My mother-in-law was a phenomenal chef, her recipe of Kalhari chicken was to die for. All family functions and get-togethers were incomplete without it. And I come from a pure-vegetarian family, I had never touched meat my entire life. So learning recipes from her was essentially an alien experience for me. It took me a lot of time to just get used to the idea, and even more time to master the skills. But as they say- practice breeds perfectionists, it has made me one over the time. Now, all functions and get-togethers are incomplete without my food! People tell me that I cook better than my mother-in-law. That is the highest level of compliment for me, even though I know that’s next to impossible. I have learned everything from her and she has been an exceptional teacher. Not just her, my sister-in-law is also a great chef. She taught me so many chicken snacks that everybody now loves. With all these bestowed recipes and self-induced skills I started putting up stalls during our community Kojagiri and Diwali functions almost a decade back. There, my food would be the first ones to be sold out. With all the encouragement from family and friends I eventually started a cloud kitchen of my own; and now I am here at Nativ Chefs.