Sunday Brunch

Sigh! Good food! Its a rush when you order something new from the menu and then wonder, how good will it be, if at all, it’ll be worth the excitement.

I keep contemplating the amalgamation of the recipe as mentioned in the description section of the menu. Imaging in the back of my mind, the probable outcome how ingredients combine to deliver a sweet, salty, dreamy or heavenly treat to my taste buds. My brain just won’t stop!

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Food!

Then, there are those places which never disappoint!. I am a fan this place called ‘Truffles (Ice & Spice)’ in Kormangala, Bangalore. Bangalore residents would recognize this place as everyone who’s once been here would assert on the same.

I have tried almost everything from the menu and I love them all. My personal favorites are Ceasar Salad, Spicy Chicken wings and of coarse the Ferrero Rocher Cold Coffee.

I was lucky to get a table there last Sunday afternoon, as it’s flooded over the weekends. As a result the service is pretty lame during crunch hours. Also, if you want to catch up with friends, it is advisable not to come over during the weekend. The noise and the hustle-bustle might ruin up a good meal/meet.

I ordered, the Grilled Chicken in Mint and Rosemary Sauce and its was really good. The taste of Rosemary dominated the plate but I liked that! On the side, mashed potatoes, steamed rice, bread and steamed vegetable complimented the chicken. It was filling. A 10/10 from my side to Ice & Spice for the food and maybe a 10/10 for ambiance and service on weekdays when it’s moderately empty.

Grilled Chicken in Mint and Rosemary Sauce

Grilled Chicken in Mint and Rosemary Sauce

Make sure you give it a try and the next time you’re there. There’s another Ice & Spice at the MG Road, here.

The Nine Yard Love Affair

“We have no options but to grow up.” – I realised this a few months back when I was wished more number of times on the Women’s Day rather than personally preferred Children’s Day. However this feeling was short-lived as I looked into the perks of being a ‘Lady’. One of them was, owning my first traditional Indian Saree.
Saree has made it big in international fashion too. The ‘pussycat dolls’ have been spotted in sarees by Rocky S.

“Annual Fashion Rocks concert in New York, with designer Rocky S walking the ramp along with Jessica, Ashley, Nicole, Kimberly and Melody – the Pussycat Dolls – dressed in sarees.” TOI

My love for Sarees goes long back, I have been drooling on this piece of clothing since I was a kid and saw my mother draped into one of the most beautiful attire a female form can don. The elegance and appeal makes it a must have for every women’s closet!

When I got the chance to pick one for myself, the choice was a pretty obvious Red Saree. Trust me when I say this, a red saree is some love affair many have fallen ill too, men and women. An Indian woman’s wardrobe is incomplete without it, and why shouldn’t it be, it just looks so good!

Golden Border with Embroidered back

Golden Border with Embroidered back

My choice was this beautiful Chiffon Saree, the fabric that gives the softest drapes you can imagine! All in red & gold and paired with a golden blouse, this artifact is definitely my coming of age moment!

I found this on- http://www.fashionandyou.com/

Chicken Masala My Way

I have been a huge fan of cooking. Personally its like therapy for me. I have been experimenting with my own recipes for quite a long time and now I wanted to share the successful ones. So here we go.

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What you need?

500gm Chicken
Butter – 2 Tsp
Cloves – 3 to 4 pieces
Cinnamon Stick – Quarter inch
Oil – 2 tbs
Curd – 2 Tbs
Onion – 2 medium sized
Tomato – 2 medium sized
Turmeric
Chilli powder
Ginger Garlic paste
Garam Masala Powder
Cumic Powder
Coriander Powder
Salt – To taste
Sugar – A Pinch
Chicken Masala – ½ tbs (optional)

What you do?

Marinate Chicken in curd add 1/4 tbs Turmeric powder, ¼ tbs chili powder and leave for an hour.

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Marinated Chicken

Chop Onion and tomatoes, keep ¼ of the onion aside and blend the rest of onions and tomatoes together to make a paste.

Heat butter in a pan and add cinnamon and cloves and then add chicken and fry for 10min.

For Masala – 

Add oil in a pan, add onions and fry till brown to this add ginger garlic paste and fry. Next add- turmeric ½ tbs and chili powder 1 tbs, cumic powder-1/2, Coriander Powder-1/2, Garam Masala Powder 1 tbs,chicken masala and fry for sometime. Sprinkle water if required. Then add onion-tomato paste and fry for 10 to 15 min.

To this masala put a pinch of sugar and add the fried chicken and fry for 5 min.

Next add a cup of water to the and shimmer on low flame for 10 to 15 min. Finally add a little butter.

Tadda! Your chicken masala is ready! 😀

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I like it with my favourite wine 🙂

Have fun cooking 🙂 and do share your experience.