My mother's Kosha Murgir Mangsho, a Bengali style chicken with Luchi, which is a Puri` made of refined flour. These days I still relish my favourite dish at home, where my wife prepares the same recipe.
I remember being fascinated by the way roomali rotis were tossed into the air. I used to watch a particular Chef every day, and I desperately wanted to learn how to do it myself - so I'd go home and practice by tossing a wet handkerchief in the air!
In my career, Chef Natarajan is a huge inspiration. Meeting him for the first time was like dream come true.
This is a very difficult question for me to answer. It's hard to pinpoint one specific dish. Whatever I cook, I cook with passion, and I love the whole process of preparing a dish. If I'm not confident about something, I strive to learn it perfectly, else I will never cook it.
That would have to be French cuisine. It need lots of deep knowledge and perfection - a lot of attention to detail. There is so much to learn! I want to learn more and work on French cuisine. Every moment is a learning moment when you realize there are possibilities for improvement. When I first started out, I once cooked Butter Chicken over and over again - at least 15-20 times - because I felt it could be better.
Know your ingredients and how to use them in the right quantity.
Our menus are a mix of contemporary, traditional and healthy options. At our Oriental specialty restaurant, , I recommend the Dim Sum, Duck Wrap, Crispy Conjee Lamb, Kumpao Chicken and Mapo Tofu. At our coffee shop, - the local Haryanvi homestyle Damdama Kadhi Chawal is really popular with our guests.
I love kebabs. Grilled salmon with lemon butter sauce is the dish which tempts me every time.
A beautiful book by Chef Auguste Escoffier.
There are several incidents - one memorable request was to prepare a Jain Vegetable Biryani without onion and garlic.
Whenever I get the time, I love to watch Master Chef.
Spending time with family, playing video games or outdoor games, reading magazine and watching movies.
The Gateway Resort Damdama Lake Gurgaon
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