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…
6 kg turkey
500 gms sage
1 kg butter
200 gms thyme
200 gms oregano
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 ...
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, ...
Mascarpone Mousse with Green Apple Nutmeg Crumble
Autumn’s here and apples abound. But we’re done with the apple crumbles and apple brownies and the apple-cinnamon sinful combos. We need something much more stimulating…flavours that are unique and textures that titillate palates. Keeping this in mind we approached veteran pastry chef Manish Khanna, founder and partner at premium dessert bars Noir and Brownie Point to share a futuristic dessert curated around apples.
Says Chef Khanna, “Apple with its multi-nutritional benefits is a ...
Fried Apple Tacos
It’s apple season and we have a peppy appetizer which lavishly uses freshly harvested apples. Executive Chef Avinash Kumar from Novotel Imagica Khopoli near Mumbai, shares an innovative recipe of Fried Apple Tacos.
• Refined flour 300 gm
• Vegetable Oil 50 ml
• water 100 ml
• salt 3 gm
• Baking powder 5 gm
For crumb fried apple
• Apple 100 gm
• Cinnamon a pinch
• Salt 10 gm
• Water 200 ml
• Refined Flour 10 gm
• Bread crumbs 60 gm
Pico de ...
Chocolate Chilli Cake – Cinnamon Ganache
How about a dash of chillies to cut out the saccharine sweetness in your desserts? Spicy desserts are as exotic as chilli flakes over strawberries & cream! They play around with your palate, tickle taste-buds and add some zing to dessert counters stacked heavy with sugar and cream. We approached Executive Pastry Chef Ashutosh Gairola from Renaissance Bengaluru Race Course Hotel, a master craftsman when it comes to cakes, pastries and all things sweet to spice up a dessert.
And here is ...
Vegan Jalebi with Rabri
South Asians are famous for their sweet tooth. And amongst the multitude of desserts that continue to astonish foodies in every nook and corner of the region, the legendary jalebi, which traces its origins to erstwhile Persia, is by far one of the most popular. This deep-fried, sugar-soaked spiral pretzel made from flour is often relished with a thick, creamy delight called rabri.
But with veganism finding flavour with today’s millennials, we approached the corporate chef from Atmosphere ...