Masaledar Monsoon Menu at Kopper Kadai!

Hey Delhites,the monsoons are here, the advent of the rainy season. When one talks of rains invariably the thought of piping hot tea and pakodas comes to mind at least here in North India. And keeping exactly the weather in mind Kopper Kadahi at Rajouri Garden have come up with a special Monsoon menu curated by Celebrity Chef Akhshay Nayyar.

The specially curated menu for Monsoon festival will be available till July 30th, so don’t forget to hop on at Kopper Kadai before that, make the most while the season lasts.
Not just food, but the place is aesthetically decorated n cosy atmosphere created over two floors of the place makes you feel at home. Experience for yourself the efficient services of a real courteous staff in a super cool ambience with some extraordinary dishes created with love n passion.
A simply wonderful culinary delight with a selection of veg n non veg dishes and a variety of supercool drinks.
The special Masaaledar Monsoon Menu boasts of some mouth watering delicacies like
First n foremost The Chillar Chai, a lovely concoction made out of churned ice, lemon, honey n masalas, this one is an absolute must. The bite sized samosa was a delight stuffed with gobhi.The Biryani pakoda was another innovative and delicious offering.
The poatleez, stuffed with cottage cheese n spinach was lip smackingly good. The Tundla Station Cutlets and Raincoat chicken were a treat to be savoured. For me the outstanding dish was the Barsati Mutton Pepper Fry. Simply superb, the mutton done to perfection.
The Hi chai with pakodas and the cool Mad over Mango were truly satisfying to the palate.
The kaala khatta with Vodka infused grapes, pomegranate n tamarind toffee is cocktail to watch out for. The Jamun Tini a Gin stirred Jara Plum pulp was a really delightful mix.
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If you have appetite for more, a decent buffet comprising of main course Indian dishes was also laid to satiate your taste buds. And I can say that the food was overall very well prepared and surely gives the authentic Indian flavours to its best.

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All in all a wonderful culinary experience. The rain dance show prior to the main event was truly a spectacle. Come on Delhites Rush to Kopper Kadai for an extremely pleasant experience and enjoy monsoons like never before.

Atlanta Healthcare’s Air Visual Node- Check the quality of air around you!

Atlanta Healthcare, pioneers in bringing out measures and products to control the ever increasing menace of Air Pollution brought out yet another noteworthy product, the AirVisual NODE to help you monitor the quality of Air around you.

The NODE is a portable air quality monitor that identifies the invisible airborne threats that are posing as grave health hazards.
The NODE keeps us informed about the particulate matter (PM) ,the carbon dioxide ( CO2) levels and Temperature and Humidity on a 5″screen and going as per current scenario via your Smartphone.
The Node is something that gives you instant real time PM,CO2, readings aloong with air quality forecasts.
It provides you with air quality insights and phone alerts too from over an existing network of 8000+ monitors keeping track  of pollution sources and helping you monitor air quality at all levels and through all formats like WiFi ,Internet websites with easy integration.
The Node has a over 5 years internal measurement data logging capacity.
It’s a perfect solution to identifying Air Quality at your home n more so at workplaces and subsequently finding a solution to improve the Air Quality.

System specifications

Atlanta Healthcare AirVisual Air Quality solution complies with the following specifications:

  1. Measures PM2.5, CO2, Temperature, Humidity
  2. Monitor has a screen that shows indoor air quality compared to outdoor
  3. Wi-Fi connectivity with enhanced sensitivity to capture remote Wi-Fi signal
  4. USB charging
  5. Battery that ensures continuous measurements even during temporary power cut (24/7 results). In case of a long power cut, the sensor automatically boots up when the electricity is back, without human intervention
  6. Web-based central reporting of the building’s air quality in real-time
  7. Measurements time intervals are configurable
  8. Air quality data is accessible in real-time from the user-friendly dashboard
  9. System supports automatic alerts based on customized rules
  10. All historical data can be downloaded in CSV format from the web browser
  11. Possibility to monitors all the Nodes inside the AirVisual mobile application
  12. Notifications for iOS device when AQI threshold are reached
  13. The device has over 5 years’ internal measurement data logging capacity
  14. The sensor functions with or without an internet connection
  15. The sensor meets EC directives (CE certification) and FCC requirements
  16. Widgets can be installed on intranet and internet website with easy integration
  17. Widgets are fully configurable to match specific requirements
  18. Widgets can be integrated in digital signage (TV screen, picture frames) across the organization

