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At St. Mark's Hotel, Bangalore, India

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With Gujarat State Minister of Tourism and General Manager of St. Mark's Hotel

Welcome to the Gujarati Kitchen Website.

Happy New Year!

What a busy 2012 was. The year ended with a Gujarati Kitchen book event in Bangalore, India on December 8, 2012 at the beautiful St. Mark’s Hotel.

My sincere thanks to my publisher Westland for organizing this event. It was a very successful event with the presence of the Minister of Tourism for the State of Gujarat.

The event ran smoothly thanks to the chefs and general manager of St. Marks Hotel, Mr. Menon. Chefs prepared several items from the book as snacks. My demonstration included making Daal Dhokhali (p. 70), Kachori (p. 50), and Sakkar Para (p.142).

The audience participated in making Kachoris and rolling out Dhokhalis. More photos are under the ‘News/Events’ tab.

Gujarati Kitchen cookbooks can be ordered through the ‘STORE’ here. Please let me know if you would like the cookbook signed.

Please visit again!

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At St. Mark's Hotel, Bangalore, India

Gujarati Kitchen cookbook wins the Gourmand Award

I am happy to announce that my cookbook won the 2012 prestigious Gourmand World Cookbook award in India for the Best Local Cuisine.

It is also entered into the International competition to be held in Paris, France on February 23, 2013. Hope for the best.

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I continue to work on recipes from around India palatable to the American taste.

I am still looking for a cookbook agent for US market. If you know someone, please let me know.


By popular demand, I am planning to offer some cooking classes for younger generation and seasoned cooks.


Tricks of the Trade

Having the right equipment for cooking makes life a lot easier and cooking much more enjoyable.

Look through your kitchen cupboards and drawers. Take an inventory of what you have and then make a list of items that you need to make your life easier and cooking more enjoyable.

If you have other Tricks of the Trade, I will be glad to include them here with credit given to you. If you have any other questions, please drop me a line. bhanu@gujaratikitchen.com