Archive for September, 2011

Navratra at it’s best, Navratra Menu at The Yellow Chilli, Ludhiana

September 27th, 2011

(3 Vegetables, Sabudana Khichdi, Rice, Raita, Papad, Salad, Desert, Poori/Roti)

Navratra Menu at The Yellow Chilli, Ludhiana
Choice of Shakes (Banana/Apple/Strawberry)
Kesar Lassi
Juices (Apple/Mango/Orange/Mix Fruit)
Varat Ki Thandai

Fresh Fruit Platter
Kheere Aur Nariyal Ka Salad
Yogurt Cucumber Salad
Sabudana Papad
Sabudana Wadi
French Fries

Tulsi Tamater Ka Shorba
Nariyal Shorba

Potato in Coconut & Peanut Gravy
Sabudana Khichdi
Varat Ka Shahi Paneer
Varat Ka Paneer Makhni
Aloo Kali Mirch Rase Dar
Aloo Mungfali Bahar (Dry)
Chatpate Aloo (Dry)
Zayekedar Arbi (Dry)
Shahi Aloo
Varat Ki Poori (3 Pcs)
Varat Ki Roti (2 Pcs)

Kesar Indrayani
Dry Fruit Shrikhand
Makhane Ke Kheer
Rice Ki Kheer
Choice of Raita (Pineapple/Aloo)
Plain Curd

Sabudana Tikkis (Photo)

Makhane Ki Kheer (Photo)

Zayekadar Arbi (Photo)

Baby Potatoes in Coconut Gravy (Photo)

Also see: Navratra Specials – HT City Ludhiana

Navratra Specials at The Yellow Chilli – HT City Ludhiana

September 24th, 2011

PM’s wife, Gursharan Kaur in Ludhiana to see ailing sister

September 18th, 2011

SOURCE: Indian Express

It came as a huge surprise to Kuldeep Chauhan, a Ludhiana resident when he realised that he was travelling in the same train as Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s wife Gursharan Kaur. “ It was a hassle free travel with hardly any security presence in the coach. We never knew that a VVIP had boarded the train at New Delhi railway station and only in Ludhiana did we come to know,” Chauhan said. Gursharan reached the city on Saturday by the morning Shatbadi to meet her ailing sister Thananter Kaur, who lives in Sargodha colony.
Travelling by executive class of Swarn Shatabadi coach number 3, Kaur was accompanied by her daughter, Upinder Kaur. “ I would have surely asked her the reason for the frequent price hikes, but I never came to know about her presence in the coach,” says Chauhan.
The Ludhiana railway station was spruced up at the last minute to greet the Prime Minister’s wife and the Shatabdi that usually arrives on Platform number 2 was diverted to Platform number 1 for security reasons. SPG commandos and police were seen all over the railway station but general public movement for most part was unaffected except for about 10 minutes when Kaur arrived at the station. Road traffic at Bharat Nagar chowk , Bhaibala chowk and Pakhowal road, where the convoy travelled, was also unaffected.

food DIARY: Peri-Peri Tasty! (HT City Ludhiana)

September 16th, 2011

A taste of Peri Peri Chicken in Australia
I love chicken. Which is why my wife Harkirat and I were practically urged by our friends to try a certain chicken dish at a certain restaurant in Australia, the destination of our honeymoon. Promptly, sampling the Peri-Peri chicken, a dish which has origins in Portugal and Africa, enlisted itself as one of the things on our to-do-list.
We went to the recommended place the day we landed in Sydney. For the beginners, Peri Peri, also called Piri-Piri in some parts of the world, is a tiny South African chilli (where it’s referred to as African bird’s eye chilly) that packs a fiery, red hot effect. In South Africa, West Africa, Portugal and two of its former colonies, Mozambique and Brazil, these chillies are used to prepare a sauce, adding oil, lemon juice, vinegar, garlic and, sometimes, even a dash of whiskey.
This sauce is a big thing with the Portuguese who also like their food heavily grilled; Peri-Peri sauce is sprinkled into, spread onto and slathered over an array of dishes. Perhaps the most popular, and most available across the globe, is grilled chicken basted in Peri-Peri sauce. From the restaurant menu, we could choose a full, half or quarter butterfly-cut chicken and our flavour of the Peri-Peri sauce: mild, hot, extra hot or lemon and herb. My wife and I settled for a whole flame-grilled Peri-Peri chicken, which the restaurant claimed had been marinated for 24 hours, with an extra hot Peri-Peri sauce.

