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V-Day special: How to make Love Bugs

By Avinash Kumar
February 13, 2020 12:37 IST
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Impress your loved one with these romantic recipes. 

Love Bugs (vermicelli crusted yoghurt patties with strawberry coulis)

Ingredients:

  • 150 gm hung curd
  • 20 gm cumin powder
  • 5 gm fresh green chilli
  • 10 gm icing sugar
  • 50 gm fresh coriander
  • 2 gm mint Leaves   
  • 60 gm vermicelli
  • 80 gm strawberry
  • 150 ml oil
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Take hung curd and add Indian spices to it. Knead it well. Make flat patties of it.
  • Crumb it with vermicelli and deep fry till gets golden brown colour. Serve hot with mint and strawberry coulis.

Fiery Love (chargrilled barbeque paneer)

Ingredients:

  • 150 gm paneer
  • 120 gm hung curd
  • 2 gm chaat masala
  • 50 gm fresh coriander
  • 2 gm garam masala powder
  • 2 gm green chilli, chopped
  • 80 gm Amul cheese
  • 3 gm degghi mirch powder
  • 15 ml mustard oil
  • 80 gm fresh mint
  • Salt to taste

Method:

  • Make red tandoori marination by mixing hung curd with the above Indian spices, Amul cheese and mustard oil.
  • Cut paneer into cubes and marinate them. Keep aside for around 3 to 4 hours.
  • Cook the marinated paneer in the tandoor for 10- 12 minutes. Assemble the paneer as shown in picture. Serve hot with the mint chutney.

Mix and Match (pine nut and wild mushroom stuffed chicken roulade with exotic vegetables)

Ingredients

  • 150 gm chicken breast
  • 20 gm pine nuts
  • 10 gm black fungus
  • 10 gm white fungus
  • 10 gm shitake
  • 20 gm garlic
  • Salt to taste
  • 2 gm black pepper
  • 3 gm thyme
  • 20 gm butter
  • 30 gm fresh cream
  • 40 ml olive oil
  • 5 ml truffle oil
  • 2 cherry tomato
  • 1 baby carrot
  • 2 asparagus
  • 2 gm green zucchini  
  • 2 gm yellow squash

Method:

  • Take chicken breast and marinate it with thyme, salt and pepper. Make the mixture for stuffing of mushroom and pine nuts.
  • Make chicken roulade and pan sear it. Take out ribbons of zucchini, blanch them and roll it over the roulade.
  • Saute asparagus, baby carrot and cherry tomatoes. Assemble as shown in picture and garnish with micro greens.

Cupid's Desire (vanilla beans panna cotta)

Ingredients:

  • 100 ml fresh cream
  • 15 gm castor sugar
  • 100 gm white chocolate
  • 15 ml water
  • 5 gm gelatine
  • 5 gm raspberry
  • 5 gm blueberries

Method: 

  • Soak the gelatine in water. Keep aside for 5-10 minutes.
  • Heat the fresh cream with castor sugar, and then add the soaked gelatin. Keep aside for 10 minutes.
  • Melt the white chocolate and make a cylindrical pipe. 
  • Pipe the mixture in the white chocolate roller, and keep in chiller for 30-35 minutes.
  • Garnish it with chocolate curls, raspberry and blueberry as shown in picture.

Avinash Kumar is the executive chef of Novotel Imagica Khopoli.


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