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 ...

Ottimo: A Slice of Italy

Italian cuisine is today di moda. Very much in vogue indeed. And by far the most popular. What with 84% foodies across the globe vouching by their pizzas and pastas! Although more synonymous with cheeses like mozzarella and parmesan, herbs like basil and desserts like tiramisu; chefs nowadays are going beyond the obvious and curating menus with distinct flavours and highly refined ingredients. Think about beluga caviar, truffle oil, blue pea tea, candied pumpkin and many more. Offering a fine ...

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 ...

Far & East: Flavours of The Orient

Pan-Asian cuisines have caught the fancy of connoisseurs and food critics alike. Fine-dines offering interestingly curated menus rich with yuzu, kaffir lime, shiitake mushrooms, daikon radish, galangal and other intriguing ingredients from the Far East and South East Asia are today found across the streets of cities that stretch from Boston to Bangalore. There is a surge in demand for Pan-Asian food, considered healthier and tastier to conventional Western diets. And world-class hotel brands ...

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 ...