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    Chole Bhature – The Quintessential Indian Food

    If you ever had to admit your favourite cheat meal, it has to be the rich, delicious Chole Bhature. The North Indian meal of deep-fried bread maida from maida paired with spicy chana masala is definitely one of our favourite dishes to binge on.

    Be it a hearty breakfast meal, a lovely lunch snack which calls for an afternoon siesta or a great dinner dish with the gang, Chole Bhature is always the life of the party. It is hard to find the right mix of spices that click with everyone and rare are the places that crack the code of this holy-grail of Indian street food!

    Here is a simple recipe!

    Ingredients

    • 250 gm boiled chickpeas
    • 250 gm tomatoes
    • 500 gm onions
    • 10-12 cloves garlic
    • 2-3 chilli
    • 1 inch ginger
    • 4-5 strings of pudina
    • 3-4 black pepper
    • 2-3 long
    • 1 tbsp red chili powder
    • 2 tbsp oil
    • 1 tbsp salt
    • 1 tbsp Punjabi Chole masala
    • 1 tbsp chopped coriander

     

    For Bhature

    • 500 gm Refined flour
    • 100 gm Wheat flour
    • 1 tbsp crush jeera
    • 2 tbsp oil for moan
    • 1 tsp salt
    • 100 ml water
    • As needed Oil for frying

     

    Steps

    1. First mix all the ingredients of Bhature and knead a dough....(loose)..keep it aside.
    2. Let's prepare gravy for Chole. For that chopped onions and tomatoes..take it in a mixie jar and add chopped garlic and chillies. And a piece of ginger....
    3. Then add some dry ingredients into mixie jar...long, cinnamon and black pepper.... add some water and Crush them altogether...to make gravy..
    4. Now take 2 tbsp oil in kadai or pan, add jeera and tej patta,also pinch of asfoetida and red chilli powder.....Then pour gravy and cook it for 10 minutes....until its raw taste gone. Stir it well...and cook it.
    5. Add boiled chole(chickpeas) in it...and stir it.. add masala in it...red chilli powder, Chole masala and salt to taste....Stir it well and cook for 10 minutes.
    6. Off the flame and took out in a serving bowl...Garnish it with coriander and raw onion rings.
    7. Now take oil in a kadai for Bhature...knead the dough and make little equal portions from it.
    8. With the help of Roller and pin roll Bhature...(almost size of chapati)Fry it..

    Craving Indian food in New Zealand ? No worries, here are some of the best Indian restaurants to fix your desi cravings!

    We at Shop India have an exclusive list of top punjabi restaurants in New Zealand across various destinations to help you make your vacation an unforgettable one. So stop fretting and start feasting!

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    QR Code Menu In Restaurant, Café or Bar

    Modern technology has made running a business more manageable for owners. You can take advantage of software tools that can automate tedious tasks so that you can focus on more revenue generating strategies for your company.

    One of the current trends among restaurants is using a QR code for their digital menus. A quick response (QR) code is characterized by a 2D bar code, unlike the traditional ones that only involve lines. It consists of black squares and dots, which represent specific pieces of data that are translated by a computer or device. You can easily create a QR code for your business through a QR Code Generator.

    Here are the reasons why you ought to maximize the use of QR codes in your restaurant, especially for your menu:

    1. Convenience

    The primary benefit of QR codes is that they’re convenient for you and your customers. On the diner’s end, they won’t have to keep on waiting for the server to arrive at their table with the physical menu. Plus, you can give them enough time to decide on what meals to try without pressuring them with the presence of your staff.

    This feature is particularly useful for lunch and dinner times at your restaurant, when your employees are busy taking and delivering orders. You can even improve the convenience factor by allowing customers to click on the menu for their orders.


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    2. Savings

    Another advantage of QR codes is the time and money savings they offer. For the former, again, your customers can immediately check the menu for today’s special. They can confirm and receive their orders right away, which is useful for people who just stepped out for lunch and should return within an hour or so.

    On your end, you can save money with QR codes. You can add new items to the menu electronically, without worrying about updating its physical counterpart. This way, you won’t have to keep on printing a new set of menus, especially if you’re still in the early stages of your business.

    Even if you have to print the QR codes and post them all over your establishment, these use minimal space, so you’ll still save on this overhead cost.

    3. Efficiency

    Since QR codes serve to automate the task of going to each table to offer the menu, your waiters will have more energy to focus on providing your customers with the best service. They won’t have to keep on scrambling through different tables with the orders, while struggling to remember which ones haven’t been given a menu yet. With this, you reduce the risk of aggravated diners and staff.

    To ensure that your customers maximize the use of QR codes, you must provide them with instructions on how they can scan them. The guide must include the app that can read and open these codes, like Messenger, WhatsApp, and even Instagram. You also ought to note other steps that they should do, such as opening the notification or waiting for their device to automatically direct them to the browser.


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    One more way to guarantee the efficacy of your QR codes is to find a reliable generator. Aside from the basic feature, these are some tips to remember when choosing this type of software:

    • No Downloads - Your code shouldn’t download anything on your customer’s phone, even if it’s your menu. As much as possible, keep everything web-based to avoid privacy and consent issues.
    • Multiple File Uploads - The QR code generator must allow you to publish several files, whether PDFs or images, which are all accessible through a single code. With this, you gain the flexibility of uploading all your products using the same code.
    • Dynamic - A dynamic QR code means that you can update the content of a single code without needing to regenerate another one. This feature saves you from having to print a new image every time you change your menu.
    • Multiple Languages - Ideally, the software must support multiple languages. This means that a code that’s scanned using a phone with Spanish as the default language would show a menu in this dialect.
    • Scale Support - If you have a franchise or are planning to start one, you should look for software that can help you manage several codes in just one platform and roll out modifications at scale.

    4. Hygiene

    The coronavirus pandemic has changed how people eat. Restaurants have to be mindful of social distancing and in implementing safe public health practices. QR codes are hygienic because menus no longer need to be passed from your waiters to the customers, and, then, back to your staff again.

    It lessens the risk of contamination in your establishment since customers can just open the menu on their smartphones and order from there. QR codes remove items from being passed from one pair of hands to another. You can even supplement this strategy with contactless payment methods, like online banking and the use of electronic wallets.

    5. Brand Awareness

    A basic feature of QR code generators is customization. You can personalize your code to display your brand logo. It’s one way to increase awareness for your business and imprint the symbol in customers’ minds. This way, when diners see your logo while scrolling through their social media news feeds, they can immediately associate it with good food and even better customer service from your staff.

    6. Marketing

    Aside from brand awareness, QR codes can also be used to market more products to your customers. For instance, a diner orders today’s special, which only consists of an appetizer and main course. Since the process is digital, you can easily upsell your other food items, such as your desserts, by adding a banner on the landing page of the code. With this, you help boost your sales and profits.

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