The One With “The Biryani Bounty !”

Chef Special Biryani’s @Pinto’s Kitchen, Vijay Nagar INDORE

Ever wished to relish upon the authenticity of India’s most popular rice preparation, but feeling a bit skeptical to choose from a zillion options found in this city of foodies ? The following story will definitely help you out :

So there was Mr. Pinto, who had this Treasure reserved with him, which he shared only among his family members. This treasure of Some Real Good Recipes, including Authentic Awadhi Biryani’s which he, at his time, had served to Mr. Jawaharlal Nehru & Mrs. Indira Gandhi as their personal Chef. Undoubtedly there has to be something magical in his recipes, which had now passed on through generations making them setup this extraordinary Multi Cuisine Restaurant called Pinto’s Kitchen at Vijay Nagar in Indore. True Story !

At the first look, the place has quite decent interiors at both the floors, which a three course restaurant must have. Also their staff is quick and humble.

Apart from their appetising Main Course Dishes, they recently added these Chef’s Special Biryanis to their menu served along with some unique Raitas & a jolly good Salaan  as sides.

Raitas :

Starting with the sides, they serve 3 different kinds of raitas, i.e. Boondi Raita, Vegetable Raita and Bhurrani Raita, which is a traditional Mughlai Raita perfectly accompanying your biryanis in every possible sense. Boondi Raita had this sweetness to please your taste buds, the Vegetable Raita was sour with chopped salad in it, and the Bhurrani Raita was quite different, and was a spicy treat to your tongue !

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Un-Doubtedly Superb !

Salaan :

Quite a thick gravy to accomplish your biryani-hunger to its best. If you are a true biryani lover, you might know how a regular Salaan tastes like, but boy this one was nothing like it, the richness in taste with that heavenly combination of sweetness and strong spices was a Devine to the tongue.

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Un-Questionably Sassy !

Chef’s Special Biryani’s :

Chicken Biryani :

How would you define a typical chicken biryani, don’t even try to compare this with that because the perfection this biryani had was commendable, the discreteness of every grain of rice, tenderness of chicken and its classy-juicy aftertaste, which will definitely drive you to another dimension, but don’t forget to take this biryani-filled pot with you !

The layers in this serve were distinctive and the un-conventional thing this baby had was the smokey flavour came from the lit-up charcoal put inside the pot before giving it “dum” !
(8/10)

Mutton Biryani :  

One thing which is excellent about this place is the authenticity they have maintained in their servings which comes un-compromizingly with the quality, as in this case, the mutton was so soft that it slipped off from the bone, the rice were again very discrete and the combination of this with salaan was quite pleasing !

Wonderful is the word that every taste bud of yours will be looking for after having this biryani. No complains at all !
(9/10)

Egg Biryani :

For Eggivorous sapiens this particular biryani will be your usual meal to kill your egg cravings of the week. Beautifully presented rice surrounded with boiled eggs will be quite a deserving preparation to satisfy your biryani needs for the time being !

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Reasons to try this one includes the beautiful presentation and the overall quality.
(7/10)

Chicken Tikka Biryani :

The star of the day is finally here, well marinated and juicy pieces of chicken-tikka hidden inside the discrete colourful rice is what you can say about an excellent Chicken Tikka Biryani. Absolutely recommended preparation to make your day a Savoury-Good one.

Fish Biryani
Out of all the biryani-fusions you can think of, this chicken tikka biryani stands above all !
(9/10)

Other recommended rice preps from this place includes “Fish Biryani” “Keema Biryani”. Both are better than each other, and for vegetarians they have “Veg Biryani” as well !

Ps. You can consider calling it “Veg Biryani” not “Pulao” for this case, as the rice were very discrete and flavorous that you cannot resist having this in your option for your “NO-Non-Veg-Days” (Tuesdays, Thursdays Etc.)!

Dessert :

Gulaab Kheer :

Any meal is incomplete without a dessert, especially when you have tried half a dozen biryanis for lunch, there has to be something to splatter your tongue with sweetness. So Pinto’s Kitchen has this unique dessert in their menu which has some real rose petals which compliment the dessert perfectly !


Yes this dessert is none other than a fusion of Kheer with an extraordinary flavour of rose. The rice is well mashed that the texture of the kheer is very smooth, giving your tongue a quite pleasant surprise. This is a dessert which is not very sweet but sweet enough to give your meal a classy climax !

Overall, this place is all about good & decent Lunching/Dinner get-togethers with an extremely satisfying food experience !

