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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 ...

Fruit Peel Delights: Pachamanga Salad

As 2020 marks a New Beginning, how about putting together an exquisite spread made from fruit peels? Be it a banana peel or a watermelon rind or a mango peel, they often end up in bins, contributing to the food wastage which global estimates peg at a stupendous 1.3 million tons annually! As the world looks to minimise wastage and move towards being sustainable, we at The Chef Post are levying great thrust on cooking with ingredients that are usually discarded. Traversing the length of India ...

The Art of Zero-Waste Cooking

The next time you’re in the kitchen preparing something simple yet delicious like a garden salad, a bunch of French fries and an egg sandwich, kindly keep a check on the amount of wastage that eventually happens. From the thick crust of the bread to the peels of cucumbers and potatoes, a lot invariably ends up in bins. But you’re not alone. Almost all of us, at some point have wasted food either because we didn’t know how to use ingredients optimally, or loaded our plates beyond limits....

Palm Jaggery Cheesecake

At Cold War 2019, The Chef Post’s signature event focused around desserts; ‘organic’ and ‘sustainable’ formed the core as pastry chefs from luxury hotel brands in Bangalore created progressive desserts with ingredients that were organic, local and sustainable. Chef Sougata Choudhury from Courtyard by Marriott Hebbal Bengaluru showcased his expertise by crafting out a brilliant Palm Jaggery Cheesecake. This melt-in-mouth delight is easy to make and is something you can try out this ...

Exotica with Lavender, Sandalwood &Chamomile

The Chef Post’s recent dessert extravaganza in early December, Cold War 2019 witnessed over 100 talented chefs from 21 uber luxury hotels and standalone restaurants in Bangalore come together and display their culinary skills and baking expertise. Themed around ‘’Progressive Desserts’’; desserts that herald a new beginning come 2020, the event erupted into a riot of ideas, concepts, flavours, textures and tastes! As each hotel put their best chefs forward, what caught our particu...

Raisin and Banana Flour Cake

As we stand at the threshold of the New Year thinking of newer resolutions, adopting a healthier lifestyle assumes prime importance. With wellness-consciousness on the rise, foodies are scouting for novel ingredients that score high on the health metric. And fruit flours are one of them. Grain-free flours extracted from apples and bananas are quickly becoming fibre-rich baking staples in kitchens round the world. With the holiday season around the corner, we asked pastry chef Manish Khanna, ...

Easy Baking for Budding Bakers

It’s that time of the year when each of us desires to don the baker’s hat and bake some lip-smacking delights for our loved ones at home. We may not be chefs de cuisine who craft out the richest plum cakes, melt-in-mouth jam pies or cutesy gingerbread cookies; but December inspires us to discover the baker within as we sway to melodious carols and go about measuring ingredients and greasing trays. To ease you into the intricate art of baking, we called on veteran pastry chef and baker ...