The One With “A Luxurious Oudh !”

Lunching With The Owls @ Twilight, Hotel WoW, Indore !

Ever wondered how much just the odour of the ambiance can completely revise your overall experience of Dining/ Lunching? Apart from the catchy antiques & sound service, the fragrance can also be one of the factors to make your experience admirable !

So at the most cutting edge property in the city called “WOW” (World Of Winways) which have the most apt name as the welcome itself will give you a “WOW” feeling & the Jaw-Dropping entrance to the hotel will leave you dumbstruck !

The very first floor of the hotel is mostly occupied by Twilight-The Restro-bar, a fine dine serving Continental, North Indian, Chinese, Lebanese etc. under one roof with a luxurious aroma of oodh – an exotic scent which will definitely catch your attention, after all it is also known as Liquid Gold.

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Not just its unique fragrance is what makes this place extraordinary, the much uncommon concept of miniature vibrance of “Owls” all around the tables which symbolise the “Night Life” at the time of “Twilight” in the city !

Finally coming to food, the most precise description could be that they serve the regular dishes with a twist & a WOW factor in them, the following listings will help you   correlate :

Spiced Lychee :

Smooth Mocktail shots of Grenadine infused with Lychee with a twist of Tabasco Spiciness, which grant you to drink it as a shot and henceforth served in a tequila glass with loads of smoke around !

Talli Samosa :

Another apt name for a preparation like this, in which a regular samosa is infused with Rum, or say a high dose of Rum as compared to the size of the samosa which surprisingly  was a top notch combination, thus kudos for the innovation.

Fattoush Salad :

A sassy preparation of the regular Fattoush with a twist of serving in a crispy bowl which went well with the cheesiness of the salad. Presentation plus taste is what makes a salad from just “Edible” to “Likeable”.

Paneer Tikka Platter :

A complete meal including three unbeatable kinds of vegetarian tikkas, i.e. the regular paneer tikka, Paneer Hariyali Tikka & the best of all Paneer Malai Tikka. Vegans will find this particular platter a super tasty “Chakhna” along with the drinks.

Mushroom Galauti :

Anything which melts in your mouth is called “Galauti”, and these Mushroom Galauti Kebabs literally loose theirselves into your mouth, they outlast your taste buds completely with the softness & they taste so good that for some point you get confused  weather you are having real Mutton Galouti or these Mushroom ones.

Mutton Galauti :

Slightly less smoother, but equally softer, also the melt in mouth factor was still there in these beautifully curated Kebabs placed on the mini roti whose crispness goes very well with the softness of the Kebabs.

Crispy Lotus Stem :

Honey Chilly based crispy Lotus Stem dish, chopped lotus stems fried then tossed in a semi sweet & chilly sauce giving a perfect balance in sweet & chilly flavours, topped with distinctive sesame seeds which empowered the taste well. Another recommended preparation for vegans.

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Crisp.

Chicken Lollypop :

If you love having chicken lollypop with your drinks, then this dish is one you cannot ignore. Tender pieces of chicken lollypop, perfectly cooked and marinated well in a spicy gravy having garlicky characteristics to make you fall for the Lollys even more,

Mini Falafel & Pita with Hummus :

Tender falafel balls alongside yummy hummus & pita breads comprising altogether as a mini meal, if you are a Lebanese food fan then you certainly cannot miss this baby platter enough for one !

Another Recommendations under Italian, Chinese & North Indian cuisines are as follows in a slide show :

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Overall, Twilight- Hotel WOW is all about Weekend chills & Night Life fun with friends and your best ones, in terms of food, they have some of the exceptional items in their menu with regular names, but the WOW factor is surely found in each & every dish they serve !

You can also book your tables for  Twilight- Hotel WOW on Zomato from:

Twilight - Hotel WOW Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

So this was all for Lunch at Twilight – Hotel WOW & hope now you know your next Restro-Bar for Midnight Parties with your best ones.

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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 !

Egg Biryani
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.

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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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