Sri Lankan Dal with Coconut and Lime Kale | My Cookbook Shelf

Sri Lankan Dal with Coconut and Lime Kale | My Cookbook Shelf

cookbook recipe , dal , Indian Cuisine , vegetarian dish
Dal is a favorite of ours and we have loved our visits to Sri Lanka over the years so when our local book store Words Bookstore and Cafe picked Meera Sodha’s cookbook Fresh India for the local cookbook gathering… the first recipe I tried from this lovely vegetarian cookbook was the Sri Lankan Dal with Coconut and Lime Kale .
A simple straight forward recipe that’s easy to prepare, lightly spiced and wont leave you feeling like you need a nap afterwards. Even though the recipes states four servings, I think you could stretch the servings to six… but then, it really depends on your appetite. If you have time, try make your own coconut milk with freshly grated coconut, it’s pretty simple. Sometimes I keep freshly grated coconut in the freezer, so when the need arises I have some at hand. I also stock tinned coconut milk for convince too.
Adding another dimension of flavor, this Sri Lankan dal is topped with a nutritious “mallum” (meaning mix in Sri Lanka ), the recipe uses kale but also suggests trying other greens like spinach or cabbage.
If you are a dal fan, you might also like to try this dal makani recipe and the easy smoking technique to add a more authentic taste to the dish. However, you might find yourself needing a nap after this one. Sri Lankan Dal with Coconut and Lime Kale (Serves 4)
Recipe adapted from the cookbook Fresh India , by Meera Sodha.
Ingredients: 3 cardamom pods, cracked using a pestle and mortar 1 cinnamon stick 2 medium brown onions, peeled and thinly sliced 4 cloves of garlic, peeled and crushed 2cm piece of fresh ginger, peeled and grated 2 green finger chillies, finely sliced 1/3 teaspoon ground turmeric 200ml tinned coconut milk or homemade coconut milk 1 and 1/2 teaspoons of sea salt For the Kale Mallum: 250g kale, washed, discard thick stem and cut into leaves into 5cm strips. 2 tablespoons of freshly grated coconut or use desiccated coconut juice of 1 lime 1/2 teaspoon of sea salt
How to make:
Place lentils into a sieve and wash until water runs clear. Place lentils into a large bowl, cover with water and set aside while continuing with the recipe.
Heat the coconut oil in a large saucepan over medium heat until hot, add the cardamom, cinnamon and cloves. Stir-fry for about a minute, or until fragrant. Add the onions, cook for about 10 minutes stirring frequently, or until onions are soft and golden brown.
Next, add in the garlic, ginger and green chili, stir-fry for about 2 minutes. Then, remove a third of the onion mixture and set aside. Should you remove any of the whole spices while carrying out this step, add them back into the saucepan.
Drain the lentils and place into the saucepan. Add the ground turmeric and pour in 1 liter of water. Increase the heat and bring to a boil then turn heat to a simmer. Cook the lentils for about 20 minutes, or until soft. Once cooked pour in the coconut milk and add the sea salt to the lentils, stir and cook for a further 5 minutes. Remove from heat, cover and keep warm.
Meanwhile, add the coconut oil into a lidded frying pan, heat over medium until hot. Add the mustard seeds and cook until they pop. Next, add the reserved onion mixture and stir fry for a few minutes. Add in the kale and grated coconut and stir fry for a few minutes then add about 3 tablespoons of water. Cover pan with lid and stem for about 3 to 4 minutes. Pour in lime juice, add salt then stir. Cover with a lid and steam for a further 2 minutes until the kale is tender.
Ladle the dal into individual bowls and divide the kale over the top. Serve with rice and yoghurt.
Tip: Make the Dal a day ahead and prepare the kale mallum before serving. Please share the love of food on your favorite social media 🙂

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Vegetarian Cleanse

In January of this year, I tried a 25 day vegetarian challenge with my girlfriend, Tiffanny Zapata. I was definitely hesitant before starting this diet because I enjoy eating different meats and seafood. I love eating – you’d be shock to see how much I could eat if we had Korean Barbeque together. Anyhow, I’ve been wanting to try a vegetarian cleanse for some time, so on January 7th, 2019 we began following a Lacto-Ovo Vegetarian Diet (Dairy and Eggs permitted). I’ll talk about some benefits that were felt but also the drawbacks of vegetarianism as a physically active adult.
During this cleanse, I felt very healthy. My body felt light and relaxed. On a regular diet of meats, vegetables, and starches, I always felt full, sometimes too full or constipated. Regular bowel movements were never an issue on this vegetarian diet. I experienced a sense of mental clarity that was profound. I felt more at peace and calm during my day-to-day life at work and at home. Although not as often as I would like, I practice meditation and mindfulness, and I felt that this diet enhanced my meditation practice. Also, on this vegetarian lifestyle, I had to become creative with my meal selections and creative with what I ordered at restaurants. I tossed a variety of vegetables together for salads and ate frequently at Souplantation. I bought different products at health food stores like Mother’s Market but also became a regular consumer at supermarkets such as Stater Bros. The only items I purchased at fast food chains were French fries and bean buritos. I found that Indian cuisine was very supportive of vegetarianism. I kept protein bars in my car in case I ran out of time to put real food together or my girlfriend was getting hangry.
Overall, I would recommend a vegetarian cleanse for a minimum of three weeks to the average American especially since we struggle as a nation with health and obesity. However, I must warn of the setbacks of maintaining this nutrition plan. I would not recommend this diet for improving sport performance. When I am injury-free, I enjoy partaking in regular exercise especially martial arts, weightlifting, and running. Given my exercise regimen, I need over 2,000 calories daily to sustain my activity level – otherwise I’ll become that grumpy, old man on the Snickers commercials. So, no matter how much vegetables or plant-based foods I ate, I was always hungry. I felt weak in my workouts especially while practicing Judo or Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu. I was not able to work out as intensely, and I lost about five pounds over the course of this diet (definitely lost some muscle mass).
Another challenge of this lifestyle was intaking sufficient protein. Also, maintaining enthusiasm day-to-day about my nutrient deficiency, from the lack of meats and seafood I normally eat, was a challenge. But, I made it work for me. I ate chicken eggs, tofu, mushrooms, nuts, seeds, peanuts and peanut butter. I did not drink a lot of milk, but I ate cheeses, vegetarian pizza, and the occasional ice-cream. Again, one important aspect of testing this diet out was the challenges of living this lifestyle. However, if you can implement this into your life, I believe you will appreciate the learning experience at the very least. Adapt the plan to your specific preferences. For example, try a vegetarian pizza if you have not yet – it’s quite comical as the consumer and for the restaurant employees.
In summary, I am glad I took on this challenge with Tiffanny. We helped keep each other accountable with what we were eating. I would recommend it for improved health and weight-loss. But again, this diet is not for performance improvement in sports. Time to grill up some New York steaks!

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The 52 Places Traveler: A Day in Houston: 3 Meals, 3 Cultures, One City

