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Independence Day 2017: Try varied tastes of India on 70 years of freedom

Independence Day 2017: Try varied tastes of India on 70 years of freedom

70th Independence Day of India has just left with four days to go. And this time India marks as 70 years of being a truly diverse democratic country. So how about celebrating this 70th independence day with varied tastes of the country by getting your hands on some of the delicacies that will satiate your taste buds from trio of Panna Cotta to mazedaar masala munch chaat.

To celebrating this independence day surpassingly and to celebrate freedom from diet goals some experts have curated easy to do recipes with a regional twist. Here are the recipes. Chef Elangovan from Vivanta by Taj- Dwarka presents recipes of Trio of Panna Cotta recipe and Chocolate dome stuffed with Apricot cream and green cardamom ganache. And also experts of  Experts of Pepsico brand Kurkure gives the recipe on mazedaar masala munch chaat.

Trio of Panna Cotta

  • Trio of Panna Cotta Recipe: Indian take on classic Italian dessert from Veneto. Flavours of khus, vanilla and saffron are a modern twist to this humble set cream with the perfect wobbly texture on the occasion of Independence Day.
  • Trio of Panna Cotta Ingredients: Heavy Cream: 300 ml; Breakfast sugar: 35 gm; Gelatin: 5 gm; Khus: 10 ml; Saffron: 50 gm; Vanilla: 5 ml.
  • Trio of Panna Cotta Method: Soak gelatin in cold water, Boil cream and sugar in a pan. Add soaked gelatin and mix till it cools slightly, strain, divide mixture into three equal parts. Add khus in one part, vanilla in second and saffron in the third. In a glass gently pour khus mix first and allow it to set. Then pour vanilla mix and allow it to set. Finally, pour the saffron mix and let it set. Serve chilled!

Chocolate dome stuffed with Apricot cream and green cardamom ganache

  • Recipe: Chocolate dome stuffed with Apricot cream and green cardamom ganache by Chef Elangovan from Vivanta by Taj-Dwarka.
  • Ingredients: For Dome – White chocolate:100 gm; Orange edible colour:01 gm; Green edible colour: 01 gm.
  • For Mousse – Whipped cream:100 gm; Apricot puree:30 gm; Vanilla:02 ml.
  • For Ganache – White chocolate:100 gm; Fresh cream:70 ml; Cardamom powder: 05 gm.
  • Method – Melt white chocolate and divide into three parts then add green and orange colour to one part, respectively. Colour the shell in a chocolate mould as desired. Chop white chocolate for cardamom ganache. Boil the cream with cardamom powder and pour over white chocolate then mix well and allow it to cool. Whip cream to soft texture with vanilla and gently fold apricot puree in above. Fill little cream in a chocolate dome, pipe ganache and cover with cream. Serve chilled!

Mazedaar masala munch chaat

  • Mazedaar masala munch chaat Recipe: Take a pack of rice crispies in a bowl and mix it up with freshly sliced bell peppers and diced onions. Add sweet corn for a juicy crunch.
  • Ingredients: One pack of rice crispies, sweet corn, bell peppers and onion.

Here is the twist to transform this easy and simple recipe into regional adaptations of popular snacks from the four regions of the country —

  1. From the East: Bengal is known for its spicy and delicious cuisine. Take a cue from their all-time favourite Jhal Muri and add half tea spoon of imli chutney, half a lemon juice and half teaspoon red chilli powder, half tablespoon finely chopped coriander, one teaspoon of Jeera powder, one teaspoon of chaat masala and salt to the masala recipe to Mazedaar Masala Munch Chaat. Stir well for a lip smacking evening snack with a Bengali spicy twist.
  2. From the West: The street food culture runs strong in western India, be it Gujarat or Maharashtra. Lay golgappas on a plate and fill them with masala recipe of the Mazedaar Masala Munch Chaat. Then add half cup mint coriander chutney, half cup sweet tamarind and dates chutney, half tea spoon imli chutney, half cup red chili garlic chutney, half a lemon juice with a pinch of Jeera powder or roasted cumin powder. This age-old favourite classic deserves a contemporary twist.
  3. From the North: Nothing can beat evening tea with snacks in north India. So you can add a bowl of Channe to the Mazedaar Masala Munch Chaat, add ginger, coriander powder, a tinge of black salt and cucumbers. And serve it with a piping hot cup of tea.
  4. From the South: Just take these quick steps to whip up a coconutty crunch to serve the tanginess of south India for snacks with your family. Add a handful of grated coconut to the Mazedaar Masala Munch Chaat. Temper it with mustard seeds.

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Pallavi Parmar

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