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SIM­PLY GU­JARATI TAKES YOU ON A CULI­NARY JOUR­NEY AND SAM­PLES A RANGE OF DEL­I­CA­CIES AT SOME OF THE BEST RESTAU­RANTS IN THE RE­GION

India Today - - SIMPLY GUJARATI | INSIDE - BY DE­VIKA CHATURVEDI The fu­sion plat­ter HOUSE OF TASTE

SIM­PLY GU­JARATI rec­om­mends the best restau­rants across the re­gion

MasterChef-2 win­ner Shipra Khanna has launched her maiden restau­rant ven­ture in Ahmed­abad—H.O.T (House of Taste). Warm hues, soft light­ing and an un­ex­pected quirk­i­ness en­cour­age guests to set­tle in, get com­fort­able and have a great time. It was Gu­jarat’s love for food that brought Khanna, orig­i­nally from Shimla, to the state to open her first restau­rant. The restau­rant of­fers an in­fi­nite bou­quet of cuisines like Pun­jabi, Mex­i­can, Ital­ian, French and Con­ti­nen­tal. The owner’s train­ing un­der French Chef Alain Pas­sard re­flects in the ob­vi­ous French in­flu­ence in her menu. She rec­om­mends try­ing their Tinda soup with sim­ple veg­etable stock and ap­ple gourd dumpling or Snow White tomato soup with a hint of tomato in the sour cream soup. We rec­om­mend their Mayan-e-Ke­bab, which is cut­lets made from pulses and served with tangy pineap­ple chut­ney. For the main course, try their siz­zling gobhi that goes well with their Dal Pe­shawari with a se­cret spice. Team th­ese up with a va­ri­ety of breads like wal­nut and Fig naan, zafrani paratha and Am­rit­sari kulcha.

Pocket friendly NA­TRANI CAFÉ

Natarani Café, a restarant in the premises of the Darpana Per­form­ing Arts Academy, is a place where art meets af­ford­able food. They serve the best South In­dian food at very low prices. The city’s fac­tory wastes have been put to max­i­mum use in the space that’s run by Mal­lika Sarab­hai, renowned danseuse and founder of the cafe. In 1999, an in­stal­la­tion artist Vic­to­ria Spence and Sarab­hai to­gether launched Na­trani Cafe. This space is a café in the Parisians sense of the word—a place to talk, to lis­ten to great mu­sic, to linger, to hang out. The café has ex­celled in dosas and ut­thap­pas and very good wraps and pas­tas in­stead. The café has a bul­letin board with the menu writ­ten over it that changes on reg­u­lar ba­sis. The menu of­fers a lot of op­tions with Gu­jarati, South In­dian, Ti­betan and Ital­ian cuisines. Try their hum­ble serv­ing of dal rice or go for Parippu Vada, Mutta Roast or Ker­ala style egg curry and kuttu paratha.

(be­low) Shipra Khanna ; (left) The clas­sic lasagne

MUST­TRY DISHES Dahi ke ke­bab, crispy beetroot, and spicy choco ras­malai

AV­ER­AGE MEAL FOR TWO Rs 600 CON­TACT Camps Cor­ner-2 Opp. Pra­ha­l­ad­na­gar Gar­den, Pra­ha­l­ad­na­gar, Ahmed­abad

TEL 0794005 3344

Young­sters en­joy­ing the am­bi­ence of the Na­trani Cafe

MUST­TRY DISHES Masala dosa, cheese omelette and glass of fresh mint lemon­ade

AV­ER­AGE MEAL FOR TWO Rs 300 CON­TACT Darpana Academy, Us­man­pura, Ahmed­abad TEL 07927551389

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