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Food Review – Mighty Smaash, 1 MG Mall, Bangalore

Food Review – Mighty Smaash, 1 MG Mall, Bangalore

Recently I have been to smaaash – India’s First carnival Café, the place was amazing. There was a gaming venue which launches a carnival themed café called “Mighty Small”.

Smaaash is an sports centre which has gaming, partying and dinning. They also have packages and have offers, not only for food, games but they also have bar for customer engagement. A very innovative concept is what defines Smaash.
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Cricketing legend – Sachin Tendulkar has been an integral part of the smaaash family. They have many attractions such as Battle 360, Trampoline Park, and Finger Coaster and so on. A love place to spend with all what you need.

They do have their branches in Mumbai, Gurgaon and Hyderabad. Recently they have launched in Bangalore, first was their sports and now a month back with their Mighty “Small” Café.

Location: They are located in the 5th floor, 1 MG Mall, M.G. Road, Bangalore.

Food: Coming to the food, they serve all the varieties of food starting from French Fries, Pizza to Biryani and Appam. So everyone can have their own favor ranging from kids to their grandparents. The quantity of the dishes varies from Small and Medium Sizes. We had few of the dishes:

  • Lemonades: We had 4 varieties of lemonade – Pomegranate Lemonade, Lemon grass Lemonade – it was too good and with the right quantity of flavor, Jalapeno Lemonade – I would highly recommend for everyone, a must to try. As the name, we were little scary about the lemonade, but after having it, it was out of the world, the punch of jalapeno in the lemonade was pretty awesome – Unique Lemonade.
  • Soup : Wonton noodles made of veg stock and served along with crispy noodles. The flavors, texture and everything was too good. I like this soup a lot. Lemon grass with roasted tomato and was served with mini grilled cheese. The color and flavor was good.
  • Starters: They have wide range of starters bot in veg and non-veg. We had Nachos Grilled Chicken – It was yummy, a finger licking dish, my kids loved this a lot. Nachos was topped with cheese, few spices and grilled chicken. Kung-fu chicken – It was delicious and the chicken was perfectly done, my kids loved this a lot. Chilli cheese lollipop – Not only kids but also I would say it would be a favorite for everyone. Kids liked it and I would say “It was vanished in seconds”. Kids would love the starters.
  • Pizza – There was few varieties of Pizza, we ordered for pizza with BBQ Chicken, Jalapeno and Cilantro topping. The texture, the flavor, the aroma and the quantity of the ingredients used in the pizza was in the right amount, especially the cheese.
  • Burger – We had Chicken Sloppy Joe Burger with BBQ Glaze, Cheddar, Onions rings and Jalapeno. The patty was perfectly done, and the crunchiness of Onions and the glaze of BBQ and the softness of Cheddar added more and more taste to the Burger.
  • Double Appam & Curry with Mangalore Ghee Roast – Appam was better, and there was goan curry and chettinad curry also served with Appam. But we preferred Mangalore Ghee Roast as it would be balanced with the right quantity of spiciness. But the spiciness was little high and kids never had it. We liked it but would suggest to lower the quantity of spiciness in the curry.
  • Nutella and Banana Milkshake – What would I say about this Milkshake, it was HEAVENLY. All of us had it, we all liked it to the core, especially with the kids.

Service: Service was too good, they explained about the ingredients and the flavor of spiciness in the dish, it was easy for us to order, as we were with kids.

I would recommend this place highly for those who want to have fun, games, food, and party and also bar all these together. Wish many more branches to come in future. I would love going here again and again.

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My Foodventure – Will it make my dream come true?

My Foodventure – Will it make my dream come true?

Whenever I get free time, I use to spend most of the time in browsing something (sites). Today when I got some free time, I thought of surfing my own site (www.madraasi.com) and found few of my recipes very interesting and innovative.

Let me share few things about how my Nungu Payasam / Ice-Apple Kheer came to existence. I tried out Yelaneer Payasam/Tender coconut Kheer at home and my kids loved the taste of it and so I thought of trying out Ice-Apple/Nungu in Tamil, and let me share the other names Taad, taal, toddy palm and so on.

Nungu Payasam / Ice Apple Kheer

Nungu Payasam / Ice Apple Kheer

Short Description of Nungu Payasam/Ice-Apple Kheer: I have boiled the milk with sugar and ½ tsp of cardamom powder. Bring it to room temperature. Later blend the flesh of Ice-Apple (preferably hard ones) along with a cup of milk and 5 to 6 pieces of soaked cashew nuts to a fine paste. Later mix this grounded paste along with ½ litre of boiled milk (should be at room temperature else the milk will be curdled), temper few pieces of cashew nuts and raisins in ghee/clarified butter and pour it to the milk, give a stir and serve at room temperature or chilled.

Do check out this link for step by step pictorial recipe: https://madraasi.com/2015/04/08/nungu-payasam-ice-apple-payasam-palm-fruit-kheer/.

Beyond my expectation this Ice-Apple Kheer came out very well, usually my son never consumes Ice-Apple but in the form of Kheer, he loved it. As a mother, I am well satisfied as the kids consumed Ice-Apple and as a Recipe developer, I am glad that my Kheer had a good response among kids.

Only when I surfed my site, I could recognize the adventure that I have gone through food. Proud to be a foodie, a food blogger and a recipe developer.

Not only me, but I hope everyone will have your own adventure with food as we cook daily. Now here is a golden opportunity for each and every one to share your own food adventures which is conducted by AXIS BANK – DINING DELIGHTS as #Foodventures.

I am die hard fan of Michelin Star Chef Vikas Khanna, hope to meet him at least once in my lifetime and the foodventure helped me move towards my dream.

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Methi Dal / Fenugreek Lentil curry

Methi Dal / Fenugreek Lentil curry

Dal is one among the comfort food, which goes out well with ghee rice, pulav and rotis. Fenugreek leaves / Methi Leaves has loads of nutrition in it, but they are bitter in taste and I want to include them in food for kids. So there came my methi dal/Fenugreek lentil curry. Also this was my second recipe using fenugreek as one of the core ingredients and the other one was Methi Paratha. Let us move on to the recipe…

Do check out this link for curry recipes: https://madraasi.com/main-course/vegetarian/

Methi Dal / Fenugreek Lentil Curry

Methi Dal / Fenugreek Lentil Curry

Ingredients:

  • Methi / Fenugreek leaves – 2 bunches
  • Mung dal / Green Lentil – 1 cup
  • Onions – 1 ½ nos
  • Tomato – 1 ½ nos
  • Mustard seeds – ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds – ½ tsp
  • Curry leaves – a sprig
  • Turmeric powder – ¼ tsp
  • Salt to taste
  • Oil – 3 tsp

Preparation:

  • Peel and finely chop the onions. Wash and chop the fenugreek/methi leaves.
  • Heat oil in a pressure cooker, add in mustard seeds, cumin seeds and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add in the onions and cook until they turn golden brown.
  • Add in the tomatoes and cook until they turn mushy.
  • Add in the fenugreek/methi leaves, along with turmeric powder and little salt, cook until the leaves turn dark green in colour.
  • Add in the mung dal/green lentil and cook for few mins.
  • Pour in 2 cups of water, pressure-cook for 3 whistles. Remove the lid when the pressure subsides.

Serve hot with any Indian rotis. I have accompanied it with Missi Roti.