Café Mestizo, Viman Nagar, Pune – Bellydriven’s Favorite Neighborhood Cafe

I used to long for a place in Viman Nagar where I could just hop in for a bite without venturing into the mall next door or where I could have a lunch meeting in peace, basically a casual but chic place that suits all palates. Looks like my search ends here..after visiting the newly opened Café Mestizo in Viman Nagar I am convinced that I would not have to run or drive that extra 5 kilometers for some good coffee and grub. All thanks to their well thought out menu, they have something for all…The neighborhood café redefined!!! Here is glimpse of what all one can savor here.. Continue reading

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Your search for health food in Pune ends here…

If it is HEALTHY it is not TASTY!!! That is a common statement that I hear from a lot of people when I talk about health food..well a small enterprise in Pune – The Vigour Kart debunks this myth and how…they are a takeaway and home delivery service that make sure you don’t have to settle for that oily lunch or skip breakfast. From energy bites to pudding, from chocolates to smoothies, from butters to mousse and icecreams they have all things healthy in their menu. Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Sugar Free and yes Guilt Free are the key words here.

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Chuda, Kadali, Nadiya Chakata – Flattened Rice, Banana and Coconut Mash

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One of my earliest memories is of my Ai saying- Peto kana hauchi? Chuda Kadali khai de, saboo bhalo heye jiba…As I said in one of my instagram posts, this recipe is every odia mom’s peto kharab remedy and on the go breakfast as it keeps one full for a long long time. This recipe will definitely not make into cookbooks but this is a part of every odia child’s genetic constitution. I grew up with this and now when I see my little one enjoying it the same way. I give myself a pat on my back all the while wondering why I didn’t post about this before. Continue reading