Meet the Chef 🙂
“People who love to eat are always the best people” ~~ Julia Child.
Well, can’t argue on me being the best or not, but yet, I consider food to be the noblest job of all – be it making or serving.
Hello Peeps! Welcome to my blog. My name is Chahat ( My friends call me CK,Chikoo, Chiya 🙂 ). An IT professional & a free spirited, fun loving person, living in Montreal, Quebec ( Canada ) and I pretty much love and appreciate everything that I see or live.
Cooking: My ultimate passion
Cooking is my passion because when I am cooking (for self or my close ones or anybody), I enjoy it to the core. Well, probably more than just a passion, its like meditation for me. It helps me relax, rejuvenate and oh well “remain calm”. The sweet colorful sight of fresh vegetables, playing with all kinds of heavenly spices, smelling the luxurious aroma of fresh bakery, there is not a single thing about food that makes me unhappy. But the most admirable thing that I find about food is, it isn’t affected by any race, region, religion, caste, creed, or sex for that matter.You like, you eat, there is no digging on the whereabouts of the dish. That’s how I found my extreme love and respect for cooking and serving. If you love cooking as much I do, we have loads in common and if not, then I hope I change your mind 🙂
Why this blog?
Its Chahat’s style 🙂 : Adding that personal touch is very important to me.
Use of simplest ingredients easily available in any local superstore or an Indian grocer.
Quick and simpler way of cooking.
The uncompromising taste.
Best of all, even though I’m born Punjabi , it doesn’t really affect my food. I can make Punjabi tadka (Indian seasoned and tempered spices), just as simple and delicious as I can make South Indian lip smacking chutneys. And currently, I’m trying Italian and Mediterranean as well. I have no sarhadhs (boundaries) when it comes to cooking. “Because the recipe I follow is “passion” (smiley)
The name “Gorge & Serve”:
Gorge : Being Indian, I’m a hardcore desi food lover, just like everyone else.I love Indian street food, shaadi (wedding) dinners, Diwali/Holi sweets and desserts, home cooked brunch with friends and family. But staying so far from my home country, I miss those moments but it doesn’t stop me from trying out those interesting delicacies at home. Sometimes, when I cook something really good, me and my friends cannot help ourselves and that’s when we keep hogging till the the last drop. Yeah! (victory sign)
Serve: I consider myself a really good host and I take great pride in that. My friends love it when I’m hosting a dinner party or just celebrating with wine. Nothing can replace the happy faces when I see when I serve home cooked food. So the whole “food service” thing is kind of a big deal for me.
So here I am to share with you some finger licking, super easy, delicious recipes that you can enjoy at home.
So let’s escape to a better world of aroma, taste and happiness…. Happy Cooking!!
Hi Chahat, Reached your space through Epicurean Delights on FB. Lovely blog and recipe collection. I am actually doing a Summer Salad event this month which ends on July 31st. Would love to see your contribution… See you sometime at http://www.sarikasethgunjal.com
Hey dear plz let me knw how can i contribute . I m interested in participating.
very happy to see your blog!!! And you have not missed writing your poems in your posts. Way to go girl!! :). Good luck! Keep Blogging!
Thank u so much dear , you guys r my inspiration
I am just starting off.. We both have a long way to go. :).
Nice to see…its a great start…
Thank you .
Hi chahat, found your blog through euphoric delights in fb. Nice blog with beautiful pictures. Keep going 🙂
Thanks a lot Arasi 🙂
Greetings from Squapl,
On searching for Indian recipes we find your website impressive. We are a start up on food recipes website in Beta stage based out of bangalore, setting up a platform for home cooks to share their recipes and we aim at having expert sections on each regional Indian cuisines.
We like to check with you, If you can share 5 of your best authentic very own Kerala recipes. We will be featuring your article on the front page for 10 days with due credits on our website and article branding yourself in this space.
As of now we are focusing on increasing our community strength, both on the user base, contributors. Our revenue model is futuristic and as of now we don’t show any promotional content or advertisements and we hope to continue do so for next couple of quarters.
We are in touch with each of the experts from all the regions across India.
I work with http://www.squapl.com, which is one of the cool & trendy food website driven by a strong community of expert chefs, bloggers, home cooks and users and visually engaging food photography. Our focus is not just to popularize the best of your recipes but also to protect the deep cultural link we have with our past. We take time to hand pick individual recipes and try out in our kitchen lab to ensure we stand by the best recipe.
We like to constantly improve on the recipes. Once we publish your recipe we are ready to give due credit and link back to your food website or to a link of your preference. We are not looking at the quantity of recipes just to enable short term benefit of back links. We are here to engage the users and shift them beyond a general recipe search with the tools of social media and technology tied with awesome authentic recipes.
Squapl is focused on growing the product and its userbase first. we are interested in opening the service to third party contributors such as professional bloggers who would be vetted by the company and then invited onboard to contribute.This model could increase the service’s daily content to more than 1,000 stories. This plan is still in its early stages, but we believe in crediting the writers based on viewing figures or potential ad revenues in the future.
Transforming our own traditional kitchen to a digital kitchen…
Thank you so much for reaching out to me.Your project is very interesting & I am really interested in sharing my recipes, just that I am a Punjabi & I expertise punjabi cuisine as well as bihari & bengali. I am aware of kerala cuisine but not an expert.Do let me know if your interested in Punjabi recipes.
Thanks & regards
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Your narration is amazing but your food pics are awesome. r u a food photographer too? who clicks these pics yaar?
Thanks a lot for your appreciation.I only clicks these pics dear 🙂 I do not have any formal training on photography, I just follow my heart when it comes to styling becos I love decorating , it may be home or food :-)’
So glad to have come across your blog. You have a great space and some amazing recipes..Happy to follow u:)
Good wishes & Good luck,
Thank you for writing to me, I am glad that you like my work & recipes .Do reach out to me if you have any query 🙂
Lots of love
I am writing about raw papaya recipes and would like to feature your papaya paratha recipe. Pls write to me
Since I was travelling I couldn’t reply. Plz go ahead and feature the recipe. Let me know if you need anything else.