Zee Zest Returns with a second season of the much loved ‘India’s 50 Best Dishes

ZEE Zest becomes the leading lifestyle channel genre

Zee Zest – India’s leading lifestyle channel is back with India’s 50 Best Dishes Season 2 with globally reputed chef Ajay Chopra, starting July 26. With the huge success of the first season and viewers’ demand, the show is back and will take you on a delectable expedition and celebrate food from across regions in the country.

Unveiling the #Deshkatastiestmenu, India’s 50 Best Dishes Season 2 will focus on over 20 exciting categories from immunity boosters, monsoon ka swaad, work from home rasoi, bachchon ki farmaaish to nukkad ka khaana and more. With mouth-watering dishes ranging from bhetki fish fry, Pineapple Rasam, ramen, daal baati churma to oreo cheesecake, viewers will be spoilt for choice as they pick their favorites to curate a menu that’s India’s favorite!

This season comes with an added tadka, as this season will let viewers virtually supporting Chef Ajay by voting for their top choices of dishes through a unique gamification portal on the Zee Zest website. The portal will allow viewers to choose from a plethora of regional dishes that feature on a leaderboard. Votes will then be tallied to decide winners of the contest as they pick their favorites from across the country.

To help Chef Ajay curate India’s 50 best dishes, we have 3 groups, which map the food atlas of India, namely Kitchen Gurus, Masala Mantris and Desi Deewane. Prominent industry veterans formulate the Kitchen Gurus, as they alternate in every episode, to share their knowledge from their home kitchens. This zestful list of culinary architects includes Kunal Kapur, Tejasvi Chandela, Natasha Gandhi, Vikas Bagu, Sabyasachi Gorai, Pankaj Bhadouria and more, bringing in their learnings and expertise to this segment. Antoine Lewis (The Curly Haired Cook), Jasleen Marwah (Chef and Founder, Namak Swaad Anusaar) and Pooja Vir (Consulting Editor – Mumbai Foodie) are our Masala Mantris as they share their discerning views in a friendly interactive debate for a thorough decision-making process.

Chef Ajay Chopra, Host, India’s 50 Best Dishes says, “I am elated to kick off the new season of India’s 50 Best Dishes after the resoundingly appreciative response from our audience. In a country where we find multiple cuisines and countless dishes in each state, I am looking forward to reviving the conversation on what are the most loved ones. In a bid to distinguish India’s consistently evolving culinary landscape with incomparable regional impressions, we are excited to continue our search to curate a unique set of 50 that will make for this season’s desh ka tastiest menu’.

India’s 50 Best Dishes Season 2 with Ajay Chopra will find newer answers to the mind-boggling question of ‘What does the nation want to eat?’ So, tune in to Zee Zest every Monday and Tuesday at 2:00 PM and get closer to UNLIMIT Life!

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