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“The GT Road”- A 2600 km Gastronomical Journey in Jaipur

At times, a simple road trip to nowhere is the solution to overcome every problem. Well, we are taking you on a new journey and to the new destination that introduces us to new ways of celebrating- The GT Road. Here, we’re talking about a new restaurant which has been recently launched in Jaipur with a very novel concept, based on a 2600 km long highway known as ‘The Grand Trunk Road’. The Grand Trunk Road is considered one of Asia’s longest roads ever constructed in the era of Sher Shah Suri. As The GT road starts from Chittagong, Bangladesh and ends at Kabul, Afghanistan, the restaurant offers specialities of all those cities that are covered by GT Road. Isn’t it, interesting?

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The exciting part is that it genuinely makes you relive the bygone era that it is based upon. Let us give you an insight of this beautiful gastronomical journey

As you enter, there is an eye-catching Victorian century’s polished Rolls Royce to welcome you. Inside the restaurant, the charm of the antique shotguns, rifles, and other artefacts like utensils give you a sneak peek into the chronicles of the old days.

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Moving on, let us take a look at the food.

This place is one of Jaipur’s rare live food counter providers. There is barbeque available for both vegetarians and non-vegetarians. The options here vary from Aatishti Paneer Tikka of Panipat, Mughfali Aloo Masala Tikki of Ambala to Panch Puran Kumbh of Amritsar, Chilli Potato of China Town Kolkata in vegetarian section and in non vegetarian there is lehsooni Murg Tikka, Burra Kabab, Gilafi Mutton Seekh of Lahore to Macchi ka tikka of Kolkata to satiate your taste buds. And that’s not it, there is a separate chaat counter for all the chaat lovers. The chaat options vary from Dahi Bhalle, Papdi Chaat to Raj Kachori, Palak Patta Chaat.

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But wait, don’t overindulge as there’s still more to come in the buffet and later in desserts, cause we know you would not want to miss anything ☺

The buffet options here are selective and will change after every 15 days (YAYY!). The beautifully laid buffet counter with metal utensils preserving the age-old charm undoubtedly creates the traditional warmth in the atmosphere. On the buffet counter, in vegetarian from Dal Makhani of Amritsar, Kadi pakoda of Jalandhar, Pindi chole of Rawalpindi to the garlic noodles from China Town of Kolkata and Biryani of Allahabad.  There was a whole variety of Non-veg delights- Aloo Gosht from Lahore, Murg Makkanwala from Kabul, Machar Jhol, Murg Masala of Delhi to Murg Dum Biryani of Lahore to Baluchi Gosht Biryani of Kabul.

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No doubt, the food is well researched and well crafted. Even basic ingredients and recipes are paid attention to. The chef told us that a recipe as simple as Sirka Pyaaz has been researched and brought from Ludhiana. For desserts, there are tiny portions available so that you can easily try all of them even after an almost full stomach. As a matter of fact, the chefs themselves have visited cities like Delhi, Panipat, Kolkata, Kanpur, Aurangabad, Varanasi etc. in order to bring authenticity to the meals.

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The restaurant also has a full bar offering a good range of cocktails.

The pleasant music, antique décor sets the perfect mood for indulging into a food journey covering 2600 km long Grand Trunk road. The delectable Barbeque and Buffet’ is what makes The G T Road so special amongst food connoisseurs.

So, the next time you feel or wish to go for a road oops food trip, you know where to head to ☺

Bon Appetit!

Location

The GT Road, Mango Hotel

Govind Marg, Saket Colony, Jaipur

 

 

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A New Hub For Chai Lovers In Jaipur

Chai is an integral part of our homes, in fact, our lives. If you’re a non-chai drinker your family and friends are the ones who question your existence because you haven’t tried it yet. Well, we think you are missing onto something really nice and should give it a try immediately because it is literally heaven on earth (no jokes!). Even though a 365-day pleasure, drinking chai during rains is a romantic experience on a whole new level especially with the one we are going to tell you about.

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In this delightful monsoon weather, we have found a new space for Jaipur’s tea lovers ‘Sikora’ that has recently opened up in Raja Park. Whenever you are in a mood to soak in the musical lyrics with a sip of tea this tea hub is the place to be. The word Sikora entices us to know more about that and we came to know that it is actually a mud vessel or Kulhar which is heated in the tandoor. Sounds interesting!

