Try these healthy recipes for a super-grain salad and mood-lifter fritters for the family, courtesy Chef Sahil Arora, Executive chef, Lake View Café, Renaissance Mumbai. The fritters are a family recipe, says the chef. “This has been my favourite dish since my childhood and I remember my grandmother cooking it for me. I love this dish and now cook it for my daughter, who enjoys it thoroughly.”
Fennel scented sweet banana fritters
Wheat flour 200 grams (1 cup) | Bananas 100 gm | Jaggery 80 grams (less than 1/2 cup) | Fennel seed 1 tsp | Milk/Water 1 cup | Oil or Ghee to fry
Filter flour in a utensil using a strainer.
Put jaggery in milk or water and dissolve it. Sift flour in this sweet milk/water and add mashed ripened bananas.
The mixture for fritters has to be thick. Cover the mix and keep in a cool, dry place overnight, allowing the flour to ferment.
Now whisk this mix properly. Add fennel seeds.
Pour oil in a pan and heat. When oil is sufficiently heated, then take little amounts of the mixture at a time and put it in hot oil and fry till golden brown. Enjoy with tea.
BBQ (Barley, Beets, Quinoa) Salad
BBQ Barley, Beets, Quinoa Salad, Chef Sahil Arora, super grains, super foods BBQ (Barley, Beets, Quinoa) Salad
This is a healthy salad, consisting of super-grains, lemon vinegar and micro greens, in keeping with the current trend of cooking with super-foods for the family.