The moment when we stopped

Some days turn out to be unusual. Rather, turn out to be more special than others.

One Saturday night, we were just going on with our Saturday routine. Peak hours, customers coming in, smiles, laughs, sizzling brownie. Just then, a few people walked in, and made us all immobile for a few seconds.

A grandfather, along with his two grand kids, walked in, and parked themselves on a corner table. Very gently, they placed an order for a few desserts. Once the order was served, all 3 of them, full of smiles and love, shared the desserts till the last bite, playfully stealing each others’ spoon, and exchanging beautiful stories.

It was just such a beautiful moment, that we all stopped, and let it absorb.

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Beautiful, isn’t it?

This sends out a really strong message: We all need to slow down once in a while, breathe, and spend time with our loved ones.

And that is exactly what we stand for, at Cafe Klatsch. 🙂

Cafe Klatsch strives to serve more than food. We serve memories <3

-Visit our website: www.cafeklatsch.in to place an order #online!
-Call/Whatsapp on: 9328188617 for instant ordering and enquires!
-Whatsapp to reserve table or ask for “Deals of the Day”!
-Free Home Delivery & Custom Cake delivery in 1 hour!
-We also take “Catering Orders” and give “Party Hall Rentals”!

Shop No. 11-13, ABB shopping centre, Opp. Parsi Hospital, Lunsikui, Navsari 396445

Brewing Love in the Kitchen

We have always wanted our customers to be a part of our family, and associate us with love, care, nostalgia and comfort. Ever since day 1, our target has not been to sell food, but to sell memories.

In our efforts to achieve this, our strongest catalysts have been our staff. Our lovely, energetic, ready-for-anything staff. They have grown to be a family themselves, to the extent that everyone has each other’s back. They know how to care for each other, and they also know how to party hard.

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Make us a part of your celebration.

We offer Party Hall and Catering Services for all occasions.

Cafe Klatsch strives to serve more than food. We serve memories <3

-Visit our website: www.cafeklatsch.in to place an order #online!
-Call/Whatsapp on: 9328188617 for instant ordering and enquires!
-Whatsapp to reserve table or ask for “Deals of the Day”!
-Free Home Delivery & Custom Cake delivery in 1 hour!
-We also take “Catering Orders” and give “Party Hall Rentals”!

Shop No. 11-13, ABB shopping centre, Opp. Parsi Hospital, Lunsikui, Navsari 396445

Why kids LOVE to visit Cafe Klatsch

If you have visited our Cafe, you must be well aware of the Cake Display we have in the main dining area. It’s a tiny little box sitting in one corner, displaying our desserts of the day. Nothing great, right?

Little did we know: It is a paradise for kids.

Almost every time we have kids come in, they become highly protective about this box, as if it is their mother bee. Once they step foot around the box, their cuteness knows no bounds. Their sparkling eyes, their drooling mouths, their innocence; all of it makes us fall in love with them over and over again.

Want to know what we are talking about? Here are a few snaps from our “secret agents”:

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Such lovely kids. We would LOVE to have our Cafe filled with kids all day long!

Cafe Klatsch strives to serve more than food. We serve memories <3

-Visit our website: www.cafeklatsch.in to place an order #online!
-Call/Whatsapp on: 9328188617 for instant ordering and enquires!
-Whatsapp to reserve table or ask for “Deals of the Day”!
-Free Home Delivery & Custom Cake delivery in 1 hour!
-We also take “Catering Orders” and give “Party Hall Rentals”!

Shop No. 11-13, ABB shopping centre, Opp. Parsi Hospital, Lunsikui, Navsari 396445

Mr.Universe at Cafe Klatsch

Our excitement knew no bounds when Mr. Universe, Mr. Sangram Chogule visited Cafe Klatsch. He was so humble to everyone around him, that we all fell in awe of him. Here are a few snaps of the amazing time we had with him hanging around:

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Thank you Sir, for adding life to our Cafe. We hope to see you again very soon 🙂

Cafe Klatsch strives to serve more than food. We serve memories <3

-Visit our website: www.cafeklatsch.in to place an order online!
-Call/Whatsapp on: 9328188617 for instant ordering and enquires!
-Whatsapp to reserve table or ask for “Deals of the Day”!
-Free Home Delivery & Custom Cake delivery in 1 hour!
-We also take “Catering Orders” and give “Party Hall Rentals”!

Shop No. 11-13, ABB shopping centre, Opp. Parsi Hospital, Lunsikui, Navsari 396445

Here’s A Recipe Of Colourful Oats That’s Bound To Make Your Day Better!

Good health and tasty food don’t really have much in common. This is one of the most important reasons why foodies have to think twice before starting a fitness regime or modifying their diets. There exists a perception that what is healthy for you will be bland, and what will be scrumptious for you is going to be fattening. And that my friends, is a very important problem.

Well, where there are conventions, there are bound to be exceptions. If you have the right ingredients, you can make sinfully tasty dishes while sparing a thought for your health as well. Take for instance this recipe from Om Nom Nom which transformed a plain bowl of oats into a beautiful looking snack that’s also insanely scrumptious!

RAINBOW OATS

Ingredients:

Quaker Oats – 1 Cup

Milk – 1 Cup

Sugar – To taste

Food Colours – A drop of red, green, blue, yellow, purple.

Preparation:

1. Boil milk and add oats.

2. Add the sugar as per taste.

3. Separate the oats into five small bowls.

4. Mix each colour in one bowl each and mix well.

5. Take a larger serving bowl. Layer each colour one after the other.

6. Garnish it with whipped cream and cherry.

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They Say ‘Rice Makes You Fat’, But This One Simple Trick Can Fix That

For a lot of us in Asia, we can’t imagine a full blown meal without our daily satisfying staple of white, fluffy, aromatic rice. And it’s not just Asia where rice is an important part of our daily grub. In the Caribbean, the grains are often mixed with beans and enjoyed. In other parts of the world too, like the United States and Middle East, rice is consumed though in moderate quantities.

The bad news is that the white refined rice that you’re enjoying at lunch is probably not best for you.

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It comes with higher chances of diabetes because a cup of cooked rice is almost 200 calories as starch and turns into sugar and then the consequent love handles.

Since giving up rice isn’t a very pleasing option for most of us, luckily enough an undergraduate student at the College of Chemical Sciences in Sri Lanka and his mentor have been looking at how to cut down calories. The Independent came out with the story of the scientists who came up with a way to cut down calories in rice by 50 percent and even add a couple of other health benefits. It’s easy to use and way healthier for our bodies.

Sudhair James explains how they got around to making the grain healthier.

“What we did is cook the rice as you normally do, but when the water is boiling, before adding the raw rice, we added coconut oil—about 3 percent of the weight of the rice you’re going to cook.

After it was ready, we let it cool in the refrigerator for about 12 hours. That’s it.” 

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Knowing your starches – the one with calories and the one without.

It’s just a little to do with tweaking its chemistry. Thanks to science, research suggests that starches can be modified according to the methods of preparation of the food.

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Adding Oil Before Cooking Rice And Cooling It Afterwards Resulted In 10-12% Calorie Reduction.

Dr. Pushparajah Thavarajah, a professor who is supervising the research explains,

“If you can reduce the digestible starch in something like steamed rice, you can reduce the calories.The impact could be huge.”

So James and Thavarajah tested eight kinds of recipes on 38 varieties of rice found in Sri Lanka. They found that by adding a lipid, like coconut oil which is commonly used in Sri Lanka, before cooking the rice and then cooling it immediately afterwards there was up to a 10-12% reduction in calories.

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James says,

“The oil interacts with the starch in rice and changes its architecture. Chilling the rice then helps foster the conversion of starches. The result is a healthier serving, even when you heat it back up.”

We all know how obsessed people are with calories nowadays and with good cause; in this age obesity is a very real concern, even in kids. Keeping with this scenario, a 10 percent reduction in calorie levels is a big deal. In developing nations, where people rely heavily on this cheap staple as food, obesity due to rice is a new worry.

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Thavarajah says,

“Obesity has been a problem in the United States for some time. But it’s becoming a problem in Asia, too. People are eating larger and larger portions of rice, which isn’t good.”

They are also experimenting to see if other oils could be used as alternatives to coconut oil such as sunflower oil.

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8 Everyday Food Items That Could Kill You If Eaten Raw

Yes, mom once told you not to have too many peanuts in one go, or drink water right after dry fruits, in case you didn’t want an upset stomach. But, we are talking about regular, everyday foods that can actually put you to sleep forever. Have them the wrong way, or the wrong amount, and you’d be asking for a serious amount of trouble.

So, here are 8 everyday food items that could be lethal if you have them wrong.

1. Raw rajma contains traces of cyanide.

Rajma? I know, a ridiculous prospect that one of our most common and staple gravy base of beans are poisonous. None of us are dead. Well, that’s only because we cook them. Raw red kidney beans have a fair amount of cyanide, which if the beans are crushed will react to create hydrogen cyanide – something that is fatal even in the smallest amounts. So, don’t swallow any raw kidney beans, especially if you were planning on chewing them.

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2. Apple seeds contain small traces of cyanide.

There goes the ‘an apple a day’ phrase right out the window. Apples seeds, much like the red kidney beans, contain traces of cyanide. Although, in extremely small amounts, the seeds in one apple aren’t enough to kill. Get you feeling nauseated and sick, but not proving to be fatal. But, have enough of them and it is perfectly possible to kill yourself.

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3. Potatoes may produce glycoalkaloid.

Although, it is uncommon for someone to fall ill or die from eating potatoes, such cases are not unheard of. Potato leaves and stems – and, potatoes that have been left long enough to turn green – contain a fair amount of a toxic chemical called glycoalkaloid. Cases of poisoning are rare, so you can enjoy your mash. Although, you’d want to leave anything that’s green.

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4. Nutmeg has myristicin, which may cause serious problems.

Ingesting small amounts of this holiday spice is known to cause hallucinogenic symptoms (not the fun kind). Not that nutmeg poisoning is very common, but just about 5 grams of it can cause convulsions. 8 grams and you’d be in the middle of some serious seizures. Clearly, this is not a spice to be messed around with.

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5. Castor seeds have ricin, which is highly toxic.

Ah, the spoons of this supposedly super healthy oil that you were probably forced to consume on a daily basis as a kid, actually comes from a pretty scary source. While castor oil is fairly common in households, the beans it is extracted from are extremely poisonous. In fact, one bean is enough to kill a human being, and four to kill a horse. All this, because of a chemical called ricin.

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6. Cassava contains high amounts of cyanide.

The famous woody shrub, native to South America and a staple part of the diet in Africa, has the edible starchy root from which you get Tapioca. In fact, cassava is popularly steamed or boiled and served as a street snack across Africa. But, the leaves and even the cassava root are surprisingly rich in cyanide. You know what cyanide does to you right?

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7. Raw cashews have urushiol, the poison ivy chemical.

Here’s a ‘the more you know’ moment. The raw cashews that we chew down aren’t exactly raw. To be precise, cashew nuts go through a process which cleans them of a chemical called urushiol – something that is also commonly found in poison ivy plants or poison oak. Having raw cashews would then have the equivalent effect that poisoning from the ivy would. And, for those who are allergic, it could prove fatal.

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8. Bitter almonds contain high traces of cyanide.

So, there are the sweet almonds that we use commonly, and then there are bitter almonds. Bitter almonds are used to extract oil and in certain recipes where it is cooked. But eat about a handful of them raw, and you’d be in serious trouble. Raw bitter almonds contain extremely high amounts of cyanide, which by now you know is bad news.

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This 5-Day Diet That Apparently Helps You Lose Weight Real Quick Is Breaking The Internet

If there is one word that stands testimony to my weak will power, horrible determination and bad decision making, it is well-hidden in the word ‘dieting’. Anyone who tried to follow a diet routine or went off sugar at some point in their life would know that food haunts and how.

But we cannot overlook the risk of diseases old age and extra weight brings with it. While most diet-regimes require an extremely military level of commitment, researchers have come up with a diet-regime which allows you to eat whatever you want to, cuts down risks of weight-related diseases and keeps you healthy. Welcome to the world of Fast Mimicking Diet. 

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The main researcher behind the fast mimicking diet, Valter Longo, owns a patent on the FMD (published January 2015) and a company which has designed a comprehensive packaged FMD dietary product ProLon.

The Fast Mimicking Diet involves five days of limited caloric intake each month.

 That’s it. Five days, and things are sorted for you!

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Let us break it down for the nutrition geeks and diet enthusiasts.

The regime requires 100% adherence. I mean, obviously.

“The best preparation is to gradually ease into the five-day plan. It is far easier to eat smaller meals in the run-up and cut out snacking and caffeinated drinks (which also come with high calories) altogether, over a period of days before the regime begins, than to suddenly and extremely change your food intake.

On paper, the first day should be the easiest, with meals containing 1,090 calories (10% protein, 56% fat, 34% carbohydrates. That’s more than the four remaining days, which only have 725 calories (9% protein, 44% fat, 47% carb),” a report in Quartz wrote.

Here’s your chart:

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After four days of successful fasting, I mean who wouldn’t want to make up for all the treats that went uneaten – by splurging on fatty foods or going bonkers overeating.

But make sure to go back to eating gradually and steadily after your four days of dieting.

It not only helps you reduce extra weight but promotes multi-system regeneration, enhanced cognitive performance and health span, reduces cancer-related and diabetes-related risk and most importantly, lets you live a happy life!

