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We Ride & We Eat

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Raju Omelette!

By now most of you have figured that post the whole biking experience the next thing which we obsess about is food ūüôā Also continuing from the last few weeks where bike rides have come to a stand still due to rains in Bombay, most of our lives are revolving around food. Today’s post is also about food and mainly it takes off from a post last week “The Rainy Weekend” wherein Rachita had made the most awesome Omelette Pav (bread) even surpassing the great Raju Omlet of Baroda. For all you egg lovers and foodies, the below post is a must read and also if you are travelling to Baroda then you have to visit this destination.

One of my most favorite places in the city of Baroda and the one I recommend to all my family & friends who visit the city is Raju Omlet.¬†This is an iconic¬† place run by Mr. Raju and thus the name for people who didn‚Äôt get it.. ¬†My first visit to this place was around 2 years ago basis my in-laws recommendation. The place clearly didn‚Äôt disappoint and thus the visit back. This time around, I carried my ¬†camera so as to capture all the awesome sites of the legendary “Raju Omlet.”

So back to the main story ‚Äď

We ordered Everything!!!

Raju Omlet, from what I hear, started off many years ago as a small cart which has now evolved into this one small restaurant.¬†Please note, the food available here is only egg preparations – the most famous being OMELETTE and thus the name ‚ÄúRaju Omlet‚ÄĚ,¬†As soon as you enter the compound, you can smell fresh butter and hear it sizzling on the tava‚Ķ Loads of people sitting around staring down at their plates with a singular focus of devouring the food.¬†As soon as you walk towards the order counter, you can see the menu which has a selected few options ‚Äď egg bhurji, egg rice, bolied egg masala, etc. and also egg omelette, which is the trademark dish.¬†So out of pure desperation and hunger, we (accompanied by in-laws and the Mrs) ordered everything on the menu. Post ordering everything, felt very proud and cool considering people at the cash counter looked at us in amazement!

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This is Heaven!!!

Egg Bhurji

Also next to the counter was this gigantic tava with Rajubhai (you guessed it! he is the gentlemen who owns this place) cooking some awesome stuff!!!.¬†I kid you not, he put in 500 gms of butter on the pan, broke a few eggs on it, added tomatoes, chilli, garam masala and made 3 plates from the same!!! That‚Äôs when we realized this was not going to be a meal for the faint of heart.¬†Please note, to accompany most items on the menu, there is Pav soaked in butter, soaked to such an extent that in the shine of the same you can see your face – brilliantly delicious! Moving on to the food, we had the bhurji floating in butter, boiled egg masala and egg rice which were worth mentioning. The other dishes were spin offs of these and strictly average.¬†Though post eating all the dishes on the menu, it was time for the trademark omelette.¬†So this it 2 portions of Pav (bread for you firangs) soaked in butter and sliced omelette sandwiched between them served piping hot!!!¬†The taste….unmatched!!! We went through multiple portions of the same in like minutes.¬†Side by side, took loads of photos to confirm the claims of butter utilization, limited menu and brilliant food.¬†Also took a photograph of Rajubhai, the owner, who in his moment of attempted humor, said he was worried that because of his picture being available someone would kidnap him! Lol!!!¬†All in all, this is a must place for people visiting Baroda to go and eat ‚Äď its simple and totally brilliant!

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Though, the butter and its quantity does take away a few years of life‚Ķ though totally worth it ūüôā

Insane Amounts of Butter!!!

The Legend Mr Raju Bhai!!!

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Raju Bhai & Butter!!!

Spicy!!!

 
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Posted by on June 26, 2012 in Helmets & More

 

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The Rainy Weekend

Crazy Rains!!!

This week was the rains, so no bike ride happened ūüė¶ bummer…¬†Primarily, the monsoons here in India, specially in Bombay, aren’t¬†conducive to bike riding; there is decent amount of water logging, also traffic’s a bitch and roads are as slippery as icy glaciers… Having said that, if you are planning on getting your bike out during the rains, whether out of choice or¬†duress, some basics you need to keep in mind. (Also images are not of the weekend but of past rains and how they are a problem year on year)

Damn thats a bad situation

1) Have your tyres checked for the right amount of air

2) Get tyres with better grip for the rains

3) Buy a good windcheater or raincoat

4) A good cover for the bike

5) Get all the metal work plated so that there is no rusting or corrosion

6) Have a tool box & first aid box handy so that in an emergency, if at all, you are equipped

7) Have the engine oil and brake oil also thoroughly checked

8) Carry a dry towel or napkin at all times

Moving on, Friday evening was generally an easy one wherein Rachita & me watched some serial on TV, had a nice Family dinner & closed the day. Also it had been a tough day at work so¬†didn’t¬†do much even though it was a Friday. Saturday morning started off with a bang, having my favorite cold coffee with some super bailey’s irish cream and chocolate sauce (Recipe for the same below). Also, as mentioned, no bike ride happened basis rains, so then decided to watch movies and chill through the day – pulled out the entire Bourne series from my collection; the POA was clear then to laze & go through movies & eat awsome food.

The Bourne Trilogy!!!

For people who don’t know, the Bourne series is about¬†Jason Charles Bourne (born David Webb), a fictional character and the protagonist of a series of novels by Robert Ludlum¬†and subsequent film adaptations. He first appeared in the novel, The Bourne Identity¬†(1980), which was adapted¬†for television in 1988. The novel was very loosely adapted in 2002 into a feature film under the same name and starred Matt Damon¬†in the lead role.The character has appeared in eight sequel novels (the last six were written by Eric Van Lustbader)¬†with another due to be published in 2012. Along with the first feature film, The Bourne Identity¬†(2002), Jason Bourne also appears in two sequel movies, The Bourne Supremacy (2004) and The Bourne Ultimatum¬†(2007), both with Damon again in the lead role. A fourth film, The Bourne Legacy, is due to be released in 2012 but will not star Damon – the concept & story is about a black-ops agent gone rogue against the corrupted¬†government¬†system.

Gimme some Dimsum ūüôā

Post the marathon movie session, awesome dinner cooked by Rachita was had. She made some awesome dimsum/momos & rice noodles with chinese greens which were totally spectacular! Sunday morning started getting the bike cleaned, though, couldn’t go for a ride as the rains were just not letting up. Spent the entire day lazing in bed, watching serials. Finished Vampire Diaries¬†season¬†3 which was super fun! There is no one more cooler than Damon played by Ian Somerhalder… Again for dinner, Rachita made some awesome¬†Omelet¬†Pav I(Omelet¬†Bread) which was the greatest in the world! In the posts through the week, I will be sharing the recipe for the same and also an interesting article on why this preparation is so iconic. Finished the day watching Supernatural and finally called it a day.

Greates Omele Pav Ever!!!

Cold Coffee Irish Style Recipe Below

Cold Irish Coffee!!!

1) Some cold milk & some good instant coffee.

2) Add some sugar to the same and drop the same in the mixer.

3) Post mixing the same, add 30 ml of bailey’s irish cream to the mix & give it another stir.

4) Finally top the mix with a generous helping of chocolate sauce.

5) The super duper coffee is ready.

 
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Posted by on June 18, 2012 in Trips & Rides

 

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