Saturday, 14 October 2017

Unique gifts for every person, every home, every relation

With Diwali being round the corner, everyone is busy shopping for unique Diwali gifts. From dry-fruit boxes or a box of savouries, everyone is looking for gifts to share with their friends and families.
Let me share with you unique gifting ideas which I have come across. While scrolling through my Instagram feed , I found an unique and very beautiful gifts handmade by someone I knew, Kavita GuptaThey instantly caught my eye. From beautiful lampshades, mason jar lamps, pen stand to hand made gift boxes, she made them all and they are beautiful.

She has been taking orders to make these beautiful gifts with love, just for you. Time to brighten up your room with these beautiful home decor.

So its time to decorate your home this Diwali with these beautiful lights and keep the tradition of Diwali alive with lighting your homes and gifting light too.

You can contact my dearest friend Kavita Gupta on Facebook for orders.

Monday, 11 September 2017

Tea time made tastier and healthier with Unibic Cookies

Unibic Foods is one of India’s largest cookie production hubs with a range of 20 exciting flavours with an added sugar-free segment. Made with the finest ingredients while maintaining high quality standards, each cookie is a wholesome nutritious delight!

Unibic Foods has pioneered the ‘cookie’ category in India since its entry into the country in 2005. Currently, it is the fastest growing cookie brand in India.

Their current product portfolio includes:

Chocolate | Choco Ripple Cookies, Choco Chip Cookies, Choconut Cookies, Choco Kiss Cookies

All Time Favourites | Fruit & Nut Cookies, Butter Cookies, Cashew Cookies, Pista Badam Cookies, Doosra Chili Butter Cookies, Doosra Jeera Cookies, Ginger Nut Cookies, Scotch Finger Cookies

Health | Oatmeal Digestive Cookies, Honey Oatmeal Cookies, Multigrain Breakfast Cookies, Milk Cookies, Sugarfree Multigrain Cookies, Sugarfree Cashew Cookies, Sugarfree Butter Cookies, Sugarfree Oatmeal Cookies, Sugarfree Orange cream Cookies, Sugarfree Pineapple Cream Cookies, Sugarfree Vanilla Cream Cookies

Celebration | Festive Cookies, Giftpack Celebration Cookies, Giftpack Cookie Magic, Giftpack Festive Moments Cookies, Giftpack Greeting Cookies, Giftpack Sugarfree delight Cookies

You can now enjoy these cookies which are available across the country at the store nearest to you, and also on Big Basket and Amazon India.

Monday, 4 September 2017

Budget Bar in Indiranagar is now open named 330

The next time you are in Indiranagar and looking for a pocket-friendly place or in general looking to give a treat which doesn't cost you a bomb then this blog post is for you, just read on.
Down 12th main, on 80 feet road there is a new bar named 330 which serves food and drinks priced under Rs.330. No, its not a joke, but truth. Every item on the menu is mainly Bar snacks and cocktails and is priced either at Rs.330 or less. Well, the combo's are also under Rs.330. While having a quick chat, Harish Lakhiani, the owner of 330 mentioned that the dishes are from various part of the world.

The interiors of the bar is fun, colorful and quirky. While I sipped on fresh lime water, my friend tried the cocktails. First was Doodh Ka Dhibba which is highly recommended, it is a milky tea and rum based drink served in a small and cute doodh ka dhibba which is a milk jar. Next was The Mango Lota which is a vodka based mango puree drink served in a lota which is pot. Both the drinks were enjoyed a lot.
Either you can opt for cocktails or just end up sipping on beer's as the bar snacks are excellent. We started with quick bites - Nachos which was served with Salsa and cheese dip and Achari Paneer Canapes which were excellent.

We followed the meal with Chicken Satay which was tasty and was served with rice, fried egg and some salad and last was Tandoori Chicken Spring roll.
From flatbreads which can be a good sharing option, we savored Chilli Paneer Flatbread. I now wonder why did I eat so much veg. Anyways, it is excellent to munch with beer or share with friends.
To end the meal on a sweet note, I relished hot gulab jamoon with vanilla ice-cream and chocolate brownie cake.
I surely have to visit this place more often to enjoy the other dishes and especially the non-veg section from wraps, burgers, wings, fries and special plates. 330 is your place to go on those month-end when your watching your wallet, when you want to chill at a laid-back atmosphere or give a big treat without causing a hole in your pocket.

