WHERE THE CHEFS EAT: Chef Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent

Where does the world’s most exciting modern Indian chef eat? Chef Manish Mehrotra of Indian Accent reveals his guide to native India, as well as his favorite spots in New York City. Watch as he prepares blue cheese naan, pumpkin and coconut shorba, and potato sphere chaat with white pea mash.

Chef Manish was kind enough to give us his awesome foodie guide to India, which includes a trip to 5 cities:

Delhi – Delhi is known for Indian street food: Chaat. Kamla Nagar market is the perfect place to explore and eat chaats.

Mumbai – Also known as Bombay, Chef Manish’s restaurant of choice here is Swati Snacks. Mumbai is known for its Gujarati food, which is a mostly vegetarian cuisine.

Amritsar – In the Northeast of India, Amritsar is known for Punjabi food and Northern Indian food. Chef recommends Kesar da Dhaba for traditional Punjabi cuisine.

Chennai – Chennai has “the best south Indian food” at Southern Spice at the Taj.

Kolkata – Known for its Bengali food. Chef Manish recommends Bjojohori Manna.