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Delicious Danone Yogurt Nutri Pots

Who says healthy food cannot be tasty food? Lets give yogurt a chance this time. Yoghurt is full for calcium and loaded with protein. It is also beneficial for Gut health and is good for lactose intolerant people. This new Greek Yogurt launched by DanoneIndia has 87% more protein than regular yogurts, introduced in mango and blueberry variants. At the  product launch Chef Varun Imandar churned up three healthy recipes that were delicious, the instant Parfait left me aghast and motivated to try something  of my own.   

It was now time to churn up a new recipe that fills you with great taste while being high in nutrient value.
Danone Nutri Pots ( A yogurt based sprouts and strawberry filled puri)


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The basic Ingredients

This recipe will serve up two plates of Yogurt Nutri pots of 6 puris each


Ingredients

1 cup of sprouts (boiled with salt, add pinch of pepper)
1 cup chopped strawberry
1 tub Blueberry Greek Yogurt (80 grams)
20  Puffed puris (Pani puri available in market)
1 tsp Honey
A dash or lime.

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Method 

1. Mix the sprouts, chopped strawberries, honey and lime in a bowl.
2. Add the yogurt and give it a good mix.
3. Crack the top of the puri and full in the yogurt mixture.
4. Garnish with cut strawberries.

Tip- Serve it chilled and immediately. Soggy puris wont be all that enjoyable. With the mango season round the corner, I am going to try the Mango Greek Yogurt with mango pieces. I think this is gonna be a runaway hit for sure.

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Its a pretty dish to serve up hungry kids who love snacking in between meals. If you liked this recipe you will definitely like my  Eggless Tiramisu

New Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Oreo

Cadbury has always been my favourite chocolate brand as a child. For sure, I wouldn’t say no to this milky creamy delight ever. And when Cadbury introduced Silk in the market, nothing could compare to this silky smooth velvety texture of chocolate that melts in the mouth. It was love at first bite. There’s a large population of India  that agrees with me, I’m sure.

Have you felt the Silk lately?

Mondelēz International and  Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk  have come together to bring every choclate lover an  amazing new product #SilkWithACrunch. What’s special about Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Oreo? it is an unique product format with smooth, creamy, much loved premium chocolate brand – Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk on the outside and globally loved Biscuit brand – crunchy Oreo cookie & vanilla cream on the inside, which melt in your mouth to give you an indulgent yet crunchy Silk experience.

The Event

The  launch of the marketing campaign of Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Oreo was held at Flavour Dairies, Khar on 4th Feb, 2017.  Chef Micheal Swamy demonstrated some interesting recipes with new Dairy Milk Silk Oreo. Cooking with some fabulous  ingredients and engaging bloggers with hands on experiences.

Caution to all readers. The next few pictures will make you drool profusely.

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Sriracha Minty Oreo

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Thats what a chocolate pizza looks like.

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Check out the Choco Orgasm

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Silky Choco Bark

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The colourful deconstructed trifle

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Caramelized orange with pink peppercorns balsamic vinegar and oreo chocolate

Some of these dishes were dished up by our talented bloggers.  I assisted Chef Mohit Chotrani to make a spectacular dish we named ‘ Silk Herberarian”. The dish consisted of Marscapone Cheese, Pink Pepper Corn, some Chili Salt, Crushed Oreo, Cadbury Silk Oreo and Dried Fruits and that’s it.

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The marscopone cheese and chilli sea salt took it to another

Here we have Chef Michael Swamy with Prashant Peres, Director- Marketing at the event.

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What I realized that with  New Cadbury Dairy Milk Silk Oreo you can do wonders. It has a new experience to offer its fans; a silky – crunchy feeling which will take the consumer through the many tastes and textures of chocolate delight.

Thanks Food Bloggers Association, India (FBAI) for this wonderful invite that made my day so chocolatey.

Whats your experience with Silk, write to SweetAnnu in the comments below. 🙂

Parsi Style ‘Akuri’

The Bawa- Eedu Love Affair.