The 52 Places Traveler: A Day in Houston: 3 Meals, 3 Cultures, One City
The 52 Places Traveler: A Day in Houston: 3 Meals, 3 Cultures, One City
https://ift.tt/2SqaCYk The 52 Places Traveler A Day in Houston: 3 Meals, 3 Cultures, One City The 52 Places Traveler follows his stomach through the city of Houston, finding a staggering diversity along the way.
By Sebastian Modak
Feb. 26, 2019 Image Quy Hoang, Houston’s first Vietnamese-American pitmaster, spends most of his days manning the smoker at Blood Bros. BBQ in Bellaire. Credit Sebastian Modak/The New York Times
Our columnist, Sebastian Modak, is visiting each destination on our 52 Places to Go in 2019 list. He arrived in Houston after stops in Puerto Rico and Panama.
At first glance, much of Houston looks alike. Making your way out of the “Loop,” the I-610 highway that circles the city center like a shirt collar, skyscrapers give way to manicured office parks and strip malls, each seemingly a carbon copy of the last. But when you look a little closer, you notice that in one of those strip malls, all the business names carry the tonal accents of written Vietnamese. In another, two Indian restaurants sit on either side of a service specializing in money transfers to Central America. In a nearby parking lot, a family — the men wearing skullcaps and knee-length agbada shirts and the women in brightly-patterned hijabs — loads up a sedan with the ingredients for a meal that I imagine tastes like another home, thousands of miles away.
Houston is widely considered to be one of the most culturally diverse cities in the world. According to the city’s planning department , 48 percent of residents speak a language other than English — and more than 145 languages are spoken in the city. Twenty-nine percent of the population is foreign-born.
Diversity wasn’t the main reason Houston was on 2019’s 52 Places to Go list, but food and culture were. There’s the addition of the Drawing Institute to the brilliantly curated Menil Collection ; a wave of new trendy Downtown food halls; the glitzy Post Oak hotel, home to a Rolls-Royce showroom and Frank Stella art — all rising out of the devastation left behind by Hurricane Harvey in August 2017. But unless you sequester yourself in the chic apartments of Downtown or the mansions of River Oaks, that diversity is everywhere you look — and everywhere you eat.
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So, feeling a kind of kinship with all those Houstonians who live between worlds based on my own unmoored and multicultural background , I leaned into it. I ate more than I should have and blew my Uber budget pretty quickly, but over three meals in a single day, I found a Houston I never imagined existed in the cracks between SUV-clogged freeways and oil-boom money. Breakfast
“You’d fit in perfectly out here,” Robin Wong said to me, referring to Southwest Houston, home to Alief, where Chinatown blends seamlessly into Little Saigon; the Hillcroft area, recently named the “Mahatma Gandhi District” where South and Central Asians share retail space and public schools; and a host of other ethnic enclaves. “In this area, everyone’s a minority,” he said. Image Ocean Palace, in Chinatown, is a classic dim sum banquet hall. Credit Sebastian Modak/The New York Times
We had just sat down for a midmorning feast at Ocean Palace , a dim sum hall that in scope more resembles a castle (moat included) than a restaurant. I joined Robin, 43, and his brother Terry, 45, to learn about this neighborhood, Chinatown, where they had grown up. I also wanted to hear about their restaurant, Blood Bros. BBQ , which they run with their childhood friend, Quy Hoang, 46, who carries the distinction of being the first Vietnamese-American pitmaster in the city. (Mr. Hoang had celebrated his birthday the night before and for reasons that you can probably figure out, couldn’t make it for our allotted 11 a.m. time slot.)
The two brothers took control of the ordering, conferring in low tones as they checked items off a piece of paper. Over a spread of slick cheung fun rolls, scalding shrimp-filled har gow dumplings, chicken feet, turnip cakes, and more, the Wong brothers told me what it was like growing up in the most diverse section of the most diverse city in the U.S.
“My best friends, my childhood friends, are Chinese, Indian, Mexican, black, white—— You get exposed to so much growing up in Alief,” Robin said. “And people here, they love it; they love trying new things. It’s part of being from this neighborhood.” Image At Blood Bros. BBQ, you’ll find the Texas Trinity — brisket, ribs, and sausage — plus unconventional takes like brisket fried rice. Credit Sebastian Modak/The New York Times
Much of the attention around Blood Bros., which opened late last year in the suburb of Bellaire, has been on the owners’ backgrounds: Two Chinese-Americans and a Vietnamese-American pitmaster hitting the Texas trinity of BBQ — brisket, pork ribs, sausage — does not make for your average BBQ joint. That attention only increased when they started thinking more outside-the-pit. Some days, they will do a smoked turkey banh mi, which I can say firsthand is just as good as it sounds, the charcoal accents of the turkey providing a counterweight to the tanginess of the banh mi’s traditional fixings. They’ve experimented with Thai green curry boudins, a Cajun sausage traditionally stuffed with rice, liver, and aromatics, and their brisket fried rice is one of the restaurant’s most popular sides.
“It’s not about Asian-inspired whatever. We just make what we like,” Robin said, after pointing out some theoretical riffs he could pull on the dim sum spread out before us, only half joking. “We love the har gow dumplings. But what if we smoked them?” Things to know
Houston might be the least pedestrian-friendly major city I’ve ever encountered. You will spend a lot of time in cars. Besides the relatively dense Downtown area, the city is very spread out. I didn’t rent a car and probably should have. If you choose to go carless, you’ll be taking a lot of Ubers and Lyfts, which thankfully are more affordable than in many cities in the United States.
That being said, I found Downtown a great place to stay. While, with the exception of some new food halls, there’s not all that much to do in the area if you’re not part of the business casual crowd, I found myself 15 minutes from everything, whether it was dim sum in Chinatown, the quirky bars and cafes of Montrose, or Cafeza, in the First Ward, which hosts a killer open jam session every Monday night. Image Cafeza’s Monday night open jam sessions feature Latin, jazz, and fusion from whoever wants to step up and play. Credit Sebastian Modak/The New York Times Lunch
The first thing I noticed when entering Afghan Village, an unassuming restaurant in a strip mall in Hillcroft (a k a the Gandhi District) was the flags. Side by side, Afghan and American flags filled most of the free space behind the counter; a vertical American flag was draped across one corner of the restaurant, and another small one stood tucked into a corner just above the tandoor. The green, black, and red of the Afghan flag provided the color scheme for the whole space. Image Much of Houston’s diverse food scene can be found in strip malls like this one right off Hillcroft Avenue, home to a large South Asian community. Credit Sebastian Modak/The New York Times
Omer Yousafzai, 41, opened Afghan Village over six years ago. He came to the United States in 2001, following his brother, studied law, and then spent years working with the U.S. military in a linguistics recruitment program. That brought him back to Afghanistan where American and Afghan soldiers alike craved home-cooked Afghan meals instead of the frozen food shipped in from the U.A.E. and elsewhere.
“That’s when I started thinking, ‘An Afghan restaurant could be a good idea, ’” he told me as we dug into bowls of finely balanced lamb and chicken karahi (a lightly spiced curry), lamb chops, and fluffy naan fresh out of the tandoor. Image Omer Yousafzai, the owner of Afghan Village, says Afghan cuisine hits a sweet spot between the heartiness of Persian food and the richness of North Indian food. Credit Sebastian Modak/The New York Times
There was never any question where he would open that restaurant.
“There’s something about Houston that attracts so many people,” he said. “It takes you in.”
When I asked him to try and pinpoint the reason for that, he identified the city’s diversity as a kind of self-perpetuating system.
“I think the reason is its diversity,” he said. “You can blend in here. You can claim this place is home and nobody questions that.” Dinner
A childhood friend connected me with Iveth Reyes, 30, a social worker in Houston’s public school system, saying that she would know where to find legitimate Mexican food.
Ms. Reyes told me to meet her at Raizes Mexican Kitchen in Stafford, just outside Houston’s city limits, which she said was the place to try the real deal from Michoacán, the Mexican state where she was born before being brought over the border by her parents at the age of two. Image Aristo Gaspar, owner of several restaurants and a catering business, prepared specialities from Michoacán at Raizes, just outside Houston’s city limits. Credit Sebastian Modak/The New York Times
The restaurant’s owner, Aristo Gaspar, 50, also from Michoacán, has been in Houston for more than 30 years and now operates three restaurants around the city. He brought out plates of carnitas tacos and enchiladas smothered in a chile reduction that more closely resembled mole than the salsa you’ll find at Tex-Mex spots. Looking up at the menu, I noticed that the Mexican dishes were listed right alongside chicken and waffles. Mr. Gaspar has learned to adapt to many tastes.
“This food still tastes like home,” Ms. Reyes said, as we spread habanero sauce on the plate of enchiladas.
She works in an elementary school in Gulfton, Houston’s most densely populated neighborhood, which has long been a first stop for new immigrants to the city. She didn’t have the same utopian view of cross-cultural harmony that I had encountered in others.
“The younger kids all get along; it’s like they don’t even know there’s a difference between them,” she told me. “But as they grow older they start forming cliques.”
Ms. Reyes told me that in the immediate aftermath of Hurricane Harvey people put their differences aside and got to work repairing what was broken.
“You really saw how close-knit this city is and how it can come together,” she said. “People were out helping neighbors, or bringing their boats into different neighborhoods to help people get around.”
She pointed to her mother, Olga Farías, as an example. With electricity out after the hurricane, Ms. Reyes’s mother was called into the school cafeteria, where she worked, to clean out the freezers. Disobeying orders to throw away all the leftover food, she loaded up her car instead and drove around the city looking for people in need of a meal.
“It sucks that it took a tragedy to bring that out of the city, but it did,” Ms. Reyes said.
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9 Divine Secret Places to Eat in Richmond Virginia

