12 Jun 2016

Blow The Hookah

When you think of casual dining or chilling out on a Saturday evening with friends in Bangalore, a bar or a cafe is the first thing pops out of your head. But for a change, how about a Hookah Cafe? Sounds fun, right? Blow is one such place located at the heart of the city. When they called me on a special invite, there's no reason I could say no.

Situated among a variety of dining and bar at MG Road, Blow stands out by calling itself a Resto Cafe. I walked in and a waiter was there to take me to the table reserved. But I decided to scout the place before settling. The wall painting at the entrance gave me slightly an Arabian feel. The white wall decorated with frames that talk about good food complemented the overall look.

The lighting was good and the spacious sofas were accentuated with comfortable cushions. The mosaic tiles in the table was lovely and that set the mood of the room. But the interior was more of a fusion than one particular style.

I spotted a hookah which looked like Aladdin's lamp. It was rich and decorative. I struck a conversation with the Cafe Manager while munching the starter and learnt that their Hookahs were imported from Amsterdam. The customers get an exclusive experience of these vacuum flavored hookahs with designer LED lighting up at the bottom. At a nominal price one can experience these Hookahs with a decent dining. The starter, Garlic Bread served with Cheese and Basil Tomato salsa dip was quite appetizing.

Garlic Bread

He suggested me to try their Cranberry Sparkle. It was so vibrant, tangy and sweet. I enjoyed every sip of it.

Cranberry Sparkle

I was hungry for more appetizers. If there is any dish which is prefixed with Prawns, I won’t hesitate to try it. Chermoula Prawns - Prawns marinated with Moroccan spice and grilled with Olive oil served with bed of corn petals and Basil Mint mayo. The mayo was delectable on the perfectly grilled prawns. The taste was unique and with no second thoughts, I'd say this is a must try at Blow.

Chermoula Prawns

Time for the main course. We all know, time will fly just like that when we spend with friends and so we need some good food to kill the hunger and also to keep the spirit of conversation and fun. For the main course, I felt like having a burger. Even though they had a wide range of pasta, sandwiches and chef’s grill, Greek Burger was my choice. The patty of ground lamb minced with onion fresh oregano and grilled top with Feta cheese and olives was too good. Accompanied with French fries, it was delightfully full to call off my dinner.

Greek Burger

I went to Blow expecting average food with some fancy Hookahs to attract the crowd, but I did have a good time to brag about and certainly looking forward to visit again with my friends. I left Blow with a happy face and would recommend it to anyone who fancies a decent meal or just a smoke. It costs approximately INR 1000-1500 for two.

There are interesting range of Hookahs available to try, like Double Apple, Kiwi, Lemon and more.

Blow is a nice Hookah Lounge to hangout with friends on a weekend. Not to miss the good food they offer and colored & flavored Hookahs to smoke.

Location - 42. Church Street, Bangalore.

My Food Journey Continues...

BLOW Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

9 Jun 2016

Marie Biscuit Gateaux

Ramadan started and so is the late night prayers, fasting from dawn to dusk, reciting Holy Quran, attending religious majlis and then to break the fast at the time of sunset. Alhamdulillah, we are blessed with this holy month. May Allah accepts our prayers and bestow His gracefulness and forgiveness upon us.

Yesterday, I decided to make my brother's favorite dessert for Iftar. It is a simple and tasty pudding. Here I share with you, my Iftar special dessert recipe. You are most welcome to nibble with me. :)


150 g Marie Biscuits
1 cup Milk
2 tbsp Custard powder
2 tbsp Cocoa
¼ cup Sugar
100 gm Unsalted Butter

Little milk to dip the biscuits
Crushed Biscuits or Chopped Nuts


Blend well the cocoa and custard powder in little milk. Make sure there are no lumps. Boil the remaining milk in a saucepan adding sugar. Add the blended cocoa mixture and cook till thickens, stirring all the time. Remove from fire and keep aside to cool, stirring occasionally.

