A day well spent at Ciclo Cafe & Ciclo Bazaar!!

Ever wished for a place where you can have amazing food with a subtle ambience and also have a bazaar, where you can lay your hands-on daily essentials, DIY Gourmets and many more, just on the go. Sounds cool already right? But this is not yet, it is a perfect hub for cyclists where you can also check out cycling shoes and accessories regarding bicycles. None like the rest, it is none other than the “CICLO CAFÉ,” dazzling food with a relaxing ambience, who are celebrating their fifth year today and the recently introduced “CICLO BAZAAR” which fulfils your daily requirements as well as gives you access to many imported essentials, and the “CICLO BICYCLE SHOP,” a one stop shop for all your bicycle’s needs.

Being overwhelmed with the set-up, I just couldn’t wait any more to explore their café and have some exotic food. Following all the safety precautions, they welcome their customers and it is their first priority considering that all their plates and the cutleries are packed air-tight until you, yourself open it.

A virtual menu is shared which takes you through their wide varieties of cuisines. They have their own specials and signatures, which you will definitely go on an imaginary ride with me.

With so many options to feast on, it was definitely to make hard choices as to what dishes we were about to try out. The following were the dishes, om which we decided upon:

BBQ Cottage Cheese Balls:

I’m an out and out cheese person and really had some expectations and when it arrived, I loved the way it was presented and the BBQ sauce stood out for me, it was just perfectly blended with the spiciness and at the same time was tangy. The cheeseball was just delicious with the right amount of cheesy, only issue, could’ve been cheesier (cuz why not?) and this combo instantly became one of my favorites.

Verdure Pizza:

Pizza>Life is my mantra. I definitely wanted to try out their pizzas and not gonna lie, I just liked everything about it. Starting from its crunchy thin crust, and It had toppings of Bell Peppers, Onions, Zucchinis, Spinach, Olives and my favorite, as you know, some Mozzarella Cheese! And all of this topping can be adjusted to your preference, the hospitality of Ciclo is just world-class.

Pesto & Vegetable Croissant:

Well, I’ve always imagined having a croissant-sandwich with the filling of my likes. This was filled with vegetables, with the ever-classy pesto sauce and some mozzarella cheese in between a pair of super-soft croissants. It was one true delight and I personally enjoyed every bit of it.

Curried Veg. Cheddar Tiger Burger:

I am pretty sure you are curious about why? It is named as a “tiger burger,” well it is known like that, because of the texture on its buns, which have an exotic texture on them. Loaded with Cheddar Cheese and loads of curried vegetables, which just feels like it is equally healthy.


This is one of the Ciclo-Specials, “Naanza,” is basically a fusion of Tandoor Baked Indian bread, which is known as naan and it is served with toppings just like a pizza, hence, “Naanza.” If it were to me, it tasted better than the pizza. I went with the Cajun Cottage Cheese Salsa. I wanted to add paneer on top and trust me, with cheese, this was heavenly and I just loved each and every bite of it.

Orange Cooler & Tender Coco:

For me, a meal is perfect only with the perfect drinks. I certainly couldn’t wait to try out their mocktails. With so many varieties to choose from, we went with these two. The orange cooler, was loaded with the fruit pulp and mint, just was the perfect aid to any dish. The Tender Coco was filled with the goodness of coconut water and is my favorite of the two. I certainly cannot wait to go back in and try their rest of their mocktails.


Not only Mocktails, but they also have a variety of shakes & smoothies, hot & cold beverages and some cold-pressed juices as well. The “Frankenshake” is a monstrous shake, which is a masterpiece to the eye. It looks so good, that even if I was super full from all the food I’ve just had, I just couldn’t resist myself having a go at it. It was served with hazelnut milkshake, topped with some whipped cream and cocoa rolls and it is definitely a must-try!! It definitely is high on calories, but trust me! It is totally worth it.

Chocolate Fudge Cake:

The soft cake, drowned within a thick layer of chocolate, is just the perfect match for the chocoholics. This is one of the few cafés that offer some variety in eggless desserts, and I certainly did not see that coming. It really gave my taste buds an ever-lasting experience with the essence of chocolate lingering even after I’ done eating was just the perfect ending I could’ve wished for.

