Archive of ‘Food’ category

Mosque Road in all its Glory

When I began to write this post about Mosque Road, I found it a little difficult to put into words how I feel about street food, and especially the people selling it. So I took a little help from Anthony Bourdain.

“I think of [street food] as the antidote to fast food; it’s the clear alternative to the king, the clown and the colonel. It’s faster, and chances are it’s healthier than something at a traditional fast food restaurant. I would much rather give my money to a neighbor or an individual than to a gigantic corporation that owns half the world. Maybe it’s naïve of me, but I prefer food made by an identifiable human that’s actually cooking.”

 -Anthony Bourdain

And maybe that’s half the charm of street food, the people behind it. While waiting for our Pahadi Ghosh at one of the stalls, we got talking to the man behind the meat- who was here from Shimoga. When he saw my camera, he asked me to wait for five minutes- and then made sure I got the perfect clip of him grilling our meet, complete with a mini fire show.

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Pahadi Ghosh

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Nutella Cheesecake

This cheesecake is a wonder recipe. Every time I’ve made it, people end up thinking I’m a masterchef. Little do they know that the only thing you need to know to make this cheesecake is how to use a blender. This cheesecake is classic Nigella- painfully easy, but ridiculously indulgent. And when I read the recipe on her site for the first time, I knew I had to try it.

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Breakfast Time at Red Fork Cafe

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There are few things quite as wonderful as an all-day breakfast. The delight of being utterly confused by a plethora of choices  when it comes to ordering eggs is unparalleled.

On a friend’s recommendation I tried out the breakfast  at Red Fork Cafe in Indiranagar. What followed was what I can only describe as guiltless gluttony.

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Peanut Butter Cookies

Hello again! So the reason I’ve been MIA is that I’ve been studying for the (dreaded) GMAT. The last couple of weeks have been full of intense studying, and well, my blog has been conveniently forgotten :/ But not for long!

When I study, I am constantly eating, especially dessert. But since I don’t have the time nor the inclination to bake anything, I make do with a spoonful of nutella or some peanuts and jaggery. Off late I’ve been eating peanut butter and chocolate chips ( a make shift peanut butter cup!) So for my next post I decided to do something with peanut butter and chocolate and found this recipe for some super peanut butter & snickers cookies.

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Red Velvet

When it comes to Valentines Day, I’m pretty neutral– I don’t have the sudden urge to watch multi starcast romantic comedies, nor do I rant about the commercialization of the day while imagining cupid’s head on the bulls eye of a dartboard. But I saw this on Pinterest the other day as a  Valentines Day card, and I thought to myself what better way to celebrate the Day of Love than with the one thing that I will always love- cake!

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And red being the colour of the season, there was but one obvious choice- Red Velvet!

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Chocolate Tart

Last week, while making cheesecake, I made too much of the biscuit base ( read about it here) which left me with twice the amount of base I needed. I put the extra away in my fridge, and discovered it a few days later, and this just so happened to coincide with an intense chocolate craving that I was having.

I found some dark chocolate at home, and some regular Amul cream, and voila- a chocolate tart to satisfy my cravings!

 

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Cheesecake for Lunch!

So this is my first recipe on the blog! I love to eat food, and it turns out I like to cook too. One of my resolutions this year was to do more with my time, and the plan is to make something yummy at least once a week. I hope I stick to it!

It was a friend’s birthday on Monday, and the most appropriate gift I could think of was a good, dense fulfilling cheesecake. So I did what any novice would do- I googled it 😀

I think my exact words were ‘Easy baked cheesecake’ and I used the first recipe in the search results which you can see here.

I used Britannia Digestive biscuits for the base, and Britannia cream cheese for the filling.

Couple of tips :

1. Add butter to your biscuits a little bit at a time and mix as you go. I ended up adding too much butter and had to add a lot more biscuit to even it out. So I had a lot more of the base than I wanted. Now I need to figure out what to do with the rest of the biscuit mixture.

2. The recipe calls for 4 eggs. After adding three the mixture was quite runny so I stopped there. Add the eggs one at a time and mix, so you know whether to add another or not.

Even with all the blunders, it was delicious! If you try it out, let me know how it turns out :)

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Keep that Coffee Hot!

I’m a fan of filter coffee and chai. All these lattes ,cappuccinos and espressos just don’t hit the right spot for me. On a regular trip to any of these coffee shops, I just stick to tea. So when Starbucks opened up in the city a couple of weeks ago, I wasn’t waiting in line on the first day to get a cup of one of their much talked about brews. I went much later, thinking I’d be able to avoid all the frenzy and long queues- and boy was I wrong! And after a visit to Starbucks, I now see what the fuss is all about!

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Sunny Days

When it comes to food and cuisines, Italian and Indian are on top of my list. There is something so comforting about a bowl of warm pasta in marinara sauce or a really really cheesy lasagna. And Sunny’s  is a household name for Italian food in Bangalore. Although on the pricey side, they serve excellent food- consistently. AND they are pet friendly!

Sunny’s has been around for a while, although in various locations. They recently moved from Vittal Mallya Road to Lavelle Road ( literally a stone’s throw away) and so we went to see the new place.They have converted an old bungalow to a gorgeous two level restaurant with indoor and outdoor seating. The old Sunny’s was very well done, and was quite glamourous, but their new space has a charm  and warmth that that was lacking in the old space.
All photographs have been taken by Anoop Nagendra. You can see more of his work here

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