Sunday, 10 January 2021

khana khazana by Sanjeev kapoor Also some unknown facts about sanjeev kapoor





 Sanjeev Kapoor was born in Ambala and he has a Diploma in hotel management. Before I get to the book there are lesser-known facts about Sanjeev.


 Indian cooking is best done over a slow flame. I would agree with that having done cooking.
He also plays the drums. Vikas Khanna also a chef has jamming sessions with him.

 Padma Sri award was conferred on him. Would you believe if I told you he almost took up architecture and planning? Good thing he did not.

The only time Sanjeev cooks is when there are guests. Then also he does not cook the same dish twice.

The book is available only in hardcover. At the outset, the measurements of the various ingredients are given.
 It is divided into six parts. The first is snacks starters and soups. The dahi shorba is just mouth-watering to read. Imagine how tasty they will be on your tongue.Then there is the Pistewala murg. This is in pistachio curry. If you are sea food foodie there are lobsters and crab recipes. The prawns used are shelled. So one has to look for shelled prawns.

The chicken recipes follow next. Some of the recipes have has cinnamon green cardamons and cloves. Mustard seeds and coriander powder is also put in it.

The 4th and 5th section is mutton and vegetable section. Next  comes the accompaniments section. In case you like pickle, they are in this section. The mango pickle has fenugreek in it. There is also the spicy mango pickle. This pickle will last for one year if kept well.

If you have a sweet tooth the last section has sweet recipes. Does strawberry phirni sound ?   Mysore Pak is an Indian delicacy . This recipe is given here.

For non-Indians the names of Hindi ingredients are given in English. The price is Rs 270.

Overall the recipes are easy to understand.

- This blog post is part of the blog challenge ‘Blogaberry Dazzle’ hosted by Cindy D’Silva and Noor Anand Chawla, and happily SPONSORED BY RRE Studios and SHOWCASE Events.


34 comments:

  1. Sanjeev Kapoor has brought cooking to mainstream of a profession. Earlier it used to be looked down upon as a simple household chore done by ladies of the house. With Sanjeev Kapoor giving TV interviews and doing live cooking many have contemplated using cooking as a career choice. I wont comment on his book. I dont know much about it. But recipes he talks about are doable. Lastly, Ambala is in Haryana not Punjab.

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  2. Sanjeev Kapoor has been a trendsetter in cookery shows. Khana khazana became a household name. He has inspired many to take to becoming chefs. His recipes are easy actually. Is the boo about him or recipes? You have not made that clear.

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  3. Khana Khazana and Sanjeev Kapoor go hand in hand. In one of his interviews, he mentioned about going for architecture and how he entered into food industry. I feel, the level of dedication he has, he must have done a remarkable job in whichever field he would have entered but it worked in the favor of many home chefs that he didn't of for architecture. :)

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  4. I love strawberry phirni. I used to watch khana khazana when I was a kid on zee. I actually loved his recipes. I never knew so many details about him!

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  5. I had watched Sanjeev Kapoor show for long years regularly. it was really great to know more about his journey and his book through your post.

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  6. I am gald that you came to know about him through my post. Tankks for stopping by.

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  7. My mouth is watering over names of these dishes. Its really good to know about our celebrities personal life. Chef Sanjeev Kapoor has earned the status of celebrity with great effort and good work. look forward to reading this book and trying some of his recipes - Urvashi

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    1. Not only the names but also when you will make the recipes you will like them.Thanks for stopping by.

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  8. I really like sanjeev kapoor's recipes, they are easy to make and comes out really well. Will try to get this book. Thanks for sharing.

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  9. Sanjeev Kapoor's recipes are simple and easy to make. But they do taste yummy. I really like his recipies.

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  10. I use to watch Khana Khazana with mom :) my mom is a passionate cook and she had the privilege to meet him during a cooking contest held in Mumbai. His recipes are always easy and tasty. Thanks for sharing about him in detail.

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  11. Khana Khazana has a special fanbase. Remembering the days when it used to come on ZEE Tv and my mom take over the charge of Tv remote. Thanks for sharing such interesting facts about the book By The great Chef Mr.Sanjeev Kapoor!

    Archana Srivastava

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  12. This seems like a must-buy. Sanjeev Kapoor is considered the pioneer of celebrity chefs on television. I recall reading that a number of chefs had refused the show before he agreed to it. They must be cursing their decision.

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  13. I remember watching his shows. The way he presented his recipes and the way he narrated was easy and wonderful. His smiling face is still in mind. One of the best chef. But didn't knew the facts you shared about him. Thanks for sharing about his book too. Nice post.

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  14. Iam not a great cook and have always found Sanjeev Kapoor's recipes easy to follow. This book sounds interesting as one can make a full course meal with it. My husband is a non-vegetarian while iam a vegetarian, so I can use all of the sections. The pickle section sounds interesting and i would love to try some out as at any given point my kitchen has atleast 7 varieties of pickles. So i guess Rs.270 well spent for recipes by the master himself.

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  15. I love Sanjeev Kapoor's recipes. He makes cooking look so easy and his recipes are very easy to cook and follow. Now that you have shared about his book would try to get my hands on it for sure. Thanks for the post.

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  16. Will check out this yummy and delicious book by the great master chef. Thanks for writing.

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  17. Sanjeev kapoor suggests simple and great recipes. I remember this book as it was very popular. I just look up recipes online now.

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  18. Sanjeev Kapoor is a renowned name in Indian cooking. Though I have never tried his recipes I will checkout his book. Thanks for sharing this article with us.

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  19. His book surely holds value, an evergreen book, Sanjeev Kapoor has a charm and knows how to keep it simple, yet effective.

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  20. Thank God Sanjeev Kapoor did not take up architecture, otherwise we would have lost so many good dishes. I love many of his recipes and cant wait to check this book out.

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  21. Im a huge fan of Sanjeev kapoor , a legend who truly deserves this decoration. I swear by his recipes . Easy to understand & replicate .& delectable and authentic dishes. Great help for amateurs like me.

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  22. Looks to be an interesting read. Will check.thisbout sometime sooner. Thanks for the review

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  23. Sanjeev kapoor suggests simple and great recipes. I follow all his recipes from you tube. thanks for sharing this review.

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  24. Sanjeev Kapoor is one of the finest chef in India. When he was hosting a show then I never miss out even a single one. I am sure this books shares lots of kitchen tips.

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  25. As soon as you hear Khana khazana, the same time Sanjeev Kapoor comes in picture.I just loved the way he hosts and shares his knowledge. Amazing post.

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  26. Khana khazana is crucial to my love for cooking and food. Love reading it

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  27. I love Sanjeev Kapoor's recipe, they are simple, easy to prepare and definitely taste worthy. :)

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