One of my best experiences and for sure, it is one of the best in the city. It is a bit pricey, but trust me, it is totally worth it. It also offers one of the ambiences, with the coziness and the interiors and designing just aids to one of the best food experiences. It is just a perfect place for hanging with your friends and families. Their new venture, the Ciclo Bazaar also should be your must-visit place, the varieties they offer, will blow your minds.

Visit now! And you might have the best experience of your lifetime.

Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast / No Yeast Pizza Crust / Yeast Free Pizza Base

Me and my family craving for pizza in these Quarantine days.. I didn’t had yeast at home so tried to make pizza crust without yeast. Freshly baked pizza tastes great, and this pizza dough without yeast will make you and your family happy.. Try it with your favourite toppings.
In this post I am sharing only the pizza crust recipe.
You can follow this link for yummy toppings for making your pizza delicious.
Onion capsicum pizza

So lets start with my new favorite recipe for Easy Homemade Pizza Dough Without Yeast!


4 cups all-purpose flour

1 tsp baking powder

½ tsp baking soda

½ tsp sugar

1 cup curd

1 tsp olive oil

Method :

1) Mix flour, baking powder, baking soda , sugar and salt together in a bowl.. mix very well

 2) Now add  olive oil until a soft dough forms using curd . You have to really knead very well.

3) Turn dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead 10 times. 

4) Now shape dough into a ball. Place a damp towel over the dough and let it rest for 3 – 4 hours.

5)The dough should become elastic and stretchable. Take a portion and stretch it. It should not break.

6)Punch one of your fingers in the dough and the depression should give away.

7)Before making the pizza, knead the dough again.

8) Divide the dough into 4 equal parts and roll it slightly thicker than chapathi.

9) Take the tawa when it turn hot put the pizza and cook until the crust is golden brown..keep the flame low….  on one side put dots using fork On the other side. 

10) Remove the pizza from the tawa.. Now bake and enjoy the pizza base with your favourite toppings..

Note :

1) The raw pizza dough will last for up to 24 hours in the fridge.

2) If you find your No-Yeast Pizza Dough to be a bit sticky, fear not, it just needs a bit more flour.

3) If you like add any dry fresh herb into your dough for extra flavor.

Jackfruit seed salad/ Healthy jackfruit seed salad

 If you happen to get your hands on a jackfruit, please don’t throw the seeds away. Instead, wash, boil and peel them and then use them in this hearty and filling Easy Jackfruit Seed salad. My own dish , I tried it for the first time and everyone in my family loved it.. So you also try and make your family happy… Jackfruit Seed Salad Recipe is a power packed salad as it has fresh ingredients like onions, and cucumbers combined with jackfruit seed.
It’s easy and a great way to prepare jackfruit seeds.


1 cup jackfruit seeds
1 cup onion chopped
1 cup cucumber chopped
1 green chilly chopped
Chopped coarinder leaves
1 tsp lemon juice
1/2 tsp jeera powder
salt and pepper to taste


1. Place the jackfruit seeds in a pan, add enough water into the pan to cover the jackfruit seeds and boil them for 25 minutes.

2.Let them cool, when cool enough to handle, slowly peel off the outer white covering. You only need to peel away the outer white skin. The thin inner brown skin is edible. Some of the seeds will have naturally opened, but others may take some effort to peel. Be careful, the skin can be sharp.

3. Now cut them into round slices.

4. Now add chopped cucumber , onion and green chilli one by one.

5.Add chopped coriander leaves and jeera powder.

6. Now add salt to taste, and lemon juice and toss Jackfruit seed Salad well.

7. Transfer the Salad to a bowl and serve.

Serve it as a mid day snack in an office lunch box or as part of an everyday meal…..

Rasgulla Recipe – Quick And Easy Way To Make Spongy Rasagulla Recipe

It’s time to learn to make spongy rasagulla at home. Rasgulla is a famous Bengali sweet made from milk. Rasagulla is a juicy milk based desert loved by all of my family members from sanchi to my father in law everyone loves rasagulla. This rasagulla recipe will give you soft spongy and juicy rasagulla that are quick to make. It can be even tried by beginners.. I tried it for first time and it came out well. Although making rasgulla can be tricky, but this post will help you to get it right
I have kept this recipe very simple, easy prepared from Chenna.


