Sep 28, 2014

Tupperware "Care4Food" Campaign- Review



Few days back, I got a mail from Tupperware, asking me to share my tips, ideas and experience about food resources and promote Care4Food campaign. I happily agreed to share my views about this campaign.

India is a developing country after digitalization still people faces the problem of poverty and hunger issues. Lots of child do not get proper food and suffer with the disease of malnutrition. We have to takes some basic initiative for reduce the problem. Every small step of saving food and reduce wastage helps in reducing such kind of issues to some extent.  The agenda of such help should be protect the wastage and store the food for hunger people. If we have leftover food then utilizes the food in another form which calls recycling or giving the twist to old one.

Today every citizen has objective to understand the value of food resources and secure or store the food to stop the wastage. Now you can protect the food through using Tupperware products like freeze range, microwave range, dry storage range and more.

Tupperware is a leading brand which deals in storage products. These products are completely safe, eco-friendly, non-toxic which are good for food as well as health and stay food fresh for long time. To promoting food storage habits, Tupperware has taken an initiative to spread awareness about the best food storage ideas. Tupperware engages to celebrate the care and love towards food in the form of “Tupperware care4food day” and “6th April” is official day of celebration. Care4Food is a platform that offers methods to take care of food at various levels right from buying, storing, preparation and leftover management. Food lovers can share their own experiences and practices of saving food and support this campaign to become a Food Savior.

Some ideas for care4food in smart ways:-
  • Cook right portions and avoid wastage.
  • Give a new twist to leftover food. Why waste? Just change the taste.
  • Store the food and ensure that the food stays fresh for long period.


Some tips and recipes from my blog Simply Tadka.com in context of leftover makeover:-
  • You can be prepared Idli Manchurian, Vegetable Idli, Idli fries and Idli sandwiches through leftover Idlis
  • You can prepare chop chop chapati with leftover chapati, parathas and puris.
  • You can store the ice-creams in freezer friendly containers.
  • You can store or preserve the leftover vegetables or fruits, green leafy items and bread slices in refrigerator range which makes fresh for long period.
  • Every time when you will buy vegetables or cook recipes... try to purchase or cook in small quantity which avoids wastage.

Spread the word, take a pledge and say I Care4Food.

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Sep 27, 2014

Britannia Nuts and Raisins Romance Cake- Review


Britannia Launches the new variants with delightful combination of nuts and raisins to undetectable taste of crumble and softness of cakes, which known as Britannia Nuts and Raisin Romance Cake.

About BritanniaBritannia Industries is one of India’s leading food companies and a leader in the Bakery and Dairy segments.  With revenues in excess of Rs. 6000 Cr annually, Britannia is India’s favorite food brand and a storehouse of power brands like Good Day, Tiger, NutriChoice, MarieGold etc which are household names in India.  Britannia’s product portfolio includes biscuits, bread, cakes, rusk, and a host of dairy products like cheese, beverages, dairy whitener etc. Britannia products are available across the country in over 35 lakh retail outlets and reach over 40% of Indian homes.”

When you try this cake with your love ones, will surely love it and enjoy the every bite of cake with combination of richness of nuts and raisin, soft and crumbly cake that takes you at another level of romance.  

Manjunath Desai, VP – Strategy and Business Development says “Nut & Raisins Romance is our offering for discerning consumers who are seeking ‘Everyday Delight’ in their choice of food products. We are sure that our consumers will enjoy this experience to the fullest. We want to reach out to a large number of consumers through this uniquely delightful product. The product can be consumed at different moments of the day and is even ideal as an on- the- go snack”.

Nuts and Raisin Romance is easily available at any confectionary or departmental store in market on affordable price of just Rs. 50 for 160 gm pack.

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Aug 21, 2014

Wheat Germ Kheer | Wheat Germ Payasam- Eat Well Live Well



Few Days back, I got a mail through Ritu who shared two packs of Harmony original toasted wheat germ, each of 250 grams with me. Today I shared some nutrition value of wheat germ and one recipe delicious traditional Indian Dessert “Kheer” with my readers.  The term Germ in wheat germ often gives an impression of bacteria but here germ stands for germination. Wheat germ in hindi will be गेहूँ का अंकुर.



Wheat germ is the part of wheat that sprouts and grows into a new plant. Wheat germ is a nutritious super food, rich in vitamins, minerals, protein enzymes, and much more that the body needs to grow and stay healthy. Wheat germ has more nutrients per gram than any other vegetable or grain. Wheat germ contains complex carbohydrates, protein, fibre, omega-3 fatty acids, vitamin E & A, B9, B1, Biotin, Calcium, iron, magnesium, zinc, phosphorus, and potassium. Wheat germ is a delicious and easy way to add the nutrients to the foods you love.  These days’ wheat germ easily available in supermarkets and the cost of 500 grams pack is 200 INR only; even you can shop through website also. For more detail you can visit the website: http://wheatgerm.in/ or http://www.harmonyfoods.in/ 


How to use Wheat Germ:
You can sprinkle the wheat germ on fruits or salad.
Stir it into your oats and cornflakes.
Blend it with shakes and smoothies.
Add it into curd and yogurt.  Mix with wheat dough to make nutritious chapattis.
Add to baked foods like bread, cookies and muffins and cakes.




