Join our celebrity chef, Mr. Atul Kochhar
Atul Kochhar has quite simply re-invented Indian cuisine. His unique talent as a twice Michelin
Starred Chef has changed the way people perceive and experience Indian food. Atul was the
very first Indian Chef to receive a Michelin Star during his time at Tamarind. He then went on
to create the world renowned Benares Restaurant where his creative talents did not go
unmissed and he went on to win his second Michelin Star in 2007. His incredible ability to
create such unique and rare dishes from all parts of the world has formed the highly
successful Benares Restaurant. Jan Moir wrote in The Daily Telegraph: "Benares is
notable for the outstanding quality of the ingredients that the kitchen uses and the
abundance with which they are served." He instantly shot to fame and has maintained this
high level of Indian cuisine throughout the last few years.
Atul started his cooking career at The Oberoi group of hotels in India. In June 1993 he
graduated to the five star deluxe Oberoi Hotel in New Delhi. Here Atul worked as a Sous
Chef in one of the five restaurants in the hotel. Atul then moved to the fine dining restaurant of
Bernard Kunig. In November 1994, Atul moved to London to open Tamarind and in January
2001, he was awarded his first Michelin star.
This saw Atul publish the follow up to his hugely successful debut recipe book Indian
Essence. In Fish, Indian Style, Atul presents recipes using every variety of fish, spiced in
the Indian style for which he is so renowned for. Atul is also currently in the process of writing
his third and due to be his most outstanding book to date: ‘Curries of The World’, due to be
published in 2012. Atul also opened Ananda in October 2008 – meaning eternal joy –, which
is situated in the Dundrum Town Centre on the beautiful outskirts of Dublin.
Atul has featured in numerous television series, most recently including the second series of
Masterchef Goes Large and BBC2’s Great British Menu series one, two and three. The
third being shot during Spring 2008.
Atul is also heavily involved in children’s charities- manly Barnardo’s, Great Ormond Street
Hospital and Save The Children, to name just a few. He has an overwhelming passion to
support under privileged children and continues to work closely with these charities and many
other children’s Charities. Atul is also proud to be an Ambassador for Find Your Feet, a small
charity that supports some of the poorest families to build a better future. An active
Ambassador, since 2007 Atul has visited FYF’s vital work in India and hosted fundraising
dinners that have raised over £35,000; helping thousands of families in his homestate of
Jharkhand, and throughout northern India, out of hunger and poverty.
Atul’s recipes have appeared in magazines and newspapers wildly across the world, and he
demonstrates regularly on food shows in the UK and abroad. He lives in west London with his
wife Deepti and his young son and daughter. In addition, most recently, he was personally
invited to meet the Queen during a State visit of The President of India. Along with being
invited to cook for Prince Charles at St James’ Palace during April 2010. It appears he is
unstoppable in his ability to conquer new and inspirational Indian dishes and continues to
thrive with some very exciting future projects ahead of him.
He also received his Honorary Doctorate Degree from Southampton Solent University in
Join Atul Kochhar as he creates the most unique and tastiest dishes!
Delicious cuisine from the sub-continent like you've never seen it before.
Learn how to make the most mouth-watering cuisine in each show!
Recipes that will leave you hungry for more!
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Recipes for B4U Viewers:
1. Masala Parcel Machchi (Baked Fish)
2. Daal Wali Bateyer - (Spice Roasted Quail With Black Lentil Stew)
3. Jinge Postu - Courgettes With Poppy seeds
1. Ghost Bhare Baigan – (Eggplants Stuffed with Spicy Lamb)
2. Lubia Biryani (Veg)
3. Chilli Garlic Scampi Salad
1. Duck Curry - Thara Kari
2. Chicken Coconut Curry - Kuku Paka
3. Mooli Curry - Mulor Ghunto
1. Mango Curry - Aam Currie
2. Chicken Lahori - Lahori Murg Masala
3. Prawns and Tamarind Curry - Meen Vevichathu (South India)
1. Cucumber and Ginger Punch
2. Pineapple Tango
3. Grilled Squid with Oriental Dressing
1. Pineapple, Prawn and Scallop Curry - Gang Pit Mock Nut
2. Laotian Curry Paste - Kore Laotian
3. Flame of Forest Smoothie
4. Iced Citrus Tea
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