You can also book your tables for Pinto’s Kitchen on Zomato from:

Pinto's Kitchen Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for Biryanis at Pinto’s Kitchen & hope now you know your next “Biryani Adda” for Biryani Parties with your best ones.

For any suggestions/Queries : thehungryindori@gmail.com

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The One With “A Mighty Monk !”

An Aesthetic Dinner @ Little Monk, Nirvana Resorts, Indore

Ever wondered how a place could be so perfect for friends & family outings having almost all sorts of facilities and up-kind services to make your weekend a remarkable one. The following story explains how :

Once upon a time there was a “Little Monk” who had a compelling knowledge on almost all sorts of cuisines and especially the desserts. Its not very conventional to find a Monk who is not Old, and thus this Little Monk has left all the mainstream delicacies behind and serves you the most unique and aesthetic dishes of all time with some really extraordinary flavours to taste from.

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The Mighty Little Monk !

So this Little Monk opened a multi-cuisine fine diner called “Little Monk” at Nirvana Resorts, MR 10 Road, Indore, which has a catchy Indore & outdoor ambiance along with private gazebos to chill with your best group. Little Monk serves every dish with excellence but here are some of the strongest recommendations coming from his mystical pure-vegetarian kitchen !

White Lady :~

A chiller which gives you no chill imagining weather this drink is more refreshing or tasty. Basically it is a combination of both pulpy Coconut water and pulpy Lychee juice, if you love both of these individually then this White Lady and you are just made for each other !

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Coconut Che !

Suggestions : To be served and consumed in sparkling-cool stage.

Thirst Aid :~

Another chiller to lower your thirst for a good drink. This watermelon and kiwi smoothie actually tastes wonderful and is served very chilled. It also has a tangy twist to refresh you from inside out !

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“thethirstyindori”

Suggestions : Don’t miss this one at your upcoming visit to this place.

Waldorf Salad :~

A fruit-cream kinda salad aesthetically garnished with groundnuts, pomegranate & apple. Basically all sorts of fruits covered with fresh cream and surrounded by un-pealed orange slices. Must try for a super healthy zest.

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Cool & Colourful.

Suggestions : Perfect serve, can’t get any better !

Doodhiya Kebabs :~

A Milky Way to your vegetarian kebab need, one could never imagine these vegetarian variation of Galouti Kebabs would be so satisfying to their taste buds. The moment its crispness starts melting in your mouth, the only thing that comes into your mind is to seek for the another one. So hurry before everybody dibs on every kebab left on the table !

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Dibs on the dips.

Suggestions : Perfect serve, can’t get any better !

Classic Cheese Calzone :~

Just imagine a double decker-train taking all the classy passengers to a destination. Now, replace the train with pizza slices, the classy passengers with all the exotic veggies whose destination is your stomach. The cheesy-veggie filling makes this “Pizza” one of its kind and worth a try at least once on your next visit there !

Suggestion : Classic serve, hog oner it before it could down.

Birbal Ki Khichdi :~

Master Birbal taught a lot of things, but this one has now gone too far, Khichdi served in its conventional way i.e. hung over a slow flame. Outstandingly rich flavours of this wonderful preparation and equally unique presentation makes it a must try from the menu.

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Uttery, Buttery & Delicious !

Paneer Baadshahi :~

The name of this main-course dish goes perfectly with the taste. Minced paneer stuffed between paneer slices in a jolly-good gravy is what you need to go and try right now. Garnished with dry-fruits with a cherry on the top. Needless to say the richness of these flavours will bring a mouth-watering tsunami to your taste buds, and make you crave for it more & more no matter how much full your tummy is !

Suggestion : Do try this with cheese garlic naan.

Little Monk Mandarin Cake Ice-cream :~

One of the specialities of this place, this unique cake ice-cream has a mouthful of balanced sweetness. Tiny chunks of cake with tuty-fruity flavoured ice-cream is what makes a dessert remarkable in its own way !

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Don’t go with the looks !

Exotic Fruit Compote :~

How about you get a watermelon shell filled with not just watermelon, but all kinds of rare & yummy fruits, cake cubes & ice-cream. Also it tastes as good as it is uniquely presented !

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Welcome to Hawaii people !

Here you go with some other recommendations from Little Monk :~

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Overall, Little Monk is a fun-to-go place with most of the aesthetic preparations of all time, and also a recommended weekend destination.

Special thanks to Little Monk team for organising this Meet-up.

You can also book your tables for Little Monk on Zomato from:

Little Monk Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for a memorable dinner at Little Monk. Hope you find it helpful !

For any suggestions/Queries : thehungryindori@gmail.com

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The One With “A Getaway Pop !”

A Recharged Weekend @Effe Cafe, Papaya Tree Hotel, Rau

Ever wished to go on a semi-long drive with your gang, slightly away from the city hush & rush looking for the most appropriate place, what it could be ? A restaurant or a cafe-bar ? Its definitely a Cafe-bar !

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So at the premises of Papaya Tree Hotel, there is this cool brand new Cafe-bar with an extraordinary, colourful & #litt ambiance with inside as well as outside serving area. The service here is exceptional with cool & friendly staff.

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Talking about the food here, which you certainly cannot get bored of trying as they have some of the fusion-full and scrumptious preparation at some real good prices. Here are some of the Zesty recommendations of the place :

Fiesta Bowl :

A healthy and tasteful meal consisting of sprouts, lettuce, red cabbage, onion, tomatoes, bell-peppers etc. with olive oil topped over it. Bluntly presented but surely liked by health freaks !

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Cranberry Cooler :

A basic cranberry soda but very refreshing. It had an alien “Masaledaar” twist which made this drink truly unique and a bracing beverage to have at this cafe !

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 Nachos Salsa :

None other than regular Doritos nachos, but the salsa and the cream cheese topping are two secrets that made this serve a recommended one. The best part about these nachos is that they are served at your table at a quite affordable price !

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Baby Paneer Burger :

Aesthetically presented this baby is small but mighty on your plate. Sliced paneer tikka, flavourfully marinated inside the buns along with cheese slice, tomatoes & cucumber. This beauty is served with two smilies, yummy salad and tomato ketchup !

Pasta in Pink Sauce :

Not just a regular pasta, as this preparation had the tangy and spiciness retained on your taste buds as you won’t forget to savour it to the core. Served with a crispy garlic bread this pasta won’t fail to make you lips-smack.

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Hummus Pita :

Not JUST hummus & pita, as this preparation had two other scrumptious dips which cannot be ignored. Pesto and garlicky dips along with the hummus one were the hits of the whole platter. The falafel wrapped-up in pita bread was so soft and went just perfectly with the yummy dips. A must have from their menu.

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Farmhouse Pizza :

Extremely buttery with a crispy crust is what made this pizza another recommended preparation. Toppings included all the veggie, but exotic ones along with lots of cheese !

Paneer Kathi Roll :

What makes any Kathi Roll a good one is its mouthful fillings, and this paneer Kathi roll was very good, as not just the filling was outstanding, but the wrap was very soft too. Served with a yummy mint chutney and onions, this preparation is highly recommended !

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Mexican Wrap :

A thick and healthy wrap consisting of beans, corns, paneer etc. The best thing was the sides, cream cheese & salsa dip, which were truly amazing !

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Baked Zucchini Cups :

Medium sized cups made of zucchini filled with cheese and olives with a herby flavour. There are three such cups in one serve. Extremely tasty and a unique preparation, must try !

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 Affogato :

There are two things in an Affogato, Coffee and Ice-cream. If you love coffee and if you love ice-cream, you are definitely gonna love this !

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Waffles :

Kinda stretchy they were, but nicely presented along with the maple syrup and whipped cream. Overall serve could be improved in terms of taste, but the toppings suited very well !

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Pancakes :

Last but certainly not the least, comes the pancakes. Very soft, these small cute pancakes were served with 3 different syrups – Maple, chocolate & mango. Also these syrups were layered between them. Absolutely loveable dessert and hence another must try here !

Overall this place is an absolutely must go on weekends if you don’t want to go very high on your pocket. A pure-veg eatery serving alcohol at some real good prices too. The pop-eat- culture perfectly suits on this place and thus they came up with something new and truly amazing !

Now, here is a slideshow of some other delicacies of this cafe :

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A special thanks to Mr. Sumit Sancheti for organising this meet-up with bloggers.

You can also book your tables for Effe Cafe on Zomato from:

Effe Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for the Opening of Effe Cafe a must visit place for some exotic and fusion full eatables in Indore. I hope you find it helpful !

For any suggestions/Queries : thehungryindori@gmail.com

Please do follow me on Facebook & Instagram @thehungryindori

The One With “A Food-Hunt (Feat. Malaysian Palm Oil)”

Food-Hunt Event organised by MPOC :

Ever wondered how many mysterious ingredients are present in our daily use products ? Do you know, there is this one ingredient common in Nutella, Ferrero-Rochers, Cadbury Dairymilk and even Maggi noodles. In fact, this particular ingredient is also used in various cosmetics and beauty products. Can you guess this ingredient ?

