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A Perfect Indulgence into the Best Vintage Ever Served

March 11, 2010
View of a Vineyard

View of a Vineyard

I was sipping wine while sitting on a patio overlooking a tranquil beach’s turquoise water, suddenly a thought ponders my mind as I pour another glass of wine. The art of wine making is what my mind is brooding. When i think of wine all I recollect is beautiful vineyards, a walk in a cloud (movie), red red wine (UB40), intensive aroma, wine cellar, mature acidity and accessories like bottle and cork. It is often a notion that winemaking only reflects romanticism, but here the winemaking hard work begins. I put my self for a task to learn all about it, finally after my obsession and continuous questioning my partner decided to make it real. A month back we visited a vineyard owned by his friend’s father in Karnataka. I was shocked to learn that Karnataka, is the second largest wine consuming state in India. The first place falls to Maharashtra.

Grapes for Wine

Grapes for Wine

Red Wine

Red Wine

grapes

grapes

As we reach our destination, the lush green vegetation of grapes in the vineyards looked like a view from the movies. I was educated a crash course on how location, sun, climate, terrain, soils, vines, rootstocks, irrigation systems and pest management controls plays an important role. Believe you me, it is not an easy task.  What was most intriguing was the hand harvesting, this is done to protect the grape’s juice content. Awareness about wine is growing rapidly in India, people are learning the health benefits of Wine. Mr. Sharma told us that famous grape “stomp” helps the wine to achieve its intensive aroma, mature acidity, rounded tannins and the most important a full body.

Then came the part of learning the art of wine tasting, i was enlightened by

White Wine

White Wine

an expert at the vineyard that once you get going on this perfect indulgence, there’s no end in sight. Look, smell and taste were the three mantras of wine tasting. This learning adventure did created a deepen admiration for both wines and winemakers. Mr. Sharma informed me that cabernet sauvignon; one of the finest wines in India comes fro the home of Grover Vineyards. He further stated, the majority of the index consisted of French wine making traditions of Bordeaux. Finally i asked him the question that was dwelling my mind, what are the points one needs to remember when visiting a wine merchant? To this he graciously advised the rules first being the preference of taste and second pairing wine (red or white) with meal.

Cheers to Independence

Cheers to Independence

Drinking wine has become more womencentric these days in India, as women have achieved to attain an individual mark in the society. Professional women in high paying jobs, needs a tonic that helps them relax, unwind and get rid of distress. The young entrepreneur women of this era have developed a suave taste and know how to enjoy it. India has a great future in wine as, one of the leading fruit processing company called Shimla Hills may venture into wine selling.

Shimla Hills Exhibiting at SIAL 2010, the Largest Food Products Exhibition at Paris

December 29, 2009

SIAL 2010 Exhibition Shimla Hills will be participating in SIAL, “In-Food 2010” (the exhibition for semi-processed food products) at Paris, France from October 17 to 21, 2010. SIAL In-Food 2010 is an excellent opportunity for Shimla Hills Offerings to showcase their processed fruit products to all the three mature markets i.e. United SIAL 2010Kingdom, United States and Germany. SIAL 2010 will give manufacturers and sellers an excellent platform for achieving their goals in the global market. As one of the 1,400 exhibitors we at Shimla Hills aim at exhibiting our new semi-processed and preserved food products range like:

1) Fruit Juice Concentrates

2) Fruit Puree Concentrates

3) Fruit Pulp& Puree

4) Fruit Juice

5) Canned Fruit and Vegetables

6) Organic Unique Products

We will focus on exhibiting our new products to generate leads and expand the business. This year SIAL “In-Food 2010” exhibition is going to feature products from over 30 international markets, showcasing diverse array of products. More than 9,300 exhibitors from more than 100 countries are expected to visit from retail and commerce sector to explore new partners and suppliers. Shimla Hills, one of the largest manufacturer and supplier from India is looking forward to gain advantage from SIAL 2010 where we can expand and solidify our business perspectives internationally.

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Organic Banana Puree an Easy Alternative to Raw Banana

December 24, 2009

Banana PureeBanana a tropical fruit is considered to be healthiest among fruits. All of us often visit the supermarkets with great hope to purchase fresh and organic fruits, but as we reach are anticipations decreases gradually on learning the high price of the fruit. People keep stressing the fact that raw fruit is excellent I agree, but only to some extent because they are sold at supermarkets where the fruit is sold double its cost, it is kept under controlled temperature and continuous splash is enhanced to retain its freshness. So, what is the difference left between fresh and processed. According to me I prefer processed fruits such as juices, concentrate, pulp, puree and canned as they are created without added flavors, colors or preservatives.

Shimla Hills Banana Puree

Shimla Hills Banana Puree

We all love fruits, dishes made from fruit and different innovative products that include fruits ingredients in them. One of the most delicious and loved fruit is Banana.  I’m pretty sure that all of you know that banana is grown without the aid of fertilizers thus it causes no interference with its organic natural minerals ingredients like potassium, carbohydrates, vitamins, dolomite and phosphorus. Banana Puree is one such processed fruit product which is enriched in potassium and its fiber content enhances the body to loose weight. According to recent study banana puree contains medicinal properties that have resulted beneficial for curing pernicious diseases. Some even refer to banana as anti-hypertension drug. Low sweetened organic banana puree contains good sum of fiber and high water content which helps to detoxify the oxidants and act as a hydration to the skin.

Organic BananasEating a dish incorporated with banana puree in the breakfast kick-starts your metabolism. I recently tried Banana puree manufactured by Shimla Hills and to my surprise it contained natural good sweetness, wholesome texture and rich taste. My two grown nephew age 15 and 13 thoroughly enjoyed bananas muffins I made using banana puree. I recommend to all those who are looking forward to create something enticing and altogether new dish. Are you looking for a banana puree that is fresh and natural? Then try Shimla Hills Banana Puree full of wholesome goodness ingredients.

So if you love banana and want to try a moist, sweet, yummy Banana (Puree) Muffins then hold onto this recipe!

Banana MuffinsYou need:

3-4 large spoons of Banana Puree

1/2 cup White Sugar

1 Egg, slightly beaten

1/3 cup Margarine or Butter, melted

1 tsp Baking Soda 1 tsp Baking Powder

1/2 tsp Salt

1½ cups Flour

Process:

It’s pretty simple to make, but here are directions just in case: In a bowl, put together banana puree, sugar, egg and margarine. Mix well and then set aside for later use. Take another bowl and in it, mix together baking soda, baking powder, salt and flour. Combine the mixture present in the two bowls, stirring well. Make sure not to over-stir the mixture. Grease the muffin tins and pour the mixture therein. Bake the muffins at 350 degrees, for approximately 20 minutes.

Shimla Hills participating at GulFood 2010

November 23, 2009

Gulf Food 2010Shimla Hills feel proud to announce its participation at the GulFood 2010, at Dubai International Convention and Exhibition Centre (DICEC) from 21 – 24 February 2010. at the stall C2-11 in Hall No. 2 (Sheikh Saeed Hall). The Exhibition sponsored by GulFood, is one of the world’s outstanding exhibitions that cover from food, beverage to hospitality. The Processed Fruit products for Industrial use offered by Shimla Hills Offerings Pvt. Ltd continue to generate international interest for Investors & Buyers. A podium like Gulf Food provides a great opportunity for all global producers and distributors to showcase their various ranges of fresh and processed food products. A wide range of processed fruit juice concentrates and pulp products will be exhibited by Shimla Hills.

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Guava juice concentrates

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SHOP Ltd Exhibited its Products at Anuga 2009 Trade Fair

November 19, 2009

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Shimla Hills offering Pvt. Ltd (SHOP Ltd) participate at one of the world’s most significant food and beverage trade fairs, Anuga. The exhibition was healed in Cologne at Germany, from October 10 to 14, 2009. The products exhibited by Shimla Hills were fruit juice concentrates, fruit pulps and canned fruits & vegetables. Shimla Hills feel proud as one of the 6,000 exhibitors taking part in the fair. This event proved to be a perfect platform for all those global producers and distributors to showcase their various ranges of fruit and food products. Our objective for participation in this event was to categorize and identify us as a chief producer of finest processed fruits and vegetables products. At the event we felt fortunate to receive recent innovation and technological trends in the field of processing of organic products.

 

Shimla Hills Presents Enticing New Recipes on Baby Corn

November 18, 2009

Canned Baby CornShimlahills offering is proving its potential as the largest producer of Canned Yellow Baby Corn. Shimlahills SHOP Ltd specializes in producing and trading quality baby corn. The yellow baby corns are harvested in one of the most fertile region of India, Gujarat. With innovative technology the harvesters in Gujarat have evolved their own varieties of corn which yield more ears of corn per stalk. Shimlahills specifically process this kind of high quality corn. Expert and technologists at Shimlahills use their ground breaking technique to keep intact the tenderness, sweetness, freshness, desirable flavors, moisture, ripeness of canned yellow baby corn.  The canned yellow baby corns are considered as a highly nutritious staple diet. Canned Baby Corn has better flavor and texture than frozen baby corn.

Shimlahills offers different packaging and specification like:

Canned Baby Corn Packing N.W. D.W. Cartons/20 FCL
Baby Corn 400gx24 Tins 400g 200g 1700
Baby Corn 25gx24 Tins 425g 225g 1700
Baby Corn 825gx24 Tins 825g 275g

 

850
Baby Corn 2840gx24 Tins 2840g 1850g

 

1000

Nutritional Fact of Baby Corn:

Calories 25, Protein 2.5, Carbohydrate 3.1, Fat 0.4, Fiber 1.7, Vitamin 1.2

While preparing to cook baby corn on must keep some important points in mind like:

1) Search carefully for any bruised kernels, remove them carefully from the rest.