1 liter Full Cream Milk
1 tbsp Lemon Juice
1½ cups Sugar (little less or more, as per your taste)
4 cups Water
A pinch of Cardamom powder optional
Few saffron strand for garnishing


1) Bring the milk to boil over medium flame. Keep it aside.. Let it get cool a bit.

2) Then add lemon juice in milk
stir till milk curdles completely.

3)Now drain the curdled milk in to a cloth. Rinse only when it gets slight warm. Add a glass of water and clean the curdled milk as it has lemon juice in it.

4) Squeeze it gently to drain the excess water and hang it for 30 minutes to get the right amount of moisture.

5) Take the mixture from cloth and transfer it to a plate.

6)Start to knead the mixture with hands break the granules of milk solids. Use the pressure from your palm. It’s important to knee it well to get the perfect texture. Mash the mixture atleast for 5 minutes for a string grip. The whole kneading process took me some 8-10 minutes.

7)Make small tiny balls without any cracks and keep aside.

8)Now take 1½ cup sugar in a pan, add Cardamon powder and 4 cups of water .

9) Boil the syrup for 10 minutes on medium flame.
after that, drop the prepared balls into boiling sugar syrup.

10)Cover it with lid and continue cooking for 15 minutes. You can see the balls have doubled in size. Turn of the stove.

11) keep aside till it cools completely and then refrigerate.

12) Serve them chilled. Garnish with saffron strand.

1) Kneading to a smooth dough is very much important to give a good texture to rasagullas

2)Use deep and wide mouthed vessel for perfect cooking.

3) Add a bit of rava and corn flour (optional) It help to prevent the balls from breaking.

4) Don’t put lemon while milk getting boil,put after it get boiled.

5) Boiling the balls for the right amount of time and at the right heat is also needed.

Corn pakoda or corn bajiya

Thinking what to do sitting at home during this long quarantine period?? Get up & try this eaasy-peasyyy dish NOWW!

Corn pokoda is one of the most loved snack at our home. it is a simple and crispy sweet corn based fritters or pakora recipe prepared mainly with chickpea flour and rice flour.
They are crisp and crunchy on the outside and soft, warm, melt-in-the-mouth on the inside. Here is how to make Sweet Corn Pakoda Recipe or Corn Bhajia Recipe.



2 cup sweet corn
1/2 teaspoon garlic paste
1/2 teaspoon ginger paste
3 tablespoon gram flour (besan)
3 tablespoon rice flour
1/2 teaspoon garam masala powder
2 green chilli
salt as required
powdered turmeric as required
1/2 teaspoon red chilli powder
oil to deep fry.


1.Take a large bowl, add the sweet corn, onions, green chilies, ginger-garlic paste, turmeric, garam masala powder, besan, rice flour and salt.
2.Combine and mix well add little water if required.
3.Sprinkle little water to this and make this into a tight dough.
4. Now drop the corn pakoda mixture into the hot oil.Stir occasionally and fry on medium flame.

5. Fry the pakora turns crispy and golden brown color. Note:takes approximately 10-12 minutes.

  1.  6.Drain them on kitchen tissues.
    Finally, serve crispy corn pakoda with with green chutney and sweet chutney.

    1)Garam masala can be replaced with chat masala too.
    2)Ensure that there is no moisture in the corn while adding it to the mixture, especially if using the frozen corn.

Experience at the Pasta Bar Veneto -VR Mall

The newly opened branch, of this already established Italian counterpart in India. What comes more with its next new outlet is an improved ambience and a tenacious atmosphere which cannot hold you back from having some Italian masterpieces. This Italian restaurant takes you directly to the loving and cheesy streets of Italy.

To start off with, the menu was a nice depiction of the Italian classic facts with the names of the dishes also having a majority of its essence of the Italian language. The menu consisted of starters, soups, pizzas, burgers, pastas, grills, beverages and the ever-sweet desserts.