Its nothing but Palm Oil !

Palm Oil is Orange-reddish in colour and is majorly extracted from Palm fruit found in an African Oil Palm Tree. Geographically Palm Oil is grown at the countries near the Equator, and therefore the Largest Producers of palm oil are Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, India etc. But the best yeald of Palm Oil is found in Malaysia and therefore “Palm oil is Nature’s Gift to Malaysia, and Malaysia to the World”

MPOC – Malaysian Palm Oil Council is basically an organisation who promotes the Malaysian Palm Oil and various products which use Malaysian Palm Oil. One of their main objectives is to make the world aware about the graciousness of Palm Oil and how it is beneficial in all the fields be it Environmental, Economical, Technological etc.

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Recently, MPOC organised a lively event at Red Carpet Banquet, Malhar Mega Mall which involved an induction session and some of most interesting tasks. This was a Food-Hunt Event in which the participants were supposed to guess the name of the Restaurant/Cafe using hints on the given clue-card, where an engaging task was given, after completing the task they were again given a clue-card stating the hints to the name of the next restaurant where further tasks were  given. And this so called restauranthunt continues for a multiple times.

As stated above, the event started off with an induction session where the Origin, Composition, Extraction and Economical, Technical & Environmental Benefits of the Palm Oil were briefed by Dr. Bhavna Shah-Country Head (India & Srilanka). Here a powerpoint presentation and an interesting video was presented :

Food-Hunt : Clue-1 :~

After such a thought-provoking session finally then clue-cards were distributed and the first clue indicated the nearest possible Pub i.e. 10 Downing Street, where these fusion-full platter containing Lettuce, Olives, Cherry Tomatoes, Pineapple, Apple, Cucumber, Mayonnaise etc. were displayed. The task was to dress a salad and brief about its qualities and its USP !

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Palm Oil Significance : The Mayonnaise used in the salad had Palm Oil as an essential ingredient !

Food-Hunt : Clue-2 :~

After the interesting salad dressing competition the next clue-card indicated the next Restaurant called Panchavati Gaurav, which serves Vegetarian Rajasthani & Gujarati Cuisines. Here was the most compelling task was given where the participants were blindfolded and they were supposed to taste and find out the ingredients of the dish served. The participants were served nothing but traditionally prepared yummy bhaji which is mostly served in North-India with Pav as Pav-Bhaji.

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Palm Oil Significance : One of the most predictable ingredient of bhaji was Palm Oil which have high nutritional values !

Food-Hunt : Clue-3 :~

The next clue wasn’t easy, as the upcoming stop was nowhere nearer. It was Simply-Veg which is situated at C-21 Mall, next to where the previous destinations were. There the task was to complete the test containing multiple choice questions related to the induction session briefed on Palm Oil.

 

Food-Hunt : Clue-4 :~

The final Clue-Card was super easy as the hints targeted to the Sky Blue Sports Bar, which is just next to the previous restaurant. Here the task was fun as well as enjoyable. The participants were supposed to Hogg over a huge bowl of ice-cream as fast as it was possible.

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Palm Oil Significance : The ingredients used in the ice cream bowl like Nutella, Ferro Rocher and Cookies has Palm Oil as one of the ingredient.

Finally the participants gathered to the beginning hall for winner declaration and price distribution. The event was concluded with a delightful dinner catered by 10 Downing Street.

Overall, the event was a memorable one. Special thanks to Dr. Bhavna Shah & MPOC for organising such an energetic event and also for enlightning about such great qualities of Palm Oil !

Here are the details to know more about MPOC – Malaysian Palm Oil Council :

Website : http://www.mpoc.org.in

About MPOC : http://www.mpoc.org.in/market-statistics-2/

About Malaysian Palm Oil : http://www.mpoc.org.in/about-palm-oil/

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The One With “New Wok in the Town !”

5 Steps to Customise your meal @Purple Wok Co. New Palasia, INDORE

Ever wondered what’s the difference between the authentic Chinese food and the Chinese that you find locally at the streets of your city ? Also wouldn’t it be amazing if you could choose every ingredient of your meal and customise it according to your mood ?

Well Indore, now you have this brand new Chinese outlet which serves true Chinese cuisine and also lets you choose the type of veggies, sauces, toppings etc. This QSR serves customisable meals for Non-Vegetarians, Vegetarians and Jains as well !

