A Trending New ForoMarket-Online Grocery Market

I always prefer to buy vegetables from a shop nearby. The sole purpose for this was the quality assurance and the trust factor that me, as a consumer connects and feels the product. But, at the same time, it consumes my time a lot and also requires loads and loads of efforts to get to that place and pick the best among the rest and also try to get those prices down.

Off late, I’ve been browsing through some online and more convenient options to buy my daily needs and groceries. Across many, ForoMarket stood out! Because of its unbelievably easy User-Experience right from signing up to and at my convenience.

So, what is ForoMarket?

With over two thousand products being offered, right from, Farm Fresh Fruits & Vegetables, Rice, Dals, Spices and Seasonings to Packaged products and Beverages. With so many categories to choose from and the items are exclusively handpicked to help you find the best quality available at the lowest prices and all you need to do is, just select a time slot for delivery and sit back and relax.

ForoMarket.com is built on integrity, honesty and a whole lot of love for their customers, with the main aim of delivering the best quality products and services to any customer.   Their Motto stands for, “We give the best for the best” with their best quality fruits and vegetables sourced out directly from the farmers, top quality staples and also some additional features like ‘Re-Order’ basket and a ‘No-Questions’ return policy. Doesn’t that sound impeccable?

The following are the five easy steps you need to follow, to order from ForoMarket:

  • Browse foromarket.com for your products or search for it

02. Add items to your cart

03. Choose the delivery slot based on your convenience

04. Select suitable payment option (Cash, Card)

05. Your order will be home-delivered based on your delivery selection.

See? Ordering online has just become so convenient and user friendly, Thanks to ForoMarket!

They have fresh first qualities of groceries, fruits, vegetables, grains, pulses etc. which are handpicked and delivered to your homes which are just a click away. As promised, the products were indeed delivered fresh! and on time i.e; within 24 hours of placing the order.     I registered on their website and immediately I got a message thanks for registering with us. After a couple of hours I got a phone call from their representative that I would get a 10% discount on my first order, and that was like an icing on the cake and without any further due, I just quickly ordered what I wanted without a guide within minutes, I got my order details and the arrival of my order.

The delivery executive, was very well-versed, and had the required knowlwdge about the items he delivered. Unlike other delivery executives, who don’t know what to answer when questioned! I just loved the way how he explained each item and segregated for me.

At the end of all this, it just felt so great! Instead of venting out energy at these supermarkets today, the introduction of ForoMarket has made things way too easier and more convenient for every consumer out there. Moreover, the products were fresh and juicy, as promised without any fuss.

So! what are you waiting for? log on to https://foromarket.com/

Check my YouTube video https://youtu.be/kGQ3irXiCW4

Or download the ForoMarket app now! Which are available both in Playstore and IOS.

Maharashtrian food festival at novotel

Recently got invited by ‘NOVOTEL’ which has always been super creative and super fun, “Apunka Maharashtra”, coming up with yet another festival and this time to bring out the flavours and the goodness of Maharashtra to the always welcoming Chennai.

Meaning “Our Maharashtra” in its Marathi slang, it definitely promises to give us a tour and experience various cuisines of Maharashtra on a plate. Guided and prepared by the Executive chef and a Maharashtrian, Chef Rahul Bhale. Before going on to the course of the dishes the chef, explains as to where these dishes are inspired from, like the less spicy regional foods of Konkan region, Paschim Maharashtra, regions of Khanvel, the Maradwadaa region and parts of Vidharba were some of the sources of inspiration for today’s menu.

So, are you ready?? To travel Maharashtra without moving from your position?

They welcomed us, with welcome drinks, “Matha” the spiced buttermilk which gives you chills of all kinds and makes up your mood to a predator-foodie, and the other drink was an unexpected fusion of “Cucumber-Pudina Drink” which was great and the better one of the two!

Moving on to the starters, which is the most important pat of a meal, according to me! The starters constitutes of the following:

(i)Pav bhaji:

Yes! You’ve heard it right Chennaites, Pav Bhaji is a starter, and it was one of the live counters put up by NovotelChennai, with fluffy, soft and buttery pav, with khatta bhajji with onions and lime is the best way you can kickstart your meal in sublime fashion.

(ii)Miissil pav:

               Another variant of pavs, but here’s the twist. It should be made by the consumer by adding the masala bhajji on top by slicing the pav into small picies, just how we chennaites eat ‘kotthuParotta’, its taste doubles up with adding some sev, for a crunchy feeling.

(iii)Shegaon ki Kachori:

               These hot and crunchy ‘Kachoris’ from Shegaon are just so much tastier than the normal ones. With dal masala stuffed gives it the perfect combination of spiciness ands up as a perfect snack to start off a meal.     

(iv)Vegetable Wanton:

               These Vegetable Wantons just melts with its appealing look and to my surprise it was so so good! And the taste reminds me of a gravy of vegetable sabjis stuffed and fried to these wantons which in the end, taste heavenly.

After such a blitzkrieg start! The expectations for the Main Course from Maharashtra is Marvelous…

The body of the meal consisted of the following dishes:

(i)Assorted Breads:

               Being a part of the Indian cuisine the breads, and their varities become of the utmost importance. This “Apunka Maharashtra” offered Assorted Breads like Naan, Garlic Naan, Rotis, Butter Rotis and Kulchas. They obviously can’t be eaten raw! Their perfect partners, i.e; Sabzis.

To add on, there was “Goli Soda” which was served all along the meal! Which was easily accommodated with all the items, and doubled the fun, the taste.

(ii)Sabzis:

            The next most important thing to complete a meal, the side dishes a.k.a Sabzis; they were also highly anticipated from my side. It consisted of, ‘Thai stuffed vegetable gravy’, which was some less spicy vegetables mixed in a common gravy. ‘Bhindichi bhaaji’, the homely bhindi sabzi made live by the chefs there, the aroma just dazzles you and you’ll definitely crave for this. ‘Eggplant and zuccmini parmigiana’, Not a big fanof eggplants, but this was something different, and I actually liked it. ‘Sev bhaji’, this was personally my favourite and the best sabzi ever, I’ve had.

Another, ethnic addition to the menu, is the innovative wheat paapads, known as the “Kurdai”.

(iii)Mumbai-Style Pizza:

            What if I say, there’s pizza with a twist? Yes! This Mumbai-Style Pizza is a one for all the pizza-lovers in Chennai. The masala chat, sprinkld on the melting cheese with toppings like tomatoes, onions etc.

Nothing ends, without some sweetness, so now, we move on to our next section, that is, the Desserts section! It obviously had most of the mainstream desserts like some sweet chocolatey pastries which were awfully great, but now we are going to see some of the unorthodox desserts which were served during this fest:

(i)Chirotti:

            This sweet thing, trust me, will make your day! This is one crunchy sweet delight. It’s a crispy puff, with a layer of sweetness and sugar, makes this the unmissable one.

(ii) Besan ladoos:

            Directly from the streets of Vidharbha, the sweet hub of Maharashtra, these ladoos are sweet and soft making your nostalgic memories come back.

(iii) Pooran poli:

            These soft-crusted sweet theplas with a core of coconut mash which is full of sweetness. When served hot are a pure bliss.

Therefore, these are some of the top-picked and best out of the best dishes reviewed for you. After heavy lunch the chef taught us how to do puran Poli and missil paav..We really enjoyed a lot..Thanks for this opportunity Novotel Chennai Sipcot..

About the may flower cafe at T nagar❤️

I recently visited @themayflowercafe which is set up at Burkit Road, in an revamped Art Deco Bungalow which is 60 years old. Its really an amazing and a cool place to hang out with friends and family..

The first flooring is space for coworkers and cafe is at ground floor. The ambience is amazing with lot plants inside the rooms and well decorated.

Its welcoming us with positive vibes consisting of white walls and blue windows, forgotten titles lining up a bookshelf, wicker baskets peeping from behind cascading money-plants, rustic chandeliers, and trippy wall art..

I totally loved the decor as well a relaxing swing, wooden chairs, floral art on walls, this 60-year-old bungalow is really amazing making old memories cherished..

The menu is curated by “Mad Chef” Koushik Shankar. It took around half an hour to get ready and all the items were fresh. They served it one by one we really enjoyed it Service was upto the mark. Prices are convenient as well..

Dim sum veg soup :

We started with Dim sum veg clear soup which is really delicious with corn & spinach dumpling & lots of green vegetables inside. It was giving an authentic taste.. it’s not just delicious but also quite healthy as it is loaded with fiber and the goodness of vegetables.

Onion rings:

It tasted awfully cheesy and a really crunchy delight.. It got served with the sour salsa cream.. Still remember the crispy taste hindering in my mind!

Cajun Paneer skewers:

I totally loved the paneer which was coated in a yogurt sauce, smothered in tandoori spices, and grilled on skewers just amazing

Crispy lotus stem:

This give you a crunchy texture and sweet and spicy taste with every bite.

I loved the texture as the lotus root has an interestingly crisp and fibrous texture.

The flavor of lotus root is equally unique and healthy

Corn and broccoli vegetable dim sum:

I totally loved the fresh look of colourful and crunchy vegetables in this delightful dimsum. The presentation was amazing and it was the perfect mix of Carrot, Broccoli with cheese..Dim-sum as they looked real attractive & tasted equally good.

Mexicana Nachos :

Nachos are my all time favourite snack …So was very much excited to taste it.. The taste was good but I feel there were lot of tomatoes added so it got soaked.. Other wise it’s good.

Chilli Basil Vegetables:

I loved it totally it has lot of Vegetables like corn, lotus stem , cabbage, cucumber sorted with sauce..

Paneer Pesto Pizza :

Pizza lovers, should definitely visit The Mayflower Special and have their signature pizza dish. It’s got all veggies – zucchini, mushrooms, broccoli, olives, corn, and bell pepper with thin crust and cheese overload is paradise. We also tried Paneer pesto pizza with a crisp base and chunky slices of paneer interspersed with roundels of cheese and green chutney.

Khao Suey:

For main course we ordered

Khao Suey which is served in an elaborate platter with an assortment of garnishes including fried garlic, onions, lemons, roasted peanuts and, basil leaves and four others. The Burmese soup meal is a sight in itself.

It was really extraordinary.

Pina Nata Colada :

Its a fusion of Pineapple & Coconut arrives, shivering in happiness just like me it was a heaven tasting it..

orange flambo darsan:

Its made of orange peel and served with flame. It taste out of the world..

Watermelon juice:

Its fresh as well healthy without sugar and enjoyed it with mild ginger taste.

Opening hours 12 noon to 11 pm

Average cost 600 per person approximate

How can we forget to take a selfie with fellow bloggers. Here it is…

The food was amazing! The Khao seuy is a must try here. The service was great, the staff are helpful with a big smile.

Madras Kitchen Company – Westin Velachery

Recently visited Madras Kitchen Company for lunch.. It’s really a Nice place to experience the real taste of street food of Asia and India. The dishes here are truly authentic…It is a newly opened restaurant inside The Westin Chennai.

The menu is designed like a newspaper named Namma Chennai. The food tastes homely, not oily and not much spicy… It’s always important to get off to a headstart to make a meal memorable.

We started with

Amul Cheese and Crushed Guntur chillies toast:

This was literally, the first thing that I ordered1 only for the love of the cheese. And when you notice with some hot spicy chillies specially hand-picked from “Guntur” excited me a lot. 4pcs were served along with their unique and exotic Tamarind sauce, which sounds weird, but it actually tastes better. My only suggestion would be to add the number of slices! xD

MKC Style Vada Pav:

This one’s for the love of Bombay! the soft & fluffy “Pav” with “Vadas” filled with boiled and mashed Masala Potatoes. But the real flavour heats up with the spicy dry garlic chutney and when the fried green chillies heats up the moment! And doubles the level of taste. Honestly, that was the best Vada Pav I’ve ever had.

Ghee tossed Podi Idli:

The dish that I’ve been having it from my childhood, definitely I had so much of expectations especially from this one. The best part about this was the way it arrived! In a tiffin box. Yes! That was such Nostalgia!!! Talking about the taste, it was superb. But the korma was not upto the mark! My suggestion would be to spice up things and add some vegetables. But the idli is still quivering in my mind! The softness and the spiceness was just perfect, just like a match made in heaven!

POT Paneer Soda:

The infusion of Paneer soda, which is famous in the south and getting it in a poch hotel like “WESTIN” was a massive surprise for me! There was innovation in this too! Serving it in a Mud Pot with loads of ice, and trust me, it was so so refreshing and helped me throughout the meal, its totally worth it.

