The Northern Tadka Which Took Me By Storm : Cooking Classes In Delhi!

Hi, being a cook by profession, it is but natural that I always seek the different cuisines which exist all over the world. Born and brought up in Kerala, mostly I have observed and cooked with ingredients like rice, coconut and fish. I always do find different ways to innovate and when I found an opportunity to visit Delhi, I actually jumped at it without a moment’s pause!

Arriving in Delhi on a working assignment thrilled me no ends. We were put up in a guest house where I had to make food for the esteemed guests who happened to drop by, mainly politicians and people in the power corridors. As I had to think up of a variety of menus each day, I thought of exploring the Cooking Classes In Delhi to upgrade my skills and at the same time spice up the daily menu.

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Whipping Up Tasty Treats At Cooking Classes In Delhi

Maitri Apartment, Mayur Vihar, Phase 1

Maitri Apartment, Mayur Vihar, Phase 1 | Image Resource : commonfloor.com

At 11 am on the fourth day of my arrival in Delhi, I found myself ringing the door-bell of 32, Maitri Apartment, Mayur Vihar, Phase 1.Paying up a decent amount of Rs.1199, for a two and a half hour session, I found myself learning the fine art of making nachos with salsa, cup sandwiches, cheese shooters, Mexican Canapés plus a variety of pasta’s. The best thing was, all the ingredients were provided for and we could all taste what we made in good quantities.

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Next day being Saturday I could again get away by 11 am at sector 86 New Delhi, at Sweet Indulgence, a cooking class that teaches on how to make authentic Indian sweets. On the list that day were the Gajar Ka Halwa, Sandesh and Moong dal Halwa. I found that for Rs.799,it was a cool deal.

Gajar Ka Halwa

Gajar Ka Halwa | Image Resource : youtube.com

Moong Dal Halva

Moong Dal Halva | Image Resource : avonbakers.com

Sandesh Sweet

Sandesh Sweet | Image Resource : youtube.com

I took a chance the same day to go by 6 pm to Punjabi cooking at sector 86, New Delhi, Ravneet cooking classes. Paying up Rs.999, I was treated to an art of making authentic Punjabi Tandoori food like roti’s, naans and chicken too. Tasting these delicious dishes I thanked my lucky stars, for picking up these finer nuances of Punjabi food and thought these would be great hits in Kerala too!

Travel Photo of the Week : Ahuja Residency Hotel New Delhi

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Ahuja Residency Hotel New Delhi | Image Resource : travelhouseindia.com

Description : My work took me to the capital city and I was glad I chose Ahuja Residency to stay. Apart from its close proximity to the Pragati Maidan Metro station, I was also dazzled by the interiors and the wonderful ambience. The chefs really created magic and I was able to taste some delicious dishes in its authentic flavour.

Feel The Uniqueness Of The Garden Of Five Senses In Delhi

While I was in Qutub Minar, I heard about Garden of Five Senses from the Delhites. Just after hearing it, I wanted to check what it is. I inquired about its location, time duration, and such other significant elements about the park.

The Garden of Five Senses was just 3 km away from Qutub Minar, and I decided to walk. I had GPS system on my mobile, so I followed the direction and arrived at the places easily, and within 20 minutes. The best thing about travelling alone is that you can do anything; you do not have to wait or listen to your companions.

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Garden Of Five Senses In Delhi | Image Resource : mouthshut.com

 The garden was in Saket, near Mehrauli heritage of Delhi. The timings of the park are 9 to 7 in the months of April to September, and 9 to 6 from October to March. I was charged just 20 bucks at the entrance, which I think is minimal for what is in store in the park.

Upon entering I found such a huge variety of plants and flowers that I couldn’t stop myself from taking pictures. After strolling around the garden, I found that this place is not just a garden, in fact it is a perfect combination of the work done by nature and man. It welcomes the visitors to feel the enchantment that it stores.

Why is the name given as five senses, this was the question that was popping in my head. And, the moment I found it I was so happy for such a unique thought. The garden encourages the visitors to smell the wonderful fragrance of flowers, see the beauty of greenery and waterfalls, touch the displays and rocks, and finally taste the variety of food items available at the food courts.

Such an amazing idea it was of Pradeep Sachdeva who designed the garden. 10. 5 crore rupees was spend at this garden by the Delhi tourism & transportation. I could get all this information that was mentioned on the boards at the garden.

