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Meal Diaries – 20th FBAB Meetup!

Bengaluru is known for being a platform for start-ups to shine. As technology improves, even other aspects need to improve and thus opening unlimited opportunities. In the brink of food delivery problems, Meal Diaries has started it’s operations. It’s a new startup from 3 close friends who are working hard to provide Indian & Continental food while being light on the pockets. They’ve a daily changing menu and deliver in the time slots prefered by us. We were invited to try their dishes as a part of FBAB meetup and here’s our take on it.

Salads weren’t our go-to dish, but this changed our take on them. They served us three varieties of salads, Asian Green Salad with Lemon Coriander Dressing, Yasai Salad with Spicy Mayo Dressing and Vietnamese Salad with Sweet & Sour Dressing. For the first time, we liked salads. Exotic greens, fresh crunchy vegetables, soft chicken, mayo, lemon coriander and flavours made the whole eat a great joy! Asian Green & Vietnamese Salads are available with chicken too.

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We were served three quick bites, out of which Pita Pockets were one of our favourites. The pockets are soft, the mixture (Corn Fritter/Chilly Chicken) was perfect and dressing makes it a great start.

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Wheat Wrap, a definite filler. A wrap stuffed with Veg Asian/Chocker Tikka leaves you wanting for more.
Just when we thought the quick bites were done, we were served with Burgers.

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Chicken Schezwan Burger was one of the best that we have tried to date. Soft & juicy chicken patty, layers of vegetable and cheese left me with happiness. All the quick bites were served with Chilli Sauce or Spicy Mayo, Fried potatoes or Potato Wedges.

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Main Meals had a lot to offer without compromising on taste. It is divided into two sections, Homely Indian (Indian dishes) and Exotic Global (continental dishes). Bhindi Masala with Pakodi Kadhi Meal is a complete package both in terms of the taste and the items served, which contained Dry Bhindi Masala, Pakodi Kadhi Curry, Paratha, Ghee Rice, Raita and Green Garm Salad.

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Gobhi Paratha with Chola Meal & Onion Cheese Chilly Paratha with Black Dal Meal where the parathas are flavoured and served with special gravies.

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After a long list of Indian meals, we moved on to the Exotic Global. We started on a high note, Sri Lankan Fish Curry with Steamed Rice which packed a lot of flavours and fried fish chips accompanied the curry perfectly.

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Veggie Laksa Meal was a huge burst with flavours, and visually has a great set of colours. Slices of lemon, coriander, nacho chips and curry leaves are a great extension to the dish.

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Tian Vegetables with Saffron Rice, a simple dish with a variety of vegetables cooked with large amounts of cheese and spices which go hand in hand with rice. It is served with cucumber-capsicum salad and fries.

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Mushroom Ravioli in Tomato Concasse, a dish which is usually found only in a decent Italian restaurant and isn’t found in takeaway menus, but Meal Diaries have worked out and are able to get it done. It is best when the dish is warm. It is served with cucumber-capsicum salad, fries and garlic bread.

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No meal is complete without desserts, and here we finished in style with Ras Malai & Gulab Jamun. Ras Malai was perfect, the sweetness and the flavours were on point. Gulab Jamun is undoubtedly famous in Indian meals, and having them was a joy.

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Note:
– This is a delivery only space, so don’t go in search for the outlet!
– You can have the food delivered at the time specified by you.
– You can order food from their Website.

Meal Diaries Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

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Paradise opens at New BEL Road – 18th FBAB Meetup

Whenever we think of food, ‘biriyani’ is what we think of and the next thing is, which is the best place to try Biryanis? This is where Paradise comes into the picture.

Paradise serves one of the best biryani’s in the world. Paradise is the go-to place for Biryani in Hyderabad and they are trying to set the same trend here in Bengaluru. The place is highly appreciated by many celebrities which adds a feather to its pride.

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The chain which was limited to the North and East Bangalore has now recently opened up a new outlet in New BEL Road and we were invited to try their dishes as a part of 18th FBAB Meetup on the second working day.

The menu seemed like it was never going to end. So, we decided to try a little of each dish. Started off with Paneer Haryali Tikka, soft cubes of paneer which were perfectly marinated and cooked. It had a smooth texture and the chutney tasted great.

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Subz Aur Moongphalli Seekh is one of those dishes that pack a surprise. It’s made up of finely chopped vegetables and topped with roasted peanuts.

