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MasterChef India 2023 finalist Aruna Vijay touches 500K followers on Insta

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MasterChef India 2023 finalist Aruna Vijay is on cloud nine as she hits half a million on social media platform Instagram.

Aruna Vijay was one tough competition in the above-mentioned cookery show. She treats and satiates her followers’ tastebuds by coming up with unique South Indian dishes’ recipes on her Insta handle. She adds her own touch in each dish and is applauded for retaining an Indian touch in her culinary skills.

It’s a big achievement for Aruna as she started the year with 80K followers and has touched the magic mark of 500K.

Aruna marked the moment by cutting a cake with her closed ones and shared a post and on her Instagram handle. She wrote, “This year has been nothing less than a miracle, started the year with 80 K followers, and never in my dream I thought of hitting this milestone!! I was so sceptical about investing in building my kitchen studio, not sure if I will get work. But all I can say is, God has been really really kind.

Thank you guys for showing your constant love & appreciation for my work. The one thing I have learnt is being consistent is the key. But all this wouldn’t have been possible without my fantastic team, who pushed me to do better. And my bestest half @vijay.lodha.”

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Home Bakers Teaching Baking Tricks On Social Media

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Home bakers on Instagram are revolutionizing dessert making by sharing expert tips, tricks, and delicious recipes. Balancing the challenges of running a baking business with content creation, they inspire followers with their engaging and flavorful desserts.

Top Home Bakers and Content Creators:

Mohena Ahluwalia @onceuponacakepune

Instagram followers: 68.5K 

Mohena Ahluwalia, popularly known as Cakewali Didi, is from Pune. She is a cake expert who is professionally trained in vegan and gluten-free baking. For healthy baking workshops, Cakewali Didi is the best baker. From diabetic-friendly breads to gluten-free cakes to healthy cookies, rajgira pista cookies to jowar lemon cookies, and much more.

Her story of becoming a baker is nothing less than a movie script. Coming from a computer genius family and getting a master’s Degree from Monash University Australia, Mohena always wanted to do something to show her creative side.

The simple joy of seeing a broad smile on a friend’s face after biting into one of her homemade delicacies is when she decided to start. She enrolled in the Lotus School of Cake Decorating Arts in Pune for a one-year course in Professional Cake Decorating. Since then Mohena has worked hard to spread the sweetness across Pune.

Here is a Healthy dessert recipe by her:

Saloni Mehta @pastrybysaloni

Instagram followers: 400K

Saloni Mehta is a vegan, dairy-free, and eggless home baker. She teaches unique vegan recipes, such as Oreo magnum bars, no-bake strawberry crunch cheesecake, red velvet marble loaf cake, peach crumb cheesecake, banana sheet cake, cinnamon sugar croissant loaf, and many more dessert recipes. 

Saloni has also written a book on vegan baking, ‘Vegan Baking Made Simple.’ 

Namrata Sanwal @pastrychefnam

Instagram followers: 166K

Namrata Sanwal is a recipe developer, baking mentor, and consultant. She is a trained chef with 9 years of experience in diverse culinary roles. She is one of Instagram’s first baking science content creator. 

Namrata merges pastry science and art to make baking easy. She started her baking journey because she used to love eating desserts as a kid. She started experimenting and cooking with her mom at home. She studied at Delhi University when she realized her calling was baking. Completing her hospitality management course, she has been trained with brands like JW Marriott and ITC hotels. 

After completing the course, during placement interviews, she was selected as a kitchen management trainee (specialising in bakery) at The Park Hotels. She worked for a couple of years until she was promoted to bakery kitchen executive (assistant manager). From then on, Namrata worked in various bakeries across France and has helped many bakeries and baking-related brands with creativity, content, menu planning, etc.

Here is a recipe by her:

Roshni Shukla @snfcakes

Instagram followers: 26.8K

Roshni Shukla is a baker and a cake artist. She started Sugar and Flour Bakes Bangalore in 2015. All those things she has exploded into baking, but her true passion landed in buttercream flowers.

2020 was a memorable year for Roshni because she won various cake competitions, conducted her first online classes, and was declared one of the top 10 bakers in India and Bangalore.

Buttercream design by her:

Ishleen Kaur @pastrybysaloni

Instagram followers: 140K

Ishleen Kaur is a cake artist based in Patna. She owns an eggless designer cake boutique specializing in Wedding Cakes. She creates impressive giant wedding cakes, which are mind-blowing. She is an educator and tricks and recipes from her baking journey. She also uses fondant to create unique shapes and designs on the cake to make it beautiful. 

Here is a cupcake icing hack by her:

These are some amazing and creative home bakers who are giving their best to their business and content creation journey. Follow them to support them and learn easy hacks for making cakes. 