Boost some good cholesterol and lead a healthy life while slaying some fat, frying and burning them calories, and brushing bad calories off your system with this regime.

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This Ingredient Is The Secret Behind Making The World’s Best Chocolate Cake

For all you confection connoisseurs out there, this is the moment of your reckoning; the moment you’ve been so dearly waiting for. Now, if you’re any good at baking, you’ve probably already realised that it’s difficult to absolutely nail the perfect chocolate cake. Well, we have an answer to this that you’ve been looking for so desperately. Put your faith in us now; this one’s as awesome as it is confusing.

One of the first recipes including this secret ingredient is as old as World War II.

Considering the fact that most staples like oil, eggs and butter were scarce around WWII. In turn cooks turned toward this ingredient to rectify simpler and common problems with chocolate cakes, like them being too dry.

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In more recent times, an American chef made the ingredient more popular in a Cosmopolitan article.

A Kansas city chef, Jasper J Mirabile Jr revealed that he discovered the secret ingredient from an older recipe written by his mother. And, it is definitely not along the lines of what you might expect it to be.

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Drum rolls. So, what’s the secret ingredient, you ask? It’s mayonnaise.

According to Mirabile, mayo is an excellent substitute for oil, it balances out the sweetness of sugar and prevents the cake from drying out. Now, this works in favour of vegans and dairy lovers alike, considering the number of different kinds of mayonnaise you can find in markets nowadays. In fact, not just chocolate cakes, this ingredient can be used for any cake with a particularly strong flavour base. Like a spice cake also.

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Attention Foodies! Here Are The 19 Most Commonly Mispronounced Foods

Everyone’s a foodie nowadays. But you don’t just become a foodie by putting it on your Tinder profile. You have to walk the talk and know your stuff. So unless you want to be stuck in a situation where you unwittingly unleash a foodie brain fart and say something silly, here’s a handy guide to pronouncing things right;

Bouillabaisse: A traditional Provençal fish stew originating from the port city of Marseille, France.

Croissant: A piece of light crescent-shaped pastry, usually eaten in the morning.

Enchilada: A type of food originally from Mexico consisting of a thin pancake that is fried, filled with meat, and covered with a very spicy sauce.

Foie Gras: A thick, smooth and soft dish made from the liver of a fattened goose or duck. It’s usually served with freshly baked or lightly toasted country bread.

Guacamole: It’s a thick dip made from a mixture of avocado, tomato, onion and spices. Pair it with some Nachos and you’ll be in food heaven.

Hummus: A soft, smooth dip made from crushed chickpeas, oil, and lemon juice. Pair it up with fresh Pita Bread and you’ll have one epic snack!

Jalapeno: A medium-sized chilli with a hot taste. It’s frequently used in Mexican dishes and as a topping for pizzas.

Macaron: A Macaron is a French sweet meringue-based cookie made with egg whites, icing sugar, granulated sugar, almond powder or ground almond and food colouring.

Mozzarella: It’s a soft, white Italian cheese that makes your pizzas awesome.

Prosciutto: Italian dried ham ( meat from the leg or shoulder of a pig) served in very thin slices. It is usually served as an appetizer or accompanied with melon.

Quesadilla: A quesadilla is a wheat tortilla or corn tortilla filled with cheese, a savoury mixture and vegetables; then folded to form a half-moon shape. Think of it as a Roti-Taco.

Risotto: It’s a north Italian rice dish cooked in a broth derived from meat, fish or vegetables. Many types of risotto contain butter, wine and onion.

Sake: Sake is a Japanese rice wine made by fermenting rice. When one rejects an offer of sake, you are insulting the person by implying that they are beneath you. So be polite and drink up!

Salmon: A prized and valued fish that is cooked and enjoyed in various ways across the world. Do try Salmon Sashimi at least once in your life!

Wasabi: Also known as Japanese Horse-Radish, Wasabi is used as a condiment and is quite pungent, but in a good way. Sushi is incomplete without this strong flavoured ingredient.

Worcestershire Sauce: It’s a fermented sauce of British origin that is used to flavour food, as an ingredient in many dishes and even as a component in many cocktails.

Champagne: It’s an expensive white or pink fizzy wine made in the Champagne area of Eastern France. No epic celebration is truly complete without the “bubbly.”

Paella: A Spanish dish consisting of rice cooked with vegetables, fish, and chicken.

Quinoa: The seeds of a South American plant that are cooked and eaten as food. The United Nations General Assembly declared 2013 as the “International Year of Quinoa.” Beat that!

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