Monday, April 20, 2015

Catching up with friends at coffee shops in Pune

Cafes in Pune

The original meaning of Café/Coffee shops is a small informal place where coffee and light food is served. Traditionally coffee shops used to be parts of hotels only. But these days coffee shops in Pune are best known as second home to Punekars. Or in other words cafes in Pune is the heartthrob of young Puneites.

Wednesday, April 15, 2015

Kolkata Style Chicken Egg Roll | Bengali Chicken Kati Roll | Kolkata Street Food

Bengali Chicken Kati Roll Recipe | Scratching Canvas

I’ve admitted many times that I’m a big snacker! And I would even ditch a meal to enjoy extra snacks! There were days when I was a student on the streets of Kolkata, the ultimate destination of street food lovers and on my way back all those deliciousness on the pavements used to invite me and I never had any choices but accepting their invitations. Singara, Kochuri, Alur Dom, Khasta Kochuri, Chaat, Dahi Vada, Aloo Vada, chowmein and yes sometimes fuchka and churmur used to be part of them too as sourness has never been my forte. But when it comes to Egg Roll or Egg Chicken Roll and Mughlai Porota it is a complete different ball game. Oh boy! I’ve been a true lover of them, till date! And there is no shame in admitting that ignoring such a beauty for a long time is a crime. But it’s better be late than never you know; so I’m (finally) penning down the recipe of Bengali style Egg Chicken Roll aka Kolkata Chicken Kati Roll.

Friday, April 10, 2015

Restaurant Review | MoMo Café | Courtyard by Marriott | Hinjewadi | Pune

Courtyard by Marriott | Hinjewadi |

Let me disclose in the very beginning of this review; I’m not a buffet person, not at all. I simply can’t handle so many foods together and I end up with over loaded stomach. So no, buffet is not my forte though I don’t hesitate to stop by whenever I grab such opportunities.

Recently I got a voucher of buffet at MoMo Café, Hinjewadi from Zomato Team and I was there on a Saturday night.

Tuesday, April 7, 2015

Satisfying Your Chaat Cravings in Pune

Chaat shops in Pune

Chaat’! One little yet powerful word that can make one drool even with the name only! For those poor guys, who have no idea what I’m talking about, let me explain a bit. Chaat is a unique Indian addition to the world of street food. And Maharashtra is the mother of this food. As Puneites are known for the fondness of their soul foods, Pune can be called as the capital of chaat shops.

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Traditional Gajar ka Halwa | Vegan Indian Carrot Pudding | Eggless Carrot Halwa

 Vegan Indian Carrot Pudding | Scratching Canvas

A large bowlful of warm Gajar ka Halwa aka Carrot Halwa and a good thriller: it was the scene at my home for past one week whenever I got some free time in hands. Not to mention it’s Vegan Carrot Halwa as you already know I’m lactose intolerant.
Recently I noticed I’ve penned down so many times about my feelings towards winter but I never mentioned anything about Gajar ka Halwa (only a tiny mention in Beetroot Halwa recipe) though it has a deep relationship with my winter days since childhood. So the traditional recipe of Gajar ka Halwa and little chitchats are today’s pick.