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

Monday, June 30, 2014


This is the new hotel in Velachery Chennai..They have many restaurants and Peshawri is one of one can order the food a la cart only.

Hotel has grand area in reception and its quite huge, then we go to the restaurant..quite opulently Afghan's style...Here for vegetarians there are green aprons and non vegetarians red ones..the apron are there in place of napkins. Service is OK, not much to talk about.

Mocktails are all good..papad and chatney is served on house..mocktails are around 375/ E

Then we ordered main course, he suggested us one......and when ordered it was like starter kababs .we ordered paneer khurchan and daal was the core. Then their Naan bukhara is so big that it can be shared by 4-5 persons..All the side dishes are in the range of 975-1050 and breads around 195. though naan bukhara is for 1050/..

They have quite limited menu and though service is good, its not value for money at all.

63, Mount Road, Guindy,
 Chennai,  600032, 
Phone:+91 44 2220 0000

Thursday, May 1, 2014

La Shakahari

This restaurant is there in residential area of Nungambakkam..Pyrocroft garden road..It had special appeal for me as its a pure vegetarian restaurant and with global cuisine.
When we entered we were surprised to see that it wasnt very crowded, normally on sundays all of them are.But we were happy because I dont like crowded noisy places. That way here seating and ambiance is can eat in piece.

Now i looked at the menu..they have Mexican, Mediterranean, oriental and Indian, but for that they have made whole Mediterranean or Mexican  package for one person is 475/ per person and one cant share it..Like I cant eat that much on my own, so either they should limit the quantity  and then let the guest share..that way we can try many things..Because of their mismanaged menu I couldnt try anything like that, we went for a la carte...

We asked for tomato soup and then we came to know that they are having a scheme where some dishes are being given complimentary one for one, so we got two soups. Anyway that scheme also wasnt very clear, so we didnt bother. Soup was excellent, worth it
Next dish we ordered was Paneer was ok, Paneer wasnt marinated properly, so it was bland inside.
And then we took vegetarian platter had variety of kababs..some ok, some good.
For dessert, I wanted to try gulabjamun baked with was horrible..and not value for money even..very little quantity and then they baked it in the same place where garlic bread was being done, so it had all the smell of garlic..imagine a sweet smelling of garlic.

All in all its an average restaurant with average prices..
!000/ for two.

20, Pycrofts Garden Road, Nungambakkam,


044 28265000, +91 9940415747

Thursday, March 6, 2014


Basera is located on ECR with a very good ambiance. For buffet one can sit inside, otherwise outside there are tables under trees. If in a group of 20, tree top arrangements are there.We went for lunch and found the surrounding very very good, with water falling at one place...

Now about food, since i am a vegetarian, I can tell you about vegetarian only..There are three types of soup to order in the range of 90/..E

In starters there is Paneer Tikka, Hare bhare kabab, in Chinese section..spring roll and all. We tried hare bhare kabab, they were good and healthy too as they were baked not fried.Every dish is around 190/..

In the main dishes there were lot of varieties we tried Malai kofta and Kadhai paneer, both were very well prepared and portions were also good.All special side dishes are in the range of 220..230,daals are around 160..190.

And naans..they were the best, In Chennai I havent seen better than them, we tried pudina paratha, butter naan and stuffed kulcha and everything was perfect.Its in the range of 45..70/..

In desserts we tried kulfi thinking that it will be served with faluda and all, but here I was dissappointed, it was like they had put amul kulfi in the bowl..for 120/..

In menu they have chinese dishes, variety of icecreams, juices and all..

It is worth going there..good restaurant.

Their buffet is priced.707/ per person


Monday, February 17, 2014


This is a restaurant in Residency hotel at G.N.Chetty street.We had sunday lunch over there.

Ambiance: It is OK, not very opulent, but nice. As soon as you enter the hotel, the restaurant is just in front of you. Seating is fine, we got the table immediately, though it was crowded.

Food: For the starters they have two vegetarian  variety, it was potato pakoras and small uttapam with onion. and two mocktails and vegetable soup. Starters were good and service was very prompt.
Salad...There were usual 4-5 types of it,even dahi vada was also kept with starters, I liked pineapple with spices.
Then in the main dishes, there was so much variety of vegetables..yam, radish with peas, green koftas, paneer,2-3 southern varieties,zeera potato,brinjal salan,tadka daal,Date pulao, plain rice, curd rice, gobhi rolls and naan, roti I liked date pulao very much same for paneer, was very tasty, gtobhi rolls, radish with peas were also good.
Desserts: First time I liked trifle pudding, there were three types of cakes, four types of ice cream accompanied by chocolate sauce and butter scotch( I dint like butter scotch, it was burnt),bengali sweet, milk barfi, aval pyasam, kesari and cheese cake.
All that ended with Betel leaves.
All in all it was good value for money, they had many non veg varieties too, but since I dint take it, I cant say anything about them.

Tariff....687/ per person
The Residency,
 No. 49, G.N.Chetty Road,
 T.Nagar, Chennai