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Fattoush Salad

Mr. ANIRUDH REDDY(FPP)  is a dedicated and diligent,  young  aspirant who is exceptionally good at his culinary arts.  Indian Institute of  Hotel Management and Culinary arts has selected him as the ‘Chef of the Day’.


  • 2 loaves Pita bread
  • 25 ml Extra virgin olive oil
  • 5 gms Kosher salt
  • 12 gms  sumac, divided,  
  • 1 no Heart of Romaine lettuce, chopped
  • 1 no  English cucumber, cut in half, sliced
  • 5 no Roma tomatoes, chopped
  • 5 nos Green onions, chopped
  • 5 no Radishes, stems removed, thinly sliced
  • 400 gms  Fresh parsley leaves, chopped stems removed
  • 250 gms   Mint leaves , Chopped


  • 1 no Juice of lemon  
  • 75 ml Extra virgin olive oil 
  • 15 ml Pomegranate molasses, optional
  • To taste Salt and pepper
  • 5 gms Sumac
  • 4 gms Ground cinnamon
  • 3 gms All spice powder 


  1. Pound the meat on a smooth stone with a wooden mallet.
  2. Add fat and pound further.
  3. Add powdered cardamom, ginger powder, julienned ginger, pinch of saffron and salt and mix well and make a smooth paste.
  4. Make round balls around 1 inch in diameter and keep aside in a refrigerator.
  5. Beat the curd well and add a 10 ml of oil and mix well.
  6. Heat mustard oil in a large pan and add hing.
  7. Add whole garam masala and let them crackle.
  8. Add the ginger garlic paste and sauté for a min.
  9. Add the sliced onions and sauté till the onions are translucent. Cook on a slow flame to get this gentle colour. Take half of the onions and make a fine paste and add it back to the gravy.
  10. Add beaten curd, and gently cook the mixture.
  11. Add water and rest of the powders and bring to boil and simmer slowly.
  12. Place the meat balls gently into the gravy and without stirring, cook the meat balls. After the gravy thickens, reduce the flame and simmer further.
  13. Hear ghee and mustard oil mix in a flat pan.
  14. Add fennel seeds, remaining cardamom.
  15. Once they burn, sprinkle on top of the sauce.
  16. Serve the Gushtaba with rice and naan.
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Mr. Hardayal singh (BCTCA 5th sem) is a dedicated and diligent,young aspirant who is exceptionally good at his culinary arts.IIHMCA has selected him as the Chef of the Day.

1 kg Duck, skin on
500 gms Leeks
200 gms Carrots
150 gms Celery
200 gms Brussel sprouts
100 gms Cherry tomatoes
150 gms Parsnip
20 gms Garlic cloves
25 gms Mixed herbs
3 sprigs Rosemary
100 gms brown sugar
50 ml Worcestershire sauce
25 ml Soy sauce
15 gms Salt
15 gms Black pepper
250 ml Chicken broth

1. Preheat the oven to 205°C/400°F.
2. Joint the duck into 8 pieces.
3. To prepare the marination, mix brown sugar, soy sauce, worcestershire sauce, salt and pepper
in a bowl and mix well.
4. Marinate the duck pieces with the marination mix for 25 mins.
5. Put the duck, skin side down, in a skillet large enough to hold all the ingredients. Put the
skillet on the stovetop then turn the heat to 'medium'. Brown the legs slowly and evenly (it
will take about 20 min). Season with salt and pepper to taste.
6. Meanwhile, prepare the vegetables: Remove and discard about ¼ of the dark-green part of
the leeks, then chop them coarsely; dice the carrots and celery; press the garlic.
7. When the duck pieces are nicely browned, turn and sear the meat side for 1-2 min. Transfer
the duck to a plate. Remove all but about one tablespoon of the fat.
8. Add the vegetables and garlic to the skillet. Season with salt and pepper, then add the herbs.
9. Sauté the vegetables over medium-high heat with occasional stirring, until they start to
become golden-coloured, about 10 min.
10. Return the duck to the skillet, skin side up. Pour in the broth. It should come about halfway
up the duck, but should not cover them. Bring the liquid to a boil, then put the skillet in the
middle of the oven.
11. Cook 30 min, then lower the heat to 175°C/350°F. Continue to cook until the meat is tender
and the liquid is reduced, an additional 30 min.
12. Serve duck on the bed of vegetables and cherry tomatoes. Garnish with edible flowers and

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  • For the Cake
  • 250 gms Cake Flour
  • 125 gms Moringa powder
  • 20 gms Baking Powder
  • 3 gms Salt
  • 4 nos Eggs
  • 100 gms Granulated Sugar
  • 150 ml Vegetable Oil
  • 150 ml Water
  • 237 ml Soy Milk
  • 10 ml Apple Cider Vinegar
  • 5 ml Vanilla Extract

For the Lemon Cream Cheese Icing

  • 240 ml Cream Cheese
  • 2 no Lemons 2 large


For the Cake 

  1. Combine the soy milk with the vinegar.
  2. In a large mixing bowl combine the vegetable oil, sugar, soy milk, vanilla extract, and water and whisk smooth.
  3. Beat the eggs till stiff, add the sifted flour, moringa powder, salt and baking powder. Whisk smooth. Add it to the oil and milk mix.
  4. Divide the batter between 3 7″ pans.
  5. Bake in a preheated 350°F oven for 25-30 minutes or when a toothpick inserted into the middle comes out clean.
  6. Cool in the pan until you can touch it without burning your fingers then turn out onto a wire rack to cool completely.

For the Lemon Cream Cheese Buttercream

  1. In a large mixing bowl with a spatula, smooth out the cream cheese with the lemon zest and juice.
  2. Mix the butter cream with the lemon cream cheese.

For layering the Moringa cake

  1. Cut the cake into round disks.
  2. Soak it with sugar syrup.
  3. Sandwich each cake rounds with lemon cream cheese butter cream.
  4. Coat the top with fondant or butter cream and sprinkle the moringa powder
  5. Serve it with choice of fruits or with fruit compote.
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  • 300 gms Foxtail millet
  • 1 ltr Water 
  • 15 gms Vegetable stock cubes
  • 100 gms Onions
  • 15 ml Olive oil 
  • 2 stems Leeks
  • 200 ml Veggie broth
  • 200 ml Fresh milk 
  • To taste Salt & pepper
  • 2 sprigs Fresh thyme


  • 100gms Oyster mushrooms
  • 12 ml Olive oil
  • 5 ml Soy sauce
  • 10 gms Breadcrumbs 
  • 3 gms Thyme
  • To taste Salt


  1. Soak the foxtail millet overnight. Or at least 6 hrs.
  2. Cook the foxtail millet in vegetable broth for 35 mins or till they turn soft.  
  3. Finely chop the onions and sauté it in oil.
  4. Wash the leek sticks and cut it in rings, add them to the pan and sauté them while stirring for 4-5 minutes.
  5. Cook till the onions turn translucent.
  6. Let it simmer for an additional 5-8 minutes until the leek is soft.
  7. Now add the pre-cooked millet, milk, veg stock cubes and mix everything well 
  8. Season with salt, pepper and fresh thyme 


  1. Wash and finely chop the mushrooms 
  2. Heat up olive oil and sauté the mushrooms 
  3. Add breadcrumbs and roast until brown, deglaze with soy sauce 
  4. Shift it onto the cooked millet and garnish with fresh chopped thyme.
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For the crust:

  • 3nos     Puff pastry sheets
  • 2 nos    Egg white

For the filling:

  • 6 nos          Eggs
  • 12 ml          Oil
  • 100 gms    Onion thinly sliced
  • 10 gms       Ginger grated
  • 10 gms       Garlic grated
  • 2 sprigs      Curry leaves finely chopped
  • 8 gms         Turmeric powder
  • 6 gms         Chili powder
  • 5 gms         Garam masala powder
  • 15 ml          Tomato ketchup
  • To taste      Salt


To make the filling:

  1. Hard boil the eggs and peel them. Slice them lengthwise into half and set them aside.
  2. Heat oil in a frying pan and add cumin seeds. Sauté till cumins splutter.
  3. Add the sliced onions and fry until they are translucent.
  4. Add ginger, garlic, and curry leaves. Sauté for 1-2 minutes until the raw smell goes
  5. Add turmeric powder, chili powder, garam masala, salt, and tomato ketchup.
  6. Mix well and let it simmer for 1-2 minutes.
  7. Turn off the heat and let the filling cool completely.

To make the egg puffs:

  1. Preheat the oven to 220 C.
  2. Cut each puff pastry sheet into four parts. You should get 12 squares.
  3. Brush water on all sides of the sheet.
  4. Place 1 tablespoon of the onion filling. Place half an egg with the yolk side down on top
  5. Bring the corners together to form a pocket.
  6. Put the edges together in the middle, which gives a square shape to the puff.
  7. Repeat with the rest of the sheets.
  8. Brush egg white on the top of the puffs.
  9. Place on a lined baking tray and bake for 15-20 minutes or until the crust is golden
  10. Serve hot with ketchup.
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Mr. DANIE GEORGE(6th sem BCTCA)  is a dedicated and diligent,  young aspirant who is exceptionally good at his culinary arts.  Indian Institute of  Hotel Management and Culinary arts has selected him as the ‘Chef of the Day’.


For the Dough

  • 360 ml Warm water                        
  • 15 gms Sugar or barley malt syrup
  • 7 gms Active dry yeast
  • 540 gms Bread flour                      
  • 10 gms Salt                                                       

For Boiling and Assembly:

  • 5 lits Water    
  • 25 gms Sugar
  • 7 gms Baking soda


For the Dough:

  1. In a large mixing bowl, combine the water, sugar or malt syrup, and yeast and stir together. Let stand until the mixture is very foamy, about 10 minutes.
  2. To the yeast mixture, add the flour and salt. Mix together using a wooden spoon. turn out the dough onto a lightly floured surface and knead by hand until smooth and elastic dough is formed, about 10 to 15 minutes.
  3. Transfer the dough to a large lightly oiled bowl. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  4. Line two large baking sheets with parchment paper and lightly grease the paper.
  5. Punch down the dough and turn out onto a clean work surface. Divide the dough into 8 equal pieces. Shape each piece into a ball by cupping your hand around the dough ball and moving it in a circular pattern. (This will tighten the ball.)
  6. Gently flatten each ball. Lightly oil your hands, press your finger into the center and through the dough creating a small hole. Pick up the dough and begin stretching it in a circular motion, widening the hole and creating a donut shape. When the hole is about 2 inches wide, place it on the greased parchment paper, spacing each one a few inches apart. Loosely cover and let rest for 20 minutes.

For the Boiling and Assembly:

  1. Meanwhile, preheat the oven to 425F.
  2. Heat water in a wide pot and reduce the heat to medium-low to maintain a simmer and stir in the sugar or syrup and baking soda.
  3. Working with two or three at a time, add bagels to the pot of water. Cook for 1 minute. Using a spider or slotted spoon,
  4. flip them over and cook for another minute. Remove each bagel, letting the excess water drain off, and place it back on the baking sheet. Immediately sprinkle on or dip in the toppings of your choice, if desired.
  5. Bake for 15 minutes. Flip the bagels over and continue baking for 5 to 10 minutes or until deep golden brown.
  6. Let cool on a wire rack for at least 10 minutes before serving. Cool completely before storing in an airtight container for up to 3 days. Bagels freeze great! Just cut in half before freezing.
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Mr. MADHU B (FPP) outshines in the culinary delights.  He believes staunchly  that ‘Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art.  He is an artist indeed. Indian institute of Hotel Management and Culinary arts  has heartily nominated  as the ‘Chef of the Day’.


