Shonali Sabherwal, India’s only certified macrobiotics chef and counsellor, and cookbook author
Launched Soul Food, a gourmet food service in 2007
“My clients love Khow Suey, Black Bean Tortillas, Brown Rice Croquettes with White Bean Curry, Marinara Sauce with Pasta and Sushi.”
Cookery Author-cum-TV Anchor, Kochi
The host of a cookery show in Kerala feels that vegetarianism is a fast-catching trend now and says there are a lot of products such as tofu and soya chunks available in the market that can be substitute for meat.
“It is not that people have lost interest in chicken but they are opting for something that is safer and has the same taste.”
Vicky Ratnani, Celebrity Chef
“I did it for my TV show and for my cookbook Vicky Goes Veg. Being a vegetarian, I feel a lot lighter, more active and sport a better skin tone.”
Favourites: Sweet potato. Garlic is one ingredient that can revv up any dish, any time.
Shantha Prasad Cookbook Author
The 80-year-old recently came out with an all-vegetarian recipe book ‘Mane Oota’ (Home Food). In this book, the grandmother has included easy-to-cook recipes that she’s been following for over six decades.
“It’s mainly the kids’ favourite dishes like Hagalakaayi Gojju (a sweet-sour preparation made with bitter gourd), Vegetable Bhat,Aalu Masala Fry.”