 

Benefits

  • By controlling indoor air quality, you run air purifiers only when needed, extend your air filter’s life and save costs on replacement
  • Identify air pollution leakage from outdoors in real-time
  • Differentiate your work place by advertising good air quality backed up by data
  • Improve productivity and morale in your work place
  • Ensure the health of those under your responsibility and prevent potential law suits
  • Share and promote the air quality within your own website (intranet or internet) and on digital signage screens in your office.
In today’s world of ever increasing truth of worsening Air Quality the Node is a really welcome product in helping solve this humongous problem in the world.
Slightly steeply priced for an individual but perfect for business establishments.
A great step towards a really much needed Air Quality improvement. A really commendable effort.
The product is available at Amazon and Atlanta Healthcare’s Website for Rs 18990, a small investment for your healthy life.

Book Review- Looped by Munmun Singh Nagpal

A word about the Author, her love for writing started in standard six while writing essays. She also started writing novels for her friends when in tenth class. She has four unpublished novels before getting published with this book.
An MBA in marketing she helps out her husband in his dairy business .

Now Looped that’s what I got when I started the book.
The book is based on Time Travel to the past and it took me time to get used to the technical mumbo jumbo.
But then came an absolutely fascinating story of the Time Traveller, Toby Sezoe, falling in love with a woman from centuries past.
An intriguing story of what the future or past holds for Toby forms the crux of this endearing tale of love.
She cant see him, he can’t feel her and still the author weaves together a wonderful bond of love between the two spanning across time. A really superb must read.

Grab your copy and find out does Toby find his love,is there a way the two could get united???

My Rating 3.5/5

Its Available on Amazon for Rs 150/-

Book Review- Life and The Grey Notes by Mayank S. Singer

A word about the Author first,Mayank Sengar is from a family of culturalists based in the holy city of Varanasi.
He is naturally blessed with a keen eye for the human factor and a fine sense of appreciation for life’s varied experiences which also reflects in his work.
He has an uncanny talent of connecting with people from all strata of society and that in turn is evident of his very real characters in his stories.
Mayank currently lives in Gurgaon with his wife and two lovely kids.

Life and the Grey Notes is a collection of short stories, 10 to be precise.

1. Inside Bermuda Triangle
A story of a modern day confused youth looking for answers to chart his future.
And answers he does get but in a very surreal manner.
Was it God himself leading him or???

2. The Evening Call.
The story of a just retired ever happy and helpful man and his quest for peace in this modern techno savvy society.
A really moving and telling story of the make believe virtual world which all of us are caught up in.

3. Hoping for Hope.
The story of Hope against all odds epitomized in the form of one person:Bhoop Singh,who has a solution to every problem and is the living symbol of inspiration and hope for all around him.
Is he for real or is he too fallible to the vagaries of life??.

4. Who’s the Pet?
A fascinating view point from the author vis a vis the pet that we keep.
Do we provide him with all the security,love and affection or is it actually the vice versa??

5. The Golden Fear.
Another little gem from the Author regarding our love for the yellow metal.
Is it to be bought and put safely in bank for future security or can it be enjoyed by the female members of the family???

6. The Religious Atheist
A story of a young man not very bright in studies and being constantly compared to other bright students.
His gradual dependence,like most ,growing upon praying to God for a miracle.
His subsequent loss of faith.
Does he regain his faith???

7. Blood Group H+
A superb story of an hard working man trying to achieve his small dreams with honesty.
Is it possible in today’s opportunistic world?
Or does he fall prey to the tryst with dishonesty???

8. Lets Judge
As the title clearly suggests we in our day to day life are always more than keen to be judgmental of events and people around us.But a chance encounter of the protagonist with a fellow passenger leaves a mark on him.
Should we Judge???

9. The Unlucky Betrayal
Again the title really says it all.
You may be having the time of your life in everything you do right from childhood to your growing up,lucky you.
But does luck betray you when you least expect it????

10. The God Particle
In this fast paced crazy lifestyle of today one is not able to find answers to so many of life’s riddles.
But somehow one remark from someone gets right into you and becomes the answer to your myriad questions.Right????

Well a simply beautiful collection of short stories touching upon the various facets of life.
A wonderfully simple narrative style that holds your attention.

Highly recommended.

Grab your copy now!!!!!!!

