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Shahji Parantha, Apte Road, Pune

#Shahjiparantha

My first proper eat out after hibernation of approx two months… couldn’t have asked for more….

VFM : Absolutely
Ambience : It’s gud but if in grp little more space is needed…
Staff : Very courteous & has lot of patience..
Service : Super Quick

Food : when 12 beautiful ladies says in one tone it says a lot about that place… it was too gud… it not only satisfy your hunger pang but satisfy your soul also… I was like stomach is full but still want more.. 🙈🙈

We ordered ..

1) Lota Chaach(120/55) : Bang on…

2) Lassi (65): Awesome with perfect sweetness..

3) Tamatar ka Shorba(75) : smell was too gud but I didn’t drank so can’t update about taste …

4) Chur Chur Naan Thali(269): I just loved this… Chur Chur Naan was very delicious, u can eat without any dal or vegetable …. but they serve with dal, 2 vegie, raita & salad… my personal favourite #Highlyrecommended

 

5) Paranthas : All parantha thali is served with dal/chola , 2 more veg , raita & salad (i may miss name of vegetable served as food made me forgot the name..). Main Difference in stuffing, rest thali is almost same.. Good quantity of stuffing inside each parantha, you actually feel & relish all the flavours of stuffing… each is unique in their own way… tasted all the paranthas….

a) Cheezey Cheese (269) : good one but. I am not too cheesey person.. So will be my last priority…

b) Aloo Cheese (269) : Awesome taste loved the flavours…

c) Paneer (249) : Best option for paneer loving people.. Again too tasty..

d) veg dilli wala (249) : With vegetable  as  stuffing it tastes different from normal stuffed paranthas… again loved the stuffing…

 

6) Makki ki roti sarson ka saag : Best sarson ka saag eaten till now… man!! Not only Perfect in taste,

Makki Ki Roti Sarson ka saag

flavour & but a treat to eyes also…. served with big dollop of makkhan not only on saag but on perfectly cooked roti also…. served with raita (I felt not needed) & mooli ka salad & gur (Which they served more, happily on my request)…

 

 

Along with Chur Chur Naan it was a show stopper… #Highlyrecommended

“Mann bhar ke khaya” is what I will say….

Thanks to Chef Rahull & entire team of Shahji parantha to make us comfortable…

Just one thing which I feel can be improved… they should give little more place between 2 sitting, sometimes it feel clumsy & for group like us a corner place or separate place…

We went to apte road branch..
1205/4, Apte Rd, Deccan Gymkhana, Pune,

Caffa, Baner Road, Pune

Google & you will find answer..

I love & prefer to clarify my general doubts on Google… It’s like search & read & like….

It’s ok till I search content or topic on Google.. it’s fun
But..
If u have to search ingredient in a particular dish which is so common than it’s a trouble….

CAFFA Cafe, Baner road..

This cafe doesn’t want me to leave my habit of googling things & this time it’s ingredients… Usually prefer to avoid things but if you go with blundered mood than a pinch of salt can irritate you..

We ordered

1) Bombay Club sandwich(80) : With nicely grilled but with basic aloo onion Masala, it was soo flat that first I googled details what is Bombay club sandwich & than I googled veggies in  between two bread pieces…. Not at all happy…

2) Virgin Mojito(130): It was just extra sweet lime juice nothing else.. usually i don’t like to replace our food but that day we did & replacement was as it is flat in taste & flavour…. I googled to know what exactly mojito is.. & this was no where close to it.. it lacked that punch.. Sad… 🙁

 

3) Choco frappè (120): only drink which was good, which I liked….

 

 

 

 

Place : CAFFA, Baner road

Ambience : Nice

VFM : I need to Google it..

 

 

Overall not a good eperience …..

Horn Ok Please, FC Road, Pune

Yes name say blow the horn… wave to them & leave saying ok please… we are not interested…

I always appericate the hard work behind any activity especially when its cooking…. but sometimes you are not too positive…Seriously.. don’t want to say this but today’s experience was like this only. I always liked their cleanliness, ambience & food. Today when decided to go for lunch, I was quite excited that going back after a year or more…

But seriously today was not my day..

We asked for “matar kaju” & “chatpata Paneer” that too in medium spicy gravy. After food was served I doubted myself whether knowledge of my Hindi has gone for toss or still it’s there.. but it was there.. but food failed…

Trust me chatpata paneer was sweet & the gravy has the taste of not properly cooked tomato, I doubt if they had used freshly ground tomato paste rather than puree… same goes with kaju matar But we didn’t cribbed for that giving benefit of doubt.

