TYC completes over a decade of innovative Indian cuisine

Back after a relaxed day in Jodhpur in Royal company. Had a new experience in tasting Chappan Bhog made specially by the priests invited from all over the country at the Royal Mehramgarh Fort. Weather in Jodhpur was pleasant and so were the people and their hospitality.
Another secret was out yesterday. Yes, I am judging Master Chef Season 3 alongwith Chef Vikas Khanna and Chef Kunal Kapoor. Looking forward to an interesting contest and contestants. Will wait for your feedback.
Also, it gives me immense pleasure to celebrate yet another milestone achieved by my restaurant The Yellow Chilli. Will be travelling to Pune tomorrow for the unveiling of a brand new and extensive Menu at TYC, Pune alongwith the launching of the International Award winning book “The Yellow Chilli Cookbook” that is a part of the grand celebrations to be held.
The day will begin with an interview at Radio One, Pune after which I’ll be heading for TYC, Pune where the Press Conference including the book launch and launch of the new Menu are planned.
ICPL (Indian Cookery Pvt Ltd) headed by Nanette D’sa is already doing a great job in managing the TYC chain and other restaurant brands like Sura Vie in Delhi, Khazana in Dubai and Doha, Signature and Options in Dubai. We have already opened 25 outlets and would be adding substantial numbers in the coming months with many of them signed up in the recent past. It’s been a long time since the first TYC opened in 2001, and by God’s grace and continuous hardwork by my team, we have time and again proved our mettle by serving our patrons with excellent and innovative Indian cuisine. Apart from the food, the common thread that binds all the TYC restaurants is its contemporary and chic décor with exquisite elements consisting of beautiful furnishings, soft music and delicate glassware and cutlery.
We had a great time in creating custom dishes for the brand new Menu that would fit perfectly to the changing tastes, keeping in mind with the tradition of not using artificial colours and preservatives and using traditional art of tandoor and slow cooking in preparing delectable dishes appealing one and all. There is a special Kids Menu as well – so the little ones can also enjoy dining out!
After both the launches, there will be a cooking demonstration, and later in the day, the queen of Pune cookery contest will also be crowned which will be followed with a magnificent dinner to end the eventful day.
As excited as I can be for tomorrow and really looking forward for the action-packed day in Pune! Will definitely share the visuals after the event…
Till I write again.
Sanjeev Kapoor

Current happenings

Yesterday started with the best kept secret of recent times. Gunman involved in the 26/11, 2008 Mumbai terror attacks was finally hanged to death at the Yerawada central prison, Pune. Almost after four years, a big consolation and homage to the innocent victims, policemen and security personnel, who lost their lives during the entire unfortunate incident.

Had hardly any time to rest after I missed my connecting flight from London on my way back from New York.

But, back to my routine, its shoot time again – in a shoot today that’s a secret which the particular channel will reveal in a few days. I will talk about it only after that. Looking forward to bringing this new exciting show to you soon.

Then it’s Sanjeev Kapoor’s Kitchen’s shoot that is scheduled to begin from today, to go on for two more days. New and exciting recipes, like always, will be presented in the most innovative way this time as well.

Besides this, will be flying to Jodhpur on November 25, 2012 for a book launch event. Arun Budhiraj, the inspiring driving force behind the Krishna Prerna Charitable Trust, will be launching his latest endeavor – a book called “Bhog – Temple Food of India” – along with his wife Geeta. Of what I know till now, he has travelled to several temples in India, researched the food cooked by them, and compiled it all into a beautiful Coffee Table book.

The book will be launched with a very special event, a Chappan Bhog cooked by priests from legendary temples around India, with Maharaja Gaj Singh in his Jodhpur Palace. Looking forward to a Royal Treat and quite excited for this one as the theme looks great!

My publishers are happy with the look of our new book “Everyday Cooking.” Encouraging feedback. “Aah Chocolate” has already gone into printing. Will hand over to you for Christmas and New Year celebrations. Are you ready?

Till I write again.

Sanjeev Kapoor

Honouring children and talent this Children’s Day

Children are the catalyst, crucial to propel any nation’s progress. Children’s day and Chacha Nehru are synonym to each other. 14th November marks the birth centenary of renowned freedom fighter who treasured children very much and it was his fond wish to celebrate and honour children.
Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru was independent India’s first Prime Minister. Nehruji was a very futuristic prime minister who had the vision and foresight that children and their wellbeing should be addressed.  This day celebrations will help create awareness and uplift children’s social rights too. Children’s Day festival also focuses to identify the talent, education, health, cultural, financial and social needs of children. Nehru chacha worked passionately for the child welfare issue. He sought to create responsible citizens out of young children.  It was his efforts that saw fruition in terms of five years planned strategy, which would help to realize that every child in India would get the advantage of free and compulsory Primary Education.
Children’s day in India is celebrated with a lot of gusto and is filled with a range of fun-filled activities at majority of schools throughout India. Even many company sponsored events and competitions are hounouring the tremendous talent that children possess.
Meet a couple of promising winners with bright future.
Satyam Kumar- is like any other ordinary 12-year-old, but his achievement of cracking the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) entrance exam at this tender age is anything but ordinary. At the moment he is studying at a school in Rajasthan’s Kota. Young boy has become a ‘wonder boy’ not just for his family, but for all his peers and fellow candidates who find it tough to clear the IIT-JEE even at 19 or 20 years of age. The young boy, who comes from a modest farmer family in Bihar’s Bhojpur district, has qualified for IIT admission with an all-India rank of 8,137.
Arun Kumar Yadav- If you have had a chance to see the Google search engine today you might find it interesting to know that Google has displayed a colourful and creative Doodle 4 Google India 2012 on its homepage created by Arun Kumar Yadav, a studentof class 9 KendriyaVidyalaya, Chandigarh. This award winning unique creativity just leaves you in awe of the artistic stroke this kid possesses.
Celebrating their success and hopefully this should inspire the best in your own children; spend some quality time with your children today and dish out these recipe suggestions together and make a memorable day out of it. Happy Children Day!!

Choco Cookie Shake
Saucy Butterflies
Chicken Pops