When food blogging takes you places!

Being a foodie is a huge accomplishment in itself! Trying and tasting out varied items of food, preparing them at home or just going out door food trails, it’s the irresistible charm of being a die heart foodie. Turning in to a food blogger is your craze and passion for food driving you in to writing and sharing it all with your friends and followers. My journey if food blogging started all with the love for trying out various sweet and spicy delicacies and about experimenting all that preparations at home. It’s just an amazing feel when you get your favorite recipe of a certain dish, personalise it with your ideas and later create your baby, a great new delectable dish to devour!

I simply loved baking those exotic cookies, ravishing cakes and some really tasty indian and continental food. And sharing those recipes on my blog, getting an applaud for the same always enhanced my joy and encouraged me to further pursue the trail. Being a Mumbaikar, my love for street food was but natural! This took me places to relish those street food delights and pointing out all of them through my blog and even getting more people getting to know these yet unexplored points of deliceous treats. From those delectable pizzas at mojo, to trying out yummy cheesy more varied ones from pizzabox to giving it a more personalise touch at 1441pizzeria, my passion and love for pizzas always increased after trying out these. When organic and hygienic plus vegetarian options combined, some places like le cafe garde manger, above and beyond, the American joint seem to get a heads up at serving the best food in the most unique way! Non vegetarian and exotic, a rare combination but perfectly blended at the Persian darbar, morselo, 5 spice and the Carter’s blue! The ambience plus good food always made your dining out a happy eating experience! When I was too lazy to step out and needed sone really good meals at home, curry me up, box 8, mr.chows and sprout gourmet did all the needful. Perfect packaging and a great taste always made them my favourite to order and devour. Perfect pure Maharashtrian cuisine gets a new name with Jivhala, while exotic chinese food gets renowned with deliceous food at Emprino. It’s all just too deliceous to leave. Wraps are the new love in town, I just went crazy tasting those from box8 and faasos.

When snacking on burgers and sandwiches who could beat that’s cheesy and shalimar cool point for it. I simply loved their softest buns turning a great burger with efforts.

Be it the love of avadhi cuisine at keizer or for those mid night cravings for unique flavoured icecream at where’s my cone, my cravings got just the right places to have them.

For the call of a perfect chai at chaayos or a typical coffee craving at CCD, these places always served the best and made me return for more.

Even food tasting seems so much awesome when I got some relishing samples from epigamia Greek yogurt and some cool flavoured popcorns fro Wow popcorns.

While I just loved sharing some of these experiences of my blog, my tweets, getting them known through my instagram posts and facebook made it mote recognised amongst my friends. The joy of sharing it through my zomato reviews got doubled when I got a string recognition of followers who simply loved my reviews there. Well, the journey as they say it’s not over as long as you live! I still am exploring the best of food joints around mumbai, trying out the delectable cuisines almost everywhere and pouring all mu experiences through my writings and pictures. I just hope to keep on getting more love and encouragement from foodies worldwide and some new ideas to try out those delectable dishes too.

Magnificient monsoon menu at Chaayos!

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Monsoons are just magical! While the world cherish the charisma of it in the beauty of nature and flowing breeze, we foodies tend to think only about which snack would best compliment the climate and where! Grabbing a proper meal to compliment the weather always enhances its beauty, says all the foodies ever! And getting your hands on these deliceous snacks is not a cake walk, mind you!

Well, when I was already craving for a perfect snack to satisfy my growling tummy as the rains hit my window, I came across this picture on the chaayos instagram handle!

Believe me, the growling increased and I felt I should just grab it from the screen to taste this tempting yummy dish.

Ok! It was quite some time now, and my cravings were under control now, but the hunger still remained. Had to do something of it! Well, what more, adding more torture to my hunger, I got to see this on chaayos twitter page. Scrumptious, no doubt. Wish I could just snatch it from there. Cursing the already heavy flowing rains, I grabbed my rainwear and went for the bike.

Chaayos has innumerable stores across the country, Delhi being their main hub. Well, thank God they have almost ten branches in Mumbai too. I went for the chaayos, Todi mills, lower parel. A wide smile and a loud greeting that followed my entrance there lifted my mood more. This place looks cool, I thought and rushed in. A ground plus one floored outlet, with lots of table and chairs neatly arranged, some cute posters on the wall and exceptionally well designed interiors. Gazing for minutes wasn’t enough here.

Now, comes the food! The monsoon menu had paneer/chicken opened stuffed paratha, chicken kadhahi sandwich, bun samosa, barish wale pakode, chicken kulhad kulcha, kulhad jalebi and shahi chai! You know what? I ordered them all!! Sont belive it? I have pics to prove it. (I had a partner in crime to enjoy the meal with me so don’t get shocked)

The chicken open paratha was super deliceous with savoury chicken and cheese stuffed generously on top of a soft paratha. Well, don’t blame me if your mouth waters, you are reading it! The kadhahi chicken sandwich was astounding too, with chicken, sauce and veggies all pressed under the pressure of softest bread. Hmmm…. Yummy it was! The kadahi chicken kulcha( soft, battery indian bread) had chicken cooked in indian spices served in a kulhad (container made up of clay), and buttered kulcha to give it a strong competition. I think, they both have scored well here. Now comes the best, crispiest and wholesome barish wale pakode. I was actually munching it greedily enjoying the rain view outside through the doors. Paneer pakode among them were my favorite. Loved the chilli pakoda, the tallest of all but equally crunchy and yummy. The dessert consisting of kulhad jalebi made a way happily through my already full tummy! I have never before had a jalebi that’s crispy. This new crispy jalebi made me a crazy fan of it. Well, I am already full! But, what kind of indians are we, if we cannot end our conversation without sealing it with a chai! So, here comes the shahi kulhad chai. Served in a kulhad, this chai actually consisted of generous pieces of almond and strands of saffron in it. Unbelievable, isnt it? Try and have yours. You can actually devour the tea through its rich aroma before sipping it lightly over.

That was just the food during monsoon. But this place led me more curious to check what’s in store otherwise too! A curious food explorer always find their way to satisfy their curiosity in the most easiest manner. So, I actually visited almost all of chaayos outlets in Mumbai, and well, its each outlet says a different story.

Designed taking in to consideration it’s signature chai style, they decorated each outlet with a unique, impressive theme! Here, let me give you a short description of what I found so astounding about these outlets.

Monsoon, books, a strong cup of tea and your favorite palak kachori and blue berry lemon cake makes it a perfect hour spent over here. The interiors out here has pages of books everywhere you glance at, hence giving you the inspiration you need for your work at chaayos, versova.

After a movie, what you need? Exactly! Your personalised cup of tea, yummy paneer tacos and a friend to point out how you liked the movie. The same goes amazingly well at the chaayos at kurla, Phoenix. Here, they have made quite an impression by decorating the whole place with kettles and tea glasses. Hence, enhancing the beauty of the theme

While you Just want to enjoy the cool climate outside with your light cup of tea, a chocolate factory cake and chana masala, the chaayos outlet at Bandra gives you some refreshing air to enjoy with their huge outdoor seatings available. (They even have an indoor seating if you don’t like out.)

These and some more outlets, spread across the city gives your tea love a new definition. The serious way in which we take our tea cravings are carried by them too. That’s the reason they pride in preparing around twelve thousand variety of tea, (depending upon your taste too) and are still on a quest to experiment with chai some more!