Its available on Amazon for Rs 134/-(paperback)

My Rating 4.5/5

Relive School Moments @ The Classroom, Sector 29, Gurgaon

The Classroom at sector 29, Gurgaon is definitely a walk down the memory lane.
As one enters the first thing that hits you is Nostalgia, as the name suggests the restaurant decor is around classroom.One is transported back in time to the school going days and that itself is a very pleasant feeling. I mean we all still have that child somewhere in us, those numerous memories of school days and in this fast paced life, that’s one place we now seek revisiting the most. Though nature doesn’t allow us to go back in time, but all thanks to places like Classroom, we can at least relive those moments and refresh our most cherished memories.

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The restaurant boasts of a 400 cover spread over three floors.They have a really exhaustive menu both for food and beverages.
Very interesting snippets and photographs adorn the walls.
The classroom effect is very much visible in the lovely decor right from blackboards with some amusing messages to the books used as lampshades, very innovative really. They even have a recreation zone complete with snooker, foosball, darts, and even some swings.

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For Starters we had Palak Patta Chaat, crisp fried palak well mixed with yoghurt and sweet saunth chutney and some green mint chutney.

Club Wellington Eggs Kejriwal, a simply awesome butter toasted bread with cheddar cheese, mushrooms and eggs sunny side up done to perfection. The Lukmi, a Hyderabadi recipe, crisp patty filled with flavoured mince.
The Classroom Maska Chicken served with a rumali, a superbly done tandoori butter chicken in a very innovative style, please don’t expect the typical gravy butter chicken, it was truly different and highly recommended. Really an awesome creation.
The chicken Momos were well done but nothing exclusive really.
For the main course we had The Andhra Chicken which was mildly spiced but with the right authentic flavour. The Keema Ghotala, a really mouthwatering lamb mince with egg and served with really soft maska buns, a real treat.
Meen Moilee a real delicacy of sole fish made in Malabari curry very easy on the palate and left a lingering taste.

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Not to forget the Cocktails n Mocktails.

Couple Chemistry was an interesting mix of Vodka,Pineapple Juice and Beer, and served in a very unique manner,by way of presentation. Year Repeat had a great mix of Vodka, Apple and Peach syrup topped up with Sparkling Wine.
Also had the house brew of wheat beer an absolute delight. Sweet Like You and Outstanding Kick made for some interesting Mocktails.

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The staff is most courteous and eager to serve you with a smile. Superb Food. Excellent Service. Great Ambience. This is a place to visit again and again.Highly Recommended.
The Classroom Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Ghungroo- Delhi’s Only Dinner Theatre, An Experience Beyond Words!

Tucked away at Parsi Anjuman, Bahadurshah Zafar Road, Ghungroo is Delhi’s one and only Dinner Theatre. The concept of dinner theatre in itself is very unusual and thoughtful at the same time and Rudra Experiences are doing a wonderful job of bringing different experiences for us to explore. An absolutely wonderful experience to spend an evening with family n friends. We recently got a chance to witness this and I am so glad we went for it, and trust me I already look forward to going there again, it was so wonderful.


The music and dance show which traces the history of Delhi from the times of its first documented ruler Prithvi Raj Chauhan to its present along with the Audio Visuals is a treat to watch.



As the mesmerizing performances take you through the journey of Delhi becoming the seat of power and it’s cultural impact across India, you are literally on the edge of your seat, and can’t take your eyes off the dancers.



Its  beautifully choreographed and equally well performed and each of the act deserves accolades.
A most interesting musical journey from the Sounds of Yore to the present day. Simply enthralling one hour spent and you cant have a better form of entertainment than this.

For us it was experience beyond words can describe and we created memories for a lifetime.


After the spellbinding performances  a gastronomical delight at Angaare the open air barbecue awaited us
An authentic Indian Barbecue which served delicacies as Seekh Kebabs, Chicken Tikka, Fish Tikka, Paneer Tikka and Mushrooms.
All slow cooked with delicate spices and perfectly done.
Also to accompany the tandoori delicacies were ChickenC, Dal Tadka and Vegetables along with  Tandoori breads.
For dessert there was the Shahi Tukda and Jalebi .Both awesome.
All in all great food and is highly recommended.
A great theatre experience followed by delicious food. Sitting out in the open and enjoying the sumptuous food is a treat.