Ups & downs are part of any cooking, understanding this for chatpata paneer , we called the person & told him about our problem & he promised us to get new preparation in medium spicy gravy.. ok but when dish came it was difficult to eat…

We felt that he added only red chilli powder in gravy like we see in movies .. ohh man.. it was difficult to eat.. we told him but he was not ready to accept that something is wrong though he offered to change our dish second time ( I appreciate him for the same). But by that time we lost interest in food…

I tried to talk to Captain or from management team but no one was avaliable. For us, yes day was not meant for us. I felt that their quality or service has fall down since i had visited them last.

Pls note I may not be a trained chef but yes I am cook at my place & I do cook good & could make out little what’s the problem.

So overall not happy with the food today…

VFM : Not at all….

First International Trip : The great kebab Factory

 The Great Kabab Factory

 

You salivate when thinking about a particular food, it means it has activated your gastronomical pleasures. Even while writing this I am experiencing the same, I went back into the delicious memory of those aromatic, tantalising, full of spices yummy kebabs.

Its 2.5 months back during my Bangkok trip, When we were informed that an Indian restaurant is booked exclusively for us for our lunch, first thing in my mind came cool, something of our taste but was not sure about the taste of food, will it trigger our taste buds or not as my last 3 meals were good but not great, (great in my definition is which gives u feeling of satisfaction even after eating little). Still trusting our host we reach to the restaurant “The Great Kabab Factory” which is in the premises of Majestic Grand Hotel.

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As soon as I entered inside the Restaurant & first thing is WOW!! Beautiful interiors, Soothing Indian Ambience, Awesome aroma of spices. I took deep breathe. Half battle won by them. U somehow feel that you are standing in some posh restaurant in India. It was lovely. Even weather was in our favour. Its black clouds all around, little drizzling when we reached & later nice shower… wow… outer part of restaurant has open space with small fountain at one corner & nice sitting. I soaked myself little in the rain. Amazing experience.

Hospitality was good. After Settling down we were asked about the preferences of food (veg/non veg). Being vegetarian I was served Sabz Galauti Kababs  with ulte tawa ka Parantha… OHH man, one of the best kebab I had ever eaten. They just melt in your mouth. Even paneer was so fresh & soft that u feel like eating again n again. I got so lost in eating the kebabs that it didn’t clicked to me that main course is also waiting for me. I was too full but still tasted the main course & loved their Dal.

Veg Galauti kebab

Seekh Kebab

Typical Ghar ka sawad which was followed by gulabjamun. WOW!! Is just very small to describe my feeling & the level of satisfaction. This was followed by our very own Masala Chai. What a deadly combination… Rains, Kebabs & Masala Chai.

 

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Beautiful outside sitting

Their flavours & taste was so amazing that after getting back to India I came in contact with them to know what makes their kebabs so amazing & whether its same in India also or just for offshore. What I came to know was very interesting & something with which I was not aware.

Its after Mongols invasion in Hindukush in 14th century, kabab changed their appearance n taste from just a barbequed salted meat to spiced & barbequed delicious smoky kebabs.

Secret recipe is the key factor in TGKF which owns owns a recipe bank of over 450 kababs that includes many closely guarded family recipes passed down through the ages. Our chefs have mastered this through extended travel to remote areas and after a decade of extensive research and development. The best part all the outlet use TGKF proprietary ‘Spice Packs’ which gives consistency of taste & quality to dish worldwide.

Unique service style is another key factor of TGKF .A different menu is set for each day except their signature kabab as the Galauti and the Burrah. Culinary journey at TGKF begins with fresh salad topped with dressing followed by the repertoire of six varieties of rusty & smoky kababs 20160430_142436 (360x480)accompanied with butter milk. In the main course, you are served daal factory, daal tadka, biryani, and the best of seasonal vegetables, vegetarian or non-vegetarian curries along with exotic Indian breads. To end this royal meal, you are served an assortment of sumptuous and delightful desserts. You carry these tastes till your next visit. There few of most famous kebabas are Subz Galauti ,Kuti Kali Mirch Paneer,Tandoori Bharwan Aloo &  Achari Khumbh in veg. In Non-vegetarian Galauti Kabab,Burrah Kabab, Amritsari Macchi & Jalandhari Chooza

 

It is the part of UMAK Hospitality an arm of UMAK investments. They opened their first outlet in Delhi at Radisson Blue Hotel in 1996. There after their journey started & no looking back after that. Graced with lots of awards their consistency in their food has bought them to this stage. Maintaining the consistent quality, taste & service, the top management gives credit to their dedicated corporate operations team who do lot of R&D & then enter into the specific market. Quiet interesting….

 

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Gang of girls..

 

 

Now by the time I ended my review naaa my experience, I had already put on few calories merely by thinking about food…. A must try by all food lovers.

 

I am going soon back to them but this time in pune … trust me  can’t think of something better than gorging on those yummy kebabs with romantic weather on your birthday.… just few days…

 

See u soon ….