Ondago Complete Breakfast Bar – breakfast on the go! — Reviewed!

With the name 'FitFoodieMegha' it is quite a task to manage the health between invites, events, write-ups, assignments. Late night workings mark a toll on the early rising and apparently on the diet, especially breakfast. I am always on the lookout for some grab and go meal which is not only nutritious but power packed with all the balancing ingredients to give me energy throughout the day. Now a days, market is surged up with the 'healthy snacks' like granola bars, protein bars etc.

While browsing through, I found a supplement to an incomplete breakfast or you can say a quick healthy snack alternative — Ondago Complete breakfast bars. It is On-Da-Go; quite suffice to its name. I am sure to get my dose of healthy nutrition in the most convenient and delicious way with two wonderful flavours – Mixed fruits and Blueberry (Mixed fruits being my favourite). The bars have been formulated after a lot of research to come up with the perfect combination of taste, quality and nutrition.

When I received the boxes, I decided the best way to try them can be breakfast, mid-afternoon snack or late night munch and trust me it worked for me anytime I ate. When I took the first bite, it was gooey, sweet with crunch of oats, healthy seeds and goodness of honey. One bar is filling for satiating instant hunger. And also it does not let me on sugar high as other bars do. It has almost all the nourishing ingredients which is necessary for a healthy breakfast. Grab a bar anytime and you are ready to go!

The table below details the constituents of ONDAGO COMPLETE and their role in providing you a very nourishing breakfast.
  • Fibre: Whole Wheat, Oats and FOS
  • Protein: Quality Milk Protein
  • Micro Nutrients: Wholesome Combination of Fruits
  • Healthy Fats: Sunflower Oil rich in Unsaturated Fatty Acids ( MUFA/PUFA)
  • Omega: Sunflower, Watermelon and Pumpkin seeds for a Healthy Heart
  • Energy: Glucose to help jump start the day.
What worked for me:
  • No Cholestrol
  • No Artificial Sweetness
  • No Preservatives
  • Quick breakfast
  • Saves time
  • Healthy and tasty punch of flavours
  • Easily available.

So, now its a routine to eat Ondago complete and let the energies flow in. It is easily available on Amazon, Healthkart, Paytm etc. One box contains 6 bars and each bar is Rs. 35.

If you are interested in good taste and health too, Ondago is for you! :) Do not be hungry; carry Ondago on the go! :)

The Flavours of Marwar – Royal Feast at Kangan, Westin, Pune — Reviewed!

Westin has always surprised and impressed me with the variety of food festivals they come up with. Earlier this month, Persian food festival was organized in Seasonal Tastes and currently Kangan is hosting 'The Flavours of Marwar' Food Festival.

One can get some royal indulgence, and dig into authentic specialities by Chef Ram Singh Rathore from Le Meridien, Jaipur and be assured of some rich and vibrant flavours from Rajasthan. The menu is curated with the signature dishes of Chef Ram and Chef Shadab which includes Bajre ki Raab, Mirchi Wada, Kasoori Jhinga, Jodhpuri Gatta Curry, Lal Maas, Dal Bati Churma, Rajsi Mewe ka Pualo, Mawe ka Ghewar, Kulfi Falooda to name a few.

The warm ambience, loving staff, delicious regional food and a partner is what needed the most to make a beautiful evening complete. Am always on the hunt for rajasthani food and finally it comes to an end on one of my most adorable place – Kangan. As we reached, Chef Shadab welcomed us and suggested some delicacies to try. I was pretty excitingly nostalgic and dreaming about the food we used to have in the childhood. 

We were offered fried rice papad and Makai ki Raab to start with. Makai ki Raab is cornmeal incorporated in buttermilk and served hot, however, the one served to us was cold, may be it is consumed both hot or cold, as per the season. Papad was excellent! I was drooling over the Mirchi ka Achar, Mint Chutney, Kair ka Achar...Mouth watering!

Our starters had assortment of kebabs, tikkas and wadas. We had..
Mirchi Wada: Deep fried stuffed green chilli is Mirchi Wada. Best during monsoons, made with balanced spices, flavours and cooked perfectly! Spice Alert: High. I definitely loved it!

Dahi Ke Kebab: Hung curd infused with basic spices make this delicious dish. Melt-in-mouth kebabs...A must try!
Marwari Seekh: An exotic blend of seasonal vegetables with dry fruits skewered and roasted in the tandoor. I found it bit dry as vegetables had lost all its moisture, however, it went well with the chutneys provided.
Jodhpuri Paneer Tikka: Cottage Cheese was subtly marinated and stuffed with tri-colored filling and roasted. Marination was nice and overall the dish tasted good.
Kalmi Wada: Deep fried Mixed lentils fritters, crunchy and crisp tasted amazing. I loved the crunch of dal with each bite. 
Thar ke Papad: Sort of popaddum roll, the papad was stuffed with exotic and spicy mixture of potatoes, vegetables, dry fruits and deep fried. The surprise element was the stuffing, it took me back to my childhood. It had the flavours of moong dal kachoris, I used to have back in time. Loved this!

We were almost full with the starters but my heart was still craving for the much awaited Dal Baati Churma and voila it arrived and that too in two variants – Plain Baati and Masala Baati. Baati is basically bit hard unleavened wheat flour bread cooked in Rajasthan. Masala baati has a stuffing of mildly spiced potatoes. It goes will with mixed dal and loads of ghee into it. Highly recommended!

Forget about calories and gorge into the one of the best authentic Ghee loaded Dal Baati you can get in Pune. Choorma was to die for, I wish they had more variant to it. Do not forget to try this!

Lastly we could not have anything more so we opted for just a small portion of Mawa Ghewar and that was the icing on the cake! Absolutely yum. It was mild sweet and the dry-fruits, varq was making it look gorgeous.

Post dinner, I had a candid conversation with Chef Ramsingh, about his experience, challenges, city etc. Had really a great time. I am going again for those Masala Baatis, Churma, Mirchi Vada...Haa! If you are doubtful what to eat, staff and chef is ever-ready to suggest! Do not miss the royal feeling with rich food.

What: The Flavours of Marwar
Where: Kangan, Westin, Pune
When: 21st July - 31st July 2016; 6pm onwards
Cost: A La Carte
Kangan - The Westin Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

'Chakhna' Collection – Punjab Grill : Munching at its best! — Reviewed!

Punjab Grill is not a new name for food-lovers. The Gourmet fine dine North Indian restaurant is located in Phoenix Market City, Viman Nagar, Pune along with other destinations at Delhi, NCR, Mumbai, Bangalore and Chennai. Punjab Grill, the critically acclaimed brand is owned by Lite Bite Foods, who have more than 12 core brands under them.

The place is vibrant yet warm with urban looks and a perfect place for dinner with family and friends. Soothing music in the background, charming Chandelier, bright decor gives a luxurious fine dining appeal. They have newly launched a fancy outdoor seating area; the extended section is a sort of terrace for people to enjoy their meal in the open air with fresh breeze flowing. The area overlooks the courtyard area and a big screen can also be seen for entertainment. Artificial plants hanging and natural cool air gives a different experience of dining. Live music is also there to entertain one while enjoying meal.

Commemorating their business, Punjab Grill has come up with a pocket-friendly 'Chakhna' menu which is apart from the regular menu. Few of the dishes from the munching menu are starting at just Rs. 100 with innovative snack like Ambarsari Machhi with Desi Aalu Chips, Chana Zor Garam, Kukkad Wings, Kotkapure De Atta Chicken which is suited for the bar.

Beverages have a lot of variety of drinks like Nimboo ka Achar Caprioska, Matka Jack, Bloody Chameli with some desi tadka to it! Shots 'Dangar Dose' are offered in a syringe while Jalandhar Express drink is presented in Hukkah style!

We started our evening with small portions of 'Chakhna' like Classic Masala Peanuts which had a subtle flavour of kaffir lime. Mixed Seeds Chana Jor Garam was one of the best. It had slight tangy, salty and mild sweet taste which was going well with the drinks. 'Chhalli Masalewali' Corn off the cob, name says, was sweet corn with balanced condiments. Loved it too!

'Masale Ande' with Corn meal toast, a twist given by chef to the spiced scrambled egg with cornmeal roti/toast. It was delectable and a complete value for money at Rs. 100.

Tandoori Pineapple with Shashlik was a good starter. Pineapple, capsicums were nice marinated and grilled to perfection! Love the spicy tint of the sauce.

Paneer Ke Sooley, again a fascinating dish with excellent presentation! Big Paneer chunks, beautiful marination of onion and tomatoes was balancing the flavours. A very fulfilling dish at just Rs. 250. Worth it!

Chukandar ke Kebab, my favourite healthy version of cutlets. Beetroot mash with paneer rolled in bread crumbs and deep fried was one of my much liked dish of the evening!

Show stopper of the evening was Kotkapure Da Datta Chicken, a royal non-veg delicacy. Marinated chicken is coated with whole wheatflour and cooked on slow heat. Post baking the coating is cut and cooked chicken is ready to serve. Tandoori Kukkad Wings and Ambarsari Machchi with Desi Aalu Chips were few of the dishes liked by many. 

Dal Makhani and Veg Biryani was to die for. Aromatic Biryani with succulent veggies tasted amazing with raita. Dal Makhani was perfectly cooked and paired best with tandoori roti.

Malai Chenne ka Peda was a surprise dish in the main course. Loved the soft, creamy gravy and silky kofta. It was just melt in mouth. Extremely well made.
Our meal ended on a sweet note with Chawal ki Kheer. Small shot of perfectly sweet kheer was very creamy, rich and delectable. Loved every bit! 

I am sure you would definitely wanna give a try to the lounger with superlative north indian delicacies and drinks. Do visit and share your experiences in the comment below.
Punjab Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato