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Easy peasy spinach, carrot and chickpeas stirfry

Ingredients:

1 tsp oil

Half grated carrot

8 finelly chopped cloves of garlic

1 tsp chilli flakes

I bowl of coarsely chopped spinach

Handful of boiled chickpeas

1/2 teaspoon black pepper powder

Salt to taste.

Method:

Heat oil in a pan and add garlic. Fry the garlic until it becomes brown then add chilli flakes and fry till there is a nutty aroma. Then add the carrot and spinach and add salt and pepper. Fry till the water from the spinach evaporates. Then add the chickpeas and sauté for  3- 5 mins. Serve hot.

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A deliciously good caramello pudding.

What do you do when you have an instant ice cream craving? You go and get some ice cream. So it was this one day that i was craving for some ice cream with some warm caramel. Caramel was always my favorite.So i went and got myself A hot Caramello pudding. That is a bowl of real goodness, trust me.

This bowl of deliciousness has a scoop of butterscotch ice cream, a nice peice of warm caramel cakey pudding and its topped off with hot toffee sauce and nuts. Its like all of those were almost made for each other. This right here is just soulfood and if you love caramel this is your dessert. On your first bite dont forget to grab a bit of everything and feel the warmth of the flavours.

Grab yourself a hot caramello pudding at Corner House, Bangalore and also dont forget to try out their signature sundae, the Death By Chocolate sunday.

Arabic coffee in Heritage village, Dubai

During my visit to Dubai i was very interested in learning everything about middle eastern cuisine and one of the things that caught my interest was the Arabic coffee and the coconut sweet balls.

It was a pleasant evening and after a long walk through the Heritage village I got thirsty and that’s when I came across a café and I learnt that they serve Arabic coffee. The seating of the place was just by the creek and that was so relaxing after all the walking around. The Arabic coffee is served in a metal jug and if you’re not a real coffee lover you will be done with just one cup. The jug gives at least four cups and is piping hot and refreshing.


The coffee is light and refreshing. It is not very strong but has the flavours of elaichi and cloves. It’s the sort of beverage that relaxes you and gives you instant energy. Served in elegant small cups, this coffee is a real treat for all those coffee lovers.


These tiny coconut sweets are given along with coffee. These sweets are made of coconut, sugar and elaichi powder and are delicious. They compliment the coffee perfectly and every time you sip the coffee after a bite of these sweets, it’s almost like it refreshes your taste buds.

The overall Arabic coffee experience is something that is out of this world and apart from its nutritional value it is a refreshing beverage and a must try if you’re ever in Dubai.

 

Dhaba breakfast in Manali, Himachal Pradesh

 

it was a cold morning in the month of November and the temperature dropped to 11 degrees and I was craving for some authentic dhaba food. To my luck we had stopped and it was breakfast time and I was hungry. When I got out of the bus and looked over I saw a dhaba and I was so excited. I was all geared up to try out some authentic food. So I went over and placed an order for aloo paratha and some piping hot masala chai. I could watch them make my order and that got me all the more excited. My order was out in minutes and I was all set to dig in. The aloo paratha was soft and delicious and loaded with lots of the potato filling, it was served with a big dollop of fresh butter and a side of yogurt. Once I started eating I couldn’t stop myself because the food was simple yet so satisfying. I took a sip of my hot masala chai and I felt the warmth from all the spices in it. With my first sip I was hit with the flavours of the elaichi and cloves and as I swallowed my throat felt the warmth from the dried ginger. It was simply the most amazing breakfast experience.

Bread pakora in Shimla 

During the cold winters in Shimla, hot bread pakoras are the best street food. After all the shopping in the cold I got hungry real quick and I was looking for a quick bite that would warm me up. As I kept walking through the lanes of busy shops I found this small street food joint that was serving the famous aloo tiki and bread pakoras and unlike many other street food joints this place made every order from scratch. It looked delicious so I placed my order and in 10mins I was served. The pakoras were crispy on the outside and soft on the inside with a well seasoned potato filling and was served with a mint chutney that was spicy and a tamarind chutney that was sweet and tangy.It was hot and my first bite almost burnt my mouth but at the same it was the most delicious bread pakora I’ve ever had and it was one of those foods that kept me warm all through my shopping.

The Oats buttermilk

This right here is every oats lovers dream. Its creamy, flavourful and filled with nutrients. This buttermilk is also best when had as dinner as it helps you keep the calories low and keeps you full through the night.

Ingredients:

3 teaspoons of oats

4 teaspoons of lowfat yogart

1/2 glass water

1 green chilli

1 small peice of ginger

5-10 stalks of corriander leaves

1/2 teaspoon himalayan pink salt

Method

Dry roast oats until golden brown. Then soak it in room temperature water for 10minutes. When the oats become very soft add it to a blender along with the other ingredients and blend until smooth and creamy. serve chilled.