Rajasthani Food Festival at Jamavar – The Leela Mumbai

Rajasthani food festival
If you love good food, then the Rajasthani Food Festival at Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai needs to be on your to-do list.

I recently had the opportunity of dining at The Leela Mumbai. This was my first brush with the brand in my own city and I was so happy that I got to experience a preview of their special Rajasthani Menu.

Here’s a little snippet from my visit.

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The Chef and the staff at Jamavar had prepared a complete meal; from starters to mains and finally dessert – everything was stellar.

There was a selection of pickles and chutneys. The bhindi with chura papad and the kairi and pyaaz kachumber (of sorts) stood out for me here.

Pickles

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Then came the appetizers which were not only so beautifully plated, but also tasted divine.

Paneer Ke Sooley

Paneer ke sooley

A spicy marination on soft paneer chunks. This has a fiery flavor, but is delicious.

Ajmeri Kadhi Kachori

Chaat

I could definitely eat a plateful of this! The flavor of the chutneys and the crunch in the crust of this kachori totally did it for me.

Maawey aur Meewey Ki Seekh

Seekh

A seekh kebab, that was slightly on the sweeter side.

Arbi Akhrot Ki Tikki

Jamavar

A tikki made from walnuts and arbi; never knew it could be so delicious.

The main course was an equally exquisite spread

Paneer Mircha

paneer mircha

Panner, capsicum, onion in a spicy gravy. I highly recommend trying this out.

Govind Gatta Curry

Govind Gatta Curry

Big round dumplings or Gatta, is what is known as the Govind Gatta Curry. The gravy is delicious.

Sangri Ke Kofte

Rajasthani food

Very different tasting kofta. Enjoyed these with a selection of kulcha and roti.

Dal Baati Churma

Rajasthani Food Festival The Leela

For me, this was probably one of the best Dal Baatis I’ve had in a long time. The churma itself was so rich and while the baati was immersed in ghee, it was exceptionally tasty.

Aloo aur Chana Dal Ki Khichdi

Aloo and Chana Dal khichdi

A very simple, yet flavorful preparation of rice with chana dal and little potato pieces. The flavors of cinnamon and peppercorns in this took the dish to the next level.

I tried some pretty interesting dessert here as well.

Dessert at Jamavar

Matar Halwa

Halwa made from green peas. If you like the taste of raw green peas you may like this one.

Kesar Malai Kulfi

Probably the creamiest kulfi I’ve had in a long time. This was exceptional.

Malpua with Rabdi

Malpua topped with a thin layer of rabdi.

If you want to try out some delicious Rajasthani food in Mumbai, then make sure you check out this festival that is on until the 31st July at Jamavar, The Leela Mumbai. I absolutely recommend it.

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3 of the QUIRKIEST Desserts in Mumbai

Chocolate Thali
There are so many options for getting your dose of desserts in Mumbai. But if you want something quirky and fun, then try these!

Trying out the quirkiest desserts in Mumbai. Watch!

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Chocolate Sandwich with Ice Cream

Chocolate Sandwich with Ice Cream at Subhash Sandwich

What is it?

A 3 layered sandwich, with butter, grated dark chocolate, some Hersheys, some more dark chocolate chunks and a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Where?

Subhash Sandwich, Opposite Podar College, Matunga

Price?

Rs.100

WORTH it?

Chocolate Sandwich in Mumbai

YES!

Chocolate Thali

Desiklub Chocolate Thali Price

What is it?

A whole thali (traditional Indian meal) that is made from Chocolate! It contains Chocolate Khakra, Chocolate Soup, Gulab Jamun, Ice Cream, Swiss Roll, Truffle Balls, Chocolate Lollipop, Chocolate Shrikhand…phew. It’s basically a dessert buffet!

Where?

DesiKlub, Nariman Point

Price?

Rs.490

WORTH it?

Chocolate Thali in Mumbai

If you want to try a lot of chocolate in one go and / or have many people splitting a dessert, this option could work well. To be honest nothing in this Chocolate Thali is to die for. However, you could try it just for the sheer experience, and the gluttony!

Black Ice Cream

IceKraft Black Ice Cream

What is it?

An ice cream made from edible carbon. Edible carbon has medicinal properties and many health benefits. You can try this ice cream made from it, which is also known as Triple Threat Ice Cream with various toppings and add-on flavors.

Where?

IceKraft, Oshiwara

Price?

Rs.250

WORTH it?

Icekraft Mumbai Triple Threat Ice Cream

It’s quite unique in itself. So YES I would totally recommend trying it out.

So those were some of the quirkiest desserts in Mumbai, that I tried very recently. I do plan to do a second part to this series and If you have suggestions on places that I should visit then do let me know in the comments here.

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The Koffee Works – where coffee meets fashion!

The Koffee Works
Hi everyone! I hope you are doing well. I visited this place called The Koffee Works a while back and I had a really awesome time. Firstly the place itself is pretty gorgeous – cozy interiors, good coffee and amazing dessert. And combine all of this with a fashion exhibition that was going on here – I had a great time.

