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Amritsari Sookhi Dal By “Better Butter”

Eaten as a side dish with chapatis, this version of the sookhi dal is simple and fuss-free. Ingredients: Soaked Moong or Arhar dal 1 cup Salt to taste 1 tbsp ghee 1 tsp cumin seeds 1 medium onion sliced 1 inch piece ginger cut into two 1 tomato chopped A pinch of hing...

Cabbage Samosa by Better Butter !

Yummy samosas with a spicy cabbage based filling and fried to perfection! Ingredients : Maida 1 cup Oil 1 tbsp Salt 1 tsp Warm water to knead the dough Cabbage 1/2 cup (finely shredded) Boiled peas 2 tbsp Ginger (grated) 2 tsp Pepper powder 1 tsp Salt to taste Soya...

Mediterranean Meatballs

A cross between a falafel and a kibbeh, these meatballs make for a great snack with a glass of cold drink. Ingredients : 1/2 cup Chickpea cooked/ boiled 1 cup Meat of your choice, minced 1/2 cup Nuts of your choice 1 egg 3 – 4 tbsp Oil to fry 3 tsp Fresh...

Orange Marmalade : The old favourite

One of the best kinds of jam, the orange marmalade is an old favourite. Ingredients: 5 oranges zest of 1 lemon juice of 1 lemon 6 cups water 1 kg sugar a pinch of salt Steps to make Orange Marmalade 1. First wash the oranges. With a sharp knife slice the oranges into...

Cafe Lota

The mud-based mural of the cafe’s logo at the entrance, the Devnagri script letters shaping themselves into the form of a lota which is then embellished with many diamond shaped mirrors, is a clue about the inventiveness of the Cafe Lota folks. With the soft rustle of...

Lounge review : “Honk” Pullman Aerocity

The last few years witnessed growth of stand alone restaurants serving amazing food beyond the traditional kababs and curries and the staple Chinese It seemed that the Five Star properties with enormous resources had lost the plot. However I think the trend is now...

Cream Scones with strawberries and cream : Better Butter

Make this traditional tea time treat for your significant other for Valentine’s Day today, scones are one of the most popular English snack. Ingredients: 250 grams flour 50 grams sugar a pinch of salt 100 grams butter very cold 1 tsp vanilla extract 1 egg 120 ml...

Grower Champagne : Randip Dhingra

Two bits about me -The journey of yours truly from a Johnny Black/ soda drinker to a wine crazed mad man has been a long and eventful one. It all seriously started 4 years ago with a visit to Champagne . That visit was my first to a vineyard and left me addicted ....

Gurer Payesh by “Better Butter”

A popular Bengali sweet dish which is sweet and incredibly rich and delicious. Ingredients: 2 litres Milk 1 cup Rice 1 cup Jaggery grated 1-2 tbsp Cashews 2 tbsp Raisins 1 tbsp Sugar 3 Green cardamoms Steps to make Gurer Payesh 1. Clean and wash the rice...

Cafe Culture : Reviews

A quaint café located in the heart of the city serving you your favourite comfort foods with  gourmet twists to tickle your taste buds.An interesting selection of salads, burgers, wraps, sandwiches, pastas,grills and daily specials (psst- ask for our secret dishes,...

The gastronomical journey of Chef Vipul Arora.

With seven years of varied culinary experience in a number of upscale luxury hotels such as Le meridian, Olive Bar and Kitchen a Standalone restaurant called ‘Fat Ninja’, Chef Vipul Arora has come a long way and has gained expertise in a variety of international and...

Award Winning Menu By Saurabh

Reviving the artfulness of courtly manner, presentation and cooking techniques from across the country, Masala House brings to you the grand cuisine of India, in an ambience that is truly regal.Restaurateur Saurabh Anand has crossed many a sea to bring us Masala...

Whisky Works : For the love of whisky !

There are whiskies in the world which were bottled after forty years of maturation in oak barrels and then there are some which were out in the market after eighteen odd years. But who’s to say that one’s better than the other? No one, but you. Whisky isn’t a...

Tanvi Rustagi

I never thought that my love for whisky could go this far. It was 2008 and a close friend’s wedding, whose father believed only in whisky. It wasn’t just scotch, he knew the difference between ‘whiskey’ and ‘whisky’. That was my initiation into the world of whiskies....

The Masala Trail by Osama Jalali

The Masala Trail (TMT) by Osama Jalali, a pure Vegetarian restaurant is an effort to bring this traditional regional street food in it’s authentic flavor from Purab, Paschim, Uttar & Dakshin under one roof in a hygienic environment for its patrons. “Menu is...

Chef Saurabh Anand

A hotel management graduate from Bangalore, with a passion for taking his vast knowledge in hospitality and of Indian cuisine globally combined with his sharp entrepreneurial skills, kindled on his first trip to the US in the year 2009. Along with his brother Chef...

Chef Hoshang Debta

A Bachelor degree recipient from Institute of Hotel Management, in Hospitality and Hotel administration, Bhubaneswar with experience of over 13 years having worked with The Park Hotels (Vishakapatnam), The Taj Group of Hotels (Bangalore), and with The Carnival Cruise...

Ladies Night With Simran

Date : December 21st, 2016 Place : Twist, Cyber Hub Gurgaon Simran Kochhar Twist Asian Tapas and Wine Bar is the perfect setting to spend great time with your family or friends, serving some of the most exclusive wines around. Menu Cocktail Twisted Cosmopolitan...

Turkey, Cranberry and Parmesan pie

Add the cheesy goodness and fruity flavor to your Christmas with this oh-so-mouth-watering pie. The cheese and Turkey will make the dish fulfilling so you can go all day with this pie in your tummy. Here is how the delicious magic is prepared! Ingredients: 150 gm...