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From Food Show Champion to Butter Chicken King: Saransh Goila

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Do you consider yourself a butter chicken connoisseur? Can you sniff out a truly exceptional rendition from a pale imitation a mile away? If so, then you’ve likely crossed paths with the culinary genius behind one of India’s most beloved comfort foods – Saransh Goila. But Goila’s more than just a butter chicken extraordinaire; he’s a food creator who’s taken his passion for exploration and deliciousness to a whole new level.

Intrigued? Dive into the world of Saransh Goila, where reality TV stardom meets epic road trips, international adventures collide with a love for local flavors, and a single, iconic dish becomes a nationwide phenomenon.

From beginning with Sanjeev Kapoor’s approval to being on MasterChef Australia

Goila’s story began in 2010 when he emerged victorious on the prestigious Food Food Maha Challenge, a show judged by culinary legend Sanjeev Kapoor. This win was just the first course in a multi-course meal of achievements. He donned the chef’s hat again on shows like Sanjeev Kapoor Ke Kitchen Khiladi, showcasing his skills to a wider audience.

But Goila craved not just competition, but connection. In 2012, he embarked on an epic 100-day road trip across India, documented in the show “Roti Rasta aur India.” This wasn’t your average sightseeing tour. Goila delved into the heart of rural villages, meeting families and learning the secrets of their regional cuisines. Every twist and turn on the road became a culinary lesson, a testament to the rich tapestry of flavors that defines Indian food.

Fueled by his travel experiences, Goila’s wanderlust extended beyond borders. His web series “The Spice Traveller” took him to Great Britain, where he explored the unique culinary landscape of that country. This insatiable curiosity to discover new tastes translated beautifully into another web series, “Run to Eat.” Here, Goila combined his love for travel and food, exploring the world on foot, one delicious bite at a time.

Goila’s influence transcended national boundaries in 2018. He was invited as a guest judge on MasterChef Australia, a prestigious platform where he introduced the contestants (and the audience) to his take on the iconic butter chicken. Here, he wasn’t just judging a dish; he was sharing a piece of Indian culinary heritage.

From Starting Goila Butter Chicken in 2016 to Reaching 100 Outlets in 2024!

Goila’s passion wasn’t limited to the screen. In 2016, his dream materialized in the form of “Goila Butter Chicken,” a Mumbai-based restaurant dedicated to his signature dish. The restaurant’s success resonated with food lovers across India, and Goila witnessed his creation become a national favorite. Recently, the brand reached a remarkable milestone – 100 outlets! This exponential growth is a testament to Goila’s ability to elevate a seemingly simple dish into a culinary phenomenon.

Saransh Goila is more than a chef; he’s a storyteller. Through his shows, restaurants, and social media presence, he bridges the gap between regional specialties and global palates. He isn’t just serving food; he’s serving an experience, a journey through the vibrant and ever-evolving world of Indian cuisine. As Goila continues to explore and innovate, one thing remains constant: his dedication to sharing the magic of Indian food with the world, one delicious bite at a time. Follow him for some great recipes! (But he’s probably never going to share how he really makes the most delicious butter chicken you’ll ever have!)

For now, try this easy recipe from this foodie extraordinaire:

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#FitterBanegaIndia: Healthy Food Challenge for 180-days

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Revant Himatsingka aka @foodpharmer is collaborating with @fittrwithjc Fitter Banega India for the next 6 months of 2024. Jitendra Chowksey is the founder of Fittr, a health and fitness company. Furthermore, while Revant educates his 2.6 million insta-fam on healthy eating practices with a humorous touch. Moreover, They’ve joined hands for a healthy food challenge to get fit together this year!

Revant launched Fitter Banega India on 1 July 2024, to continue for the next 180 days of the year.

Revant and Jitendra encourage Indians to participate in this challenge by posting stories and reels on their Instagram handles. Similarly, with #FitterBanegaIndia and #SustainableFitness for the next 6 months, i.e., 180 days until January 1st, 2025.

Food Pharmer says, “I don’t believe in crazy diets and scary workouts. I believe in SUSTAINABLE FITNESS.” 

According to studies, 50% of Indians are unfit and only go for a walk as a workout. However, so here are the 4 sustainable fitness habits that they are encouraging us to follow:

1) Motion- 6000-8000 steps daily and 30 minutes of strength training 4 days a week. 

2) Nutrition- Balanced diet with protein in every meal.

3) Hydration- 3 liters of water daily.

4) Rest- 7 to 8 hours of sleep daily.

They encourage the participants to post stories or reels of them following these 4 sustainable fitness habits and tag them. They’ll reshare the stories and videos to encourage them with #SustainableFitness and #FitterBanegaIndia.

They are on a mission to get fitter sustainably for the next 6 months! Moreover, Are you planning on getting fit with them?

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