Essence of India

Essence of India

10 Episodes

New Yorker Samira discovers the origins of Indian cuisine. She finds exclusive and authentic places, convincing chefs to part with their secrets to give you a peek into India’s rich culinary heritage.

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Essence of India
  • Essence Of India: Street Foods of India

    Episode 1

    Samira is in New York, getting ready for an exciting trip back home to India, where she re-visits Indian cuisine with her New York culinary trained eye.

  • Essence Of India: The Sweet Life

    Episode 2

    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 in her own kitchen.

  • Essence Of India: The Tandoori Party

    Episode 3

    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.

  • Essence Of India: The Curry Trail

    Episode 4

    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.

  • Essence Of India: My Big Fat Indian Wedding

    Episode 5

    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 family life.

  • Essence Of India: Coastal

    Episode 6

    In this episode we take a ride through some of the coastal states of India, we explore the creation of some spectacular seafood tapas, a special coastal dessert and some pink fizzy wine to end.

  • Essence Of India: Feasting on Art - Modern India Cooks!

    Episode 7

    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.

  • Essence Of India: Brunch - Indian Style

    Episode 8

    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 young India.

  • Essence Of India: You Are What You Eat - Detox The Indian Way

    Episode 9

    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.

  • Essence Of India: Global Influences On Indian Food

    Episode 10

    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, mouth-watering recipes.