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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.

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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.

 

 

Paneer Rice / Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box Recipes

Paneer Rice / Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box Recipes

Paneer Rice is one among the most delicious, aromatic and healthy rice, that goes out well for lunchbox. Paneer Rice is called as Paneer sadham (பன்னீர் சாதம்) in Tamil, since my kids are fuzzy eaters, but they like paneer to the core and so thought of creating a rice with Paneer. Paneer Rice is fully packed with proteins and rich in nutrients.

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Paneer Rice / How to make Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box recipe

Paneer Rice can be prepared using basmathi (long grain rice) or any variety of rice. Paneer Rice has a melt in creamy texture along with the crunchiness of onions and coriander stalks. Try to use more coriander stalks than the coriander leaves, as they add crunchy texture to the rice. Check out our Paneer Broccoli rice, Carrot rice, Beetroot Rice, Mixed Vegetable rice / Kootanchoru. Give a try and share your feedback…

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Paneer Rice / How to make Paneer Sadham / Lunch Box recipe

Ingredients:

  • Grated Paneer / துருவிய பன்னீர்– ¾ cup
  • Paneer Cubes / பன்னீர் துண்டுகள் – 10 nos (medium size)
  • Onion / வெங்காயம் – 1 no (medium size)
  • Garlic / பூண்டு – 4 cloves
  • Steamed Rice / சாதம் – 2 ½ cups
  • Coriander stalks / கொத்தமல்லி– 5 nos
  • Black pepper powder / மிளகு தூள்– 1 ½ tsp
  • Fennel seeds / சோம்பு – ½ tsp
  • Salt / உப்பு– 1 ¼ tsp

Making of Paneer Rice / Paneer rice Video recipe –

Preparation:

  • Wash and finely chop the coriander stalks. Peel and finely chop the onion and garlic pieces.
  • Heat oil in a heavy bottom vessel or Kadai, pour ½ the quantity of the olive, fry the paneer pieces until they turn golden brown in color on both sides.
  • Once the paneer turns golden brown in color, remove it from fire and spread it over a plate.
  • Pour in the leftover oil to the same vessel, add in the fennel seeds followed by ½ the quantity of coriander stalks.
  • Add in the onions and garlic pieces, cook for few mins or until they start turning golden brown in color.
  • Add in the grated paneer, cook for few seconds, add in the steamed (boiled) rice, sprinkle black pepper powder and cook for few mins or until get scrambled well.
  • Sprinkle the leftover coriander stalks, fluff it well.
  • Turn off the flame, add in the roasted paneer cubes, fluff it well.
  • Transfer it to a bowl.

Serve hot. Goes out well with any spicy vegetarian or non-vegetarian curry. You can prepare this for a simple weekend lunch. Refer the below picture to know how I served paneer rice and join us in Instagram (ImMadraasi) to know more about the weekend meals and lunch box –  

 

 

Garlic (Poondu) Kuzhambu / Garlic Curry / Vegetarian kulambu recipes

Garlic (Poondu) Kuzhambu / Garlic Curry / Vegetarian kulambu recipes

Garlic (Poondu) Kuzhambu is one among the healthiest and tastiest vegetarian Indian curries. Garlic (Poondu) Kuzhambu can be prepared in bulks, stored in an air-tight container and it stays fresh for months’ time. Garlic (Poondu) Kuzhambu is commonly known as Poondu Kulambu in Tamil Nadu. Garlic (Poondu) Kuzhambu goes out well with steamed rice and appalam/pappad. I have used large quantity of small onions / pearl onions / shallots for this curry, you can also substitute this with regular onions, but the small onions give wonderful taste (sweet). More the onions more the taste would be enhanced.

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Garlic (Poondu) Kuzhambu / Garlic Curry / Vegetarian kulambu recipes

Garlic (Poondu) Kuzhambu has sweet, tangy and spicy taste with the thick gravy texture. As the days keeps on extending the curry tastes more and more yum. I have used garlic which has a single clove, you can use the regular garlic, also I have used the garlic without chopping, you can even chop and use them. But I would strongly recommend of using garlic without chopping, so that it has little chewy texture. I have used sesame oil, as sesame oil adds more flavor and helps in staying fresh for long time, you can use half and half – sesame oil and any cooking oil.

CLICK HERE for more Vegetarian Curries or Vegetarian Kuzhambu recipes.

Health benefits of Garlic (Poondu) kuzhambu: It is very healthy, as garlic helps in relieving indigestion, acidity and so on. It is given after pregnancy and also for lactating mothers, but here the amount of tamarind pulp is reduced little than the usual preparation. Give a try and share your feedback with us…

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Garlic (Poondu) Kuzhambu / Vegetarian kulambu recipes

Ingredients:

  • Garlic / பூண்டு – 200 gms
  • Pearl Onions / Small Onions / சின்ன வெங்காயம்– 400 gms
  • Mustard seeds / கடுகு– ½ tsp
  • Cumin seeds / சீரகம் – ¼ tsp
  • Fenugreek / Methi seeds / வெந்தயம் – ¼ tsp
  • Curry leaves / கறிவேப்பிலை – 2 sprigs
  • Tamarind / புளி – a big lemon size ball
  • Turmeric powder / மஞ்சள் தூள் – ¼ tsp
  • Chilli powder / மிளகாய் தூள் – 2 tsp
  • Cumin powder / சீரகதூள் – 3 tsp
  • Salt / உப்பு – 1 ¼ tsp
  • Sesame oil / நல்லெண்ணெய் – 3 tbsp

Making of Poondu Kuzhambu / Garlic Curry recipe –

 

Preparation:

  • Soak tamarind in a cup of water for 20 mins, Prepare Tamarind Extract and keep it aside.
  • Peel and finely chop the onions, keep it aside.
  • Peel garlic and keep it aside.
  • Heat oil in a Kadai or heavy bottomed vessel, add the mustard seeds, cumin seeds, fenugreek and curry leaves, wait until they crackle.
  • Add the finely chopped onions and cook until the onions turn transparent.
  • Add the garlic and cook until the garlic start turning golden brown in color.
  • Add turmeric powder, chilli powder, cumin powder and salt, mix it well and cook until the raw smell of the masala goes off.
  • Pour in the tamarind extract along with another half cup of water, mix it well, cover and cook until the garlic becomes soft and tender.
  • Remove the lid, cook in low flame for few mins or until the oil starts floating on the top of the curry.
  • Remove it from fire.

Serve hot with steamed rice and appalam/pappad for lunch.

Note: Make sure to bring it to room temperature, transfer it an air-tight container and refrigerate, so that it stays fresh for months’ time. During the time of use, take out only the required quantity of the curry, and store the back the leftover in the refrigerator.