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Dal Obbatu

Recipe for preparing Dal Obbatu or Holige.

ಮೊದಲು ಕಣಕವನ್ನು ತಯಾರಿಸಿ ಕೊಳ್ಳೊಣ
We’ll first prepare the cover (kanaka) as it needs to dampen.

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ಹಂತ 1: ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ನೀರು ಹಾಕಿ ಕಲಿಸಿ. ಚಪಾತಿ ಹಿಟ್ಟಿಗಿಂತ ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ತೆಳ್ಳಗೆ ಕಲಿಸಿ. ನಂತರ ಎಣ್ಣೆ ಹಾಕಿ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ನಾದಬೇಕು. 2-3 ಗಂಟೆ ಗಳ ಕಾಲ ನೆನೆಯಲು ಬಿಡಿ.
Step 1: Add all the ingredients together and make a dough by adding water. Prepare it similar to chapati dough in a medium consistency. Afterwards, add oil in above normal quantities and mix with dough. Leave to stand for a period of 2-3 hours.

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ಹೂರಣ ಮಾಡುವ ವಿಧಾನ.
Once that’s done, let’s prepare the filling (oorna).

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ಹಂತ 2: ಬೇಳೆಯನ್ನು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ಅರಿಶಿಣ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಬೇಯಿಸಿ. ನಂತರ ನೀರನ್ನು ಬಸಿದು ಬೇಳೆಗೆ ತೆಂಗಿನ ಕಾಯಿ ತುರಿ ಮತ್ತು ಬೆಲ್ಲ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಸಿಮ್ ನಲ್ಲಿ ಇಟ್ಟು ಬಿಸಿ ಮಾಡಿ. ಬೆಲ್ಲ ಕರಗಿದ ಮೇಲೆ ಬಿಸಿ ಇರುವಾಗಲೇ ಮಿಕ್ಸಿಗೆ ಹಾಕಿ ರುಬ್ಬಿ.
Step 2: Add the turmeric and cook dal in a vessel until it’s soft. Next drain the water, add the grated coconut and jaggery powder and maintain at low heat until the jaggery melts. Place this mixture in a mixie and blend to fineness.

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ಹಂತ 3: ರುಬ್ಬಿದ ನಂತರ ಹೂರಣ ವನ್ನು ತಟ್ಟೆಗೆ ಹಾಕಿ ತಣ್ಣಾಗಾಗಲು.
Step 3: Pour the contents from mixie onto a plate and allow it to cool down.

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ಹಂತ 4: ಹೂರಣ ವನ್ನು ಸಣ್ಣ ಸಣ್ಣ ಉಂಡೆಗಳಾಗಿ ಮಾಡಿಕೊಳ್ಳಿ.
Step 4: Take small portions of the mixture and shape them into small balls.

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ಹಂತ 5: ಎಣ್ಣೆ ಸವರಿದ ಪ್ಲಾಸ್ಟಿಕ್ ಕವರ್ ಅಥವಾ ಬಾಳೆ ಎಲೆ ಮೇಲೆ ಕಣಕದ ಹಿಟ್ಟನ್ನು ಸ್ವಲ್ಪ ತೆಗೆದುಕೊಂಡು ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ಲಟ್ಟಿಸಿ ಹೂರಣ ಇಟ್ಟು ಕವರ್ ಮಾಡಿ. ನಂತರ ಕೈಯಲ್ಲಿ ಲಟ್ಟಿಸಿ ತವಾ ಮೇಲೆ ಎಣ್ಣೆ ಹಾಕಿ ಎರಡು ಕಡೆ ಬೇಯಿಸಿ.
Step 5: Take a banana leaf or cooking-friendly plastic and smear it with enough oil. Take the covering dough, place the filling in the middle and cover it. Roll it down with hand and place it on a pan with medium heat. Flip it on regular intervals and remove when you see good brown colour.

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ಹಂತ 6: ಬಿಸಿ ಇರುವಾಗಲೇ ಬಡಿಸಿ ತುಪ್ಪದೊಂದಿಗೆ.
Step 6: Serve it hot with ghee.

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ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಂದೇಹ ಇದ್ದರೆ, ಕೆಳಗಿನ ಕಾಮೆಂಟ್ ವಿಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸಿರಿ.
Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below.

ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು 🙂
Thank you 🙂

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The Kabab Studio

The Kabab studio is now open, renovated and rejuvenated. It is one of the places which was on our bucket list from a long time. When we finally got a chance to try it, excitement peaked. We have heard that it has gained a lot of attention among foodies and others, since the renovation. Ambience has got a major overhaul which makes the dining experience better!

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Starters are divided into – live grill and on the plate. Live Grill is our all time fav for the simple reason that it can be taken warm throughout the meal. Grilled Pineapple – This fruit is one of the nicest creations in nature. When this is grilled and roasted to perfect brown with some seasonings, nothing can match its taste. Tandoori Chicken never cease to amaze me and Hydrabadi Fish Tikka was just amazing. The meat was tender and spices were perfect on them.

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On the plate is where the things get interesting because of the varieties served. We were one of those few lucky ones who got to try Tangdi Kulfi, their signature dish. Chicken leg piece blend with kulfi wrapped in foil to let flavours infuse while standing out! The aroma itself keeps one astonished and it’s amazing to see how two opposite ingredients can do wonders. Along with Tangdi Kulfi, we also had Malai Paneer Tikka, Veg Croquettes, Pani Puri, Special Dhai Puri and Mutton Seekh Kabab.

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Drinks: We had a long list of mocktails and cocktails being served while we were trying other recipes. Every drink was served with utmost care. Each drink had its unique taste and twists that kept us excited to try more. Few were fruits based, while few were tamarind & coriander based, others were lemon grass & curry leaves and tea, basil leaves based. While serving, we were enlightened about each drink, which was much more interesting 🙂

TKS OK is a signature mocktail of The Kabab Studio (hence the name TKS OK) which says everything will be ok, made up of an orange & basil base. It is served within a lantern with a small opening from where the drinking straw falls out. A bang in terms of flavours and a great way to start the evening.

The Last Tea was one of the interesting cocktail served here. The tastes resemble a lot like tea with hints of vodka. It is served in a glass jar topped with dry ice which gives it a smoky appearance.

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Santa Banta took us back to school days where we used to have cool mango shakes in hot summer to kill the heat. A strong mango-based cocktail served in a soda bottle which has a great taste. Feels nostalgic.

P. Naa was light based cocktail served in a feeding bottle, it may look funny but has a lot to offer. A mixture of flavourings which leaves you wanting more.

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Mary Teri, an inside out Bloody Mary. A tomato juice based cocktail which has spices on point which leaves a unique taste. It is served inside a bigger glass with dry ice and water which makes it bit wobbling, so take precautions.

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Apart from these drinks we also had Tedhi Medhi Martini, Cucumber Basil, Spiced Fusion, Win Fizz and Lemon Grass Curry leaves Martini.

Main Course is as usual spread widely – hosting veggies, salads, scrumptious dishes and more. Some of which we tried were Penne Pasta with Pesto Sauce, Paneer Lababdar, Andhra Gosht Biryani, Shahi Murgh, Veg Thai Noodles with Hunan Prawns. Roti ki gaadi is again a unique idea of serving Indian Breads in a truck. The gaadi carried naan, stuffed naan and garlic butter naan which went great with the curries from the counter.

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No meal is complete without desserts and The Kabab Studio offers a wide range to choose from.
Black Currant Cheese Cake was small, cheesy and soft, a layer of blackcurrant preserve with a cherry top.
Sweet Curds was thick, consistent and had the perfect level of sweetness. Fruit Trifle presentation was a feast to our tiny eyes. So colourful yet tasty. Fruit Rabdi and Angoori Robja are other desserts on the plate.

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Live Icecream counter took the concept of customising ice creams 😀 We had Chocolate-Vanilla and Oreo-Vanilla combo. The addition of chocolate sauce and crushed nuts made it better.

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We just loved the whole setup of the studio. The rooftop with slanted walls, glazed openings, cool breeze and lights as far as the end of the city fills up the view. Open-kitchen which allows us to see what happens in the cooking station is a major thing. Inside is adaptive-lit making it easy. There’s a tv which showcases any sporting event happening live. Right below the TV is a live music centre, 3 member band, who sings famous 80’s 90’s Kannada & Hindi tracks. Each table has a request card in which you can write your choice of song.

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Service is quick and you’re barely left with the empty plate. The happy helpers are always on a lookout if we need anything. Quick on toes and help with anything required. Three Cheers to the management and happy helpers for making the entire experience a wonderful memory 🙂

Highly Recommended if you wish to have great food, enjoy amazing drinks and experience fine dining while sitting in the terrace top restaurant.

Address – Goldfinch Hotel, Crescent Road, Near Shivananda Circle, Seshadripuram, Bengaluru.
Click here to get Directions on Google Map

The Kabab Studio - Goldfinch Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Fun Game Evening at Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill

If you’re in search of crazy good places to play, gulp down some amazing drinks, have fun while munching on wide range of dishes, Underdoggs Sports Bar and Grill is the exact place you need to be.

Underdoggs offers unique drinks and scrumptious food that goes together. Apart from sports viewing, there are various games like Pool Tables, Table Tennis, Dart Boards, Foosball and X-Box are few to name. Coco Cola Golden Spoon Awards, Indian Resturant Congress Award and Times Food & Nightlife Awards are few of the winning titles that adds pride to the feather of Underdoggs 🙂

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We were here with fellow bloggers to try their new games and taste food.  The newest entry for the game was Beer Pong, a great way to spend time if you love to drink beer 😀 Cleared the first round, but ended at second with a draw.

The list of new food & drinks on the menu was long. We started with Gayle Rum Runner and Mary Kom Cooler. Gayle Rum Runner, was bit on the sweeter side just the way we like it. White rum and fruits made it a great start. Mary Kom Cooler was on dot with the hints of cucumber. Apple and khus with sprite just made it better.

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To accompany the drinks, we had some quick bites. We had a list of signature dips to choose from,  for the Chicken Wings – 14 to be exact out of which 4 were new. We choose Desi Spice and Butter Chicken, both being new flavours, tasted just delicious.

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Next up was the Signature Naan Rolls. All these days, we used to have Naan as a bread with curries, but this one is entirely different. Small  bread spread served with Indian favourites as toppings, to be tried in taco style – roll them up and just enjoy 😛

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Cinnamon Whiskey Shots

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Lychee Kamikaze was a huge burst flavour which is made up of Lychee Vodka, Triple Sec, lime and lemon. Robin Van Berry, a long glass drink made up of passion fruit, orange, mint and soda.

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Popcorn Shrimps is a must if you love fried chicken popcorns. Soft and tender and yet crispy outside.  It was served with lemon  slices, tomato salsa and mayonnaise.

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Hot Ranch Chicken Pizza

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Makhani Pizza

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Tandoori Dim Sums – We liked the way it was served and the dips were tasty. Thumbs up for this dish.

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Chicken Salad – It is one of the best salads that I’ve come across. Chunks of chicken tossed with slices of onions, cucumber, tomato and few light spices which goes perfectly with all the drinks served here!

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Desserts are something we always look forward to and Underdoggs has innovated the most loved dessert and it’s called- Rum Gulab Jamun. Three different elements maintained at three different temperature in a dessert. Hot and freshly prepared Gulab Jamun placed in Rum and topped with a freezing scoop of Vanilla Icecream. A bite of this will leave you wanting for more. 

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Ambience stands out – adaptive lighting, games, private sections and everything that you can ask for. The monochrome walls are filled with colorful sports personalities and their stories. Fancy lightings and doodles added up to the decor.

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One best place to hang out with friends, family and colleagues. Three Cheers to the entire team of Underdoggs 🙂 

Address – 2nd Floor, 19th Main Road, 2nd Phase, JP Nagar, Outer Ring Road, Bengaluru.
Click here to get Directions on Google Map

Underdoggs Sports Bar & Grill Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Chicken Bhel / Chicken Salad

Recipe for preparing Chicken Bhel or Chicken Salad.

Difficulty Level – Easy
Time Required – 20mins

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ಹಂತ 1: ಎಲ್ಲಾ ಸೇರಿಸಿ ಚೆನ್ನಾಗಿ ಬೆರೆಸಿ
Step 1: Mix vegetables and chicken together. Add salt, red chilli powder and coriander powder to match your taste.

ಹಂತ 2: ಕೊತ್ತಂಬರಿ ಸೊಪ್ಪು ಇಂದ ಅಲಂಕರಿಸಿ ಸರ್ವ್ ಮಾ
Step 2: Garnish with coriander leaves and serve.

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ಯಾವುದೇ ಸಂದೇಹ ಇದ್ದರೆ, ಕೆಳಗಿನ ಕಾಮೆಂಟ್ ವಿಭಾಗದಲ್ಲಿ ಪ್ರಶ್ನಿಸಿರಿ.
Feel free to ask any questions in the comment section below.

ಧನ್ಯವಾದಗಳು 🙂
Thank you 🙂