The Sentinel

12 Best Indian Chefs Who Made Our Country Proud

Apr 26, 2022
Sanjeev Kapoor
Sanjeev Kapoor is one of the most famous Indian celebrity chefs. He hosted the famous culinary show ‘Khana Khazana‘, which is the longest-running show of its kind in Asia. He is the first chef in the world to own a 24×7 food and lifestyle channel – Food Food. He has also written more than 150 cookbooks, and globally respected for his skills.
Vikas Khanna
Vikas Khanna is an internationally acclaimed Indian chef, author, poet and filmmaker. He has also won several awards in varied fields, has hosted several successful shows and has written more than 25 cookbooks. He even wrote and directed a critically acclaimed film – The Last Color.
Preeti Agarwal
In a male-dominated business, Preeti Agarwal is one of the best Indian chefs who is creating magic with her food and innovative ideas all over the world. She was quoted saying, “My idea is to reinvent the perception of Indian food in Seattle, present a sophisticated Indian dining experience within a glamorous setting with excellent food.”
Vineet Bhatia
A Michelin star winner, owner of several restaurants all over the world, Vineet is famous for his progressive cooking methods. He is one of the best Indian chefs who are taking Indian cuisine to the world.
Ritu Dalmia
Ritu Dalmia is an Indian celebrity chef and restaurateur. She co-owns the popular Italian restaurant Diva in Delhi. She has also hosted the TV cookery show, “Italian Khana” for NDTV Good Times that won many awards. She has even published a book by the same name.
Anjum Anand
Anjum is on a mission to change public perception of Indian food as ‘oily & heavy’ and that it is time-consuming to cook. She wanted to take Indian food beyond the old-fashioned ideas of take-ways and jarred sauces and create a better home-cooking experience, resulting in versatile, healthy and altogether delicious Indian meals.
Tarla Dalal
Who would not know the Padma Shri awardee Tarla Dalal. Her first cook book, The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking, was published in 1974. Since then she wrote pver 150 cookery books, and sold millions of copies. She published a bi-monthly magazine, Cooking & More and ran the largest Indian food website.
Ranveer Brar
Famous for ‘Health Bhi Taste Bhi’ on Zee Khana Khazana, Ranveer Brar is an Indian chef, celebrity, author, restaurateur and food film producer. He began his career at the age of 25 as an official culinary expert. Ranveer was also one of the judges of MasterChef India, and is known for his outspoken style.
Atul Kochhar
Working in the culinary industry for over 25 years, Atul Kochhar is not only one of the best Indian chefs, but also the most critically acclaimed one. He received a Michelin star for his restaurant ‘Benares’ in 2007.
Saransh Goila
Saransh Goila won the Food Food Maha Challenge in the year 2011 at a young age of 24. He is the author of the acclaimed food travelogue ‘India on my Platter’ and owns the popular restaurant ‘Goila Butter Chicken’ in Mumbai.
Floyd Cardoz
Floyd Cardoz was an Indian-born American chef who won many awards. The culinary star, committed to making the food industry more sustainable, began his hospitality training in his native Mumbai. He later moved to Switzerland, where he honed his skills in French, Italian and Indian cuisine before moving on to the kitchens of New York City.
Vivek Singh
He is an Indian British celebrity chef, Michelin star winner, CEO and Executive Chef of four London based modern-Indian restaurants. Vivek Singh is known for his innovative take on Indian food. Vivek is also a prolific writer and has published six recipe books