Chetna Makan

Chetna Makan

I am a fashion designer, who after becoming a mum discovered the world of baking. Also seen in the Great British Bake Off 2014. @chetnamakan


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Recipe: Warming lentil, chickpea and spinach soup

Feeling that nip in the air and looking for a vegetarian lunch? Chetna Makan is your go-to woman.
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National Curry Week: Punjabi Kadhi

Is there a better time to learn how to make a new curry, than Curry Week? Of course there’s not, and we are as grateful as ever to Chetna Makan for coming up with an absolute treat of a recipe. Prepare your tastebuds.
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Recipe: Rose, cardamom and coffee dessert slices

The upcoming dessert week in the GBBO tent has inspired the show’s 2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan to share a recipe which puts a feast of flavours together in one place. Namely our mouths.
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Coeliac Awareness Week: Mixed berries and pistachio mini pavlova

What better way to mark Coeliac Awareness Week, than to ask GBBO 2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan to share one of her delightful gluten-free recipes. Prepare to spontaneously lick your lips.
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Getting on The Cardamom Trail

Chetna Makan describes her debut book as “the coming together of spices and baking in a perfect way”. We’re sold.
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Cheesecake bites fit for Easter

Not enough chocolate going on in your house for Easter? GBBO semi-finalist, Chetna Makan has the perfect plan to rectify this. Get yourself a spoon.
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Warming the cockles with lentil and tomato soup

January may be over, but it’s still bloody freezing. GBBO 2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan wanted to share a double-box-ticking soup.
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Christmas recipe: Hazelnut and chocolate bundt cake

Looking for edible centrepiece ideas for the Christmas table? Look no further. GBBO 2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan has a recipe for a cake some might think is too pretty to eat. We don’t. We’re totally eating it.
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Halloween treats without tricks

If you are sensible enough to prefer treats to tricks when it comes to Halloween, then GBBO 2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan is your go-to girl. Cobweb aprons and blood-dripping tastebuds at the ready if you please.
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Matcha and lime Swiss roll

The return of the Great British Bake Off brought back in-tent memories for 2014 semi-finalist Chetna Makan. She revisits her first success for our sweet-toothed pleasure.