So the Great British Bake Off is back on UK television screens brightening up the early part of the week. I’ve tuned in every week with fond memories of being in that tent, panicking, cursing, cheering and praying to the oven ‘bhagwan’.
I was wondering who the judges would be if they were to ever do an Indian version. Firstly I would like to put my hand up. It would be great to be sitting in the judge’s seat vs be a contestant – even for a little while! But I think the legend that is Madhur Jaffrey would need to claim the Mary Berry seat and I would gladly bring her all the chai and bhajia she wanted.
But who for the Paul Hollywood shoes? I was thinking Cyrus Todiwala but he’s simply too lovely. I cannot imagine him saying anything negative to anyone. The same would go for Vivek Singh. Too nice. So who is handsome yet could give that serious critical stare? It has to be the legend that is Tony Singh. Like Paul, he has links with cooking for the royals and knows a thing or two about baking.
But what to bake?
But what would the challenges be? There isn’t much Indian food which is baked – certainly not in Gujarat. The only bake I know is Ondhwo. A lovely rice and lentil based dish which we have as part of a breakfast line up or snack with tea.
Have you come across any Indian recipes that are baked? Who would you like to see if there was an Indian version?