Unique Sculptures of Children at the Garden of Five Senses Delhi

Unique Sculptures of Children at the Garden of Five Senses Delhi | Image Resource : mapsofindia.com

There are many beautiful attractions at the garden, colour gardens, amphitheatre, khas bagh, expansive plaza, courts of specimen plants, and exhibition area were to name a few. Well, there is much more that I had explored in the park, and I will leave my pictures to explain the rest.

Travel Quote of the Day – John Steinbeck

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Cooking has always been my first love and this craving for food has taken me to various places. While travelling, I could relate to the famous quote of John Steinbeck – “People Don’t Take Trips, Trips Take People.” It is so thrilling to just pack your bags and explore the places you always wanted to go.

Mouthwatering Food of the Day : Sitaram Ke Special Chhole Bhature Delhi

Sitaram Ke Special Chhole Bhature Delhi

Sitaram Ke Special Chhole Bhature Delhi | Image Resource : indiansweetsrecipesimages.blogspot.com

Sitaram Ke Special Chhole Bhature Delhi : I love exploring different delicacies and how could I keep myself away from Sitaram Ke Special Chhole Bhature in Delhi. This place is a heaven and the best place for Chhole Bhature. The price of this delicacy is relatively less as compared to its quantity. Not only this, the pickle served along with Chhole Bhature is also equally awesome.

Delicious Food of the Day : Dolma Aunty ke Momos Delhi

Dolma Aunty ke Momos Delhi

Dolma Aunty ke Momos Delhi | Image Resource : burrp.com

Dolma Aunty ke Momos Delhi : Dolma Aunty Ke Momos is a heavenly treat for momo lovers. The best part about this place is the price as it is highly affordable especially for youth. There is so seating arrangement but yet I saw many youth flocking to this food junction. The taste of the momos along with red sauce is still lingering on my tongue

Qutub Minar Delhi – A Mesmerizing Experience Of Seeing The Towering Beauty!

Well, my second day in Delhi was completely full of experience and tiring as well. One of the major drawbacks of metro cities is that you have to travel a lot in order to go from one place to the other. But, metropolitans have their own charm, which attracts people from different parts of the country. And, I was one of them.

On my third day in New Delhi, it was the time to check out one of the iconic symbols of Delhi- the Qutub Minar. It is so popular that almost every person in India knows about it, if they still remember a little bit of history. From the place where I stayed, Qutub Minar is almost 16 kilometers. Someone from the resort had told me that it would take at least 45 minutes through bus to reach there.

Qutub Minar Delhi

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After thinking for a while, I preferred the option of bus. Once I was done filling up my tummy with some light food, I marched towards my next destination. From the resort, the nearest bus stop was at a walking distance. Soon a bus arrived at the bus stop, and it drove through the Abdul Gafar Khan Road.

Finally, the bus dropped me at a bus stop close to the hotspot. From there, the main entrance of Qutub Minar was just 10 minutes of walking distance. Even though it was just 10 in the morning, there were already hundreds of tourists strolling around the monument, busy taking selfies.

It would not be wrong to say that visiting this amazing monument had always been one of my desires. Declared as UNESCO World Heritage Site, this Minar or tomb is 74 meters high. The tall structure made me wonder about how the construction was carried out during those ancient days! Even though it remains open all through the week, the place always remains packed with visitors from different parts of India, and world as well.

As a monument structure, Qutub Minar is definitely impressive, and leaves a long lasting effect on your mind with its towering beauty. This is the reason why it attracts so much of crowd.

Travel Photo of the Week : Jantar Mantar Delhi

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Jantar Mantar Delhi | Image Resource : orangetrips.com

Jantar Mantar Delhi : The Jantar Mantar is a one of a kind structure that can be found in Delhi. Little did I know that Maharaja Jai Singh of Jaipur, who built this observatory, built more in Ujjain, Varanasi and Mathura. It is a shame though; the rise of the concrete jungle jeopardized the accurate measurements that the Jantar Mantar could take. Nonetheless, its magnificence is as intact as ever.

Happy Diwali 2015

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Festivals are the heart and soul of our country, India. Being a chef myself, I keep a track of all festivals, as I love to make special dishes for my loved ones. Similarly, I am eagerly waiting for Diwali to treat all my family and friends with some awesome delicacies. My Diwali wishes are in form of these scrumptious delicacies!

Travel Photo of the Week : Jama Masjid Delhi

Jama Masjid Delhi

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Jama Masjid Delhi : Jama Masjid was something I had read about extensively in history textbooks and I had wanted to see it for myself in real. The mosque is decorated so spectacularly, it cannot be described in words. To know it is the largest mosque in India and can hold 25000 devotees was amazing. The history lover in me awoke with the raw beauty of this ancient structure.