The Junction Matunga | Best Pancakes, Waffles, Shakes in Mumbai

Junction Matunga
Early this year The Junction Matunga opened its doors to serve the best waffles, pancakes and shakes.

Junction Matunga

Satisfy your sweet tooth at The Junction Matunga.

My recent visit there left me wanting to go back! I tried a whole bunch of things from their menu and loved most of them. Here’s what I tried at The Junction.

Pancakes

Junction Matunga

Red Velvet Bazooka

Junction Matunga

I’ve never been one to love Pancakes – until I tried the Red Velvet Bazooka at The Junction. So fluffy and so indulgent! These are red velvet pancakes topped up with an over generous amount of nutella and white chocolate. You can even request for some additional toppings. One portion serves served 10 mini pancakes and should cost approximately Rs.150.

The Godfather

Junction Matunga

Now this is exactly as the name suggests – EPIC! These pancakes are topped with nutella, dark and white chocolate sauce, chocolate chips, chocolate crisps and anything else that you want! Not only do these look so good, but they are also sinfully delicious. One portion serves served 10 mini pancakes and should cost approximately Rs.180.

Waffles

Junction Matunga

Valentines

Junction Matunga

These are the cutest waffles I’ve seen – red hearts topped with whopped cream and chocolate sauce. And such a good size. Their waffles are neither too crunchy nor too spongy. These would cost you Rs.180 and you get 2 heart shaped waffles in a serving.

Dark & White

Junction Matunga

This is a regular waffles but with a combination of white and dark chocolate and it is topped with white chocolate chips. I found their waffles to be slightly bigger than the other places serving waffles in the city. This costs you Rs.120.

Shakes

Junction Matunga

Popcorn

Junction Matunga

This is like drinking popcorn – the exact feel of munching popcorn is what you get with just 1 sip of the Popcorn shake at The Junction. And honestly, the flavor is kinda addictive. One bottle of this will cost you Rs.150.

Strawberry Cookie

Junction Matunga

Strawberry and cookies is quite an underrated combination. When I tried this milkshake here I was totally in love with the tarty strawberry flavour and the feel and flavor of a chocolate cookie with it. This costs Rs.150 and you absolutely must try it.

Judwaa

Junction Matunga

When Hazelnut, Chocolate and Nutella come together, it feels like this shake. Definitely a must try for anyone who loves that hazelnut flavor. This one will cost you Rs.150.

The Junction Matunga spells value for money for me. Generous toppings, so much variety, good flavors – they have it all going on. So if you feel like indulging on a budget then this is the place for you. They also have something called Bombay 21 in which you get 2 heart shaped waffles, 1 milkshake and 6 pancakes and all of this for Rs.360. It’s a very good deal if you are going in a group and want to try multiple things.

Junction Matunga

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What to Eat in Jaipur?

Eat in Jaipur
If you are looking for suggestions on what to eat in Jaipur, then you have come to the right place!

Watch these videos of the best food that you need to eat in Jaipur.

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Here are all the things that you need to eat in Jaipur.

Aloo Tikki Chaat and Paneer Ghevar at L.M.B.

Eat in Jaipur Paneer Ghevar

L.M.B. is an institution in itself and you need to begin every trip to Jaipur by visiting this place. They are famous for a lot of things but I absolutely recommend trying out their Aloo Tikki Chaat. Also don’t forget to pack some of their super famous Paneer Ghevar for home.

Tadkewali Maggi and Chai at Tapri

Eat in Jaipur Tadkewali Maggi

Another must visit it Tapri. Get here around sunset time and enjoy a nice cutting chai and their tadkewali maggi. It’s got so much fried onion on top that you will not be able to stop having it!

Malai Kulfi at Pandit Kulfi

Eat in Jaipur Pandit KULFI

Perfect thing to have on a sunny afternoon is the very famous Pandit Kulfi. Try Malai Kulfi or Kesar Pista and you won’t be disappointed.

