Café Wanderlust (SF 53-54, First Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: We spent a lovely evening at this innovative travel café where attention to detail is laudable, resulting in a cool chilled atmos & really enjoyable food. Address & other details: Café Wanderlust <br /><small><a href=”https://www.google.co.in/maps?q=cafe+wanderlust+gurgaon&amp;layer=c&amp;sll=28.466995,77.081750&amp;cid=9972989758079054097&amp;panoid=sl8xdeLDIFMAAAQIt916Dw&amp;cbp=13,171.19,,0,0&amp;ie=UTF8&amp;hq=cafe+wanderlust+gurgaon&amp;hnear=&amp;t=m&amp;cbll=28.467017,77.081948&amp;source=embed&amp;ll=28.464886,77.081945&amp;spn=0.007432,0.01502&amp;z=16″ style=”color:#0000FF;text-align:left”>View Larger Map</a></small> Meal for 2: Rs. 300 onwards Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Eggs Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ … Continue reading Café Wanderlust (SF 53-54, First Floor, DLF Galleria, DLF Phase 4, Gurgaon)

Indian Grill Room (315, Suncity Business Tower, Sector 54, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon)

In a nutshell: Great ambience , good service, average to bad buffet that totally derailed my mood & made me think ‘WTF’!!!!. Address & other details: Indian Grill Room Meal for 2: Rs. 1300 buffet. Cuisine type : Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian Disclaimer: All restaurants / eateries reviewed by YUMMRAJ were visited by YUMMRAJ himself & he has paid for the full Bill & tips also. … Continue reading Indian Grill Room (315, Suncity Business Tower, Sector 54, Golf Course Road, Gurgaon)

Apanjan (Sadananda Road, near Rashbehari Crossing, Kolkata)

In a nutshell: A mid-sized Hole in the wall eatery that serves super YUMM Anglo Bengali cuisine. Address & other details: Enter Sadananda Road from Rashbehari more side & walk towards Hazra. The shop is on the left side. Meal for 2: Rs. 150 onwards Cuisine type: Vegetarian & non vegetarian Background: Bengali cuisine of today has many British influences like batter fried fish, orly, … Continue reading Apanjan (Sadananda Road, near Rashbehari Crossing, Kolkata)

Streetfood – Adam’s Kabab (Phears Lane, Chuna Gali, near Central Metro station, Kolkata)

In a nutshell:

A super duper single menu joint that is just a hole in the wall shop but serves some excellent kababs.

superb sutli kabab at Adam’s

Address & other details: Alight at Central metro station (towards Poddar Court end). U come across a statue of Maharana Pratap on ur left if u r facing Girish Park. Once in front of the statue, take the road to the right (if u r facing the statue). Take first right turn from there & go straight. The shop is on the left near Haji Allauddin Sweet shop.

Shop Board of Adam’s kabab

Meal for 2: Rs. 80 onwards

Cuisine Type: Nonvegetarian

Description:

Many years back, I was floored by the sutli kabab here.

For the uninitiated, Sutli kabab is made by wrapping a paste of meat & spices around a metal sheekh, tying it with a cotton thread & then doing it on a barbeque pit. Once the kabab is done, the thread is removed & the kabab is served.

Sutli kabab being prepared

The sutli kabab I had then was unbelievably soft, spicy, hot, awesomely tasty & was just out of the world. I thought it to be the best in its category then. Earlier this year I had a similar thing at Babu Bhai Kababwale, Chilti Qabar, purani Dilli. I was very impressed but I thought that Adam’s was better.

sutli kabab on Barbeque pit

Back then Adam’s Kabab name was not written anywhere. The elderly guy at the shop used to sit on the floor. This time we found a young guy with earphones manning the shop, sitting on a high cement slab with Adam’s kabab written. In case u r wondering about the name Adam, it refers to the first human being according to Islam who is also considered the first prophet.

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Boiled eggs Scrambled (Unda Chaat)

This is a part of the series ……. For the Chef in u  Contributed by YUMMRAJ’s favourite Chef ANONYMOUS Super easy to make & Super good to eat…………… Whats interesting about this absurdly easy cooking is it takes 15 minutes to prepare & 5 minutes to cook. First time cooks / early teenagers can also make this delightfully YUMM dish & surprise all. The taste … Continue reading Boiled eggs Scrambled (Unda Chaat)

Streetfood – Amar Colony Market (New Delhi)

In a nutshell:

Tiny food shops lined up at one corner of the market serving YUMM snacky food

‘Eat out’ crowds at Amar Colony market

Address & other details: Amar Colony Market

Meal for 2: Rs. 70 onwards

Cuisine Type: Vegetarian & Nonvegetarian

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

I have been hearing about this from a friend of mine who has been going here from his college days. So, we decided to venture out with him on a weekend.

After reaching here, we saw a line of small food shops in the dark. It remined me of Chatori Gali Bhopal, but surely a smaller version of the same. Shop sizes started from a ‘hole in the wall’ to normal shops to an airconditioned small shop. Most of the shops were offering kababs, rolls, momos, shawarmas & other snacky items. The airconditioned shop in the corner offered chicken & mutton curries, fish tikkas & of course huge variety of kababs. One shop in another corner was struggling to serve chaat & pani puri to endless customers. A fruit juice stall was selling banta in addition to fruit juice. Another tiny shop was serving as the dessert point for everyone else – He was selling ice creams & softies.

