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May 2016

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Jackfruit365 – A new take on Jackfruit!

Sunday mornings are usually lazy, but the last Sunday was different. We were invited to try and taste the jackfruit infused recipes by Jackfruit365! Jackfruit365 is a venture which aims at replacing apple or potato with jackfruit in a variety of dishes without giving up on the taste.

Jackfruit is one of the healthiest fruit which sits on the extremes when it comes to someone liking it with a majority of (85-90%) people who love to have jackfruit in all forms while the remaining (10-15%) don’t like due to its aroma and taste.

There’s a saying – “If you have a jackfruit tree in the backyard, your lifespan is up by 10years”; This shows how much beneficial jackfruit is! There’s a long list of healthy benefits, highlights are
– Strengthens the immune system
– Reduces the risk of heart disease
– Regulates blood sugar level
– Regulates blood pressure
– Prevents intestinal diseases

 
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The event started with a speech from Mr. James Joseph, founder of Jackfruit365. He spoke about jackfruit and how the company came into being! Jackfruit is cut down from the tree 2days prior to ripening, it’s processed and deeply frozen which can be used for longer duration!

 
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Then came a long list of dishes prepared from Jackfruit365. First up was Jackfruit Smoothie – High on jackfruit flavors, thick and topped with mango chunks, pomegranate, and mint leaves.

 
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Jackfruit Galouti Kebab was no different from other kebabs. It was served on Indian bread topped with cream, must try a quick bite.

 
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Jackfruit Bonda – Unlike other aloo bondas, Raw jackfruit infused bonda tasted more better than the normal ones.

 
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Idli’s are too mainstream, so Mangaloreans came up with Moode. Moode is a way of cooking Idli’s wrapped in the leaf which gives it good flavors. Jackfruit Moode is another way to savor the flavors without having to giving up on taste.

 
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Jackfruit Paniyaram were small, fluffy and delight. Also known as Gundponglu, they were served with chutney which went great together.

 
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Just when we thought we had enough jackfruit for the day, we were surprised by Jackfruit Waffles and Pancakes. The waffles were soft and tasted good with maple syrup. Fluffy, soft, perfectly baked pancakes served with maple syrup and drizzled with sugar was heavenly.

 
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All in all, Jackfruit can be used as five types – Raw Form, Ripe Jackfruit, Seeds, Substitute for flesh and as source of carbohydrates.

 
We wish Jackfruit365 team best of luck with their venture 🙂

 
You can get to know more about Jackfruit365 here.
You can buy Jackfruit365 from below link

desserts

Ice Cream Sandwich and more at Nutty Squirrel

Do you remember the good old days in the early 2000’s when Kwality Walls was serving Ice Cream Sandwich, Chocolate biscuits holding a bar of frozen vanilla ice cream for which we had to go from shop-to-shop to find one or wait until the cycle wala gets it? Later they were off the market and since then, we were on a quest to find Ice Cream Sandwich. Finally, NUTTY SQUIRREL caught our attention.

Nutty Squirrel – A fancy dessert kiosk in VR Bengaluru mall, offers unconventional flavors and varieties of natural ice creams to sandwiches and milkshakes.

The ice creams here are made in small quantities without additional preservatives and artificial colors to maintain the freshness and to keep track of the demand.

Aishwarya (Co-Founder) looks after the entire operation, from production to putting up new flavors on board. We were there as a part of FBAB meetup with few fellow bloggers.
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It was a bright sunny day and before we started our desserts-brunch, we had a quick sampling session of every flavor on the display. Of all that were up, Filter Coffee, Peanut Butter, Pudina(mint) caught our taste buds high.
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Finally, there came the big picture – Ice Cream Sandwich and yes, it’s their USP too! They serve three types of cookie bases, all freshly prepared and in-house baked. Mocha Cookies, Snicker Doodle and the Brandy Snap Tacos. Mocha Cookie and Snicker Doodle are also available in heart and star shapes. Brandy Snap Tacos were baked perfectly in the shape of tacos.

Milkshakes found here aren’t easily found anywhere else! They are thick, consistent and leaves you filled with half a cup. They even offer “Fancy your own shake” where in you can choose two ice creams flavors and have them blended.

Blueberry in a heart shaped mocha.
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Filter Coffee with Choco Shavings in snap taco. ns (1)

Vanilla and Dark Chocolate in snicker doodle.
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Peanut Butter Banana and Dark Chocolate served in Bourbon Cone. ns (3)

Scoops of Chikoo Cheddar & Peanut Butter Banana Ice Cream topped with chocolate syrup, nuts and a salt wafer.
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Go Nutty Milkshake topped with chocolate syrup and almond bits. ns (6)

Fresh batch of mocha cookies being baked at the spot.
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Three Cheers to the entire team and happy helpers at Nutty Squirrel. We had a great time here 🙂 HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!

Address – Ground Floor, VR Mall, Ground Floor, Mahadevapura, Whitefield, Bengluru.
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