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A few places to eat in Richmond Virginia are in my article, 8 Great Things to Do in Richmond Virginia . I was really impressed by the culinary (and beverage) scene in Richmond and remain so.
For this article, I wanted to dig deeper, to find places to eat in Richmond Virginia that are local favorites. I asked a couple of people with strong Richmond ties and reached out to a couple of other amazing local experts. To each, I simply asked them to recommend a couple of places to eat in Richmond that they would take or send visitors to, places that represent Richmond.
I did not edit the contributor’s words, except to format and include links to the restaurant websites. At the end of each person’s recommendations, I list their website and social media accounts. I have not eaten at any of these places and cannot wait to visit Richmond soon to explore these and more. 9 Divine Secret Places to Eat in Richmond Virginia Suggested by Marissa Hermanson
I met Marissa on a ski trip at Canaan Valley , where I learned that she is a Richmond food and lifestyle writer. She was quick to respond with these two choices.
Secco Wine Bar —Secco Wine Bar left behind its Carytown digs for a larger space in The Fan. The shiny new wine bar also signals a new exciting food menu. Sip a refreshing glass of vino on the terrace and enjoy an array of small plates as you people-watch in Richmond’s historic Fan neighborhood Secco Wine Bar is one of best Richmond Virginia restaurants. Photo by Marissa Hermanson
Shagbark —This new restaurant from chef Walter Bundy (formerly the executive chef at RVA’s Lemaire and Napa’s famous French Laundry) celebrates the bounty of the commonwealth. Start with Tangier Island Oysters or Bundy’s famous “ham and cheese” and be sure to save room for the homemade chocolate croissant bread pudding. Shagbark: where to eat in Richmond Virginia. Photo by Marissa Hermanson.
Marissa Hermanson | MarissaHermanson.com | Twitter | Instagram Suggested by Ken Plum
Ken Plum is the General Assembly representative (Delegate) for my home residence. He spends so much time in Richmond that I knew he would have great suggestions.
Rappahannock Oyster Company —for the freshest seafood. They now have restaurants in Adams Morgan, Charleston, and Los Angeles. Excellent food. They started in Virginia.
Millie’s Diner —Do not be put off by its exterior appearance. Top quality food. Go early for the Sunday brunch that attracts huge crowds.
Edo Squid —Once again do not be put off by its outward appearance. You get there through a single door next to a sub shop where it is upstairs. Best Italian food in town. Low prices.
— from Ken Plum | KenPlum.com Suggested by Joseph Bromfield
Joseph plays Patrick Henry and Thomas Jefferson at historic St. John’s Church, and also is a bicycle tour guide. He knows Richmond!
Stoplight Gelato Cafe —Owner Barbara Given is THE HIGHLIGHT of our Richmond Highlights Bicycle Tour. Since the shop’s opening on her 81st Birthday last July, she and her crew have been serving up flavor after flavor of super tasty gelato and sorbetto. The pink grapefruit or lime basil sorbetto are the perfect way to cool down on a hot summer’s day.
Roaring Pines —This online store for American Made goods turned brick in mortar and old fashioned soda fountain and coffee bar is my favorite place to grab a cup of joe in Church Hill. You can’t beat the $1 cup of drip coffee, and the pour-overs are definitely worth the extra bucks. Or get friendly with Drew, Micah, and Audrey at the bar and they’ll make you an awesome old fashioned soda with cane vinegars or a thick milkshake. My personal favorite is the Sam and Diane—you know, from Cheers.
— from Joseph Bromfield | JosephBromfield.com | http://www.richmondrides.net Suggested by Maureen Egan
Who better to ask for insider information about places to eat in Richmond Virginia than someone who leads food tours there?
L’Opossum —in the Oregon Hill part of Richmond is inventive in every aspect. Dinner there is a multi-sensory experience that should be on everyone’s list.
Lehja —A mall, no matter how high end is not where you’d expect one of the area’s best restaurants to be, but Lehja in Short Pump, makes a trip to the mall something extraordinary. Chef Sunny Baweja takes Indian cuisine to places most people haven’t been.
Thank you to these wonderful Richmond Virginia experts for sharing their insider knowledge.
Do you have any other places to eat in Richmond Virginia to recommend? Leave a comment below.
Please see also these other articles about things to do in Richmond:

