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Cooking event by Master Chef Shazia Khan with TTK Prestige at The Oberoi, Bangalore

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Got an invite for a Cooking event by “Master Chef Shazia Khan” with TTK prestige at The Oberoi, Bangalore. Chef Shazia Khan, the master chef runner up – she who demonstrated about the innovative tools from TTK Prestige along with a cooking session.

She curated a fusion menu for the cooking show – Dukkah crusted paneer with creamy beetroot, The brinjal affair, Grilled figs with almond crumble and vanilla mousse, Chilli mutton sliders, Cuban chicken sewers and Grape juice puchka shots.

During the preparation of the dishes, she used a range of variety of TTK prestige products like

  •  ·         Prestige Air-Fryer – A very healthy appliance where no oil is used for deep fry any ingredient.
  • ·         Prestige Slow Juicer
  • ·         Clip on pressure cooker – Which helps you to cook food faster, with maximum security and also it can be used as a kadhai.
  • ·         Schott Glass Gas hop top
  • ·         Automatic Mixer Grinder
  • ·         Induction cook Top
  • ·         Gold Cookware
  • ·         Veggie Cutter – Veggie cutter which chops of the vegetable and just you need to rotate using a knob given over the there, which helps in faster cooking.

About TTK prestige:

Personally, I would like to say that I am a huge fan of prestige as all my non-stick cookware, my glass top hob that I use in daily basics are from TTK prestige. Coming to the event, Mr. Chandru Kalro, Managing Director, TTK Prestige said, “Cooking has evolved into an art form. It is important to have the right cooking tools and gadgets to recreate the prefect dish. Now with the help of TTK Prestige, it is easy to re-create nouvelle cuisine from the comfort of your home”.

Over the past six decades TTK Prestige Limited, has emerged as India’s largest Kitchen appliances company catering to the needs of home makers in the country. Every Prestige brand is built on the pillars of safety, innovation, durability, and trust, making the brand the first choice in millions of homes. Also Prestige has launched “Prestige Clean Home” a range innovative home cleaning solutions.

We also had a tasting after the food was completed, each and every food was too good. As this has been my second meetup with Chef. Shazia Khan, I liked all her dishes, she creates everything innovative and yum.

After the tasting we had a lunch at The Oberoi, Bangalore – Each and every dish was too delicious. Being a fan of Prestige, also right from my childhood I have seen my mom using Prestige non-stick vessel right from kadhai till the dosa pan. And now the same with me, but it’s right from glass top stove till tadka pan. Waiting eagerly to try other products also. Thanks to TTK Prestige for inviting me for this informative event and making day more special with TTK Prestige.

 

For more details you can refer – https://www.prestigesmartkitchen.com/

Hard Rock Café – Taste of Mexico – St. Marks Road

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This was on a bright, sunny, hot hot boiling summer and with my usual laziness and driziness, I went to HARD ROCK CAFÉ at St.Marks Road, M.G.Road, Bangalore. It was just a second my summer mood was vanished like anything, the interiors, chillness and the warm welcome given by their staffs was something great and felt chilled for this summer.
Hard Rock Cafe Menu, Reviews, Photos, Location and Info - Zomato

I was invited among few bloggers for the #TASTEOFMEXICO happening right at HARDROCKCAFE. Hard rock café was one of my long wait, as I have missed few meetups previously due to my daughter’s exam. And so this time made it with huge happiness. My eyes’s started rolling for their interiors, decorated with beautiful guitars, paintings, wall hangings and so on.