When in doubt, break an eedu (egg) on it, is the Parsi motto of cooking. Anything and everything can be made with an egg. Popular among Parsis is the Parsi Pora (omlette) Salli per Eedu (potato crisps topped with egg & spices) and of course  Akuri (the masala scrambled egg dish).  Lets try the Akuri today which is my favourite dish to cook up for a Sunday breakfast at home.

ingredients

I always make  a large portion, hence sharing a recipe with six eggs. However you can alter the ingredients accordingly.

Ingredients

  • 6 Eggs
  • 1 tbsp Milk/ Malai (optional)
  • 2 chillies
  • 2 meduim size onions
  • 2  tomatoes
  • 1 tbsp tomato ketchup
  • 1/2 teaspoon of turmeric powder/haldi
  • 1 tsp red chilly powder
  • salt and pepper
  • 1 tbsp oil, ghee or butter
  • 2 cubes of cheese
  • Coriander leaves
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Method of making Egg Akuri

  1. Finely chop the onions, chillies, tomatoes and coriander leaves.
  2. Break the Eggs in a bowl  and beat well with a fork.
  3. In a shallow frying pan, heat oil, butter or ghee. Add the onions. Cook till translucent, add the green chilly and tomatoes.
  4. Add the spice powders now.Stir fry till the tomatoes get soft and mushy. Add the ketchup in.
  5. Now add the beaten eggs, salt and pepper. Stir the mixture on slow fire. The eggs will start to cook. Keep on stirring. Otherwise the eggs will start sticking to the bottom of the pan.
  6. If the egg is sticking to the pan then add 1-2 tsp of oil or butter.
  7. Cook the eggs till almost firm, remove from the pan. Garnish with coriander leaves and grated cheese.
  8. Akuri is best enjoyed with buttered toast, bun maska, ketchup and Masala chai.
  9.  You can try a variation of Akuri with fresh green garlic for added flavour.

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I personally enjoy creating this dish and see my dear ones relish it. Do try making Akuri and leave your comments and feedback in the section below.
Happy cooking 🙂
Happy eating 🙂

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A refreshing Kiwifruit drink

Kiwi- The Hero

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Packed with more vitamin C than an equivalent amount of orange, the bright green flesh of the kiwifruit speckled with tiny black seeds is packed with health. This delicious fruit is brimming with vitamins, antioxidants, minerals and other essential elements which help to keep your body healthy and vital.

Zespri Kiwi fruit

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Now this delicious fruit is available in India, Thanks  Zespri® Kiwifruit India ( zesprikiwi.in ) . It is available in both Green and SunGold varieties. While both are nutrition powerhouses, the SunGold variant is tropical-sweet and ready to eat at the point of purchase while the Green Kiwifruit is refreshingly tangy and requires 3-5 days to ripen when kept at room temperature. Look for Zespri® Green Kiwifruit from May – November and Zespri® SunGold Kiwifruit from May – October.

 

My taste for Kiwifruit

 

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I have recently developed a taste for kiwi. Being a food blogger I  find it being used in more often in drinks, desserts and salads. Having received a box of Fresh good quality Kiwi I decided to make a Kiwi drink.

Kiwi Kooler.

Tired from work or after a workout one can fix this Kiwi Kooler in a jiffy. Kiwi kooler, the beautiful light green colour looking drink is very refreshing. Best served with lots of ice and crushed mint leaves.

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The Recipe

 

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1. Take three green ripe Kiwis, scoop the pulp and whisk it in a mixer until pulpy.
2. Add the lemonade and crushed mint leaves to a tall glass with ice and give it a good stir.
3. Garnish with lemon. Add pepper or Chaat masala for that added spice ( optional)
4. If Lemonade not available in house, one can use fresh lemon juice and sugar syrup. Add according to your taste.
Your Kiwi Kooler is ready.

 

 

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SweetAnnu loved its tangy and refreshing taste. It was a total  tongue tickler and I enjoyed it immensely after a brisk walk by the sea. 🙂 😉

 

 

Lets Cook with Let’s Chef

Routine cooking on the weekend can be boring. You either end up eating out or order a take away. I especially dont like missing my TV serials and wait for family time with TV dinners. This time round I wanted to do something different.
Voila… Let’s Chef to the rescue.

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About Lets Chef


Let’s chef is a meal kit delivery service. Let’s delivers all the fresh ingredients you need to make delicious meals in exactly the right proportions. We’ve designed our service to teach you how to cook new recipes, expose you to seasonal, farm-fresh produce and reduce unnecessary food waste. By letting us shop for you, we can bring you fresher and higher-quality food than you can get on your own in the supermarket, all at a better price.

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What comes in each delivery

1.Lets Chef delivery box comes with all the ingredients you need, in exactly the right proportions, to cook your recipes for the week.
2. Beautifully printed recipe cards and step-by-step instructions.

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My Experience
I wanted to make some quick easy and fun recipe I had never tried at home. I checked the website and opted for Chicken Tacos.
The delivery was prompt and was delivered at my doorstep at the time I had asked for.
On opening the box I was happy to see the ingredients packed well and of superlative quality. Each meal is designed to be well-balanced, healthy, and quick to prepare.
The Recipe
Here is the step by step recipe SweetAnnu followed 😀
SPICY CHICKEN TACOS

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1.Pound the chicken, make deep cuts with a knife and season it with Jamacian jerk seasoning.
2.Heat olive oil in a pan, cook the chicken till golden brown and cooked on both sides.
3.Add salt and lime to taste.
4. Shred the cooked chicken in small pieces and immerse the pieces in salsa provided.
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5. Chop the bell pepper in medium size pieces.
6. Saute in olive oil for 2-3 minutes.
7. Set aside and cool to use for stuffing Tacos
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8. Microwave the Taco shells for 30 seconds
PhotoGrid_14421608989619. Fill the Tacos with chopped lettuce leaves, bell pepper, chicken and finish by topping them with cheddar cheese.
Now serve them with pride and go Chomp Chomp 🙂 😛

Will I order again?
Yes, Yes, Yes for sure. At least one box a month. I will get to try out some new recipes and excite my family’s tastebuds. The price per box starts from INR 200/- ( total Paisa Vasool). Further more recipes change every week and you get a 25% discount on your next purchase on sharing pictures on
facebook – www.facebook.com/letschefin
Twitter- https://twitter.com/lets_chef

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Drool on everyone or get your own Let’s Chef Box
 Check out Let’s Chef Website – http://www.letschef.in
Phone – 7506651420
Email- help@letschef.in
( SweetAnnu was sent over a complimentary Let’s Chef  meal kit to review. The views are unbiased, and completely her own).

Summer Coolant – ‘AAM KA PANNA’

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Summer is just around the corner and so is the season of mangoes. I love Aam Ka Panna, making it every year with lots of enthusiasm to  enjoy its benefits and taste on a hot summers day. I love the distinct tangy flavour and the cool soothing effect it has to my nerves and body. Its like an internal air conditioner. I love the sweet, sour and tangy taste, Simply Yumm…I make a huge quantity and store in bottles in fridge to serve up to my guests too.
So here is the easy recipe that will last you a month.

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Glossy green mangoes
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Good for health- Jaggery

INGREDIENTS

  • 1 kg  sized raw mangoes.
  • 1 tablespoon  cardamoms, crushed or powdered
  • Powdered jaggery- double the amount of the mango pulp.
  • Serving options- roasted Jeera powder, mint leaves, dash of lime.