Voila! What I was looking for was a tongue burning and mouth tingling fun and,
surprisingly, I found it. While the crispy-from-the-outside chicken was cooked well, juicy and moist on the inside, what lent it a unique character was the sauce. It had an unmatched flavor and aroma and even enhanced the visual appeal of the dish. Even as somebody who hails from the land of the famous butter chicken, I admit that the Peri-Peri chicken I ate there remains one of the best I have ever had. I am now looking forward to an authentic Portuguese experience!

While the sauce is available in packed bottles in supermarkets, you can try this at home if you can lay your hands on these chillies.


4 chillies, cleaned and finely chopped Lemon juice
3 cloves of garlic, minced
One tablespoon of chopped fresh parsley
One tablespoon Paprika
4 tablespoons of Olive Oil
1 teaspoon Salt

Remove stems and seeds from the chillies. Take the necessary precautions when handling the hot chillies. Grind and mix all ingredients to a fine paste by the help of a blender or food processor. Cook in a hot frying-pan in oil for a few minutes. Store in a sterilized jar in the refrigerator. The flavour will develop over the following week.

(Contributed by Harjinder Singh Kukreja, a Ludhiana-based restaurateur and foodie)


September 3rd, 2011

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ WANNA PAINT THE TOWN RED? ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

♣ The Festival La Tomatina, the most famous and weird event from spain
comes to Ludhiana this October and you will have more than just the
tomatoes to choose from…..

♣ A fantastic opportunity to experience something from another

♣ It is world”s largest food fight.. It is totally crazy.. It is totally wild.. It
is out of control and an unbelievably fun experience…

♣ The aim of the day is simple.. tons of tomatoes are pelted, thrown,
tossed, chucked, propelled, catapulted, fired, launched, pegged and
lobbed at friends, family, girlfriends and boyfriends and all the people
you know and plus 2000 others you do not know..

♣ Here all the hell breaks loose, with tomatoes flying around until
everyone is soaked and the whole place is running with tomato
juice..If you turn late, you can always KETCHUP…….

♣ We are sourcing about 10000 kilos of high quality tomatoes and expect
about 2000 people to participate

♣ We provide a pair of goggles so you do not get nasty bits in your eyes

♣ Souvenir T shirt will be available on the stall to wear for the fight

♣ Shower facility to get back to your home clean, dry and torn free…

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Major Attractions: ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

► Rain dance after the tomato fight

► DJ Bhanu playing at the event

► Russian models bringing glamour to the event ( will entertain the
participants with their dance performances)

► Mixed cuisine with unlimited drinks

► The event will be covered by TV & Paper Media

► Participants will be able to download their pictures from the specially
created website for the event.

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Rules ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

♠ We have prepared few rules which will ensure that La Tomatina remains
a celebration..

♠ It is compulsory to squash your tomato before sending it into the red
blur of the crowd before you

♠ Participants are not allowed to bring any sharp objects or glass bottles
with them

♠ Tearing of clothes and misbehave is not allowed and security will ensure
that such incident does not take place

♠ Entry is strictly for couples….Stags are not allowed

♠ People below 18 years are not allowed

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ Tips for enjoyment ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬

♦ Do not wear flip-flops. Wear old sports shoes

♦ Do not wear clothes that you want to wear in future…it is likely they
will be ruined..

♦ Goggles are very practical as tomatoes may cause itchiness in the eyes

♦ Enjoy it the most. It is great to do something as nonsense as throwing
tomatoes to anyone for two hours.. You can relieve all your stress and

♦ If you want to take pictures. then you should use water proof camera

▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ The event will be organized by: ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬


Entry fee will be Rs. 2500/- per person

Tickets will be available after 10th of Sept, 2011 at the following address:-

International Marketing Corporation,

Shri Guru Nanak Dev Bhawan, Adj. Mini Secretariat, Ludhiana.

For more information Kindly contact the following:

1. Sanjiv Nischal : 09818989004
2. Sakshi Nischal : 09871943304

Also Email your confirmations on the following email Id also with your personal contact details

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