FunFoods Mayonnaise Diet – Quick fix for snacks — Reviewed!


Being a working person, I am always on my toes. And being a foodie, can't compromise on good food. So, I usually lookout for a quick bite to grab or to cook something which is easy on time. Recently, I came across Dr. Oetker's FunFoods Veg Mayonnaise (Diet) and trust me it is quite a versatile product. I tried different recipes out of it be it juicy sandwiches, rolls, burgers, dips, creamy Russian salads and coleslaws.

I chose the low calorie version of Veg Mayonnaise from FunFoods because I can eat it guilt-free. Need to live up to my name of FitFoodie...hehe! Best part is that it comes with 38% less calorie content. The Mayonnaise is creamy, smooth silky and filling. Just mix it with any salad, dressing or spread over a bread and ready to go! Funfoods Mayonnaise is the mother of sauce for all quick recipes.

Recently, I made the Corn Mayo sandwich and it was ready in just 15 minutes. Here is the recipe..

Ingredients::
Corn Kernels - 1 cup
Dr. Oetker's Funfoods Mayonnaise Diet - 2 tablespoons
Salt -To Taste
Crushed Peppers
Oregano - 1 teaspoon
Coriander leaves - 1 teaspoon
Bread - 1 packet

Method:
Mix all the ingredients together and spread over a slice of bread. Cover it with another buttered slice and toast it for few minutes.
And voila! It is ready. Eat it with your favourite drink or like that only. This recipe can be followed by bachelors, kids or anyone who wants a quick grab!

For more recipes, log on to their website, search for the recipes or innovate yourself. Dr.Oetker's Funfoods Mayonnaise Diet is my choice for last minute snacks. It is worth every penny at Rs. 79. I am going to try more of their products soon and will update you guys! :)

Plan New Year's Dinner at Hyatt Regency!

Planning for a cozy dinner on New Year's eve?  Sip, savor and sway, as you bid adieu to 2016 and welcome 2017 at Hyatt Regency Pune. Join them for a spectacular evening of celebration, as you swing to scintillating music, sip on the finest brews paired with delectable gastronomy.

THE CAFÉ

Celebrate New Year’s evening that brings the world to your platter with regional Indian and International fare spread across the indoors and outdoors of our multi cuisine dining venue, The Café.
Paired with a variety of premium spirits and access to our fun filled party zone at Single Malt & Co.

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Savor a true Italian spread at our Trattoria with a delicious selection of antipasti, zuppa, salumeria, artisanal pasta’s, wood fired pizzas and dolce. Paired with a variety of premium spirits and access to our fun filled party zone at Single Malt & Co.

Date: Saturday, 31 December 2016
Time: 8:00 pm onwards
Price: INR 4,999 all inclusive per person

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Choco Pizza by Domino's – Chocolate Indulgence! — Reviewed!

Domino's has brought the revolution in the field of eating pizzas. They have taken pizza making to another level. Be it cheeseburst or three cheese and now the new launch, the chocolate pizza. So innovative. No thinking twice of what to eat in desserts. The new veg addition, choco Pizza, is the total indulgence not only for chocolate lovers but for any one who wants to satisfy their chocolate cravings.

There is no debate about it having as a dessert or a pizza. Though it is not a meal replacement, but I wouldn't mind it anyways. Choco Pizza a double dose of excitement for chocolate and pizza lovers. Two-in-one thin crust pizza base with the toppings of brownie, choco cookie, nougatine, choco-fudge, cheesecake is totally sinful! First reaction – Death by Chocolate. Haha!

First slice and the oozing chocolate will give take you on the chocolatey road of taste. No wonder it is made for everyone who wants to live in the chocolate world. Priced at Rs.199 (taxes extra), the pizza is worth a try.

My preference is it should be consumed hot and let the chocolate flow in your mouth. Bit delay can make the base chewy so just gobble up at soon as it arrives...:) Undoubtedly it is a pizza made by foodies for foodies! Rocky and Mayur, Highway on My Plate (HOMP) famed are endorsing this and the Quatro Formaggio Pizza and am sure it is value for money for anyone who wants to try something different. Keep drooling over these photos..:)


Domino's Pizza Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Cupcake Nation – Must try Holiday pack! – Reviewed!

Love December! Winters,Christmas and New Year all together give very happy vibes! A season to eat, drink and make merry. Loads of chocolates, cakes, party, gifts around. Being a foodie, I always think of the lovely food we get around during the festive season. Think of Christmas and think of cakes. So, when I got the offer to try cupcakes from Cupcake Nation, I readily accepted!

About:: Cupcake Nation is an online store with a back-end studio at Katraj with deliveries done all over Pune. The proud owner of Cupcake Nation is Athashri, who is a Computer engineer and has worked in an IT industry for 3 years. When asked about her passion she said,"I left the 9 to 5 job to venture out on my own. No formal schooling or training is done in the field of baking, I started baking just as a hobby. I have learnt & mastered every small detail in the field of baking on my own. Hobby plus the decision to start Cupcake Nation, this journey we have completed in just under 1 year. We are celebrating our first anniversary in February 2017 " Further she added, "Each creation you see is made 100% from scratch using high quality ingredients for an extreme flavour sensation." No wonder!

Cupcake Nation is completely bootstrapped and have successfully completed more than 1000 deliveries in first year alone. I am so motivated with her inspiring story which truly interprets the saying, – Where there is a will there is a way! Follow your passion; follow your dreams and sky is the limit! 

Menu:: Apart from the cupcakes, they also have some droolicious Cakes and Cake jars. Cupcake flavours range from some classics like Choco Max, Red Velvet, Frappuccino, Peanut Butter Fudge to some rich like Dulce De Lech, Cookies Cream and lot more. Salted Caramel is my personal favourite in both cupcakes and jars. Total indulgence! Highly recommended!

Holiday Pack:: So Puneites have one more reason to rejoice as Cupcake Nation has come up with the Holiday Cheer Pack which contains 12 mini cupcakes with Christmas and New Year topper in 4 different flavours – Chocolate Raspberry, Salted Caramel, Spice Carrot and Choco Max and bonus is the Double Chocolate Chip Cookies.

I was delivered the whole pack with the glitter snowflake, wrapped with love! :) *Danced with joy*
Chocolate Raspberry - The perfect marriage of chocolate and raspberry. Small chocolate cupcake topped with a silky smooth raspberry, chocolate frosting with spicy sprinkles.
Salted Caramel - One of my favourites! It is a chocolate cupcake with a fudge core topped with a caramel buttercream frosting and a caramel drizzle. Who would not fall in love with this combination! And best part was, it had X'mas topper – a Santa cap, A Christmas tree and handwritten Christmas wish. 

Spice Carrot – New addition to the menu. Perfectly moist, these are the medley of spice and sweetness with added grated carrots. Nice finishing touch was added to them by adding cute small carrots over the cream cheese frosting. Delish!

Choco Max – Another sinful offering of chocolate. Valrhona chocolate cupcake filled with nutella and frosted with rich chocolate ganache made it irresistible. It had hand crafted new year toppers. Loved it! 
And the cookie was just also equally good. The Double Chocolate Chip Cookies were dipped in white chocolate and Christmas sprinkes to keep your festive mood high! Each bite had chocolate flavour in it. So soo yumm!

People do try the Cupcake Nation for some gorgeous cupcakes. You can also get it customised. I am sure you won't be disappointed. Please note that two working day's notice is required for all orders. You can order from their website or follow them on..
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Swad Kesariya – Winter Food at Rajdhani Thali — Reviewed!