    METHOD

    1. Wash the raw mangoes well with water.
    2. Steam the raw mangoes in pressure cooker for 3-4 whistles till they become completely soft and pulpy.
    3. Remove the peel and squeeze out the mango pulp.
    4. Mix the cardamom powder and powdered jaggery to the mango pulp.
    5. Blend and beat well to make it smooth thicj mixture like a squash.
    6. Store Aam ka Panna in an air tight jar or bottle.
    7. While serving  add 1 tbsp of the preserve to one glass of water.
    8. Stir in jeera, lime and mint leaves and add ice cubes. serve aam ka panna chilled.mango 2
    BENEFITS
    1.It quenches thirst and prevents the excessive loss of salt  and iron during summer due to excessive sweating.
    2.Aam Ka Panna is considered beneficial in the treatment of gastrointestinal  disorders.
    3.It is a good source of Vitamin C.
    4. it removes toxins and impurities from the blood.
    I can go on and on, but I am sure you want to make the recipe now. So carry on and try this Magical Summer coolant.
    Get Cool
    Get Fit
    Stay Hydrated.
    Happy Summers 🙂 🙂 🙂

Sagan ni Sev Recipe- SweetAnnu

Wish you all a Very Happy Navroze In a Zoroastrian household, all  auspicious occasions like birthdays and anniversaries, ‘Sagan Ni  Sev’ is prepared without fail. It is served along with sweet curds and is  eaten  at  breakfast. It is even distributed to the  neighbours early morning so that they can savour it for breakfast. I prepared Sev on Jamshedji Navroze Morning for breakfast and decided to write down the recipe to share with everyone. Here I must add that in my young days I have watched Culinary Expert Katy Dalal  prepare sev herself and remember her giving me some vital tips during that session. I will share the easy yet skilled recipe  with you too, so read on.

Ingredients

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Adding that Richness to the Sev
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Raw brown vermicelli
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Homemade Cow’s ghee
  • 250 gms brown vermicelli crushed into bits
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons ghee
  • 8 to 10 tablespoons of sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla essence
  • 1/2 teaspoon cardamom powder
  • 1/2 cup each of  raisins and charoli

    Method

  • Melt ghee or oil and fry the chopped mixed dry fruits and keep aside.
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  • Fry vermicelli in homemade ghee till dark brown in colour
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  • Make a chasni of water, sugar, essence and cardamon powder. The main tip here is to slowly add a little bit of water to the sev and cook with a lid on till the water dries up. Then add the chasni little by little cooking the sev with the lid on. This will ensure that sev gets cooked well without sticking together.
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  • Garnish with the fried charoli and kishmish
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    Yummy Sev ready to eat

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    Sev on my Navroze Table
  • Relish with friends and family
  • HAPPY JAMSHEDJI NAVROZE !!!

Quick and Easy Vermicelli Kheer.

Kheer needs no occasion to be made, just an extra litre of milk in the fridge and it is an easy dish to make. With other basic ingredients that are readily available in the kitchen, Voila!! Vermicelli Kheer Tayyar in a jiffy. I decided to make Vermicelli kheer this Sunday, inspired by a picture put up on twitter by the FBAI facebook.com/foodbloggersin…
My family was in for a treat. Here goes the quick and easy  ingredients and recipe I usually use to make it.

The Pot of Vermicelli Kheer
The Pot of Vermicelli Kheer

 

Ingredients

  • Vermicelli- 1 cup
  • Milk- I litre
  • Ghee to roast vermicelli
  • Cashew nuts- Handful
  • Raisins- handful
  • Sugar- 1 cup sugar
  • Green cardamom powder- 1 tsp

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    The Milk and Seviya boiling together
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    The thickening of the milk
    Method
    1.Use a nonstick or heavy bottom frying pan to roast  the seviyan in ghee for about two minutes on medium low heat. Set aside to cool.
    2. Pour milk in the pan and let it come to a boil first.
    3. Add sugar and let it dissolve in milk.
    4. Add the Seviyan and stir often to ensure the milk does not burn in the bottom of the pan, and also keep scraping the sides of the frying pan.
    5. Simmer till for some 5-7 minutes till the seviyan (vermicelli) gets cooked and the milk thickens a little. Add the cardamon powder too.
    6. Turn off Gas as it gets thicker when cooled
    7. Stir in chopped Cashew nuts and Raisins. Garnish with a few for better presentation.