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Once the kulhar is boiling hot, the chai is poured in it so as to blend in the flavours. Ultimately, the chai is poured into a fresh kulhar and given to you. This is what that gives the chai a unique taste. Along with fascinating flavours of chais like Tandoori, Masala, Cardamom, Ginger, Tulsi, Rose, Zafran chai and Green tea, this tea hub serves a variety of luscious street food also that includes Kesar ki Jalebi, Dal Pakwan, Poha to Vada Pao, Maggi, French Fries.

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The two varieties that we tasted were Rose Chai & Zafran Chai- Cooked with rose petals, almonds, and cashew nuts. The flavour was unique and fresh. It smelled amazing and was a genuine delight to have in such a breezy weather. Similarly, the Zafran Chai has an extremely comforting and subtle flavour of saffron and we totally enjoyed drinking it.

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You can’t have Chai alone so we tried their amazing Misal Pao

Missle Pao is not very common and not easily available in Jaipur. Here the preparation of the same was quite authentic and we truly loved the thick layers of butter on the pao ☺

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So, this monsoon if you are out and enjoying the weather with friends or family and looking for Garma garam Kulhad Ki Chai, along with some tasty snack this is a place to go.

Location: C-46, Lane 1, Gurunanakpura, Tilak Nagar, Jaipur.

Content credit: Neha Mantri

Picture credit: Kratika Jain

Edited by team Jaipur Beat

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Go Eco-Friendly With These New Additions In Jaipur Market

We only have one planet and we all should do our part to ensure that our environment has to be protected and respected.

With fast-paced life, we have unknowingly abused our nature and its environment. Plastic pollution has become one of the serious issues in today’s time and it’s high time that we should start realizing the value of our ancient tradition and lifestyles our ancestors followed with the core focus on nature conservation. The earlier days when there was no clue of plastic, only clay and ceramic pottery utensils were being used.

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With few Indian states already banning plastic and imposing a strict penalty and fine to the users of plastic, we the Jaipurites need to gear up before the steps from the government come in.

On this World Nature Conservation Day, we would be glad to share some amazing products, which can be used in the daily activities and gives us an option to remove plastic from our everyday life. Here we go-

Thanda Thanda with uber Cool Matkas

Matkas or earthen pots were used in every Indian household since time immemorial, especially during summers. Matkas provided us with cool water without the use of electricity. Isn’t it cool! And if you have got bored with these regular plain mutkas, bring home a newly designed one.

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Say No to Plastic Bottles

Nowadays, plastic water bottles have become an integral part of our life. Knowing the fact, that keeping water in plastic bottles leads to diseases like cancer we cannot get rid of. But here is the substitute for plastic water bottles. Go to the nearby potter and get a new and latest supplement for it – clay bottles. Yes, you hear it right! Go get them and trust us they are cheaper and healthier than your steel bottles also – just Rs.140 -160.

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Choose to cook a healthy way

If you have been a fitness and health freak and not at all believe in serving in plastic containers or even cook in the plastic or steel utensils, clay utensils are the way to go! They are not only heat resistant but also safe for modern day cooking in microwaves.

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Flaunt it

A high tea or a dinner party, going eco-friendly is the new trend all around. Why not be the first to begin? How nice would it look that you serve your guests in the kulhad or these clay glass? Even though water will first taste slightly different but will definitely quench your thirsty throat.

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Water shortage, plastic pollution are some of the leading problem threatening not only our health but also every aspect of our environment. What about serving your guests in these mitti ki thaal? It is classy, biodegradable as well as eco-friendly.

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As we get down to conserve our mother nature, let’s choose this safe, long-lasting and unique way for a healthy living.

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Molly Moo-Now In Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur

We never hesitate to appreciate and showcase our love to the food joints that serve us delicious and literally jaw-dropping food. But these days our demands for Ice Creams and desserts have risen and to satiate the sugary pleasures, we are always there to welcome new Ice Cream Café or dessert parlour in the city. Jaipur Beat believes it is our responsibility to let Jaipurites know about such relishing and worth money-spending franchises in town.

So this month, after receiving immense love from the people in C-scheme in a very short span of time, Molly Moo, an ice-cream parlour has opened its new franchise in Vaishali Nagar.

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The ambience of the ice-cream parlour is elementary yet appealing. The outside fence gives the feel of entering into an actual dairy farm. The simple wooden furniture and not so crafty lights make it subtle and simple. There are two separate seating areas indoor and outdoor for those who simply wish to sit in an open space and enjoy the weather.

