As the awareness about food increases and the Indian tastebuds evolve to newer tastes and cuisines, the trend is cashed in by cookery shows and channels and prominent among them is NDTV Good Times. Among the several shows stands out the Chak Le ! India Show hosted by vibrant young chef Aditya Bal. Most of us are familiar with model turned celebrity chef & TV host. I had the opportunity to meet the energetic chef when NDTV Good Times conducted a Meet the Chef session at Le Meridien, Bangalore. The event was a run up to the third NDTV Food awards which were held on 3rd December 2012 and was a widely publicised one. And was so well attended as by the time I reached the venue, it was overflowing with people.
Nevertheless it was a nice session with the chef cooking up 3 dishes namely Delhi Style Aloo Chaat, Bal -style Doi Maach and sweet Zaffrani Pulao. In between cooking, the chef managed to answer googlies from foodies and also essential cooking tips that were very helpful.
While making Dilli ishtyle chaat, lucky blogger Valarmathi got a chance to toss up the chaat and thus share the stage with him. After an exciting cooking session, we foodbloggers got few exclusive minutes with the energetic chef and quizzed him regarding his future plans etc. All this was courtesy PRPundit who handle marketing for NDTV GoodTimes in Bangalore.
Be sure to catch up another exciting season of Chak Le ! India on NDTV GoodTimes. Chef Aditya Bal is highly motivated during his food journey across India and be sure to learn newer dishes and newer versions from the host who has no formal training, but has made a mark of his own in food industry thanks to his love for adventure and travel and desire to find the hidden food treasures of our country.
Do check out the 3rd NDTV Food Awards 2012 winners as well.