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About me

chetna-makan

I love to cook, whether its a simple chutney or a complicated recipe. I have been greatly inspired by my mum’s cooking who has taught me everything I know about flavours.

I trained as a fashion designer in Mumbai and moved to Broadstairs in Kent 10 years ago. I have always loved cooking but after having my 2 children I found my interest in baking grow. I am a creative yet meticulous baker, and find baking a perfect outlet for my creativity.

Trying out new techniques and challenging myself is what keeps me going. Being on Great British Bake Off 2014 has been an amazing journey and has given me the confidence to try new combinations of flavours. I will always cherish this experience and the time I spent in the tent with my fellow bakers.

My first book ‘The Cardamom Trail‘ will be released in the UK on 21st April 2016 and in USA on 3rd May 2016. In my book I want to introduce colourful spices, aromatic herbs and other Indian ingredients into traditional Western baked favourites. Discover rare but precious traditional bakes from India, as well as new spice-infused recipes. Delve into the history of Indian herbs and spices and learn how to match foods and flavours.

You can buy it by clicking here!