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The ice-cream parlour received a great response from the people of the town on its first day. “We expect an even more high number of walk-ins in future”, said one of the brothers who own the place, Mr Ashish Sangwan. This is what made the Jaipur Beat team rush to the place and do a tasting session for its audience.

Asked on how is the parlour different from other parlours in Jaipur, Mr Ashish replied, “We have an extremely wide range of flavours, some of which are not available anywhere in Jaipur”. Molly Moo has a set of extremely fresh, eggless and natural ice-creams. The unparalleled quality would make you scream in joy. They are genuinely extremely toothsome and delightful. From ice-creams, sorbets to parfaits and waffles, and ice-cream rolls, they have it all in store for their customers.

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If you visit the place, do try our favourite Chocolate Bourbon Whiskey, Red Wine Cheese Cake, Pineapple, and Lemon Cheesecake and the Jamun sorbet.  And we bet that the single scoop of delicious ice-cream will make you feel good instantly! Speaking of their heavenly taste, do not forget to try their signature Belgian Waffles! 

The best part, however, is that they have low sugar and protein ice-creams too. It is because of this, now you can drool over ice-creams and at the same time stay healthy.

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Furthermore, Jaipur Beat asked Mr Ashish why he preferred joining the Molly Moo venture instead of any other older established and successful venture. To which he said, “It is because I fell in love with ice-creams since the inception of the brand”.

The location is undeniably easy to find. Not only has that, the fact that it is situated in a decent locality, makes it even greater. The desserts here are assuredly amazing and worth a try.

Address—Molly Moo Ice Cream Café

180, Amrapali Marg

Vaishali Nagar, Jaipur

Picture Credit– Kratika Jain

Content Credit– Neha Mantri

Edited by team Jaipur Beat

Food · Food Festival · Hotels in Jaipur · Jaipur · Jaipur Beat · Jaipur Happenings · Uncategorized · Weekend Getaway · Weekends at jaipur

Indulge In The Weekend Buffet At JW Marriott, Jaipur

Who doesn’t dream of a luxurious, peaceful, relaxing weekend with some serious eating goals? After trying Sunday brunches in cafe and restaurants, it’s time that we explore something more indulging.  A new entry to the city’s offbeat weekend destination, we got a chance to spend a day in the calm ambience away from the hustle bustle of the city life at JW Marriott, Jaipur.

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Right from the grand palatial entrance to the way of your resting place or even the restaurant, everything draws inspiration from the city it now hails to. Like the grand getaway to the vast arches, it also has a vast menu on its weekend buffet.

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We were lucky enough to be a part of their weekend buffet launch and got a chance to savour some of the finest artistic meals from their menu. Especially and focusing mainly on international cuisine – it had an array of dishes to satiate your weekend hunger and vibes. Appetizers are a must to begin with a 3-4 course meal. From shrimps to salmons for non-vegetarians to stuffed tomato and vegetable salads for vegetarians, the menu looked just too way colourful and so did it taste.

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To start from salads rich with some best quality of cheese especially imported from Italy to a large number of assorted bread it was indeed confirmed that you will not stay starved.

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Drawing a little inspiration from the western world food – it had all types of meat to settle the non-vegetarian cravings. But not to forget the little specially done vegetarian dishes with some extra cheese were definitely not to be missed.

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But being in the princely state of Rajasthan how can one miss out to its very own Dal Baati Churma and some Laal Maas. Well, they didn’t. A live station to satiate the dragon from China, they served some hot and spicy fried rice and noodles.

 

After eating a lot from this, we still had to make our way to the dessert collection. Presented with finesse, were some really mouthwatering and jaw-dropping desserts and we couldn’t simply keep ourselves from gorging into some. The Classic Millie Feuille done in several layers or the Eclairs, Mocha Pot for the coffee lovers and the Blood Orange Parfait were some outstanding ones.

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But don’t worry they also had something for all those sugar conscious people – the Raspberry and Coconut Pannacotta and some specially made sugar free ice creams.

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So if you haven’t yet planned what to do this weekend get going to this place and binge into the weekend buffet specially crafted for you all.

Happy eating!

 

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A Walk Into Jaipur’s Maniharo Ka Rasta

The markets of Jaipur are filled with amusement. The very soul of Rajasthan lingers in the narrow alleys of the markets. Colourful artefacts, gorgeous odhanis, stunning jutis everything mimics the irresistible charm of Rajasthan in such a perfect manner.

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Amidst the narrow lanes of one such market, that is, Tripolia Bazaar is Maniharo ka Rasta. The word ‘Manihar’ means ‘one who makes bangles’ and Maniharo ka Rasta is a market filled with manihars selling all kinds of bangles, especially the one made up of lac. We decided to explore this market of Lac Bangles and get a firsthand experience.

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Stepping in Maniharo ka Rasta takes you to the realm of lac bangles. These exquisite bangles are the beating heart of the market. Bangles of every existing colour and numerous sizes are found at Maniharo ka Rasta.  The allure of these bangles is so much that you just cannot resist buying a pair or two.

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Strolling across the street in search of perfect bangles, we saw a woman working on lac bangles and decided to spend some time interacting about her profession. Sadia, as she told us, is a woman with a jolly personality and was happy to talk to us. “I am thirty years old and I have seen my family working with lac ever since my childhood. They have in fact been working with lac bangles much before that. The art is being passed on in my family for generations and we like what we do”, she said. On asking about the younger generation, she said, “Children at our home are very keen on learning but they are way too young to work with hot lac. They will only be taught once they are old enough and it is safe for them to work with melting lac.” While we talked to her about this, we also decided to capture what she was doing, and we must say it was fine and perfect 🙂

Moving a bit forward we stumbled upon another shop with a family working in a completely unique way with lac. We didn’t even left a moment and jumped into the shop to ask what were they doing. Meanwhile, the father was busy filling lac in a hollow gold bangle, his daughter thrilling told us that filling lac in a gold bangle makes it stronger and is also considered lucky in Rajasthan to wear such bangles. Did you know about this? Well, we didn’t 😉 That simply states that even if it is gold, lac is our gold in this priceless state.

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After seeing this we think that Rajasthan’s true essence lies in these small allies and this authentic art of making exquisite bangles will definitely stay with us for long. We know even you might be wanting to buy some of these. And these handcrafted lac bangles are very pocket-friendly,  say about 150 rupees for 8 plain lac bangles and approximately between 200 to 250 rupees for the beaded ones. Get some as in this season of leheriya and savan it’s a must have to match your daily style.

Content credit: Shanza Sarwana

Edited by team Jaipur Beat.

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Catch the Fashion Fever with Upcoming Lifestyle Exhibition in Jaipur.

With Jaipur’s weather turning festive, its charm is gradually spreading in the mood of the air. Thus, we all are craving for new fashion and lifestyle catalogues to get an ideal makeover this season. Nonetheless, we know our city is a hub for designer trends and has spectacular exhibitions now and then to keep us all forever trending.

Hence, Jaipur Beat has saved your time and jotted down some upcoming lifestyle exhibitions which are going to be held in town.

Save the dates as July is soon turning jovial!

  1. Avant Garde by Janhvi

Shop amidst vibrant styles and gorgeous garments at this designer pop show in Holiday Inn Jaipur and get a chance to meet the top designers of the fashion industry. Yes! Don’t wait and grab the opportunity now.

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Date– 17th – 18th July’18

Timings– 10:30 a.m. – 8:30 p.m.

Venue– Holiday INN, Bais Godam

  1. Dahleez exhibition

Shine this wedding season as one of the biggest rakhi and lifestyle exhibition is coming to your city, Jaipur at Utsav Hall, vidhyadhar Nagar. Wow, isn’t it? With captivating and glorious products from across the country, this exhibition promises to give Jaipurites hundreds of reason to shop and an opportunity to showcase your work.

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Date – 18th – 19th July’18

Timings-11:00 a.m. – 8:00 p.m.

Venue– Utsav hall, Vidyadhar Nagar

  1. Aspirations

Cheers! The most beloved exhibition of Jaipurites is coming to the city with a sensational theme of ‘Summer Blush’. Get a chance to shop amongst a vivid collection of vibrant summer colours and make your lifestyle a happy one. From authentic ethnics to contemporary couture, Aspiration has every latest trend on the run to aspire you with.

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Date– 16th -17th July’18

Timings– 11:00 a.m. onwards

Venue– SMS Convention Centre

  1. Shubham Rakhi and Lifestyle exhibition

This stunning rakhi exhibition is back this year with a whole new range of creative extravaganza. Yes! Shubham exhibition motivates you to go designer with rakhis and celebrate it with the fancy collection in store to make every festival a beautiful memory.

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Date– 27th – 28th July’18

Timings– 10:30 a.m. -8:30 p.m.

Venue– B.M. Birla Auditorium