Sanjeev Kapoor

Sanjeev Kapoor
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Sanjeev Kapoor was selected as one of the top five celebrity chefs in the world along with Gordon Ramsay, Jamie Olivier and Wolf Gang Puck.  He was featured on the program “Quest” on CNN channel.

Sanjeev Kapoor
Sanjeev's Featured Recipe
Chaat Masala

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Sanjeev Kapoor is a celebrity chef, TV host, author, entrepreneur, and restaurant consultant. He is one of the most well known faces in India. 


Sanjeev started his career in the Indian Tourism Development Corporation under their kitchen management scheme. After working in many hotels, he became the executive chef of the Centaur Hotel in Mumbai. 


In 1993, he began hosting the cooking program Khana Khazana. It is the longest running program of its kind in Asia, with more than 500 million viewers. As a response to this popularity, Sanjeev launched “FoodFood Channel,” in January of 2011.  FoodFood is a high definition TV channel dedicated to broadcasting all things food.


Sanjeev Kapoor is on the panel of Ministry of Tourism, Government of India, made specifically to document Indian cuisine and release an authentic version of it for Indians to follow and rest of the world to understand Indian cuisine in the right perspective. He released a home brand in 2010 with a unique range of ready-to-cook meals.  The product line was released under the name “Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana” and includes pickles, blended masalas, sprinklers, and 1-2-3 ready to cook mixes.


Sanjeev has also written numerous cookbooks instructing people how to make his recipes. He has many titles in English, Hindi, Marathi and Gujarati totaling around 140.

As a restaurant consultant he has granted his franchise to Sanjeev Kapoor’s Khazana in Middle East. He has more than 15 outlets of his The Yellow Chilli chain of restaurants in India and abroad.


Sanjeev’s website includes over 5,000 tested recipes as well as information on the art and craft of cooking:

Latest Recipes

Chicken Curry

You will find this curry at practically all the dhabas (roadside eateries) in North India. Economical and tasty, this dish gives you a ta...

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Garam Masala

You have heard of Garam Masala, but have you ever made the seasoning at home? Instead of purchasing a jar of premade seasoning, consider making the blend using just a few ingredients and requiring only several minutes. This easy seasoning recipe can be stored in an airtight container just keep the container out of sunlight so that the seasoning's quality can last longer. After making the blend, it's time to start cooking! You can incorporate this seasoning in an assortment of recipes, including the author's recipe for Tandoori Murgh Salad.

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Chaat Masala

Although you can definitely purchase pre-made chaat masala at your local grocery store, what's the fun in that? This easy recipe for chaat masala is the perfect way to achieve the balance of spices and seasonings that you love with minimal effort. This seasoning is used in a number of recipes, too, including the author's recipe for Chicken Tikka. When storing this seasoning, take care to keep the container out of direct sunlight and away from any sources of heat and humidity. A pantry or cupboard will be the perfect spot to store this seasoning!

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Garlic Paste

Give your dinner dishes a delightful and savory taste when you add your own garlic paste to the mix! If you've never made your own garlic mix, then you will be in for a surprise. The one-ingredient recipe couldn't be easier to make! You'll love the added flavor that the garlic paste will impart on some of your favorite recipes, including the author's recipe for Chicken Curry. You will probably find quite a few uses for the paste along the way! Just keep in mind you need to use it within about one week of when the paste is made.

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Ginger Paste

If you've only purchased pre-made ginger paste at the grocery store, then you will be in for a surprise when you make this recipe! The one-ingredient paste takes just a few minutes to prepare, but will be ready to use in a number of your favorite recipes, including the author's recipe for Chicken Tikka. Having a container of just-made ginger paste will result in a fresh taste you will appreciate. Plan accordingly when making this paste, as it can only be kept for up to one week.

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Chicken Tikka

If you're looking for an easy chicken dish to wow the crowd, then take a look at this Chicken Tikka recipe. Sanjeev Kapoor breaks down the recipe into easy-to-follow instructions, resulting in a dish that you are sure to love. Just keep in mind the chicken needs to marinate for up to four hours before it's time to start cooking. Bold and full of flavor, this is one recipe you will likely make with some frequency -- especially as the chicken can be cooked right in your oven.

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Malvani Fish Curry

Malvan is a part of the Konkan coast-and coastal food highlights seafood. What distinguishes Malvani fish curries is not just the variety...

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Dhaabay Di Dal

Dhaabas are the roadside eateries that dot most of the highways in India, and this dal is a favorite on their menus. Serve with steamed r...

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Tandoori Murgh Salad

This dish (also considered a chaat) is a tangy mixture of grilled marinated chicken with colorful peppers. This is a great way to use lef...

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Scallion Pulao

There are hundreds of ways of taking steamed rice to an exotic level. It is not possible to list them all, because even while you are wor...

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Laziz Tikka Masala

Laziz is the Urdu word for “luscious.” This is an elaborate recipe, but it will win a lot of hearts!

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Jhinga Kalimirch

This is one of India’s hottest dishes. But I always say that the cook is in control, and you can decrease the quantity of peppercorns if ...

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Palak Paneer

Palak paneer is one of the most common everyday Punjabi dishes. Spinach is a winter green in India, but thanks to advanced technology, fr...

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Basic Roti

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Keerai Kozhambu

This dish, popular in the north as well as in the south, has many variations. The greens and lentils used change from cook to cook. What ...

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Besanwali Bhindi

Baby okra is tender and cooks rather quickly. In this recipe, I love the sweetness of the shallots and the crispness that the besan impar...

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Baghare Baingan

This famous Hyderabadi dish features a delicate interplay of different nuts and seeds. I like to serve it at parties because even though ...

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Aloo Chokha

My initial working years in the kitchen were in Varanasi in the Indian state of Uttar Pradesh, and my cooks in the hotel kitchen used to ...

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Chops Kari Varuval

Indian cooking is about amalgamating spices and then cooking them correctly. This recipe is a fine example of this. I suggest making this...

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