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Binge, Qutab Plaza, DLF phase 1, Gurgaon

A cute looking bakery situated in the bustling Qutab Plaza market, Binge surely has the traits to become your next go to bakery. Enter it at your own risk, because you will be flabbergasted by the grand display of extremely creative looking cakes, a slew of breads – white, brown and multi grain and eye pleasing desserts. The wooden interiors with some classy paraphernalia adorning the walls will definitely take your breathe away.

On my recent throng to this place, here are a few dishes that I tasted:

Veggie salad: Such freshness with the goodness of the lime vinaigrette dressing is absolutely out of the world. Slightly blanched and crunchy vegetables – cauliflower, sweet corn, broccoli, bell peppers, French beans and black olives on a bed of lettuce leaves with the tanginess of dressing – healthy and yummy. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Vegetable Lasagna: Having been brought up on heavily cheesy lasagne, this one was a refresher. Thick cheese layer on top which was slightly burnt and chewy with three light layers below sandwiching a good quantity of vegetables drenched in white sauce – can we ask for more? HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Blueberry cupcake: A pretty looking dessert with pink frosting on top but not so inviting in taste. The muffin was extremely dry and difficult to bite into and the cream. The only saving grace was the presence of real blueberries inside the cake.

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Lemon tart: Not good at all. The tart tasted stale and was not uniform and the lemon pulp was way too tangy.

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Time and distance

My admiration unfolded on the first sight

Stucked together were we for that whole night

Your nobility inflamed my senses

And I awaited your return with no pretence.

 

Another meeting came along

When I forgot where I belong

Guilty I was of some faulty decisions

Yet you eased those afflictions

 

Why did you never judge me?

“I do not deserve you”, you crooned

And maybe on this tune, I swooned

 

Whatsapp played the cupid

And time cemented our bond

Your radiating optimism

Enlightened my heart during strenuous times

 

Bitten by the same travel bug

And the shared passions for raucous dancing

We merrily sang to our favourite tunes

Little did we know, we were falling too soon

 

Your sagacity rouse the residing passion

Overpowering my insecurities over long distance

Liberating me from decades old bondages..

 

For years we managed our precious little secret

With your blind faith lacing your wizardry around me……

Posted in chicken, chicken kebab, indian, indian cuisine, multigrain chicken, seekh kebab, south indian, south indian cuisine, spring roll, Uncategorized

Unplugged Courtyard

Unplugged Courtyard recently launched their Monsoon menu and things couldn’t get any better!! The restaurant is a perfect place to dine out and has an impressive ambience.
Here are the dishes that I tried-
Chennai Express Cutlet – This one is made with rice and has a south indian flavour to it. Crunchy to the core.

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Multi grain coated deep fried chicken fillet- As the whole world is getting obsessed with multigrains so why not coat chicken in it? An ingenious idea which is executed perfectly. It is crunchy as well as tangy.

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Mexican Spring Roll – For all the people who can’t get enough of Spring Rolls, this one is divine. The sweet chilli sauce with which it is served takes it on a whole new level. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Banana Chicken – This one is grilled to perfection and is oh so juicy and tender at the same time. The flavours are bang on. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Kurkure Seekh kebab – The deep fried crunchy outer covering which encloses a soft chewy kebab is a different take on the traditional seekh kebab. It is spicy as well which makes it a winner for me. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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#nofilter, SDA

A perfect place to relax and unwind after a long hectic day. The ambience is simple with soft yellow lights that makes you feel comfortable.

Here are the dishes that I tried-

Parle-G Shake – This is the first time I heard of this shake. Reminisce about your childhood by indulging in this beauty. It seems moderately sweet when you take the first sip but later on it seems alot sweeter. RECOMMENDED.

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Beetroot Seekh Kebab – Beetroot is one veggie that has crawled it’s way into the menus of some major restaurants. This kekab was soft and tender and a little bit spicy. You will not be satisfied with just one. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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#nofilter Tenders – It tikles your taste buds in all the right ways. A crispy exterior with soft filling of cottage cheese inside is a must try. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Chicken Chatkara Pizza – Oodles of cheese and chicken tikka on a pizza, need we ask for more? Chicken tikka was well marinated and juicy as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

IMG_20170811_165124Butter Chicken Pasta – Something to rejoice for all the butter chicken lovers, this pasta is served with garlic naan instead of garlic bread. A perfect fusion of Italian with Indian, this pasta is creamy and lusciouss.

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#nofilter Fusion Burger – A monstrous patty which is made of minced chicken and lamb. It is tender but it is quite heavy as well. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Ardor 2.1, Connaught Place, New Delhi

With the health fad catching up with us, can the restaurants be far behind? And a special festival to showcase new dishes created in a healthy way with organic cocktails and mocktails is surely the icing on the cake.

The Flaming Pizza and Kebab festival took place from the 1st to the 15th of August at Ardor 2.1, situated in the outer circle of N block in C.P. Regal, colonial interiors, British architecture and impeccable service welcomes you as you take a look at this place. Talking about food, here is the vegetarian menu for the festival:

Paneer mirchi ki seekh: These melt in the mouth beauties fashioned out of a fine mixture of yoghurt and minced cottage cheese and tempered on skewers is a must try new appetizer for the vegetarians. Though I wish the quantity of the green chillies could have been greater to balance the sweetness. RECOMMENDED.