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Surrey’s Indian cuisine: Food solace for the new girl in town News

Savouring Surrey is a week-long series looking at the history and the future of Surrey through its many restaurants and the people who make up its diverse community.
In this instalment, Seerat Rama talks about how she found a connection to her home through Surrey’s food scene after moving to Canada from India in 2016.
I lived in a small city called Patiala in Punjab, India, for the first 18 years of my life. There, eating isn’t just about satisfying tummies, it’s a social activity.
Every evening, my friends and I went to the playground where different street vendors gathered. Their food stalls were snack-break stops for kids and hangout places for teenagers.
In the week-long series Savouring Surrey, CBC Vancouver’s Lisa Christiansen looks at the history and the future of Surrey through its many restaurants. (Peter Scobie/CBC) After Grade 12, my parents decided to move to Canada, and I applied to the criminology program at Simon Fraser University.
After starting at SFU in the fall of 2016, my days consisted of staying home, going to work and school.
Special Series: On The Coast Explores the Cuisines of Surrey
I missed the food culture of India.
But then, as I met more people, I found out about different food places in Surrey — especially on 120 Street — where the multitude of restaurants and food culture bring Indian society to life.
Saravana Bhavan has won my heart with its colourful feast. (Peter Scobie/CBC) The aroma emitting from the kitchen, music and the eclectic decor of these restaurants make me feel like I’m back at the playgrounds of Patiala. Like I’m back home.
The social setting isn’t limited to people from India: you see the true Canadian spirit when people from different ethnicities enjoy and appreciate food from your culture.
CBC Vancouver’s Lisa Christiansen, left, shares a meal with Seerat Rana. (Peter Scobie/CBC) I remember once a Chinese woman walked up to me in one of the restaurants and asked if she was eating naan bread the correct way.
Teaching her the correct technique was the highlight of my day.
Savouring Surrey Take me out to the Round-Up, where baseball and comfort food combine I’m often asked to translate basic phrases like: ‘Hello. How are you? What’s your name,’ in my language.
Food becomes an experience that leads to good conversations.
Dosas come in different sizes and, if the chef is having a great day, he might make you one that is 40 inches long. (Peter Scobie/CBC) Breakdown of an Indian buffet
Saravana Bhavan, a vegetarian South Indian chain with a location on 120 Street, brings together cuisine and culture particularly well — even the cutlery reminds me of our kitchen back in India.
During lunchtime, Saravana Bhavan sets up a buffet in the middle of the restaurant and plays classical Indian music.
One round at the buffet leads to a very colourful plate. (Peter Scobie/CBC)
The buffet starts with a variety of steaming sambar — a stew of yellow lentils cooked in a broth of masalas (spices), curry leaves and fresh veggies. These are accompanied by biryani (mixed rice dish) and plain rice.
Nightclub-turned-restaurant celebrates 40 years of Indian cuisine Channa masala is a chickpea curry that spices up the plate and is served with either rice or bhatura, a fluffy deep-fried leavened bread.
Seerat Rana and CBC’s Lisa Christiansen load up their plates at Saravana Bhavan’s lunchtime buffet. (Peter Scobie/CBC) Rava khichdi, made by cooking semolina and veggies together, offers light eating compared to the rest of the buffet.
And don’t forget to enter the wonderland of chutneys, the cold sauces made from a variety of different ingredients. Coconut chutney always wins my heart.
Towards the end, pick up some vada — a savoury fried snack — and the heavenly pudding rava kesari, made with semolina, dry fruits, ghee, and saffron that melts on the first bite.
The spiciness of sambar and chutneys, mixed with the sweetness of kesari, makes my day 10 times better. (Peter Scobie/CBC) After a round at the buffet, you end up with a colourful plate of sambar, rice, chutneys and other dishes.
But the adventure doesn’t end here.
Class is in session: 3 great, diverse cooking classes on the Lower Mainland You then order a side of dosa, a pancake looking crepe made with rice and black grams (my favourite), or the bread-like bhatura to eat with the sambar.
And the final part of the feast: the special madras coffee.
Unlike regular coffee, this one is made by mixing frothed and boiled milk with finely brewed coffee powder in a traditional Indian filter.
If you plan to visit Saravana Bhavan or any other Indian cuisine restaurant, remember to:
Not eat anything beforehand. Eat slow. Eat more. Don’t forget the sweet dish.