Wooooooh !! this was soo exciting! Starters were so good, I just felt like I was roaming in the streets with local food. Just loving it! Moving on to the main course for the day!

Veg. Quinoa Tawa Pulao:

Not having much of varities for the vegetarians out there! Though disappointed, the quinoa tawa pulao was something which is not common in restaurants, it was different and that is why I love trying out different things and being adventurous is my style! Though it didn’t come upto my expectations and it could’ve been more spicy, it was served with some onion raita, which was impressive but, In my view, the right side would be some spicy pickle or vinegar onions, On the whole, it was a good and a memorable experience!

Aloo Chole aur Kulche, Kasundhi mirchi:

I must say, by far the most underrated dish of the day! When I saw the item and I just expected it to normal chole and some assorted breads, but I was so damn impressed with the taste of their kulche and the chole was just mouth-watering! It was indeed very yum, that I doubled up my order. The softness of the kulche and the spicy chole makes it an unbreakable Jodi. The “Kasundhi Mirchi” and “Groundnut mint Coriander Chilli Chutney” which was brought alongside the chole was just making the moment heavenly!

Veg. Dumblings:

Not been a big fan of dumblings before, but wait a MINUTE! The MKC-Chennai have changed my mind! The taste was pure and yummy, it was stuffed with tasty pokchoy, tofu, shiitake and celery. 4pcs were served dressed beautifully, half-drowned in schezwan soup which made it awfully look good.

We also tried makki Di sabzi and sarso Di sabzi all the way from Punjab…

BUUUUUURP! That was one hell of a ride! But since its newly developing restaurant in the city, there should be more items to be added upon to the menu to offer the people!!

No Matter, How, much I Eat, there’s always room for Desserts! Moving on to my favourite section of my reviews.  Finally, so many options to choose from!

Nutella Shake :

Who doesn’t love Nutella? With the goodness of Nutella, and vanilla ice-creams and whipped cream with sugar sprinklers to top it off was just looking and seducing me to crave for it! As soon as the waiter served us, I immediately started having it. Oh, my goodness! It was just brilliant! I just couldn’t believe for once, that such a heavenly thing would even exist in the world! It was my favourite! And my partner has watermelon juice..

Chocolate Brownie Freak Shake:

After much dilemma, I went with the “Chocolate Brownie Freak Shake” being the big big choc-lover I really anticipated on this one. Filled with the milkshake made up of the bulk of brown brownies and chocolate syrup and yummy Vanilla icecream! as it’s a freak shake, it demands to be gorgeous! And it indeed was with some Honey showerings, Whipped cream and was topped with Cadbury Gems and it looks way better than me describing it here, in words!

Chocolate Textures with Berries:

Well, this is one of the signature dishes of MKC-Chennai, just like how fishes can’t without water, I can’t live without desserts! This came out pretty unexpected, but its name on the menu was very intriguing and increased my levels of curiosity! Pretty much shocked seeing it and it felt like heaven after tasting it! With layers of gelatin chocolate, with a soft chocolate bar as its core, and a layer of smashed berries around it. The whole experience was very unique and will definitely have an everlasting impact.

Veg options were less but really enjoyed the dishes what we had.. The place had a good vibe and the staff were so helpful.. 

Meal for two INR 1,200 approx
Definetly will go back again to enjoy the array of dishes at this cozy place.

A journey at Food Nirvana

Recently visited Food Nirvana it’s one of the better vegetarian place to dine with family and friends. Food was good , service was prompt and ambience was decent. The variety makes the place unique. You could enjoy both north indian as well as Indianised versions of continental cuisine. We can enjoy Italian, Oriental and North Indian. The food is priced at a premium, but the quality and taste is pretty much matched. Here my food Nirvana journey starts.. We started with

CURRIEDCREME SOUP:

    The traditional! yet not so traditional way, to start your meal. The CURRIEDCREME soup will sooth and clear your minds off with its mesmerizing taste and is beautifully set with coriander leaves dressed upon it. This is by far the best soup I’ve ever tried. So don’t miss out on this one

 TANDOORI PLATTER :

    Moving on to the best segment of the restaurant, the starters! With the smoking hot and mouth watering tandoori items served like, spicy paneer slices, Fried Potato balls and served with Mint and mustard chutnies respectively. 

