Flavoured Rice - Raise the expectations

Kooking Blend(s): 2 tbsp per person of The Herby One / The Hot One / The Easy One / The Special One Other Ingredients: Cooked rice, veggies of choice and onions Used As: Flavouring  Directions for Kooks: Sauté onions and veggies of choice. Add the Kooking Blends and stir until combined. Add cooked rice. Season. Kooking Time: Easy Peasy Why Kook?  What makes comfort food comforting even to cook? We’d say the lack of rules. Pick a flavour profile to follow, the rest is just simple pantry ingredients falling into place. Kook - Kenisha Francis, Actor, Singer and Mental Health...

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Stir Fried Eggplant - Slice-sauté-season-slurp

Kooking Blend(s): 1 tsp per person of The Easy One and The Hot One each Other Ingredients: Brinjal, onion, green chillies and seasoning Used As: Masala Directions for Kooks: Thinly slice eggplant and onions. In a pan drizzle oil and fry onions and green chillies. Once golden brown, add eggplant and sauté. Season with Kooking Blends and combine.  Kooking Time: Easy Peasy Why Kook?  To give the familiar baingan a zesty makeover. This is what we call easy kooking for hotter comfort food. Kook - Sukanth R, IT guy and Cooking Genius, Bangalore

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Grilled Green Chicken - The right shade of a delicacy

Kooking Blend(s): 1 tbsp of The Herby One per chicken drumstick Other Ingredients: Chicken drumsticks, seasoning and lime Used As: Marinade Directions for Kooks: Marinate chicken in the Kooking Blend. Set aside for a couple of hours. Heat grill and oil. Cook chicken on it, charring on all sides until tender. Garnish and serve.  Kooking Time: Easy Peasy Why Kook?  Because chopping, grilling and charring are no-brainers, but a good marinade takes time. Or, more accurately, it used to until Herby arrived on the scene. Kook - Sukanth R, IT guy and Cooking Genius, Bangalore

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Coconut Chutney - A more nuanced side dish

Kooking Blend(s): 2 tbsp of The Herby One Other Ingredients: Ginger, grated coconut, onions, chillies, curry leaves, mustard seeds and oil Used As: Flavouring Directions for Kooks: Grind ginger, onions, chillies, coconut and the Kooking Blend together. Season. Temper curry leaves and mustard seeds in oil. Garnish the chutney with it. Kooking Time: Easy Peasy Why Kook? The coconut is a welcoming fruit. Change a small ingredient and you’d still be rewarded with a big shift in flavour. Stock up our herbier version in the fridge for easy access on busy days. Kook: Farah Merchant, Cooking Whiz and Home Super...

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