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Meet Aditya, master of spices

Model and cookery show host Aditya Bal is back on the small screen with the new season of his culinary show, Chakh Le — Kachcha Rasta, on NDTV Good Times.

tv Updated: Aug 06, 2011 02:29 IST
Navdeep Kaur Marwah

Model and cookery show host Aditya Bal is back on the small screen with the new season of his culinary show, Chakh Le — Kachcha Rasta, on NDTV Good Times.

A visibly excited Bal, who is fashion designer Rohit Bal’s nephew, says, “My journey on this show has been quite amazing, memorable and enriching. In the new season, we will be hitting the road less travelled and will explore the lesser known, unexplored and forgotten pockets of India in our quest to find authentic flavours. We will travel to the remotest towns and villages which have a plethora of flavours yet to be discovered.”

Talking about how he ventured into the world of cooking, he says, “I chose cooking as my career around five years ago and have been mostly self taught. My education in cooking is courtesy self-experimentation and learning from chefs.” Apart from the show, the 35-year-old has also dabbled Bollywood with Afzal Ahmed Khan’s forgettable Mashooqa. Bal says, “I am happy in my world of cooking. I did modelling for eight-nine years. At that time I was at the peak of my career, but like every model I had insecurity about my prospects and an obvious jump was Bollywood. I did a few projects but realised it was not my cup of tea.” On his dream of opening a restaurant Bal says, "Yes, that is on my agenda. But at the moment I am busy as I am working on a cookery book with the channel.”