You can see my whole experience of The Koffee Works in this video.

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If you are in and around Kharghar, definitely do try and visit The Koffee Works. It’s an amazing place to chill and hangout. You get some really good coffee – which by the way is sourced from the owners’ family coffee estate. And even their sweets and savories are pretty delicious.

I absolutely recommend trying out the hazelnut cappuccino at The Koffee Works. Even their brownie in a jar is absolutely awesome.

Check out all of the photos that capture my time at The Koffee Works.

The Koffee Works
Hazelnut Cappuccino
The Koffee Works
Amazing doodles
The Koffee Works
Chilli Cheese Toast
The Koffee Works
Brownie and Ice Cream
The Koffee Works
Koffee meets Fashion
The Koffee Works
More coffee!
The Koffee Works
Want some?
The Koffee Works
Larissa and me
The Koffee Works
Debasree and me
The Koffee Works
Shanaya and me
The Koffee Works
Ritcha and me
The Koffee Works
Cute and how!
The Koffee Works
Take your pick

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Peninsula Grand Sakinaka Andheri

Peninsula Grand

What makes a restaurant grand? Is it just great food? Not in my opinion. So let’s find out if Peninsula Grand is really the grandest of them all!

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Here’s all the items you absolutely should be ordering at the Peninsula Grand, Sakinaka

Cottage Cheese and Crackling Spinach

Peninsula Grand

I can describe this as one of the best ones I’ve had. The right amount of crackle in the spinach and the paneer pieces are really nice and soft. That perfect Indian Chinese flavor is what this dish brings.

Masala Papad

Peninsula Grand

I know my papad well! It’s because I eat it with every meal. So when someone gives me a perfectly crisp papad, with a blanket of tomatoes, onion and chatpata masalas, I do appreciate it.

Tomato Dhaniya Shorba

Peninsula Grand

Great if you have a bad throat, or even otherwise. Slightly on the spicier side though.

Sweet Corn Soup

Peninsula Grand

Thick and has a good amount of vegetable in it. It doesn’t feel like it has absolutely no corn flour, but definitely worth a try.

Vegetarian Kebab Platter

Peninsula Grand

The paneer and the seekh kebabs in this are just heavenly. And honestly the portions are quite a bit.

Sweet and Sour gravy with Paneer

Peninsula Grand

Peninsula Grand does Indian Chinese really well. This gravy was so tasty!

Madhur Milan

Peninsula Grand

Warm boondi, gulab jamun and rabdi. And laden with chopped pistachios. Rich and delicious.

The Peninsula Grand also feels different than the other Peninsula brand restaurants in the city. Their service is really good and it does give a feel of dining in a fancy place. Evenings you will see that they have some live music which would be great with their opulent bar selection. All in all, a good family place.

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Interesting Indian Fare at Veranda Bandra

Veranda Bandra

I’m not really the kind of person that loves eating Indian food while eating out. So when I was headed to Veranda Bandra, I didn’t really know what was about to come! So here I am sharing my experience with you.

My visit to Veranda Bandra is captured in this video. I hope you enjoy it!

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Here’s a description of everything you saw me eat at Veranda Bandra.

Leonardo Dra-vidli with Aam Panna

Veranda Bandra

Alternating flavors to help cleanse your palate. That gunpowder is the good stuff!

Kin Sue

Veranda Bandra

It’s pumpkin soup and it didn’t make me throw up. So yeah!

Watermelon Mojito

Veranda Bandra

Nothing like minty fresh watermelon with some liquor.

Contem-Beetroot Salad 

Veranda Bandra

It’s a total burst of flavors in your mouth. The salad is oh so fresh. And the beetroot with hung curd is probably the best that beetroot has ever tasted for me.

Raja Dahi Varma

Veranda Bandra

This is a dahi bhalla – but deconstructed! Great taste.

Palak Bhindi Chaat

Veranda Bandra

Spinach, fried bhindi, chutneys and hung curd – it’s got everything going on.

Cottage Cheese Trilogy

Veranda Bandra

3 Different flavors of paneer – mild, spicy and healthy i.e. with spinach!

Vegetarian Kebabs

Veranda Bandra

A beetroot kebab with tomato chutney on top, a mushroom one and the best one – a spinach kebab with sweet mango pickle. That pickle is parcel worthy!

Banksy Bharta

Veranda Bandra

Perfect baingan bharta, tomato and onion kulcha and dal makhni that’s not too heavy.

Gulkand Chocobar

Veranda Bandra

Only thing better than saunf is saunf rolled in chocolate! That’s what I felt about this.

White Chocolate Souffle

Veranda Bandra

Melting goodness. Never knew white chocolate souffle could feel so good.

That’s all from my visit to Veranda Bandra. I hope you enjoyed reading and watching. Please stay tuned for more. And in the mean time don’t forget to stay in touch with me on my social media. All links are below.

