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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 ...

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....

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, ...

Pineapple-Mango Salad

Mangoes and pineapples make for the ultimate tropical delight. Available aplenty in the summers, the two fruits are used extensively in making a range of savoury delicacies and desserts. In Southern India, the coastal city of Mangalore boasts of an intriguing salad of pineapples and mangoes, coated liberally with a thick chutney of coconut, dry red chillies, mustard seeds and a dollop of jaggery. Although this salad can be made with a variety of fruits like bananas, grapes, oranges and ...

Workplace Snacking

Whether you work 9-to-5, 3-to-11, or 7-to-3, food distraction is a part-and-parcel of your job. And so is a belly bulge, cholesterol and diabetes. If your work desk is brimming with multi-hued candies, potato crisps in various flavours and cookies and biscuits in every size and shape, it’s perhaps time to relook and re-stock your desk with healthier alternatives. And we’re not talking carrot or cucumber sticks here. Banana with honey …and some crunchy nuts. It doesn’t take a lot ...