“A Masterchef contestant who wont eat meat”!Guess who that is? ME ofcourse:)

PETA stands for” People for Ethical Treatment of Animals” . I am a huge supporter of PETA simply because I can relate to their message. They promote Vegetarianism and I am one hell of a vegetarian for sure:) Check this article under the living section of PETA’s website about my life story, my Master Chef … Continue reading

My Clicks and experience cooking @ Williams Sonoma!

As promised, I am posting some pictures that were clicked while I was cooking @Williams Sonoma, Short Hills in NewJersey. I was asked to start at 12pm and so I went 1 hour early so I can pick some pots and pans that I needed and few spices that WS carried. Laura Edwards who is … Continue reading

Pan Seared Mushrooms in a Cilantro Basil Sauce with Candied Ginger

1/2 Cup button mushrooms 1 Large Onion 2 tomatoes 1 tsp cayenne 1 piece of garlic 1 tsp cumin 1tsp coriander 1 tsp curry powder/ garam masala 2 tablespoon coconut milk 1/4 cup cilantro 1/4 cup basil Salt to taste Vegetable Oil/ Canola An inch of fresh ginger(optional) for garnish Preparation: Chop up the onion, … Continue reading

Watch me Cook at Williams Sonoma!

Hi everyone, I am excited to be cooking in front of an audience for the second time(first time was @Master Chef)!!! I want to invite all my friends and supporters over if you want to taste some currylicious samplers of my dishes:) Let me know who all are in? For all who are interested, e … Continue reading

Is there something as Healthy Chips?

Kale is low in saturated fat and in cholesterol but high in protein and contains Vitamin E , thiamine, riboflavin and is high in dietary fiber! This is the best and quickest way I have eaten Kale ever. Preparation: Preheat oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit Place kale leaves in parchment paper on a baking pan … Continue reading

Top 24 of Master Chef Season 3! DID I DESERVE TO KEEP MY APRON????

All of you have already heard my story of winning the judges over and the Master Chef Apron! So the next challenge was the beef challenge! We followed the judges into this room and as I am standing in the front row, I could see that our stations for Top 36 are all set up. Behind … Continue reading

My Baked Okra Lasagna!

  I have been cooking up a storm this last weekend! Why? The reason being………YAY I am one of the Top 36 in Master Chef USA Season 3 & all my friends have been calling me and wanting to just barge in and see whats cooking in my kitchen:) Me and my family love one … Continue reading

Winning a Master Chef Apron from Gordon Ramsay, Graham & Joe!

On June 5th 2012, which was yesterday, the second round of Master Chef Season 3 auditions was telecast on Fox and it was my big day as I was cooking  for the esteemed judges! We invited some of our close family and friends for a Viewing Party and they all came home to cheer and … Continue reading

My moments and clicks from Master Chef!

Congratulations to every contestant who made it to the Top 100 ! I was told that there were 50 000 hopefuls who auditioned all over the country out of which they chose the top 100 home cooks. And I feel that in itself is a huge accomplishment:) The amount of passion that every contestant cooked with … Continue reading

Do you think Samantha deserved an Apron?

Master Chef season 3 airs today June 4th at 9pm on Fox channel and tomorrow Jun 5th as well! Watch me cook my signature dish tomorrow! Do you think I will get an apron from Gordon, Graham and Joe? I would love to know what you guys thought about my Signature dishes after you watch … Continue reading