India is known as the 2nd largest country with highest population. India has 29 states and 7 union territories, with more than 22 major language spoken throughout the country. A country this vast and varied, experiences different culinary regionally. Each state has their unique and typical taste, which can be subcategorized into region specific. India is also known for its vast use of spices which are used from ancient times with medicinal value. There are different cuisines in India which changes with culture, geographical shifts and preferences. With every change in location you can experience changes in availability of raw materials like spices, herbs, vegetables and fruits.
Famous Indian Chefs from all over the country has made our culinary experience more joyous by presenting their state of the art cooking skills. Let’s find out few Signature Dishes by Famous Indian Chefs.
Railway Mutton Curry and Chicken Dak bungalow by Celebrity Chef Ranveer Brar
Chef Ranveer Brar is a star Chef, TV host for cookery shows and explorer for food. His roots are from Lucknow, the city known for its Mughlai dishes. After completing his studies he started his career from Taj Mahal hotel and just at the age of 25 became the Executive Chef of Radisson Blu Hotel in Noida. Today he is a renowned chef who strives to learn and depict new recipes in different cultures.
Here is a famous dishes which he has revisited. Railway Mutton Curry, known to be an accidental experiment dish in Indian Railway and Dak Banglow Roasted Chicken with Caramelized Onion.
Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani By Vah Chef Sanjay Thumma
Chef Sanjay Thumma born in 1970 is founder of vahrevah.com he is a chef for many of us here. He made Indian cooking easy through his YouTube tutorials and his cooking website. He is famous among Mainland Europe, Australia, North America and of course India. Sanjay is a chef at home for his viewers and made cooking simple. His mantra is “VahreVah is all about inspiring others to cook”. Here is a famous recipe from his cook book Hyderabadi Mutton Biryani. Biryani is a meal as a whole. It has originated from Mughal cuisine. It has got many versions in India but Hyderabadi Biryani is one of its kind.
Malai Kofta by Celebrity Chef Kunal Kapoor
Chef Kunal Kapoor is a celebrity chef, host and judge of a television cookery show Master Chef India. He is also well known for his other shows on TV where he search for cultural recipes from every corner of India. He is also an author of the book ‘A chef in every home’. Here we present a veg recipe Malai Kofta. Malai Kofta is a delicate and soft dumpling of cottage cheese, wrapped with a creamy smooth curry.
Reshmi Paneer by Celebrity Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Sanjeev Kapoor is a renowned name in the world of cooking. He is a celebrity chef, television personality and an entrepreneur. He is perhaps the trendsetter for every Indian chef. His famous TV show called Khana Khazana was the longest running show in entire Asia. He is mainly into vegetarian cooking though he has set his mark in every forte of cooking. Today we are sharing one of his all-time favorite recipe Reshmi Paneer from his cook book, a delicious masala curry made with soft paneer, capsicums and variety of spices.
Vegetable Kebab by Chef Vikas Khanna
Chef Vikas Khanna he was born in Amritsar India and started developing recipes at a very early age. He also opened Lawrence Gardens Banquets to host weddings and family functions when he was 17. He has been the host of Master Chef India and is an indo American Chef, an entrepreneur and an author. Here is a recipe called Veg Kebab which is famous among vegetarian. This kebab can be made by using your favorite chopped vegetables.
Laddoo by Chef Maneet Chauhan
Her first cookbook, Flavors of My World, A Culinary Tour Through 25 Countries, was co-written with Doug Singer ’03 and released on May 1, 2013. Originally from Punjab, she is based in America. She is featured as a judge in culinary show, Chopped. Here is a Diwali special desserts recipe to your platter. It is an Indian dessert called Laddoo which are round sweet balls with a base of coconut, clarified butter and sugar.
Gaajar Ka Halwa by Chef Pankaj Bhadouria
Pankaj Bhadouria is the winner of Master Chef India season 1. She was a teacher by profession and now a renowned Chef and a face to many brands. She runs many YouTube series like Kifayati Kitchen, 3 Course with Pankaj and many more on the list. Here comes a recipe from her gems, Gajar Ka Halwa a sweet dish with carrot and ghee (clarified Butter) and lots of sugar. To add more richness to the recipe dry fruits are used such as cashew, pistachio and almonds.