Khana Khazana completes 15

I just received a little note of thanks from the All India Management Association for addressing their management students and young managers at their 21st Shaping Young Minds Programme held in Delhi last Friday. In all humbleness, my message was simple and I feel touched that my short interaction with the youth could give them some inspiration.

My organisation Khana Khazana is soon celebrating its fifteenth birthday! A decade and a half! After working solo and with associates I came up with my first office in Juhu, Mumbai in year 2000 and the people with whom I started are still working with me. Isn’t that fabulous? Neena, Rajeev, Harpal to name a few.

The core team of Khana Khazana of last 17 years is the same. My director cum Editor Girish Madhu still looks the same, no ageing at all! Same is with my production manager Atul Bhagat, Rohit and many more names from those years till now. I am blessed!

My first book “Khazana of Indian Recipes” and my first restaurant “Khazana” in Dubai happened in 1998, website ‘www.sanjeevkapoor.com’ came along as first few websites launched from this country. My associates with whom I began are still with us be it Zee TV, Popular Prakasham or my Restaurant associates.

Having a small get together for the team and it is going to be a memorable event coming Friday. I would like to thank all you food lovers for the tremendous support in keeping the Khana Khazana tradition alive. I have always cooked with passion and when you know that the person you are cooking for loves food just as much, is just as passionate about learning new recipes and exploring new foods, the enjoyment is doubled. I hope and look forward to more and more interaction with you so that we can know what exactly you are looking for and then provide the same to you.

One feature on the website allows us to highlight the Top Ten Recipes of the month. Simple chicken and fish preparations and potato snacks seem to be real favourites. To add to your recipe diary here are some more…Murgh Methi Malai (that is ‘just-like-the-restaurant’), Fish in banana leaves (brimming with healthy nutrients) and an amazingly simple aloo sabzi which we fondly call Potato Bhaji.

Happy Cooking these!

Sanjeev Kapoor

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