  • 4 nos Boneless chicken breasts
  • 60 gms Butter
  • 15 gms Garlic cloves
  • 3 nos Eggs
  • 150 gms Bread crumbs
  • 12 gms Salt
  • 15 gms black pepper
  • 10 gms Parsley chopped
  • 250 gms Refined flour
  • 2 lit Oil
  • 200 gms assorted vegetables
  • 100 gm Potato wedges


  1. Grind garlic and pinch of salt together in a mortar and pestle until smooth; add parsley and mix well. Pound butter into garlic mixture with the pestle until well combined. Wrap butter mixture in plastic wrap; refrigerate until cold, at least 15 minutes.
  2. Season chicken breasts with salt and pepper.
  3. Place 1/4 of the butter mixture in the center of the wider end of each chicken breast. Cover the chicken breast over tightly with plastic wrap; transfer to a plate and chill in the freezer until the gathered bottoms hold together and are slightly firm, about 30 minutes.
  4. Whisk flour and 2 teaspoons salt together in a shallow bowl. Whisk eggs and chopped parsley together in another shallow bowl. Pour panko bread crumbs into a third bowl.
  5. Remove chicken breast from plastic wrap. Gently press them into the flour mixture to coat; shake off any excess flour. Dip into beaten eggs, and then press into bread crumbs. Place breaded chicken on a plate; cover with plastic wrap, and return to the freezer to chill until firm, about 15 minutes.
  6. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 175 degrees C. Preheat the oven to 200 degrees C. Line a baking sheet with aluminum foil.
  7. Working in batches, place chicken, gathered-side down, in the hot oil and cook until lightly golden, about 1 minute per side. Transfer chicken to the prepared baking sheet; sprinkle salt and cayenne pepper over the top.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven until you can hear the butter start to sizzle on the baking sheet, 15 to 17 minutes.
  9. Let rest for a few minutes before serving with potato wedges, batons of sautéed vegetables and coat it with parsley butter.
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Mr.YUVRAJ SINGH (BCTCA 6TH SEM) outshines in the culinary delights.  He believes staunchly  that ‘Eating is a necessity but cooking is an art.  He is an artist indeed. Indian institute of Hotel Management and Culinary arts  has heartily nominated  as the ‘Chef of the Day’.


For Spice paste:

  • 25 ml               Coconut oil or vegetable oil
  • 1 no                 Lemon grass
  • 6 nos               Birds eye chilies
  • 5 gms              Cloves
  • 5 gms              Cumin
  • 3 gms              Nutmeg
  • 3 gms              Cinnamon
  • 5 gms              Coriander seeds
  • 20 gms            Onion , chopped
  • 12 gms            Freshly grated ginger
  • 12 gms            Garlic chopped

For Massaman curry:

  • 700 gms           Chicken breasts 
  • 100 gms           Russet potatoes
  • 50 gms            Carrots 
  • 2 nos               Onions
  • 2 nos               Bay leaves
  • 65 ml               Groundnut oil
  • 5 gms              Whole cardamom
  • 1 no                 Cinnamon stick
  • 1 no                 Star Anise
  • 25 ml               Tamarind paste
  • 10 ml               Fish sauce
  • 400 ml           Coconut milk
  • 15 gms            Peanut butter
  • 1 no                 Lemon juice
  • 10 gms            Brown sugar
  • 12 gms            Salt
  • 15 gms            Black pepper

For Garnish:  

  • 20 gms          Roasted peanuts roughly chopped
  • 3 nos             Whole red chilies fried
  • 10 gms          Brown onions
  • 3 sprigs         Coriander leaves


