Banana Leaf : Breakfast Goals

It was a November Saturday Morning – A breeze, lush greens, a quite roadway and sunlight pouring in through the window. The tranquillity of Vivekananda Park and my own sense of peace after a tedious work-week complement each other.  I was relaxed and laid-back.

Banana Leaf has always been my go to place for South Indian Cuisine. There is something non-superfluous, yet welcoming about  this place and its people.

 

We started of with FILTER COFFEE,  and only after gulping down two cups did my heart feel satiated.  Though not a coffee person myself,  there is something about filter coffee that just gets to me.  This one is a must try.

Then we had PORATA (Kerala Paratha) with KURMA and RAITA. The paratha was crisp and yet quite thick & filling.  The Kurma, while not a conventional choice for the Kerala Paratha tasted quite fine with it.

Then arrived the IDIYAPPAM because Rajesh (The Owner) was in a mood to overfeed his guests that morning (I kid of course, but everything was really filling). Idiyappam, also called string hoppers in English, is a traditional South India food consisting of rice flour pressed into noodle form and then steamed. It was an unconventional breakfast option but tasted delicious.

Finally when the Bengali in me yearned for something sweet, it was like someone read my mind,  because out came the warm RAVA KESARI fresh from the kitchen. Rava kesari is made with semolina(suji in bengali), sugar and a pinch of saffron or food color. It is often served with simple meals as a dessert or as an offering to Gods. It was mouthwatering.

I would like to thank Rajesh Bala for his hospitality and his staff for their diligent and customer oriented nature.

 

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Chili’s : Top Fusion Menu

Hey Guys, coming up with the new blog after a long time. But I had to write about the delicious voyage that is the new Top Fusion Menu at Chili’s. I hopped in after some Durga Puja Pandal hopping and was tired to the core. They welcomed me with a warm smile and the top fusion menu. It made my day.IMG_20170925_233128_558

Located strategically inside the comforts of Acropolis Mall, my heart yearned for this place after the arduous(read Hot & Dusty) Pandal hopping. The decor of this place always manages to warm heart and please my eyes.

BBQ steak in Chimichurri with Corncob : It simply tasted amazing. Well done steak which did not go hard – now that’s a dream !! Most steaks are either slightly bloody or you end up using the entire power of your teeth to just get a bite.A healthy portion of Steak, with lots of mashed potato and roasted onion, topped with the Chimichurri Sauce. It was delectable the core and is a must must try. IMG_20171009_164011_918_wm

Orange Glazed Salmon : I’m a fish addict, and for years have been nicknamed ‘MECHO’ (the Bengali Ghost obsessed with Fish; and why not I’m a Bengali, we are renowned for just that and well , also laziness). I wear this name with pride.The Salmon was simply awesome,and yes the Barney Stinson kind . Its a must try, undoubtedly. A giant sized salmon with boiled exotic veggies and red rice. Yes, I have another Bengali trait. The love for rice. And the red rice is superb.IMG_20171009_163541_420_wm

Big Mouth Wings : ENORMOUS wings that satiated my eyes and my stomach. 6 giant wings, a subtle dip and hangry(anger that comes from hunger) me – perfect combination.

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Blackened Bhetki (Fish) : This is another fish option that is equally delicious. This new addition to the menu happens to one of my favorites and not just coz I made this huge statement about being a ‘MECHO’ earlier (pun intended). I genuinely loved the bhetki, and the flavors infused perfectly. This also came with a helping of Red Rice & Boiled Veggies.  IMG_20171009_163303_599_wm

Roasted Veggies Fajita : A great vegetarian option – Exotic Veggies , Cottage Cheese, and a wide array of condiments. I always find the fajitas at Chili’s extremely filling and this wasn’t any different. A definite must try if Veg is on your mind. IMG_20171009_163032_543_wm

Coffee Mousse Cake : This was plain heaven. A rich & dense concoction of Coffee and Mousse atop a think slice of chocolate cake. A blissful experience. I really could not have imagined a better finale than this.IMG_20171009_163351_166_wm

Heartfelt Thanks to Pradosh Pati from Chili’s Acropolis for hosting this event. And many congratulations to the staff for their courteous and ever-so-smiling attitude.

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