Purple Wok Co. is at DM Tower, Race Course Road, Janjeer Circle, New Palasia, one of the busiest areas of Indore, planted their first franchise at Jaipur and they have their master kitchen at Mumbai, where all the essential sauces and other ingredients are prepared as well as shipped.

Wok is basically a vessel which was originated in China, and thus was initially used in making spicy Chinese delicacies. Purple wok Co. serves authentic Chinese Noodle and Rice based preparations tossed with fresh veggies and in-house made sauces.

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Here is the Wok at Purple Wok Co.

These are the 5 easy steps to customise your own wok :

  1. BASE :

    You get three choices of base – Rice, Hakka Noodles & Flat Noodles. Rice and Hakka Noodles are locally found and they use optimum quality of the same.In the case of Flat Noodles, it is not easy to find them locally so they are imported from Mumbai as well !

    Flat Noodles, Rice & Hakka Noodles.
    Flat Noodles, Rice & Hakka Noodles !
  2. VEGGIES :

    Fourteen different arrays of vegetables are available to choose from. Some of the most uncommon veggies include Bok Choy, Bean Sprouts, French Beas, Zucchini, Red Cabbage etc. Bok Choy is an unusual type of Chinese cabbage commonly found at exotic Chinese delicacies.

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    The Veggie Feast !
  3. PROTEINS :

    Yummiest part of your wok, these protein filled chunks of Paneer, Chicken, Basa Fish or Prawns are added to your meal to make it nutritious and tastier. They ass yummy base fish, which is quite rarely found in the city !

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    Essential Proteins !
  4. SAUCE :

    All the base, veggies and proteins are tossed in appetising sauces which are prepared and imported from their master kitchen at Mumbai. You get to select from 13 different sauces, some of which are also exclusively prepared for Jains, that is without onion and garlic. The sauces include : Hot Chilli, Spicy Plum, Kung Pao, Schezwan, Volcano, Hunan, White Bean, Indonesian, Spicy Basil, Thai Red, Black Bean, Beijing and Hot & Sour !

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    The Spicy Treasure !
  5. SPRINKLES :

    And here comes the best part, toppings. After preparation of the wok, you can choose from 9 sprinkles : Spring Onion, Peanuts, Fried Garlic, Ginger, Green Chilli, Coriander, Chilli Flakes, Chilli Oil & Sesame Seeds.

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    Topping Essentials !

You can also add scrambled eggs, which completely boosts the taste of your wok rice/noodles !

So, these were 5 steps for your customisable wok. If you don’t want to think this much for your order, they also have these 4 Chef’s Specials :

  1. EXOTIC VEGGIES WOK :

    This includes Broccoli, Bok Choy, Baby Corns, Mushrooms & Zucchini in rice/noodles cooked in Hunan sauce. You can pick any sprinkles you like!

  2. SPICY WOK :

    This one has Broccoli & Onion Cooked in either Volcano or Hot Chilli Sauce. You can choose proteins from Paneer, Chicken, Basa Fish & Prawns as well !

  3. THAI STYLE WOK :

    Onion, Peppers, Cabbage, Carrot, Spinach & French Beans cooked in yummy Thai Red Sauce, which gives you spicy and sweet flavours at the same time. You can choose proteins from Paneer, Chicken, Basa Fish & Prawns as well !

  4. PURPLE WOK SPECIAL :

    Exotic veggies cooked in Kung Pao sauce, giving it an authentic Chinese touch. Here also you have all the choices of proteins to choose from !

Recommended Customisations :

  • Choose Rice base in Schezwan and Hot Chilli sauces with all the exotic veggies. Top it with spring onions & Pranuts to get the balance of spiciness and neutral flavours.
  • Flat Noodles cooked in Kung Pao and Hunan sauce with Broccoli, Bok Choy and Mushrooms. Top it with some sesame seeds and spring onion.
  • Rice cooked in Kung Pao and Thai Red sauce with exotic veggies. Add some protein in the form of juicy & flavorous Prawns and finally top it with some spring onion.

Apart from woks, they also have a range of loveable sippers including Lemon, Kaala Khatta, Alphanso Mango, Raw Mango, Strawberry, Kiwi, Crazy Blue & Orange. These sippers are soda based drinks to go with your wok perfectly !

Purple Wok Co. also serves this unique hot beverage which is a fusion of honey, lemon & ginger mixed in boiled water. This drink contains natural sweetness and thus reduces inflammation and reduces body weight.

Glad its not Patanjali !

Finally you get to end your meal with these fortune cookies, which are sweet, crisp and vanilla flavoured. The cookie contains a piece of paper which tells your fortune. These fortune cookies were originated from China and traditionally served as Chinese dessert.

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Wishing you a Fortune !

You can also book your tables on Zomato from:

Purple Wok Co. Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for the lunch at Purple Wok Co., a must visit place for an exotic and authentic Chinese experience in Indore. Hope you find it helpful !

Cheers to a new year and hope you all live it up to the best !

#thehungryindori

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The One With “Un Excelente Almuerzo !”

An Excellent Lunch @ Amor,  Malhar Mega Mall, Indore

Ever wished to zest at a place where you can try every second item from their menu without any complains or regrets, rather savour the taste of every dish you try, from soup to dessert without giving it a second thought. Moreover, if that place is having an absolute “Gustos” ambience along with good music and classic feels, how amazing would it be ?

Amor” in Spanish means “Love“, and that is what this place makes you fall-in with it.

Situated at 3rd Floor of Malhar Mega Mall, Amor is the new Cafe-bar which is a part of  District 11 itself. The owners have a long term experience as this place is modified from a famous local Pub called “Delhi Grill”, which was a good visit as well !

With a classy & graceful ambience, this place gives you an option of both casual and outdoor dining experience with the service & staff, skilled & proficient at every aspect.

Talking about their menu, which had some really unusual terms assigned to the dishes and also the taste was damn impressive. There was a complete fusion of multiple flavours which altogether was a blend of an incompatible taste. Few most amazing dishes starting from the soup are as follows :

SOUP’S :~

  • Palak Shorba : 

    If you are a Palak Paneer fan, you are definitely going to relish this one. Shorba in Urdu means gravy/smooth curry but this one was Spinach based soup with small chunks of paneer and topped with fresh cream. Ultimately this palak shorba was yummzaa ! (8/10)

  • Minestrone Soup : 

    Primarily, a tomato based Italian soup containing assorted chopped veggies and herbs along with pasta and parmesan cheese. This one was not a creamy soup but definitely had a tangy-wangy flavour. Hence this was a “Me gusta” type of preparation. (8/10)

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Italian + Indian = Rahul Gandhi

Suggestion : In minestrone soup, the pasta could be more soft. But the Shorba was perfecto.

MEXICAN DELIGHT :~

  • Awesome Nachos : 

    The name says it all ! This thing had layers of Beans & in-house made Tortilla Chips (Nachos) with toppings such as Sour cream, Salsa Sauce, Cheese, Jalapeños & finally some olives. This fusion of Mexican layers had a really interesting element which was noticeably unique, Guacamole spread ! Damn this mashed Guacamole stole the show that day making the serve a top-notch part of the lunch. Qué sabroso. (9/10)

  • Suggestion : Perfect serve, can’t get any better !

  • Egg Exactly :

    Talking about fusion, and here come this incredible weave if minced meat & boiled egg filled in a semi-fried potato bowls. Unbelievable, NO? It tasted even better ! This melt-in-mouth juicy minced meat and boiled egg is served with a unique pesto mayonnaise dip ! (9/10)

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Ohh..soo..goood !

Suggestion : Recommended to Hogg them when hot !

  • Pesky Potato :

    This preparation can also be called as Potato Pizza, because, boiled potato crust topped with various veggies such as tomatoes, bell-peppers, baby corns and olives and finally melted cheese. A fine starter, and hell of an innovation ! (7/10)

Suggestion : Potatoes could be a bit spicy !

DEHEKTE MUTTON KHAZANA :~

  • Mutton Seekh Kebabs :

    This had all the 36 characteristics of becoming an idle seekh kebab and were also topped with lots of spicy Indian sauce with tandoori flavours which made the kebabs even more bliss-full. The kebabs were soft, juicy, flavorous & buttery, a must have for all the kebabi-creepers ! (10/10)

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NOT just another Kebab Dish !

Suggestions : Certainly one of the best Kebabs !

  • Mutton Chop :

    Such huge pieces of meat when marinated over with spicy yoghurt preparation, this  perfectly soft and juicy mutton had the superpower of making any non-vegetarian to drool over them. The flavours were a true Divine for the taste buds and the meat was ultra-soft, therefore a highly recommended  preparation. (9/10)

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Qué delicioso.

Suggestion : Spare some room for these in your stomach.

VEG STARTERS :~

  • OMG Fries :

    Three variants of fries accompanying three variants of dips. Three variants served nicely in three different cups so that you can never have a same flavour constantly, also three different dips having barbeque, pesto and cheesy indulging your taste buds into happiness. Choose your combo carefully because every highlight of this dish will make you feel “OMG so delicious” !

Suggestion : Another perfect serve !

  • Martini Samosa :

    These mushroom stuffed samosas were served in a Martini glass, thus called Martini Samosa. Such uncommon gesture of serving snacks in cool martini glasses made this serve a stunning preparation. These mini samosas are beautifully served around lettuce and olive salad. Recommended as snack along with a beer.

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Sun-kissed.

Suggestion : Try them with Barbeque dip to experience some perfectly contrasting flavours.

  • Stuffed Aloo :

    Partially fried semi sweet boiled potatoes filled with a bland stuffing, thus was a bummer, but had some really unique flavours.

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Alooooo.

Suggestion : Can filled with a spicy stuffing to balance the taste.

NON-VEG STARTERS :~

  • Middle Finger :

    Another loveable starter served in a Martini glass. Minced chicken kebabs stuffed with mozzarella sticks, then fried in bread-crump coating, can be the simplest description to this fascinating preparation. These “Fish-finger” lookalike chicken-fingers are highly recommended from this place.

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#Midfig

Suggestion : Must have along with the pesto mayonnaise dip.

  • Chicken Kulfi Kebab :

    Soft & tender pieces of chicken coated with yummy and flavorous cream, then wrapped up in silver foil. Its a well-known preparation and thus is recommended from their menu.

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Twist-Open-Attack !

Suggestion : Hogg them before they cook down.

  • Chilli Basil Chicken :

    This spicy treat had quite less significant flavours of basil, still consist of tender pieces of well cooked chicken. The dish also had a variety of veggies such as bell-peppers and onion.

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Está buenísimo.

MAIN COURSE :~

  • Butter Chicken :

    This butter chicken was a surprise to the taste buds as it was incredibly less spicy unlike usually found in the city. Certainly a contrasting preparation and a must try for butter-chicken praisers.

  • What Happen in Bangkok Red/Green Curry :

    None other than thai-curry with lots of veggies available in green and red gravy variants. This dish was more on a spicier side rather being a semi-sweet thai-curry. Another recommended preparation with very strong and rich flavours of coconut and lime juice !

  • Dal Makhni :

    A finely prepared dal makhni having a medium spicy savouriness. Topped with lots of fresh cream giving an exciting aroma to the taste buds, but was not upto the expectations.

Suggestions : Butter chicken is a must try here.

DESSERTS :~

  • Latin-American 3 Milk Cale :

    Rich cream cake soaked in sweetness of three milk, a must try dessert from the menu.

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The Good Sweet.

Suggestions : Gulp it before anybody else does.

  • Churros :

    Last but certainly not the least, this new-comer to the city was a bit oily and over sweet. Served with whipped cream and melted chocolate. This could be improved but since its a new thing, its fair enough to try them once !

Overall, this place really had some of the most remarkable preparations in their menu which are definitely worth a try for all kind of diners.

You can also book your tables on Zomato from:

Amor Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for the lunch at Amor, a must visit place for some exotic and fusion full eatables in Indore. I hope you find it helpful !

For any suggestions/Queries : thehungryindori@gmail.com

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The One With “A Man-to-Gosteen Place”

An Exotic Rooftop Lunching @ Mangosteen Cafe, Indore

Ever wanted to go at a rooftop dine out with your friends just to chill, eat & mingle, that too in an organic environment? How fulfilling will it be to one’s desire of spending the best quality time with their loved ones !

Mangosteen Cafe is owned by Mr. Saurabh Shrivastava who firmly believes in “Organic Culture” thus promotes The Five Organic Senses i.e. “See, Smell, Touch, Taste &, Hear” by providing a comforting and a loving gesture to them with an attractive ambience, lively aroma, comfortable surroundings, exotic cuisine & delightful music !

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The place is recently renovated at its best possible way followed by some new additions to the menu. Few play-tables such as Ludo & Chess are added along with brand new graffiti designs on the shutter outside. Also they provide a rentable co-working space for personal and conference purposes. Another USP of this place includes the fitness room made for Zumba practices and daily workout to fulfill your fitness OCDs.

