Episode 77: Chetna Makan: Baker, Cookbook Author and star of GBBO

My guest today is Chetna Makan.

You may remember Chetna from The Great British Bake Off Season 5 where she made it through to the semi-finals and really stood out for her exciting use of flavour, creativity with her dishes and the fact that many of these dishes were completely new to her.

She has gone on to write three cookbooks all showcasing the food of India in different and exciting ways. She has her own successful Youtube Channel “Food with Chetna” where she shares her love of cooking all inspired by Indian cuisine.

Of Indian food Chetna says:

Many people still think of Indian food as unhealthy takeaways or elaborate tedious recipes to prepare. I want to show that everyday Indian food, as I cook in my own kitchen, can be extremely delicious while being easy to prepare and healthy”.

Hope you’re all well and that you’ve had a lovely week. If you haven’t yet left a 5* rating now is your moment! It makes such a difference and I really love reading your reviews!

This was the first episode we have recorded at my house and Chetna came over armed with Portuguese custard tarts which are the way to my heart – and we drank tea from teacups. All this to say this it was very sophisticated. We nibbled on brownies and custard tarts as we chatted with the Spring sunshine pouring through the window. (I think it’s always nice to set the scene a little isn’t it??)

You can listen to Chetna’s episode here.


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