Monday, November 27, 2017

Healthy Cooking - Simplified with Philips Domestic Appliances

Time and flavour are of essence, I had the opportunity to witness the saucy Chef Ranveer Brar cook up a storm in under 30 minutes together with the incredibly fit Shwetambari Shetty, a Zumba and fitness expert with a huge fan following.

The appliances that Chef showcased were the Philips Air fryer and the new Viva collection Juice Masticator amongst the other traditional ones like their mixer-grinder and hand blender. Chef Ranveer Brar was assisted by the very talented Chef Ramasamy Selvaraju, who had all the ingredients prepped and ready for the Chef.

Both the celebrities were candid about their experiences in becoming health conscious and the need to improve awareness in healthy eating options and not denying the body and soul of a good meal. While the experts had a lot of pointers the very affable Mr.Gulbahar Taurani, Marketing and Business Head of Philips India Domestic appliances also mentioned that the dynamics of the Indian consumer is also evolving in an their needs for delicious food.

To begin with a colourful healthy juice was made with pears, carrots, cucumbers and watermelon and attractively placed in a champagne flute garnished with fresh cut fruits.

Next was an appetizer, Idli chat made with Rava Idli's that went through a few minutes in the Air fryer to give it the perfect crisp exterior and mixed with a tempering of coconut oil and aromatic curry leaves! Beautifully presented  with a handful of crispy popped rice that were tossed with Idli chutney podi/powder, giving the old dish a new twist!

Liberally spiced with a Chettinad flavour were the fish fingers which were then dipped in a delectable batter and air fried to give it an extra crisp coating and keeping he fish moist on the inside, this dish got most of the audiences attention as everyone wanted to know to make the ever popular snacks like pakoda/bhajia in the Air-fryer.

Finally we ended with a befitting sweet nothing.......
White chocolate brownies. Now who can resist a little tidbit that is covered with sprinkle of cocoa and decorated with bright red cherries?

What was wonderful about this event was the interactive nature of the presentation. Some of top bloggers and influencers of Bengaluru were in attendance and we were free to ask any questions of the panel, who graciously took the time to answer in detail. Another perk was the hostess Ms. Sushma Bala who kept the audience members very happy by handing gifts to audience members who correctly answered food related questions. The winners each received the Phillips handheld blender, a very good tool to have in the modern kitchen.

The event finally ended with the customary selfie time with the celebrities and a sumptuous dinner at the Taj Vivanta hotel on the swanky MG road.

As more people strive to eat healthier, they also need to stock up on all types of gadgets to help make the most and I highly recommend investing in a Phillips Air-fryer, the super handy Hand held blender and finally the Cold press Juice masticator, the Trio are a boon to every enthusiastic home chef. I thank Philips Domestic products and Avian Media for extending and invite to me and experience their new products in action.

Photograph credits: Avian Media and me

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