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The Memoir of Pizza(Straight from the dairy of Pizza)

September 30, 2010 20 comments

Date: 17th September 2010,

Indian Summers

Being a celebrity food in this country is not easy. Another day has

passed with number of photoshoots, private party visits, public campaigns and other engagements. I still remember my journey from small town of Italy to American cities and now straight into Indian hearts.

The most popular food

Back in Italy, every one use to call me Margarita.  I was simple and slim. With the development of America as the new World, I was taken to America along with my compatriots like Pasta, salads and calzones. America really received me well and I immediately became very famous there. Though they changed my appearance and toppings but they never changed the feel. In America, I met this tall, dark and handsome bew, we fell in love and we got married. His name is Coke.

We were hugely celebrated couple in America and travelled around the world. But soon the dark side of getting famous came on us. Too much attention by media and paparazzi affected our personal lives and after few troubled year we wanted to leave America for some peaceful state. During that time, we scouted many countries and of all we zeroed on India. India, we thought, will allow us to live peacefully and enhance professionally.

Since then, 25 years have been passed and we really made India our new home. But it was not an easy journey in India. People use to call me with different names like Pijja, Pilja, and also sometimes Puja. They compared me with Indian breads and said I lacked the malasas. I took my time and embraced the local flavours and since then I have never looked back. Now you can find Chicken Tandori Pizza, Aloo Dam Pizza and Desi Paneer Pizza also. Coke is also enjoying India a lot and he always accompanies me wherever I go.

Last few years have been really difficult for Food Industry in India. Due to arrivals of Yankees(Hotdogs and Burgers), the competition has really showed us. Due to this reason we have to continuously try innovative ways to be different and stay in demand.

However, my last appearance was very controversial one. I was filled with silky layer of liquid cheese between my base. It made me very cheesy and very tasty. It was called Cheese Bust Pizza. The foodies around country loved it but few questioned me on moral grounds. They said that how ethical it was for me to have an additional layer of cheese. They said it was like one to the silicon plantation in the body. These criticisms really took my morale down but changes, I believe, are part of a foods’ life. How often do you come across the food like Bajara Ki Rati which has never changed its form and are even forgotten by its own people (though I greatly admire it as great food)But my life is completely different. I am so famous that my merchandises are available everywhere (Pizza bread, Pizza bun, Pizza cheese, Pizza sauce etc.).

Last night, I was catching with my friend Pasta and we discussed the taste of modern india. How similar it is becoming to Americas’ where we lived for many years. I was also joking with her that she will be soon “Haldiramed” (“Haldiramed” in the food world is worst thing that can happen to a foreign food in India. Haldiram try to make these foods in their style and at the end of the day every food has a same taste)

Well, its late in the night and I think that I should call off for sleep. Tomorrow is another busy day for us. Few birthday parties, office lunches, Fat wedding dinners are scheduled for tomorrow. Coke has a ad-shoot with few cricketers and film stars. Getting some sleep would be a good idea.

Good Night,


Note from Bunty and Hungry: The story of Pizza’s life has really touched our hearts. So, we want to give our tribute to Pizza for her contribution in the food world. We have ordered a double cheese bust pizza with coke.(yes, we like silicon pizza!)

Happy cooking and Happy Eating,

Bunty Aur Hungry

Happily Married: Coke with Pizza

(Shubham and Avi)

P.S: The story featured in the blog is copied from the personal diary of Pizza. Please do not  let Pizza know about it.

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Dahi Sandwich

September 25, 2010 12 comments

Dahi (Curd) Sandwich
We never expected that our blog would be even read by anyone, but the response from the readers is truly delightful. We registered around 3,50,000 clicks on our single post(ahh……kash)
Without wasting too much time we will take you to the recipe.
Today’s recipe is simple to cook and you don’t need much knowledge of kitchen
Dahi (Curd) Sandwich
Bunty’s innovative kitchen experience has delighted Avi so many times. Dahi Sandwich can be your workday breakfast, post work meal or mid night snack.
Preparation Time:- 10-15 min(For Bunty, its 5 minutes show)
Serves: 2(1 in case of Avi)
4 slices of bread ()can also try brown, multi-grain or zera bread)
2 tbsp Small Mustard Seeds
250gm Hung curd
1 Finely Chopped Capsicum
1 Finely Chopped Onion
2 Green Chillies
1 tbsp Black Pepper
Pinch of Salt
Method to Prepare:-
1.) Take a bowl and put hung curd, capsicum. Onion. Green chillies, pinch of salt and black pepper and mix it well.
2.) Heat 1tbsp of oil in a spoon with some mustard seeds and when mustard seeds starts crackling mix it with the batter prepared above.(like we put tadka)
3.) Spread the batter on the bread and cover it with another slice of bread.
4.) Take a non-stick pan and put 1 tbsp oil and 10-12 mustard seeds on it and when mustard seeds starts crackling place the sandwich on it. Toast it till it gets brown and same way toast the other side also.(You can also grilled it in grill sandwich maker)
5.) Your Dahi Sandwich is ready, Serve it hot with tomato ketchup and/or mustard sauce.

