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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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Baklava with Cherry & Honey

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Already I have shared that I have been to the MASTER CHEF CLASS to PERSIAN Cooking with Chef Abhijit Saha hosted by Foodhall, 1 MG Road, Bangalore. We were taught 4 dishes, and my daughter went to help Chef for the 4th recipe – BAKLAVA with FIG & HONEY. Also every one of us had a baklava for taste, it was delicious and so we wanted to make it at home. My daughter prepared Baklava and I helped her. When most of us hear the name Baklava, we feel it would be very difficult to prepare, but Chef taught us as easy even a beginner could prepare it.

Thanks Food hall for hosting the event.

Baklava was delicious with the nuts as stuffing, honey drizzled over it and with crispy layers, and we all liked it to the core. I have tried this with Cherries as I was not able to get figs by the time we decided to prepare. Give a try, very simple, easy recipe…

Do check out my other Dessert recipes in this link: https://madraasi.com/recipes/desserts/

Taking this to Fiesta Fiday #114 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

Baklava with Cherry & Honey

Baklava with Cherry & Honey

Ingredients:

  • Filo sheets – 4 nos
  • Unsalted butter – 2 tbsp
  • For syrup:
    • Water – 50 ml
    • Caster sugar – 50 gm
    • Honey – 50 gm
  • For filling:
    • Rose water – ½ tsp
    • Cardamom powder – ¼ tsp
    • Pistachios – roasted 60 gm
    • Almonds/Badam – toasted 60 gm
    • Cashew nuts – toasted 60 gm
  • To serve:
    • Cherries – 5 nos
    • Pistachios – 4 nos (minced)

Preparation:

  • For Syrup: Make syrup by boiling water, sugar and honey together. Remove from fire, when it comes to syrup consistency and keep it aside.
  • For Filling: Crush the nuts coarsely in a food processor and transfer it to a mixing bowl. Add in the cardamom powder and rose water. Pour in the required quantity of syrup, and mix all these together. Keep it aside.
  • Take a filo sheet, cut into halves (lengthwise), cover the filo sheets with damp cloth, else it would be dry and break into pieces.
  • Take a filo sheet, rub with melted butter, fold it and then again rub it with melted butter.
  • Divide the filling into 4 equal balls, roll it.
  • Now keep the rolled filling in the filo sheet and roll them gently. Refrigerate it for 30 mins.
  • Preheat the oven to 180 degree C.
  • Bake at 180 degree C for 5 to 6 mins or until you use golden brown spots on the Baklava
  • Serving: Place the Baklava on the serving plate, pour in the leftover syrup, and sprinkle pistachios with some cherries and a mint sprig.

Stay tuned for other recipes also…

Note: You can also bake without refrigerating, but sometimes it would become shapeless by unrolling itself while baking.

 

Feeling Blessed, happy, loved and positive -Precious Moment

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Recently I have been to an event – “Flavours of Persia” By Chef Abhijit Saha hosted by Foodhall @ 1M.G.Road, Bangalore.

My gal with Chef Abhijit Saha

My gal with Chef Abhijit Saha

I got to learn the art of making flavourful Persian delicacies with Chef Abhijit Saha. I got to learn four dishes – Kifta Nayee, Chicken Jujeh Kebab, Borani-e-Esfenaj, and Kabab Kubideh. Chef called upon three people for help for each and every dish. I would the person who got to cook with Chef were such a blessed people, cooking with one among the top most chefs of India is totally amazing.

I encouraged her saying, “Sure if you feel you can, go ahead”. But she was little scared as she was little whether chef will accept her, I told her never mind, you will go there ask Chef Uncle for permission and proceed with what he says.

Thanks a lot to Chef Abhijit Saha, Ema Trinidad of Foodhall @ 1MG Mall for this precious opportunity.