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Food Review – Belgian Waffle Factory, Bangalore

Food Review – Belgian Waffle Factory, Bangalore

The word “Waffle” makes most of us drool like anything, imagine a Chocolate Waffle, loaded with ice-cream, chocolates and choco-chips in your hands —- Hmmmm! Yum, no one waits, but it’s just a grub.

Know I hope you all understand what I am talking about? Obviously, it’s Waffle at Belgian Waffle Factory, Brigade Road, Bangalore. Also they have one more store at Vasanth Nagar, Bangalore.

When I got invite for the food review, felt the same experience I have been with Waffle’s all over Bangalore. The store was well designed and the quotes over the wall was attractive. More over the menu was big with too many varieties.

Belgian Waffle Factory Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

We got to try 3 waffles, and 3 waffles in the sense is too much. But here it was like two of us can have three waffles, and the most important cause for this is – most of their ingredients are homemade. Right from the batter till the cream cheese are homemade, and also, they added that it was vegetarian and strictly no egg at all. And so, no confusion of whether it’s veg or non-veg.

I have tried out

  • Chocolate Waffle – topped with Nutella, Cream cheese and Choco chips
  • Red Velvet Waffle – topped with Cream cheese and Choco chips
  • Bubble Chocolate Waffle – topped with Ice-cream, Nutella, Kit-Kat and Choco Chips.

Waffles were crispy outside, soft and spongy inside with the topping it was awesome. Topping can be customized according to the taste buds.

My Man having Bubble Waffle

Rate was reasonable, a must to try for Bangaloreans. Give a try once, you can stop going there very often. I keep on drooling once I started writing about the experience and now longing for a waffle from Belgian Waffle Factory.

 

 

Curry Puff / Tea-time Snack

Curry Puff / Tea-time Snack

Curry Puff is a deep-fried tea-time snack, which is available in all the nook and corner of the streets of Malaysia. Curry Puff being my favorite when I was in Malaysia, most of the time it would be my tea-time snack. Curry Puff is a deep-fried puff, where the stuffing is prepared by using potato. In Curry Puff, the outer coating is made of All-purpose flour (maida), kneaded with water, salt and little oil. Stuffing adds more taste to the Curry Puff, it resembles the taste of potato masala but more spiciness and little more flavored with curry powder.

Curry Puff / Tea-Time Snack

Curry Puff / Tea-Time Snack

Coming to Deep Fried snack, most of us avoid it, due to the cholesterol content and the risk of heart diseases, but recently I came across Emami Healthy and Tasty which has wide range of oil. Among their varieties I got to try Emami Tasty and Healthy – Refined Rice Bran oil and Kachi Ghani Mustard Oil

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Preparation of Curry Puff:

I have prepared this Curry Puff with Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran Oil – it helps in lowering the bad cholesterol, reduces the risk of heart diseases, moreover it is rich in Vitamin A, D and E and due to its high smoking point, it can be used in any type of cooking.

Taking it to Fiesta Friday #204 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Let me share the recipe of Curry Puff, give a try and share your feedback…

Ingredients:

  • Maida / All- Purpose flour – 1 cup
  • Boiled Potato – 2 nos (medium sized)
  • Onions – ½ no (medium size)
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Chilli powder – 1 tsp
  • Curry Masala / Curry Powder – 1 tsp
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt – 1 ½ tsp
  • Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran Oil – 1 ½ cups

Making of Curry Puff:

 

Preparation:

  • Take maida, ¾ tsp of salt, mix it well, pour water little by little and knead it to a dough, add a tsp of oil, continue kneading it and cover it with a wet cloth, let it rest until the stuffing is done.
  • Heat a tsp of Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran oil, add the onions, turmeric powder, mashed potatoes and cook for a min.
  • Add in the chilli powder, curry masala, coriander leaves, salt and cook until the raw smell of the masala goes off.
  • Remove it from fire, wait until it reaches room temperature.
  • Divide the dough into small pieces, flatten it, take the Curry Puff mould, place the flatten dough over the mould.
  • Put a tbsp of potato masala, to the dough, fold the mould, remove the leftover dough.
  • Gently remove the Stuffed Curry Puff from the mould.
  • Meanwhile heat a cup of Emami Healthy and Tasty Refined Rice Bran oil, gently slide in the stuffed puff, cook on both sides in medium flame.
  • Cook until it turns golden brown, strain the oil, and remove it from fire.

Serve hot with Tomato sauce.

 

Grand launch of Wonderchef at Bengaluru by Master Chef. Sanjeev Kapoor

Grand launch of Wonderchef at Bengaluru by Master Chef. Sanjeev Kapoor

It was last week, on the day Christmas got invite for the Launch of Wonderchef (Kitchen Appliances) by Chef. Sanjeev Kapoor (Master Chef) at their 2 Exclusive Brand Outlets, one at Commerical street and the other at VR Bengaluru. I was super happy and more excited to be apart of the event, due to the less traffic Bangalore, I arrived 20 mins before the event to Commerical street – Wonderchef  Store.

Launch of Wonderchef at Commerical Street

About Wonderchef Home Appliances (P) Ltd:

Wonderchef Kitchenware is a company born out of the “love of cooking”. Driven by the passion of making Kitchen the Centre of wellness and goodness in homes, Wonderchef was created by two enthusiasts, Mr. Ravi Saxena and Chef Sanjeev Kapoor in 2009. They believed in kitchen being the “heart of the home”, as it inspires us every day to create lasting memories with the food we cook for our loved ones. This is why the entire range of Wonderchef Cookware and Appliances is a perfect blend of health, taste and convenience that inspires us to “cook with pride”. Wonderchef products are used in millions of home in India where healthy and convenient cooking is a part of lifestyle.

Wonderchef has premium and fashionable yet value for money products which have enables the company to reach 200 crore sales within 8 years. They totally 10 outlets in Mumbai, Delhi, Pune and Bengaluru. Soon would have their stores pan-India.

My Experience:

Mukti Saxena – gave a demo of few of the kitchen appliances, also she states that she uses to prepare her daily bread using their bread maker and shared her experience of bread making along with the bread she made.

There were few kitchen appliances kept for display, also they prepared Pomegranate juice using Wonderchef Cold Pressed Juicer and Potato wedges using Wonderchef’s Air fryer. Both tastes too good and the potato wedges was totally oil-free.

It was after few minutes, Chef. Sanjeev Kapoor arrived there with the Managing Director of Wonderchef Mr. Ravi Saxena. We had a good interaction section with chef, where he explained clearly about the making, how it’s made and he also added that all their Kitchen Appliances are made is such way that they can perfectly worth Indian kitchen.

Right from the making of handle of the vessel, till the coating of the vessel and the function of the kitchen appliances involves Science and so he also added that each and every single of their appliances are related with science. Just a small example, he described the Dosa Tawa – was made in a way that the dosa gets stick to the pan, gets caramelized and later gets popped out of the tawa where as in non-stick the dosa doesn’t stick to the tawa and no crispy or caramelizing function over there.

They are proud to say that their Chopper comes with a unique concept of gear and with 3 different speed. Also, I got to experience the Chopper, I feel like getting one, since chopping the veggies and fruits have been one such big problem in the kitchen.

Their Bread maker, gives out the best soft and spongy bread in just 3 hours, once you add the flour, yeast and water. Also, this bread maker can be used to prepare pizza, stir-fry as it has a removable non-stick basket in it.

Madraasi with chef Sanjeev Kapoor / Launch of wonderchef at Bangalore

There was a cook-off event, where the participants cooked and the result was given by Chef. Sanjeev Kapoor. There was a launch of the Wonderchef and a cake cutting ceremony and I had a selfie with Chef. Sanjeev Kapoor.

Also they stated that there are few more kitchen appliances getting ready and few products are getting updated with few more advanced features.