India on My Platter: The 20,000-km Food Journey


Om Books International along with Hybrid, launched Author Saransh Goila’s India on My Platter: The 20,000-km Food Journey. The book was launched by celebrity Chef, television host and author, Sanjeev Kapoor along with noted journalist, columnist and talk show host Vir Sanghvi. The launch was followed by an interesting discussion on the book by author Saransh Goila, Sanjeev Kapoor, Vir Sanghvi, Ajay Mago and editor Dipa Chaudhuri.

Saransh Goila’s India on My Platter is a unique travelogue— young chef Saransh Goila sets off on a culinary trail through India to discover the various nuances of local cuisine. From rural villages to barren deserts to freezing mountains, he unfolds the flavour of his destination by meeting local villagers or erstwhile royalty and picking up a tip or two to use in his kitchen.

Wherever he goes, he makes sure to visit the famous eateries of that place. Through him, the reader can vividly smell the spices and taste the dishes that are described. The recipes given also present ways on using locally found ingredients. From having steaming Murthal ke Paranthe to savouring tasty street food in hometown Delhi, from cooking on a boat in Varanasi to cooking dishes using a bamboo hollow in Assam, Goila does it all and presents his adventures in a lucid, flowing narrative peppered with humorous anecdotes.

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