Essence of India
NYC chef Samira Nanda discovers the origins of Indian cuisine, finding exclusive, authentic places and convincing chefs to share their best secrets.
S01:E02 - Episode 2 - the Curry Trail
Samira loves to make curries, Indian, South East Asian and the Western stew, but she heads back to India where she learns how to make some of India’s finest curries.
S01:E03 - Episode 3 - the Tandoori Party
The world loves to BBQ and India has some of the oldest forms – Tandoori cooking. Samira takes a fresh approach to Tandoori cuisine and the grill that goes back thousands of years.
S01:E04 - Episode 4 - the Sweet Life
Indian’s dessert food may have taken a back seat to some of its popular main courses, but Samira finds out about the spectacular buffet of desserts on offer before making some...
S01:E05 - Episode 5 - My Big Fat Indian Wedding
In India a wedding may just hold the secret to the Essence of India - for this is where it all comes together - weddings are the most auspicious and celebrated events in...
S01:E07 - Episode 7 - Feasting on Art: Modern India Cooks!
We seek out outstanding chefs who emphasize new techniques in Indian food preparation, to the point that it becomes difficult to know where the art ends and the food begins.
S01:E08 - Episode 8 - Brunch - Indian Style
Sunday Brunch is a Western concept, one I’ve enjoyed very much in my twelve years in Manhattan, and the idea is rapidly making inroads into an even more rapidly developing...
S01:E09 - Episode 9 - You Are What You Eat - Detox the Indian Way
In this episode, between learning how to cook healthy, wholesome meals, we learn the true meaning of yoga in the birthplace of the ancient practice.
S01:E10 - Episode 10 - Global Influences on Indian Food
In this episode, between elephant rides and a lovely lesson from musicians, we squeeze in a few incredible cuisines, and give you some truly authentic, delectable,...