The posh crowds of South Delhi were pouring in to grab a bite – young, old, families, couples, single people, stag groups, the rich & the striving & so on ……..U cud see all kinds of cars in the parking from Marutis to Mercs. Quite a leveller of a place, I must say.

Almost nothing that we ate here wud classify as ‘the best I have ever had’ but some wud end up maybe among the top 5 in their respective categories. Loved the food here & look forward to getting here more often.

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Streetfood Gurgaon – Undaz (Branded cart selling food made from ‘anda’ / egg)

In a nutshell:
Neat & clean,freshly made tasty food that is good for a small meal.

Undaz – food cart at udyog vihar, gurgaon

Address: Undaz – Hand carts in Udyog Vihar Gurgaon (behind India Bulls Office that u can see from NH8) from 5pm to 9 pm in the evening & other locations (see link)

Meal for 2: Rs. 50 onwards

All food is freshly made & served

Cuisine Type: Nonvegetarian (if u consider eggs to be that) & Vegetarian

Short Description – In case u r in a hurry:

The first day I saw this cart, I was driving past. I was impressed by the look & feel, the concept & of course the name ‘Undaz’ – plural of the hindi word ‘unda’ that means egg.

The brightly colored tiny cart is almost the size of an ice cream cart with the difference that it has a rounded shape in the front as compared to the ‘boxy’ ice cream carts. There are two stoves on the cart on which every food u order is freshly made (of course not from scratch).

stoves in the egg cart

I was told that currently there are only 8 carts that have fixed spots in different places in Udyog Vihar & one is in JMD Tower. I was also told that this is just the beginning & there will b 100 carts in Gurgaon shortly………… Looking forward to……

The items on the tiny menu are omelette bread, egg roll, aloo roll & paneer roll. I am yet to understand the connection between paneer & egg though.

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Street food – Shimla Kachori (Pardesipura Chowk, Indore)

In a nutshell: Good Kachoris & very interesting samosas with a unusual twist. Cuisine type: Vegetarian Meal for 2: Rs. 25 onwards Description: Kachoris, Samosas & Pakoras are ubiquitous in Indore. You find shops selling these items in most places of Indore from morning till night. I stumbled upon this place one day just by chance. I saw the guy frying something & serving. I … Continue reading Street food – Shimla Kachori (Pardesipura Chowk, Indore)

Special French Omelet (Shyam Palace, Sec 4 & 5 Chowk, Dhanwapur Road, Old Gurgaon)

In a nutshell:

A roadside ‘French’ Dhaba which has no French Connection but serves lipsmacking good egg dishes.

French Omelet

Meal for 2 : Rs. 80 onwards

Website: French Omelet

Google map: French

The shop facade

How to get there: Take a right from Rajeev Chowk on NH8 (if facing Jaipur), Keep going straight. At one point the road narrows & u pass thru a congested market. After u cross it, u find Shiva’s idol in the road divider. Keep going straight till u reach a small roundabout (gol chakkar). Cross this & keep going forward till u come to a crossing with Atul Kataria Marg. The store is right in the corner of this crossing. Just ask someone at this point.

Cuisine Type: Egg dishes

Description:
We were curious to visit the place when my friend told me that there is a shop called French Omelet in Old Gurgaon. It sounded as crazy as a Dhodha shop in Paris!!!!!

Since the original recipe was continental & since it has been Indianlized, it is dual classified under Indian & Continental.

Seeing that my friend was very upbeat about the food here,we along with some foodie friends visited the shop. The shop looked like any other roadside shop that sells food in India. We asked why it was called French Omelet & what was the French Connection. The answer we got was quite cloudy & I guess it meant that the term ‘French’ sounded good – So it was chosen as a name.

We first ordered for Omelet with half fried toast. Some people call this French Toast in India. It is conceptually an omelette & bread stuck to it & is salty (not sweet like the original French Toast).

On top of the omelet-bread, they sprinkled a dark powdered masala, onions, few drops of lemon & minced coriander leaves. The masala as it is tasted like churan but it gave an unbelievably good twist to the taste of the Omelet-bread. All this was then served with a green chutney which apart from the usual dhania (coriander) & pudina (mint), also had nuts in it !!!! The chutney was marvellous & before I ate this combination, I had no idea how good bread, egg & chutney can taste when they land on ur tastebuds.

omelet bread

They used a quarter of an 100g Amul Butter pack per dish for frying. That surely contributed to the taste.

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Kolkata Egg Roll

This is a part of the series ……. For the Chef in u

Contributed by YUMMRAJ’s favourite Chef ANONYMOUS

egg roll

Super easy to make & Super good to eat……………

Kolkata Egg rolls are different from Mumbai’s Frankies, Delhi’s rumali roti based rolls, South American Tortilla wraps & Mediterranean Shwarmas. The difference is that the ubiquitous egg roll is paratha based instead of maida roti based. Kolkata rolls also have two major types – the handcarts that we see all over the town vs. the traditional Muslim eateries. The rolls in handcarts have a thin oil fried paratha whereas in the traditional Muslim eateries like Zeeshan or Nizams, the rolls are made with thick layered parathas that are fried in ghee / dalda.

Welcome to my take on the ever popular egg roll that is inspired in parts from both the above-mentioned varieties of Kolkata egg rolls.

For the filling, add tomato chili sauce & mustard sauce (Kasundi) to a bowl of two freshly chopped onions & finely chopped Green Chillies.

ingredients for the filling

Add salt & half a tea spoon of Chaat masala, mix well & adjust seasoning. Keep aside.

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