Amrita Raichand who began her career in Bollywood but found her real calling in the culinary world believes that food is one of the best ways to connect with your child and hosts the successful show “Mummy Ka Magic” on TV.
Amrita Raichand is an actress who appears in the TV show Mummy ka Magic.
She is making her film debut with Baat Bann Gayi, co-star Anisa Butt, Ali Fazal and Gulshan Grover released on October 11, 2013 and worked in Kaanchi as third wife of Rishi Kapoor.
In a brief interview, she talks to us about her kitchen interest.
Tell us about those five spices that you find are most special?
. All spices are special and add their own uniqueness to any dish so it’s really tough to choose. However if I must then it would be the following but it’s not in the order of preference..
. With the looks of a Bollywood heroine, how did food happen to you?
Thank you for the compliment. I feel I’m blessed to be a chef with the kind of looks you say make me like look like a film star (oh I feel so embarrassed to say this!)Cooking was always a very important part of my life. It moved into my career space on chef Sanjeev Kapoor’s persuasion and conviction about 4 years back. Now it’s my whole life and I love it.
. Three words that best describe Amrita Raichand?
Real Fun Chef
. As a chef you feel you are best at making…
I love cooking for kids and keep experimenting with it every day! My angry bird pizzas (with ragi base) beetroot samosas with mac & cheese fillings and many other yummy healthy dishes are a big hit among kids! I feel I’m the best at this!
. 5 food items that are always there in your refrigerator
Cheese, vanilla extract, lemons, curd, cooked quinoa
. How do you manage to stay fit amidst so much food?
I workout in the gym thrice a week and do Iyengar yoga twice a week. I’m careful about what I eat at night…apart from that I enjoy life…
.You’re most unforgettable food experience.
The first time my husband took me to Zodiac Grill at the Taj on my birthday after I got married to him…the food there was truly an experience. The Camembert Soufflé was something I had never tasted before. And I remember they did a snake coffee for us and I couldn’t stop taking pictures of it. A truly luxurious experience that remains etched in memory.
. Your comfort food?
Daal chawal, Aaloo ka chokha & tamater ki chutney (incidentally this was the first meal I ever cooked)
. Your most sinful indulgence
There have been too many… but most recently I have found a new addiction in chocolate fondant. Unfortunately it’s so easy to make that I give in to the temptation rather easily.
. One food you cannot do without
I cannot do without food. Period!
. Do you have a food/Kitchen superstition?
I don’t give knives in anyone’s hands. Doing this makes you quarrel with that person.
. Reality shows have made it easier for chefs. Do you agree?
Yes we are now considered celebrities!
. You are among the few women celebrity chefs. Being a woman is easy or difficult in this industry?
It’s always an advantage being a woman in any industry. You get more compliments…ha-ha! On a serious note the gender is not important, it’s how talented you are that gets you where you need to be.