2) Rinse under cold water for 2-3 Minutes

3) Do not boil the corn in salt water as it tends to toughen the corn.

4) Choose a large pan to boil Baby Corn so that it can move freely in the pan when boiled

5) We at Shimlahills make sure to maintain the sweetness of baby corn, but for any reason you find it is lees than sweet add half a tsp of sugar free.

6) Keep in mind that one need to boil corn for just about 3-4 minutes

Recipes on Baby Corn

These wonderful and simple recipes will help you create an everlasting impression on your guest.

Baby Corn SaladBaby Corn Salad

You Need:

1 Red pepper
1 Yellow pepper
1 sm. Red onion
4 Cucumbers
1 Carrot
2 Can Baby corn(Shimlahills)

2 Cups broccoli florets

1 can kidney beans, drained

1 c. cauliflower pieces

1/2 cup fat-free salad dressing

Procedure:

Shred, grate or slice the carrot, cucumber, pepper (yellow/red). Clean the onion and chop it in small pieces. Take a large bowl add the sliced carrot, cucumber, pepper, onion, cauliflower, broccoli, kidney beans and Baby corn. Prow over fat-free salad dressing on the mixture in the bowl. Sauté the salad evenly.

Baby Corn Carrot RiceBaby Corn Carrot Rice (North Indian Delicacies)

You Need:

Basmati Rice – 1 Cup

Carrot grated – 3 Large

1 Can Baby corn (chopped in chunk)

2 Onion large (finely chopped)

1 ginger medium (paste)

4 cloves of garlic (paste)

2 tomato medium (chopped in fine chunk)

Carrot & Baby CornTurmeric half tsp

Salt to taste

Cloves – 3

Cinnamon stick 1 small piece.

Mustard Oil – 5 tsp

Cumin Seeds

Coriander leaves

Fried Cashew

Ghee-1tsp

Procedure: Heat the pan, pour mustard oil in it. Add cloves, cinnamon stick and cumin seeds stir it for about 2-3 minutes. Pour paste of ginger and garlic and stir it for 1 min now add finely chopped onion until the color changes to golden brown. Add tomato chunk, turmeric and mix well. Put carrots and fry them for about 7 min till water evaporates from the Carrot. Pour rice in the pan and fry them. Put 2cup of water mix it well. Sprinkle garam masala on it. Garnish with coriander and cashew, add ghee on top of rice and serve when it is hot.

Canned Fruits and Vegetable the Safest Healthy Preserved Foods

October 8, 2009
Canned Tomato Puree

Canned Tomato Puree

Canned Fruits does not seem to affect the nutritional values or taste. Canned fruit and vegetables are high in vitamin, proteins, carbohydrates and minerals. Fruits and vegetables are delicious to eat, can be easily purchased and to prepare canned vegetable for cooking is easy. Canned fruits and vegetables contain a larger extent of nutrients than frozen or dried varieties. Healthy intake of fruits and vegetables is likely the most effective thing you can do to improve your overall health. Living in such a stressful and toxic world one needs to pay attention on how to treat your immune system.

peaches

peaches

Fruits are rich sources of antioxidants therefore they are considered an important role in maintaining good health. The nutrients elements present in it provide an excellent source of energy to the body. Studies have proved that antioxidants have been effective in preventing cancer, heart disease and even reversing the signs of aging. Canned fruits and vegetables are bright, colorful and attractive. Fruits have higher level of fiber in them. Canned fruits retain all valuable natural nutrient content like calcium, magnesium, copper, manganese which may help to make our immune system stronger.

Organic canned fruits and vegetable are not only natural but there are also healthy for the body and mind.  Organic Canned Fruits have cooling and calming effect on the body and nervous system which helps reducing stress. Vegetable and fruits help regulating obesity as they are low in fat, calories and sodium. A healthy diet must contain fruit and vegetables because it is a good way to detoxify the body and blood from immunities. Some organic vegetables have a good source of vitamin K and vitamin C is good sources of fiber and is quite helpful in losing weight. The phytochemicals present in the fruits helps you to neutralize or get rid of free radicals. Free radicals are unstable compounds be responsible for chronic diseases that attack our body.

Canned Sarson Ka Saag

Canned Sarson Ka Saag

Almost any fruit and vegetable can be dried and preserved for a longer period of time. The myth is often created by ignorant people the canned fruits are packed in heavy syrup and they contribute to weight gain which is an absolute miscomputation. Higher consumption of fruits and vegetables reduces a relative risk of coronary heart disease. Eat a rainbow of colors of organic canned fruits and vegetable like Canned Mushrooms, Peaches, Pear, Lychee, Cheery and Tomato Puree.