Softy at Guddu Ice Cream

Eat in Jaipur Guddu Ice Cream

Kulfi not your thing? Don’t worry! Try the softy ice cream at Guddu. They usually have a flavor of the day which you can try whenever you visit.

Chai and Bun Maska at Gulab Ji Chai Wale

Eat in Jaipur gulab ji chai

Craving for a hot chai and bun maska instead? Visit Gulab Ji Chai Wale – one of the oldest chai shops in Jaipur and fulfill your cravings.

Omlette with Garlic Chutney at Sanjay Omlette

Eat in Jaipur sanjay omlette

Another one of those old spots in Jaipur – you need to come here and try their masala omlette. And always ask for extra garlic chutney.

Eat in Jaipur omlette

Pani Puri and Dahi Puri at Nand Chaat Bhandar

Eat in Jaipur pani puri

This is one of the best Pani Puri I’ve ever had! If you love chaat then make sure you visit Nand Chaat Bhandar.

Eat in Jaipur dahi puri

Radheshyam Bhatia Paneer Wala

Eat in Jaipur paneer

This place comes alive at night. Think Tandoori Paneer, Honey Chilli Potato, Gajar Ka Halwa or even Masala Milk cravings and you can fulfil all of them here!

Eat in Jaipur honey chilli potato

Eat in Jaipur masala milk

Elaichi Chai at Sahuji ki Chai

Eat in Jaipur sahu chai

Best to have this in the night when you are trying to battle the cold in Jaipur! This is one flavorful elaichi chai.

Eat in Jaipur

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Taftoon BKC

Taftoon
Taftoon BKC takes you on a delectable journey across flavors from the Grand Trunk Road.

Taftoon means bread in Persian and at Taftoon BKC not only can you expect a variety of bread, but also some flavorful gravies, kebabs and lots more.

I recently had the chance to visit Taftoon BKC and here is what I had.

Kashmiri Kahwa

Taftoon Kashmiri Kahwa

I couldn’t have asked for a better start to my meal at Taftoon. They served up some warm Kashmiri Kahwa, complete with a lot of chopped almonds. Hot and beautifully sweet with honey. And the feel of having this in kulhads was incomparable.

Dahi Bhutteyan Kebab

Taftoon Dahi Bhutteyan Kebab

These were kebabs made from corn and hung curd. They had a sweet and spicy kind of flavor and were served with a delicious mint chutney.

Mochar Cutlets

Taftoon Mochar Cutlets

Their crunchy texture is so good and when you have these with the mustard dip, it is the most delightful combination.

Chatpatey Paneer Tikke

Taftoon Chatpatey Paneer Tikke

Soft paneer cubes marinated in a tangy chutney of sorts – these were tasty beyond imagination.

Teen Miri Aloo

Something as simple as potatoes and pepper but done so well.

Soya Chaap

Very interesting flavor – soya marinated in a masala that had a ton of garlic and yoghurt.

Chotey Kulche Chhole

Taftoon Chotey Kulche Chhole

A very good portion size for someone wanting to have a solo meal. The Kulcha was stuffed with a delicious masaledaar filling, along with the chhole placed on top of it. And some pickled onions to go with this.

Mushroom Pe Harissa

Taftoon Mushroom Pe Harissa

As yummy as they look!

Malai Broccoli and Gobi

Taftoon Malai Broccoli and Gobi

Cauliflower and broccoli in a delicious tandoori marinate.

Jal Jeera Palate Cleanser

Taftoon Jal Jeera Palate Cleanser

In between courses, you get a portion of this delicious Jal Jeera Palate cleanser which has the perfect blend. And it will leave you wanting for more!

Chholar Dal Luchi

Taftoon Chholar Dal Luchi

Chana dal made with lots of ghee and flavored with a lot of whole spices – this is one delicious item on their menu. Try this with luchis (puris) and you will be sorted.

