Here are the most favourite dishes of the chefs, from both India and abroad.
Asking chefs their favourite is like asking a mother who is her favourite kid. Yet, we are here with the most favourite dish of the chefs from both India and abroad. Keep scrolling to find out what are the chefs’ favourite dishes.
When asked about his favourite dish, Chef Anuj Kapoor tells Restaurant India, "I'll be diplomatic in answering this question. There are various moods, for example, you want to have pasta without any sauce, but with vegetables and if I have to take entire European bucket as one, it's Lebanese in terms of salads. Pan-Asian, on the other hand, is very hearty - arhar dal with long-zeere ka tadka; I used to have it as a kid at home. I don't get to eat at home now that much, only once or twice a month. But as kids, I remember, there was a point when we would get sick of it because we would get only Arhar dal UP-style, five days a week.
It's Sashimi for Anaida Parvaneh, Chef and Partner, SodaBottleOpenerwala at Powai, Mumbai. "I like proper Sashimi, the authentic Japanese cuisine. Before having it, I would have never ever imagined that I would eat a raw fish," she says.
"Earlier, if somebody told me to eat Sushi and Sashimi, I would tell them, "yeah, in Iran we call them bait."
"But my all-time favourite is Iranian dish called Fasenjan - it's a stew of pomegranate and walnut, with chicken or duck in it. I have made it in many pop-ups. I have created a vegetarian version of Fasenjan. It is a mix of khatta-meetha taste. I also love Goan Prawn Curry Rice," Chef Anaida adds.
In a candid conversation with Restaurant India, Chef Gautam says his favourite dish is Baingan ka Bharta. "I love the smoky texture. "I have these wonderful memories of my childhood which always fascinate me... While making the Baingan ka Bharta, you burn and completely char the vegetable and then remove the skin, it's so beautiful," says Chef Gautam Chaudhary.
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"I love my mother's cooking. It's very simple. Cuisines like rajma chawal or kadhi chawal or dal, chawal, sabzi, that's my favourite. I love to try different foods, but if I have to name one it will always be Rajma Chawal," says Chef Nandita.
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Speaking about his favourite dish, Chef Nishant says, "Anything that my mom cooks is my favourite. If I have to name one it’s always the Fish Curry cooked in Bengali style." Read Chef Nishant Mira's Full Interview
"One dish that I feel more connected with will be a good biryani," says Michelin-Star Chef Alfred Prasad.
"A good biryani with spice fragrance looks divine," he adds. Chef Alfred is also the curator of the Sumeru Gourmet Range.
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"I would say Nalli Nihari and Tamater ka Gosht are two dishes which I have had for a very long time in Old Delhi. Surprisingly, the taste of the dishes has not changed yet. They remind me of my early days," says Corporate Master Chef Farman Ali.
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Curd Rice with a pickle is Chef Chalapathi's favourite. "Wherever in the world I am, I need to have curd rice with a pickle. It’s to that extent that once I could not find curd and I went to make it on my own to have curd rice," says Chef Chalapathi.
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Speaking about her favourite dish, Chef Garima, Who also owns Gaa restaurant, says, "I don't know about one favourite dish, but I love South Indian cuisine. Dosa is my favourite comfort food."
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Without a thought, celebrity Chef Reshad Mahmood says, "Anything I cook with passion; I love egg bhuna and rice."
"In this new era, what is permanent is 'change' and so are the favourite dishes. Presently, my favourite is Paper Baked Fish. It's a very innovative dish, made with simple and fresh ingredients. It is an authentic Italian cuisine that looks rustic, tastes delicious, is healthy and definitely looks fabulous on the plate," says Chef Vivek Kalia.
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Chef Thomas' favourite dish is Roasted Hara Chana Salad.
"Looking back to my culinary journey, I would say my favourite dish would be kebabs, the Afghani-style," says Chef Thayanithy.
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Chef Mayank Tiwari's favourite is Spinach & Goat Cheese Ravioli from the menu of PVR Directors Cut.