bouche
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The best part of this place is that they do take the customer feedbacks too seriously for improving themselves. The Happy hours from 3-8 PM here are an absolute delight for the foodies. The wide range of mouth-watering and exotic dishes from the French and Italian cuisine promises to make your weekend happier. BYT suggests trying their amazing and very tempting blueberry cheesecake and Chicken Breast morel mushroom sauce.

The Irish House, Kolkata

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The Irish House
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Begin your weekend with amazing music, martinis and mojitos as this place offers the best of offers of drinks during it happy hours from 4-7 PM. It is also one of the most happening and coolest pubs to hangout in Kolkata. From Irish Cans to Litts and Chicken Grande fries, both drinks and food is freaking awesome! Period.

Girl in The Café, Chandigarh

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Girl in the Cafe
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This place offers the best happy hours from 8-11:30 PM. The quirky set up and cool ambiance offer the right start to your weekend on Fridays and excites your platter with beef burgers, waffles, ham sandwiches, lasagne and pesto cottage cheese pizza are the best delicacies to try out here.

4 Restaurants to Excite Your Diwali in Bangalore

Festive season is incomplete unless you relish the true taste of the rich traditional food and dig deep into sweets. Diwali celebrations are no fun without these. Nothing can match a sumptuous spread of buffet or irresistible a la carte at your favorite restaurant in the festive season. Bangalore is home to some very refined places to dine-in, however, when it comes to festivity and celebrations you take pleasure by treating yourself with the best food in the city. A plethora of restaurants display the best of cuisine and offer dining packages to lure the guests to their places.

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Diwali is synonymous to good food!
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Here, cutting down the clutter I recommend the following are the places to enjoy your Diwali in Bangalore. Lazeez 

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Biryani
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If you love biryani and chicken preparations then this is the place to be at that promises to make your festival even more special. The exotic food and lively festive ambiance makes up your day here. Mastering in the art of preparing great biryani, Lazeez has now earned quite fame in the city. Make your Diwali delightful with a rich spicy biryani here! Sultans of Spice

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Royal dinig at Sultans of Spice
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The place is a royal feast to your taste buds. Featuring North Indian and Afghani cuisine, Sultans of Spice takes you back to your roots with its exotic traditional preparations. The best part of the place is that it is quite light on the pocket. What else can make you happier when you get to enjoy royal treatment at pocket pleasing prices and that too in the festive season! Chianti

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Italian pleasure
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One of best places in Bangalore that serves authentic Italian food in affable ambiance along with warm service.  Inspired from the traditional Italian cuisine, the creative menu is a sheer delight and can titillate your palate with subtle flavors and mouth-watering preparations. This Diwali be different and dig into exotic international cuisine. Smoked out Barbeque

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Grilled chicken
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Nothing beats the grilled and barbeque preparations of chicken. This festive season I recommend your to meet your crave for grilled chicken preparations at Smoked out Barbeque where the robust flavors of the finely cooked chicken promise to take you to a gastronomical ride. The juicy chicken and beef steak would keep bringing you back to this place, I bet! Make your Diwali special in Bangalore with the cuisine you prefer. 

To know more about these restaurants and to reserve – please click on link below

http://www.bytplus.com/bangalore/four-restaurants-to-excite-your-diwali

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.

Traditional Garba Dance
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Best Dandiya Events You Can Head To This Navaratri

The much awaited Navaratri festival brings the zeal of nine nights and ten days where one cannot resist swaying to the beats of the traditional Garba and Dandiya. These nine days the entire nation is caught on by the fever of Dandiya. The authentic Dandiya night and the rhythmic beats of Garba ushers you to the colourful euphoria of nine extravagant nights.

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Traditional Garba Dance
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However, you need to be at the right events to witness the best celebrations across the country.

Here’s a list of places you should be at to enjoy this Navaratri season and take pleasure in the festive delicacies.

Loveshack, Bangalore

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Loveshack, Bangalore
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Dandiya event is organised in the plush interiors of the Loveshack where visitors can groove to the beats of the music along with digging in a huge variety of delicious food. The Bollywood music played at the venue is the main highlight which attracts everyone to hit the dance floor.