Separately in a bowl, beat the butter till creamy. Now add little by little, the cooled custard to the butter and beat well. When the cream has cooled a bit, it is time to start the layering.

Dip the biscuits one at a time in the extra milk. Be careful not to soak the biscuits too much as they will just fall apart.  Arrange neatly in the bottom of the greased casserole dish. Spread the chocolate cream for about ¼ inch thickness. Then sprinkle crushed biscuits or chopped nuts. Then start the second layer with dipped biscuits. Repeat the same till the biscuits and cream are used.

Sprinkle the crushed biscuits on the top and freeze it for an hour. Serve chilled.

I served the Gateaux with Vanilla Icecream.

Variations - Instead of cocoa powder, can use instant coffee for the coffee flavor.

This delicious gateaux is smooth, crunchy and cold dessert.

Happy Eating!

7 Jun 2016

Ramadan Kareem!

Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was sent down, 
as a guide to mankind and a clear guidance and judgment, 
so that mankind will distinguish from right and wrong.
                                                                                                                ~ Al-Quran 2:183

Ramadan Kareem!

1 Jun 2016

Scarves And Style From Iralzo

Summer has come to an end and spring is yet to bloom. The spring fashion is always enticing and fresh. But whatever new styles flow in, the trend of wearing scarf has never changed. I'm not talking about thick winter scarves now but about the easy to wear accessory that transforms a simple look to an outfit worth talking about. Well, scarves are one of those little luxuries we can afford.

Pretty floral, geometric patterns, solid colors, bright prints.. I adore scarfs of all kind. Well, there is nothing quite like a gorgeous scarf that completes my look. I have a good collection of scarves but still I can never get enough of them. Call me greedy when it comes to buying scarfs.

I recently received a little package from Iralzo. As I opened, two beautiful scarves fell out of it. What more do I need to be happy? A dusty pink scarf with pretty floral and a striped infinity scarf. The colors are attractive and the fabric soft, I am in love with both of them.

Iralzo is an online store where they sell lovely apparels, gorgeous scarves and stoles, comfortable bags and wallets, beautiful sarongs and pretty hair accessories. Being a Hijab person, I got impressed with their scarf collection. It is affordably priced with a varied range of colors and materials. An array of thick woolen scarfs, luxurious silk scarfs and colorful pashminas, delicate chiffon scarfs and casual cotton scarfs immediately grabbed my attention.

Iralzo is a young and passionate online fashion brand in India that delivers a sheer and a forward thinking accessories and clothing. Iralzo inspires, creates and designs something new every day. Their specialty is scarves. Their collection primarily focuses on quality, color, style and comfort. With the finest quality of fabric and some lovely designs, they deliver products that would make you feel stylish. Get ready to go out and have fun in style.

At Iralzo, shopping experience is happier as we receive discount vouchers on every purchase we make.

The first thing I loved about this scarf is the beautiful pastel color. It suits my complexion and goes with just about anything. Adorned with blossoming flowers, this dusty pink flock print scarf makes a gorgeous statement accessory. Lightweight and soft, this cotton blend scarf lends luxury and style to any lacklustre outfit. The color and the floral print instantly add a feminine touch. I think I can even wear it two way, which is an added advantage.

This is the first infinity scarf in my collection. It is so easy to wear. All you have to do is, put it over your neck and wrap it twice. Voila! It stays in place all day, without even having to adjust it. With its delicate airy fabric, it is comfortable to wear. The breathable material makes it great all over the year. The bright yet complementing colors in this jersey snood gives a vivid style. Wear it with a casual denim and tee for an instant glam look.

There are numerous ways to wear scarf but I love wearing it as Hijab.

Iralzo offers 15% discount on your next purchase. Apply the coupon code 15%FLATOFF while checking out the cart. This coupon valid till 29/11/2017.

Scarves are always classy and practical. They make an excellent gift too. Get ready for a beautiful day and treat yourself with these gorgeous scarves and more, from Iralzo.

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