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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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Master Chef cooking class by Whirlpool Built-In appliances with Chef Kunal Kapur

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Got an invite for culinary Masterclass sponsored by Whirlpool Built-in appliances to mark the celebrations for the second anniversary of Haute Kitchen – an experiential center for Whirlpool built-in appliances in Koramangala, Bangalore. The event was hosted by the Celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur, at something’s cooking culinary studio, Bangalore.

Commenting on the successful conclusion of Masterclass, Mr. Natarajan A, Head- New Business Unit, Whirlpool of India said, “We are glad that Chef Kunal Kapur joined us today for the anniversary celebration of our Haute-Kitchen in Bangalore. We believe that holding a meet-and-greet session for our patrons with Celebrity Chefs is important as they get to learn the art of cooking using the finest range of Whirlpool built in appliances from the masters. Going forward, we intend to conduct similar classes in other parts of India as well. We would like to thank both Chef Kunal Kapur and Something’s Cooking studio for today’s event success”

More excited when I got to hear we were going to cook with Celebrity Chef Kunal Kapur. There were few bloggers and bloggers were divided to 5 teams where there was 2 veg team and 3 non-veg team. As everyone over there knew my daughter (10 yrs) is too interested and cooks well, she was also enrolled to our team. Our team with 4 of us – Me, My daughter (Hiranmayi), Harsha and Swathi.

Masterchef Cooking Class by Whirlpool's Built-In Appliances with Chef Kunal Kapur

Masterchef Cooking Class by Whirlpool’s Built-In Appliances with Chef Kunal Kapur

The recipe was given to us along with the ingredients, kitchen utensils and so on. Chef Kunal Kapur, instructed us the way with tips and tricks on how to cook the recipe, also he demonstrated the way of cooking and why we cook like that. For example, why do we slit fish, along the skin side, to avoid it from shrinking.

The menu was curated by Chef Kunal kapur, it was a unique idea, sounds good and yeah it tasted delicious. Recipe – Seafood Modak with Moilee Sauce, tossed spinach and Kokum Foam, Andae ka Halwa, Lemon Basil curd. Seafood Modak sounds interesting and unique right, it’s stuffed with spicy prawn masala and the moilee sauce was prepared with prawn head. Due to lack of time, we couldn’t prepare Andae Ka Halwa, but got to taste the one prepared by chef, it was divine, melt in mouth. Stay tuned for recipe…

My daughter preparing Prawn Moilee –

 

Finally, the day was spent fantastic and informative with fun, laughter, thanks a lot to Whirlpool India for extending the invite. Wishing you all the very success and many more returns of anniversary day with your Whirlpool Built-In Appliances. I have been a using Whirlpool refrigerator and washing machine more than a decade and would never comprise with any brands for these and eagerly looking to handle Whirlpool Kitchen Appliances.

MasterChef Cooking Class at Toscano, VR Bengaluru, Whitefield, Bangalore

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Got an invite for Master Chef Cooking class “Chef’s College” at Toscano, VR BENGALURU, Whitefield, Bangalore – “Uncover the secrets behind Gnocchi” by MasterChef. Gautham Balasubramanian.

Duration of the class – 2 hrs (10 A.M to 12 A.M) on Sunday, the event was organized once in a month. The class included a high tea and followed by lunch at Toscano.  

Chef. Gautham Balasubramanian gave a demo on how to make a Gnocchi with the tips and tricks, so that one could make easily at home. Being a mom, I would say most of the kids loves the Italian Cuisine, the same with my kids too. So soon my hands would be trying on this Gnocchi.

We got to see the demo of 3 different varieties of Gnnochi made by both Chef.Gautham and Chef.Sridhar. Dishes are Spinach and Ricotta Gnocchi, Potato Gnocchi and PATE A CHOUX-PARISIAN GNOCCHI.

Let me share the few pictures from the class…