Jul 24, 2015

Vegan, Vegetarian, Gluten-free --- "Silk Road Vegetarian" Cook Book

Discover the secrets of healthy and sustainable eating that have been practiced along the trade routes of Asia for centuries. This unusual cookbook is filled with richly-flavored vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free recipes that will be a welcome change for any vegetarian or vegan to enjoy.  

Delicious vegetarian and vegan recipes include:
Bengali Potato & Zucchini Curry
Afghan Risotto
Zucchini with Basil Vinagrette
Turkish Baked Eggplant with Mint
Curried Lentil Burgers
Israeli Chopped Salad
Sesame Kale Salad

Dishes from the Silk Road have their roots in the ancient village food traditions of Asia, where a few healthy ingredients from local gardens were blended with spices to create meals that are nutritious, varied and flavorful, as well as being ethical and sustainable.

Author Dahlia Abraham-Klein is a food educator and nutritionist who draws from her own family heritage to create meals that honor what is most meaningful about cooking and food everywhere in the world. Her book is about developing culinary awareness and celebrating diversity, discovering foods with contrasting tastes and textures that are simple and easy to prepare, yet totally exciting and different.

Those interested in exotic cuisines featur­ing healthy foods will find treasures in Dahlia Abraham Klein’s colorful cookbook “Silk Road Vegetarian” Cook Book. She comes from a family of Sephardic Jews who traveled the Silk Road as merchants, bringing home cooking traditions from many different cultures. She provides detailed information about spices, tofu, legumes, and rice. The recipes are labeled vegan, gluten free, and dairy free, making it easy for kosher cooks to incorporate them. At the same time, the recipes address pressing contemporary needs by showing us how to eat a healthy, balanced and yet interesting diet with locally-sourced, earth-friendly ingredients.

When I received the book in hand, after read whole book, love the whole layout and see how beautifully created all delicacies in one book. This book is organized and divides the concept into different segments properly as follow: Spice Pantry, Basic Preparation, Bases Condiments & Other Useful Recipes, Appetizers, Soups, Salads, Main Dishes, Rice Dishes, Side Dishes, and Desserts. These recipes are generally for those who are health conscious and love to eat Eastern Europe cuisine which includes some recipes for vegans, vegetarians and gluten free eaters.

Tags: Silk road vegetarian  review, cookbookreview, simplytadka, silkroadvegetarianreview, silkroadvegetariancookbook, dahlia author. 
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Jul 20, 2015

The Artful Baker

The Artful Baker started a new baking venture as a bakery and café in India. Currently open as a popup at Square, Select City, Saket till to 2nd Aug where French desserts and baking stuffs are available to taste. Delicious French bread, cheese croissants, ham and cheese croissants, macrons, cakes, muffins, lemon tart and sandwiches are available at affordable prices, all are creation of Chef Sahil. All items are so tasty and delicious and completely 100% secured on the basis of quality and authenticity.

I got the chance to taste Monte Cristo, Salty Macrons and Cheese Croissants with Chef Sahil. Monte cristo is one of mine favorite which made with dark chocolate, French cream and almonds and love the bottom layer which gives crunchiness to this dessert with French wafer.  Macrons also made with caramel and last I tried croissants.

The Croissants are fluffy and buttery, easy to chew and love the taste of cheese filling. Sahil told me, used all ingredients are import from French to get traditional and original taste in each and every recipe. They will also plan to do home delivery and even online delivery too.  

I love the name of brand Artful Baker.  For me baking is an art which needs lots of passion and creativity. Chef puts lots of effort behind every item, all are looks fabulous.  

A person behind this artful baker is Chef Sahil, India’s first certified bakery, pastry and chocolate expert from Lenotre, France and already worked with many renowned patisserie brands such as Choco Diva, Renaissance and Lopera.

Brand Chef Sahil said “I would love to attend the customers personally, present the delicacies and welcome meaningful feedback. The Artful Baker aims to create a culture of all day dining, easy drinking, and laidback weekends for people who appreciate good food and good life. The Artful Baker is on the go to buzz the sweet appetite.”

The Artful Baker will soon pan out into a complete Café in the next month, including a delicious range of breakfast & bakeries, salads and sandwiches, pizzas, mains & grills, picnic baskets, desserts, refreshing drinks and a selection of beers & wines.

Mr. Rohit Aggarwal, Director, Lite Bite Foods said, “A fashionable rise of high trend patisserie is certainly official in India. Our trained culinary team has developed a one-stop-shop for your favorite macaroons, muffins and breads. The Artful Baker will offer great flavors in less calories, less guilt and is also not too pricey. It’s essential that we offer the best in class delicacies for everyone.”