Vivantaby Taj, Chennai

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Vivanta By Taj
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DandiyaGarbaRass is organised by Vivanta that is full of fun, dancing, enchanting food and much more. This event is one of the most awaited festive events in the city. One can witness the traditional Gujarati way of celebrating Navaratri by performing the authentic Garba and Dandiya.

Sofitel Hotel, Mumbai

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Most of the crowd in Mumbai heads to Sofitel Hotel for the best Dandiya experience during Navaratri. Mumbai has always earned the distinction of organising the best of events. Dandiya is no exception. The event is more of a classic party where you can experience much more than just Garba and music. The large spread of food can well excite your taste buds here.

Naramada, The Gate Way, Ahmedabad

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Naramada-The Gate Way
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The vivid regional food delicacies at the Gate Way makes your Dandiya night even more enticing and euphoric. Ahmedabad is the best destination to experience the vibrant colour and festivity of Navaratri. The authentic Gujarati cuisine and culture defines this festival like no other.

Food Guide: Where to Eat This Diwali

The festival of Diwali signifies the ‘triumph of good over evil’. If you are in India you can well understand the quintessence of the festival with celebrations around the nation. These celebrations are no more just a visual treat; the taste buds can equally indulge in the delight of the carnival. The food and restaurants are with displaying their creative sides catering the high expectations of the foodies in the different states. Tweaking menus and bringing in traditional touches to their dishes is the newest trend this festive season. Many restaurants also introduce their special Diwali cuisine to lure guests.

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Diwali: A foodie’s delight
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Well, I have cut down the clutter and have come up with the best places to eat at making a memorable Diwali experience.

Masala Bay at The Taj Lands End, Mumbai

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Masala Bay
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Diwali feels complete with savouring their traditional cuisine prepared in authentic style. The rich food is flavoured with selective of spices leaving the guests with a feeling of experiencing the best of North Indian Cuisine. The place looks over the sea which makes it a visual treat to the eyes while dining.

Esplanade, Bangalore

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Kolkata’s flavours at The Esplanade
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If you looking for true flavours of Kolkata away from home, then this is the place to be at. With its authentic Bengali serving style, Esplanade looks forward to transforming a mere evening into a memorable experience that goes beyond ordinary. Be it Kasha mangsho, Aam Kashundi Begun, Chicken kabiraji or Prawn cutlet, I bet you couldn’t resist any of them.

Varq – The Taj Mahal Hotel, New Delhi

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Exotic Dining at Varq
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Hailed for its innovative cuisine, Varq – The Taj Mahal Hotel is a luxurious ultra-contemporary place to dine-in this Diwali. The well crafted menu invites you to a unique culinary journey. Indian dishes with contemporary touch enthuse as well as gratify traditional palates. Nestled in the heart of the capital city, Varq is a blend of the bygone era and modernism.

Dialogue in the Dark, Hyderabad

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Experience dining in dark
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Eating spicy North Indian cuisine is an effective way to wake up your taste buds. The desi versions of international cuisines look simple yet tastes exotic. So try Indian cuisine with modern twist this Diwali. Dialogue in the Dark brings you to experience high-end dining with a pocket pleasing prices and yes, experience dining in the dark!

Peter Cat, Kolkata

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Chelo Kebab at Peter Cat
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The place has earned a name for itself offering refreshingly laid-back yet intensely exciting eating options for their guests.  Unplug and unwind yourself from the monotonous chores and indulge in the entertainment here to have a pleasantly relaxing evening. The love for food and fun begins here.

So, all you food aficionados try out these places for a flavoursome festive season!

4 Bangalore Restaurants to Have a Royal Diwali

The IT powerhouse, also known as the Silicon Valley of India, Bangalore is also one of the most happening cities in the nation. The city has plunged deep into urbanization yet it is attached to traditional roots. The very friendly city is also a foodie’s paradise where one can tantalize his taste buds with variety of all cuisines available here.

The culinary revolution in India has brought forward luxury and exotic hotels where you can scour the cuisines of the world.  On the occasion of Diwali, these restaurants are all set to present their best and create cherishing memories for their customers.

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Diwali is synonymous to delicious food
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Here’s a list of 4 restaurants in Bangalore to visit this Diwali that caters to luxurious and fine dining lovers.

Riwaz- The Ritz Carlton

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Royal dining Affair at Riwaz-The Ritz Carlton
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Embrace the experience of luxury dining at Riwaz-The Ritz Carlton this Diwali. The place offers the perfect aura of the city’s history along with its culinary glees. The restaurant finds its origin in North West of India and thus serves their specialty of smoky, rich flavors, juicy grilled preparation of meats and an array of breads to choose from. One can also experience their open kitchen where dishes are prepared in traditional methods.

JW Kitchen –JW Mariott

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Famous for its authentic cuisines-JW Kitchen –JW Mariott
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Diwali can be celebrated with a twist with the concept driven food and beverages offered here. The multi-cuisine restaurant serves authentic cuisines from around the globe. The classic décor and novel gourmet experience here makes your dining experience a memorable one. Diwali is sure to get filled with exuberance here.

Grasshopper

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A Romantic Rendezvous at Grasshopper
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Grasshopper is an exceptional blend of savoury food, tranquil location and cordial service. The awesome and romantic surrounding and ambiance makes their delicious seven course meal an eventful experience of your life. This Diwali even the Goddess of wealth wouldn’t mind splurging for food here.

Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs – ITC Windsor

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Embrace culinary delight at Dum Pukht Jolly Nabobs
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The array of aromatic dishes is a culinary delight here. The food is flavored with handpicked rich spices to convey a subtle blend of flavours and smooth textures of the slowly cooked food. The place has earned many accolades for it high end service and luxury dining experience it delivers.

So, dine like a king this Diwali.

To know more about these restaurants and to reserve – please click on link below
http://www.bytplus.com/bangalore/restaurants-to-have-a-royal-diwali

Brunch Restaurants In Kolkata – 2

The Book Your Table team made an extensive search in Kolkata for the best of brunch restaurants that have newly come up.

The city of Kolkata P.C.: http://goo.gl/iLSV75

The city of Kolkata
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So here goes the next list:

The Hub, Taj Bengal:
Well, the everlasting bond between food and Bengalis found a new genre as the Taj Bengal came up in Kolkata. Its luxurious restaurant called The Hub is known for it’s extensive mixed bag of servings like South East Asian, Middle eastern, European and much more. However, no Indian palates are served at The Hub. So on your visit make sure you are ina mood to try out some Softened muffins, Milk, Bran, Muesli, Almonds,Cashews,Poached apricots as starters of the day. Another example of their westernized food serve is Kathi roll with pasta in it. The All Day dining stands marvelous in case of décor and provides a calm view of the Taj Pool. So to pamper your optical nerve and taste buds here is the place.

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Interiors of Taj Bengal
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Westeride Café, Hyatt:
This 24-hour lounge serves an entire miniature of world cuisine in buffet lunch and buffet dinner. But none can disagree that their breakfast is like topping of the all the food presentations they make under the high ceiling restaurant. In décor, the Westerside has stand aloof and away from any other main stream restaurants. The surrounding grass and water quenches the eye with a zig zag of green and blue. The interesting food destination has additional ways to indulge their guests – a bakery and a flower shop. Check it out!! It has lot for you.

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt, Kolkata P.C.: https://goo.gl/sVDmne

Sunday Brunch at Hyatt, Kolkata
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The Bridge, The Park:
Your gastronomic urge receives the ultimate majesty at this Five Star Restaurant of Kolkata. Cuddled in the heart of the city, this restaurant sounds for egg & chicken club sandwich. Their portions on the plates are just too much. Hence, a good foodie is a company is a remedy in the Hub. The landscape surrounding and serene environment adds to the glamorous food they serve. Inside the Hub you might not even think that you are in Kolkata or somewhere abroad!!

http://www.bookyourtable.com/kolkata/the-bridge-416-2397

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Interiors of The Bridge
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To know more about these restaurants and to reserve – please click on link below:
http://www.bytplus.com/kolkata/brunch-restaurants

Pav Bhaji

Almost all home makers speak the same. It’s easy to plan a main course but to think of snacks that can be both mouth watering and healthy is like a challenge to them. Certain snacks can be ideal break fast as well.

