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Popular Chefs Create ‘Mango-Licious’ Dishes For Fans On Social Media



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It is that time of the year when the air is filled with the sweet aroma of mango. The foremost reason people look forward to summer is binging on delicious and juicy mangoes! Mangoes are so versatile that they can blend in any form like salads, desserts, smoothies, sticky rice, curries, sorbet, and much more.

Mangoes are not only full of flavours but also filled with nutritional benefits. It is rich in vitamins and minerals, high in antioxidants. Besides, supports digestive health, lowers cholesterol levels, promotes eye health, and boosts the immune system. To sum up, mangoes are delicious and nutritious and can be enjoyed without guilt.

If you are bored of eating ripe mangoes, here’s The Reel Stars sharing interesting dishes uniquely using mangoes by our popular chef influencers.

Saloni Kukreja

Saloni has been a chef and food content creator for the past 8 years. She likes taking risks when it comes to making unique dishes. Her recipes inspire home cooks to experiment without fear in their home kitchens! And here she made a yummy ‘mango bhappa dhoi’. The main ingredient for this recipe is hung curb and mangoes. Take a look!

Saransh Goila

Saransh Goila is a dynamic Indian chef and the Food Food Maha Challenge winner.  He went on to win the coveted title of India Ka Super Chef. However, He became popular with his version of butter chicken called “Goila Butter Chicken” in MasterChef Australia. He also owns a restaurant Goila Butter Chicken in Yelahanka New Town, Bangalore. Recently, Saransh shared a recipe for Mango Kulfi. This dessert is made using only 5 ingredients and will make you forget the kulfis available at stores.

Shreya Agarwala

Shreya is popular for her Instagram account with the name Oh, Cheat Day. She has more than 1 million followers and often treats and satiates. However, the tastebuds of her followers by coming up with unique dishes on her Insta handle. She shared a unique recipe for a Japanese Mango Sandwich and it looks yumm!

Guntas Sethi

Chef Guntas Sethi is a renowned name in the food industry known for her culinary skills. She is recognized as the ambassador for the European Union’s ‘More Than Food’ campaign. She has appeared as a guest judge on Masterchef India 2023 and inspires her Insta followers with innovative recipes. Her mango lychee chia pudding is a must-try!

Neha Deepak Shah

Neha is a social media sensation when it comes to innovative recipes and introducing new flavours across various dishes. She was the first runner-up in the MasterChef India season 4 in 2015. However, the co-founder of Meraki Kitchen, and Cafe White Sage in Jaipur. Her achievements serve as an inspiration to food enthusiasts and aspiring chefs around the globe. She loves good food, and her effervescent social media presence makes you believe anyone can cook. Here’s she is making the very popular aam papad which you definitely got to try!

Shivesh Bhatia

Shivesh is a 22-year-old baker and food blogger. Moreover, food stylist from Delhi who started his cooking journey at the age of 26. Furthermore, He is the most followed chef influencer with 2.3 million followers always looking forward to his baking magic. Over the years, he has established himself as a trusted source for delicious recipes. Furthermore, earning recognition with awards like “Food Influencer of the Year” by Cosmopolitan India. And “Food Blogger of the Year” by Travel + Leisure magazine. Shivesh has until now launched his 4 books “Bake with Shivesh“, “Eggless Baking with Shivesh”, “Shivesh Bhatia’s Desserts for Every Mood: 100 Feel-Good Recipes” and “A Cookbook For Special Days, Special People.” And here is a ‘king’ of bakery sharing a recipe of everyone’s favourite ‘mango cheesecake’.

Natasha Gandhi

Natasha is a CA by profession but found love in cooking. She is known for her healthy gluten-free and vegan recipes. Natasha was among the top 5 finalists for Masterchef India Season 6 and the founder of a healthy dessert brand ‘House of Millets’. The young chef loves everything about food and her Instagram is proof.

After seeing varied sweets and dessert recipes of mangos. Moreover, it’s now time to see how one can cook curry using mangoes. Don’t believe us? Take a look!

Nehal Karkera

Nehal, a well-known chef influencer on social media with 15 years of experience. However, he gave a nice twist using mangoes in a hot summer. He made a refreshing iced mango green tea. Wow, this has to be made in your kitchen!

Wasn’t it ‘mango-licous?

Keep reading The Reel Stars for more such content and news on your favourite stars!

Dharini Sanghavi is an entertainment journalist, and mom to a son. She has more than 13 years of experience and has worked with TellyChakkar and Koimoi. She is a social bird and is self-motivated by nature!


