Tuesday, October 25, 2011

A food heaven in Surat (Gujrat)

I am presently in food heaven in Surat (Gujarat). Though my first introduction to the cuisine of Gujarat was Mrs and Mr Shah from Salaam Bombay restaurant, but I got more into Gujarati cuisines as I traveled extensively in India.
Finally I reached Surat. I can confidently say that even one Gujarati can bring the whole Gujarat to your life. Jya vase ek Gujarati tyan sada kal Gujarat", which translates to where there is even one Gujarati, there is a Gujarat forever. Diwali Sweets, Theplas, Undhiyu, Dhoklas and more more more. Love you Gujarat.
Jai Jai Jai Jai, Garvi Gujarat - maara dil maan dhadke Gujarat

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Ojasvi and Saumya

Last week I went to Amritsar to visit Golden Temple and to meet my family before the MasterChef premiere. 
My 2 little nieces (Ojasvi 11 yrs old and Saumya 6 yrs old AND both want to be chefs) are God's BEST gift to my life. Here is what I found in a small book of Miss Saumya Khanna. I was so moved by the moment that I had to share it.

My two darling nieces - Saumya (l) and Ojasvi (r)

Saturday, October 22, 2011

MasterChef India 2 premieres on Star Plus

As we await the premiere of MasterChef India 2, which starts in just minutes now, A BIG Thank You to the entire team at STAR PLUS, MasterChef India and Colosceum. You guys are the best! Here is a picture of the food team (Sonal, Kush and Abhishek are missing). They make MasterChef Kitchen shine to glory......

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

2011 New York Rising Star Chefs Awards

Truly honored to have won the 2011 New York Rising Star Chefs Award.
 One of the proudest moments of my life. 
My most humble gratitude to Antoinette, Will and their entire team at Star Chefs.