About Hard Rock Cafe International: With a total 209 venues in 67 countries, including 161 cafes, 23 hotels and 11 casinos, is one of the most globally recognized companies. HRI owns the global trademark for all Hard Rock Brands. The company owns, operates and franchises café in iconic cities including London, New York, San Fransico, Sydney and Dubai. There are also more upcoming hotel projects. For more details: www.hardrock.com

What’s special in Bangalore: Hard Rock Café is heading to MEXICO for its latest menu innovation to offer a fiesta of savory, zest and fiery food. With a view to spread ROCK and ROLL and to create unique experience. They are kicking things to notch and paying homage to Mexican cuisine and cocktails with their #TASTEOFMEXICO menu. HardrockCafeIndia

It getting started today, MAY 2nd 2016 and continues all over the end of the month, May 31st 2016 around 12 noon till 1am. The taste of mexico is not only happening in Bangalore, but also in 4 other major cities of India – Delhi, Mumbai, Pune and Hyderabad. The menu includes from Tacos to Quesadillas, which incorporate traditional Mexican spices and flavors. They also feature from like Tequilla Slammer to Diablo.

Commenting on Mexican festival #TASTEOFMEXICO, they say “Hard Rock Café is about creating unique experiences and about having a good time. With the taste of mexico, we aim to offer our guests a taste of the distinctively flavorful and ethnic cuisine. We have ensured the use of traditional spices, ingredients and recipes while designing the food and drinks menu. Our guests are tech savvy and globally conscious and we owe it to them to give them only the best and authentic dining experience. Let me share my experience over there…

I was invited one among few Bangalore bloggers to the #TASTEOFMEXICO to Hard Rock Café, St. Marks Road, M.G. Road, Bangalore. It was really a great experience, we had game, delicious and mouth-watering food in a lovely atmosphere.

Location: HARD ROCK CAFÉ, St. Marks Road, M.G. Road, Bangalore.

Ambiance: The café was decorated with beautiful guitars all over the walls with beautiful hangings and paintings. It was spacious, as kids could move here and there.

Cocktails

Cocktails

Servings: The service was class – as the chef came and explained us about the food, the food was well served in a wonderful presented way. They were user-friendly, which makes one feel more comfortable.

Food: As of #TASTEOFMEXICO, they featured exclusive gastronomical delights, both veg and no-veg. Let me share the food menu along with the pictures…

Cocktails:

  • Amigo
  • Cranberry & Lychee Margarita
  • Tequila Slammer
  • Diablo
  • Ice cold jose cuervo tequila shot
  • The Classic blue, margarita crafted for Two
  • TroubleMaker
  • Shot in the head
  • Mexican Bulldog Margarita

Starters:

  • Mexican Street Corn Salad: Mix lettuce with black beans, avocado, jalapenos, raosted corn and tossed with a smoky orange vinaigrette drizzle – with Chipotle grilled chicken or Chipotle grilled prawns – The salad was very good with little crunchiness of the vegetables, softness of the beans and a bit chewiness of chicken, on the whole it was perfect.
  • Fiesta Chicken Quesadilla: Chicken grilled with pineapple, picants sauce, chipotle paste, mixed queso and cilantro, served with sour cream spicy guacamole – once could feel the flavor and aroma of the spices in each and every bite – yummylicious dish.
  • Samosette of spicy corn & cheddar cheese: Crispy phyllo triangles stuffed with corn, mixed spices & oozing cheddar cheese, with tangy pesto mayo – it was tangy, cheesy with the crunchiness of the nachos and softness of the cheese and mayo it melts in the mouth. I am drooling and could feel the taste even now.
  • Tex – Mex Spiced – Char Grilled Chicken Skewers: Char grilled chicken marinated with Tex-Mex spice rub & tangy marinate, served with honey mustard dip – the chicken as juicy, soft and melts in the mouth with fantastic flavor and aroma.