Don’t miss this for anything, indulge in it and experience Delhi’s culture like never before, its totally worth your time and money, catch a glimpse here

You can check the details here and also book yourself a seat, http://rudraxp.com/daytrip/ghungroo-sounds-of-yore/ so what are you waiting for.. do it right away..

Zaffran- Restaurant Review

Tucked in Star Mall, Sector 30, Gurgaon, is this restaurant called Zaffran. Zaffran, is a kind of saffron found in Kashmir, and the restaurant projects itself for Authentic North Indian Cuisine.
To say the truth, couldn’t agree more with them.


We ordered the following dishes and there is a special reason why I am not describing each dish separately, read on and you will know it..
For Starters

Vegetarian
Kalyani Paneer Tikka
Khumb Nawabi
Dahi ke Kebab
Tandoori Broccoli &

Non Vegetarian
Murgh Malai Tikka
Murgh Chilli Milli
Jhumta Kukkad
Raunaq e Seekh

For Main Course

Paneer Lababdar
Dal Makhni
Chicken Boti Masala
Rarra Meat


If I were to sum up the presentation, the taste and the service I would in one word say everything was AWESOME!!!! and this is the reason I didn’t describe each dish. Everything was so perfect that its beyond words, you just need to experience it.

Their claim to serving authentic North Indian Cuisine is 100% validated.

Truly speaking each and every dish served was a masterpiece on its own with the right mix of spices, tender meat and superb presentation in a quite ambience which can also boast of ever smiling and courteous staff.

The one standout dish that needs a special mention is the Jhumta Kukkad,marinated in rum, which had a very distinctive taste of the marination and cooked to perfection.


A real must if you want to savour some authentic North Indian Delicacies at its best. Sweeten your taste buds with a dose of Gulab Jamuns and you will be sorted even more.


The right place to spend a quite evening with your family and friends and relish some extremely good authentic food.
Zaffran Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Grills on Fire @ The Ancient Barbeque

The Ancient Barbeque hosted a preview of their Grills on Fire festival specially curated by Chef Ashish Massey, Director, The Ancient Brabeque, along with Rohini T Chawla, Masterchef top 12 contestant, Sadaf Hussain, Masterchef , Top 10 contestant and Majid Khan, Biryaniwala discovered by HT City.


Held on the terrace on a warm winter afternoon the setting was absolutely right for A Fiery Feast of Barbeque delights. The entire space was filled with mouth drooling aromas, I mean you just could not ignore it and felt automatically hungry.
There were 26 starters both Non Veg n Veg to be savoured along with some wine and beer and each one of them was a delight. Practically it won’t have been possible to try all 26 of them so we ended up tasting most of the non-vegetrarian variety.


They started with the Brazilian Churrasco Chicken which was grilled to perfection with a right balance of spices.
Then there were the Murg Asafjahi, Mexican Chicken Wings with Hot Sauce, Butter Biryani Chicken and all of them were absolutely delicious. My mouth waters even as I write about them.


Then there were the Mutton Galouti with Ulta Tawa Paratha which were simply mind blowing. Really soft and juicy.
The Mutton Barra was a real treat. The chops were tender and a superb marination enhanced the flavours.
The Kasundi Mahi Tikka, Patrani Machi, Drunken Fish and Prawn Verde were a gourmet’s delight. After trying so much I really could not figure out which one ended up being the best, because all of the dishes were one better than the other.
Tandoori Chicken Momos were another fine creation. Each and every dish served was just simply awesome.


Kudos to all the Chefs, they did a fabulous job with food, their hard work was visible and definitely paid off.
A special mention on the Veg staters which we tried, Brazilian Churrasco Pineapple, Dal Harimirch ki Shammi and Tandoori Chinese Dahi ke Sholey were extraordinary. Even the Tandoori Bhutta looked so tempting.

This entire experience was not just a foodies delight, but to say the least, it was a visual delight too, in fact it evoked all the five senses, the visual beauty, the tastes, the aromas, the sizzles and the warmth.. truly everything was beautiful.

They also served a superb Chicken Biryani and a specially made Chicken Korma which were superb.

The service by the ever smiling most courteous staff was something out of this world.

The Ancient Barbeque deserves a visit over n over again for their mouth watering delicacies and efficient service. We are really grateful to Neha Bahl from Qube Communications to have invited for this culinary experience and also Chef Ashish Messy for his warm hospitality

Rush! Rush!Rush!
Not only for Grills on Fire but anytime you want to relish good food, drinks and an ambience of its own with a smiling cheerful staff who really are efficient.

