Mother’s Day: A Quirky Twist To Mom’s Summer
day is right around the corner and here’s a perfect way to impress mommy
dearest. This mother’s day, Chef Ashish
Rai, Culinary Head, Barbeque Nation gives us tips to put together a meal
that is delicious, flavourful and perfect for summer.
We have vivid memories
of our parents ensuring we ate our fruits and vegetables. During summers, these
dos and don’ts were stretched further. Chef Ashish encourages us to add an
unusual twist to the usual ingredients which were reinforced into our diets by
our caring mothers.
Here’s four ingredients ideal for summer and how
to pair them perfectly to make her Mother's Day extra special this year!
Curd is one of the finest cooling agents for
summer and there are several ways to include it in a meal. Move away from the
usual dahi bhallas and chaats and use hung curd in the quirkiest way this time.
Chef recommends Dahi ke kebab made using
hung curd, green chillies and basic seasoning. Golden brown kebabs, served with
green mint chutney are a winning pairing to impress your mother. These kebabs
are succulent, scrumptious and healthy; a great way to start a summer inspired
Citric fruits like lemon, orange, grapefruit,
etc. are rich in Vitamin C and antioxidants. They also help vastly in
controlling appetite and aiding weight loss. Citric fruits are not only
nutrition rich but also help enhance the flavours in a dish. Chef Ashish
suggests using lemons to make Lemon Pepper
Chicken, a dish that is light and resonates with summer. This recipe uses
chicken breast which is rubbed with a delicious mix of lemon, green chillies,
ginger garlic paste and basic seasoning. Once marinated, the chicken is grilled
or pan fried to perfectly sear in the juices. Once it hits the table, the aroma
and complex flavours of this dish will definitely impress Mom.
Muskmelons are high in water content and help
you stay hydrated amidst the heat. This fruit has a very distinct taste and
pairs very well with desserts. Chef recommends a Muskmelon Phirnee whipped up using muskmelon, rice flakes, jaggery,
saffron and coconut milk. A spoonful of this decadent dessert and it’s on its
way to becoming the next summertime staple.
In our country, mangoes are synonymous with
summers. While mangoes have been the highlight of summers growing up, Chef
suggests a mocktail your mom is yet to try. Aamras mocktail is made
by mixing pieces of mango pickle, mixed fruit juice, lime juice and a dash of
chaat masala. This spicy and tangy mocktail is the perfect finish to this
flavour trail carved for your supermom.
aam, coke, Gurgaon.
This Mother’s Day, cook her a great meal and
give her the day of relaxation she deserves. Get inspired, add your personal
touch and make it a memorable day for the special lady. Also, do not forget the
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