Meet the Sikkimese Home Chef Behind Vlogginkitchen: Rinchen Wangdi Bhutia



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Meet the man behind the momos that have taken Kolkata and social media by storm – Rinchen Wangdi Bhutia! Rinchen, originally from Sikkim, isn’t just another cloud kitchen owner. This Sikkemese home chef’s infectious personality and genuine love for cooking shine through in his daily vlogs, captivating hearts across India.

In every vlog, Rinchen warmly greets his audience with a simple, “Namaste, mera naam Rinchen hai aur mein Kolkata main cloud kitchen chalata hoon” (Hello, my name is Rinchen and I run a cloud kitchen in Kolkata).

From Call Centers to Culinary Calling

Rinchen’s journey began after completing his studies in Sikkim. He tried his hand at various jobs, from BPOs to aviation, but something was missing. In 2023, he took a leap of faith and quit his banking job. Back in Sikkim, with a passion for cooking simmering, Rinchen started creating cooking reels. Inspired by his Sikkimese heritage, he showcased the art of momo-making, a skill practically inborn for him. Rinchen’s talent for momos was undeniable, but his reels highlighted more than just deliciousness. His simple, down-to-earth vlogging style resonated with viewers. He quickly realized Sikkim wasn’t the ideal market for his momos, so Kolkata, the momo haven, beckoned.

Kolkata’s New Momo King

Rinchen returned to Kolkata, researched cloud kitchens, and with the support of friends, launched “Rinchen’s Momo.” His momos, boasting juicy fillings and perfectly thin wrappers, were an instant hit. He experimented with shapes and colors, introducing the now-famous rose momos.

His vlogs showcase not just his momo mastery but also his love for his adopted city. His viewers often see him enjoying delectable Bengali dishes, with “shukto” being his recent favorite.

Social Media Star and One-Man Show

Rinchen’s rise to fame has been nothing short of meteoric. He now juggles two Instagram accounts – one for his business with over 71.8K followers and another for his vlogs boasting a massive 371k audience! All within a few short months!

He attributes his success to Kolkata’s love for momos and his commitment to authenticity. Despite being a one-man army, Rinchen strives to fulfill every order, handling everything from grocery shopping to cooking and packing.

Recently, he was even invited as a guest judge on the Bengali reality cooking show hosted on @zeebanglaofficial; Randhane Bandhane.

This social media star from Sikkim is a local celebrity. He is a source of pride for his family, even if his father, a teacher, jokingly questions his unconventional career path.

Rinchen Wangdi Bhutia is proof that following your passion can lead to delicious success. So, the next time you crave momos in Kolkata, be sure to check out Rinchen’s Momo and experience the taste of social media fame in every bite!

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“Ei Sunny” Says Sahini Banerjee Before Cooking Up Feashts!



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A food creator who’s journey into the world of cooking began at the tender age of five. However, driven by a curiosity about how ingredients transform into diverse flavors across dishes. Influenced by her grandmother’s minimalist approach to cooking. Furthermore, Sahini Banerjee found herself drawn to the kitchen despite her mother’s initial reservations. As a rebellious teenager, defying her mother’s wishes became a playful act of asserting her passion. And now, cooking up ‘feashts’ is what she does full-time and how!

“Ei Sunny Ki Khabi?” asks Sahini Banerjee

Fast-forward to today, Sahini has captured the hearts of food enthusiasts everywhere through her popular platform, Feashts. With a warm smile and a signature greeting of “Ei Sunny (insert dish) khabi?”, Sahini brings a delightful simplicity to her culinary videos that resonates deeply with her audience. And her husband Sunny saying yes with his “Haan Khabo” just makes everyone adore this couple more!

Last year, armed with a strong following of 120K on social media. Moreover, Sahini made the courageous decision to pursue Feashts full-time. This leap of faith has proven to be immensely rewarding. Besides, allowing her to share her love for food with even more people around the world. Now this home-cook/ food creator has a strong following of 563K on Instagram!

Try this simple but mouthwatering recipe from Feashts that we love:

Living as a ‘probashi Bangali’ in both the USA and now in Delhi. Besides, Sahini’s culinary creations reflect a harmonious blend of her Bengali roots and global influences. Her recipes, like the beloved Koraishutir Kochuri, resonate deeply with her diverse audience, bridging cultures through the universal language of food.

Sahini’s kitchen always has the quintessential Bengali pantry staples such as sugar, mustard oil, cumin seeds, paanch phoron, and kalo jeere. In another interview with The Telegraph, she shared that her comfort foods include Phyan bhaath and Nashville-style fried chicken, reflecting a mix of traditional comfort and international flavors.