Launch of E-Vehicles by Okinawa

January 23, 2017 saw the launch of High Performance, Zero emission, Low price E-Vehicles by Okinawa at the Grand Ball Room, Hotel Leela Palace, New Delhi.
Really E-vehicles are the need of the hour, rising fuel prices and more relevant to today’s scenario is the increasing pollution caused by petro driven vehicles.


E-Vehicles have been launched earlier too by other players but have been unable to capture the attention of the public. But in the present state of growing awareness of rising pollution among the public should help Okinawa make inroads into this still very nascent market. And as Mr Jeetender Sharma also pointed out in his address was the major need to make people aware of the many advantages of E-Vehicles as compared to petrol driven ones.


What has been seen in earlier E-Vehicles has been that those electric scooters have all been slow speed ones whereas Okinawa is introducing high speed 55+km/hr electric scooters. Okinawa’s high speed electric scooters can cover a distance of 200 kms with a normal charge which takes about 4 to 6 hours.
Another advantage their scooters have is the dual charge option which , the Fast Charger which takes only 1 to 2 hours.


Okinawa has come up with their first product, Ridge -life charger high speed electric scooter.
It is a beautiful aerodynamically designed scooter available in eye catching color combinations of Red, Green-Gold, Red- White and White.
With alloy wheels, tubeless tyres and telescopic suspension further enhance its all terrain riding capabilities. With 150kgs loading capacity and under the seat storage the Ridge really outclasses any other E bike or scooter.


The Ridge also has approval from RTO’s, Insurance Companies and Leading Banks and financial institutions for easy finance.
The Company is also in talks with the Government to open Charging Stations for multiple E-vehicles .
The Company already has their own manufacturing plant in Rajasthan and is sourcing all parts as per their specifications and strict quality standards locally.

The company plans to bring more high speed and performance driven products in the future to enable the customer some environment friendly easy on the pocket products.


Mr Jeetender Sharma with a rich experience of over 18 years in the auto industry is very ably assisted by his team;Mr Kenji Sumiyoshi,Executive Director, Sales and Marketing and Mr Shotaro Araki,Executive Director-Technical.
Wishing the Company the very best in their honest endeavor to bring an environment friendly product in the market.
Need of the hour really.

LT Foods Organises a Special Event with Chef Sanjeev Kapoor

Friday January 20 ,2017 saw a special event held at Taj Mansingh by LT Foods with their wide range of rice brands like Daawat, Heritage and Royal. LT foods is one of the leaders in several countries including India and the US.
LT Foods brought together one of top ten rising chefs of the world; Chef “JJ” Johnson and world Reknowned Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor from India.


Chef JJ, a highly awarded chef in New York was taken across various basmati growing farms in India to experience the culinary n cultural heritage of India.
On this unique event chef was symbolically handed over the secrets of making Biryani by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor who beside being a brand ambassador for Daawat Rice has had a long association with LT Foods. The association as per Chef Sanjeev Kappor is based on the fact that LT Foods apart from delivering quality products also strives to provide solutions relevant to the chef community.


LT Foods is working similarly in the US and across the Globe to spread awareness about basmati rice .
Chef JJ was equally excited about this unique event and his trip to India. Verbatim “I am in love with India. I just can’t get enough of its vibrant Flavours, Spices and Culture and to be around and see where authentic basmati rice is grown and to meet the farmers has been a game changer for me. Thanks to Royal Basmati and LTF, I have a whole new respect for the rice and the way it os grown and  I can’t wait to get back and share some of my journey in new dishes that I will create using Basmati rice and all that I have learned about Indian food and Culture”


Mr Vijay Kumar Arora, CMD, LT Foods Ltd also emphasised on the company’s endeavor to take Daawat rice across the world and making it a part of American Households successfully so much so that it has attained the No.1 position in North America.

The event saw a live session of Biryani cooked by our very own Chef Sanjeev Kapoor as he actively interacted with the audience. It was great fun meeting Sanjeev Kapoor and learn his amazing dishes.


The event was followed by a sumptuous spread of dishes all created mainly using Basmati rice.
Specially the different types of Biryani’s made from Basmati rice, unique in itself. I enjoyed being a part of this event and learn so much about Basmati Rice, hope LT food continues to share their expertise and knowledge with us.

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