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THE DIABETIC FOOD TRIAL SEASON -2 – WORLD DIABETES DAY

If not the distance this place shall be the one I would head out to when I am craving for tasty of  my fav chef. parimal sawant  food.

EVEN DIABETIC PERSON CAN EAT THIS YUMMY DESSERT ..HOW … CHEF . PARIMAL SAWANT TEACHED US HOW TO MAKE …IS THAT COOL AND DROOLING 


“Free Ka Khaana?? Sahi Hai Yaar”
“All you have to do it eat & write few words!!! Big Deal”
“Kitna khaati hai tu??”
“Mujhe bhi leke jaa ne tere saath, free ka khaana khaane”
“I will also post few pics”
Its been more than a year that I am part of my foodie group Eat.Review.Repeat and I have heard these statements & much more from a lot of guys. Many of fellow food-bloggers/Reviewers (Call us whatever you wanna call) have shared their thoughts already but, I wish to repeat in my way.
Let me begin by stating – I have always been someone who is constantly eating/munching. Ask my friends/colleagues, they will testify. 

when i got an special invite from them as a food blogger, as a master chef season 4 finalists, i was flying in the sky as i love attending masterclass, as a foodie as a chef  want to learn more till my death, when the invite came from Mrs. seema pinto, i was jumping as it was a masterclass that too by my fav chef. Parimal sawant , what ele i need…… without munching my day never ends.

one thing… I still couldn’t get over, asparagus fondie with ragi crackers  that oozes out as you bite the finest, soft and crumbly choux is drool-worthy. They have nailed the flavours 

.MUMBAI | DELHI | PUNE | CHENNAI | BENGALURU

After receiving tremendous response and enormous success from its 

first edition,The Diabetic Food Trail® is all set, once again, to offer 

Diabetics, Pre-Diabetics and Health conscious individuals, a 

wonderful culinary experience at over 200 restaurants across 

Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore & Pune. The Diabetic 

Food Trail is presented by Britannia NutriChoice Essentials 

in association with Biocon, the largest Indian Insulins 

Company. Britannia and Biocon have once again partnered 

with DFT, this year along with Fitternity.com, Health & Nutrition 

and Burrp!

WITH 75 MILLION DIABETICS IN INDIA, AWARENESS ABOUT DIABETES IS YET EXTREMELY LOW. IMPARTING KNOWLEDGE ABOUT DIABETES IS THE FIRST STEP IN PREVENTION AND EARLY DETECTION OF THE DISEASE. THIS IS MOST SIGNIFICANT , CONSIDERING HALF THE PEOPLE WITH DIABETES SADLY REMAIN UNDIAGNOSED.

THE DIABETIC FOOD TRIAL IS A HUMBLE INITIATIVE TO MAKE PEOPLE AWARE AND TAKE CONTROL. 

MRS. SEEMA PINTO SAID , WE STARTED THE DIABETIC FOOD TRIAL INITAITIVE LAST YEAR , TO URGE RESTAURANTS TO CURATE AND SERVE A DIABETIC FRIENDLY, HEALTHY AND TASTY MENU.ITS A SMALL EFFORT TOREVOLUTIONISE THE WAY THE FOOD INDUSTRY CATERS TO THE VAST NUMBER OF DIABETICS, WHERE PEOPLE WITH DIABETES OR THE HEALTH CONSCIOUS , CAN MAKE A PREFERRED SELECTION FROM A MENU, BASED ON THE NUTRITIONAL VALUE OF THE FOOD SERVED.

OUR VISION IS TO SEE A HEALTHY, DIABETIC FRIENDLY MENU SERVED IN EVERY RESTAURANT IN INDIA, SO PEOPLE WITH DIABETES CAN MAKE AN INFORMED CHOICE ABOUT WHAT TO EAT..