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Then came the Veg Platter which consisted of Paneer 65 & Paneer Tikka, along with Paneer Haryali Tikka & Subz Aur Moongphalli Seekh. Paneer 65 resembles Chicken 65 in terms of taste. Chunks of paneer tossed in spices, couple of chilis and topped with curry leaves. Paneer Tikka, paneer marinated in yoghurt, spices and grilled on tandoor. It has the right amount of spices.

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Veg Manchurian, fried vegetables in dumpling shape cooked with Manchurian sauce to give it a perfect blend of spices and the garnishing makes it eye-catching.

Apollo Fish was one of the best fish recipes I had. Boneless fish cooked in sauce, green chillies & curry leaves. It is crisped enough to give a crunchy texture, a great starter.

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Chilli Prawns was one of the highlights, fresh and tender prawns marinated in mixture of spices, deep fried & oil reduced & well garnished.

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Chilli Chicken, small chunks are deep-fried first and then cooked in tangy chilli sauce which gives it good flavours. Fried chicken with a twist.

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Mutton Seekh Kebab, minced lamb meat mixed with mild spices and cooked on a skewer. Meat is tender and just melts in your mouth.

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Veg Biryani, special flavours of spices blend with veggies and basmati rice. Tastes good with raitha.

Special Chicken Biryani, pieces of chicken & basmati rice cooked in many levels with saffron and few spices which makes it a great biryani. It’s massive proportion, easily serves a group of 6-8 members.

Special Mutton Biryani, mixture of rice & lamb meat cooked with saffron, herbs and spices for a long duration to infuse the flavours into each bit of the biryani. Both of the biryanis are served with Mirchi ka Salan and Raita which makes them even more delicious.

Double-ka-meetha is a hyderabadi dessert made of special bread that’s prepared by them. Soaked and served in milk with hint of caradamom. Qubani-ka-meetha, is again a hyderabadi dessert made of apricots served in sweet syrup.

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Gajar Halwa & Gulab Jamun, all time favorite dessert of us. It was good and one jamun could leave you filled.

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The area is pretty huge compared to other outlets, serving in ground level and first level which can take upto an approx of 300 people at once and a dedicated take-away counter. The walls are painted white, decored with photos of celebrities & dishes-in-progress.

Happy about their hospitality and service. Staff are friendly in approach. The whole place is maintained well 🙂

Address – Vacuum House 1, Chikkamaranahalli, New BEL Road, Bengaluru.

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

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Baba Fattoosh – Home Cooked Food @ your Doorstep!

Simplicity at its best defines BABA FATTOOSH! It is a ‘delivery-only’ food startup that serves authentic north-Indian home food 🙂 A perfect eatery to order home cooked food. They have a daily-changing menu and won’t repeat the menu for minimum a week.

What was on the menu when we ordered?

1. Bhindi Fry – Perfectly fried segments of bhindi, tossed in spices that tastes really good. Goes well with parathas they serve. Trust me you must try this ‘coz it was finger licking good! 😛

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2. Chatpata Aloo – Neatly chopped aloo pieces that’s pan fried first and later mixed with few spices. Mild flavoured Chatpata aloo tastes good with parathas too.

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3. Tawa Paneer – Dices of fresh cottage cheese finely cooked in tomato puree with few vegetables and topped with Indian-herbs & spices. Drizzle a little lime juice and take a bite with paratha, see how it feels.

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4. Kadhai Chicken – Fresh tender chicken cooked in tasty gravy and topped with crispy onions. A light dish filled with wonderful flavors that goes great with the parathas.

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5. Parathas – Methi and plain parathas are the two varieties they prepare. As usual, they are shallow fried and tastes good when they’re hot.

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6. Salad – Box filled with colorful veggie slices and lemon pieces that is not usually served all time.

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7. Mint Lemon Juice – A cute little bottle filled with juice that gives the hint of mint, lime and few spices. Tastes good when it’s cool. So, keep it cold before you take a sip 😛

8. Gulab Jamun – Gulab Jamun is one of the sweet that every Indian likes! A soft delicious sweet filled with kova and soaked in sugar syrup. Feels heavenly when you take a bite *_*

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Note:
– This is a delivery only space, so don’t go in search for the outlet!
– They deliver to neighbourhoods of Marathahalli and Whitefield within a radius of 5-6kms.
– You can order either from their Website or their App.

Baba Fattoosh Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato