The coal-fired tandoor oven sends a mouth-watering scent wafting through the Mumbai kitchen as celebrity chef Saransh Goila, maker of the world’s “best butter chicken” according to MasterChef Australia, takes a break from Covid-19 relief efforts and resumes work.
Although the pandemic has done little to slow the global appetite for his delivery-only signature dish, business has been the last thing on his mind of late with India battling a brutal second wave of infections.
Much to his shock, Goila—who has over a million Instagram and Twitter followers—started getting dozens of messages daily from Covid-19 patients and their families, asking for assistance sourcing healthy meals.
“You don’t think of people being stuck for home-cooked meals in India,” he told AFP. “We are a country where you have your neighbours, friends, family always ready to help”.—AFP