We strongly recommend you following with our Dahi Sandwich:
1. Avi’s experience says that Dahi sandwich tastes best when you are watching the movie, “Phool aur kaathe”(Reference: Random Movie-food compatibility Test )
2. Use of sweety Supari as an mouthfresher will give better results.
3. Overeating of Dahi Sandwich may give you mirage of you being constipated.
Thats all from us this week. We hope you will try Dahi Sandwich in your kitchen soon. Don’t forget to send your feedback.

Happy cooking and Eating,
Bunty and (Avi)Hungry

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Here We Come

September 23, 2010 12 comments

Bunty Aur Hungry
Hello World,
We have created this blog to share our experiences on “The boys’ Kitchen” and mid night cooking. (Since we needed some motive to write)
So first, we would like to introduce our presenters to you!

Shubham Jain AKA Bunty: Bunty comes from legendary Chef family which is credited with landmarks like invention of Petha (better known as Agra Ka Petha ) and Dal Moth and his ancestors were Royal vegetarian chefs in Mughals Kitchen (After Jodha was married to Akbar, Mughals hired Vegetarian chefs to seduce hindu princesses )
Bunty’s experience in cooking is enormous . His grandmom says that the first word which Bunty said as 3 month old was “GAS” (which had little to do with his uncles farting habits.)Bunty went on to learn different vegetarian cuisines from around the world. He can now cook over 5000 Indian and Continental meals. Recently, he also experimented by inventing Kimam ka Raitha (since Bunty is from Uttar Pradesh) which brings him at peer with his family history of inventing new type of food.
Avinash Gupta AKA “Avi the Hungry”: Avi comes from prestigious Maskara family who were originally comedians at Royal courts of Gupta dynasty. (One of the symbolic regions they now use Gupta as their Surname ) Legends say that Maskaras were the one who bought PJs in great lands via silk route. They were highly respected figure in those days and were responsible for promotion of “Humour” as an art over myths like “Mathematics” in the empire.
Everyone but Avi in his family are excellent cooks. Avi’s Mother, father, Bhabhi, Sister , grand mom and even elder brother cooks brilliantly. Due to availability of great food around, Avi never thought that cooking will be necessary for him and he had been developed in to a mottu foodie.
There could be many meaningless reasons for us to write this blog but we have zeroed on few of the following:
1. Our Mission: Like all great visionaries, we have two kinds of motive of this blog.
a. Short term Motive: Since most of our cooking has come from the “The boys Kitchen” which is without the luxuries like Microwave, Electric Oven and even Mixer grinder, so we want to make millions by writing silly blogs, make millions and then buy all those kitchenwares so that we can cook more, eat more and write more.
b. Long term Motive: Bunty’s long term motive is to open a vegetarian multi-cuisine Dhaba(like all the great chefs) and Avi’s motive is to eat in that dhaba for his life for free.(strategic partnership )
2. Royal Connections: Highly irrelevant but worthy connection is that both Bunty and Avi comes from family that had royal connection. This brings a good rapport and a class apart understanding between them.
3. Mutually Exclusive: Apart from so many similarities, Avi and Bunty are mutually exclusive of their role in this blog. Like the Bunty loves to cook and the hungry loves to eat. So we will try to bring the views both as a cook and as a foodie.

Our Limitations:
1. Since both Bunty and Avi comes from sophisticated vegetarian families, do not expect chickens , prawns and porks here. However, occasional eggs may appear.
2. Few of the inventions of Bunty(like Kimam ka Raita mention above) are not yet patented and hence cannot be discussed in public forums.
3. Do not expect Vir Shangavi types nail biting food critique (as foodie here loves all kind of food ) and Sanjeev Kapoor types cooking (because the chef here is not yet married and hence has to earn his own living)

That’s all from now. We expect to publish our first recipe by this Sunday.

Happy cooking and eating
Bunty and the Hungry

Disclaimer: All the facts in the blogs are highly exaggerated and most of the bragging are not even true.

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