Bharwaan Kadhai

Taftoon Bharwaan Kadhai

This has bhindi, mircha, brinjal, tomatoes that are stuffed with paneer. It has a delicious taste from the sweet and sour tomato gravy and the heavy flavoring from onion and ginger.

I relished this with some Lal Naan which is a crisp Amritsari roti topped with sesame seeds, Khamiri Roti, Besan Ki Roti which was perfect. On the side here was also some Maa Choliya Ki Dal which was mainly rajma and black dal, with a lovely creamy feel.

Lal Rogani Paneer

Taftoon Lal Rogani Paneer

Paneer cubes in another delicious tomato gravy with a very peculiar flavor.

Kofta Al Yakhni

Taftoon Kofta Al Yakhni

Lauki kofta in a mildly sour, yoghurt based gravy. Thoroughly enjoyed this with the Zaffrani Taftoon which had a very mild flavoring from saffron and cardamom.

Kaju Anjeer Malai Kulfi

Taftoon Kaju Anjeer Malai Kulfi

This took my love for malai kulfi to a whole new level. Really creamy kulfi topped with caramelized figs and some chia seeds.

Chhena Platter

Taftoon Chhena Platter

A plate full of bite sized sweets – included ras malai, gulab jamun, rose sandwich sandesh and kheer kodom. Perfect if you like variety in your dessert.

Taftoon

You can also enjoy mocktails and cocktails here. I tried something called The Botanical Blend and it was very light and refreshing. It contained rosemary, ginger-honey syrup, lime juice, gin and some tonic water. I also tried something called Elixir of the Hills and this was a white rum based drink with a basil flavor and some pineapple juice, hibiscus syrup and a sour mix.

Taftoon

If you are looking to eat some good Indian food which is complete with good taste and an ever greater experience then definitely have Taftoon on your list. It’s a great place for a special occasion and I’m sure you will love it.

Taftoon

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Pi Bar and Kitchen, Andheri

Pi Bar
Pi Bar and Kitchen recently opened up in Andheri, Lokhandwala area.

Pi Bar and Kitchen is the second venture by the owners of Pi Pizzeria in Khar. This outlet is a bit bigger and of course, serves delicious Pizza.

For me, Pi Bar and Kitchen and also Pi Pizzeria is one of the best places to eat Pizza in the city of Mumbai. Their Pizza is gourmet style and very inspired from the English style Pizza and they actually do quite a swell job!

So here’s what I tried at Pi Bar and Kitchen on my last visit.

Dough Balls with Garlic Butter

Pi Bar

Their Dough Balls are something that I absolutely recommend trying out. Warm and the right kind of soft, and when dipped in garlic butter they can be such a joy.

Garlic Bread with Mozzarella 

Pi Bar

This is the ultimate ‘comfort food’ level Garlic Bread. It’s very different than a regular Garlic bread that you find in restaurants – it’s not dry, it’s got a ton of mozzarella and it’s buttered to perfection.

Deep Fried Tortellini

Pi Bar

Homemade tortellini pasta stuffed with dry fruits and served with their house dip.

Cipriota Pizza

Pi Bar

Sun dried tomatoes, onions, cherry tomatoes and Feta Cheese on Pizza.

Quattro Pizza (14″)

Pi Bar

Their version of a 4 cheese Pizza. This one has Mozzarella, Fontal, Parmesan, Feta cheese.

Ciappino Pizza

Pi Bar

Basic – Garlic, Basil and onions. But so delicious! And their pizza sauce is exceptional – the right flavor!

They do get their Pizza Base right. It’s not too marshy like authentic Pizza, neither is it too crispy.

Pi Bar

Stuffed Caneloni

Pi Bar

Lots of marinara sauce, lots of mozzarella cheese and delicious flavor of Ricotta – absolutely loved the Caneloni.

Asparagus and Sundried Tomato Risotto

Pi Bar

This had an amazing flavor from the asparagus puree and sundried tomatoes.

