Dad’s the best

Chefs in the city reveal their plans for making their dads feel special on Father’s Day tomorrow.

india Updated: Jun 19, 2010 02:02 IST
Girija Duggal
Girija Duggal
Hindustan Times

It’s Father’s Day tomorrow, and many chefs in the city are gearing up to make the day special for their dads . Pastry chef Kishi Arora of Foodaholics will be busy this weekend creating sinful Father’s Day creations for her customers, but she has plans up her sleeve to make the day special for her dad, too. “We will probably go out for dinner or I will cook things he likes, such as noodles with tofu and spinach, fruit gateaux or fruit cream, or even gulab jamun. I might make her a banoffee pie, too,” she says.

Aditya Jaimini, executive sous chef at The Park, would love to whip up a meal for his father “if he finds the time”, else, he says, “I’ll invite him to the hotel for a meal.” Radisson MBD executive pastry chef Daniel Kowshy believes making something for a father is the “proudest moment for a son”. However, because his father is in Kerala, the chef intends to do the next best thing — log on to the Internet and send him flowers and chocolates.

“It’s the easiest way and not necessarily the best, but it’s to make him remember that we [the children] are there for him,” he says. Chef Mayank Tiwari, ex-senior sous chef at Smoke House Grill, will be celebrating the day after a gap of three years, as both father and son will be in town on Sunday. “I’m a very strict European [cuisine chef]. Father’s Day is the only day I cook Oriental, because he loves it,” says Tiwari. His message to his dad on Father’s Day? “I’d like to tell him that I love him a lot and I’m sorry for all the stupidities I’ve done.”

Cheese swirled chocolate bundt cake
240 gms cream cheese n 65 gms sugar
5 ml vanilla extract
1 egg n 180 gms chocolate chips

Cake mixture
2 eggs n 500 gms sugar n 240 ml oil
5 ml vanilla extract
450 gms flour n 100 gms cocoa powder n 10 gms baking soda
2 gms salt n 220 ml yoghurt n 90 gms
walnuts, chopped
30 gms castor sugar

1. To make the cheese filling, cream the cheese and the sugar along with the vanilla extract until fluffy and add the egg.
2. To make the cake
mixture, first beat the eggs along with the sugar and oil until thick and smooth.
3. Combine flour, cocoa powder, soda and salt. Add the flour mixture to the egg mixture alternately with the yoghurt and beat till smooth.
Add the nuts.
4. Spoon half of the chocolate mixture into a prepared pan. Carefully spoon the cheese filling over. Spoon the remaining chocolate mixture over and smooth the top.
5. Bake for 75 minutes at 170 degrees C. Demould and let it cool. Dust the cake with the icing sugar.

— Chef Daniel Kowshy, Radisson MBD Noida

First Published: Jun 18, 2010 18:55 IST