Winters have set in and the best part is the variety of fresh produce you get in this season. For me, winters are nostalgic and reminds me of 'Desi' comforting food which we use to make on chulhas. Eating seasonal produce is anytime good for your health, so the combination of food which we cook in winters not only keeps us warm from within, but also nourishes us with every meal. 
When I think of desi food, I think of Khandani Rajdhani, one of the favourite restaurants serving vegetarian thalis. I was very happy to know that they have recently come up with the Swad Kesariya - Rajdhani’s annual winter food festival, wherein they will be serving all the dishes prepared with the fresh and green vegetables offered in this season. Delicacies like Surti Undhiyu, Methi Ka Pitla, Suva Lilava Sabji, Sarson Ka Saag, Bedmi Puri along with the winter’s sweetest delights – Goond Ke Laddoo, Adadiya Pak and Gajar Halwa can be savoured. Had to have huge appetite before going to this place

The 15-day festival- Swad Kesariya can be relished till 30th December 2016 at all the Rajdhani's outlets. I went to the Rajdhani, Phoenix Market City, located on the second floor, to try their winter menu. So, my gastronomic journey started with the warm welcome at the entrance. The place is big enough to accommodate 50+ people. Big oval plates with number of bowls placed in front of us is quickly filled within few minutes by the servers. Started with the salads, pickles, papad, starters. 
We were served papaya salad, 

Moongdal Rasiya Dhokla: One of the best I had! That perfectly cooked crust, spices and flavours! Highly Recommended! (5/5)
Paneer Lifafa: Spiced crumbled paneer wrapped in the thin crisp envelope of all purpose flour and then deep fried to perfection! Highly Recommended! (5/5)
Palak Patta Chaat: Again, a very scrumptious bowl of taste. Spinach leaves deep fried and presented as chaat by combining it with thick curd, chutneys, sev and garnished with coriander. Could not just stop eating it! (4.5/5)
Dal Baati Churma: Baati was good, crust could have been more crispy, mixed dal was poured over it along with the laddle full of ghee. Churma was excellent with perfect amount of sweetness. (4/5)

Done with the starters, our plate was loaded with the main course. One after the other, all the bowls were filled with the delicacies. Main course had 
Paneer Gulshan - Cottage Cheese prepared in traditional tomato gravy. Paneer was soft and fresh, gravy was excellent with medium spice. (4/5)
Angoori Cabbage - A home-styled preparation. Very basic, mildly spiced. (3.5/5)
Aloo Tamatar Kaju Rassedar - One of my favourite preparation. Potato and Tomato cooked in rich cashewnuts gravy tasted best with the fluffy puris (4/5)
Haldi nu Shak - Excellent healthy winter food. Turmeric or Haldi cut in small pieces sauteed in the traditional pickle spices like fenugreek, mustard seeds. Very very delish! (5/5)
Goond ka Laddoo - We used to eat this homemade a lot. Here also, it was very homely prepared. Tasted good (3.5/5)
Surti Undhiyu - One of the most savoured dish in winters. All the green vegetables like methi, papdi, peas combined with aubergines and methi muthiyas makes an excellent combo. Superbly tasted with the hot fluffy puris. (4.5/5)
Suva Lilva sabzi - Am not a big fan of suva bhaji but this was nicely made with the combination of corn. Had this with the health packed bajre ka rotla(4/5)
Adadiya Pak is quite a common power packed dish, we have everyday in the morning. The modak shaped urad dal sweet was bit dry for me. I would not mind adding more ghee to it! Haha! (3/5)

Desserts had my favourite..
Sitafal Basundi - Made with sitafal pulp, it was lacking the freshness, though the taste was very good. Would not mind having it though! :) (3.5/5)
Dudhi Halwa - Grated bottlegourd cooked in simmered milk with mild sweetness made this dish delish! (3.5/5)
Gulabi Jalebi - Thin, crisp fried Jalebis dunked in rose syrup. I anyways love jalebis and this was no exception (4/5)

Gajar ka Halwa - Mandatory winter preparation. Gajar ka Halwa is an all time favourite. Our winter meal is incomplete without this dessert.


Overall, value for money. You get what you pay for. Prices are competitive with Rs.370 AI. A must try meal this winter! :) Enjoy few more photos! :)

Rajdhani Thali Restaurant Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato