Cooking is becoming a routine and mundane task? Family members are no longer amused by your culinary offerings? Well, stay tuned, innovation station is here to help.
Most of us would agree routine meals are boring without the element of variation or change. Change is constant. Everything must change with time. Even people’s taste and preferences change over a period of time. So should the recipes and their presentations. That brings us to the core philosophy that should aptly govern change and food innovation. An effective and productive philosophy of innovation is like a good chicken-vegetable soup; it needs to have the right mix and balance of all the ingredients, otherwise it’s completely disastrous, unbalanced and downright mushy. So prevent the mundane, mushy goof ups and step onto our refreshingly different innovation station.
Innovation station concept came in to being to satisfy the taste buds with something new and different that adds value to the epicurean journey.This segment has been dedicated to upgrade, improve and come up with newer cooking solutions and recipes. The idea of innovative recipes is fun and simple and anyone can do it. All it needs is some effort, imagination and little food know-how.
For example- Green Glory recipe we prepared, all it took, is a little imagination.Traditional Diwali Sweet-Gujiya was the start point and end result was a savoury delight. All we did is change the stuffing from sweet to savoury. There is a lot that can be done with this idea. Think of other sweet or savoury stuffing that you like and put it in the belly of Gujiya. Try to put in a hint of innovative spin with different seasoning or flavourings like Oriental flavours, Middle Eastern spices and see what happens!
Next, we created a truly tasteful dessert bomb called the Choco Bomb. Here regular traditional Mithai got the Western twist of ingredient. Stuffing of khoya and pistachios, almonds, green cardamom powder and chocolate was stuffed into the bread slice, which was deep fried in ghee and dripped in sugar syrup. The delicious dish was served on a bed of custard. A drizzle of pomegranate syrup added in the final tasteful touch.
Refreshingly new and tempting recipes, aren’t they? These recipes can be the start point to explore the idea of innovation. The advent of technological and internet has made recipe exploration and exploitation an easy venture. Change the game a bit and see what happens. You can find many such clever ideas in our innovation section. Add in a little drama by giving the dish a unique name. But keep in mind the relevance element i.e. name should be self-indicative of the dish’s essence. Plating and presentation of the dish matters a lot, use the given food photographs as a guideline till you are confident and can come up with your own distinctive style. It is upto you to decide which one fits you the best.
To summarize: The recipe of innovation for making innovative recipe contains knowledge of how any ingredient behaves individually and in a recipe; common sense and confidence. Add a dash of artistic presentation and you are M F Husain of your kitchen! Happy initiation to innovative cooking!