‘Life is what happens when you’re busy making plans’ holds true for Sameer Sewak who is a pilot-turned-chef in the hills of Dehradun and now has tonnes flocking for his Lucknowi cuisine.
How good do you think your home-cooked biryani recipes are? Well, this newly minted chef-at-home in Dehradun gets calls from celebrities such as Swara Bhaskar and Mrunal Thakur, some of whom even make the trip to this home of the valleys — just for a serving of his delicious Yakhni Pulao and creamy Chicken Korma.
On any given Sunday, Sameer Sewak is up at 5 am to prepare at least 60 kebabs, 20 kilos of biryani and 5 kilos of Butter Chicken. As he lives on the edge of Dehradun, going into Mussoorie, he says, “People passing through to get to Mussoorie stop over to order or people who have summer homes here also order from me.” Taking a maximum of 20 orders, till his new venture opens up, he shares that his earnings touch Rs 20,000 on the weekends.