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I went for a WALK – VLOG 03

I went for a walk

As a food reviewer, anything that I’m doing apart from eating really counts for me. So that’s why it kinda became a big deal for me, when I went for a walk! It was a sort of blah day and I was honestly quite wasting it – watching too much YouTube, sampling too much food and eating too much junk. And then I got out and I went for a WALK. Watch!

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Walking is something that calms me down – it kind of took away that feeling of doing nothing. And that’s why it became the highlight of my day. I hope you enjoyed watching my I went for a WALK – VLOG. If you did then please give it a Thumbs Up and also Subscribe to my YouTube channel.

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Food Coma VLOG 02

Food Coma

That feeling when you’ve eaten, wait – overeaten way too much and you are so stuffed and so full that you can’t move, can’t think, can’t talk. Basically can do nothing. That is Food Coma and that is exactly what I experienced when I visited this place one afternoon for lunch.

On a weekday afternoon, I was headed to BKC to try out some food from The American Joint and OMG – everything i ate was delicious. Everything had a really nice Indian kinda flavor going on. My favorites from their menu are the Hummus with warm Pita, Indian Spaghetti, San Francisco Fries and their Paneer Melt. Their food is slightly spicy. You can watch everything I ate in this video right here. And yes what i experienced after this was sheer food coma!

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I know you must be like if this is a vlog, how come there was nothing apart from this meal in my day. Because I ate so much, I spent the rest of the day recovering from all of the yumminess inside that made me super duper lazy. And also editing yesterday’s vlog, which by the way you can watch right here

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CHILL Day VLOG 01

Chill Day Vlog 01

So what is Chill Day Vlog? I just got really inspired to start my daily vlog series – and I’m going to definitely try my best to vlog everyday. This is the first one – it was basically a very chill day. I was mostly with friends, driving around, eating good food. So please watch my CHILL Day VLOG!

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800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria – Los Angeles

800 Degrees Neapolitan

Travelling makes me really happy. So does food. So here’s a snippet of something that I really enjoyed while I was in Los Angeles recently. Watch this video from my visit to 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria in Downtown, LA. And while your at it, do Subscribe to my YouTube channel as well.

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800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria was just a couple of blocks from my hotel, and I visited this place one afternoon for lunch. They did have a whole authentic feel going on – open kitchen, multiple huge brick ovens and of course Margherita Pizza! If you have been following me, then you know that I absolutely enjoy a good Margherita – so here I was! And the best part was that I got to film a lot of the pizza being made. That’s how this video came along. 

The pizza here was good – kinda soft and soggy like the authentic one, mild sauce and loads of Olive Oil and cheese. It was good pizza and I think I’d rate it a 4 on 5.

Here are some more pictures that you can check out from my visit here.

800 Degrees Neapolitan
Margherita
800 Degrees Neapolitan
Chilli oil and Cheese!
Stacked away
Stacked away
What do you want?
What do you want?
Pizza porn!
Pizza porn!
Here!
Here!

So if you are in Los Angeles, then do visit 800 Degrees Neapolitan Pizzeria. They also had a gelato section, which unfortunately I didn’t end up trying. Their pizza is quite nice and a great option if you are looking for a change than the regular American style sliced pizza. And they do have a lot of branches, across countries as well – Las Vegas, Dubai and many more.

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3 Wise Monkeys – Small Talk with Chef Meghnesh

3 wise monkeys

So much fun catching up with Chef Meghnesh from 3 Wise Monkeys. He gives you enough reason to visit this place. Watch!


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And you can totally take my word and order yourself these items when you are here!

Fresh fruit cocktail jars
I haven’t seen these anywhere yet. But great concept. Fresh fruit and some alcohol together. The flavors are nice and refreshing and yet you don’t miss out on the kick! I tried the Cucumber + gin and the Melon + vodka. Melon and vodka was super duper tangy and fruity while Cucumber and gin was refreshing yet not overpowering. I loved both!

Blue frog
5 white spirits in one. This is one mean cocktail and can get you buzzing quite quick!

Curry Spiced Indian potatoes
Potato chunks deep fried, loads of masala and some curry leaves for tempering and flavor. Slightly spicy but oh so delicious! I couldn’t stop eating these.

Mexican nachos
I normally like to have nachos pretty plain – just cheese, salsa and chips. But for a change in quite liked the whole shabam going on with the Mexican nachos here. It had corn, tomatoes, capsicum, cheese and some mayo. Pretty tasty.

Pizza fries
French fries and pizza – stuff cannot get better than this! French fries that are flavored with some pizza sauce, olives and lots of cheese. Try these for sure.

Aloo dum biryani
Amazingly yummy..comes in a jar and the Raita is served very interestingly too. Extremely tasty. The masalas aren’t overpowering at all.

Kahlua, brownie and ice cream
This dessert was literally like the cherry on top of all the amazing food I ate. The combination speaks for itself. You have to try this.

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