To lesson the pressure of the lovely ladies, here’s a new add on to their catalog – Pav Bhaji.

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Pav Bhaji
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Oh! I know you might wander only the food vendors along the streets of Mumbai can prepare a platter of the luscious plate. But that’s a myth.

The bread and curry combo of Pav Bhaji can be made at home without much fuss and less waste of time.

And guess what? The red thick gravy has in store a varied set of veggies. Hence it’s healthy and heavy.

The secret to this gravy is its well mashed and well spiced.

So, that you don’t crib to your Mumbai friend that you miss the Pav Bhaji and at the same time, add this new dish to your daily menu, here’s presenting its simple menu:

Ingredients:

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Pav Bhalji Ingredients
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Green capsicum 1

Tomato 4

Boiled Potatao small 8

Frozen Peas (1/2 cup)

Onion 1

Ginger Garlic Paste 2tbl spoon

Pav Bhaji Masala 6tsp

Chilli Powder 6tsp

Kasturi Methi 2tsp

Tumeric 1/2tsp

Hing (a pinch)

Coriander leaves

Lime Juice

Butter 4tsp

Oil 1tbl sp

Salt & Water

Method:

Peel, cut, clean and chop all vegetables.

Boil the potato, cauliflower, carrots and peas.

Heat the oil and 1 tbsp butter in a pan.

Add onion, garlic paste and chili powder.

Once the raw smell of garlic disappears, mix tomatoes and salt.

Start mashing and making it thick.

Add chopped capsicum and pav bhaji masala.

Stir and mix the vegetables well till cooked.

For the bread, do note, you have to use bread. Toss the bread on ample butter but do not burn.

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Pav Bhaji
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When you serve the hot Bombay snack, sprinkle some chopped onion on the red curry.

Pav Bhaji can be breakfast, snacks and even in the lunch box of your little ones.

Top Fine Dining Restaurants in Delhi – Part 3

Welcome to the third blog of this series. In this blog, we will take a deeper look into three superb fine dining restaurants in Delhi to help you choose where you’d like to go next. The restaurants are all from the creme de la creme group and many belong to five-star hotels.

Orient Express - Taj Palace Hotel, Delhi

Orient Express – Taj Palace Hotel, Delhi

As the name suggests, Orient Express, the restaurant is all about the train made famous by an Agatha Christie novel, located in the Taj Palace Hotel. There is a beautiful compartment of a train in the restaurant inside of which people sit and dine in a set up that makes Hercule Poirot come alive. The restaurant serves European food and is one of the best known restaurants in town for the ambiance and food. The beautiful champagne flute glasses bring about the quintessential touch that completes the feeling. The set up is vrey romantic and couples can indulge into a fantastic dinner in the soft golden light of beautiful lamp shades on the table and the comfort of the cosy seats and amazing food!

Black Cod with Miso Glaze At Kiyan in Dusit Devarana New Delhi - A Bird Group Resort

Black Cod with Miso Glaze
At Kiyan in Dusit Devarana New Delhi – A Bird Group Resort

Dusit Devarana at 21st Milestone, Samalkha, NH8, Near Rajokri, New Delhi, has a beautiful restaurant called Kiyan. This restaurant wins the first star for its amazingly calm and refreshing ambiance. The second star guarantees the perfect food they serve. Kiyan serves European, North Indian and Pan-Asian cuisines. The chefs are specially trained to dish out the most perfect tastes for anything you’d order. You should definitely try the Green Curry Chicken and Black Cod with Miso Glaze. The third star goes to the amazing decor of the restaurant. The seating arrangement is spread across outdoors and indoors. While the indoors is well lighted and furnished with regular yet classy furniture and spotlights, the outdoor setting overlooks lush green landscaped gardens and pools with brightly lit pillars that break the monotony! The fourth star definitely is for the amazing service. The fifth one is for the excellent overall experience Kiyan renders!

You can call 076767 76767 for reservation or can make a reservation online by clicking on the links provided above. For more information, please visit our website by clicking here.

Thinking about “Momo” ?

Momo is such a dish that can be found in almost every nook and corner of India and also popular in many countries around the world. The exact origin of this food has not been successful as of now but history mentions its dominant existence is many countries. You too, love them, don’t you?

