Tag: Food Blog

Finding The Motivation To Prepare Homemade Meals

You’re more likely to order a takeout meal if you haven’t got any plans as to what you’re going to eat. Instead of waiting until that evening to decide what you’re having to eat, try planning your meals in advance.

How To Add More Protein To Your Diet

Do you want to integrate more protein into your diet? Here are some simple and succulent ways to boost your protein intake. Taking enough protein during your meals is usually not complicated. Especially if your meals usually contain a piece of chicken or protein-rich fish. But when your menus contain foods that are not as high in protein – such as soups or pasta dishes, for example – it might be good to consider certain supplements. This can ensure the protein intake of your meals, especially if you are sporty. To ensure protein intake to your daily dishes and your day, eat boiled eggs, dairy products, powdered protein, beans and tofu rich in protein. Here are several methods that can be applied to help you achieve your protein intake goals. Chicken is a great way to do this! You may want to look at smoked spatchcock chicken for example.

Which Are Truly The Healthiest Diets?

If you are keen to try and make sure that you are as healthy as possible, your diet is always one of the most important things to think about. As long as you eat well, in general you will feel well, and you’ll just be a lot healthier on the whole. A good diet can often be the difference between general overall health and wellbeing, and the complete opposite of that.

4 Best Travel Destinations for Foodies

If you’re a foodie, there is no better way to explore the world than by visiting its top destinations for food. But, with so many incredible places to choose from and countless new dishes to experience, where do you start? To help narrow things down, we’ve put together a list of four unforgettable culinary journeys that will satisfy your appetite for adventure!

Creating A Multinational Meal At Your Next Dinner Party

Food and culture have very strong ties throughout the world. Many regions, cities, and towns use the food they make as a big part of their identity, showing the world what they can do when they have the right ingredients. The digital age has enabled people to try more foods from across the globe than ever before, while also enabling normal people to learn about the foods available in different countries. Of course, though, this is something that you can take advantage of for your next dinner party. To help you out with this, this post will be exploring some tips that should make it easier to create the meal of your dreams.

Pizza Delizia and Burrito Boys, Dining at the Cafe!

Pizza Delizia and Burrito Boys have been one of my favourites and by now you would know this since I have mentioned about them in my previous posts as well. With Pizza Delizia, my experience was limited to a home delivery only, and Burrito Boys I had visited physically last year. But now since they have both come together and it has become like a gourmet cafe, my experience of dining out was very different.

Social and Delectable Dining Experience at Noaa!

The moment you enter Noaa, you cannot help noticing its quirky decor, from chairs to walls, everything draws your attention almost instantly. Situated in the YU Hotel, Candolim, Noaa opened its doors just a few months back and has brought in a great fusion of Pan Asian cuisine with some local Goan flavours.

Celebrating Lohri In A Delectable Way With ITC Grand Goa!

Being from a Punjabi family who has lived for most years in Delhi, we always celebrated Lohri with a lot of pomp and show. The bonfire, dhol and some particular food dishes have always been significant to the festival. Now living in Goa, we didn’t know what to expect, whether anyone celebrates the festival or not was a big question.

Tips for Making the Best Soft Pretzels!

Soft pretzels are one of the best things to use to make a sandwich, or to eat on their own. You can buy some delicious soft pretzels from a number of brands, but if you’re someone who likes to bake, you can also make them at home.

Kerala Kitchen At Cafe On 3, Holiday Inn, Mayur Vihar

I visited Holiday Inn New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida yesterday to experience Kerala Kitchen – Melange of flavors from God’s own country, a 9-day long food promotion at its all-day dining eatery, Cafe on 3. The ambiance, the decor, and the music, all resonated well with the vibes that Kerala has to offer.

Master Chef Rejimon, specially flown from Kerala, curated the food promotion offering various signature delicacies from Kochi, Malabar, and Travancore to cover the different elements of authentic food from Kerela. There were interactive stations with themed decor creating a memorable experience for the guests. The entire promotion has 3 cycling menus, which have been prepared to keep in mind the palettes of both vegetarians and non-vegetarians.

