Whipping global food at home can be fun. This was exactly the point driven by the promotion at Godrej Nature's Basket, Jubilee Hills held on Wednesday.

Whipping global food at home can be fun. This was exactly the point driven by the promotion at Godrej Nature's Basket, Jubilee Hills held on Wednesday.

The demo of gourmet salads and soups at the ‘Soups from around the world’ workshop by Chefs Mohan Kunwar and Sushil Timsina from Via Milano found the duo making use of parmesan cheese, black olives, balsamic vinegar, lettuce, bell pepper and olive oil available in the store for their recipes.

The chefs chose ‘Chicken and mushroom soup’, ‘Watermelon with feta salad’ and ‘Garden green salad’ for the demo. A colourful green salad with fresh mix green and red lettuce, egg plant grilled with salt, pepper and olive oil, finely chopped fresh tomatoes and black olives with parmesan cheese for garnish was a treat to the eyes so was the watermelon salad topped with feta cheese and fresh mint sprigs.

For the dressing Chef Kunwar preferred Dijon mustard. Answering a query and explaining to the audience he said, “the Dijon mustard is milder than English mustard, thus it goes well with the dish. It is very easy to prepare the salad and it can be made at home,” he said.

The chicken and mushroom soup, made with flavoursome dry porcini mushroom and chicken stock in the pot left simmering for a while, was what the doctor would have prescribed on a rainy day.

The current soups and salads fare as part of the ongoing World Soup Fest at the store follows the wine and cheese promotion held in July. Never mind if you have missed the demo. Shoppers can choose from ‘French onion simmer soup’, ‘Minestrone’ and other Italian, Mediterranean, Japanese and Chinese soups on offer at the store. As the famous proverb goes: A nickel's worth of goulash beats a five dollar can of vitamins, it sure is the season for piping hot soups now.

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