Monday, August 31, 2015

Novelty tea house..sowcarpet

We reached there anyhow ,asking evrybody and when we saw the exterior, my hubby was sorely dissappointed and told came here all the way for this..I was sheepish, couldnt say anything..frankly i too never expected this..ambiance..what is that..its very conjusted, no place to move or sit properly, seats are torn, walls are chipped.Good for take away only..on top of that they dont served dinner on sundays..its only snacks.
We started with lassi..sweet one and it was good, but nothing special,next masala was totally yummy, very good.
Since everybody was praising their pao bhaaji, we ordered pao bhaji, and it was really good, they serve more bhaaji than needed , so that they can ask you want more pao..ofcourse at extra cost..
Next we thought of Aloo tikki and corn sandwich...first one they serve with dollops of curd, whereas we are habitual of eating completely covered with curd, and when we asked him for more, the waiter said we dont put extra..hellooo..even hawker never says we are paying 100 bucks for a plate and for a little thing he said no..
sandwiches were good, though I think either corn or medium was not fresh.
Service ..quick
price..on an average..all snacks are in 100..120 range per plate

If i am in that area, i can go there for a snack, but otherwise not good for dining out, not with children as no place there..We were sitting besides water cans, fridge 

Friday, May 22, 2015

My Fortune....cathedral road

We tried the Saturday night buffet over there..Since its five star we expected good ambiance and we were not thing I liked was the spacious seating.

In the moctails they had just one variety but it was  totally to go for..very yummy.

Then in the vegetarian starters he brought vada, pakora and fried vegetable and all of them were good.
In the main section they had very good bread section, then we tried paneer khurchan, ma ki daal, dahi vada , green mix veg and there to southern style vegetables too.....they had lot more variety ib non veg. Though the variety was not much but the food was good......

In the dessert there were many baked varieties 4 types of icecream, karachi halwa and bread pudding...whatever was there was very good and tasty but i missed indian desserts something like gulab jamun or jalebi.

Service was prompt and courteous..I liked it.

It cost us 899/ per person because we had taken groupon coupon , otherwise I think it is 1200/ per person.

Monday, May 11, 2015

Little Italy

We went to this place in Beasant nagar. Got the table immediately.
Ambiance is very nice and cosy and gives a very clean feeling with starched table cloths and all.
Service is also quick, we ordered Long Island in Mocktails and veg,cream soup and both were totally to go for..very nice
Then we took special tacos and pizza..both were very good, yummy,My husband was so happy to find this place.
Since both the dishes had paneer, we were totally stuffed and didnt have any place for dessert, but they had nice variety including Tiramisu.
Now i would like to point out 2-3 small things, like in service he always brought the dish first then plates then cutlery whereas it should be the other way round.
Both the dishes were very tasty but for tacos, I cant say that they were authentic Mexican..for that we need guacamole and sour cream, but I know that with the prices of Avocado so high in India, its difficult to manage that in  a reasonable price.
All in all a very good experience..its pure added attraction for me

On an average it will cost around 1500/ for two, or may be a little less..

Monday, May 4, 2015


I was looking for a north Indian vegetarian restaurant, so this week we tried this one. 
Compared to other restaurants in this category I found the ambiance quite good..with decor seating and space.Luckily we got the table immediately, otherwise there was waiting later on.

I was happy to see mocktails on the menu and so we ordered lassi and Pommegranate moctail, lassi was nothing special but moctail was good and so were the starters..dahi ke kabab..they we yummy.

In the main course we tried delhi highway special daal and kadhai paneer..Daal was I have tasted in Chennai, kadhai Paneer was also fine, in the breads, missi roti wasnt worth it but naan and kulcha were good.

There was enough variety in desserts also, but we were full, so didnt try anything.

All this came at a price of 1700/ if we had ordered desserts also, .complete meal for two wouldnt be less than 2000/..may be a little more

They have a thali on weekdays for 499/.nett..why cant they have somthing like that on weekends too..may be increase the price, or decrease the variety or make it a limited thali..would be more enjoyable.

One thing which brings this restaurant a little lower is the service..people are neither courteous, nor smiling..I seriously like the place where people are friendly..specially in a hospitality bussiness. Here they care a damn..

So I would say food is good, ambiance is  also good, service is bad,and may judge your self..



Monday, April 13, 2015

Raintree Annasalai

I have tried raintree in Alwarpet but never this one, so I gave it a try yesterday. We tried Their multi cuisine restaurant..Kitchen.

It is quite spacious, but seating and all is quite ordinary, secondly I dont like the glass walls on the inner gives you the feeling that you are eating on the road.

On Sundays they have five live counters for pizza ,pasta dosa etc.

There were two mocktails..and fruit mix was quite good.

In the starters they had fried vegetables chineses style, tawa fry, kabab, papdi chaat etc...I liked only kabab.,,

vegetable soup was quite spicy.

In the main course there was quite a lot of variety in vegetables, salad, breads and they had dahi vada also...I liked ma ki daal,daal tadka, pulao with sulatana and zuchhini...First time i saw somewhere kesar paneer, but it was just ok. Naan were good.

In the dessert section, they had good Indian sweets..I loved them and then some baked delights, icecreams and fruits.

Top it all with coffee or tea..

All this for approximately 2000/ person..I find the rates too much....not value for money.

Monday, March 16, 2015


This Sunday we were looking for a good north Indian joint on ECR as we like to drive thru that road,but now that road has become a total concrete.such fast development though its a sore to the eyes.I was searching the net, asked few friends and then zeroed on Delhi Dhaba..Its opposite to VGP Beach and there are three restaurants Malgudi,one Delhi dhaba and one for fast food.

We went to Delhi has a retro bollywood ambiance with old heroes pictures everywhere. Bamboo legs of tables are fine but otherwise it looks very old. Outside it was looking good with village look but then the weather was hot and I wanted to sit inside in airconditioning.

The one who took the order looked like an old fat clerks you see in offices..nothing pleasant about him.On the table there was a card telling us that they have two chef special..paneer kabab and vegetable kababs platter..we ordered tomato soup and veg.kabab platter, as we tgought we will order pane

er in main dish.But what he brought was quite big for two and had more paneer than vegetables, they charged also whopping 750/ for i like the places where while taking orders , waiters tell us that its too big for two.Anyway platter was good and we were almost full after that...

So we ordered stuff kulcha and was ok, not good, not even good pickles.

Rates are reasonable, like most vegetables are in 220/ range..

I missed the mocktails there, they have lassi, etc

I wouldnt say it was bad, but it wasnt very good even, they could make the experience so much better with a little consideration for decor and uniforms and all.

Friday, July 11, 2014

instant snack

I was looking for some fresh snacks and didnt want to spend too much time and I got this idea..
If you have some namkeen lying with you , just dry grind it in the mixer and your filling is ready.Or you can take any daal mix from Haldiraam and grind it.
Then knead some maida with some oil and water. make it a hard dough, now you can make small samosas and .Bhakar badi.........both
for samosa take a small ball of dough, roll it in an oblong shape, cut into half and make a little samosa and deep fry on medium heat.
For..Bhakhar badi....take a medium size ball and roll it like a chapati, then spread the filling with a spoon and press it a little so that it sticks. Then roll the chapati int o a roll and then cut into small pieces and then deep fry on medium heat.
You can eat it fresh and keep it also for long period