Creamy Spinach Mash Potatoes

Pi Bar

Never tried Spinach flavored Mash potatoes before – these were equally buttery as other mash potatoes and you get a hint of spinach as an aftertaste.

Parmesan and Rosemary Truffle Fries

Pi Bar

Hot, crunchy fries! They did have an apparent Truffle flavor.

Cheesecake

Pi Bar

The cheesecake is really good and definitely does not over do the creaminess.

Tiramisu

Pi Bar

Probably one of the best Tiramisu in the city, this is something that you need to try here. It’s perfectly moist, the right amount of coffee and so creamy.

Molten Lava Cake

Pi Bar

Served warm, this one is a good indulgence for chocolate lovers.

Ginger Quest

Pi Bar

If you love a ginger flavored drink then this one is amazing. It also has that sweetness from Pomegranate. Very light and refreshing.

I highly recommend trying out Pi Bar and Kitchen. It’s one of my favorite places to relish gourmet Pizza and of course Tiramisu.

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VINOD Intelligent Cookware with FBAI

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Recently the FBAI & VINOD Intelligent Cookware got a few bloggers together over a fun Sunday Brunch at Veranda, Bandra.

VINOD Intelligent Cookware has a new range and it aims to preserve the nutrition of any food item. So all the fitness and health enthusiasts, this ones for us!

Right from bottles and sippers to literally in intuitive toaster, the new range by VINOD Intelligent Cookware has everything.

VINOD INTELLIGENT COOKWARE

  • I got my hands on the Zest Induct Cookware by them and it’s brilliant!
  • A 3 Layer non-stick coating. So no more worrying of the coating wearing off in no time! And this also means that you can use even lesser oil while cooking.
  • Extra aluminium to hold the ceramic coating and this also ensures that it uses less gas while cooking.
  • It’s metal spoon friendly – so no more separate spatula needed.
  • PFOA Free so no toxic fumes while you keep it on high flame.
  • You can even use it on an induction stove.
  • And a 12 month guarantee!

VINOD INTELLIGENT COOKWARE

You can check out their range here

Since this was an FBAI event, there had to be a fun element to it – so we had a hoola-hoop session, a ‘who can do the most push-ups’ competition and we also carved out some fitness goals. All this with the delicious food at Veranda Bandra 🙂

VINOD INTELLIGENT COOKWARE

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Shiv Sagar Kamala Mills

Shiv Sagar at Kamala Mills is the newest one in town.

All through college, Shiv Sagar at Churchgate used to be a common haunt. And I do have a lot of things that I love from their menu.

The newest outlet of Shiv Sagar at Kamala Mills is quite spacious. They have 2 levels of seating area and the upper section actually is even rented out for private parties and gatherings.

Here is everything I tried from my last visit to Shiv Sagar:

Pav Bhaji

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Any visit to Shiv Sagar is incomplete without indulging in their delicious Pav Bhaji. Everyone has their favorite ones in the city, and this does feature in one of mine. Their Bhaji is n’t too spicy – in fact it is the right kind of flavor and the Pavs are buttered to perfection.

Paneer Makhmali Tikka

shiv sagar

This is a new addition which is part of their specials menu called KamalaKaHamla. It’s a deliciously soft Paneer Tikka starter.

Paneer Albela

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Another one from their KamlaKaHamla menu, this one is a tad bit different than a regular Paneer Tikka – it has a khatta-meetha kind of flavor and is actually quite an interesting dish.

Triple Schezwan Rice

shiv sagar

I also indulged in their Triple Schezwan Rice which comes in a ton of quantity. It is fairly good and if you like Indian Chinese then you will enjoy this.

I also like their South Indian fare including idlis, dosas and uttapams. They even have decent subzi roti. It’s a good place if you are looking for a multi-cuisine, vegetarian, mid-range restaurant in Lower Parel.

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MADRAS DIARIES | Spicy South Indian Food

Madras Diaries
Madras Diaries recently opened in Bandra and offers some traditional South Indian delicacies and also some interesting specials.