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Achaari Kumbh: Another heavenly dish for the mushroom lovers. Two huge juicy and smoked mushrooms slathered with pickle like spice mixture sandwiching a lovely filling of minced paneer and mushrooms with onions, garlic, sesame seeds and spices – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Paneer tikka Ajwaini: When we recommend Paneer Tikka from a place, you have to trust our judgement. Because an ordinary paneer tikka fails to pleases us. This one was however spot on – slightly smoky and crusty exterior and soft from inside with the flavour of ajwain or carrom seeds or ajwain bursting out.

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Punjabi Soya Chaap: Excellently done with chewy exterior and mellow insides. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

Grilled Veggie Inslata Pizza Flambe with Old Monk: Ahhh, so this is the flaming pizza on which the ongoing festival is named. Firstly, the pizza is overloaded with fresh vegetables which maintain their essence – juicy yellow and green zucchini, chewy broccoli, crunchy baby corn and green bell pepper on a bed of warm mozzarella. Secondly, the top portion is flamed with old monk which in a way smoulders the vegetables and the cheese. The resultant has a slightly bitter taste of old monk but nonetheless appetizing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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But if you are not used to the bitterness of the alcohol, then you might not like it. If higher grades of smooth rum or whiskey are used, then a balance can be achieved.

Organic watermelon LIIT: Our same old lethal LIIT concocted with fresh pulpy watermelon juice and served in a watermelon with a side tap – stuff of a fantasy land but a reality now! No added flavours or enhancers, just pure natural fruit juice mixed with rum, gin, tequila, vodka and whiskey. RECOMMENDED.

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Final Goodbye

I finally muster the courage

To jot down these lines for you

After all these years

I collect the entrapped feelings

one by one, piece by piece,

for words always fell short

for what I felt for you

 

They say we are perfect for each other

Used to think on the same lines

Eons ago, in the ancient times

Now I feel, we were imperfect

destined to cross to learn life’s lessons

 

The bygone memories

Flood my insides

Burning my flesh

Yet I stay stone cold

The way you always wanted me to be..

 

That boyish scratching of your head

And that kid like laughter of yours

That soul piercing gaze

Through your lean spectacles

And your failed attempts at dancing

Still bring a smile to my face

Though no more charming me

I had forgotten all that….

 

Always questioned my sanity

whence it came to loving kittens

Until I met you

For you adore them in equal measure

 

I climb the mountains alone

Unknowingly reminiscing your teachings

I lose myself in their beauty

The way you relished them

 

With time I have learnt to let go

Becoming ruthless once again

 

I often find you in the people I meet

Your essence appears in the men I fancy

Somehow, your presence always creeps back here

in the very crevices of my heart…

 

Their sporadic antics remind me of you

Summoning the butterflies back again

Onerous it is for me to not fall again…

 

But none could match you

None of them could reach deeper

They fail to understand me

The way you did

So I leave them and move on

 

With time the realization dawns

You complimented me

And they do not

So I leave them again

And write this to move on

 

You made this so effortless

Why can not they be like you?

Am I so hard to love?

For you were the only one to tear these walls

That I have built around myself

 

Took me years to get over you

And now

Just a few hours

Over “them”

 

Indifference is the word they use for me

They know not your absence taught me

To withhold my sentiments

To become stone cold

 

My icy interiors have forgotten love

Have forgotten care

So I love myself enough

To not need anyone else’s…..

 

You hold the promise of not revealing me

To no living soul ever

I am still a secret of your dark past

hidden from your current flame…

 

I have kept my part of the secrecy

But now I am failing

I have kept myself sane

Even after dollops of alcohol

But the gripping nostalgia

Is compelling these lines out of me

 

Each drop of Jack Daniels

Screams of your memories

And that day you pestered me

To savour the magic liquid

Yet I draw all strength

To not well up

 

Naysayers wonder that I jinxed

by writing about my fancies

So I kept these lines piled up

Because optimism never abandoned my side

 

“You are the flower of my life”,

This flower had forgotten to bloom

Turning into a prisoner of her mind’s doom

Now she has started blossoming again

With no yearnings for you

 

My absence and silence moves everyone,

why could they never move you?

Maybe they are not as stoic as you were

And now, I have become you……….

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Delhi Rasoi, East of Kailash, New Delhi

Since I have been on a spate of exploring the delivery outlets of Delhi NCR, I have experienced the preparations of a handful of them and needless to say, there are few of them which leave an everlasting impression on me.
Delhi Rasoi is one such outlet which scored a 5 on 5 when it came to providing an enriching culinary experience while sitting in the comfort of your home. The order arrived well in time and here are the delicacies that I relished on:
Chicken Tikka: Such mellowness and tenderness coupled with the precise penetration of spices to the core and the crunchy smokiness adorning its exterior – HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Paneer Lababdar: Even a hard core non vegetarian like me fell in love with this. A thick buttery gravy with the bursting flavours of cardamom and tomatoes – each morsel tastes like divinity. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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Hyderabadi Chicken Biryani: So finally after a long time, had a food gasmic biryani – the enchanting waft of long grained Basmati rice and spices topped with caramelised onions with chicken pieces drenched in the herbs to the core. The chicken is so well prepared that the flesh falls off easily from the bones – optimum moistness. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED.

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