Culinary explorer, innovator, husband, father, and engineer
I was a very curious kid growing up in India, often tinkering with everything from kitchen utensils to my dad's motorcycle. I have always loved creating or building things, especially new things that didn't exist before. So, when I started to cook my own food as a graduate student in the US, I began using my kitchen as an outlet for creativity. I started viewing cooking with the same inventive mindset as I viewed my graduate research, except that in cooking, I had the added benefit of being able to eat my creation!
It's this inventive mindset that equipped me to rethink the way I cooked Indian food. As a busy student and researcher who liked to cook in bulk and host occasional parties, I started experimenting with various techniques for cooking Indian food. The goal was to find inexpensive, efficient, hassle-free alternative to stove top for cooking Indian food in large amounts. Learning from my American friends who loved to bake, oven was a natural alternative for me to try. Inspired by some initial successes, I began tweaking and perfecting my oven-based Indian food recipes.
Fast forward 10+ years, and I now have a collection of Indian food baking recipes that have fed and impressed family and friends. Some of these folks, who are well-respected cooks themselves, started encouraging me to publish my unique methods, so here I am on Udemy to do so. The recipes I present in my courses are a result of over a decade of experimentation and research. As a busy engineer, husband, and father of two children, I regularly use these recipes for my family. I hope you will find them as helpful, convenient, and delicious as my family does.