Inspiration

Bobby Geetha

Leeds-based, Indian Chef Consultant Bobby Geetha, has launched a new self-published Indian cook book during lockdown - Fine Dining Indian: Easy To Cook Restaurant Recipes At Home.

The MasterChef UK semi-finalist was the series’ top-rated chef contestant of BBC MasterChef The Professionals in season 8. Bobby recently moved to Yorkshire after completing a  project in Dubai and is a corporate chef for a 21 outlet Indian Restaurant chain which has 3 restaurants in the UK.

Chef Bobby Geetha cooked up the idea for the book during his 3 months in lockdown at home, producing recipes and dishes for his YouTube channel.

“ I have to set an example for all chefs out there, each one of us are an artist in our own right. Don’t wait until someone offers a hand, just do amazing things with what is within your reach,” Bobby enthuses. 

This cook book concept is to make fine cooking accessible to all households, as well as to Indian restaurants too.  Fine Dining Indian is a vision in achieving positive eating and cooking habits from Indian kitchens, encouraging choosing the right fine ingredients and practising excellent cooking techniques to produce the tastiest recipes. 

Some of the delicious dishes featured include Achari Octopus, Wildboar Sausage Vadapav, Tapioca Poppadom, Lamb Sweetbread Shami Kebab, Duck Egg Naan Roll and many more.
" The Book brings out the importance of ‘we are what we eat’ and food can strongly affect our emotions," says Bobby.  

Check out Bobby's simple recipe for Jerusalem Artichoke Chaat here.

 

Feast Is East

Yorkshire is home to some world-class restaurants serving amazing Asian cuisine. Check out some of the county’s culinary hotspots here.

Prashad

Multi-award-winning Prashad, an Indian vegetarian restaurant in Drighlington, West Yorkshire have a mantra of ‘cooking with love’. Creating recipes handed down through generations Prashad serve dishes from 3 parts of India, Gujarat, Punjab and South India, maintaining mouth-watering originality using the very best ingredients and keeping to age old techniques. Growing up in India, founder Kaushy learnt that only the freshest, best quality produce will do and Prashad’s award-winning, head chef Minal shares this passion, ensuring only the highest quality, fresh, locally sourced ingredients make it into her kitchen and every dish produced in the restaurant is cooked from scratch.

All Siam Thai

Sheffield’s All Siam Thai Restaurant serves delicious dishes with absolute attention to detail. At the heart of Thai cuisine are herbs, spices and an array of tempting tastes, often incorporating coriander, lemongrass, lime, chilli, basil and ginger. The All Siam Thai menu offers freshly prepared authentic Thai food full of choice and flavour, creating the true taste of Thailand. Restaurant dining and takeaway options are available. 

Bar & Restaurant EightyEight

East meets West at gorgeous Grantley Hall’s Bar & Restaurant EightyEight. Serving a unique fusion of Yorkshire produce and far Eastern flavours, dine surrounded by design-led décor with a beautiful backdrop of ornamental Japanese Gardens. It’s where energetic city dining meets the picturesque Yorkshire countryside. Bar & Restaurant EightyEight is a visual and experiential treat with a marvellous menu that is out of this world. 

Sukhothai

With restaurants in Leeds and Harrogate Sukhothai serves delicious authentic Thai food and provides five-star service, in stylish surroundings. Check out award-winning offerings at Sukhothai’s 4 stunning Yorkshire eateries, from a la carte dining to collections and deliveries.

 

This article was originally written for This Is Y magazine digital edition – July 2020. To view the full magazine, click here