International » Indian Market Tour: Spices
Ranveer Brar gives a spice tutorial at Shalimar Foods & Spices in Cambridge. Ranging from recognizable to the obscure, Ranveer makes the extensive isle of Indian spices approachable to everyday cooking. He explains the five spices that serve as the base of most Indian sauces, and demystifies the misconception that all Indian foods are composed of heat-inducing spices.
Born in Northern India, chef Ranveer Brar started his cooking career at the age of 15 as a street vendor from whom many believe you can get the very best Indian food. His parents encouraged formal education in culinary arts after which his travels took him around the world. Those experiences have led to his position as corporate chef with One World Cuisine restaurant group where he is "Taking the inspiration from the street food across the world and putting it right out on a platter." Indian restaurants and spice shops he's overseeing include Dosa Factory and Shalimar in Cambridge and Mantra in Boston.