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Recipes: The best thing I cooked in 2015

Last updated on: December 28, 2015 16:40 IST

What is the best dish you cooked in 2015? Share your recipes with us!

With 2015 coming to a close, Rajul Hegde asked these celebs what was their favourite dish that they cooked this year.

You too can share your favourite recipe from 2015 and tell us about your fondest food memories.

Here's what your favourite actors and chefs cooked in 2015!


AmrapaliWhen it comes to food, actor Amrapali Gupta (pictured left) from the serial Qubool Hai is quite a quick thinker.

Here, she talks about the time she made Rasmalai for her friends.

"We had some family friends came over to our place.

"I was newly married and as I am an actress all were excited to see me. But they wanted me to cook something sweet for them.

"I want to be creative so I decided to prepare Rasmalai since rasgullas were already there at home.

"I prepared it again this year as a prasad when I got to know that I am expecting my first child.

"It's a quick and simple recipe."

Rasmalai

Rasmalai

Image: Dharmadhyaksha/Wikimedia Commons

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Parineeta BorthakurActor Parineeta Borthakur of Swaragini fame is quite a creative person off stage as well.

She made an interesting recipe out of rasgullas and impressed her guests.

"I am a pure vegetarian. In fact I don't even eat onion and garlic.

"I cook and serve only vegetarian food.

"So this year during Krishna Janmashtami, I had made an interesting recipe using rasgulla which all my guests loved."

 Masala Rasgulla

Masala Rasgulla

Image courtesy : Madhumathi Muthukumaran/Tricksandtreats and Clinton Jeff/Creative Commons

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Chef Rakhee Vaswani gave the traditional Indian mithai a twist. 

"I love making Indian gourmet desserts, it is my forte.

"This year I experimented greatly with authentic regional sweets and combining them with western presentation, palates and flavours.

"My Baked Boondi Gulab Jamun Cheesecake and Chenna Tiramisu were complete sell outs.

"We also did a lot of master classes and an entire line on making regional sweets gourmet with a signature western twist."

Chenna Tiramisu Shots

Chenna Tiramisu Shots

Image: Courtesy Chef Rakhee Vaswani

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Chef's Tip: You can add an extra 20 ml of kahlua for a nice strong flavour.


Chef RanveerChef Ranveer Brar loves Italian cuisine and here, he shares a recipe he tried with the quinoa.

"As an ardent lover of Italian cuisine, this turned out to be one of my most enjoyable experiences of whipping something as exciting as an Arancini but with quinoa, the superfood.

"I wouldn't call it a completely healthy version of an original Arancini but an experimental, fun version instead.

"The Neapolitan sauce is the perfect accompaniment to an Arancini, adding just the right amount of zest and flavour required to make it a complete meal.

"It's definitely a more interesting version than the regular Arancini, also a rendition I personally enjoy"

Quinoa Arancini Alla Napolitana

Quinoa Arancini Alla Napolitana

Image: Kind courtesy chef Ranveer Brar

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Napolitana Sauce

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Salad

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To serve, spread napolitana sauce at the bottom. Place Arrancini balls and salad on top. Serve immediately.

What is the favourite thing you cooked in 2015? Tell us!

Send your recipes to getahead@rediff.co.in (subject: My favourite 2015 recipe) with your name, hometown and any interesting details about the origin of the recipe, along with a photograph if possible. We'll publish the best preparations right here on Rediff.com and in India Abroad.

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Rajul Hegde