The Yellow Chilli
Chillies are usually blood red or in different hues of green and almost always loaded with pungency! Years ago, amidst a mass of green and red chillies, I bumped into a yellow chilli. I discovered it on the streets of Meerut, my mother’s hometown.
As all connoisseurs are aware Meerut is the melting pot of unique chaats. The special yellow chilli spice mix that the chaatwallas use here adds that extra zing and bring together a confluence of flavours, aroma and colour. And that is exactly what my kind of food represents!
I have travelled the length and breadth of India in search of the unique tastes and flavours of the various regions that provide the inspiration for many of my recipes – All it took was one bite for the yellow chilli to come into being! The rest as they say is history!
Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor