Do you love cooking ?
There is nothing like celebrating friendship day with some new food friends and cooking along with them.Not to forget the live music by the LSD Band .
I enjoyed a lot along with the rest contestants and spectators.
If you are passionate about food, here’s a forum to showcase your culinary skills or part take in the event to show your support for the growing interest in the art of cooking.
I attended Dishplay’s first event ‘The Cook Off’ where people can begin their love affair with food. The day was 2nd August,2015 and the venue was Barleyz, Koramagala, Bangalore. The one of a kind cooking event where one can enjoy a power packed performance by the band Life Sized Delusion.
To participate in this cooking cook-off the participants had to register by 31st July, 2015 and all total there were 10 slots available. So there was never a better platform to make new Food friends and cooking along with them.
The challenge was to prepare one starter within one hour (Judging Criteria – 15 mins of ingredient hunting , 30 mins of cooking and 15 mins of presentation and cleaning the work station).
There was an option of dishing out either a Chicken, Mutton, Pork, Fish, Mushrooms or Cottage Cheese (Paneer) starter dish.
We were provided with all the necessary ingredients and utensils.
The event was divided into 2 slots as 10 of us participated.
Slot 1 – 4:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Slot 2 – 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
The slots are chosen by a lucky draw.
I created Paneer Mushroom Duet.
My dish had three elements in it.
I have choosen Mushroom and paneer as my main ingredients.
Firstly I clean and wipe dry the mushrooms.
Then remove the stem of mushroons and chopped them finely.
Then chop some onion and garlic.
Take a pan . Heat some olive oil and saute the chopped mushroom, onion and garlic.
Fry well .
Lastly season those with a little salt, freshly crushed black pepper and garam masala.
Remove from heat and keep aside.
Cut paneer in long square shapes.
Coat the paneer and mushroom heads/caps with salt, freshly crushed black pepper and corn flour.
Then deep fry those and keep aside.
Chop tri colour bell peppers in thin long stripes and saute them in a little olive oil and keep aside.
Take some lettuce leaves and keep them in ice cold water.
In a pan take a little olive oil. Add finely chopped ginger and tomatoes.
Add a little salt and sugar.
When the tomatoes completely melts then remove from the heat and make a paste of it using mixie/grinder.
This is our sweet red tomato ginger dip.
You can add a little lemon juice to make it tangy.
Then for a green dip
Boil some spinach leaves in water.
Then remove from water and put into icecold water means blanch it.
Then chop some corinder leaves, mint leaves, onion, tomatoes, green chilly and the blanched spinach leaves.
Grind them all together.
Season with salt and lemon juice.
This is our tangy green spinach corinder mint dip.
Prepare a thick sauce using mayonnaise , fresh cream and garam masala.
In a pan take some olive oil and heat it.
Take the raw mushroom heads/caps and fill the hollow area with the already sauted mushroom stalks.
Then saute them with the filled part on the upside.
Take some mozzarella cheese and cut into cubes. Fill each mushrooms with the cheese cubes and season with one drop of siricha sauce.
When done start putting them straight to the final platting.
This is the mushroom canopies.
Then Take the lettuce leave wipe dry them.
Make a filling of one fried paneer and one spoon of mayonnaise sauce.
Then wrap well and likewise prepare 2-3 lettuce paneer wraps and tie each wrap with a spring onion leave.
Lastly take a white plate, put the mushroom canopies, Fried mushrooms, Lettuce Paneer wraps, sauted tri color bell peppers with sweet red tomato ginger dip ,tangy green spinach corinder mint dip and serve.
The judgement was announced at 6:30 pm followed by prize distribution. All the participants were given one consolation prize each .The three winners were announced and given prizes by the judge’s of the event.
Chef Markendey Mark and Chef Bibhuti Bhusan Panigrahy(Chef BB) were the judges for this event.
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