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Launch of Danone at Bangalore (The Healthy Swap with Danone)

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Danone – World’s No. 1 Fresh Dairy Co started its activity in India by 2010. As a food company, they are always innovating to address the major food and health challenges. Also, they adapt themselves to the nutritional needs and cultures of each and every country where they operate.

Danone dairy has both fresh diary and UHT offerings, also they have launched range of flavored yoghurts and smoothies which best suits Indian customers. The fresh products include Dahi, Misti Doi and flavored yoghurts. The UHT includes UHT milk, buttermilk, lassi, cold coffee and smoothies.

And the latest addition to their products is Plain Greek Yoghurt and flavored yoghurt (Mango with fruit pieces, Strawberry with fruit pieces and Blueberry with Fruit pieces), which was launched few days back at Fava, Bangalore.

Recently being a food blogger, I came across many people looking forward to Greek Yoghurt – as it’s very good health with high protein and low-fat content. It was at the launch event, where Dietician Madhavi – explained about the Greek Yoghurt and its health benefits.

Greek Yoghurt is similar to Hung curd (thicken curd), but prepared from the double toned milk, which has less fat content and more protein content.

Greek yoghurt is being used as a replacement of milk, mayonnaise, chips and also our so called more calorie snack like samosa, chat… They can be consumed in anytime, may be as a smoothie along with fruits as breakfast, with salad, as a spread in bread, dip and along with fruits for lunch or snack time or dinner. A perfect and healthy replacement for snacks. Also because of the rich content of dietary fiber, they provide more satisfaction by consuming a small quantity which is good for diabetes.

Plain Greek yoghurt is best for diabetes as they don’t have any sugar content in them, whereas the flavored ones have little sugar content due to the flavor in them. This can be consumed as such or can be served with fruits, vegetables and so on.

Greek Yoghurt are packed very well, as they are distributed to the shops within 2 to 3 days of manufacture. Also, they have a specific expiry date, within which they should be consumed. Moreover, its required to store them in a refrigerator, to avoid it from spoiling. Also it priced INR 35/- for 80 gm pack which is more sufficient for an adult.

Chef Abhijit Saha, shared his fruitful experience with Danone and also demonstrated three food recipes with Danone Greek Yoghurt. Also, we had a chance to taste over the dishes tried out using Greek Yoghurt.

Due to more and more health issues, and now most of us concentrating on our diet, can take a shift to Danone Greek Yoghurt which helps to maintain our health and enjoy a happy life – #TheHealthySwap

 

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Kebab & Korma Bazaar at M Cafe, Whitefield Marriott, Bangalore

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Got an invite for Kababs and Korma Bazaar food festival at Whitefield Marriott, Bangalore and food festival is from Oct 9th till Oct 14th from 12:30 p.m till 3:30 p.m.

This Kabab and Korma Bazaar Festival is celebrated the heritage of Nawabs and Mughal rulers who introduced Kababs and Kormas to India. The enigmatic Chef Pushkar Singh Mehra of Bengaluru Whitefield Marriott, have curated the menu and prepared a collection of delectable kebabs and rich kormas. The kebabs where doused in yogurt, covered with spices and grilled over charcoal flame. The richness of Kormas take us to the period of Mughal royalty with a royal dinning.

There was live section, where the kababs are grilled over charcoal and also there was also live section for roti, nan and paratha. Let me share the food with pictures, I had –

Shorba – Subziyan Ka Akr – The shorba was delicious with perfect texture, the way it was served was eye catching. The soup plate had few pieces of carrots and beans along with saffron strands over the sides of the plate and later the soup is poured over the veggies and then was about to consumed.

Kebab – Sahi Galouti Kebab, Murgh Tikka Mirza Hasnoo, Palak Chilgoza Tikki and Peeli Mirch Ka Tikka. All the four Kebabs was outstanding and filling.

Main Course

·         Nalli Nihari – Being one of my favorite dish with Lamb, the lamb was cooked tenderly, as it was little chewy, juicy and melt in mouth. Must to try.

·         Mahi Mussalam – The korma was too good, where the fish pieces are fried and added to the korma.

·         Lagan Ka Murg

·         Dal Gomti

·         Paneer Khushrang

·         Subz Noor Maha Parda Biryani – Although being a veg version, the briyani tasted yumm.

·         Ghost Awadhi Biryani

·         Khush Ka Chawal

Breads – Naan E Tanak –  is prepared from the fermented dough, it was too soft and yum with porous texture and Ulta Tawa Ka Parantha.

Desserts – Sahi Phirni, Shimla Mirch Ka Halwa – Definitely a must to try, it was good and Nizam Ki Nazakat – It tastes similar to Gulab jamun, filled with nuts.
M Cafe - Bengaluru Marriott Hotel Whitefield Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

Also the menu keeps on changing for every 3 days, a must to try in Bangalore.

Food Review – The Kabab Studio, Bangalore

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Got an invite for “The Kabab Studio” – Gold finch for their Punjabi Food festival. This was my second time after a year, they have outdoor dining area, where it would be more scenic with fresh area, but due to rains on the day, I couldn’t enjoy that area.

Food Review – The Kabab Studio, GoldFinch, Bangalore

The restaurant was very spacious, they had 4 to 5 live counters, for the Tawa parathas, Keema roll, Tawa Chicken, Chat counter and Dessert counter. This festival was executed under the Chef Dayal Singh, Master Chef of The Kabab Studio.

Being a non-vegetarian, I gave tried out all the non-vegetarian dishes, each and every dish was perfect to the texture and taste. I loved the welcome drink – Lassi, it was perfectly prepared with the right texture, taste and aroma. Let me share my experience over the food I had there,
The Kabab Studio - Goldfinch Hotel Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

  • Starters:
    • Amristari Fish Fry
    • Sofiyana Chooza
    • Badami Murgh Tikka
    • Mutton Lucknowi Kabab
    • Tandoori Prawn
  • Salads:
    • Chicken Caesar
    • Chicken Chaat
    • Fruit Chat
    • Bittergourd Salad
  • Soups:
    • Paya Shorba
  • Main Course: Main course have same special place with me, as I liked all the gravies and the lamb was completely cooked to the perfection. Also, all the gravies are mildly spiced, which was more comfortable to have for kids even. Parathas were made in a live counter, it was too soft to have.
    • Parathas – Missi roti, Makki Ki roti
    • Gravies – Punjabi Gosht Masala, Makhni Murgh, Jalpuri Fish curry, Tomato Prawn Curry. Also, I had Sarson Ka Saag along with Missi Roti.
    • Briyani – Punjabi Gosht Briyani and Vegetable Raita
  • Desserts:
    • Strawberry Kheer
    • Jalebi with Rabdi
    • Apricot Mousse (sugar-free)
    • Litchi Ki Tehri
    • Orange Cheese cake

 A must to try place in Bangalore.