My First Guest Post!

So I am joining the band-wagon too! Yes, starting today "Guest Post" will be a regular feature in my blog. Here I am planning to present you some delicious recipes from my family and friends who have inspired me, motivated me and the most important of all, from some of the wonderful persons, whose cooking, to me, is indeed a magic!

I am not promising to make it a weekly section, but I shall try to be regular as much as possible (given that I am such a lazy person, "regular" itself is too much a commitment to make!)

Kick starting this series with Pranita Raj, whom we fondly call Chinnu. We (as in my DH) are distant cousins, but when it comes to similarities, interests and tastes, we are not that distant at all! And she is the person who gave me the right push to start this "Guest Post" series. A greatly talented person esp when it comes to designing dresses and presenting the food artistically, this recipe of hers was featured in one of the editions of last week's 'Eenadu'.
http://epaper.eenadu.net/svww_zoomart.php?Artname=20100209a_007101006&ileft=587&itop=652&zoomRatio=130&AN=20100209a_007101006
Also she is planning to start her own food blog soon. So Wishing her good luck, let's hear what she has to say!

C&S: Tell us about yourself!
Pranita: A HR by profession, an artist by heart.. Thats what I am.. Super creative and Uber Crazy... :)


C&S: What does Cooking mean to you?
Pranita: I enjoy experimenting with food and as my husband loves homemade food, I always look to innovate and try out new dishes..

C&S: Your inspiration/role model/favorite cook??
Pranita: My mom is the best cook in the World :)

C&S: Your favorite Cuisine?
Pranita: I like Chinese and South Indian cuisine.

Recipe Name: Fruit Chaat
Speciality of this recipe: Done within minutes and very nutritious. Considering that Maha Shivratri is around the corner, what could be more apt than a recipe with fruits!

Fruit Chaat
Serves 2

Ingredients:
A Pineapple (cut into two halves length wise, and scooped out, and the pulp cut into small bite-size pieces)
An Apple/Pear (cut into small bite-size pieces)
2-3 Chikoos/Sapota/Sapodilla (cut into small bite-size pieces)
6-7 Fresh Strawberries (cut into small bite-size pieces)
A few seedless Grapes (halved)
Watermelon Half (cut into small bite-size pieces)
Kiwi (optional and cut into small bite-size pieces)
Half a Cucumber (cut into small bite-size pieces)

For the Dressing:
2 tsp Olive Oil
1/2 a cup Lime juice
2 tsp Chaat powder
1 tsp roasted Jeera/Cumin pwd
1/2 a tsp freshly ground Pepper
A pinch of salt (optional)

For Garnishing:
An orange cut into two halves, some strawberries and grapes.

Method:
Take all the cut fruits in a bowl.
In a separate bowl, mix all the ingredients of the dressing.
Add this mixture to the fruits and toss lightly.
Serve in the scooped out pineapple. Garnish with this orange halves.
Tastes best when served chilled. :)

See you all soon with another interesting post. Till then, Happy Cooking and Happy Blogging!

36 comments:

Pranita Raj said...

Rohini..., loved it... :) HOpe your readers would like it too.. :D

Priya said...

Thats a beautiful fruit chaat, glad to know about Pranita...Keep rocking gals...

Sushma Mallya said...

i loved it pranita,very beautifully presented...and guest post is a great idea rohini,will be waiting for more...

Padhu said...

Simple and delicious fruit chat.Guest post is a nice idea Rohini

priya said...

simple and yummy fruit chaat..looks so delicious!

Kanchan said...

This is gonna be interesting, looking forward for many of your guest posts now :)

@Pranita,
I trying my level best to be fruit diet so this will be helpful :)

Rachana Kothari said...

What a beautiful fruit chaat... Good to know about you Pranita:)

Pari said...

Good start buddy.
Pranita the chaat looks fantabulous.Great job girl.

Tina said...

Fruit chat looks healthy and superb....

Cool Lassi(e) said...

Nice to know more about Pranita. Chaat looks awesome.

SE said...

Hey Rohini...this is great series !
Pranits, thats an awesome job with the fruit chaat..nice decoration

kitchen queen said...

lovely fruit chaat very refreshing and nice combo of fruits.

shanthi said...

Lovely chaat and well presented

jeyashrisuresh said...

nice idea of the guest post.and she really did justice to the job assigned.great pranita.beautiful presentation.healthy fruit chat

Pavithra said...

Nice guest post and lovely chaat..

Vaish said...

Healthy salad!! I dont like pineapples, but the way it is presented, is temping me to taste it :)

Balakrishna Saraswathy said...

Looks very tempting and all the best with ur guest post....

Nithu Bala said...

Hey pranita, fruit chaat looks delicious and healthy..hearty wishes to Rohini to have started guest post..just waiting to see Pranita's other delicious recipes in her own blog..

Gulmohar said...

wowoie...lovely post..bravo Pranita !!
What a brilliant idea Roh !

AshKuku said...

Lovely CHATS!!!!...... Both were lovely & interesting.... Kudos to you on your first guest..... Wishes for more..... May u cross all milestones....!!!!!

Healthy Post!!!!

Ash...
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Ramya Vijaykumar said...

Wow thanks to Pranita... the fruit chat looks super delicious and yummy!!!

http://memoryarchieved.blogspot.com

Devi Meyyappan said...

Great Idea Rohini!!:):).. thank you for introducing Pranita, lovely dish,,, beautiful click:):).. I would like to share some awards with you please accept it from my blog:):)

Siddhi S said...

hi Rohini...this is my first visit to ur blog...u hv a lovely blog with awesome recipes...that sweetened sesame powder and avail luks very delicious n tempting...very good idea of starting ur guest posts, good luck for it...fruit chat is perfect for maha shivratri...Hey i am following u so that i can track all ur future recipes and visit them n comment.

http://siddhiscookingexperiences.blogspot.com/

sowmya.s said...

looks yum...lovely presentation..

Deepa G Joshi said...

hey Pranita, nice recipe..great for the fast..

@Rohini - looking forward for more guest posts :)

www.foodlyrics.com

Latha said...

Fruit chaat looks colorful & very nutritious too...great job Pranita.

Lovely idea Rohini...great going!!

vineetha said...

Loved the idea of guest post..
Pranita has contributed a good recipe.

munchcrunchandsuch said...

hey guest blog post n all.kalakkare RO.and heres wishing parnita a wonderful start of the food blog.

Malar said...

hey lovely idea dear..
and I am doing that Vedhadhri Maharidhi excercises regularly :)

San!!! said...

That's an innovative attempt to kick start with ,rohini.Fruit chaat looks so scrupmtious.Kudos to you pranita.Wishes for your blog.

AdukalaVishesham said...

interesting series and what a great recipe to start with... looks really good

Deeba PAB said...

Beautiful post... love it!

Parita said...

All the best for this wonderful series!
Fruit chaat looks fantastic!

Sowmya said...

nice post n lovely presentation...glad to know about pranita...happy v day gals.

SriLekha said...

lovely chat!

Preeti Kashyap said...

Awesome Fruit Chaat!