https://www.facebook.com/diabeticfoodtrail/?fref=ts

Parimal Sawant
Meluha The Fern hotel and Hotel Rodas

His new role as Executive Chef at The Meluha The Fern and Hotel Rodas is the culmination of a lifetime interest in food, coupled with enthusiasm to create and build from the best of all.
Born in Maharashtra in 1976, Chef Parimal brings a young, vibrant commitment to excellence and a refreshing down-home sensibility that shows the finesse of a Chef of worldly experience and wisdom. During his youth he exhibited an interest in culinary and soon found himself enrolled in the Hotel Management Diploma program at the Sophia Polytechnic. It was the perfect outlet, offering him the chance to combine his love of creating and building with his zeal for preparing exceptional food.
Upon completion of the program, Chef Parimal was hired as Chef-de Partis at Taj Mahal Palace and Tower in 1995, an acknowledgement of his natural talent. The next 10 years saw him don the role of a Team leader,a Trainer and Client Servicing at the property. In an effort to gain additional experience and refine his craft, Chef Parimal then joined The Orchid, where he accepted a position as a Junior Sous Chef. Later, Parimal further honed his culinary skills at The Renaissance Hotel and Convention Center (Marriott) as Chef-de-Cuisine.
Hired by Courtyard by Marriott Ahmedabad as Executive Sous Chef in December 2012, Parimal was able to put his diverse talents to good use by introducing culinary themes for MoMo Cafe buffet set ups and surprising the patrons of the city with innovative ideas and food festivals. Partake
shoots for more than 50 episodes on ETV culinary episodes, workshops with Ahmadabad Mirror (tabloid by The Times of India), also sharing his expertise recipes with reputed newspapers and magazines like Femina, Jade to name a few.
As Executive Chef, Parimal has access to an incredible variety of the finest fish, meats and market fresh ingredients only the property can deliver. This allows him the freedom to be especially innovative when devising a new dish. With a menu of Thai-influence, he creates exceptional savory culinary creations that whet the appetite from the first bite to the last.
Passionate about reading, driving and traveling, Parimal is also a loving father to his only son and enjoys exercising and listening to audio books.
DFT MasterClass makes its first stop in MUMBAI at Meluha,The Fern! Chef Parimal brought magic to his every recipe! 



Who says healthy can’t be tasty? Chef Parimal demonstrated the secret behind this delicious Salmon dish and MORE,  @Meluha,The Fern! This is one MasterClass which i  don’t want to miss!


MELUHA THE FERN
Diabetic Food Trail Masterclass Menu
BY FAV.CHEF @PARIMAL SAWANT 
Soup
Spinach lentil and wild rice soup
Calories: 160, Fat: 1g, Carbs: 31g, Protein: 6g
Salads
Healthy Fix with honey lemon dressing
Broccoli , Rucola, apples walnuts and mix leaf lettuce with honey lemon dressing
Calories: 391, Fat: 38.6g, Carbs: 12.2g, Protein: 1.6g
Mains-
Non veg.
Pan seared Norwegian salmon served with garlic spinach string beans and garlic lemon sauce
Calories: 328, Fat: 15.9g, Carbs: 6g, Protein: 40.1g
Desserts –
  asparagus fondie with ragi crackers 

Calories: 299.3, Fat: 16.5g, Carbs: 14.1g, Protein: 17.4g




Pan seared Salmon with spinach, beans and lemon garlic:


Ingredients Quantity
Salmon – 190gms
Spinach – 100gms
String beans 50gms
Herbs – 5gms
Lemon – 1no
Garlic – 5gms
Parsley – 5gms
Olive oil – 10ml
Salt
Pepper
Method
1.Marinated the salmon with salt, pepper, herbs and olive oil.
2.Pan sear the salmon till it is medium done.
3.Sautee the spinach and string beans.
4.Make a sauce of olive oil, garlic, parsley and lemon.
5.Assemble the salmon vegetables and the sauce in a plate and                     
6.Serve it hot.
Calories: 328, Fat: 15.9g, Carbs: 6g, Protein: 40.1g



Healthy Salad Fix with Maple lemon dressing:



Quantity      Ingredients
1 Apple sliced
20gms Walnuts
1 Lemon
60 gms Broccoli
50 gms Rucola
100 gms   Large Ice berg lettuce hearts
Salt
Pepper
1 tablespoon Dijon mustard  
1/4 cup Fresh lemon juice  
2 tablespoons Maple syrup  
1 cup Extra-virgin olive oil  
1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt  
1/8 teaspoon Freshly ground black pepper
Method
1.Combine all ingredients, stirring well with a whisk.
2.Cover and chill until ready to serve.
3.Mix all the ingredients together and assemble in a salad plate.
4.Drizzle the maple lemon dressing on the salad and serve it cold.
Calories: 391, Fat: 38.6g, Carbs: 12.2g, Protein: 1.6g

