For the past 10 years starting in Brooklyn, Chitra has specialized in teaching, serving and writing about food based on her family's recipes from India. In 2014, she launched Brooklyn Delhi to bring the flavors she was creating to a wider audience. She travels to India each year to visit family and gain inspiration for her recipes, bringing back home a full suitcase of flavors, most importantly, achaar.
After getting her fiancé hooked on the stuff, they realized that the only achaars available for sale in the US were salt-heavy, cooked with unhealthy oils & preservatives and lacked that homemade flavor. Using ingredients found all around her in Brooklyn, Chitra and The Brooklyn Delhi recipe highlights the flavor of the vegetables, fruits, and aromatic spices as well as the chilies, so it’s not all about burning off your tongue.
Since launching the company, Chitra has also created a line of plant-based simmer sauces and new condiments including Curry Ketchup, Curry Mustard, Mango Chutney and Guntur Sannam Hot Sauce featuring single origin South Indian chili peppers.