Friday, 25 August 2017

Weekday Dimsum Lunch at Zen, The Leela Hotels

What do you prefer for weekday lunches? I normally prefer quick but filling meals. What if I told you that you could enjoy a 4 course dimsum meal at The Leela Hotels at an affordable price? Recently Zen, The Leela Hotels invited me for their weekday Dimsum lunch. Dimsums are one of my favorites and if it is unlimited dimsums then who wouldn't want to try it out.
Zen has not only kept dimsums for their lunch but also paired it with appetizer, main course and dessert to complete the meal and the lunch experience.
To start with, I enjoyed a watermelon mocktail, which is my usual favorite mocktail while I chose Oriental Salad with Avacado Tartare while the other option was vegetable manchow soup with crispy noodles. The salad was extremely good and avacado tartare stole the show. If the appetizer was so appetizing then I was looking forward to the other courses.
Then came the star of the day, the dimsums. They have 10 different dimsums on offer, 5 veg and 5 non veg and you could eat both or choose your favorite and binge on it. I preferred non veg dimsums and savored Steamed chicken dumpling, Lamb siu mai, Hargow, Pan fried chicken shanghai dumpling and Fried almond prawn with BBQ sauce. I loved the steamed dumplings more.
For the third course, if you have space to eat something, you can opt for Thai Yellow, Red or Green curry in chicken, prawn or veg option or Wok fried garlic flavored seasonal green which can be paired with Steamed jasmine rice. Do try their Yellow curry.

Ending the meal with a dessert, they serve Hazelnut Salted Caramel with orange marmalade and coconut tuile. Many wouldn't keep space in their tummy for dessert but this one is not to be missed. It is one of the finest dessert I have tried and its available only in the dimsum lunch.
The dimsum lunch experience is great to be enjoyed for a quick but filling meal on weekdays. Priced at Rs.1200 plus taxes, it is a steal. Head to Zen, The Leela Hotels to enjoy this experience at the earliest.

Tuesday, 22 August 2017

A sizzling return at Doubletree Suites by Hilton

Sizzler & Beer festival 2.0 makes a sizzling return at Asia Alive, Doubletree Suites by Hilton. After seeing the success of the festival earlier this year, the chef has decided to bring Sizzler & Beer festival 2.0 on popular demand.
 With late monsoons in Bangalore, if you get to eat some hot food of your choice then it is always a treat. At Asia Alive, Doubletree Suites by Hilton, you can create your own sizzler with your choice of meat/veggies along with sides and sauces. Not many places let you do it which is why this festival impressed me at the first sight.
Asia Alive, Doubletree Suites by Hilton welcomes you with a cookie to warm you for the evening and you sip your favorite Beer (mocktail in my case) you can choose your meal for the night.
You have various options to choose from, a variety of meat, chicken, seafood and veg are available. I love good promfret and if it is fresh then I do not leave an opportunity to try it. I tried Tandoori Promfret with butter garlic mash and fruit chaat with mint chutney and it was the best sizzler I have ever tried. I couldn't stop at one.
The next was Norwegian Salmon with Orange Beurre Blanc with grilled vegetables and veg hakka noodles. The entire sizzler blended well and tasted delicious.
You can also try New Zealand Lamb chops which goes well with red wine jus sauce. Below are the other various sizzler options which you can create or choose from
Norwegian Salmon
Grilled Shrimp Skewers
Mixed grill
Norwegian Salmon
New Zealand Lamb Chops
Do not forget to try their dessert. Chef's special dessert was served to us which had rich chocolate cake with burnt meringue. Dessert was surely needed to complete the meal.
For my late night binge, thanks :)
The festival ends on 31st August so hurry up and sizzler up your evening with sizzlers and beer at Asia Alive, Doubletree suites by Hilton.