Momo P.C.: http://goo.gl/BdhsOT

P.C.: http://goo.gl/BdhsOT

The word ‘momo’ stems from a Chinese word momo (馍馍) which refers to ‘steamed bread’. How did ‘momo’ originate in Nepal is uncertain but in the present scenario world-wise, momos are a hot favourite! Usually momos pre prepared by making stuffed pockets of rolled dough and then steamed. Often minced lamb or chicken substitute other preferred meats and serve as the main ingredient of the filling. Finely chopped onions, garlic and ginger, some cilantro and cumin powder add to the taste of the filling. The spicy sauce to go along with it is made with schezwan peppers, tomatoes and some other minor ingredients that bring out the taste. These days, there are vegetarian momos as well, made with paneer, cheeses, and vegetables.

Dumplings / Momo P.C.:http://goo.gl/0qLaaf

P.C.:http://goo.gl/0qLaaf

Momos are mostly done in three ways: steamed (which is the most common and prevalent method), fried (which is also well known but not so popular) and boiled (as put in soups).

This dish is a distinct Tibetan delicacy but now has spread all across India and other countries. There have been a lot of experiments with the recipes and a lot of new versions have come into being. Specially the mountaineous regions eat momos which spreads beyond the geographical boundaries and cities like Kolkata, Delhi and Mumbai which are far from the realms of the Himalayas also have numerous momo corners!

Dumplings / Momos with condiments P.C.: http://goo.gl/CzrWYg

P.C.: http://goo.gl/CzrWYg

If you love momo and wish to try the authentic taste in your city, comb through our website, www.bookyourtable.com , and enjoy the original taste of these dumplings at revered Pan-Asian cuisine restaurants. Call 076767 76767 for reservation.

The Story of Butter Chicken

On the streets of Delhi, there lived a well-fed, nourished hen, that had a mind of its own. Oftentimes, it would venture out on its own to explore. As luck would have it, on one such adventure trips into a wrong ‘gully‘, the hen ended up in the hands of a butcher… The next morning, meat was being prepared to be sent to a nearby Moti Mahal Restaurant in Daryaganj. The butcher packed separately the well-fed hen, now as clean chicken pieces, under the cook’s order for some extra meat required apart from the regular load.

Hen... P.C.: http://goo.gl/wes9pK

Hen…
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The cook’s mind had been busy all night and he was waiting rather energetically to give his thought a shape, form and identity. He unpacked the isolated parcel in excitement, washed the pieces carefully and rubbed in some marinade… What he did is somewhat similar to the excerpt below:

Ingredients
For marinating chicken:
boneless, skinless chicken breast cut in 1″ – 2″ cubes, lemon juice, cloves of garlic, minced, garam masala, salt
For sauce:
vegetable oil, chopped onion (about 2 medium-large), coarsely chopped garlic, garam masala, paprika, cinnamon, salt to taste, diced no-salt-added diced tomatoes, cashew paste, butter  and chopped cilantro, to garnish

Garam Masala P.C.: http://goo.gl/EyGEAK

Garam Masala
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The cook combined all ingredients in the marinade and let it sit for a while. May be from the next time, he marinated overnight. Then he browned the onions over oil, added garlic, garam masala, red chilli powder (paprika), cinnamon and salt. Just stirring this, the cook began to feel that his experiment will be immensely successful! And meanwhile, he put the marinated chicken to roast in an oven.

When all were frying well on the oil, he added the tomatoes, and cashew paste. After a short while, he added the cooked chicken pieces and covered it to mix in with the sauce. After a gentle simmering for quite some time, he stirred in the butter, added chopped cilantro and put off the fire.

Now he was happy. He had made the perfect dish he wanted to. It was ready to set afoot into the world. Little did he know that it will become one of the most popular recipes of all times! The brave hen also had an innovative commemoration of her life, afterall! The happy cook named it, Butter Chicken!!

Butter Chicken P.C.: http://goo.gl/EvTFgA

Butter Chicken
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To try some delicious versions of Butter Chicken, with Indian breads like butter / garlic naans, visit www.bookyourtable.com and make a reservation in any of the city’s best north indian cuisine restaurants soon!