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Chef Aloysius D’Silva Stays Traditional

Chef Aloysius D’Silva of Lady Baga grew up with food. The love of food in his family made him into the chef he is today. Which is probably why he still uses traditional methods to cook his food. In conversation with Explocity.

 

Where did you grow up?

Bandra, Bombay.

 

What led you to becoming a chef?

My family. I found the love for food and cooking within my family

 

How long have you been a chef?  

Professionally since 1999.

 

What do you enjoy more? Cooking or creating?

According to me when your cooking you're creating. I can’t split the words.

 

Do you feel there is virtue in preserving the authenticity of cuisine?

Of course, and Im a strong believer in it. I practice it always. Grinding all masalas in a stone grinder - I still follow the traditional steps.

 

What dish do you like eating the most?

Dal Chawal with Fried Fish or pickle.

 

What’s your least favourite dish?

One of these fast food burgers.

 

What do you think of Bangalore?

Fabulous place, love the weather. Hate the traffic.