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F&B Senior Supervisor | Alpha Group (Alpha Flight Services UAE)

JOB DESCRIPTION / ROLE Expand all Alpha Flight Group Limited is a leading provider of innovative catering and retail services at several international airports. Alpha Flight Services UAE LLC is a dynamic food service company employing 500 employees, operating both business to business services as well as a wide range of generic branded consumer food and beverage outlets. This company is based at Sharjah International Airport. We currently have an exciting opportunity that has become available for an experienced and qualified Food and Beverage Senior Supervisor to join our successful business. The successful candidate will be in charge of an outlet that based in Sharjah Airport which serves a variety of food from different cuisines, Arabic, Indian and International. The position: • To maximize profitability within the outlet and deliver excellent products and service to our valued customers. To manage the business in accordance with the terms of the Company Policies and Rules, reaching targets given, implementing SOPs, monitoring Health & Safety standards, and through guiding, leading and motivating his/her team Responsibilities: • To train, coach and manage the staff at the outlet. • To achieve volume of sales targeted • To operate the outlet within the agreed Company Standards. • To implement a comprehensive Marketing and promotions plan for the outlet • Maintain standards of cleanliness, hygiene and safety etc. • Follow and abide by the outlet/restaurant SOP’s • Ensure high level of customer service is followed by all employees • To observe and react to opportunities to new sales development. • To operate the outlet within the budgeted costs • Organize staff roster. • Hold a monthly team briefing with staff and submits the minutes to the direct report • Manage and develop staff by coaching and training on a regular basis and achieving higher performance • Manage and keep control of daily intakes. • Ensure that all equipment is maintained in a safe, clean and efficient working condition and report all defects, accidents, damage to the direct report and maintenance • To ensure the safety and security of the premises and their contents at all times. • To report any incident that may result in an investigation by a statutory body/department to the direct report • To stimulate and motivate staff on upselling to promote all our products. • To liaise with production and storage for daily orders • To provide Finance department with required data • To monitor food cost and wastage. REQUIREMENTS • Degree in Hospitality/Hotel Management or equivalent. • HACCP Certificates. • 4 years work experience or equivalent in QSR (Fast Food Chains) multi-unit F&B supervisory or Management posts. • Experience in high-end F&B establishment is a plus. • Computer skills (Excel, Word and Outlook mainly). • Stock taking experience. • Able to work flexible hours required, sometimes long hours, nights, weekends and holidays. • Able to work in fast paced, stressful environment. • Fluent in English written and spoken. • Firsthand experience with point of sale system and cash registers and credit card payments • Proven ability to communicate and work in team with kitchen staff • Effective leadership and team player • Capable of motivating and supporting a team • Complies with procedures, internal regulations and instructions • Excellent skills in maintaining cleanliness and personal hygiene standards ABOUT THE COMPANY
Making Travel Special is about knowing what customers want. We recognise that by serving our customers, we’re also serving their customers. That’s why we talk about the promises our customers make. In this way, we delight our customers and their passengers, even as we continue to challenge ourselves to become the most admired provider in the world.
We treat customers like they are our guests. And because they expect food to be good and wholesome, we maintain the highest global quality assurance standards. What’s more, our teams of experienced, dedicated professionals go the extra mile to provide innovative, efficient and reliable services for every single one of them.
Over the years, we’ve become a global player. In the coming decades, we’ll continue to transform our industry by staying true to our core values.

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Chef Obie 2019 : DEMO MASAK MASAK myGAP BERSAMA CHEF OBIE

chefgunawanjamil Obie Chef Muhamad Gunawan Jamil a.k.a Chef Obie
Chef Professional ,Chef Celebrity ,Hotel & Resort Consultant ( Buy & Sell ),Malaysian Food Stylist ,Product Ambassador , Specialized in Bakery, Pastries & Confectionery and is an expert in Austrian and Dutch dessert.Familiar in Malay, Chinese, Indian, Middle East , Eurisian , Healthy Food , Italian And Western Cuisine. Has worked in the following companies – Malaysia International Shipping Corporation-, MISC , Hotel Impiana KL / AnCasa – UDA Holdings, Concorde Inn KLIA,Inflight Catering KLAS KLIA- DRB HICOM,Chef Services (Celebrity Chef) & Events ,Prince Court Medical Centre KL-Petronas., Owner MGJ Consultancy And Services ,Sky Chef Catering , Fascilitator for Seminar & Latihan Katering Sihat Kepada Agensi-Agensi Di Bawah Kementerian Dalam Negeri- Handling 20,000 pax DeepaRaya Open House Wilayah Persekutuan,Handling Program Jabatan Pembangunan Wanita Wilayah Kuala Lumpur & Putrajaya ,Handling & Consult for Ramadhan Buffet Citrus Hotel Kuala Lumpur ,Consultant Tuna & Squid Kementerian Asas Tani & Perikanan & MAHA 2016, creator National Cooking Competition for MASKAB & National BOMBA Also participated as Judge in cooking shows, conducting cooking demos in TV, Radio and functions,Author’s Cooking / Baking Books ,Local Cooking Magazine and teaching Private VVIP, VIP ,University – Uitm Campus Shah Alam, MSU- Campus Shah Alam ,College , Skill Institutions , Kemas , GiatMara and CADS Enhancement Centre .

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Menu Brochure – Which Menu Covers Best Fit Your Restaurant?

