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May 29, 2024

Cook up a storm with these easy, zero-waste recipes by master chefs

Pratishtha Rana

In today’s time, when house arrest has become the new normal, Instagram is the best place for all those who want to cook amazing dishes. Our favourite chefs Massimo Bottura, Anahita Dhondy, Vineet Bhatia, Prateek Sadhu and others are actively fronting the zero-waste kitchen from their homes.
Vineet Bhatia’s Ultimate Butter Chicken Burger
There is no compromising with spices and tantalizing flavours at Chef Vineet Bhatia’s home kitchen. One of the latest dishes from his #RasoiQuarantine series on the gram is a burger made from leftover butter chicken; put together with sliced cucumber, potatoes, carrot, avocado, cheese and a finger-licking spread of buttery makhni sauce.


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Kelvin Cheung’s Nice Cream Sandwiches
Celebrity chef Kelvin Chung has been busy whipping up sweet treats at home, not just for his wife Andrea and kid Bodhi, but for his social media loyalists as well. Here is a quick cream sandwich recipe Cheung shared on Instagram, made from leftover peanut butter cookies, peanut butter, frozen banana and coconut. And, this summer treat is absolutely gluten-free!


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Prateek Sadhu’s Tisane tea
Chef Prateek Sadhu is known for his creative food experiments. While locked in at home, here’s a cup of refeshing herbal tea he stirred up with peel wastes, some turmeric, ginger, pepper and chamomile flowers. 


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Vicky Ratnani’s Seyal pao
The popular face of the Indian season of Masterchef series, chef Vicky Ratnani is regularly cooking up appetizing dishes with minimal, zero-waste ingredients. Here’s one such recipe, perfect for breakfast and work-from-home mornings!


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Anahita Dhondy’s Breakfast Burrito
Chef-Partner at Sodabottleopenerwala and the author of soon-to-launch The Parsi Kitchen-Book, Anahita Dhondy is giving fuss-free cooking a delicious spin. For her Breakfast Burrito recipe, one can use fresh home-made chapatis instead of tortilla base. Dhondy used her leftover pasta sauce, some veggies, soft scrambled eggs and choice of seasoning to make the dish.


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Massimo Bottura’s Kitchen Quarantine
Italian Michelin-starred chef and restaurateur Massimo Bottura was quick to launch #KitchenQuarantine once the lockdown was announced. His cooking episodes are uploaded on his IGTV account between 8-8:30 pm. He brings leftover ingredients to the limelight and very meticulously shares his recipes. Bottura also does Q&A sessions every once in a while on the gram.
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Michelin Guide’s #MichelinGuideatHome
A fun, gourmet series #MichelinGuideatHome by Michelin Guide on Instagram brings its 2.1 million followers, food recipes shared by top chefs from around the world. The best part is, you will find a host of zero-waste recipes of different flavour profiles to prepare and impress your family!


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Ina Garten
One of the bestselling American food authors (Barefoot Contessa cookbooks) and a television host on Food Network, Ina Garten knows her tricks with PB&J (peanut butter and jelly). Her gram is filled with several recipes that staisfy sweet cravings in the most resourceful way, with ingredients easily available in your kitchen – think irish scones, waffles, cookies, muffins and more. 


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