The Diabetic Food Trail® – Season 2
Set to launch on the eve of World Diabetes Day
In a much bigger avatar!
‘Diabetic Friendly’ cuisine served in over 200 restaurants in 5 cities
from 12th  Nov to 30th  2016 onwards

Mumbai, October 2016: After receiving tremendous response and enormous success from its first edition, The Diabetic Food Trail® is all set, once again, to offer Diabetics, Pre-Diabetics and Health conscious individuals, a wonderful culinary experience at over 200 restaurants across Mumbai, Delhi, Chennai, Bangalore & Pune. The Diabetic Food Trail is presented by Britannia Nutrichoice Essentials in association with Biocon, the largest Indian Insulins Company. Britannia and Biocon have once again partnered with DFT, this year along with Fitternity.com, Health & Nutrition and Burrp! By extending their support, Britannia Nutrichoice Essentials and Biocon underline their belief, in this ground-breaking health initiative with a profound social objective of triggering the food industry on the needs of healthy diabetic friendly cuisine.
This unique culinary experience will introduce patrons suffering from diabetes to eating in an all new healthy and diabetic friendly fashion.


TThe Diabetic Food Trail® – Season 2


Set to launch on the eve of World Diabetes Day
In a much bigger avatar!
‘Diabetic Friendly’ cuisine served in over 200 restaurants in 5 cities
from 12th  Nov to 30th  2016 onwards
his year’s Diabetic Food Trail starts on 12th November 2016.  Celebrated chefs from acclaimed restaurants across the country will get a chance to showcase their culinary talents to an all new set of target audience that did not have many options for healthy and diabetic food in the city.
As Seema PintoDirector, Semora Entertainment Works and the brain behind this initiative says, “The focus of the second edition is on Diet and Fitness in effective Diabetes management. For a person with diabetes, eating nutritious and well-balanced meals with a regular fitness routine is vital in managing diabetes. This applies to pre-diabetics and the health conscious too”
Keeping in mind, the hectic lifestyle of today’s youth and adults, it has become extremely difficult to maintain one’s health. Upon seeing this, we will be introducing two main attractions to this edition’s Diabetic Food Trail – 1) Diabetic Masterclasses 2) Diabetic Fitness Bootcamps.
The Briannia NutriChoice Essentials Diabetic Masterclasses will help individuals understand the ingredients, nutritional values, read packaging labels, learn exciting recipes which will help elevate the eating habits of diabetics without compromising on taste. These masterclasses will be held by renowned nutritionists and chefs across the 5 cities.
Ali Harris Shere, Vice President – Marketing, Britannia Industries Ltd. –India is known as the Diabetes Capital of the world and ranks 2nd in the world after China with 69 million people living with diabetes. NutriChoice Diabetic Friendly Essentials can play a vital role in dietary management for Diabetics, by catering to the in- between meal  needs of the diabetic population. The products have a low Glycemic Index which has been clinically proven  and can help manage blood sugar levels  and is thereby a great in- between meals snack for Diabetics. We are happy to associate with the 2nd Season of the ‘Diabetic Food Trail’ which is an excellent initiative to help diabetics be better equipped in managing the condition through changes in lifestyle and diet.”
With special focus on getting fit, the Fitternity Diabetic Fitness Bootcamps tailored for diabetics will be conducted by fitternity.com
Neha Motwani, Founder – Fitternity.com, is very happy about partnering with the Diabetic Food Trail, this year. She says, “DFT is a great platform that enables users to experience healthy eating and manage diabetes in a fun and sustainable manner. It resonates with Fitternity’s philosophy of holistic fitness and helping users start & sustain their wellbeing journey through both aspects of ‘working out’ and ‘eating right’. We are excited to partner with the Semora team to introduce a never-experienced-before initiative that combines fun, food, fitness into one trail!”
The Diabetic Food Trail will continue to showcase special diabetic friendly menus across participating restaurants. The menus are engineered to be under a specific calorific meter with the help of chefs and acclaimed nutritionists from the country. Some of the restaurant favourites will also make it to these menus and these dishes will be reengineered to suit the requirements of diabetics.
“Biocon has been making a difference to the life of millions of diabetics for over a decade. As a compassionate, caring and responsible company, our efforts are aimed at sensitizing people through a holistic diabetes management and life style modification program. Our association with the Diabetic Food Trail initiative resonates our efforts toward highlighting the importance of a balanced diet in managing diabetes effectively. Our endeavour is to empower many more ‘people with diabetes’ the ability to ‘win with diabetes’ through lifestyle modification, healthy diet and regular exercise.”  Partha Roy Chowdhury, Head Metabolics, Biocon
