India is known for its diversity not only in cultures but also in cuisines. India is home to 28 states which have different lifestyles and different taste when it comes to food. Culinary delights in India have an endless list. With so many popular foods, there are also popular chefs, or say celebrity chefs. They have mastered the art of cooking, and their preparations come with their own signature style. Yes the secret to every good food is in the hands of the chef that makes it.
In this blog we have listed some of the most popular chefs that own a restaurant. Visiting these restaurants must be on your bucket list. We bet that the experience is going to be worth it.
Morisco – Chef Ranveer Brar
Ranveer Brar has been credited with being an honorary member of James Beard Foundation. The restaurant Morisco was opened by Ranveer in the Fort Aguada Beach Resort, Goa in 2001. The restaurant specializes in Goan food with a modern twist. Dishes here are perfect blend of Indian Goa style of cooking and Portuguese style of cooking.
Coconut milk, rice, kokum, and some Indian Goa spices are the highlights of the dishes here. Must try is grilled lobster, prawn, pomfret, shrimps, and the popular Goan thali.
Indian Accent – Chef Manish Mehrotra
Manish Mehrotra has been awarded as Number 1 Chef in India by Culinary Culture Company, and the Economic Times. The restaurant offers Indian dishes that have been made with international techniques, and global ingredients. The six course tasting menu of the Chef is designed with each course accompanied with best wines from India and abroad.
Some of the dishes served in Indian Accent are, Duck Khurchan, sindhi dal pakwan, kashmiri morel musallam, anar & churan kulfi sorbet, slow roast butternut squash, and khubani ka meetha.
Ziya Restaurant – Chef Vineet Bhatia
Ziya Restaurant is located in Oberoi, Nariman Point. It is noteworthy that Vineet Bhatia is a Michelin Star chef. The specialty of the restaurant is to make Indian contemporary dishes with a Western perspective. It has a glass walled kitchen, and has an a la carte menu. The curries are well prepared with perfect blend of spices, and even the naans or rotis of this place steal the show.
The restaurant also offers a view of the ocean, and gentlemen are expected to wear full length trousers with closed shoes. Some of the dishes served here are Kokum sorbet, Grilled garlic chutney fish, pumpkin poppy kebab, Kasoori chicken kebab among many others.
Darzi Bar and Kitchen – Chef Shipra Khanna
Shipra Khanna is a master chef, cook book author and a TV host. Her restaurant Darzi Bar and Kitchen is located in the capital city of Delhi. The restaurant specializes in Indian Fusion dishes, and European cuisines. The name of the restaurant was kept Darzi Bar and Kitchen, because as per Shipra all the dishes here are tailor made. The restaurant also offers an exotic range of cocktails.
The décor of the restaurant is spun around its name. You will find succors, threads, looms, and sewing machines, inside which give an authentic and mesmerizing look to the restaurant.
Yellow Chilli – Chef Sanjeev Kapoor
Sanjeev Kapoor is like a household name when it comes to foodies in India. He also is a holder of Padma Shri. He also hosted Khana Khazana which was the longest running show of its kind in Asia. The restaurant specializes in Indian food, and focuses on fine dining experience at down to earth prices. The menu of the restaurant comprises of dishes from every region of India designed by Sanjeev Kapoor.
Some of the signature dishes of the restaurant are Shaam Savera (which is a spinach koftas stuffed with cottage cheese and served on tomato butter gravy) and Puran Singh da Tariwala Murgh (which is a chicken gravy dish inspired from dhabas of Delhi).
Korner House – Chef Vicky Ratnani
Korner House is located in a suburb of Bandra in Mumbai. The seating in the restaurant is double, one in the garden and other indoor. The restaurant specialty is in blend of European food and conscious healthy food. Apart from meats and sea foods, the restaurant also offers diverse vegan and gluten free dishes. On Sunday brunches the restaurant also offers live jazz music.
Some of the special dishes served here are dandaa market shellfish soup, woodfire flatbreads, duck liver mousse, tuna tartare, hand cut pasta and prawns saganaki among many others. The bar of the restaurant also has a dazzling menu ranging from margaritas to mulled wine.
SAGA – Chef Atul Kochhar
Atul Kochhar was one of the first Indians to be Michelin Star chef and now he is a twice Michelin Starred chef. SAGA is located on the Golf Course road and has one of the tallest bar displays in the world. The restaurant specializes in Indian flavors presented with modern techniques. SAGA is where food meets arts, and the design of the restaurant spread across two storey is reminiscent of ancient Rome.
Some of the dishes served here are Ghee Roast Paneer to Ghee Roast Prawns, Paneer Butter Ball, Kosha Mangsho, Masala Mushroom Rocks, Murgh Musallam Tacos, Chicken Tikka Pie among many others. Some of the beverages served here are Nizami Darbar to Siliguri Station to Rani’s Martini.
Karigari – Chef Harpal Singh Sokhi
Harpal Singh Sokhi is a celebrity chef who is known for his quote, ‘Namak Shamak, Namak Shamak, Daal Dete Hain’. The main idea behind this restaurant and the name of this restaurant is inspired from Karigar, the people behind the show, the people who cook amazing food in kitchen. The interiors of the restaurant have fascinating décor perfect for fine dining experience.
The restaurant specializes in North Indian food and Mughal food cuisines. Some of the special dishes served here are Lasooni Moringa Palak Saag, Moringa Spring Onion Besan, Dum ki Bharwan Gobi, Malai Aloo Kali Mirch, Sucha Singh Mutton Tikka Masala among many others.
Goila Butter Chicken – Chef Saransh Goila
Saransh Goila is an acclaimed TV chef and an author. The restaurant has more than 60 outlets spread across 18 cities in India and Britain. The restaurant specializes in Butter Chicken and the name is also inspired by the dish and the name of the Chef. He was also invited on the Master Chef Australia and his recipe was called as the best butter chicken in the world.
Some of the dishes that are served here are Punjabi Tawa Chicken, Goila Butter Chicken, Handi Chicken, Chicklen Tikka Masala, Dum Mutton Handi, Butter Paneer, among others.
Estella – Chef Rohan D’Souza
Estella is located in Juhu Mumbai and offers beautiful scenes of the Arabian sea. The atmosphere of the restaurant is like stepping from the chaos of Mumbai and entering into a sunny beach in Australia. The restaurant specializes in Australian Cuisines. The interiors are decorated with wooden furnishing and every table has candle lights for dinner. This place is perfect for fine dining.
Some of the dishes served here are Spanish Seafood Al Ajilio, Grilled Zucchini & Chicken Skewers, Mushroom risottos, Belgian Chocolate Fondant, Grilled Tasmanian Scallops, Pan Flashed Chicken and Wild Mushroom Chicken Bites among others.
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