I was born in Mombasa Kenya where I spent most of my childhood surrounded by a close-knit community where food was prepared and shared on many occasions. My love affair with food started from a very young age watching my mum and grandmother prepare delicious traditional Gujarati and International dishes. This passion fuelled even further when I used to observe my mum create fabulous cakes, treats and desserts on special occasions, always “wowed” by how simple ingredients turned into wonderful creations.
At the young age of 12 we moved to the UK where I discovered an abundance of cook books and programmes which helped me learn so many new skills and techniques. Determination and passion allowed me to experiment with recipes. Over the years I became more confident with my skills and knowledge and started to blend flavours and spices in my bakes and desserts to create my own unique twist on classic recipes. These new creations left my guests and family delighted and found myself hosting many Tea and Dinner parties for them. Furthermore, was always asked to share recipes so that they can replicate for their guests.
This led to the birth of Chinskitchen where I share a collection of recipes all with an Indian influence. In 2014 I launched a bespoke range of handcrafted “Mithai Inspired Cakes” , a concept where a selection of Indian Mithai’s were recreated in form of cakes. Baking is a niche and to create bakes with Indian spices is quintessentially a niche for Chinskitchen .
Chinskitchen in the media:
1. Winner of Wrights baking competition 2014 for Cinnamon and clove spiced orange madeira with coffee buttercream.
2. Finalist in Borders Biscuit Big Baking Bonanza 2014 with my Salted Caramel, Cardamom and Orange Zest Butter Biscuit.
3. Recipes published in an International digital magazine- Brilliant Baking Magazine, Gluten free and Free from Food Heaven food magazines.