Sushis and Dimsums

Ah So Yum is an amazing Asian restaurant. They specialise in serving yummy Japanese, Thai, Chinese, Sushi and Malaysian dishes. I got the food delivered for dinner and must say it was fabulous.

Prawn Yellow Curry Dimsum – I love prawns and had to try this for sure. About 6 pieces were served in this.

Rock Shrimp Tempura Sushi – 8 pieces were served. Sushi had Prawn Tempura, Fresh Cucumber, Togarashi Mayo and Tanuki. This was flavourful and prawns had great crunch. MUST TRY!!

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Honey Chilli Mustard Fish – This was super delicious and my Mom loved this. Also the quantity was great!

Chilli Chicken Dimsum – This was my favourite! Dimsum was stuffed with chicken and was laid on chilli sauce. MUST TRY!!

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Molten Chocolate Dimsum – A perfect ending to this meal. These charcoal dimsums were filled with gooey dark chocolate and loads of crushed cashewnuts.

I am surely going to try more dishes from here.

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What I wore at Delhi Times Fashion Week

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Leaving the cliché dresses and gowns, I opted to wear something more casual.

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A spaghetti shirt top paired with strip jeans works well. Do let me know what’s your fashion statement.

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United Coffee House Rewind

United Coffee House is an amazing fine dine in Nehru Place. They specialize mostly in European and Asian cuisine.

Chocolate Shake – A tall glass, full of chocolatey goodness!

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Wholesome Arugula – Arugula mixed with fresh beets, cranberries, candid walnuts and super seeds. This was refreshing and delicious.

Korean Style Chicken Wings – Onion and tomato relish, with black sesame seeds, peanuts and charred pokchoy topped with Fried Chicken Wings. This was a delight :p

Daryaganj Giant Samosa – This samosa was stuffed with potatoes, green peas, cashews, raisins and served with mint and tamarind dips.

Chilli Chicken – This was served as a sizzler. Chicken was succulent and just melted in mouth.

Broadway Baked Cheese Cake This needs no introduction! An absolute favourite!!

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Must place for kebabs

Walking Street serves Bar Nibbles, North-Indian and Asian food. The ambiance of this place is amazing.

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Clay Oven Non-Vegetarian Platter – This was a huge platter and consisted of tandoori chicken, seekh kebab, malai tikka, chicken tikka and chicken tangri. It was prepared fresh and tasted amazing. MUST TRY!!

Hyderabadi Haleem – The type of Haleem they serve is not the usual authentic one. It’s more of fusion with big pieces of mutton on bone. This comes in a tiffin box with naan and salad with mint chutney. The curry was delicious and mutton was succulent.

Grilled Fish with Lemon Butter – Big fillet of fish grilled to perfection served with lemon butter sauce, grilled vegetables and yum mash potato. If you love fish, this one is for you!! MUST TRY!!

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Foods you should avoid and start eating in summer season

Foods you should avoid and start eating in summer season

Summers are here and we all are bound to feel thirsty and tired. What do we do? We all like to eat and drink when we are tired and thirsty. Grabbing a piece of burger and a chilled cola is the first thing that most of us resort to. But, wait a minute – are the ones we feel that is going to quench our thirst and provide us with all the energy we need to put us back on track are the right choices we have made. It could be that our choices are going to do more harm than good.

Summers, apart from being hot, humid and reasonably troublesome, are also the months to relish some of nature’s bounty. It is also the time to entertain and get entertained. The evenings are long and what could be a perfect set up for a bar-be-cue parties. But, we need to careful as certain foods in summers are dangerous and can make us sick and especially in summers when we need to be extra cautious with what we eat and drink.

Do you actually know that summers are the months when we tend to gain weight faster than other seasons? Summers have lot of temptations – bar-be-cues, poolside food vendors and a lot more. Here are certain foods that you must avoid in summers and also listed are the foods that you must start having during the hot weather.

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Must Avoid:

  • Bar-be-cue charred meat, poultry and fish

Bar-be-cued animal protein cooked over raw fire and at higher temperatures produces certain chemicals in the food that could be detrimental to human health and can even cause cancers if taken regularly. Having them regularly is in no way doing good for your health.

  • Deep fried dough and other fried stuffs

Battered and fried foods are amongst the worst sources of food filled with unhealthy trans fats. The same is with unhealthy fried dough products. These might taste good, but have unhealthy cholesterols and increases body inflammation.

  • Hot Dogs and Meat Burgers

Again it’s the processed and salty option to be blamed. Salami and ham are another bad options that should be strictly avoided.

  • Ice cones

These might help cool down for the moment, but are nothing apart from syrups made up of high fructose corn syrups and sweetened with sugar. Moreover, you never know the quality of water been used to make the ice.

  • Corn Cobs

These are not only bad for your gums, but are also high on carbs and calories. These have no vitamins, irons or other vital minerals and nutrients.

  • Watermelon with seeds

Watermelon is must to have food in summer, but not with its seeds. There is nothing to worry as the seeds of watermelon are not toxic or dangerous, but still it can cause discomfort or bloating.

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Must Eat:

  • Bottle Gourd or Lauki

This super vegetable is loaded with goddesses of vitamins, folate, magnesium and calcium. It is great for weight loss and acts a super blood purifier.

  • All melons

One fruit variety that you can enjoy whole heartedly are the melons. Eat as much as you like. A good for stomach, helps in weight loss, keeps cool and the list is endless.

  • Lemon water with mint

It is natural cleanser. Just a few drops of lemon juice in minted water and you are light and summer ready as ever.

  • Cucumbers

This one fruit is must for summers. Eat them the way you like – as juice, in salads and even peeled and raw. It is loaded with fibers and will never let you have problems with constipation.

  • Curd

It is one food that can be converted to as many varieties as you can imagine – smoothies, butter milk, shakes, lassi, raita and even plain. The cooling effects are just what the body needs in summers.

  • Green Leafy Veggies

These are one food that stands good all year around. They are rich in water content and is a must for summers. Make sure that you don’t overcook them to retain the water contents.

  • Onions

Yes, you read it right. Onions too have immense cooling effects on the body. It is a great aid in protecting from sun-strokes during summers. Add them to salads or vegetables or just have them raw, enjoy it the way you like.

The most important things to consider in summer is to protect yourself and your family from food poisoning, getting dehydrated and getting hit by sun stroke. The list above mentions certain food groups that you must avoid and the ones that you must have to keep safe and enjoy your summers.

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Source: Ms. Sheela Seharwat, Dietitian. She is one of the youngest successful entrepreneur of India, and founder and head mentor of Diet Clinic Health Care Pvt. Ltd.

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Food for a Healthy Life

Below food items you may add in your diet for a healthy life

Identify what choices of foods you need to plan for your weight loss/diet plan. Write out meals or diet options accordingly. This will help you to give more energy as well as reduce your weight. This will plan your weight loss program and adjust accordingly. Food plays an important role in reducing weight. Hence, it is important to choose the right kind of foods for this program. In order your weight loss plan to be effective, you have to start believing your body and giving it responsibility of keeping you fit and healthy. Following are the foods, which you should add to your daily diet plan:

  • Spinach- You should add spinach to your daily diet plan. It has rich source of omega-3 fatty acids, which will help you to lose weight and again at the same time it reduces the risk of heart diseases. Spinach is packed with lutein compounds that fight macular degeneration. Make your salad with spinach and egg and maintain a healthy eating habit.
  • Yogurt- this will help to boost your immune system and excellent probiotic organisms. You should add this to your daily diet plan for a spectacular result. This is rich in calcium and protein. This is light and low in calories.
  • Tomatoes- a glass of tomato juice is very good for your diet plan. However, this will reduce the risk of coronary artery disease. By adding this food to your diet program, you will get a satisfactory result and a healthy body relevantly.
  • Carrots- this vegetables work optimal for reducing weight and it is low in calories. Adding these vegetables to your daily eating plan, it can reduce inflammatory conditions and it is good for asthma. It has a low caloric density.
  • Black beans- All beans are excellent for your heart, but black beans have the capacity to boost your brain and give you a healthy body and mind. It has full of anthocyanin, antioxidant compounds that have been shown to improve brain function. A daily 1/2-cup serving provides 8 grams of protein and 7.5 grams of fiber.

By choosing these diet plan foods, you can lose weight quickly and stay healthy and fit. You should eat healthy foods regularly and these foods are easily available and cost effective. A healthy diet can help you to prevent certain long-term chronic disease. This will help you to keep healthy as well. The suggestions may be different for every people, but including these foods to your diet program would help you to reduce weight in a certain manner.

You can trust on these foods and add it to your diet plan on a daily basis. You will see the immediate result. Your body needs energy and certain foods will give you energy and minimize your weight as well. It is essential to find the right kind of nutrient foods in your everyday diet. A balanced diet will help your body to stay healthy and fit.

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Top 5 North Indian Dishes

Top 5 North Indian Dishes to eat

  1. Butter Chicken – Butter chicken is a dish made with tomato sauce. It is loved by everyone as it is mildly spiced and has a creamy texture.

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  1. Samosa – A samosa is a fried or baked (rarely) dish with a savoury filling, such as spiced potatoes, onions, peas, or lentils. These days you will get different variants of Samosa like Pizza Samosa, Chowmein Samosa and even Brownie Samosa. Surely you will be spoilt for choices.

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  1. Tandoori Chicken – Tandoori chicken is a chicken dish prepared by roasting chicken marinated in yoghurt and spices in a tandoor, a cylindrical clay oven. It has smokey flavour and will leave you drooling for more.

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  1. Masala Chai – Masala chai is a flavoured tea beverage made by brewing black tea with a mixture of aromatic spices and herbs. In North India, Masala tea is enjoyed with milk.

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  1. Tandoori Momos – This one is an Indian cousin of dimsums or dumplings you enjoy. It is marinated with different spices and cooked in Tandoor. Tandoori Momos available are Malai Tandoori Momos (made with cream), Spicy Tandoori Momos, Gravy Tandoori Momos, etc.

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Best Cafe in Sultanpur, Delhi

Café We is a plush café in South Delhi. As soon as you enter the place, the interior takes your heart away. Also the servers are polite and knowledgeable.

The menu is very impressive. Love the fact they have a) The Fruity Blast which had Apple, Kiwi, Pineapple, Orange and Chia Seeds and b) The Veggie Delight containing Carrot, Celery, Lettuce, Broccoli, Cabbage and Pumpkin Seeds. The two drinks were made from fresh fruits and vegetables.

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Soup of the Day – Tried their Tomato and Beet Consommé. This also had veggies and was a very healthy soup. (Video uploaded on Instagram)

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Cobb Salad – Salad had a mix of Veggies, Bacon, Chicken and Cheese with Honey Mustard dressing. This was filling yet yum! And nothing can go wrong when it has Bacon in it 😉

Classic Chicken Chorizo & Cheese Bruschetta – I have had bruschetta many times in India and UK. But this one was unusual and the best one I had till date. Bruschetta was soft and chorizo was delectable. It was all bursting with flavours!! An absolute MUST TRY!!

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Grilled Sole Fish – This was a huge European meal with Potato Wedges, Grilled Veggies, Onion Pilaf, Lettuce Salad Mix and Sole Fish grilled to perfection. Still craving for the onion pilaf!

Vanilla Crème Pie – Best way to end a meal is to order desserts and this one was too yum :p Vanilla and Mascarpone Cheese Pie topped with mixed Berry Compote. This dessert was beautifully presented with caramelized web ring.

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There are many other dishes which I wish to try from their menu specially Pizza and Pasta.

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Tappa, Aerocity

Tappa is an amazing restaurant which makes us revisit our past/childhood days i.e. the world of Campa bottles, the tring tring of the bicycle bell, lattoo’s, hopscotch, gully cricket, the old board games, etc. They have several games like ludo, cards which will keep you entertained while having your meal.

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Guava Masala – This drink was thoroughly refreshing. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Chicken Salad – Filled with scrumptious Guacamole greens, red onions, jhalmuri crisps, tomatoes, arugula, chicken.

Tawa Tiger Prawns with pickled yuzu glaze were cooked perfectly.

Chicken Wings – These were succulent and cooked with gongura leaves and had tamarind glaze. An absolute MUST TRY!!

Five Spice Chicken Dimsum – Thin coating of dimsum stuffed with mince chicken, spinach and Shanghai Chilli.

Cream Cheese Dimsum – I must say these are the best vegetarian dimsums I ever had. Loaded with cream cheese, water chestnut and laid on a bed of chilli oil. This was such a delight! MUST TRY!!

Pulled Lamb Pide Pizza – This pide pizza was a cheesy and had a meaty goodness with mozzarella, parmesan, cilantro juicy pulled lamb and hatch green chilli.

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Kerala Fish – Tender sole fish with tomato thoran and served with appam. This was delectable and left me wanting to have more.

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Avocado Cheesecake – This is something unique I had, it was soft and melted in mouth. You may also opt for their homemade ice-creams, I had their Fig ice-cream.

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