My Great India Cookbook has more than 130 recipes from around the country put together in this book.
The evening kick started with Vikas Khanna speaking about his travels around the country discovering the many new aspects of Indian food while writing this book. He signed copies of his book for the scores of avid fans who had especially come to meet their favourite Chef in person.
Vikas said, I was in Bodhgaya (Bihar) where I spent the New Year at the Kalachakra with the Dalai Lama. I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the food of Bihar. Spending time with the Dalai Lama itself was a symbol of renewal for me" that meeting in itself sowed the seeds of this book in me. It was a very auspicious start.
Poonam Kaul Director Communications, Nokia India, Middle East and Africa, said that, “Vikas Khanna sums up tradition and modernity in the new Indian context. I am proud to be associated with his endeavour and appreciate what he represents to the world as an individual and as an Indian”.
About the Book:
An authority on eclectic cuisine, and with an experience of over twenty years. Chef Vikas Khanna brings together the most delicious recipes from his travels across India From Bharwan Murgh toParda-Nashin Kebabs, Surat Patra to Fanasachi Bhaaji, and from Shiraz Pulao to Bepachya Roth, there are recipes to suit every palate and preference Celebrating the richness and variety of Indian cooking, Vikas shares exclusive recipes for delectable starters, hp-smacking chutneys and achars, and mouth-watering desserts made on special occasions.
With more than 130 easy-to-prepare recipes and heart-warming anecdotes from the farthest corners of India, the Michelin Starchef takes you along in his culinary journey from Kashmir to Kanyakuman, from Rajasthan to West Bengal You are sure to experience the same magic that he felt as he put the recipes together, one beautiful region at a time.
About the Author:
Vikas Khanna is an award-winning Michelin Star chef, restaurateur and filmmaker. He studied at the prestigious Welcom group Graduate School of Hotel Administration, the Culinary Institute of America, Cornell University, New York University and the esteemed Le Cordon Bleu, Paris.
Vikas is one of New Yorks top-rated chefs and was awarded the Rising Stars Chef Award by Star Chefs in 2011 He started the famous documentary film series. Holy Kitchens featured as a judge on Master Chef India and appears on television regularly. Vikas is the author of The Spice Story of India, Modern Indian Cooking and Flavors First. He opened up a restaurant in New York called Junoon. He became the host for the popular cooking show 'Master Chef India' and he has also been awarded with Michelin Starred Indian Chef. However, he is also known worldwide as a food writer, film-maker, and humanitarian
About Nokia ‘Your wish is my app’ campaign
Nokia India in association with NDTV recently announced a call for entries to the first ever app reality TV show - ‘Nokia Lumia - Your Wish Is My App.’ The campaign will give consumers the unique and exciting new opportunity to submit mobile application ideas that have the potential to be developed into successful apps for the Windows Marketplace and stand a chance to win a grand prize ofRs. 1 million. The ‘Nokia Lumia - Your Wish Is My App’reality show will see consumers with the top 36 submissions fight it out for the grand prize in front of an esteemed panel of judges including Rajiv Makhni, NDTV Managing Editor & Tech Guru, Vishal Gondal, Managing Director, DisneyUTV Digital, Raj Chinai, Venture Capitalist & Co-Founder, Harvard Business School Alumni Angels and Vikas Khanna, New York based Michelin Starred Celebrity Chef.
The winners will be judged on the basis of parameters such as the originality of the idea, relevance of the app, potential for the revenue and the practicality of the app. The 9 episode reality TV will be aired on NDTV starting end January. In addition to the grand prize of Rs 10 lakhs (1 million), the runner up will be presented with Rs 5 lakhs and Rs 2 lakhs each and three lucky winners will stand a chance to win the new amazing Nokia Lumia 920.