Mains:

  • Vegetarian Tacos: Chipotle potato, quinoa, pico de gallo and queso. Served with tomatillo salsa & sour cream – This was second time having tacos, and I like them, it taste fantastic with quinoa and chipotle potato.
  • Mexi-Cali Spiced Cottage Cheese BBQ Skewers: Sizzling skillet of BBQ glazed & spice rubbed cottage cheese skewers, served over Chimi churi spiced Fajita onion & pepper – Cottage Cheese, we would call as paneer, and the paneer was perfectly done with the softness and wonderful flavor.
  • Chicken Tinga Tacos: Shredded chipotle chicken, tomatillo salsa, queso, avocado, picante sauce and cilantro – No words for this dish – I am drooling now for this tacos.
  • Albuquerque (veg burrito) – Tortilla with smoked chicken, topped with shredded lettuce, roasted vegetables … and served with spiced fries and tangy salsa.
  • Bahama Mama Chicken Burrito: Tortilla laced roasted chipotle chili ranch, shredded lettuce, Mexican rice, mixed cheese and jalapenos… and served with fried fries and tangy salsa – It was heavenly, I like the tanginess and spiciness in each and every bite.
  • Tijuana Chicken Roll: Char grilled smoked chicken frankfurter, topped with Tijuana spiced chilli, smokey salsa, cilantro, red onions bits, laced with cheddar cheese sauce & spiced fries.

Suggestions: A must visit. As a blogger’s meet I went alone, but I bet my kids would like the food to the core and soon will take them for a heavenly lunch or dinner. When I shared the experience, my son (4 yrs), wanted to take me there, for their guitar collections and my girl wanted to take me there for their tacos. So a best place for families, hangouts. Never miss the chance of tasting the #TASTEOFMEXICO here at our BANGALORE.

Thanks a lot @HRCINDIA for your invite to experience the #TASTEOFMEXICO at Bangalore.

Paan Kulfi

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Kulfi was my long desire to try out from my hands. This was my attempt with kulfi, and the kufli came out well with perfect texture, flavor and color. My kids like kulfi a lot, and so I desired to prepare kulfi at home. As we include nuts to the kulfi, it is packed with health benefits. After having a heavy meal, most of them use to have pan, so I thought of preparing pan kulfi – loaded with more health benefits from pan.

I have used betel leaves, which has countless health benefits and gulkand which is one among the natural coolant and perfect for this summers. Let me share the recipe…

Taking it to the Fiesta Friday #117 hosted by Angie@thenovicegarderner.

To check out my other summer recipes, click here.

Preparation Time before cooking: 15 mins

Preparation Time after cooking: 7 to 8 hrs

Cooking Time: 30 mins

Yields – 6 to 7 kulfi

Ingredients:

  • Full fat milk – 3 cups
  • Corn flour – ¾ tbsp.
  • Betel leaves – 2 nos
  • Gulkand – 1 ¼ tbsp
  • Sugar – 4 tbsp
  • Cashew nuts – 5 nos
  • Pistachios – 6 nos
  • Almond/Badam – 6 nos
  • Supari – 1 ½ tsp (for garnish)

Preparation:

  • Boil the full fat milk, once boiled, add in the sugar, mix until the sugar is dissolved.
  • Reserve ¼ cup of milk in a bowl. Keep it aside.
  • Take cornflour in a bowl, add in 3 tbsp of water and mix it well or until it dissolves well.
  • Pour in the corn flour to the boiled milk and keep in medium flame, start stirring the milk.
  • Keep in low flame, keep on stirring the milk, until it thickens. Else it lumps would be formed.
  • Also scrap the sides of the vessel, and drop the scraps to the milk and keep in low flame.
  • Remove the milk, when it comes to ¾ th portion thick consistency or semi thick consistency.
  • Rinse the betel leaf in water, pinch out the stalk and roughly tear them.
  • Take the betel leaves, cashew nuts, pistachios, almonds/badam, gulkand and ¼ cup of milk, blend them well together to a fine paste.
  • Check whether the thicken milk, attains the room temperature. If so pour in the grounded pan paste to the thicken milk.
  • Stir well, no lumps should be formed.
  • Now pour the mixture to the kulfi mould and freeze it for 6 to 7 hrs or until it freezes.
  • Once done, remove the kulfi moulds from the freezer and show the bottom in the running water or keep them in warm water for 10 to 15 mins.
  • Now gently remove the kulfi by pulling the stick from the mould.
  • Garnish with flavored and colored supari.

Serve chilled.