In my journey of food styling, there have been a few kitchen staples that come handy now and then. These ingredients help me tell a story and, in the process, make the image look beautiful.
Here is a recipe inspired by the Hakka noodles I had from street vendors back in Assam. It is filled with vegetables and is a sure shot winner in my family.
Sabudana is made from the cassava root, and it is a beautiful ingredient. Apart from the crispy vadas, we love the khichdi when it comes to savory dishes. It is a light meal in itself.
I am bringing two of my favorite beverages together tea and hot chocolate. I use orthodox CTC tea from Assam with strong liquor.
Food Styling begins with the right choice of props. A plain backdrop/background with the right selection of props is a good starting point.
The texture is incredible, and sweetness is just about perfect. So, here is my recipe for a no-bake pumpkin cheesecake.
Gajar ka halwa or carrot fudge is a winter delight. Its made with carrots, ghee (clarified butter), milk, sugar, and nuts. Nothing fancy, and I love it.
A lot of resources are available today when it comes to DIY Food Photography background. I learned a lot from my mistakes, and have upped my game continuously with every new setup.
Granola with the added benefits of quinoa, flaxseeds, nuts, oats, and some dried fruits. Spiced with cinnamon and sweetened with honey.
Pumpkin mousse with sweetened Greek yogurt and crushed lotus has everything required to qualify for a parfait. Perfect balance of sweetness with the crunch from the lotus biscuits
A simple, wholesome salad with the goodness of whole lentils and quinoa. Fresh herbs and tomatoes make it light, while grilled halloumi adds on to the texture.
I made the meatballs in a light sauce and serve with grilled Kubbus bread. This dish appeals to me as there is a unique mix of flavors that complement each other. Just like the different cultures and ethnicities living in complete harmony.