  1. Dry roast all the spices mix paste and make a blend to a fine paste.
  2. Wash and marinate the chicken cut into small cubes, with salt and pepper.
  3. In deep skillet, heat the oil over medium heat. Once it is hot and shimmering, add the whole spices, cumin, coriander seeds and sauté for a min. Then add sliced onions, chopped garlic and ginger and sauté for 2 mins.
  4. Add the blended curry paste, stirring constantly, until the paste darkens and the spices smell ultra fragrant.
  5. Add the cut potatoes and carrots. Sauté further for 10 mins. Add around 100 ml water to cook the potatoes.
  6. Stir in the full-fat and light coconut milk, fish sauce, peanut butter, and salt. If needed, use a whisk to blend everything together until smooth.
  7. Squeeze in the tamarind pulp and cook till the raw flavor leaves.
  8. Bring to simmer. Cook until potatoes and carrots are barely tender, stirring periodically, about 12 minutes.
  9. Add in the chicken. Continue simmering, stirring periodically, until chicken is cooked through, about 10 to 12 minutes more.
  10. Remove from the heat. Zest the lime directly into the pot, then squeeze in the juice. Serve over cooked rice with a generous sprinkle of chopped peanuts and coriander leaves.
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Ms ANVITHA ( FPP) is a blossoming, young, talented Chef whose dream is to contribute to the culinary industry with her zealous interest to bring soul to the recipe. Henceforth Indian Institute of Hotel Management and Culinary arts, cheerfully  delegates Chef as the Day.


  • 450 gm      Boneless chicken leg
  • 225 gms     New baby potatoes
  • 100 gms    Green beans
  • 30 ml         Oil
  • 25 gms      Garlic cloves
  • 100 gm     Potato wedges
  • 15 ml         Fish sauce
  • 400 ml      Thick coconut milk
  • 2 nos         Lime leaves
  • 2 sprigs    Basil leaves
  • 45 gms     Coriander leaves
  • 4 nos        Green chilies
  • 25 gms     Thai green curry paste
  • 15 gms     Sugar


  1. Put 225g new potatoes, cut into chunks, in a pan and boiling water and cook for 5 minutes.
  2. Add 100g trimmed and halved green beans and cook for a further 3 minutes, by which time both should be just tender but not too soft. Drain and put to one side.
  3. In a wok or large frying pan, heat 1 tbsp vegetable or sunflower oil until very hot, then drop in 1 chopped garlic clove and cook until golden, this should take only a few seconds. Don’t let it go very dark or it will spoil the taste.
  4. Spoon in 1 rounded tbsp Thai green curry paste and stir it around for a few seconds to begin to cook the spices and release all the flavours.
  5. Next, pour in a 400ml can of coconut milk and let it come to a bubble.
  6. Stir in 2 tsp Thai fish sauce and 1 tsp caster sugar, then 450g bite-size chicken pieces. Turn the heat down to a simmer and cook, covered, for about 8 minutes until the chicken is cooked.
  7. Tip in the potatoes and beans and let them warm through in the hot coconut milk, then add 2 finely shredded lime leaves (or 3 wide strips lime zest).
  8. Add a good handful basil leaves, but only leave them briefly on the heat or they will quickly lose their brightness.
  9. Scatter with lime to garnish and serve immediately with boiled rice.
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Strawberry Delight Mocktail

Mr.T Venkatesh (2nd sem BHMCT)is a budding Bartender who is keen to make his career in Bar outlet.He has been nominated by Indian Institute of Hotel Management and culinary arts as the Bartender of the day.


  • 150 ML                  Strawberry juice
  • 20 ML                    Sugar syrup
  • 5 ML                      Lemon Juice
  • Ice                          Crushed for topping



Glass & Garnish

High Ball Glass
Garnish With green chili.


  1. Chill the high ball glass by filling with ice and stir. Remove the ice.
  2. Pour strawberry juice, lemon juice and sugar syrup into a cocktail shaker.
  3. Add the crushed ice.
  4. Shake all the ingredients.
  5. Using a strainer, strain it in to chilled high ball glass
  6. Serve garnished with slit green chili & serve.