For those who miss their sugar dose, the Diabetic Food Trail will also introduce a special Healthy Dessert Trail which will allow diabetic patrons to sinfully indulge in a guilt free manner in their favourite dessert. The dessert found on this trail will use no processed sugars.
Some of the participating restaurants include Sassy Spoon, Ritz Carlton-Bangalore, Farzi Cafe, Zaffran, Copper Chimney, Lemon Leaf, Boveda, Tawak, Hyatt Place & Hyatt Regency-Gurgaon, Fern Hotels, Taj Vivanta Pune, Malaka Spice, GRT Grand, Park Hyatt-Chennai, Radisson Blu in Chennai, Renaissance-Powai, Lavaash by Saby, Little Italy, Samlly’s Restocafe in Bangalore, Woodside Inn, Mirchi & Mime, La Bodega, Smoke House Deli, Faasos, to name a few.  Last year, Restaurant Chefs produced over 2000 innovative diabetic friendly dishes and this year, the figure will be doubled.
The Diabetic Food Trail® has been founded by Seema Pinto and Manoj Pinto and is presented by Semora Entertainment Works. Seema Pinto, who is a diabetic, is very passionate about the Diabetic Food Trail, and hopes that in the years to come, the Diabetic Food Trail is not restricted to just 3 weeks in a year. Her vision is to see that all the restaurants will serve a healthy and diabetic friendly menu as part of the regular menu, thereby giving people a choice to eat healthy, throughout the year. She says. “With the current lifestyle being what it is, it isn’t uncommon for people to get diabetes at an early age. Most people are not aware that they are pre-diabetic and can postpone the onset of diabetes with a well-managed diet and fitness programme. This is a humble initiative on our part to make people aware and take action”
Come, Indulge, Eat Healthy, Be Fit at the Diabetic Food Trail in your City!
About Britannia
Britannia Industries is one of India’s leading food companies with a 100-year legacy and annual revenues in excess of Rs. 8500 Cr. Britannia is among the most trusted food brands, and manufactures India’s favourite food brands like Good Day, Tiger, NutriChoice, Milk Bikis and Marie Gold which are household names in India.  Britannia is a brand which many generations of Indians have grown up with. Britannia’s product portfolio includes Biscuits, Bread, Cakes, Rusk, and Dairy products including Cheese, Beverages, Milk and Yoghurt. Britannia products are available across the country in over 4 million retail outlets and reach over 50% of Indian homes.  
The company’s Dairy business contributes close to 10 per cent of revenue and Britannia dairy products directly reach close to 700, 000 outlets and over 3 million outlets through indirect distribution.
Britannia Bread is the largest brand in the organized bread market with an annual turnover of 1.1 lac tonnes in volume and Rs.385 crores in value. The business operates with 13 factories and 5 franchisees selling close to 1 mn loaves daily across more than 73 cities and towns of India.
Britannia takes pride in having stayed true to its credo, ‘Eat Healthy, Think Better’. Having removed over 8500 tonnes of Trans Fats from products, Britannia became India’s first Zero Trans Fat Company. Over 50% of the Company’s portfolio is enriched with essential micro- nutrients which nourish the body.
The company set up the Britannia Nutrition Foundation in 2009, and began working with under-privileged, under-nourished children by supplementing their daily meals with an Iron and multiple micro- nutrient fortified product. The Foundation works through Public Private Partnerships with both Governments and NGOs.
Brand Britannia is listed amongst the most trusted, valuable and popular brands in various surveys conducted by prestigious organizations like Millward Brown, IMRB, WPP Group and Havas Media Group to name a few.
Britannia believes that ‘Taste & Trust’ are its sobriquet and will constantly endeavor to make a Billion Indians reach out for a delightful and healthy Britannia product several times a day!
About Biocon: Winning with Diabetes
Biocon Limited, publicly listed in 2004, is India’s largest and fully-integrated, innovation-led biopharmaceutical company, committed to reduce therapy costs of chronic diseases like diabetes, cancer and autoimmune conditions. ‘Winning with Diabetes’ a patient support initiative of Biocon aims at creating awareness on diabetes management. It partners with the medical fraternity, people with diabetes and care givers and offers training on lifestyle modification, self-help methods including monitoring of blood glucose, exercise and dietary routines etc. Through this program Biocon engages with ‘people with diabetes’ and helps them lead a healthier and happier life.  For more information: visit: www.biocon.com
About Semora Entertainment Works