Chilled out vibe and good food is how I describe my experience at Madras Diaries. Check out this video from my visit there.

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Here’s what I ate at Madras Diaries

Jalapeno Cheese Idlis

Madras Diaries

Fried mini idlis with bits of jalapeno. These were served with a cheesy dip. The idlis were fried to perfection – perfectly crunchy and the jalapeno bits did add a little edgy flavor.

Kara Paniyaram

Madras Diaries

Paniyarams tossed with onion, chillies and molga podi. So this was extremely spicy because there was tonnes of molga podi. But it was quite delicious.

Navadhanya Idli

Madras Diaries

Made with 9 different grains, these idlis honestly felt almost as soft as regular idlis. And they had a little tadka in the centre – curry leaves, mustard seeds, cumin seeds. This tasted quite amazing with the sambhar.

Puliyogare

Madras Diaries

Served with pickle and rice papad, this is one of the tastiest Puliyogare I’ve tried. Such a pronounced tamarind flavor. Absolutely must order this.

Mysore Masala Dosa

Madras Diaries

A huge, crispy dosa stuffed with potato and a spicy garlic chutney.

Masala Buttermilk

Madras Diaries

A spiced chaas – has a nice flavor from the mint and pepper in it.

Spiced Lemon with Basil Seed

Madras Diaries

A lemonade spiced with chillies – literally! This one is way too spicy.

Filter Coffee

Madras Diaries

This one didn’t really please me.

Madras Diaries

I quite enjoyed my visit to Madras Diaries. You can definitely visit for a non-udipi South Indian experience. Their food is pretty good. There were somethings which were a tad bit spicy for me, but overall I was quite happy with what I ate. One of the other things that looked interesting on their menu was the thali. I’ll definitely be trying that next time.

Madras Diaries

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PAV-O-LICIOUS Review

PAVOLICIOUS
Craving some deliciously stuffed Pavs? Try PAVOLICIOUS!

PAVOLICIOUS offers vegetarian and non-vegetarian fillings inside Pav – a traditional Indian bun. They offer just this, and in my opinion do a really good job.

If you’re vegetarian, then here’s what you should try from PAVOLICIOUS.

Paneer Tikka Pav

PAVOLICIOUS

A deliciously marinated paneer tikka, inside a fresh, soft Pav. In spite of being a tad bit spicy, I enjoyed this.

PAVOLICIOUS

Aloo Achari Pav

PAVOLICIOUS

The flavor of tandoori aloo and onion in a Pav can be anything but ordinary.

PAVOLICIOUS

Nutella Pav

PAVOLICIOUS

Need I say more! Nutella and soft Pav is such a delightful combination.

PAVOLICIOUS

PAVOLICIOUS is a good option if you are looking for a quick, yet filling meal. Each portion serves about 2 pieces of huge pavs and they are also very generous with their stuffing quantity. The PAV isn’t toasted and this is a good judgement area for the freshness of the Pav. Also I feel toasting it would kill the experience. they currently deliver in and around areas of Worli.

I highly recommend trying out PAVOLICIOUS.

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Find Exclusive Dominos Offers on GoPaisa

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Find exclusive Dominos Offers on GoPaisa 

