Pragati Shukla, NDTV, Updated: April 02, 2013 15:32 IST
In this new series, you can read about (and jot down in your little recipe notebook) some mighty recipes that are created behind the impenetrable kitchen doors of various restaurants and cafes. In this article, The Spice Route - A South East Asian restaurant at The Imperial Hotel opens its kitchen doors to you and shares some of its signature recipes so you can recreate these in your own kitchen! The Spice Route has been ranked as one of the top ten restaurants in the world by Conde Nast Travel in the past.
Chef Veena Arora - Chef De Cuisine at The Spice Route has been, in the past, bestowed with the honour of 'Best Lady Chef' by Ministry of Tourism in India for her 'Outstanding Achievement and Contribution to the Promotion of Tourism in the Country' by the President of India.
In this small note, chef Veena talks about her journey - "I was born and brought up in Thailand. I grew up amongst Thais as we were the only Indian family in this town. Following my marriage to an Indian, I settled into India in the year 1980. We had a small restaurant in Thailand and we were virtually living on Thai food there. It was, therefore, easy for me to learn about commercial Thai Cuisine.