Our list of the 20 best chefs from India
From paying homage to our Indianness, to taking sustainability to the next level—these stars have done it all
Manish Mehrotra is a visionary and stands out for his innate ability to reinterpret Indian food through a modern lense.
Chef Prateek has woven magic with indigenous produce and changed the way Indian food is perceived globally.
Chef Amninder is busy re-stitching the fabric of food delivery with her ventures by exploring Indian cuisines and lost recipes.
When chef Hussain and imagination come together, appetizing (and crazy) dishes get plated and served.
For chef Regi, authenticity is the evolution of food and adapting to the new normal of the food industry.
Chef Naren believes that the origins of a recipe has the secret to its greatness.
Chef Chalapathi Rao strikes the perfect balance between tradition and evolution of food.
Chef Pankaj Sharma has a singular focus on Ladakhi food and we applaud him for bringing to fore a cuisine that is yet to be globally recognised.
Chef Nikhil dares to experiment with techniques but at the same time he also tries to stay close to the origins of a dish.
Chef Vanika is a true-blue champion of sustainability in food and that's what we love about her.
Chef Anumitra has a unique approach towards food, which is evolved, responsible and intersectional, in equal measure.
Chef Gresham has a knack for creating some of the most delightful food, while drawing inspiration from places we definitely would miss at first glance.
Mastering sustainable cooking techniques and zero-waste cooking, this spunky chef has curated many recipes around these concepts.
Chef Dhruv stands out for his ability to look within the culture of sustainability, inherently present in Indian cuisine.
Chef Alex redefined casual-dining for Mumbaikars and then proceeded to set the benchmark with his own venture, Americano.
Chef Urvika's strength lies in her ability to create bold dishes, while remaining true to them.
Cooking with european techniques and introducing us to cuisines from around the globe is just one of the many things Chef Jamsheed is known for.
Better known as chef Picu, Gomes has received great appreciation for making desi flavours relevant in all cuisines.
Chef Seefah's mission is to introduce India to the aromatic flavours of Thailand.
Chef Sujan's speciality lies in perceiving global ingredients through a modern lens and the prism of molecular gastronomy.
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