Every place has its own culture, tradition, and food and so does Kerala. Few of Chef Rejimon’s signature delicacies include –

Idiyappam Chemmeen Biryani, a dish prepared using Malabar style masalas and has an aromatic flavor

Murniga Kanthari, a tribal chicken dish from central Kerala

Prawn Urulakizhangu Dosa, prawn patties topped with chef’s special masala

Chemmeen Kakka Roti, prawn and rice dumpling

Attirachi Vendakka, lamb cooked with okra

Pidi Kozhi, a traditional home-style chicken dish and many more creations from his repertoire.

 

The dishes that were the part of the menu on the launch day of the event is what I got to savor and they were as follows:

SALAD
PACHA MANGA SALAD

Shredded Raw Mango with onions & tomatoes

PINEAPPLE PACHA MULAGU SALAD

Pineapple and Green Chili

KOZHI PORICHA SALAD-NV

Fried Chicken with tempered mustard

SEAFOOD CURRY VEPPILA SALAD-NV

Curry leaves marinade mix seafood with onions and lime

 

Pickle – Raw Mango Pickle, Bitter Gourd Pickle, Pineapple Pickle, Beetroot Pickle, Inji Puli

Pachadi – Beetroot Pachadi, Bitter Gourd Pachadi, Pineapple Pachadi

Chutneys – Raw Mango Chammanthy, Coconut Chutney, Inji Chammanthy

SOUP
PINEAPPLE RASAM

Green chili infused pineapple soup

SEAFOOD THENGA PAL SOUP

Mix Seafood Broth with coconut milk

STARTER-LIVE STATION
VAZHAPOO CUTLET

Banana Flower with mashed potatoes patties

 

ULLI VADA

Red onion fritter

 

KANE PORICHATHU

Deep fried ladyfish infused with spices

SEAFOOD VADA MASALA

Seafood dumpling tossed with onion tomato masala

 

STAPLE – LIVE STATION

APPAM

IDIAPPAM

PAROTA

PUTTU

KADALA CURRY

VEGETABLE ISHTU

CHICKEN ISHTU

 

MAIN COURSE-VEG
VAZHAKKA KOON ULARTHIYATHU

Tempered Raw Banana and Mushroom

VELLARI MANGA CURRY

Raw Mango and white pumpkin curry

 

URULAKKIZHANGU VADA CURRY

Potato and lentil dumpling curry

 

MAIN COURSE-NON VEG
KUMARAKOM MEEN PATTICHATHU

spiced fish curry with fish tamarind

SURIYANI KOZHI PIDI

Syrian Christian style chicken & rice dumpling curry

 

MUTTON KURUMULAGU ROAST

Mutton with black pepper masala

FLAVOURED RICE
MALABAR SEAFOOD BIRIYANI

Malabar style aromatic biryani with seafood

MALLIYILA CHORU

Coriander Scented Rice with grated coconut

DESSERTS
VAZHAPOO PARIPPU PAYASAM

Tender coconut and Banana flower cooked with jaggery and coconut milk

NEYYADA

Layered steamed cake with eggs and nut

PAZHAM VILAYICHATHU

Caramelized banana with coconut and nuts

 
PALADA PRADAMAN

Rice flakes cooked with cardamom infused sweetened milk

 

The dishes that I have marked in bold made for my favorites, the spices, and the flavors were just right. I had tried some of these dishes on my trip to Kerala and I can easily say that there was no difference in the authenticity of the taste. Kudos to chef Rejimon and Cafe on 3 team for recreating the flavors without any compromise.

The carefully crafted menu comprised of traditional food, succulently created from fresh ingredients and deftly spiced by the culinary expert. The festival is a celebration of Chef Rejimon’s culinary journey covering the state of Kerala from North to South and offers the guests an opportunity to treat themselves to authentic Kerala delicacies.

The festival is indeed a rare treat for food lovers and shouldn’t be given a miss. I have been privileged to experience it on day 1 and also meet Chef Rejimon in person.

Date: 30th November – 8th December 2018 | Time: 1900 hours to 2300 hours | Venue: Café on 3, a full-service buffet restaurant at Holiday Inn New Delhi Mayur Vihar Noida