Ajay Chitnis came to the United States from India in 1985 for continued research and study. He brought with him his remarkable humor, and an abiding faith in food and cooking. In this video, Ajay explains how he has taken a wooden item, called a rawi in Marathi, which is intended for use in separating butter from buttermilk, and now uses this manual mixer to make Mexican hot chocolate for his family. As the saying goes, ‘only in America.’
Ajay Chitnis came to the United States from India in 1985 to continue his graduate medical studies. Along with a strong sense of humor, Ajay brought along a number of food and cooking implements. In this video, Ajay shows for us two serving items that are rather standard fare for tables across India. In his house, he and his family use the large plate, called a tat in Marathi (or thali in Hindi, if you prefer) and the wati, or small stainless steel bowl for liquid “curries” each and every day.