A sumptuous whistle-stop tour of India’s diverse food ways. Maneet has penned a love letter to the best of Indian food. - Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Top Chef and Taste the Nation
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Explore the bold flavors, regional dishes, and stunning scenery of India with over 80 recipes from Chopped judge and James Beard Award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan.
In Chaat, Maneet Chauhan explores India’s most iconic, delicious, and fun-to-eat foods coming from and inspired by her discoveries during an epic cross-country railway journey that brought her to local markets, street vendors, and the homes of family and friends.
From simple roasted sweet potatoes with star fruit, lemon, and spices to a fragrant layered chicken biryani rice casserole, and the flakiest onion and egg stuffed flatbreads, these recipes are varied, colorful, and expressive. Maneet weaves in personal stories and remembrances as well as historical and cultural notes as she winds her way from North to South and East to West, sharing recipes like Goan Fried Shrimp Turnovers, Chicken Momo Dumplings from Guwahati in Assam, Hyderabad’s Spicy Pineapple Chaat, and Warm-Spiced Carrot and Semolina Pudding from Amritsar.
With breathtaking photography and delectable recipes, Chaat is a celebration of the diversity of India’s food and people.