Chitra Agrawal

Specialty:

          My mother is from Bangalore in South India and my father is from Allahabad in North India so my cooking tends to focus on those two regions.

          Favorite Kitchen Tool: My little tempering pot  - I use it to make spiced oils that I pour over dishes like soups, yogurts and salads and I also use it to poach eggs since it's the perfect size and shape for that sort of thing.

Past & Present:

           In 2009, I created The ABCD’s of Cooking and since then I've been writing about, teaching and hosting pop-up events that feature Indian recipes with a slant on seasonal ingredients. I'm the co-owner of Brooklyn Delhi, where I make an Indian condiment called achaar or "Indian pickle". Currently, I'm writing my first cookbook on South Indian recipes from Bangalore for Ten Speed/Random House due out March 2016.