Beyond her prowess in the kitchen, Sahini infuses personal touches into her content. Moreover, including naming her dog Paneer after his affinity for the cheese itself. This playful anecdote highlights her ability to weave personal stories into her culinary journey. However, creating a deeper connection with her audience.

Sahini Banerjee’s content is all about storytelling through food and sharing moments of joy with her community. With her genuine passion, infectious smile, and dedication to culinary artistry. Furthermore, Sahini continues to charm and inspire, one recipe at a time, proving that the love for food knows no boundaries.

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Mukbang Time! These Indian Creators Are Serving Up Online Feasts & ASMR



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The internet thrives on trends, and few have taken off quite like mukbang. These online broadcasts feature people consuming massive amounts of food while interacting with viewers. But what started as a niche phenomenon in South Korea has become a global sensation, capturing the hearts (and stomachs) of viewers in India, and Indian creators as well.

So, what’s a “Mukbang”?

The term “mukbang” comes from the Korean words “muk-ja” (eating) and “bang-song” (broadcast). These mukbang videos likely stemmed from South Korea’s unique social culture. The country has a high prevalence of single-person households, and mukbangs offered a sense of virtual companionship during meals. The trend also tapped into the popularity of ASMR, with the sounds of crunching, slurping, and satisfied sighs offering a surprisingly relaxing experience for viewers.

The Mukbang trend travelled from South Korea to India quickly!

The 2010s saw mukbang explode in popularity across Asia. India, with its own growing internet audience and a similar rise in single living, proved fertile ground for the trend. Here, mukbang’s resonated for different reasons. To begin with, anyone who watched K-dramas, quickly caught on to the mukbang trend. There’s something about watching someone eat a delicious meal in a K-drama that makes you want to eat while binge-watching as well. For many young people living away from home, especially in college, watching a mukbang with a friendly host felt like sharing a meal with a friend. For others, watching another person eat and enjoy their food often helps in stimulating their own lack of appetite.

The sheer variety of food showcased in mukbangs also captured viewers’ interest. Indian mukbang creators often delve into regional specialties, allowing viewers to experience cuisines from across the vast country. Additionally, some Indian mukbang YouTubers incorporate cooking demonstrations, offering viewers a chance to learn alongside the visual feast.

If you haven’t watched a Mukbang yet, here are some Indian creators with mouth-watering content:

Ashifa ASMR (Ashifa)

A pioneer in the Indian mukbang scene, Ashifa’s channel features her devouring copious amounts of food, the chomping and slurping sounds creating a uniquely satisfying ASMR experience. Her videos rack up millions of views, showcasing the power of a captivating personality and, of course, delicious Indian street food. This mukbang creator from Tamil Nadu currently has 608K subscribers on her YouTube and 271K followers on Instagram.

MaddyEats (Madhuri Lahiri)

Known for her infectious enthusiasm and impressive appetite, Madhuri Lahiri’s channel boasts over 5.03 million YouTube subscribers. Her fans adore her big bites and the eye-catching delicacies she features. Watch any of MaddyEats food challenges and you’re sure to end up craving the same food as well!

Foodie JD

This mukbang creator with 778K subscribers stands out for her clean eating style. Unlike many others, Foodie JD or Jyoti Joshi, finishes all her food, and her fans appreciate her dedication. From vegetarian delights to decadent desserts, her YouTube channel, Foodie JD, showcases a diverse range of dishes. But what truly makes her stand out is her remarkably neat and tidy approach to eating, a refreshing contrast in the world of messy mukbangs.

Food Shood with Bijan

Don’t be fooled by the simple beginnings – Bijan from Tripura started his YouTube channel purely for financial reasons. However, his down-to-earth approach and focus on Indian cuisine have resonated with viewers. His channel, “Food Shood with Bijan,” features videos of him (sometimes joined by others like his mother) enjoying delicious meals, often garnering millions of views. With over 661,000 subscribers, Bijan is a star in the Indian mukbang scene.

Today, mukbangs are a prominent part of the Indian online landscape. Viewers describe a range of emotions when tuning in. Some find the act of watching someone eat strangely comforting, a virtual dinner companion for their solitary meals. For others, the sheer volume of food is a source of amusement and a way to vicariously indulge in a cheat day fantasy. Regardless of your reason, tuning into a mukbang is definitely going to get you hungry in no time!

Who’s your favourite Mukbang Creator in India?

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