My experience at the pre-launch party of IFBA 2013 and Masala Library

Warning: Today's post is gonna have MANYYYY PICTURES.
So, if you end up with unsatiable cravings...DO NOT BLAME ME! :D

Exactly 7 days ago, at precisely this time I was getting ready for one of the most happening events that I was gonna attend in my food blogging life ever!

I know I had told you about some events in my last post, but this event totally took me by surprise and at the moment when I was least expecting, an invite popped into my inbox and Mr. Sameer Malkani of Food Blogger’s Association India invited me for a pre-launch party for the IFBA 2013 blogging awards and the most happening place in the’burbs Masala Library, which was to open doors to the people the following day!

Was I happy? Totally.


Don’t judge me, it was a huge moment for me! 😉 🙂

Did you think I was gonna think twice before agreeing? I read the mail and ran to my wardrobe to pick out some stuff for the partaaaay!

And when I reached the place? Man, I was blown away!!!!!!!

Okay I gotta riddle for you!

What happens when you take Indian inspired food, add an international twist to it and wrap everything into this wonder called MOLECULAR GASTRONOMY!?





Okay, I’ll tell you!


So, I’m sure you wanna know the amazinggggggggg food I had there, don’t you?

It was in true words, a GASTRONOMIC CELEBRATION!

From an assortment of meats and veggies, to poppadom servced with various dips! Gahhhhddd!!! I salivate just at the though of it!

So, I’m gonna take you on a picture journey and make you salivate too.

‘Cause I’m evil like that! 😀

{Evil Laugh}

different types of poppadoms with 8 different kinds of dips

{the Wasabi one was my favouriteeeeee}


An assortment of nuts {cashews and almonds} in a salty, sweet, tangy spice powder.


spiced nuts

This here is a spicy paneer {cottage cheese} in a lovely tangy-spicy sauce on a crisp pastry base.


A spicy mutton gravy on a lovely mini-paratha


A lovely pesto kebab on the side with a Parmesan crisp! Ohhhhh YUMM!

The two stuffed flat breads  {parathas} : One’s corn and the other’s mushroom.

There were two more in the non-vegetarian category {Prawn and egg}


The first time I ever ate crabs!

The soft shell crab 65! the pink pearls you see there? They are pink peppercorns!!! They are amazingly subtle and not spicy. Amazing !



My friends is something so unique I lovedddd the idea behind it!

Lemme try to explain.

dahi papdi chaat

This right here is a sphere of yogurt and has an amazing blend of chaat spices and some tamarind chutney. It’s topped with some gram flour vermicelli and a pomegranate seed. Then, there is this lovely crisp rectangular pastry.

The yogurt needs to be kept cold at all times… so guess what they did?

Yeah, I’ve got a .gif for that! 😀 {No biggie. just sayin’}


So, its a shot glass… You need to pop that spehere in your mouth and then there is a bursttttt of flavours in your mouth! Soooo fabulous! I couldn’t resist it!


NOWWWWWW DESSERTSSSSS!!!!!! Ahhhh No meal is complete without ’em, right?

This right here is called the ghevar cheesecake.

ghevar cheesecake

This is sooooo creative!!!

It’s called the jalebi caviar with a saffron foam and pistachio dust!


caviar jalebi

THIS RIGHT HERE is the dessert platter

dessert platter

There’s a paan pasand candy floss and a mishti doi lollipop!!

So, I’m sure I have taken you on a culinary journey already!

If this was just a glimpse of what this heavenly place has to offer? Imagine the lovely fair that they’ll have eh?

Head over to Masala Library by Jiggs Kalra… This is their Facebook page..Go LIKE and make your reservations today!

Finally, Imma end this post with A BIGGGGGGG THANK YOU TO MR. SAMEER MALKANI FOR ACTUALLY INVITING ME TO THIS LOVELY PLACE! FBAI is India’s largest community of food bloggers and food stylists, writers and all things food. Go LIKE their Facebook Page NOW and bring out the foodie in you




13 thoughts on “My experience at the pre-launch party of IFBA 2013 and Masala Library

  1. OMG all of this looks so great !! I’m really happy for you ( although a bit jealous ) 🙂 I would really love to go to this restaurant, your description of it made me crave this kind of food so much 🙂

  2. Congrats!! How lucky are you?!! Looks like an awesome experience. I would love to at an event like that. To be lucky enough to try so many unique and beautiful foods…awesome. Thanks for sharing and making me envious along the way 😀

  3. What a fabulous evening! Lucky you – though very well deserved! Thank you for sharing these special and delicious foods. 🙂

  4. So fun! All of the food looks amazing–I am such a sucker for Indian food and flavors, I’m sure it was delicious!

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