TROPI TRAVEL COLLAB BOX
A FAB CHEF COLLAB
Priyanka Naik is an Indian Vegan Cook, the winner of Food Network’s Cooks vs Cons and winner of the new food competition show Dishmantled on the streaming platform Quibi. A natural in front of the camera and hosts Dish it Healthy with Priyanka Naik, a Tastemade original clean eating food show on the Food Network Kitchen App.
An avid traveler who’s been to nearly forty countries, her globally inspired original recipes have been featured on her blog Chef Priyanka, IGTV and is incorporated into her speaking appearances. "She has also garnered attention by CNN & GQ, to name a few.
Priyanka is a first generation Indian and was raised in Staten Island, New York. Her parents took strong measures to ensure that the Naik daughters never lost touch of their Indian heritage. The girls even learned Kannada, a South Indian language from the State of Karnataka, India before learning English. She attributes her devotion to her Indian roots and passion for Indian food to her loving and supportive parents.
You can find all of her plant-based recipes on @chefpriyanka across social and on www.chefpriyanka.com
RECIPES FEATURED IN THE BOX
Coconut Basil Refresher
- I love mojitos and have never gone on a Central American or Caribbean trip without indulging in one! And I love this drink commonly served on hot days in India called Sharbat - lime juice, black salt, sweetener and sometimes mint. My Coconut Basil Refreshers bring together all those flavors in a simple & fun drink. The key ingredient - salt! It helps break down the fresh lime and balance out the sweetness of the coconut & basil as well as the tanginess of the lime. Absolute perfect thirst quencher.
Pineapple Crumble with Cardamom
- I LOVE pineapple upside down cake and I love this Indian dessert we make at home called Sheera made with sooji (Indian semolina), nuts, saffron and pineapple. So my Pineapple Crumble with Cardamom is a combination of two of my favorite desserts from two different cultures - because who would I be if I didn't combine two completely different cultures together?! PLUS its no-bake and can be made in one pan. Easy, peasy.
Dragonfruit Rose Spritzer
- Rose and dragon fruit have always been a perfect combo in my book. The flavor of dragon fruit is sweet and delicate and the rose essence just enhances that even further. And I am a sucker for a cute garnish. I like this drink because it's perfect for making ahead of entertaining guests!
Avocado-Jackfruit Koshumbri Salad
Koshumbri are essentially side salads that we eat with every single Indian meal at home. There are hundreds of different koshumbris. This is my take on a koshumbri - combining a few unlikely ingredients. The jackfruit adds the perfect level of sweetness, while the avocado rounds out the entire dish with its buttery creaminess. Perfect as a side or on it's own for lunch! Pro-tip: great as an avocado toast topper!
Sweet n' Spicy Rambutan Peanut Salad (vegan)
- I still remember the Papaya Salad I ate on the streets of Bangkok - crispy, spicy, tangy, sweet - a serious explosion of flavors! I absolutely love the texture and sweetness of Rambutan and felt that it would be a good vessel for all of these flavors - similarly to the texture of a white delicate fish in ceviche. Thus this Sweet n' Spicy Rambutan Peanut Salad was born! Another successful recipe of the blending of two cultures!
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