Fish Fry - Straight-up mouth-watering

Kooking Blend(s): 1 tbsp per fish of The Hot One  Other Ingredients: Fish, oil, turmeric and salt Used As: Masala  Directions for Kooks: Marinate fish with turmeric and salt. Heat oil until very hot. Drop fish into the oil and fry until golden brown. Smear the Kooking Blend on it and serve. Kooking Time: Easy Peasy Why Kook?  Transform your go-to fish into a memorable dinner with a spoonful of one of our zestier blends. Spice levels are very much adjustable. Kook - Kiran Castelino, Community Champion and Expert Chef to Fussy Eaters, Bangalore

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Fried Chicken - Crispy treat to break the routine

Kooking Blend(s): 1 tbsp per person of The Hot One Other Ingredients: Curd, chicken, seasoning, oats, panko crumbs and oil Used As: Spice  Directions for Kooks: Marinate the chicken in a mixture of the Kooking Blend and curd. Season and set aside for a couple of hours. Separately, mix together oats and panko crumbs and coat the chicken in this dry mix. Fry in hot oil until golden brown and the chicken is cooked. Kooking Time: Needs Some Love  Why Kook?  A recipe to fall in love with fried food all over again. It has a Kentucky soul with adjustable...

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Sandwich Trio - With the blends in-between

Kooking Blend(s): The Special One / The Hot One / The Herby One as per taste Other Ingredients: Bread, butter and topping of choice Used As: Spread  Directions for Kooks: Spread the Kooking Blend on a slice of buttered bread. Top off with veggies / eggs / meat. Enjoy as is or bake or toast. Kooking Time: Quick Fix Why Kook?  Refashion your leftovers into a joyful breakfast. No compromise on taste, and you still save enough time to linger with the morning cupper. Kook - Rahul Cherian, Event Magician, Photographer and Cooking Enthusiast, Bangalore

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Quinoa and Mushrooms - Superb ease to cook the super grain

Kooking Blend(s): 1 tbsp per person of The Easy One / The Herby One / The Hot One Other Ingredients: Quinoa, mushrooms and seasoning Used As: Spice / Masala  Directions for Kooks: Rinse quinoa under cold water. Bring water to boil in a pot and cook quinoa in it until the water evaporates. In a pan add the Kooking Blend and stir. Add the quinoa to this. Serve with sautéed mushrooms or veggies of choice. Kooking Time: Easy Peasy Why Kook?  They call quinoa ‘the mother grain’ in South America, and for good reason. It’s quick to cook, high in...

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Pulled Pork - Best with a dandy burger

Kooking Blend(s): 1 tbsp per person of The Hot One Other Ingredients: Pork, spring onions, lime, ginger and garlic Used As: Sauce  Directions for Kooks: Pressure cook the pork until it is cooked. Once cooled, shred it. In a pan sauté sliced ginger and garlic until golden brown. Add the shredded pork to it along with a dollop of the Kooking Blend. Mix till combined. Garnish with spring onions and lime. Use in a wrap, a burger, or on toast.   Kooking Time: Needs Some Love  Why Kook?  No grill? No problem. This one is just as taste-intensive indoors – equally...

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Prawns in Hot Sauce - Seafood for the spice-headed

Kooking Blend(s): The Hot One as per taste Other Ingredients: Garlic, prawns and oil Used As: Sauce  Directions for Kooks: To a pan add chopped garlic and fry. Add a dollop of the Kooking Blend. Marinate prawns with salt and pepper. Drop in prawns and fry on medium heat. Kooking Time: Easy Peasy  Why Kook?  The Hot One flavours the prawns with mildly spiced chillies, garlic and herbs that do well to tingle the palate and make the dish a rotational regular on your menu. Kook - Pallavi Chander, Artist, therapist and cooking experimentalist, Bangalore

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