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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Jul 9, 2015

5 Vegetarian Indian Samosa with Different Fillings

A samosa is fried or baked pastry with savory filling snack which served with spicy and sweet sauces. In this recipe, savory filling used such as spiced potatoes, onion, peas, paneer, lentil and now a days minced meat also used for non-vegetarian lovers. The samosa is originated in central Asia. Its size and consistency may be varying but available triangle in shape. Vegetarian samosa originated in North India… Uttar Pradesh, it’s a very popular snack or appetizer which available whole day in market. In India, samosas are usually vegetarian and often accompanied by mint chutney, imli chutney, chola gravy or alu gravy. Now time to reveal more variations of samosas, I hope all of you love it.   Share your favourite samosas in comment, will try soon in my kitchen. 

Sprouts Samosas

Aloo Samosa with Kairi Chutney

Matar Samosa

Baked Vegetable Samosas

Cheesy Spicy Onion Samosas

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Surf it All! Surf it Fast! with UC Browser

UCWeb is an Alibaba group company, is a leading provider of mobile internet software technology and services. Since 2004, UCWeb’s mission has been to provide better mobile internet experience to billions of users around the world. Its international product portfolio includes a mobile browsing service (UC Browser), app and game distribution platforms (9Apps and 9Game), a mobile traffic platform (UC Union) among others. The flagship product of this provider is UC Browser for all operating systems such as Android, iOS, Windows 7 and Window 8, Java, Symbian and Blackberry and more. This mobile browser already gained the first position in India and China and successfully established office in India.

UC browser gives the notification regarding unauthorized websites which are not compatible for system as well as mobile phones, due to browsing become safe and fast. UC Browser is available in English and Hindi both versions for Indian Market. It’s available as a free download for Android, iPhone, iPad and other platforms.

To download UC Browser on mobile phones or as web browser is a pretty good option which gives impressive outlook with protection from unwanted stuffs and free in cost. This app is quite suitable for all gadget lovers those want something fast surfing, quick loading with full security. This is quite enough for me to change my browser from by default to UC browser in mobile phone as well as laptop to surf more safely. I love the logo, orange color squirrel which quite impressive and cute.

UC Browser also provides the best cricket service in India for cricket lovers where they can check live scores and latest news and updates about cricket. Now no need to google anymore to watch scores or news. Not only cricket, you can surf about YouTube videos, Bollywood News, Games and many more updates on internet which you’re favorite.

Now time to say good bye to surfing hurdles, just use UC browser and enjoy it with “Surf it all and Surf it fast”.

To download the free version of UC Browser, click here

To enjoy UC Cricket, click here

How to find cricket?
Open UC Browser – Home Screen - Find "UC Cricket" with blue icon.

- Live Scores with auto update
- Fixture & Result
- Latest News
- Videos

Tags: UC browser, UCweb, Browser app, review, UC cricket, http://www.ucweb.com/ 

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Jul 8, 2015

Try Chinese Flavors With Berco's

In monsoon season, everyone loves something spicy and tasty which hit your tastebuds, for this Chinese cuisine is best solution. Without wasting a single minute, just open my smartphone and search the best Chinese restaurants in Delhi at Askme.com under restaurant listing. I got a name of Berco’s under best Chinese restaurants in North Delhi nearby my location. I already heard good reviews about it and good star rating through customer satisfaction.  

Berco’s serves delicious Chinese and Thai cuisine. The seating arrangement is good and lovely peaceful ambience which quite comfortable for us. I just visited Berco’s with my best friend manisha because good food and good company both complement each other.  The menu was very simple and informative which explain whole ingredients which they used in recipe. We arrived at the time of lunch and feeling so hungry and need something spicy in rainy weather.
First I decided to order mocktail which includes “Pretty Woman” which name sound interesting, as we are also so much pretty women… LOLzz. This drink is blend with mango juice, pineapple juice, ice cream and coconut cream. But I found the taste of desiccated coconut in this recipe, which not complements each other.   

Second drink is Chilled Fruit Beer which quite good. Now time to order something in appetizer, we ordered platter of vegetables spring rolls with chili garlic sauce. Vegetables are crunchy and love the flavor of garlic sauce which complements the each bite of spring roll and second dish was Hakka Noodles which are my favorite, I can do anything for noodles that’s the main reason I love Chinese food.

We then placed an order for the main course, and now I want to try something Thai food, love to order…. authentic recipe of Thai cuisine, “Vegetarian Red Thai Curry with Steam Rice”… complete combo, love the well-cooked and crunchiness in vegetables like baby corn , mushroom, broccoli and silken creamy texture of curry with coconut flavor.
Now time to end the lunch gupshup with sweet bites… In dessert, we placed the order for Brown Zebra, Hot walnut brownie with scoop of Ice-cream and drizzle with chocolate sauce. It’s quite awesome in taste and fruitful.
I love the whole plating, the way they serve to customer and speaking very softly and gently. Even I got a chance to meet and introduce myself with Berco’s Manager, Mr. Pankaj very humble person. Berco's must have includes 'Hot & Sour Soup', 'Chicken Drumsticks' and 'Singapore noodles' but the main highlight of the Berco's menu is the 'fruit beer' which has been enticing customers since its inception; all this at prices which are easy on your pocket.”
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You can find more than 14 branch of Berco’s in Delhi/ NCR, in which you can enjoy Chinese and Thai food anytime. Over all you can say nice treat for Chinese lovers like me. Berco’s space is also available for parties, corporate meetings, kitty parties and more celebration.
For bookings – You can check on Berco’s official page or best option “Askme.com
To taste more recipes, I will love to visit again Berco’s with my friends and family. Overall good experience with Berco’s and loves to recommend to my friends. With good food you can get free WiFI facility and nice interior to click memories with love ones.

Address: Berco’s Restaurant, Pankaj Arcade Plot No 18, Road No. 44, Rani Bagh, Commercial Complex Pitampura New Delhi   
Ph: 011-27011527/37/8750489699   
Timing: Mon-Sun: 12:00 pm - 11:00 pm. 

Tags: Berco's, Chinese Restaurants In delhi, delhi chinese restaurants, thai cuisine, thai restaurants, berco's  in delhi, askme.com, review. 
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