This place never disappoints one in serving unique and exotic dishes as the sense of good food is seen with the staff and the owner himself. The new add-ons in their menu are as follows :

Sicilian Pizza :

The combination of sautéed mushrooms & onions, spread over the spiced up saucy crust and baked after adding lots and lots of cheese to it. This enormously cheesy preparation will definitely make you wonder how a few veggies over a wheat crust can taste so outstanding !

Roses are Red, Pizza Sauce is Too. I ordered a large, and None of it’s for You !

Suggestion : Could be a little less spicy and oily too !

Laksa Curry :

This beautiful serve will definitely make your taste buds dance with happiness as the flavours of the curry along with the steamed rice were an extreme satisfaction to one’s mouth. The soupy texture of the curry makes it an excellent to-go with the steamed rice and the strong flavours makes it an appropriate dish to try in these winters !

Suggestion : Could be served in an enclosed container so that it stays warm for long time.

Chicken Chimi Churri :

Best possible explanation to this serve could be, juicy roasted chicken seekhs  balanced over a mountain of chopped lettuce, dressed with olives, mushrooms and homemade sauce. The marinated chicken was so soft and flavorous that it does not need accomplishment. Again an excellent preparation, strongly recommended for non-vegetarians !

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Just Pick Up Your Seekh !

Suggestion : Don’t waste time in clicking pictures of this dish as it tastes best only when consumed hot and fresh.

Spanish Omelette + Toast + Salad :

You will find this under “Breakfast” section and is a recommended preparation for all the eggetarians. A huge omelette along with perfectly baked bread toasts is a healthy option for breakfast and light hunger solution. The simple salted salad had olives, lettuce, tomatoes and cucumber sprinkled with black pepper.

Suggestion : The bread could be a little more crispier, can be accompanied with fresh orange juice.

Dal-Makhni Combo :

Ironically the most common dish found in any restaurant or Dhabha is the rarest to be found in the cafés. This dal makhni combo is one of them, dense creamy black-dal along with home-like parathas is a recommended preparation of this place. The combo includes plain salted onion salad may be in order to complete the main course meal.

Suggestion : Butter on the Parathas & a small serve of steamed rice would compliment the combo perfectly !

Barbaresca Pasta : 

White and Red sauce pastas are too mainstream, therefore this barbaresca pasta is a must try out of this place. One of its kind, creamy and certainly the yummiest pasta in their menu. True Italian flavours with chopped veggies and grated cheese is the reason you cannot resist looking at it !

Eat Pasta Run Fasta !

Suggestion : This was a perfect serve, Barbaresca Risotto is also highly recommended.

Chicken Mushroom Leek Potpie :

Small chicken pieces baked in cheesy white sauce topped with small round bread-like chips served along with a potato pie. Yes, a “Potato pie” !  As stated before, this is one of their newest and unique ad-on to the menu, this preparation is a definite recommendation for everyone !

Suggestion : To be consumed hot, because the potato pie soon becomes soggy.

Hummus with Pita Bread :

Heart shaped pita breads with yummy hummus sauce and creamy salad on the side, this hummus-pita combo is always liked by hummus & pita lovers. Hummus is beautifully dressed with roasted garlic along with dried mushrooms.

Suggestion : Perfect combination, no changes needed to be done.

Pancake with Maple Syrup :

Beautifully dressed and artistically presented soft pancakes and maple syrup is an idle dessert from their menu. Served along with fresh cut fruits and homemade whipped cream, this serve gives a perfect termination to your meal.

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Beauty exists !

Suggestion : Could be served warm so that the butter melts over it. Honey could be an add-on.

Waffle with Blueberry Jam :

This preparation will jam your eyes into the looks of presentation of the dessert. Perfectly crisped waffles served along with homemade Blueberry jam will make you call it “Woah-ffles” instead of waffles.

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That Cutlery though.

Waffles are just pancakes with Abs !

Suggestion : To be consumed when warm, Honey could be an add-on.

Now, here are some other recommendations of Mangosteen Cafe :

Overall the staff and service of Mangosteen Cafe is overwhelming, also the menu includes some of the signatory delicacies which are truly unmatched.

A single visit to this rooftop experience will definitely make you go crazy about this cafe.

A special thanks to Mr. Saurabh Shrivastava, the founder of Mangosteen Cafe for organising this Meet-up. 

You can also book your tables on Zomato from:

Mangosteen Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for the lunch at Mangosteen Cafe, a must visit place for some exotic and healthy eatables in Indore. I hope you find it helpful !

For any suggestions/Queries : thehungryindori@gmail.com

Please do follow me on Facebook & Instagram @thehungryindori