Saturday, July 27, 2019

'Breakfast at Tiffany's ?' - by K J S Chatrath

A dear friend asked me this morning if I had finished my breakfast. Yes, was my reply, adding that it being a Sunday morning  I had gone out for breakfast. Ah, so you had breakfast at Tiffany's, poked my friend. No, I had breakfast at Anupam's, I snapped back. 
 One may recall that Breakfast at Tiffany's was a 1961 American romantic comedy based on Truman Capote's novella, and starring Audrey Hepburn and George Peppard. The movie had won two Academy Awards.

In 2012, the film was deemed "culturally, historically, or aesthetically significant" by the United States Library of Congress and selected for preservation in the National Film Registry.

I remember that when this film was released in New Delhi, Laguna- the most chic restaurant of those days located on Janpath, had come out with an ad, "Breakfast at Tiffany's, but lunch at Lagunas". Those were the days...   ...

                                                       Anupam's, Sector 11, Panchkula.

 My breakfast. They make it only on Sunday mornings and there generally is quite a rush there.

 Bon apetit!

Sunday, July 14, 2019

'Roti or tortilla' - by K J S Chatrath

This photo was taken in the interiors of the Salta Province of Argentina in 2017. But hey, how come you have a chappati (roti) in your lap, you are sure to ask. is 'tortilla' the pancake eaten routinely in the Latin American countries. In fact tortillas are also made in homes and then supplied to the restaurants for serving.These are also made in the bakeries, as those below:
Weather it is roti or tortilla, depends on weather you are in India or in one of the Latin American countries even though there are some differences in the process of making, flour used and the method of eating.

Rotis/chappatis that I had in an Egyptian restaurant on the outskirts of Cairo in 2012.

 And the real Indian  things- this one is a baked in a clay oven (tandoor) and is called tandoori roti.

Can we not say, Hum Ek Hain or we are all ONE!

I would invite you to see my other posts on this subject:

'Indian roti/chappati/phulka?' -  by K.J.S.Chatrath;


Wednesday, July 10, 2019

Saturday, June 22, 2019

'Who else but the Punjabis?' - by K J S Chatrath

Who else can think of organising a thali meal with 30 dishes and weighing 25 kg- Only Us Punjabis!

There is a new restaurant which believes in the Punjabi liking for stuffing guests with 'Hore Ji' (Take some more Sir Ji/Madam Ji) till they start shouting  'Bus Ji'- No More!

No, I have not yet visited this restaurant and what I am saying is only hearsay. It is a restaurant called Mellow Garden and is located in Rajouri Garden in  Delhi.

One must clarify that it is not a round thali. It is a hexagonal one that reportedly  weighs 25 kgs comprises starters, main course, assorted rotis, lassi, buttermilk and desserts.  This all-in-one package is available in four versions; Satrangi Punjabi Veg, Satrangi Punjabi Non-veg, Chinjabi Veg and Chinjabi Non-veg. From kurkure dahi kebabs, tandoori chilli chicken, Amritsari aloo and Punjabi kadhai kumbh to pind wala shahi paneer, gobhi matar adraki and kesari pheerni.

The thali serves upto 4 people and  provides unlimited helpings. (Please do check this up before ordering)

Oye Balle Balle Ji!

Mellow Garden,   J2/7, 2nd & 3rd Floor, BK Dutta Market, Rajouri Garden, New Delhi
 11:30AM - 11PM.  Cost: INR 1,600 (Veg) & INR 2,000 (Non-Veg) Please do check up the price before ordering. 

(Write up with inputs from the website of the restaurant and

Friday, May 24, 2019

‘Eat, pray, love: This Ramzan, sample the many flavours of iftar’- by Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu;

I was travelling and therefore missed the excellent article ‘Eat, pray, love: This Ramzan, sample the many flavours of iftar’- by Puneetinder Kaur Sidhu which appeared in the Tribune. It beautifully links the title to the Iftar food and the holy Ramzan. Please do read it if you too missed it. (

The tittle did remind me of the film 'Eat, pray, love' and of Julia Roberts, the protagonist of the film.  

So let me do my bit and put up her photo with her billion dollar smile ...