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Chef Jyoti Arora puts the fun in Punjabi food

When in Masterchef, Arora stood out for not weighing and measuring any of the ingredients. “I just use my hands and I know how much is is needed in each recipe,” she told Explocity. That is a perfect example of chef’s cooking style. Creative and easy going. Masterchef was a great platform to reach out to so many people, she feels.

Chef hails from Amritsar and has brought her childhood nostalgia in this memory. “This is food made in Punjab, and who does not like Punjabi food?” Some of the traditional recipes are featured like Maa Ki dal, Makki Di Roti and Sarson Da Saag. Another must try is the Gosht Beli Ram named after the fabled Chef Beli Ram of pre-partitioned Punjab in India.

“People think Punjabi food is very heavy and has a lot of cream, but we have a lot of robust but subtle flavours as well,” Chef clears up some misconceptions. The Dhabe Wali Dal is a perfect example of this. Although Punjabi food is her favourite, Chef enjoys cooking Italian and some African food as well.

Finish this meal with some light Rice Kheer.

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