Know Your Chef
What inspired you to become a chef? Tell us your story!
I remember happily playing chef’s assistant to my mom when I was little. It was from her I learnt that preparing real food takes some amount of time! I started my professional life as a chef in Mumbai in the year 2003. After acquiring culinary skills and learning cooking methods in the city for about 6 years, I moved to Hyderabad where I was a part of the Vision group of restaurants. Here, I had the privilege of working alongside many renowned chefs and spent a total of 3 years. On returning to Mumbai, I was a part of China Gate and The Food Studio. Today, I feel grateful for having such a career in the food industry and feel honoured to share my culinary expertise and knowledge at Holachef.
Which celebrity chefs do you admire the most?
I do not follow any celebrity chefs in particular, but I do watch Sanjeev Kapoor's cooking shows, if it happens to be playing on television.
What do you do in your free time?
Cricket is my kind of entertainment and I try to catch most of the IPL games. Films and Bollywood don't interest me much.
What are your dream travel destinations?
I hope to travel to all four corners of India. I believe India is a country with a vast portion of undiscovered beauty.
Do you like to read?
I like digging up interesting trivia, facts and recipes.
Have you tried food from Holachef? How was your experience?
Yes I have and Chef Ravi Saha's Mutton Rogan Josh is my favourite.
Which cuisines/dishes do you love to cook?
North Indian cuisine is my speciality and my Mutton Hara Masala is a crowd favourite.
A cooking tip/secret that you always follow.
The best way to store herbs is to wrap them in a damp paper towel and secure it inside a plastic bag.