Thursday, July 13, 2017

Celebrating Fatherhood

On the occasion of Father's Day last month, I was invited to witness a COOK OFF. This event was presented by Mr Vickrham of FoodManiacs and  Ms Aditi Malhotra of Ikreate in collabration with Crowne plaza, Gurgaon. Siddharth Malhotra, the star of Masterchef season 5 and Executive Chef Nilesh Dev were invited to judge this challenge. Here, the contestants ranged from sweet little children to young men and women. But one thing that was common among the contestants was that they were  honouring the 'Best Man' in their life, their Father.



The contestants were given 10 minutes to get all the ingredients from the store and the time for cooking was 1 hour. Each contest was given an individual work station with necessary equipments. Here are some pictures of the amazing dishes....

The points were given on presentation, innovation and taste of the dish. It was a difficult task for the judges to select the winner. Mr Sandeep Batra who made Gol Mirch Chicken and Mrs Rita Arora who made Chicken Roulade were declared joint winners.

Wednesday, July 5, 2017

Why is it so important to love yourself !

I love this video and watch it often.....every time it leaves me kinda amused, when you will see it yourself , only then would you realize what I meant. Generally,  most of us are self critical and many a times we may never tell someone but in our heart we have very negative thoughts about ourselves) . This is just about that....

Here , a few women are asked to describe themselves to an artist, who sits with his back towards them and even a curtain in between. Each women is asked to describe herself and based on her description the artist creates a sketch. The artist makes another portrait of the women based on someone else's description of them and Voila !!!!

The difference is remarkable....see it to believe it !!

Though , you would love what you see, but deep down it raises a few questions. What we think about ourselves ?  Is beauty just that...superficial ! When we are asked about beauty,  all we think of are actors and models. They are all about peaches n cream complexion, perfect features,  svelte bod, glossy hair, radiant eyes.....of course ! This is beauty for us and in  comparision we, the lesser mortals, fall flat on our faces. American supermodel Cindy Crawford once said , "even I don't look like Cindy Crawford". Yes ! She did say it . The people in entertainment and glamour world are beautiful, no doubt. But so are you ....God has made us all so unique, so different from the other that there's just one you ( In a population of billions you are one of your kind, just imagine!). Embrace it ! Whether you are tall or short , thin or not-so-thin, dark or fair , blonde or brunette are you...unique in your own just LOVE YOURSELF!
                                                    Love yourself ,

Sunday, July 2, 2017

Yeti - The Himalayan Kitchen

Is there anything I didn't like about this place? Absolutely nothing! I love everything about this place - the decor, ambience, location and above all the food. If I say, that this place indeed surprised me, wouldn't be an exaggeration. Yes! I went there with minimal expections as I had been to quite some places that claimed to bring authentic taste of a particular region and the claims fell flat when the food was tasted but not at YETI - The Himalayan Kitchen. It really serves the authentic cuisine of the Himalayan Kingdom. Each and every dish served here simply 'WOW'. They have kept it simple and organic- no rich creamy gravies and all, this is clean food 

What I ate and loved -

                                 Veg momos - Who doesn't crave for a plate of momos in the rains?

             Aloo momos - This is a must try. Aloo is stuffed in a dumpling and served with a dip. It's super yumm!

        Mushroom in black bean sauce - I am not very fond of mushroom but this dish was tasty especially the              sauce

                  Veg platter was a total had black chana, aloo and waiwai with steamed bread 

         Veg thakali thali - A paneer preparation aloo, rai ka saag,daal is served with a steamed bread. It is              wholesome, delicious and comforting. Simple yet flavourful.

     Yomari -  I have a major sweet tooth and loved digging my teeth into nutella filled dumplings with icecream.

     What an end to the scrumptious lunch. Highly recommended.

Food - Raasta - A Review

This absolutely rocking place is a go-to joint if you would like to chill out with friends and family. The decor is reminiscent of the Rastafarian culture which originated in Jamaica in the 1930's and Rasta- inspired raggae musicians like Bob Marley.

Let's talk about food-

                I am a coffee lover and this weather calls for some yummy cold coffee and indeed it was....

Paneer Faffa - This is a veg version of their USP dish which is Chicken Faffa. I loved it absolutely. It's a musy try.

                                  Jalapeno Cheese Cigars were yummy, crispy and oh-so cheesy.

                  Dylan's Galouti is a Carribean version of galouti kebabs and was melt in the mouth.

                         Red Thai curry with rice is my go to comfort food and enjoyed every bite.

Margherita Pizza & Alfredo pasta were ordered according to the kids choice and they completely enjoyed it. 

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