And I insist, I am nt drunk… NO!! I am nt.. M just merrily merrily high! Anyway…went to Q’Ba, Connaught Place, E block with P… The ambience was ok, the service was very nice, the food was pathetic… Not worth one penny we spent there.The vegetable seekh kebabs were hopeless, the blue breeze tasted like a long lost cousin of Pina Colada…It was neither Pina Colada nor Blue curacao.. but sumthing else only… sumthing that I could nt figure out… Dal Makhani was good… The bread was cold and funny. I say that if u go there… U must try this… U must try visiting the loos. They r gr8… really!!! They r!!! Plants in each loo. Wow!!! Had they just thought about the food a bit more…Ufffffff!!!!!
Switch to evening… Had thoda sa neat whisky… got merrily high… insisted that Chicken Little takes me to a particualr shop frm where I had banta (Lemon) and desi patte wala Paan (betel leaf)… And CL thinks m drunk.. m nt!! m only merrily high!!!
Hyderabadi, Lucknawi, Kashmiri, Pakistani, Karachi-an, Bombay…. These are not the names of different places; these, are the names of special places. Places, from where the Nawabi fare, as I like to call it, has come into being. I am talking about the ever delightful, the delectable, the sumptuous – BIRYANI.
One visit to the India International Trade Fair (IITF 2006) made me buy sixteen, yes, sixteen packets of biryani masalas from the stall of my favourite brand Shan. They are available at IITF-2006, Pragati Maidan, Hall number 12, Pakistan pavillion area. Those who are in Delhi or would be visiting Delhi, anyday till 27th November, must try, Shan Biryani masalas. I bought enough supply to last a year. I am going back tomorrow to buy some more stuff from there…maybe the pickles this time… Coming back from the fair I heard two aunties calling me… beta… beta … Shan ka stall kahan pe hai... they were desperate to know the exact location… I obliged to tell them the directions till they were happy and satisfied.
Back to the Biryani…. I prefer the one dat is cooked in the traditional cauldron with the atta (wheat-dough) sealed onto its ends… And yes I love onions… loads and loads and loads of them in my Biryani… The Hyderabadi Biryani is the best I have tasted so far and if voted, I think, it will be the national Biryani of India.. Wotsay??
Ah yes, I love only Veg Biryanis!!!
Skeeter’s shopping!! Whoa!
Day before yesterday was in no mood to cook anything…but as I went to the kitchen to pick up a glass of water I saw these mashed potatoes…couldn’t resist…. thought… y nt indulge and feast… yet again!!!!!
These were followed by a tall glass of Tang…. YUMMY!!!
Chef went up the market, to fetch a few ounces of batter
Chef went mad and lost the hat
And the Utthapam came floating after!
P.S. : The tragedy mentioned in the post happened because Skeeter was not in a mood to cook… 😛