In 1960, Tom Monaghan along with his brother James purchased a small pizza store and named it DomiNick’s, which later became immensely popular with the name Domino’s. Domino’s is an American pizza restaurant chain headquartered in Michigan, United States. In India, it was first introduced in the year 1996 with the first outlet in Bengaluru. Since then, people’s love for pizza knows no bounds. Pizza has now become the most favored snack in India and all credit goes to brands like Domino’s. And that is the reason, it is one of the India’s largest and fastest growing food service company, with a network of 13,800 Domino’s Pizza restaurants including more than 5,000 outlets outside the United States. In India, Domino’s celebrated it’s another big accomplishment of opening its 1000th store in 2016. There were huge Dominos Offers out to the public to mark this occasion as a special one. Along with the kind of popularity, Domino’s enjoys owing to its delicious taste and good quality ingredients, the franchise is also dedicated towards the welfare of the society by helping pizza makers and pizza takers to become independent business owners. Although this story more or less is concerned for the Americans, the step is still appreciated. Some of the most successful Domino’s franchise owners began their career as delivery experts, customer service representatives, or pizza makers in their own communities. In 1973, Domino’s came with a new and interesting concept of “get your pizza in 30 minutes or free”. This step was taken as a new milestone in the food delivery industry. However, the same was discontinued in next few years owing to their failure in fulfilling their promise. With time, this became the USP of Domino’s and with certain terms and conditions they re-introduced the same offer. Dominos Coupons are another feature introduced by them to lure customers. These coupons help consumers to save few extra bucks from their pocket. Also, it also gives the retailer a chance to analyze the market trait. Similarly, there were other interesting Domino’s Offers out and about for the consumers to make the most of their money and appetite. These offers and coupons helped Domino’s a lot to attract customers. There were a lot many deals in the market which were offered by Domino’s. They even made a pattern and started to release offers on particular days of the week. These offers either reached out claiming that you can “get Pizza with up to 50% off” or even “Buy one get one free”. This turned out as a great boon in the diet plan of Indians and they inculcated pizza in their regular diet. Also, with passage of time and increasing love for pizza, there came another boost in the market with Dominos Coupons on online order from their website. People could not stop rejoicing about the fact that they can now get their favourite pizzas at such an affordable price. These coupons are available on Domino’s website and can be used for making orders online.

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SUDAMA Pure Veg Restaurant | Review

Sudama pure Veg
Sudama Pure Veg is located in Krishna Palace Hotel in Mumbai.

Known for it’s creamy gravies and masala chai, Sudama Pure Veg definitely gets a lot of things right from it’s vast menu.

I recently visited Sudama Pure Veg and tried a whole bunch of things. Here’s what I had:

Oriental Soup

Sudama pure Veg

This was from their Asian menu and had a mix of tomato and hot chilli flavor to it. It also had some veggies inside like baby corn, cabbage and broccoli. It’s a bit on the spicier side.

Broccoli Almond Soup

Sudama pure Veg

It’s got a very raw taste from broccoli. And is strictly for someone who enjoys that vegetable! It is super creamy in texture, but the taste didn’t quite work for me.

Chilli Cheese Toast

Sudama pure Veg

This was perfection! It’s been a while since I had such good Chilli Cheese Toast and I highly recommend this to anyone visiting the place.

Dragon Paneer

Sudama pure Veg

Fried paneer chunks coated with a delicious sauce. It also had loads of garlic and that along with the sauce made for a very tasty dish.

Veg Tava Roll

Sudama pure Veg

A fried vegetable roll in a spinach and mint gravy. Quite a different dish! It almost feels like hara bhara kebab with creamy spinach gravy over it. It does taste quite nice.

Subzi Chilli Milli

Sudama pure Veg

Mix veggies in 2 gravies – one is more on the sweeter side and the other is spicy. I personally loved the sweet gravy.

Birbal-E-Paneer

Sudama pure Veg

Paneer chunks in a rich and creamy, onion tomato gravy. Neither is it too sweet nor too spicy.

I relished the subzis with an assorted bread basket of rotis, kulchas and parathas.

Sudama pure Veg

Chocolate Bomb

Sudama pure Veg

Finally for dessert I tried their Chocolate Bomb. This isn’t just delicious to eat, but also fun to watch. It’s basically a whole ball of chocolate which totally crumbles right in front of you.

Sudama pure Veg

I also tried their Masala Chai. Very strong and good flavor. And in mocktails I tried their Blackcurrant Pop and Yuzu Tree. 

Sudama pure Veg

Sudama pure Veg

I recommend trying out Sudama Pure Veg. Their food is quite good and so is the quantity.

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