Preparation Time: 10 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Dessert

Ingredients:
3 1/2 Cup Full Cream Milk
2 Tbsp. Vanilla Flavoured Custard Powder
2/3 Cup Harmony Toasted Wheat Germ
1/2 Cup Sugar or as per taste
1/4 Cup Chopped Nuts (Pistachios, Cashews, and Almonds)
3-4 Cardamom Pods
Pinch of Saffron strands

Instructions:
Mix the custard powder with ½ Cup of cold milk and keep aside.
Boil 3 Cups of milk in deep bottom pan. When milk starts boiling, add custard powder and mix mixture into pan and stir continuously.
Add chopped nuts, cardamom powder and wheat germ and mix well. Cook for 5 minutes until to combine everything.
Add sugar as per taste and saffron strands and mix well. Remove from the flame and serve hot or chilled.


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Aug 4, 2014

Soya Cutlets | Soya Pattices


Soya chunk cutlets are rich in proteins and very healthy starters which are good option for ongoing monsoon season. For this recipe, you have to just combine the soya chunks with mashed potatoes, onion and spices to form patties. It’s a prefect snack for parties and picnics. You can replace the potatoes with cottage cheese or paneer. 


Preparation time: 20 Minutes
Cooking Time: 15 Minutes
Servings: 4
Category: Snacks

Ingredients:
1 Cup Soya Chunks, Cooked
2 Medium Sized Potatoes, Boiled and Mashed
1 Large Onion, Chopped
1 Tbsp. Green Coriander Leaves
2 Green Chili, Finely Chopped
1 Tsp. Ginger Paste
2 Tbsp. Cornflour
1 Cup Bread Crumbs
Salt to Taste
Red Chili Powder to Taste
1 Tsp. Cumin Seeds
1 Tsp. Coriander Powder
1 Tsp. Lemon Juice
Oil for Shallow Frying

Instructions:
Boil the soya chunks in a sauce pan with enough water for 15 minutes till to double size. Squeeze out the excess water with the help of hands and keep aside. 
Add these chunks in mixer and grind them till to coarse crumbs.
Heat the 1 tsp. oil in separate pan and add cumin seeds. 
When they start splutter, add chopped green chilies, ginger paste and sauté for 1 minute. 
Add chopped onion and add coriander powder, chili powder and mix well.
Add the onion masala and mashed potatoes with coarse chunks. 


Add salt, cornflour, lemon juice and green coriander leaves and mix well. 


Divide the mixture into equal portions and form into round pattices.  
Toss the pattices one by one into bread crumbs and keep aside.


Heat the enough oil in non-stick pan and place the pattices and shallow fry the each pattice on both sides till to crisp and golden. 

Serve hot soya pattice or cutlets with ketchup or green coriander dip.

Notes:
You can add some season veggies also like green peas, beetroot, and capsicum.
If you are calorie conscious, you can replace potatoes with paneer or cottage cheese.

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Jul 9, 2014

Rava Onion Uttapam | Instant Rava Uttapam Recipe



Rava Uttapam is one of mine favorite breakfast recipe. Whenever I feel hungry, I made this instant rava uttapam with some veggies or onions. For instant version, you have to just combine curd and rava together with salt and eno to prepare crisp and small uttapam within 5 minutes. You have to prepare the consistency of batter just like idli batter. I added small quantity of carrot also just for giving nice and colourful texture, it’s completely optional.



Preparation Time: 12 Minutes
Cooking Time: 10 Minutes
Servings: 2
Category: South Indian Cuisine

Ingredients:
1/2 Cup Rava/ Semolina
1/2 Cup Yogurt
Salt to taste
1/2 Tsp. Eno (Fruit Salt)
2 Green Chilies, finely chopped
2 Medium Onions, finely chopped
2 Tbsp. Carrot, finely chopped (optional)
Butter for shallow fry

Instructions:


Peel and finely chop the onions and carrots. Combine rava, yogurt, green chili and salt together in large bowl. Add eno at the time of making uttapam.
Pour the 1 ladle full of batter in hot greased non-stick pan.


Sprinkle the chopped onion and carrot on the top of batter.
Drizzle the butter and cook on medium flame.
Flip the uttapam and cook again for 2 minutes until to both sides get golden brown and crisp.
Serve hot onion uttapam with coconut chuntey.


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