Fish cutlets by Santa Cuisine

Fish cutlets are very easy to make and can be done within minutes. They tastes really really good, you can use any type of fish for this, fresh water or salt water it doesn’t matter.These cutlets make great tea time snacks or breakfast food also you can make...

Thai House By Kylin : Reviews

Finally Delhi has got a fine Thai place which is as close as it can get to the food of Thailand without burning a hole in your pocket. Simple, no fuss and delicious food is the USP of Thai House by Kylin that opened just 3 weeks back at N Block Market, GK1. Chef...

Ticket To Lebanon : Hosted by Chef Danny Elsoury

There is something to be said for food’s ability to bring people together!!! KindlyCook, a social dining app that sets you to eat with strangers.Well, not exactly because when you meet all the diners the world becomes such a small place. Something similar what I...

Communal Dining : The Joy of eating together

Communal dining has been around for a long time, but only in recent years people decided to join in the action and start looking for some participation in collective noshing with strangers. This arrangement offers neighbourly interaction and table-mates can have a...

Breaking Bread with Strangers : “The new face of Dining”

Unfortunately, our urban landscape and busy lifestyle has left no room for social interaction. Moreover, our digital world makes us feel more connected while taking away the need for face to face interaction. Ironically, this leaves us more disconnected than ever....

Eating in is the new eating out : Times of India

Food is breaking barriers yet again with community meetups dishing out experiences you won’t find at a restaurant. A 65-year-old Brahmin couple signs up for an impromptu Kashmiri dastarkhan; a gathering of vegetarians enrolls for an Iftaari evening just to...

“Noshe Joon” Reviews by Ankur Rohatgi

They say, birds of a feather flock together. So I recently decided to join a flock which also, like me, lives to eat. After missing out on some great events with Kindly Cook, I finally managed to attend my first group event. A dinner at Nooshe Joon. I am a big fan of...

Experience at Arriba : Ankur Rohatgi

Mexican restaurants have usually had a unlucky run in Delhi and I don’t mean the tex mex type. The cuisine should have an acceptance for our palettes but it seems not. So I wanted to try Arriba before the Mexican curse hits it, although i hope it doesn’t because this...

21 Gun Salute : Reviews by Abhishek Mukherji

In the crowded Sector 29 Market of Gurgaon, this place just simply stands out. The 21 Gun Salute is a surprise from the word go. The fantastic decor and the antique touch to the decor will take you back in time to the royal times of India. The heritage of our country...

Junglee Billi : Reviews by Anjali Ramaswamy

Having worked in Mumbai for a couple of years, the one thing I really missed here in Delhi were the Irani Cafes. And to be more precise… I missed the Berry Pulaos and the Caramel Custard. Something tells me that now I wont have to fly to Mumbai for the same,...

Ping’s Café Orient : Reviews

My craving for Asian Cuisine led me to search a few places near lodhi road. A highly recommended and must try restaurant that came up after asking a few friends was Ping’s Café Orient in Lodhi Colony. It is run by the Team behind PCO and ATM. We began with the Chef’s...

Plaa Kao Sam Rod

Ingredients for Three – Flavored Chili Sauce Bird’s Eye Chili (5 gms) Cooking Oil (40 gms) Coriander Roots (5 gms) Fish Sauce (20 gms) Garlic Cloves (20 gms) Large Red Chili – Deseeded (20 gms) Large Yellow Chili – Deseeded (25 gms) Palm Sugar (20 gms) Pickled...

Chickpea & Sweet Potato Cakes

Sweet potatoes are rich in all the B vitamins and Iron, whereas, chickpeas are rich in protein and fibre. These cakes reduce stress levels like most yellow foods and are a great alternative to the greasy aloo tikki. Preparation Time : 10 minutes Cooking Time : 20...

Tamarind and Cumin Cocktail with Vodka

Ingredients 1 cup tamarind pulp 2 tbsp roasted cumin 1/4 cup fresh mint 1/2 tsp black salt 1pc fresh serrano chilli 1 ginger grated 3 tbsp of granulated sugar 2 cups of water Vodka Method Blend it all with 5 cups of ice cubes. Pour vodka as per your liking. Garnish...

Mixed Berry Compote

Desserts are the most awaited course of a meal and sometimes that sugar rush does wonders to brighten your day. So if you are looking for a yummy dessert that looks attractive enough to lure your guests and is also easy to make, here’s help. Take down the recipe...

Akoori (Parsi style Scrambled Eggs )

Ingredients Onions 6 chopped finely Tomatoes 3 chopped finely 4 eggs Salt per taste Haldi powder half tap Red chilli powder 1 tsp Dhania jeera powder 1tsp Tomato puree 2 tsp Corriander leaves chopped finely few sprigs Method Take 4 tbsp oil in a pan add the onions and...

Eggless Chocolate Fudge Cake Gauri

Ingredients Measuring Cup used (1 cup = 250 ml) 1 cup wall purpose flour, levelled, 120 gms 3 tbsp cocoa powder (try and get your hands on a good cocoa powder – it makes a HUGE difference to your cake!) ½ tsp baking soda a pinch of salt ¾ cup sugar, 150 gms 1...

Diamants (French Butter Cookies)

The name of the cookie is Diamants (French for Diamonds) because the cookie, when rolled in coarse sugar, appears to have been rolled in diamonds. Ingredients 225 g Unsalted Butter 320 g Flour 100 g Powdered Sugar Peel of ¼ Orange or Lemon Vanilla Salt Bake at 160° C...