Food brings all of the worlds together, and Indian food amongst all is something you cannot resist, and so are its spices. Whether it’s our traditional dishes or the street food, all of these will surely water your mouth. Indian food has achieved such an amazing rank in the world due to its chefs. Therefore this one is dedicated to the top 10 chefs of India that took Indian food to a whole new level.
Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Sanjeev Kapoor is the most celebrated face when it comes to Indian food. His famous Khaana Khazana was the longest-running show in Asia. It was broadcasted by 120 countries and was viewed by more than 500 million viewers. He was probably the first Indian chef who had reached such immense popularity. Now he even has his brand that designs and sells glassware, Crockery, Tableware, Cutlery, Kitchen Linen, etc.
Vikas Khanna is a Michelin star chef who has taken Indian food to various corners of the world. Earlier in his career, he has worked for the Taj Hotels, Oberoi group, Welcome group, and Leela Group of Hotels. Khanna has worked alongside various influential chefs like Gordon Ramsay, Eric Ripert, Bobby Flay, and Jean-Georges Vongerichten. His documentary “Kitchens of Gratitude” and his directorial debut “The Last Color” are very well-acclaimed worldwide.
Ranveer Brar is the handsome celebrity chef of India. He has worked in several Indian cooking shows such as breakfast Xpress, Snack Attack, Homemade, The Great Indian Rasoi, Health Bhi Taste Bhi, Ranveer’s Cafe, Food Tripping, and many others. Being the youngest executive chef in his time, he has opened a Franco-Asian restaurant named Banq. In 2016 he opened a desert place in Mumbai called English Vinglish.
Madhur Jaffrey is an Indian actress, but she has done note-worthy work for Indian cuisine. Her cookbook titled An Invitation to Indian cuisine has taken Indian food to the western hemisphere. Her food consultant at Dawat is well acclaimed by many critics. It is said to be one of the finest Indian restaurants in New york. BBC even hired her to present a show on Indian Cooking.
Anjum Anand is a British writer and Tv chef, but her specialty is Indian food. Anjum Anand is of Indian Origin but is born and lived most of her life abroad. She has worked at several well-known places such as Café Spice in New York, Park Royal Hotel in New Delhi, and Tommy Tang at Mondrian Hotel in Los Angeles. Her work mainly focuses on adapting healthy meals from a traditionally rich Indian diet and recreated with wholesome ingredients and limited oil.
Hari Nayak along, with a chef, is also a food industry executive. He has spent 20 years of his life as a chef working for restaurants in New York. He has opened his patisserie place in New York called Hala Fete. Nayak is also the co-developer of The trail-box. It is a self-catering box for festive celebrations like Diwali. In 2019 he wrote five different cookbooks to spread Indian food worldwide, each of which is critically well acclaimed.
Tarla Dalal is every Indian’s mum’s personal favourite, without a doubt. Dalal has written more than 100 cookbooks which, has to date, sold 10 million copies. Her food website is also the world’s largest Indian food website. Her recipes have been published in around 25 magazines. All of these recipes are tried in more than 120 million homes around the world. She has specialized in almost the entire Indian cuisine but, her personal favourite was Gujurati food. Unfortunately, she died in 2013.
Nita Mehta is surely a superwoman because, along with being a celebrity chef, she is also an author, restaurateur, and media personality; she has her cookbooks and cooking classes. As of yet, she has authored 400 books that have sold almost 6 million copies. In 1990 she was awarded the “Best Asian Cookbook Award” for her book “Flavours of Indian Cooking” at the World Cookbook Fair in Paris.
Saransh Goila has won the Food Food Maha challenge, which has given him his much-needed break. He has founded the famous Mumbai based restaurant ‘Goila Butter Chicken’ and is also the author of the acclaimed food travelogue ‘India on My Platter’. In 2018, he was invited as a guest chef in Masterchef Australia, a remarkable moment for our Indian Chefs. He has entered his name in the LIMCA book of world records as “the longest road journey by a chef”.
Harpal Sokhi is the famous Namak chef of India. He has founded his food chain called the Punjabi Tadka in 2013. He completed his degree in catering from IHM Bhubneshawar and later started his career as a trainee at the Oberoi hotel in Bhubaneshwar. He spent several years learning and experimenting with international cuisine. He even learned Ayurveda and tried to fuse it in his dishes.