Neela Paniz

Neela Paniz grew up in Bombay, India. After moving to the US, Paniz opened Chutney's Indian take-out and the hugely successful Bombay Cafe in Los Angeles, and a contemporary Indian restaurant, Neela's, in Napa. She is also the author of The Bombay Cafe, which put her on the map as one of the leading voices of contemporary Indian cuisine. Since selling her restaurants, Paniz has taught cooking classes, provided recipes for many magazine articles, and been a presenter at The Culinary Institute of America.