British Indian Chef
Indian cuisine has become very famous in the UK, thanks to the British-Indian chefs who have popularised authentic Indian cuisine there. Britain as it is, has a strong connection with Indian food, having ruled the country for many years. It is said that when the Britishers had to leave the country after India’s independence, they continued to enjoy the food by taking some of the Indian chefs back to the UK with them. Over the years many Indians have migrated to the United Kingdom. The chefs set up shops there serving popular Indian curries alongside other traditional Indian dishes delighting the taste buds.
Some of the British-Indian chefs who have revolutionized the desi Indian cuisine in the UK are Vivek Singh, Vineet Bhatia, Cyrus Todiwala, Atul Kocchar, Sanjay Dwivedi, Dipna Anand, and Asma Khan. Thousands of miles away from India these Indians in the UK who are great connoisseurs of cuisine have turned the Britishers into fans of India and its food just as their forefathers were. One name that particularly needs mention here is that of Madhur Jaffrey, the lady who made Indian food famous in the west back in 70s and paved path for future British-Indian chefs.
Who is the most famous Indian chef?
Some of the famous Indian chefs who are known worldwide are Vikas Khanna, Sanjeev Kapoor, Madhur Jaffrey, Tarla Dalal, Vivek Singh, Atul Kocchar and Vineet Bhatia. They have played an important role to help India get a significant place on the world map with their culinary skills.
Who are the Michelin Star British-Indian chef?
Atul Kochhar, the India-born, Britain-based chef and television personality is one of the first two Indian chefs to receive a Michelin Star, awarded in London in 2001. Vineet Bhatia was the other British-Indian chef to get the accolade.
Do Britishers like Indian food?
Britishers have a strong connection with Indian food, having ruled India for many years. It is said that when the Britishers left the country after India’s independence, in order to still keep enjoying the food, they took some of the Indian chefs back with them. Their love for Indian food has remained intact over the years, thanks to the British-Indian chefs.
Which Indian food is famous in the UK?
Chicken Tikka Masala (roasted chicken chunks in a spicy curry) is a very famous Indian food in UK. Other than this, butter chicken, malai kofta (fried balls of cottage cheese in curry), and rogan josh (aromatic curried meat dish) prepared by British-Indian chefs are popular.
Is Vikas Khanna Michelin Star chef?
Yes, chef Vikas is a Michelin Star chef. He started his restaurant 'Junoon' in the US in 2010. In 2011, 'Junoon' received its first Michelin Star. Chef Vikas has repeated this feat for more than five times consecutively.