Semora Entertainment Works is a Marketing & Business Solutions Company, in the business for over a decade. Semora facilitates the effective blend of Media Planning, PR, BTL activations, Events, Promotions and any form of Brand Communication to promote and sell a product or service, whilst building a brand’s equity in the relevant market. Semora’s key strength is conceptualizing strategic and effective ideas in addition to ensuring their successful implementation. ‘Semora’ has rapidly grown to become a respected Event Management Company with a diverse portfolio of successfully managed events, for leading entities within the country and across the globe. Ms. Seema Pinto and Mr. Manoj Pinto are the Founder/Directors. For more information: visit: www.semora.in


Britannia NutriChoice, in association with Biocon, will hold ‘The Diabetic Food Trail’ to mark the World Diabetes Day on November 14.
The Diabetic Food Trail, conceptualised and presented by Semora Entertainment Works, is sponsored by Britannia NutriChoice, Essentials one of health brands, along with Biocon, largest and fully-integrated, innovation-led biopharma company and Zomato, the local restaurant guide.
The food trail features 120 plus restaurants, whose chefs have designed diabetic-friendly menu for people with diabetes. It will provide a taste of varied, delicious and healthy culinary choices that adhere to the calorific and dietary requirements of diabetics at some of the best and most popular restaurants across the country.
For the food trail is spread over for two weeks (November 14 to 30) and the following restaurants have been roped in: Barbeque Nation, Barleyz, Benjarong Ente Keralam, Hyatt MG Road, Mustard Café, Smoke House Deli, Blu Petal Hotel, Teppan, The Bungalow, Wareabouts Grill, Green Theory, Dice and Dine, Little Italy.

 I was stumbling to settle down with my order for the meal as the menu screams at you to try everything. So keeping it simple, it was soup, two appetisers, mains and dessert.

diabetic-friendly menu


 chef.PARIMAL SAWANT  have designed diabetic-friendly menu for people with diabetes. It will provide a taste of varied, delicious and healthy culinary choices that adhere to the calorific and dietary requirements of diabetics 

Aragulla with cranberry and toasted walnut 


Squash and golden corn soup

And the garma garam (hot)   soup was light and the essence of dumplings lifts the taste; the soft golden corn  pieces and consistency of the soup was bang-on.



Broccoli croquettes

The starters took a vegetarian detour to broccoli  . The croquettes  is a total winner; the smooth and melt-in-mouth and  were flavour-filled and cooked to perfection.


Tofu and veg stir fry with brown rice

Rich, and mind-blowingly delicious tofu and veg stir fry with brown rice   is just a delight in mouth. I love brown rice   and thAT was just too perfect with veg stir fry 

 also the juicy vegetables   is a bliss and one of the best tasting  tofu I have had in recent past. Ofcourse stir fry  was also too good.




Poached apple and walnut with granola

And I must appreciate  chef. parimal sawant   for lending his ears to listen to our likes or dislikes about food and taking our proposals positively. And special mention to the dessert spoon, that’s one hell of a cutlery artwork and perfectly made to let you enjoy the dessert. it was yum. i had two times ….


Presentation and ingredients used to enhance the flavour are great.

A great applause in terms of variety and presentation.  

Food and dining experience comes at all different prices. So when I plan to visit a restaurant the first thing I think about is money. Though food, taste and other factors are important, the money I spend for my meal makes the difference. And dining at a luxurious restaurant remains a dream for many after we take a glance at  meluha   and their menu card.So that’s when the TIARA MENU   concept comes handy for food .lovers. worth eating and enjoying the food.

chef.PARIMAL SAWANT  have designed diabetic-friendly menu for people with diabetes. It will provide a taste of varied, delicious and healthy culinary choices that adhere to the calorific and dietary requirements of diabetics ..SO GO VISIT MELUHA AND TRY TIARA MENU …..WHAT ARE YOU WAITING FOR….. 


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