The first one is Onion Rava dosa, and the second is Ghee Masala Roast. @balajim85 grew up in coimbatore, so he swears that there is no other hotel in the world that can make masala dosai like they make at Hotel Annapoorna. They have a habit of spreading the potato masala all over the dosa and then roasting it to a crisp on the tawa, while most restaurants just place the masala in the centre of the dosa. So he always ends up delivering instructions to the waiter to make his dosai the way he's accustomed to eating it, Annapoorna style. Most if the times they either refuse, or get it wrong 😁 He is usually left grumbling and making faces at dosa served at other restaurants, always exclaiming 'annapoorna range ku illa' 🙄 which means it doesn't match up to the dosa made at Annapoorna. Most people in my family have been witness to this scene at some point, to their annoyance 😤😂 So he was pretty excited for breakfast today, and pretty blissed out afterwards 😁 At the end of breakfast he obviously said 'Annapoorna madhiri varaadhu' once again 😍🙄 #breakfastscene#weekendvibes#aburstofflavor#sevai#hotelannapoorna#coimbatore#foodblogger#foodblog#gheemasalaroast#masaladosa#onionravadosa#coimbatorediaries
Lemon Sevai for breakfast in Hotel Annapoorna, Coimbatore.😍😍 Hands down the best Sevai I've eaten in any restaurant. We have been eating at Annapoorna for many years now, and the taste and quality of the dish remain great. This is typically served with their trademark sambar and coconut chutney, and the dish is phenomenal with these on the side (the sevai is delicious even on its own, without any accompaniments!) #breakfastscene#weekendvibes#aburstofflavor#sevai#hotelannapoorna#coimbatore#foodblogger#foodblog
The best ever ginger-honey-lemon tea🍯🍋 ☕Not actual tea, but just a strong decoction of ginger (a sort of kashaayam!) Back when I visited Ladakh, this was my go-to beverage during the bitingly cold evenings. The chef there had the perfect recipe for this really simple but amazing tea. When we came back to the hotel with clattering teeth, we would take just one sip of this, and the ensuing warmth would beautifully envelop us from the inside like a hug! This also is a fantastic cure for a slight sore throat or runny nose. This is great for the body's metabolism as well. Recipe below if you want to try this 🙂
Directions: 🌸Wash, peel and grate a 2 inch piece of ginger finely. 🌸Heat about a cup of water until it comes to a rolling boil. 🌸Add the grated ginger, turn down the flame to medium-low and allow to simmer for 7-8 minutes. Switch off the stove. 🌸Strain the ginger pieces out. 🌸Add a tsp of honey, and 1/2 tsp lime juice (omit lemon juice if you have a cold). Mix well.
🌸Additionally, you can also mix in 1/4 tsp chaat masala. This is optional, but highly recommended!
Drink while its hot - tastes great !
Jeera rice (steamed basmati rice tossed with cumin, green chillies and hing), Aloo Shimla Mirch ( potatoes sauteed with colored bell peppers and spices until golden brown), and Dal Tadka (Lentils cooked until soft, then tempered with ghee, mustard, hing, green chillies, fresh ginger, fresh coriander leaves and chopped tomatoes). Lovely combination - really simple and really tasty. 🙂😍
Throwback to the White Chocolate and Oreo Fudge Bars I made. This is the very first dessert I posted on the blog♥️ @photosbybala shot this image for me, as I knew nothing about photography back then (not that I know a lot right now🙄). I'm learning, and that's what matters I suppose? 🤷 Anyway, this is no-bake, and super easy to make (that rhymed!😁) For those of you celebrating, Happy Valentine's day! 😍😃 P.S. If you want the recipe, it's the first one in the 'Just Desserts' section on the blog. Blog link in bio!
We recently visited Onestà pizzeria in Sholinganallur, Chennai. The word ‘onestà’ means ‘honest’ in Italian. The restaurant’s philosophy is to offer a ‘stay as long as you want’ and ‘eat as much as you want’ kind of experience in a relaxed atmosphere, allowing you to fill your plates with unlimited food as many times as you want.
I think @onestalove is a good, budget-friendly pizzeria great for family and friends get-togethers. There's a lot of variety in the menu with something for everyone. If you’re in and around OMR, do give it a try and let us know what you felt!
In the pictures:
🏵️Tomato Delight Bruschetta
🏵️ Broccoli and Cheese Bruschetta
🏵️Spinach and Paneer Pizza
🏵️Cream Roasted Veggie Pizza
Full review now on blog-link in bio!
Happy Pongal ! The word pongal literally translates into 'boiling over' or 'overflow'. This festival is traditionally celebrated to thank the sun God for a bountiful harvest. This also marks the sun's six-month journey northwards (Uttarayana). This dish is called 'venn pongal', sitting in a pool of 'gothsu'. This dish is a savory one made of rice and lentils cooked until soft, and mashed together. It is seasoned with chopped ginger, curry leaves cumin, pepper and oodles of ghee. This is served with a 'thakkali gothsu', a lightly spiced curry made with tomatoes. According to the Tamil calendar, the 'thai' month doesn't begin until afternoon, so the sweet version if this will be posted later today to herald the arrival of Thai. 😬 Also, a note of heartfelt thanks to all farmers for putting delicious food on our plates, and sincere prayers for their well being. 😃😍💕
1,806 likes to 91 posts in 2017! 🙏❤️ 2017 was a life-changing year for us in many ways. Although I started this blog in mid 2013, we started blogging regularly (and seriously) only in the later half of 2017, when we also started this Instagram account. My sister also joined me as co-author on this blog this year. When someone messages to tell us they tried a recipe from us and it came out great, that's really all the encouragement we need to keep us going! From us @a_burst_of_flavor Thank you so much for all your love, and please continue supporting and sharing!!❤️💖💕 All recipes on blog, link in bio 😍😘