The menu at The Artful Baker will include Multigrain, French Peasant, Whole wheat breads, Ham & Cheese Croissants, Whole Wheat Pesto Paneer & Chicken sandwiches and some signature desserts like Chocolate, Raspberry and Salty Macaroons, Lemon Tart, Double Chocolate Chip Muffin and Paris Brest which are sure to tingle ones sweet tooth. The Artful Baker offers the best of Artisanal breads & patisserie, combining authentic techniques with quality ingredients. The dishes have been carefully crafted and the ingredients are selected keeping in mind the health conscious minds.

Heartiest wishes for bright future………….

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Jul 19, 2015

Indian Fashionable Designer Sarees @ Trivenisarees.com

Sari or saree is a South Asian dress that consists of a drape varying from five to nine yards in length and two and four feet in breath that is typically wrapped around the waist with one end draped over the shoulder. The saree is the traditional outfit of women in India and the Indian subcontinent. The saree is perfect attire for all occasion and festivals to celebrate with family in India. Cotton sarees are easy to wear and are very comfortable during the summer season. The silks are used as formal or professional wear. Sarees are also a reflection of the status, religion and economic condition of the women who are wearing it.

Indian saree represent the Indian culture and tradition through colors, prints and designs. Triveni brings latest Indian sarees with most beautiful designs, prints and gorgeous work for all purposes like casualwear, partywear, bridalwear, officialwear. Each design is unique and different.

Trivenisarees.com has special collection of designer bridal wear, sarees, lehengas, ethnic salwar kameez and kurti. All are available with heavy embroidery, gorgeous designs, prints and handwork with original fabrics. Each saree available with color combination blouse helps to complete your outfit for special occasion. Triveni sarees are available in every range from normal to high, fashionable to casual wear. You would be amazed to see their bridal collection available in best prices especially heavy designer lenengas.

Another significant feature of Triveni Sarees is Iness.com and hues & vibes. Iness is specialized feature where customer will interact with designer directly about taste, preference, color choice and design what they want in own outfit, they can feel personalized touch.

Triveni sarees… one visit at their online store and convince you by beautiful designs at affordable prices. If you love the sarees or ethic wears, will definitely fall in love with this collection. Even customization processes also available where you can choose own design and color and they will create for you. If you want to buy or visit the fashionable store online, just click on www.trivenisarees.com  order your product online and will reach at your doorstep on time. Indian traditional clothe is combination of more fabircs like chiffons, silk, cotton, zardosi, crepe and more with pretty border and embroidery work.

Saree Draping Workshop

From left to right: Knot style, simple trendy style, Scarf style

Casual Wear, Bengoli Style, Trendy pallu style

Pretty Bloggers as Brand Model for Trivenisarees.com (Gallery)
Lovely bloggers in Triveni Sarees

Time to have some refreshment

Cold coffee @ CCD square, CP

Why Shop Ethnic wear at Trivenisarees.com ?
  • Exclusive Designer collection
  • Home Delivery
  • 100% Secure Site
  • Easy Returns & Exchange
  • Refundable Reward Points on Shopping

About us:

Brief History: In 1985, Mr Giridhar Sarraf moved to Surat, the rapidly growing textile hub of India, to setup Sakambari Silk Mills. Sakambari manufactured synthetic sarees under the brand name “Triveni Sarees”. In 2011, we setup TriveniSarees.com – to take the fabulous Triveni collection worldwide, online and a few clicks away. We started directly interacting with our customers – we listened to you, we added Salwar Suits, Lehenga Cholis, Lehenga Sarees, Kurtis, Jewellery, Cotton and Silk Sarees to our collection. Triveni became Triveni Ethnics.

Vision: We envision a World where grace, dignity and identity are expressed through the vibrancy of ethnic apparel.

Mission: To enable & inspire every individual to experience, understand, respect and explore cultures through personal experiences of ethnic apparels.

Initiatives: We come from 30 years of Saree manufacturing experience. Our e-retail now has expanded to include overall ethnic wear & accessories. Here are some of our more recent initiatives:


Our recently launched Iness.in brought in innovations that will help Designer e-Commerce fly like never before. Triveni's foray in home & kitchen – Hues & Vibes is already readily available online. Triveni Labs brings together the innovation attitude & technological know-how in building technology for small & medium scale enterprises.

Management Team: Arvind saraf (Director) and Shalini Raj (Head Designer)
Address: 1018-1025, First Floor, Anupam Textile, Ring Road, Surat – 395002, Gujarat, India

Tags: Sarees, Trivenisarees, Triveniethnics, triveni, review, simplytadka, bridalwear, sareewear, sari, designersaree, onlinesareeportal, fashion, ethnic wear, indian clothe.

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Jul 17, 2015

Cafe Dolce Amante @ Rajouri Garden, New Delhi

To spend quality time with my sister and celebrate the day with tasty food, I found the option of Cafe Dolce Amante, Rajouri Garden on Askme.com. I have anroid app of Askme.com on my smart phone, easy to access and get the information.  Dolce means sweet in French and Amante means lover in Spanish. Relax in the cafe over a cup of coffee and dessert to celebrate the moments over a delicious meal. Enjoy the lovely music selection from all the eras.

