Explore the bold flavors, regional dishes, and stunning scenery of India withÂ ChoppedÂ judge and James Beard Award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan. â€œA sumptuous whistle-stop tour of Indiaâ€™s diverse food ways. Maneet has penned a love letter to the best of Indian foodâ€ - Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer ofÂ Top ChefÂ andÂ Taste the Nation
InÂ Chaat,Â Maneet Chauhan explores Indiaâ€™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.Â
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, theseÂ 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, Hyderabadâ€™s Spicy Pineapple Chaat, and Warm-Spiced Carrot and Semolina Pudding from Amristar.Â
With breathtaking photography and delectable recipes,Â ChaatÂ is a celebration of the diversity of Indiaâ€™s food and people.