    Its ready to relish
    Its ready to relish
    Mothers Recipe Mix
    Mothers Recipe Mix

    Your yummy Vermicelli Kheer is ready. This can be served hot or cold.
    However this time I did a short cut and used Mothers Recipe mothersrecipe.com  Vermicelli Payasam( Sevai Kheer) Mix. The packet is for Rs 50/-. I just mixed the whole packet in one litre of milk and let it cook for 15 minutes. The result was the same authentic taste I get when I use my recipe. This was creamy and loved by my entire family.

Branded Bawi – Guest post

Hello Friends!
Let me introduce you to my daughter Branded Bawi. Zenia Irani is a Clinical Audiologist and Speech Language Pathologist by profession, And a food, lifestyle, and fashion lover by passion. This blog is her personal diary. Follow me on Twitter: @ZeniaIrani Instagram: @Branded_Bawi
I would like to reblog one of her latest product review and  experience cooking with ‘s gourmet recipe kits. I was a part of it and cherished the mother- daughter time in the kitchen.

http://www.brandedbawi.com/2015/01/product-review-ichefin-gourmet-recipe.html?showComment=1422253074420#c8732271314381812665

 

 

The ichef.in kit complete with a recipe and ingredients
The ichef.in kit complete with a recipe and ingredients

Wish for a Fish on a dish?

It that time of the year when you are sad it has come to an end  yet happily excited to be a part of the New year and what it has to offer. While playing Secret Santa to many friends on Facebook and Twitter, www.pescafresh.com decided to be my Santa claus and grant me my #wishforaFish. I wished for fresh Basa as I simply love that soft and tender fish. It has a light flavour and soft texture, making it perfect for adults and kids. And yes my wish came true. Thank-you!!

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#wishforaFish win on facebook

A little more about the brand Pescafresh, it transports foodies on a delectable journey of fresh seafood that can be experienced at the convenience of a simple phone call. At Pescafresh, they are committed to high quality, fresh products and transparency with our customers.

Fish gets delivered in a clean thermocol box
Fish gets delivered in a clean thermocol box

Thanks to a varied spread of the freshest and highest quality fish and shellfish, there is something for everyone at Pescafresh!  With the help of our extensive delivery network, they  reach out to over 20,000 households across Mumbai, Bangalore and Hyderabad. Now you can order fresh fish in the comfort of your home without visiting dirty fish markets and haggling with fisherwomen. The website has a section for their different products and even a blogpost section where you can find some authentic recipes. Check out BawiBrides ” Patra ni Macchi” here http://pescafreshblog.com/patra-ni-machchi/

The soft texture of basa fillets makes them ideal for grilling, pan-frying and baking.And I decided to surprise my family on Saturday night with my hidden culinary skills. Being Indian and a lover of spice Tandoori Pan fried basa was on my mind.
So here is the recipe

Fresh basa Cut into strips
Fresh Basa cut into strips

 

After Marination for 2 hours
After Marination for 2 hours
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Sizzling in the pan

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Yummy Tandoori Basa is ready
Yummy Tandoori Basa is ready

TANDOORI BASA
Ingredients :
Two Basa fish fillets, cut into thin long strip.
Oil for pan fry.
Marination:
Channa flour – 2 Tbsp
ginger& garlic paste – 1 tsp
Chilly powder – 1 tsp
Everest Fish Masala – 1 tsp
Juice of one lime
Tandoori Masala – 1 tsp
Salt to taste.
Garnish :
Onion rings
Lemon wedges
Coriander leaves

Procedure: Take a dish and  add all the marination items with enough water to make a paste.
Marinated the fish strips with the above marination for 1 – 3 hrs
Now either deep fry or pan fry the fish pieces with enough oil for just two minutes on each side. The fish is tender and doesnt need more time to cook.
Garnish with onion rings, cilantro and a dash of lime and serve it hot and with a smile like I do.