Come into My Kitchen is an invitation from Ranveer to join him on a journey from the serpentine lanes of Lucknow to the streets of Boston to the sets of MasterChef. No rules or conventions here, just plenty of colour and texture, aroma and flavour, which merge into one beautiful dish after another. Redolent of Ranveer’s love for local produce and spices, and enriched by meditations on tastes and cuisines, this book is garnished with his unique, almost playful, approach to cooking, eating and living.
“I believe that passion is the key ingredient to being a good chef. And that passion reflects in all facets of Ranveer’s personality. Cookbooks are meant to be guides in our culinary journey. I can see this book becoming your friend for life”. Sanjeev Kapoor
Signature Dishes from India’s Favourite Chef
Tandoori Chicken Momos * Thai Corn Bhel * Kolkata Chicken Stew with * Chilli Maska Pao * Lucknowi Mutton Biryani * Mithai Tiramisu * Bottle Gourd and Carrot * Walnut Cake
About the author
Chef Ranveer Brar is a celebrity chef and TV show host. Born in Lucknow, Ranveer began cooking at seventeen as an apprentice to one of Lucknow’s legendary street kebab vendors, Ustad Munir Ahmed, before enrolling himself in a catering college. At twenty-five, he became the youngest executive chef of his time in India.
His career began at the Taj Mahal Hotel in Delhi, after which he worked at the Radisson Blu, Noida. He then moved to New York where he had the privilege of cooking at James Beard House. In Boston he opened his award-winning restaurants, BanQ and Kashmir. He returned to India as the senior executive chef of Novotel, Mumbai.
Ranveer has gone on to do several TV shows including Ranveer’s Cafe, Breakfast Xpress, Snack Attack, Homemade, Thank God It’s Fryday and The Great Indian Rasoi. He was a judge in the fourth season of MasterChef India, and is currently in the process of opening new restaurants in Bengaluru, Madrid and Mumbai.
He was featured in the list of ‘Top10 Chefs of the Country’ by Hotelier magazine, and was covered in the book Celebrated Chefs of India by Marryam H. Reshii. He was given the award for best TV chef at the Indian Telly Awards, 2015.
Today, Ranveer describes himself as a food nomad who attempts to put his travels on to a menu. He is happiest when he has a kitchen to play in.