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Download Free Restaurant Cafe Menu Tri Fold Brochure PSD. This Restaurant Cafe Menu Tri Fold Brochure PSD is suitable for fast foods, alcohol pub, street food, italian, mexican, american restaurants and any related food businesses. All main elements are customizable and easy to edit font, text, color, fully adobe photoshop format. This Restaurant Cafe Menu Tri Fold Brochure PSD download contains a two A4 size (front and back) 300 dpi print-ready CMYK psd files.
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Menu Brochure Design – A Smart Restaurant Menu Means Higher Profits
The color and design of your restaurant menu cover speak a thousand words. A haphazard, run-of-the-mill cover might point to that the dishes inside are bland and uninspired. In contrast, a nicely-done cover with an unique color scheme could entice the diners to check the actual specials and spend more money on a hearty meal.Request that your Best Brochure Menu Restaurant designer place little stars by the “best sellers” and “most profitable items” to increase sales. Have pictures of these items.
Prepackaged meals and restaurant meals quite often have more calories than food in your own home. Many times we eat more at a restaurant, whether you have there not really try eat that it? If you must eat out from time to time, scan the menu for incredibly best choices. Avoid words like sauteed, or creamy and opt steamed or grilled options for a start. Look for lean meats and vegetables, and stick to whole grains if presented. If you must have bread and pasta, try eat half or a fourth of the things you normally would. If you know where you will be eating, going to a Menu Brochure before proceeding will help you produce the best choices to get a goals.
Located for that Arkansas River, Cajun’s deck is perfect place have fun with a meal and a few drinks on the pleasant overnight. Unfortunately for my dining partner and me, it had been cold and wet on our recent visit. Sitting inside wasn’t hardship, though, as the within of Cajun’s Wharf is spacious without feeling devastating.
Fantastic burgers, affordable prices, and unbeatable happy hour specials, including 2 for 1 burgers on Tuesdays. This is a solid neighborhood pub with friendly staff in will secure going for almost any full meal, just a drink, or to camp out and watch the exercise.
Berret’s Seafood Restaurant and Taphouse Grill – Chosen by locals as “Best Seafood Restaurant” in Williamsburg for over ten years, Berret’s offers two dining choices a single convenient location.
Good and delicious food added with an above average menu brochure can certainly lift company above anticipated level. For a good menu print it is usually better to rely on digital printing than on offset printing and publishing.
Setting up a restaurant menu can be a bit a task. Good practice is to watch other restaurants and get ideas from can be around and conclude what assume improve on. Follow what works, but be careful of what exactly is just tolerated and a bit hated. Her are my tips on what you should do to get afflicted with great success.
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Efficiently come in 9-by-12-inch format, though sizes from 8.5 by 8.5 inches to 10 by 13 inches may recieve treatment. The number of meals on the market and comfort dictate ideal size of this Menu Brochure cover.
D.O.C Wine Bar situated in the Greenpoint portion of borough is really a place will be more of an California styled wine club. Just because your on vacation doesn’t mean you to help miss whole luxuries of your sunny side home. D.O.C Wine Bar offers delicious food, as well as a marvelous wine database. All the food is organic and fresh, and traditional Italian. With fresh pasta, bread, and sweets this wine bar is an exceptional spot for all those looking regarding your small lunch date the new Senior V.P at your company. The price comparison in between your wine bars in Manhattan and the D.O.C leaves no question where should really go. When you are wondering the best way to there, begin a cab and make an expedition over the Williamsburg Bridge, I guarantee you it would be some of th best food, and wine while using greatest their prices.
Spice Lounge is an Indian restaurant in Perth. They have a full menu consisting of both north and south Indian Indian cuisine having a wide distribution of vegetarian food too. Their master chef would cook curry tasting of the extremely heavenly Tan door in order to satisfy your gastronomic desires. You may choose to check their wide array of food and services wish . on your next expedition to eat.
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3 Bedroom Apartment / Flat for sale in Madhapur, Hyderabad

PropertyWala.com 3 Bedroom Apartment / Flat for sale in Madhapur, Hyderabad 1 – 1.5 crores Vittal Rao Nagar, Madhapur, Hyderabad (Telangana) Area: 2100 SqFeet Rate: 5,476 per SqFeet +5% Age Of Construction: 11 Years Possession: Immediate/Ready to move Description
3 Bed Room – 3 Bath East Facing apartment for Sale – Proton Silver Oak Residency – Madhapur
Beautiful apartment completely updated -for Sale in Vittal Rao Nagar , Hitech City (Madhapur, next to Image hospital lane) Hyderabad , Telangana 500081. Close to all the IT companies like Accenture, Deloitte, Amazon, Raheja Mindspace and within close visinity to InOrbit Mall. Freshly painted, with all new fixtures, lights, fans, floors and cupboards.
Particulars of the flat: Area/Sqft: 2100 sqft Type: 3 bedrooms/ 3 baths Floor 2nd floor (only 10 apartments in the building). Woodwork Complete wood work – including kitchen cabinets, cupboards/ dresser Separate Puja room, Car parking, 24 hours water facility and 24 hours security
When you contact, don’t forget to mention that you saw this ad on PropertyWala.com. Features Price Trends Madhapur, Hyderabad Apartments / Flats for sale in Madhapur, Hyderabad This property is priced approximately 5% over the average for an Apartments / Flats for sale in Madhapur, Hyderabad (Rs.5117/SqFeet) * Disclaimer: Data may be approximate. Locality Reviews Madhapur, Hyderabad One of the hot locality in Hyderabad . It’s like cosmopolitan having every culture here. Pros: by Hyderabad Estate (Hyderabad Estate) Madhapur city developed fastly within 10 – 15 years fast growing IT hubs and residential / commercial zones within heart of new city called CYBERABAD with all educated professions settled in this cyberabad city connecting to all major roads and connnecting ORR and entertainments like star hotels, pubs, exhibition centres hitex and marriage halls hifi hospitals schools and colleges any parts of the country can settle here with peaceful and good oxygen here in this area people are healthy, there were no polluted companies, in this area people enjoy like western countries saturday and sunday week holidays people move around inorbit malls, shilpa ramam handicrafts exhibition beside hitec tower food areas like paradis court, kfc, snookers, pubs, star hotels all parts of country people u may find out in future US embassy is going to come near kondapur – gachibowli areas its constliest city in Hyderabad in this area less crime because cctv cameras are more to cover any type of offences so anybody can stay in this zone its free zone and also people can invest their hard earned earnings in this area either to purchase plots,flats independent house row house in gated community all top class people like doctors, lawyers, judges, business men, celebrities are settled in this madhapur area, i love this area very much because within short span of time i have seen this type of city cyberabad has grown fastly other than any other city. Pros: VERY GOOD LOCATION NEARBY ALL FACILITIES SCHOOLS COLLEGES JOBS HOTELS HOSPITALS AND ENTERTAINMENTS Better to be early at home please dont go to lonely areas and new areas developing in some areas no cc tv cameras beware Posted: Jul 7, 2016 by Raj Kumar Madhapur is a part of prime business district of hyderabad . It is a part of the IT Corridor of hitec city. It has a cosmo touch to it with a presence of young IT professionals working here from all parts of India. It is the hub of many startup companies and has rentals ranging from a Rs. 30/- per sqft to Rs. 65./- per sqft for a fully furnished office space. Thus it caters to clients ranging from start up to large mnc’s. The place also has variety of restaurants covering most of the indian cuisine. There are ample options for people looking for residential options in and around madhapur. Pros: IT corridor with cosmo culture Excellent connectivity to all modes of transport Flexible rental options suiting all clients ranging from startup to large MNC Cons: Shortage of A grade space Lack of good hospitals Parking challenges in standalone buildings. Posted:

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Enjoy A Fine Dining Experience At The Fusion Restaurant

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Great hospitality is when each guest’s dining experience is made memorable. Not only serving delicious food, but great service also goes a long way in making guests feel welcome at a restaurant. That’s what we believe at Puri Holiday Resort . So, to satisfy the taste buds of food lovers, this Puri beach resort has introduced Fusion Restaurant which offers a variety of cuisines like Indian, Chinese and Asian food options.
Located in the lobby level of Puri Holiday Resort , this restaurant in Puri has a magical ambience that will leave you awestruck. The decor combines the best of ancient and modern styles and has a tinge of green which will have a calming effect on your minds. It doesn’t stop there! The restaurant features a glass front from where you can enjoy a panoramic view of the beautiful Puri beach. While eating your hearty meal and enjoying the sea view, your experience at the Fusion Restaurant will satiate your soul.
There are a range of cuisines that this Restaurant Near Puri Beach serves namely Indian, Chinese and Continental. So, you can order all kinds of delicacies to your heart’s content. Starting from a spicy North Indian dish to a healthy stir-fried Chinese item, there’s everything you can enjoy. The food tastes amazing and will make you want to come back again. Visitors have time and again reviewed the food served here as, “Fantastic”, “Amazing”, “Fresh and Juicy” and “Perfectly Cooked” to name a few.
Just like we believe, the service at Puri Holiday Resort is one of the best and that’s what makes us stand out from all other Luxury Hotels In Puri . People serving you are cooperative and very friendly. Moreover, they are well-trained and are always on their toes to make your dining experience worthwhile. No matter what your needs are, the attendants are quick-witted to understand and communicate with you to deliver the best possible service! Your experience at this Puri beach resort will be a memorable one anyhow.
Do you want to try out vegetarian or vegan options and worried if the Fusion restaurant serves them or not? If yes, you do not have to worry. It offers a number of vegetarian and vegan items for you to savour. Puri Holiday Resort keeps the needs of all kinds of guests in mind.
Furthermore, the restaurant serves all kinds of meals and so, be it breakfast, lunch or dinner, Fusion Restaurant will serve you food of your choice. There’s also a special in-house bakery at Puri Holiday Resort which will serve you special tender desserts which will fill your taste buds with ecstasy. They taste so good every bite will feel like gulping down spoons of happiness.
If you’re in Puri or visiting it soon, do visit Fusion Restaurant for the sake of your taste buds. It is the best restaurant in Puri which will make your dining experience unforgettable.
For more details about Restaurant In Puri just move on www.puriholidayresort.com 19.813382 85.831465

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