If you’re going to be feasting up until next year, the least you can do is find a healthy way to do it. There are a host of cook offs and bake offs, and we picked some of the best for you.
Kadak Kohlapuri pop-up, Mumbai
Chicken sukka. Photograph via Authenticook.com
Kohlapuri cuisine is known for its flaming rassas or curries and soothing sol kadhi to cool the tongue and the pit of fire in the stomach after a round of rassa. This week, home chef Sarika Sane hosts a Zanzanit (super spicy) Kohlapuri pop-up, which includes two kinds of rassas – a tambda rassa, which is a thin red curry made with mutton stock and pandhra rassa, a white curry made with chicken stock.
The common ingredient in all Kohlapuri dishes is coconut, tells us Sane. While the tambda rassa uses dry coconut, the pandhra rassa is cooked with fresh coconut. “I use coconut in almost every dish,” says Sane, originally a Pune-ite who studied hotel management and whose family runs a catering business. “I’ve learnt cooking from everyone who has cooked for me be it my mother, my taiji (older sister), my mother-in-law or my brother, who is also into catering,” says Sane, who adds that her sol kadhi is much sought after by the rest of her family. The menu also includes Kohlapuri specials such as chicken sukha, a dry chicken dish that serves as an appetiser or a side, mutton keema and shrikhand, a sweet and sour dessert of hung curd to help cool off after the meal.
Where: Chandivali, Andheri East
When: October 16, 1 pm
Cost: Rs 949
Book the meal by logging onto authenticook.com
Healthy baking workshop, Bengaluru
Prana Health Café, popular with vegetarians and vegans in Bengaluru, hosts a healthy eggless baking workshop this week. Participants can learn how to bake wholesome treats such as oatmeal honey cookies, whole wheat buns and savoury cookies. The workshop will be held by home baker Bhargavi Bhaskar, who set up her baking enterprise, Buttercup Bakes a year ago in the city. Says Bhaskar, “The wheat coffee cake made using olive oil and palm sugar has always been very popular. A lot of people working at MNCs also pick up wheat buns and the wheat cookies from me regularly.” So sign up if you want to learn to bake these goodies at home.
Where: Prana Health Café, No 600, 1st Main Road, Dr Rajkumar Road, 2nd Block, Rajaji Nagar, Bengaluru 560010.
When: October 16, 11 am – 5 pm.
Cost: Rs 2999
Phone: 7022776607 or 080-23322222