Aarti Sequeira Wins “The Next Food Network Star!”


This past Sunday night, Aarti Sequeira was crowned the Next Food Network Star!  As she was born in Bombay, she’s a pro at making one of my favorite cuisines: Indian!  Read more to learn a little about Aarti and her upcoming show.  I’ll also share some of my favorite Indian recipes!

While Aarti was born in Bombay and raised in Dubai, she traveled to the United States in 2000 and studied journalism.  After that, she started to pursue a cooking career and attended the New School of Cooking in California.

She soon rose to internet fame with her own blog/cooking show AartiPaarti.  Her experience and charisma carried her onto the “Next Food Network Star” program and  she won the judges over.  She will now star in her own show on The Food Network called “Aarti Party,” which will air on August 22nd.

I’m definitely looking forward to the premiere of this show.  Aarti’s unique cooking style, Indian-American fusion, makes cooking interesting and fairy simple.

In her recent interview with Slashfood, she said this about Indian food:
A lot of people think that Indian food is really spicy and is going to make their tummy feel funny. Or that they’re going to have to rush out to some obscure Indian market in order to get all the spices. Some of that is true, but for the most part, I try to use spices that you can find at your regular supermarket. By weaving these everyday spices into dishes that you recognize, it makes it less intimidating because there’s something familiar about it.”

If you’ve got the guts to try out some delicious Indian recipes, start with these- they’re my absolute favorites!
Indian Chicken Roti
Palak Paneer
Veggie Tikka Masala
Chicken with Coconut Curry Sauce

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  • http://www.recipe4living.com Hillary

    I loved her! I wanted her to win the whole season – even though she had her bouts with self confidence, she was much more enjoyable to watch than any of the others!

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