Sunday, May 18, 2008

Saappaturaami - 5

This post is not about the three musketeers as promised earlier. I have reserved that post for June, for 'Saappattu' reasons.

To celebrate a super-duper occasion, my better-aaf and I were at Kebabs & Kurries at the ITC Grand Central, Parel. Kebabs & Kurries offers a wide choice for vegetarians unlike other restaurants in the ITC hotel chains in Mumbai.

Dakhni saag is a spinach based gravy with tomatoes, dill leaves, garlic and red chillies. Neither too spicy nor bland, this was an awesome side dish for the parathas. Also was on our attack list, Alu Khush Nama - potato barrels filled with bhoona khoya and potatoes, garam masala, mango powder, green chilli and herb masala tasted divine.

Yaquiti , served cold, was next in line - broken basmati rice and moong dal cooked in milk enriched with khoya and dry fruits. yummmmmy!

As we headed out after a fantastic dinner, I saw the notice board at the hotel corridor with the day's engagements that read : 'Kolkata Knight riders at CJ's' [their conference room]. In my umpteenth attempt to be part of Bombay times Pg-3 I begged my purushan to accompany me to their pub/conference room to have a dekkho at the studs of Kolkata Knight riders. Not wanting to be party to my alpathanams, he said No. Maha disappointed, I got out of the hotel and saw one number 24-24-24 model getting out of a Tata Innova outside. She was quickly followed by a familiar face. "Look there he is, Shoaib Akhtar!" I said. My cricket-crazy hujband was maha thrilled that his cricket-challenged wife could recognize one number cricketer. Little did he know that I overheard all and sundry at the hotel entrance mention Shoaib's name. he he he!

Saappaturaami rating : 4.5 out of 5