Jiggs Kalra: Man who gave best cooking tips is no more: These are his top 10 dishes
New Delhi, June 4: Czar of Indian cuisine Jiggs Kalra, who gave the world some of the best dishes breathes his last. Jiggs Kalra was often called the ‘Czar of Indian Cuisine’ and a pioneer food columnist. He was in his early seventies.A Padma Shri recipient, Kalra, in career spanning close to 50 years has been instrumental in introducing Indian cuisine to the international audience and has cooked for Prince Charles and Princess Diana, Atal Bihari Vajpayee and Bill Clinton among many luminaries.He has also authored over 11 titles on Indian cuisine.Food columnist and journalist Vir Sanghvi tweeted, “Goodbye old friend.The great Jiggs Kalra who did so much to rediscover the lost secrets of Indian food and who gave chefs their rightful place in the sun goes off to that great kitchen in the sky to ensure that the gods eat his wonderful food.There will never be another Jiggs.”Jiggs has been wheelchair bound for a while now and his son Zorawar, owns and manages Massive Restaurants Pvt Ltd, which runs three restaurants – Masala Library, a fine dine brand; Made in Punjab, a casual-dining chain and Farzi Cafe, an Indian bistro serving molecular gastronomy from world.
Here are his world-famous 10 dishes:
1. Stir-fried Santung potatoes2. Dosai Mille Feuille3. Lagan ki Boti4. Bamboo and Bhindee Korma5. Khumbi aur besan ki Bhaji6. Cabbage with Cinnamon7. Kundan Kaliya8. Kulfi Medley9. Khad Murg10. Four in one Dosa