Not sure if I ever discussed it here, but I am a big fan of food network and could not be happier to see Indian Television producing more "Food" related programs. Who doesn't know "Khana Khazana" by the very famous Chef Sanjeev Kapoor. Then, the next best was called "Mirch Masala" by Chef Rakesh Sethi. Then came few series with celebrities trying to cook-off in viewer sent recipes, which was ok for entertainment, but not much accepted by me or my family.
Then came Master India Chef on Star Plus channel, which at least in my house is a big hit and is the "First Real Cooking Contest" on Indian Television. It was very very comparable to "Next Iron Chef". Of course, in American Television, they have evolved over many years and considering it the first season, Master India Chef did superb. Not sure how many of you have followed it. They have finals (with 3 contestants in it, Jayanandan Bhaskar, Radhicka Agarwaal and Pankaj Bhadouria) scheduled to be aired on Dec 25th starting @ 9 PM IST. I feel lucky that I got Dish Network and they air this channel. If you have not followed this whole competition, my recommendation will be to do so and you will be pleasantly surprised. I loved most of the vegetarian recipes they made and presented. All the cooks were mostly home cooks, but they raised so high to become chefs that it was amazing. The first season is not even over and I am sooooo ready for the next one to air.
OK, now, stopping my review and raves about this competition and it's level, here is one of the (many more to be tried by me) few recipes that I loved.
I have to admit, this is not a good picture, but I was in so hurry, that this is the best I could do. I promised, when I make this again, I will surely be relaxed and take a better picture. Also, my bananas when I slit then, did not remain whole and broke, so you see so many pieces instead of 2 long slices.
Caramelized Banana in Coconut Milk recipe by Zebi and Kandla (Master India
Recipe Source: Master Chef Website
Ripe Bananas - 2 nos.
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Coconut milk (or cream) - 200 ml
Sugar - 1 tbsp (for sweetening coconut milk)
- Dissolve 1 tbsp sugar into the coconut cream and refrigerate till chilled.
- Slice bananas into half lengthwise.
- Caramelize the sugar on low heat till brown and bubbling.
- Add bananas to it and toss well till coated and slightly softened.
- Serve warm with coconut milk.
Do enjoy it warm like I do all my desserts.
I am sending this to Aipi's Veggie/Fruit A Banana event.
That's all for now. Take care till next post.