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Ashwagandha Truffles- Ayurvedic Exotica

Ashwagandha, also called as winter berry or Indian ginseng is an ancient herb that goes back to Ayurvedic times. It is well-known for enhancing immunity, regulating sugar levels, combating anxiety, relieving stress, increasing energy levels and improving concentration. Executive Chef Kapil Dubey from The Den Bengaluru has leveraged this versatile herb to create delectable truffles (laddoos) that should be taken during breakfast with a glass of milk, or post dinner. “The richness of this ...

Festive Exotica – Sage & Butter Turkey with Cranberry Sauce

The turkey holds pride of position as the showpiece for any celebratory meal. Be it Thanksgiving, or even a Christmas feast. Chef Dirham Haque from Four Seasons Hotel Bengaluru shares his recipe… Ingredients 6 kg turkey 500 gms sage 1 kg butter 200 gms thyme 200 gms oregano Method: Clean the turkey inside out in cold water. Place it in brine solution for 24 hours and then in the refrigerator to dry for a few hours. Add in herbs and butter inside the skin of the ...

Winter Delicacies – Christiania Tart

Tarts are a favourite with anyone. Especially during the cold months when a fresh, oven-baked fruit or minced meat tart is staring straight at you while the temperature dips outside. Sweet or savoury, tarts made from scratch are a fine treat for any gourmand. And they are quite easy to make as well. Sous Chef Abhinav from Pastry and Bakery at Conrad Bengaluru shares the recipe for Christiania Tart this festive season. Ingredients For base 2 tbsp butter 1 tbsp icing sugar 4 tbsp ...

Blueberry Phirni

With the Indian New Year of Ugadi and Gudi Padva just round the corner, Executive Chef Dinesh Mhatre from Hilton Mumbai International Airport teaches us to make Blueberry Phirni, a traditional creamy delight laden with a contemporary touch of blueberries. “Blueberry Phirni is my twisted rendition to this otherwise regular sweet dish. In this special version of phirni, blueberries are chopped and mixed in the rice-milk mixture and are then left to chill in the refrigerator. This phirni will ...

Quinoa Broccoli Cake

Here’s a savoury cake with healthy veggies, ripe avocados, micro greens, fragrant herbs and white wine! An epicurean recipe by Chef Neeraj Tyagi, Director of Culinary, Pullman & Novotel New Delhi Aerocity to brighten up your workdays. Ingredients Broccoli Cake Quinoa            200 gm Broccoli           500 gm Potato              100 gm Emmenthal Cheese 100 gm Onion              50 gm Garlic              20 ...

Rich Pistachio Cake

An eggless cake with pistachios and white chocolate is exactly what you need on a warm spring day. Relish it with afternoon tea or as a mid-day snack. Learn to do-it-yourself with this interesting recipe shared by Executive Pastry Chef Nelson Fernandes from JW Marriott New Delhi Aerocity. Ingredients Vanilla Sponge Curd                                     500 gm Sugar                                     500 gm ...

Chilli Garlic Cauliflower Stem

Bright white cauliflower florets are used in making a plethora of soups, appetizers and mains. The equally dense and nutritious stem is often discarded as our imagination runs short on how best it can be blended, blanched or fried to create an array of savoury delights. Now you can worry less and waste nothing as Chef Vaibhav Arora from Renaissance Ahmedabad shares this recipe of Chilli Garlic Cauliflower Stems. Ingredients 300 gms cauliflower stems 10 gms cornflower Salt and pepper ...

Banana Peel Fritters

Banana chips are an everyday snack in the sub-continent. As chefs and hotels work towards a zero-waste and sustainable ecosystem, the emphasis on working around fruit and vegetable peels is gaining in credence. Cooking with banana peels has caught the fancy of chefs across India and jumping atop the bandwagon is Chef Vaibhav Arora from Renaissance Ahmedabad who shares an interesting recipe of fritters made from raw banana peels. Ingredients 100 gms raw banana peels 25 gms flour 0.5 ...

Cooking with Banana Peels

Green and yellow banana peels can taste as delicious as a ripe banana...if made into epicurean delights that is. When presented with an opportunity to innovate and curate, chefs can come up with truly incredible dishes that can taste heavenly. Banana peels are thick, fibrous and carry a slight bitter taste and according to nutritionists they are good source of potassium, fibre, magnesium and vitamins B6 and B12. Regular consumption of banana peels helps you sleep well at night, courtesy the ...

Sadya Curry with Watermelon Rind

You cut open a red juicy watermelon, scoop out its sweet flesh and then discard its thick pinkish-white rind into the bin. Consider the wastage that happens here. You pay for the rind as well when you buy it and the white leftovers of the fruit are as nutritious and tasty as the red fruit itself. So how about using the rind in making a lip-smacking curry with yoghurt and coconuts? Take a look at this spicy delight curated by Sous Chef Sherin from Kochi Marriott Hotel: Ingredients: (For ...