Wednesday, 27 August 2014

Ganesh Chaturthi celebration with Modak making at JW Marriott Bengaluru

Happy Ganesh Chaturthi! While many Indians bring Ganpati Bappa home and worship them, they also make Modak's which happens to be Lord Ganesha's favorite food.

I was invited by JW Marriott for a fun activity at JW Kitchen to celebrate Ganesh Chaturthi. I was clueless as to what was in store for the evening. Upon reaching the venue, I was in for a surprise. Chef Grenal was not just making modak's for us but also teaching us. JW Marriott will make sure I cook ;)

A modak is a sweet dumpling. The sweet filling inside a modak is made up of fresh grated coconut and jaggery, while the soft shell is made from rice flour, or wheat flour mixed with khava or maida flour. The dumpling can be fried or steamed.

Under Chef Grenal's guidance, we learnt the art of making modak's. I tried making some steamed modak's ;) We tried our best to make perfect modak's and savoured them on Ganesh Chaturthi. It was indeed a fun learning and interactive activity, thanks to Chef Grenal and his team.

Pic credits: Aravind BK

Wednesday, 20 August 2014

Traditional taste with a twist at Tim Tai

Passing through 5th block Koramangala, I always see a new restaurant opening after few months. This time I saw Tim Tai, a bright looking restaurant. It is an all day Asian Deli offering well known and popular Asian delicacies. It gives the diners a cheerful, airy ambiance with its high ceilings and a large tree in the middle, bright decor, open kitchen and pops of green. Split two ways - Tim, they say represents the traditional, and Tai, the new twist on old food hence serving 'great authentic' taste but also tweaked to the palates of today.

Saturday, 16 August 2014

Relax, renew and re-energize at D'vine Nail Spa & Studio

I always take time to relax, renew and re-energize. Indulging in the perfect medicine for your mind, body and soul by treating yourself to luxurious pampering is necessary.

D'vine Nail Spa & Studio, first stand alone 'Nail Spa' has recently opened in the heart of Bangalore city. D'vine takes you on a journey to a place where every girl or woman can rejuvenate herself with shine and beauty.