These awesome food art styling ideas will inspire you to elevate your own food art plating and create mouth-watering food art and arty food paintings of your own.
Food & art are both sensual pursuits that can delight all our senses and creative food art can be a visual treat when used in food art catering and food artists paintings.
If you’re a home cook that loves both food and art, you never need to ask, “Can food be art?” because you know that food is art and love creating art using food!
If you need to ask what is food art, the answer is that its edible art made from food. Many world-class chefs specialize in food art catering and food art installations to elevate their craft to another level.
Whether you only create fun food art for kids or have a food art gallery on your Instagram profile, this food art blog will give you some easy food art ideas to use when you cook at home.
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7 Awesome Food Art Styling Ideas
Enjoy these beautiful food art pictures shared by members of the Cooking & Food Community on SHEROES. Some of these easy food art ideas have recipes, while others don’t. But after you see these beautiful food art images, you’ll understand what it means to see food as art.
1. Beetroot Rice Food Art With Veg Miloni Sabzi
This amazing rice food art recipe was contributed by Paromita Rohini Sen. In the Veg Miloni Sabzi, she added vegetables like carrots, French beans, corn, green peas in spinach puree and also added fried pieces of paneer.
Enjoy her beautiful and healthy food art, made up of Beetroot Rice, Veg Miloni Sabzi and Salad made up of radish, rose, and cucumber leaves, and is fast to cook and good to eat.
Beetroot Rice Recipe
- 1 beetroot, large, peeled, roughly chopped, boiled, pureed with 1/2 tsp lemon juice and 2 green chillies.
- 1½ cups rice washed, soaked for 30 minutes, drained, cooked with sufficient water till 85% done.
- ½ tbsp Ginger Paste
- ¼ tsp Nutmeg Powder
- Salt to taste
In a pan, heat oil, add ¼ tsp cumin seeds. When they splutter, add ginger and fry till the raw smell is gone. Add the beetroot puree and salt to taste. Cook for 3 to 4 minutes.
Add rice and mix gently. Add ½ cup water. Cover and cook till rice is done, water is absorbed and beetroot puree coats each grain of rice. Fluff with a fork, sprinkle nutmeg Powder. Serve hot.
Veg Miloni Sabzi Recipe
- ¼ cup of corn
- ¼ cup green peas
- 1 carrot, large, diced
- 12 French beans, chopped
- 8 garlic cloves
- ½ tbsp lemon juice
- 200 gms Paneer, cut into any shape you want and lightly fried
- 2 bunches spinach, cleaned well, blanched in boiling water, drained and placed in ice-cold water for 2 minutes, drained and pureed with 2 green chillies and garlic cloves.
In a pan, heat ghee or oil. Add cumin seeds. When they splutter, add the veggies. Cover and cook till the veggies are done.
Remove cover, add the spinach puree and salt. Add paneer pieces. Mix and allow to cook for 3 to 4 minutes. Sprinkle lemon juice. Garnish with fresh cream. Serve hot.
Create a beautiful food artwork plated as in the image below.
2. Tawa Pulao (Tricolour Rice Food Art)
- 3 cups cooked basmati rice
- 1 onion, finely chopped
- 3 big tomatoes, finely chopped
- 1 tbsp ginger garlic paste
- ½ cup chopped carrot
- ½ cup chopped capsicum
- ½ cup green peas
- ½ tsp cumin seeds
- 1 tsp red chilli powder
- 2 tbsp Pav Bhaji masala powder
- 3 tbsp butter
- Salt to taste
Heat butter in a Tawa or kadhai and add cumin seeds. After it crackles, add chopped onions. Saute well, add ginger-garlic paste. Saute until the raw flavour disappears.
Now add chopped veggies, chilli powder, pav bhaji masala powder and salt. Mix well and let cook for a few minutes. Now add tomatoes and give it a good stir.
Add ½ cup water and allow the veggies and tomatoes to cook. When the veggies have cooked and look dry, add the cooked basmati rice and mix gently.
When done turn off the flame and garnish it with chopped cilantro. Serve it hot with raita and green chutney.
Plate this gorgeous tricolour vegetable food art as in the food art pics below.
3. Caramel Cake (Dessert Food Art)
For the cake:
- 1 ½ cup maida
- 1 tbsp baking powder
- ¼ tbsp baking soda
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1 cup buttermilk
- 2 tbsp oil
Mix all the ingredients with help of a blender. Bake in the oven at 180 degrees for 20-25 min.
For the praline:
Melt one cup of sugar in a pan, add one cube of butter, add roasted almonds. Dry, cool and crush it.
For the frosting cream:
Take 1 cup whipping cream and add a few drops of Vanilla essence. Add the Yellow colour and make a fluffy cream with help of the beater.
For the caramel sauce:
Melt one cup of sugar, and when it turns brown, add 2 tbsp butter and ½ cup of whipping cream. Mix it well and your caramel sauce is ready.
This mouth-watering caramel cake is one of the most delicious food sculptures your family will have had. Try it out at Christmas or New Year for a special dessert treat.
The rest of the edible food art projects don’t have recipes, but they are nevertheless worthy of being featured in a culinary magazine.
4. Choco-Fruti Cake (Fun Food Art For Kids)
5. Creative Idli Food Art
This creative food art photo sent in by Rakshita Dwivedi is one of the simple food art ideas for kids that your children will enjoy making. Try out this healthy food art for children and watch them enjoy their food even more.
6. Jungle Flowers (Fruit Food Art)
Jungle flowers is a creative fruit food art photo sent in by Mohua Sikder. The Jungle flowers are made with mandarins, black grapes and strawberries, while the branches are made with coriander leaves and ladies fingers (okra).
7. Veg Muffins (Creative Food Art Styling)
Alka Goenka’s creative food art styling takes food art plating to another level, elevating a simple dish like veg muffins to look more appetizing and transforming food into art. For the recipe, visit her food blog.
Did you enjoy these amazing food art pictures and simple food art for kids from the SHEROES recipe community?