With the wide multi cuisines, and some soups to choose from, we went on with the following dishes:

       i.          Cheese and mushroom Crostini:

These sliced breads topped off with loads of cheese and lowkey cut boiled mushrooms just makes this a perfect treat for the cheese-mushroom lovers. This can definitely be on my must try list, it tastes heavenly with tomato ketchup.

      ii.          Herbs & Cheese Garlic Bread:

Just served similarly like the previous crostini, the only difference is the doubling of cheese and a few seasoning and “herbs” to make it a cheese garlic bread. The perfect yet simple way to start your meal.

    iii.          Zuppa Funghi (soup):

The weirder the name sounds, the absolute better its taste. This tasted more like the sauce of the milk cream cheese pasta and some cut mushrooms made it a perfect combo of an Italian start off. The breads served with it were the softest of its kind and supports each other so damn well.

    iv.          French Fries with Honey Chilli / Cheese:

The all-time favourite French fries just got even more better, the quantity that is provided is worth its price and the two options that is, either honeychilli sauce or with cheese, I went for the honeychilli sauce just to try out something new and it was really one of the best experiences I’ve never had in Chennai.

      v.          Potato Pea and Cheese Crostini:

The softest of the breads with a layer of garlic sauce, cut into rectangular shapes and are topped off with bland mashed potatoes, all time favourite cheese, and whole green peas makes it one of the most desirable dishes. But the taste could be much better with some spices, but its Italian, no spices are added in this cuisine, so the way it is, I didn’t like it very much.

Through the course of these starters, there’s always room for some drinks and beverages along the routes of experiencing some magnificent Italian food, we did have around 8 to 10 options….

I went for some drinks like, Virgin MojitoIced TeaChocolate Shake and Mint Lemonade. These beverages along the route were just so good to add-on and all these drinks were up to the mark and refreshing as well.

Moving on to the main course, Italian cuisines also have a wide variety in main course dishes, but I was already full, the following were the ones that I tried and tested for you guys:

    vi.          Veg. Grilled Barbeque:

This one surprised me the most, I kind of expected a lot on this one, but it kind of disappointed me on a bigger note, because it consisted of just grilled vegetables and a few blocks of toasted parmesan blocks. This is definitely not worth the price and neither it is filling the tummy.

   vii.          Quattro Formaggi (Pasta):

This variant of pasta was one of the best in chennai and I’ve ever had in my life. This one’s for all the cheese-lovers as it is the combination of four varieties of cheeses combined and put up into a penne pasta style, just looks irresistible and the moment when it melts in your mouth. Just gives the chills.

 viii.          Pizza Diavolo:

Without Pizzas there is no Italian cuisine for me, it was a must for me to try out something. The pizza was a perfect blend and probably the only thing that was spicy and fun to have. The toppings included, bell peppers, olives, tomatoes and the all-time important cheese. 

    ix.          Veg. Lasagna Exotica:

The lasagnas, which I am a huge fan of, where would I get anything better from other than at an Italian restaurant.The stuffing included parmesan assorted breads, veggies and a layer of milk cheese to top it and is baked and served which looked so delicious and without thinking I poke into it.

      x.          Veg. Tofu Burger:

One of their Signature dishes, the best of quality tofu patty stuffed right in between cottage cheese and different sauces with leaves of cabbages and huge soft, well chiseled breads and it was served along with few fries and a lot of love.

The main course was about all this.

This amazing journey till now was just going to get better with the widest of options in their desserts section and it was little or no expectations from my side, but the desserts really did blow off my minds, So, are you guys ready for the sweet journey. The desserts that I ordered were as follows:

    xi.          Apple Strudel:

The apple strudel, is just the fairytale ending of any meal, the sweet pie topped up with sliced apples, and a custard mixture, that tastes heavenly when tried together.

   xii.          Panna Cotta:

I have had some panna cottas, In Chennai, and this was the best I’ve had ever. The giggly effect with the right amount of gelatin level, and the sweetness was on point. Dipped in strawberry squash and some strawberries to top off was just a look to be admired for a second.

 xiii.          Chocolate Mousse:

For all the chocolate-lovers in Chennai, Mousse is always that I as a foodie relish on. The presence of cocoa is just blissful and in fact I was drooling over it and was again well served on a platter. The amount of sweetness could have been more and would have been just perfect.

  xiv.          Mud Pie Cake:

This cake was basically an incarnation of dark cocoa powder with addition of gelatin to make it more softer and the taste of it was like something like chocolate, then there were some crushed biscuits giving it a muddy look and overall it was a nice experience. 

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.


            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:


            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.