This platter is also one of the musts and you can definitely ask for more varieties of chutney to enhance the taste!

Cream Jamun spicy potato :

The dish as the name suggests is one of the most unique combinations I’ve ever come through! It comes wonderfully with fried and crispy potato topped with awesome spicy chipotle making it one hell of an experience. All the potato lovers will love this one to the last bits!

Chilli Garlic Lotus stem:

Moving On, to one of. The most exotic dishes of the restaurant, where the homegrown sweet lotus stems are cut into slices and deep-fried to crisps. 

This tangy-spicy tale tastes even more hotter with the schezwan chilly sauce! This was one unforgettable taste!

 Peri Peri Paneer :

 This dish is one of the chef’s signature. Tossed in the Arabiano classic seasoning, the Peri Peri panner has a Spice- flavoured taste!  With the softest of Paneer fried the sides of the cuboids to perfection! Making it look so so tasty.. This is by far the best in CHENNAI!

Well.. That’s was the starters section! It’s seriously one of the best on Chennai! Probably in the south! 

I was honestly already half full.. And starters were even more seducing! on the menu!

Spicy Mexican Pasta Bake :

I was always a fan of Italian dishes! This dish made me forget where. I was, gave such an ethnic experience! Topped with melting cheese, red paprikaas, and soft pennes which were spicy and divine at the same time!

Being a north Indian, and not ending a meal with Rotis or naans? Not a chance!

NAANS

after much consideration, we decided, to order three varieties of Naan! 

I) Pudina Naan:

Who would decline the soft-doughed naans with the goodness of Pudina! 

The leaves blend with Naan, and the taste that comes as a result! Is Mind-blowing. 

II) Kashmiri Naan:

This is one of the exclusives of “Food Nirvana” with colourful sesame seeds embedded onto the soft naans, makes it a visual treat! 

III) Choor Choor Naan:

This is one of the most innovative types of Naan, that I’ve ever come through! The name suggests it’s “crumbled-Naan” which is absolutely true! The taste is subject to variation as some are spicy, some are buttery and some are plain!  Overall! I loved all the naans!

SABZIZ

With the naans, being this impressive, the sidedishes with whom naans are eaten, should be great! Right? 

We ordered the following Sabziz for our Naan! 

I) Paneer Patiala:

 The main reason for me, ordering this was for the eternal love for paneer! The Panner Patiala, though I expected it to be something spicy, but it didn’t and I also suggest the restaurant to add up some spice, and make this one legendary, else wise it was just perfect. 

The smooth and fluffy panner tasted so good with Naan! Still my tonguebuds can feel It! 

II) Veg. Kolapuri:

The Veg. Kolapuri, was again, something that preceeded my expectations and was good! There were so many vegetables mixed within, that it gave me homely feel! Yes again the same suggestion goes here, to make things spicy! On the whole, it did make the whole main course a memorable one!

Wait! There’s more! How can you end? Without something sweet? 

Moving on to the desserts section! We were full to the neck! But the desserts were just so hard to ignore, so we just decided to go with some and tryout something!

DESSERTS :

I) Chocolate Delight:

Just like the image references, the pastry-like thing filled with cream and cocoa, with a hint of coffee cream! And sprinkled color sugar balls, to top it off, with a chocolate statue, just the perfect dish for any choc-lover! 

II) Panakota:

Well, to be very honest, I just ordered it due to the fondness of its name! And I’ve been wanting to try that for a very long time! And I decided to go with it! To my surprise , it did come up to the level of my expectations! Made of creamy milk solids with gelatin added for the “jelly-like” feeling and topping it off with strawberry squash and some leaves, just paved the way for a perfect ending! It was perfect indeed, the levels of sweetness was on point!

।।।) Carrot Halwa: 

It was up to the mark and we all really loved it ..

।V) Paan Ice:

It’s my favourite I have tasted at many places just wanted to try here so ordered and it was really so much delicious.

Alas, all is sweet when the end I’d sweeeeet! Hope you’ve enjoyed my experience! I’ve definitely loved! Sharing mine! 😉

Do try it out and have fun with your family!