Asli Habshi Halwa

Asli Habshi Halwa By Anubhav Sapra I came across something very interesting when I recently roamed around in the streets of Ballimaran. The entrance of Punjabi Phatak in Ballimaran greeted me with a sweetmeat, “Asli habshi halwa”. This sweet is made up with many nutritious ingredients put together such as milk, desi ghee, cashew, nuts, almonds, clove, kewda, wheat flour, and only during winters, saffron. It is recommended in the cold weather as it is a good source of energy and gives strength to our body to prevent weakness. The name in itself is…Read more

Trishul Chaat Bhandar

Trishul Chaat Bhandar By Anubhav Sapra Chhole have distinct taste at each chhole kulche joint.  At one end of this spectrum, Lotan’s Chhole Kulche at Chhata Shahji in Old Delhi adds red chilies to make it spicy and hot, while at the another end there are a few eateries like Pancham Chhole Kulche, near Filimistan, Rohtak Road that makes a nice mixture of saunth or meethi chutney with khatti chutney in chhole to give it a distinct flavour. I have never liked onion and tomato in my dona of chhole. I believe that…Read more

Monkey Bar

Monkey Bar By Anubhav Sapra I still remember an article titled “The Year That Was” written by Rahul Verma in The Hindu, the only food writer in India whom I follow religiously, and who mentioned in his last article of 2013 about his most memorable meals of the year. One of them was in Monkey Bar. Indeed, it turned out to be one of my most memorable meals of 2014. Monkey Bar. or Mobar, a gastropub, opened their second branch in Connaught Place this year, located at 3, Connaught Circus, Connaught Lane, above Uttam…Read more

Kulcha King

Kulcha King By Anubhav Sapra Sarojini Nagar is synonymous with Khandani Pakode Wala for me. Come winters, and people will queue up in front of the shop to relish hot and crispy pakodas with green chutney. Opposite to Pakode Wala, there is another food joint – Kulcha King, famous for its Amritsari kulcha and chhole. The address is Shop no. 144, Ring Road Market, Sarojini Nagar. The eatery has been set up by Avtar Singh Bagga, who originally hails from Pind Bagga, Tehsil Ajnala in Amritsar. Avtar Singh started his career with a…Read more

10 things you need to know about Burger King

10 things you need to know about Burger King By Aisha Bhattacharya I was part of a privileged preview of Burger King's first outlet in India and I have to say the kind of effort they have put into making it a sure shot success is mind-boggling. From travelling to various cities in India to discover what people want, to doing group surveys across our demographic and creating a menu of products suited to the Indian market in just under a year - Burger King has taken efficiency to another level.The launch was…Read more

Hot Pot

Hotpot By Simran Kaur Chinese food is one such cuisine that is most relished by people of all age groups. Hot Pot , a roadside van stands adjacent to lush greenery of Shalimar park in Model town ,serves extremely delicious and authentic Chinese food for more than a decade. The food served here is really mouth watering with hint of Desi Tadka to it, making it unique and King of all nearby Chinese food joints. To your surprise , Hot pot serves around 53 type of noodles, out of which  Hot Garlic Chicken…Read more

Purani Dilli’s Al Karam – Purani Dilli in Gurgaon

Purani Dilli’s Al Karam – Purani Dilli in Gurgaon By Anubhav Sapra “Ek seekh kebab, ek nahari, ek korma, ek keema naan, ek shahi tukda…” and the sounds are still echoing in my ears. I visit Bazar Matia Mahal in the lanes of Jama Masjid, situated in Purani Dilli, almost four times in a week and these words echo every night when I go to sleep. For me, it was a bit unusual to hear the same words in the kitchen of a restaurant in Gurgaon. At one point of time, I thought…Read more

Bishan Swaroop Chaat Corner

Bishan Swaroop Chaat Corner By Anubhav Sapra I remember vividly, the must visit place in Chandni Chowk for fruit chaat where my mother used to take me during my childhood to was Bishan Swaroop Chaat Corner. Sitting on the stairs of Jain Library and slurping the leftover juices of fruits in a dona mixed with khatta meetha (sweet and sour) masala (spices) are some fond memories of those days. I visited Bishan Swaroop Chaat Corner yesterday afternoon to grab a dona of mixed fruit chaat and was saddened to hear that Bishan Swaroop…Read more

Al Nawaz- Mummy ke kitchen se Meridian tak

Al Nawaz By Anubhav Sapra At the age when most youngsters are looking for a safe and cushy job with a handsome salary, there are very few who are passionate enough to take the bold step to realize their dreams. Last week, I met two young, passionate entrepreneurs - Apaksh Gupta of Smugglers restaurant in Hudson Lane and Chef Shahnawaz of Al Nawaz Restaurant in Abu Fazl Lane, Zakir Nagar. In this blog, I would like to cover the story of a man who started his journey, as per his words, from “mummy…Read more