Food : Corn Shots

A new delicacy- Corn Shots 

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It was during my recent dinner outing at the newly opened cafe- Tapri Ashram  at Marriott, Jaipur that i discovered an interesting delicacy in their menu called “corn shots”. I am a big fan of anything related to corn, be it a pizza or a sandwich or pasta so it was inevitable to try this novel dish. I enquired about this canapé, which is when the big secret was revealed- corn shot is basically our very own puchkas (gol-gappas) with a filling of corn, mayonnaise and cheese. This was an unimaginable combination of two of my most favourite things- corn and puchkas.

One plate is priced at 140 rupees and had 9 corn shots, which is quite a fair deal. This delectable and easy to make savoury can be a scrumptious starter for any party. Especially in the army fraternity where we are on a constant lookout for new recipes, this can be a perfect item in the menu for an elaborately planned house warming to a quick tea party and it barely requires any culinary skills, a big relief for cooking novices like me 😊

Here’s the recipe-

Ingredients-

1. Puchkas

2. American corn

3. Mayonnaise

4. Oregano

5. Chilli flakes

6. Mozzarella cheese(grated)

7. Coriander(finely chopped)

Method –

1. Make a mixture of American corn and mayonnaise.

2. Take a puchka and make a hole. Fill it with above mixture.

3. Top it with grated cheese, oregano, chilli flakes and coriander leaves.

Your mouth-watering corn shots titbits is ready, with a preparation time of less than 10 minutes.

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Travel : Cafe Robusta, Jaipur

Cafe Robusta – A Journey of 3 Comrades

A brief about the owners –

Neelam, Pratibha and Anurag – 3 friends who studied at the same school in Jaipur. Neelam and Anurag studied in the same class and Pratibha is Neelam’s younger sister. They chose 3 different career paths- Neelam opted for law and later on started working as a legal advisor with a firm in Udaipur,  Anurag opted for engineering and went to Narsee Monjee, Mumbai and Pratibha studied in Jaipur.

They were not in touch from 7 years but destiny brought them together again. Neelam left her job to pursue higher studies and so did Anurag. That’s when the idea of “Cafe Robusta” was born with Neelam being the driving force who convinced Anurag and Pratibha to join the bandwagon. The idea became reality on 24th Nov 2016 when the cafe opened its doors.

Why the name – “Robusta” ?

Well, the trio loves coffee. Robusta refers to the name of a coffee bean which has its origin in Africa. Robusta beans produce a strong, full-bodied coffee with a distinctive, earthy flavour and are used primarily for instant coffee.

Fighting the Odds

The trio braved many difficulties for turning their imagination into reality. Initially, the families were completely against the idea of doing something so unconventional especially in the case of Neelam and Pratibha. But this didn’t dampen their spirits, they kept working on their idea covertly till it was all ready for launch. Pratibha and Neelam’s Brother and Sister-in-law supported them unabashedly.

Tackling the logistics

Having no family support, the trio had limited resources. But one thing they had in abundance was tons of creativity. The interiors are all done up by Pratibha, Neelam and Anurag with great help from Pratibha’s friend Simran. They even learnt cooking to ensure that they are well versed with what’s being offered to their customers.

What’s on the Menu

Some lip-smacking delicacies like – honey chilly potato, garlic bread, a huge variety of pizzas, pastas and sandwiches. You also get to munch on some yummy paranthas which are not available in every other cafe in Town.

For Drinks they have a large array of mock-tails, smoothies, shakes and of course tea and coffee.

What makes them Unique

Given the number of cafes in Jaipur, It is very important to have a USP which sets you apart from the crowd. In my opinion, What makes “Cafe Robusta” really unique is the dedication of its owners. They are always present to monitor things and assist, even cooking in certain instances to help their staff.

Do Visit “Cafe Robusta” ,A first of its kind in S.F.S

Address – 4/157, S.F.S, Jaipur

Phone – +91-8740860859

(Please Note – All the above details are gathered through personal interaction with the owners and our own experience at the Cafe)

A few clicks from our Visit –

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The Trio 🙂