Dolce Amante serves delicious cuisine from various countries at one place which includes Thai, Mexican, Oriental, Indian, Italian and more. The seating arrangements are so good and love the whole interior of lounge. Specially love the decorative pieces like cycle, hanging tea glasses, kettle lighting and colorful grater and more. Whole ambiance is quite colorful and funky which attract everyone, especially young generation and kiddos.

The menu was simple and cute…. mocktails and cocktails were present on wooden board. In menu include the different cuisines from different countries like Red Thai curry and Green Thai curry with rice from Thai Cuisine… Spring rolls, Manchurian, Chilies paneer and more from Chinese cuisine…. Quesadillas, Mexican platter and Fajitas from Mexican cuisine…. Pizzas and Pasta from Italian cuisine.

In Indian cuisine includes tandoori recipes, non-vegetarian recipes, dal tadka, paneer curry with Indian breads and more. Other variations are sandwiches, burgers, snacks and more. Considering every stable recipe from each country through which customers will get more satisfaction.

My Order

Mocktails: Black current crusher and Green Apple Mojito

First I decided to have mocktails, we placed an order for “Green Apple Mojitos” which includes the flavor of green apple, fresh mint and lemon. Second drink is chilled Black Current Crusher, which made with syrup and lots of ice, completely chilled…. Love the drink in taste and quantity.

Achari Paneer Tikka

Now time to taste some starters, after so much discussion, we placed an order for “Achari Paneer Tikka” and “Veg Quesadillas”. Achari Paneer Tikka, marinate the paneer with flavor of achaar serve with green chutney and onion wedges.

Veg Quesadillas

Veg Quesadillas made with red beans, capsicum, cheddar cheese, onion stuffed in tortilla and serve with sour cream and tomato salsa. But personally I don’t like the flavor of quesadillas, it gives the little desi flavors like spicy and beans were little uncooked, they used simple refined flour based roti instead of tortillas. But I love the flavors of achari paneer tikka, it’s so soft and moist, melted in mouth with crunchy capsicum and onion bites.


Now time to end the session with some sweetness….. In Dessert, we placed the order for slice of “Red Velvet Cake” and “Classic Tiramisu” both was mouth melted in taste, rich and creamy. Love it.

My Gallery

Bakery Area

Kitchen Area

I love the presentation, the way they serve to customer and staff is nice and courteous. Little slow in deliver the food on table.

My Views
You find three branches of Dolce Amante in Delhi/NCR, where you can enjoy the different cuisines and bakery stuff like cakes, muffins and other desserts. Over all love the interior, ambience and food with nice music. With good food you can get free wifi facility and nice ambience for selfies.

Address: Café Dolce Amante, J2/6B, B.K. Dutt Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi- 110027
info@dolceamante.com   Call On: +91 011-25102400

Opening Hours: 10AM- 11:30 PM

Tags: Restaurant review, review, askme.com, dolce amante, cafe, rajourigarden, bakery

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Jul 15, 2015

Sannas Pakoras- Sindhi Cuisines

Sanna Pakoras is fried snacks from Sindhi cuisine which are made with onion, chilies and gram flour together and served with mint chutney. I love the crunch and crispiness of these snacks which gives nice texture. This snack is perfect for monsoon or rainy season with tea or coffee.  I prepared this recipe for Indian cooking challenge event which hosted by Srivalli. She had chosen Sanna Pakoras recipe from Sindhi cuisine which are easy to cook and crispy.

Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 2
Category: Sindhi Cuisine, Snacks
Recipe Source: sindhirasoi.com

1 Cup Gram Flour
1 Onion, Chopped
Coriander Leaves, Chopped
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
1 Tsp. Dry Pomegranate Seeds
1 Tsp. Coriander Seeds
2 Green Chilies, Chopped
Salt to Taste
Red Chili Powder, to Taste
Pinch of Baking Soda
Enough Water, for Batter
Oil for Deep Frying
Green Coriander Chutney for serving
Tomato Ketchup for Serving

Mix all ingredients except oil and make thick batter and keep aside. Heat the enough oil for deep frying in wok on high flame.
Add 1 tbsp hot oil in this batter and mix well. Take a spoonful batter and pour into hot oil and repeat same with remaining batter.
Fry them in small batches on medium flame and take them out. Now cut each portion into half or small pieces and fry them again till to dark golden and crisp. Serve hot with chutney and tea.

Tags: sanna pakoras, Sanna fritters, pakoras recipes, fritter recipes, snacks, starters, sindhi cuisines, sindhi recipes, onion recipes, gramflour recipes, fried recipes, simplytadka, mansoon recipes, gram flour recipes, Indian Cooking Challenge hosted by Srivalli
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