Travel time again!

In Ahmedabad on Saturday Feb 5, the sweet tooth of Ahmedabad will be in for aSugarFree treat! I will be demonstrating the art of making sweet somethings like Eggless Brownie, Shrikhand with Stewed Apricots and cooling drinks like Iced Tea and Mocha Frappe using the sugar substitute at an ophthalmologists convention at GMDC Convention Centre in the afternoon.
Then off to Agra to attend the wedding of Chef Saurabh Saxena on Sunday.
Hope to take some time off and see the Taj Mahal again!
In New Delhi on Feb 7 with Alyona to address a Press Conference to announce the launch of FoodFood Channel. FoodFood Lifestyle Ambassador Ms Madhuri Dixit Nene will be present at the Press conference too.
Till I write again

Sanjeev Kapoor

Time off, Launch of The Yellow Chilli – Ahmedabad

Hi this is going to be a short note as I am on holiday with family…a long pending one. We had been wanting this break, albeit too short, ever since the kids finished their exams.

Have been travelling a lot and the day after that is 28th April, Wednesday will be in Ahmedabad at The Yellow Chilli, 1st Floor, Heritage Square, Opposite Atlanta Tower, Gulbai Tekra, Ahmedabad – 380 015 for the opening and press conference.

This is the first The Yellow Chilli restaurant in Gujarat, with distinction of being the first pure vegetarian restaurant of this chain. With a capacity of a hundred covers and a private dining area of twenty covers, The Yellow Chilli promises an exciting and different menu with an exotic buffet to be laid out daily. All in all a culinary delight not to be missed. Keeping my fingers crossed.

The press conference is in the day only for media post which there is an exotic buffet. In the evening an exclusive Page 3 party only for the who is who of Ahmedabad. They say it is the preparation that counts and it is so true…even a pilot checks all readings before take off! I am sure my COO and good friend Rajeev has his fingers on the pulse!

May will be exciting on We have salads, kiddie recipes (for kids and adults, cooked by kids!), chatpati chaats and mango in its various moods …loads and loads of foods that are appropriate for summer eating.

But April should also end with good food, right?

Cucumber with Chicken and Fresh Red Chillies

Paan Kulfi

Sweet Mango Chutney

Till I write again

Sanjeev Kapoor.

Preparing for Exams, Special Recipes

Came back from Delhi on Sunday. That city too is getting hotter and winter seems long gone. By the time I reached home it was nearly five. Anyway, caught up with my pending mails and as my elder daughter Rachita is preparing for her 10th std board exams, I made her a special chicken dish for dinner. In fact, I would rather give children who are doing a lot of studying for the coming month more of proteins, vegetables and fruits than carbohydrates (read, paranthe, fried bread based snacks etc). Protein keeps them alert and too many carbs and sugar can take them into an energy slump. Alyona is also careful about some daily physical activity for Rachita like a walk together or some little work out in our home gym. Also as the craving for roadside foods always seems existent, it is best to dish up hygienic stuff at home when the demand comes! I will give some recipes here to start with as also a whole lot on my website. What should the children eat during the actual examination days is a different menu!

Ahmedabad TYC is slowly progressing towards a March opening. Why should I be mentioning this? Well, cooking for the discerning Gujarati is actually a dilemma! They love food like no other but they are also fine critics! But the fact that they love trying out new things makes menu planning very exciting.
So here we go with some kid friendly recipes that can cause a ripple of excitement when your child is studying – Garden Vegetable and Almond Soup, Akhrot Murgh, Chocolate Coffee.

Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor.