Quaker serves up culinary fare with Chef Vikas Khanna's new web-series
Quaker India has launched an exciting new web-series with Michelin Starred Chef Vikas Khanna. The new show, titled ‘Kitchen, Khanna & Konversations’, features Chef Vikas Khanna cooking up a storm with rising Bollywood star Nushrat Bharucha, leading Tamil actor Vishnuu Vishal, and popular social media personalities Kusha Kapila and Dolly Singh. The show focuses on how our favourite recipes can be made nutritious by adding Quaker Oats, while featuring interesting banter between Chef Khanna and the young stars.
The 3-part series highlights the versatility of oats as Nushrat, Vishnuu, Kusha and Dolly all team up with Chef Vikas Khanna to try their hand at cooking their favorite breakfast recipes. Chef Khanna demonstrates how easily one can add a bit of nutrition to any dish with Quaker oats, especially for the youth who love diverse food choices but are hard pressed for time given their fast-paced lives.
In the episode with Nushrat Bharucha, viewers are given a glimpse of how an otherwise humble pumpkin soup is made in a simple and healthy way with the addition of Quaker oats. On her experience of cooking this dish, the celebrity-star Nushrat said, “Cooking with Vikas has been an exciting experience. I have not had anyone teach me cooking like he did. I hate pumpkin myself and never thought pumpkin soup could be made as tasty as it turned out and healthy too with Quaker Oats. I regularly have Quaker oats, especially when I have long shoot days and even late nights, as it gives me the energy to keep going. Through the series, I really want to urge millennials to pay attention to the most important meal of the day and make a healthy start!” From pumpkin soup to pancakes to parathas, the web-series features a variety of recipes made with Quaker Oats to help increase the nutrition quotient of each dish without changing its taste.
Speaking on the video series Chef Vikas Khanna said, “Breakfast is an important part of the day for me. It decides how my day will shape-up. Shooting with Nushrat, Vishnuu, Kusha and Dolly was truly fun. It was interesting to know that the young generation is conscious of their health, but they are uncertain of ways to adopt nutrition in their rushed lives. I am happy that through the web-series with Quaker we will not only showcase the versatility of Quaker oats, but also show the youth how easy it can be to make their breakfast healthy, yet tasty. I am a big fan of oats and given that Quaker Oats are a source of protein, rich source of fibre and nutritious energy, a fistful of oats added to any dish can make it a perfect way to start the day.”
Nobel Dhingra, Associate Director – Marketing (Quaker), PepsiCo India, added: “Oats are extremely versatile and can easily become a part of any meal of the day. We constantly receive insights from our young consumers as to how they want to eat healthier and yet don’t want to compromise on taste. Also, given the fast-paced lives they lead, they have more control over what they eat at breakfast versus the other meals of the day when they have less control over when, where and what they eat. This led us to conceptualize our first-ever web-series, Kitchen, Khanna & Konversations with the objective of helping young people understand how easily they can choose to increase the nutrition quotient of their favourite dishes by adding Quaker Oats. The wholegrain advantage of Quaker oats makes it best suited as the breakfast choice for everyone who wants nutritious edge to do more with their day. Chef Vikas Khanna as our Nutrition ambassador brings authenticity to the series, along with his own brand of charm that makes the series immensely watchable as he interacts with the young celebrities.”