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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 ...

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...

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 ...

Solkadhi Ice Cream

Solkadhi is a fuchsia-toned beverage from the western coast of India which is a concoction of spices and the tropical super-fruit ‘kokum’. Kokum is known for its hydrating and cooling impact on the body, besides offering protection against sunstroke and combating inflammation. In a wonderful wellness-infused twist to frozen desserts, Pastry Chef Rajat Sachdev from Sofitel Mumbai BKC teaches us to prepare the solkadhi and then to fuse it with ice cream mix and churn it into a delicious ice ...

Basil Seeds – The Indian Chia Seeds

Get over chia seeds. Basil seeds are around in abundance. And cost a fraction of what their more popular cousin costs in the market. Black, sesame sized and tear-shaped, basil seeds have been traditionally consumed in Indian homes by first soaking them in water for a few hours and then adding them to milk or beverages when they swell up and turn gelatinous and crunchy. Take a look at some of the health benefits basil seeds carry… Rich in Calcium, Magnesium and Iron A tablespoon of ...

Modak Exotica with Chocolate Chips

September is feasting time in Western India where festivities abound and the sweet, steamed dumpling called modak makes its auspicious appearance. With a supple encasing made from rice flour and a filling of jaggery, coconut, sesame and cardamom; modaks are a delight that need to be savoured. But as chefs look to outdo one another in their craftiness and innovative spirit, the traditional modak recipe is whirred into multiple contemporary avatars. We chanced upon one such recipe reinvented ...

Crack the Cheese Code, the Italian Way

Cheese, the magical ingredient was invented centuries ago in Poland. A fortunate accident changed the face of the culinary world and ever since, cheese has been a revolutionary ingredient in our kitchens, no doubt. What was once considered an ingredient that was most appreciated only by the elite, is now a go-to supplement. Its taste, texture, nutrient values and usage is an outcome of the type of milk used, environment conditions, breed of animal that has produced the milk and its dietary ...

Solkadhi-A Summer Cooler

On a scorching summer afternoon, how about a glass of homemade, natural, hydrating ‘Solkadhi’? Wondering what this is? Well…this fuchsia-toned beverage, a staple from the western coast of India, is a concoction of the tropical super-fruit ‘kokum’, alongside a host of spices. A fruit of the garcinia indica tree, kokum is known to produce a hydrating and cooling impact on the body, besides protecting against sunstroke, promoting weight loss, increasing metabolism, and combating ...

Homemade Rose Petal Jam

If early morning breakfasts are getting mundane with the same old marmalade, jam, maple syrup or honey to go with your toast, how about slathering the bread with a thick layer of rose petal jam? Rose petal jam or gulkand is a preservative-free, homemade spread of fresh rose petals, sugar, honey, cardamom and is heralded for its Ayurvedic benefits. It helps in digestion, improves appetite, reduces body heat, protects against heatstroke and produces a cooling effect on the body. In India, ...