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Featured in Deccan Herald Newspaper, Bangalore Edition


The happiest moment in my life is been my marriage (when it happens to be with understanding person) and then later having kids after these and it’s now – Yes, I got featured in Deccan Herald Newspaper for FBAB (Food Bloggers Association of Bangalore).

I was very happy when I saw my photo in the newspaper, just like that tears roll out my eyes, as I miss my grandpa who is no more. I wish to thank each and every one who motivated and encouraged me by sharing their recipes, placing comments, likes and follows.


Apart from these people there are few more peoples, whom I should share here, my hubby, and my kids – who has been a huge support for me at times. The most important is the FBAB team without them this featuring is not at all possible – Chef Bb, Naveen Suresh, Nameesh and there is one more most encouraging foodie friend Hari.

What would one do when they get featured in a daily newspaper, I would say they fly in the air. But you know what I felt – I am energized, boosted and encouraged, also will try hard to bring out the best.

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Food Review – Absolute Barbeque


This is our 8th FBAB Meetup which was held up by last Sunday (11/10/2015), actually every time I use to post the review earlier but this time, its bit late, because of vacation (Yay! Kids at home, lots and lots of mess).

Our 8th meetup was organized in ABSOULTE BARBEQUE, they have branches but we have visited their recently opened one in BTM layout. I have heard about Absolute Barbeque through my hubby who visits Marthahalli branch with his colleagues.

Sunday evening around 7:30 p.m. we visited Absolute Barbeque, this time I was happy to see some new faces and we had a small intro. It was a pleasant experience with their wish grill menu. In short I would say, “All in one plate” – It was my very first time to see all in one plate (chicken, fish, crab, squid, shrimp, mutton, and duck) – “LUCKY ME”.

The place was too good, well suits for family get together and hangouts with friends. Also their wish grill well decorated the place, with beautiful lightings and awesome colors in the wall makes feel good. The most important thing is their valet parking, a tension free.

First of all we were served with starters based with chicken, cheese corn balls, American cheesy potatoes, prawn, potatoes, fish, squid and tandoori tangdi finally but everyone loved was caramelized barbecued pineapple which was not mentioned in the menu. Also the squid it was cooked to the right consistency and was too good. Then comes the wish grill with exotic selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian which was induced with AB’s Signature Sauces.

Coming to the main course, there was four vegetarian and non-vegetarian gravies, which was cooked up to the best taste. Non-vegetarian curries – Sri Lankan shrimp curry was too good, mutton (Shahi Gosht) was cooked to the top most level, and it was soft as would melt in the mouth of kids and Chicken Dum Briyani. Vegetarian gravies are also too good, I love one of the gravy with dal (sorry forgot the name) and steamed rice.

Last but not least, everyone’s favorite Dessert – Cheese Cake, Phirnee, Kewra with Rabdi (I was always tempted when I see this dish in the cookery shows, as it was my first time never knew the taste, but the fellow foodies tasted it told it was not the best), Gulab Jamun, Chenna payeesh was delicious, watermelon shorbhet was good.

Ice cream actually everyone would be drooling for Ice-cream’s but I never, just like that would have it. This time I tasted the Pan Ice cream, it was delicious.

I would say the Pan Ice cream and Caramalized Barbecued Pineapple are the must to try recipe in AB’s. A heart touching thing was we were surprised with a return gift – it was a “T-Shirt” in Dark green color with their Logo, and this enters to my memorable gift list. Thanks a lot to Absolute Barbeque, Affimity and FBAB for your wonderful and pleasant opportunity.


FBAB 5th meetup – Soho St


Here comes our 5th FBAB Meetup at Soho St, Bangalore. This time I got to meet many new people and few of the well-known faces. As usual the meetup went well, but I would say I loved the meetup this time compared with others, may be the feel of the restaurant.

Soho St resembles as though we sit and dine at London. As I have been in U.K and visited London, as they declare I could feel the energy of Trafalgar square, big ben, London Eye through their wonderful interiors (wood work) on the wall. 

Ambience: The restaurant was classy with rich woodwork, amazing interiors, open kitchen, live counter which takes you to London.

Location: It was located at the Ground Floor, Sona Tower, Hosur Main Road, Koramangala, Bengaluru.

Food: There was 7 Cuisines Indian, Chinese, Italian, Thai, Japanese, Mediterranean and Continental. We were there on Sunday and there was a huge spread on Buffet, one such wow moment not only for a foodie but for everyone.

First of all we were served with cocktails and mocktails, as a non-alcoholic, I went for Lychee mocktail. Also they served few mocktails – cranberry, orange, mint punch, strawberry punch and cocktails – Bourbon grape, Tequila Sunrise, Appletini and Soho special.

Next comes the platter, one by one about 5 to 6 varieties. I taste delicious, even now when start blogging about Soho St, I start drooling for their food.

Then moved on to the buffet, it was endless buffet which was spread from one corner to the other. Everything was good and delicious.

Dessert: There was also varieties of desserts like Moongdal halwa, Gulab jamun, Fruit truffle, Chocolate Mousse, Icecreams, Cotton candy, Phirni and few more in the list.

On the whole I would say it was Yummilicious.

Serving: Serving was too good.

As I was with FBAB, I miss my family but soon will be back to Soho St with my family as possible and as many times as possible. A heartful of thanks to FBAB for arranging such a wonderful event in a awesome restaurant.