Thursday, December 23, 2010

Caramelized Banana in Coconut Milk and review of Master India Chef

Hello Friends,


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 
Chef Contestants) 
Recipe Source: Master Chef Website


Ingredients
Ripe Bananas - 2 nos.
Sugar - 3/4 cup
Coconut milk (or cream) - 200 ml

Sugar - 1 tbsp (for sweetening coconut milk)
Preparation

  • 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.
Serving
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.

28 comments:

Kanchan said...

I love Masterchef Australia.. and dunno why but not a fan on indian version, somehow i find it a bit over reactive..
thought i say so I watch it :))
good you are sharing its recipes .. will prepare them :)

Jaisy James said...

wow superb dear

Pushpa said...

Yummy caramelized banana in coconut milk.Slurp.

Sayantani said...

We do love Masterchef india but the fav so far is masterchef Australia...awesome show.
this dish is very new to me but looks so good.

Saras said...

Different, sure will give a try..

Krishnaveni said...

a lovely dessert, looks so creamy and yummy

Tanvi@Sinfully Spicy said...

My husband will freak out If I made this..he loves tropical fruits...looks gooey ! Infact, I was soo happy to see Aarti win the Food Network Star!

Kurinji said...

Mouthwatering and so tempting to try it immeditely...
Kurinji

Paaka Shaale said...

Even I follow Masterchef regularly priya. The recipe is awesome!!! :)

Prathima Rao said...

Yummm...This looks delicious..I love the rich color of the bananas..

Priya said...

Yummy dessert Priya, very catchy..Somehow am not able to watch frequently Master chef..

Spoonfuls of love, added to every recipe !!! said...

I hav followed Master Chef India too ... and I very much agree with your review ... They have done a gr8 job .. My fav amongst the finalist is radhica ... Who's your ????

Satya said...

Nice tempting recipe

Peggy said...

I love Master Chef! I even thought about trying out for the next season, but never got around to going to the audition! This recipe sounds delicious!

Home Cooked Oriya Food said...

wow - looks yummy! loved the review on Master Chef too...
Don't have dish and can't enjoy it though...

Jay said...

Love d addition..perfect recipe..
Wishing you n your family a very HAPPY CHRISTMAS N NEW YEAR Priya..:)
Tasty appetite

Indian Cuisine Blogroll said...

looks yummy...nice to know abt the contest..unfortunately i don't have dish network at home...

Priya (elaichii) said...

Very new recipe! Never had a cjance to watch master chef india!

? said...

Priya , this looks simple yet gorgeous!

Red Chillies said...

Looks pretty good. Wishing you and your family merry christmas and Happy New year.

Shobha said...

Looks delicious Priya, as good as the one I saw on the programme.. BTW I am also fond of watching all the cookery shows.You learn a lot and get some really good tips too.
Merry Christmas to you and your family. Have Fun !

Treat and Trick said...

From simple banana to delicious dessert, love the caramel color, happy holidays dear..

aipi said...

Love the show though hubby thinks the theatrics sometimes is a little over the top but I don't really mind... personally I've been thinking of making some of the dishes I've seen on the show... you've picked a very good one... simple yet very exotic... nicely made!

US Masala

PJ said...

Looks so inviting Priya..Yummy yum

Jagruti જાગૃતિ said...

Agree with aipi....:)
hey banana dish looks tasty...there is an award waiting 4 u:)

Pug1 said...

Nice blog! CHEERS! Michele

Reeni said...

Two of my favorite things in one delicious dish! What a treat this is. I would like to see the show you are talking about - I get tired of watching the American chefs and would like to see shows I can learn about new foods from.

Torviewtoronto said...

bananas look wonderful yummy combination
competition sounds wonderful
Priya thanks do try the cake it is a sponge cake and whipped cream icing so not too much chocolate and don't skip any steps :) it tastes fabulous we enjoy it hope you guys will too

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