Food is an intrinsic part of India’s culture and heritage. Be it spices, curries, flatbreads or desserts-Indian cuisine has everything!
BetterButter brings to you 7 Indian chefs who took the humble Indian cuisine to the world, and made it into a global culinary phenomenon!
Sanjeev Kapoor is probably one of the best-known chefs in India. Sanjeev was the first chef to get his own culinary show-‘Khana Khazana’ on television. In fact, his show is one of the longest-running cookery shows in Asia. Sanjeev has written more than 150 cookbooks and he has also served as a judge on Masterchef India.
Apart from this, Sanjeev recently broke the world record for making the largest quantity of ‘khichdi’ in one day. The celebrity chef also holds the record for making the world’s largest ‘imarti’ and ‘jalebi’.
Vikas Khanna’s inspiring journey from Amritsar to New York, is the stuff that dreams are made of! The celebrity chef runs a one Michelin star restaurant named ‘Junoon’ in New York. Vikas has also served as a judge on Masterchef India and as a guest judge on Masterchef Australia.
Apart from working with some of the best chefs around the world, Vikas also hosted a dinner for the former US President Barack Obama. In 2011, Vikas was named the ‘Sexiest Man Alive’ by ‘People’ magazine. In 2012, Vikas won the GQ India ‘Man of the Year’ award.
Based in Bangkok, Indian born Gagan Anand is the owner of the award-winning restaurant ‘Gaggan’. Gagan was the first Indian chef to win two Michelin stars for his restaurant. Gagan gives a modern twist to Indian cuisine through ‘molecular gastronomy’.
Molecular gastronomy is a scientific cooking technique that focuses on the physical and chemical transformations that ingredients undergo when they are used to cook food. This technique has three areas-social, artistic and technical.
Ritu owns ‘Diva,’ a chain of Italian restaurants in New Delhi, India. Ritu was the chef who designed the Italian-Indian fusion food menu for Virat Kohli and Anushka Sharma’s wedding that took place in Tuscany in December 2017.
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