Desserts & Mithais with Diet Sugar

As the long weekend ends bringing in a Tuesday that is so much like a regular Monday, my week’s schedule lies in front of me. I will be in Ludhiana tomorrow 30th Sept, at Park Plaza at 1 pm for an event organised for Diet Sugar. All of you who wish to learn how to use diet sugar in desserts and mithais are in for a treat!

The event is mainly for those who have a sweet tooth but face restrictions due to many reasons. I am going to tell them the use of alternate sugar which actually is a solution to this dilemma of theirs.

Diet sugar is available in the market but most of the people don’t know how to use and how much to use. Diet sugar in chemical terms is sucralose which to me is better than any of the other sugar substitutes.

It can be used for cooking, baking and it doesn’t leave a bitter after taste and you know the best about diet sugar is that it has been diluted for the purpose to match the quantity with the quantity of the sugar which you would have used otherwise or you can say one teaspoon of sugar is equal to one teaspoon of diet sugar.
I will be making few desserts with diet sugar. These desserts would be very simple ones made normally at homes just to give people comfort with this commodity.

Happy Cooking

Till I write again.

Sanjeev Kapoor

Innovations Indian Food Industry

It always interests me to know about the developments and innovations in the food industry and this Thursday had a fairly long meeting with an international food company which has approached me to find Indian applications for their revolutionary ingredient. Actually they gave me some choices and I have chosen the most difficult one as others were not challenging enough! I thrive on challenges and this is what keeps the mind, spirit and body well honed and alert.

Yesterday went in a photo shoot at home with Sahara Samay doing a feature on home interiors. It could be telecast sometime in the week post Dusshera. Then last day of the month I am traveling to Ludhiana for a product promotion.

As the Dusshera holiday approaches, the long weekend ahead seems like a good proposition. Will probably catch up on a few movies!

Happy Dusshera to you all. Hope you have enjoyed my Dusshera/Diwali delicacies telecasted on Star News today.

Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor

Workshop with Executive Chef Rajeev Basak

Had a wonderful morning watching Executive Chef Rajeev Basak create some absolutely marvellous dishes for my team’s developmental session! He was creating as he talked and cooked along and presented us with three amazingly flavourful dishes: Risotto with Pan roasted Vegetables served with Pepper and Tomato Coulis. The final touch was the Gorgonzola! Next he dished up Duet of Mushrooms with Salad Greens in Mustard Cognac Dressing and the finale, a grand flambéed finale, was the Banana Fosters. I could see that he takes great effort to present his dish, perfect to the T.

Chef Rajeev spoke at length about flavouring of food and enlightened us with his knowledge about spices, seasonings and how the tongue is finely demarcated with tasting points. We have not had a session as informative and as much fun as this in a long time…imagine, learning and tasting lovely food simultaneously. He has promised to give us his recipes! Rajeev Basak comes across as a cool guy as he has travelled extensively, starting his career with the Taj Group of Hotels and then got associated with the cruise liners.

Too replete to write any more. Till tomorrow then.

Sanjeev Kapoor