GoodTimes is going to present a new series which aims to show the discovery of the ultimate Indian Pizza.
The Great Indian Pizza Adventure is a celebration of the span of Indian food through the universal device of a pizza, as per the channel.
The series revisits the ‘videsi Pizza’ and recreates it in an all-new desi avatar.
Chef Jasper Reid, the man known for bringing in Jamie’s Pizzeria and Jamie’s Italian chains to India, as will set out on a mission to create 10 Indian Pizzas inspired from 10 Indian cuisines.
Viewers will get to watch him employ masalas, gravies, local ingredients, regional recipes and age-old methods of cooking. The result could be - a Mughal-inspired Nihari Pizza, a Bengali Chingri Malai Pizza, an Amritsari Fish Pizza, and more.
To create Pizzas that win the desi hearts, Jasper will meet food historians Salma Yusuf Husain, Prima Kurien, Tanushree Bhowmik, and more. He will talk to Indian food influencers like Gaurav Wasan and Sukrit Jain, spend time with celebrity chefs Manish Mehrohtra, Kunal Kapur, Sabyasachi Gorai, Ashish Bhasin and food entrepreneur Raj Sanghvi.
The series will see a weekly release on GoodTimes TV, starting June 4, 2023, every Sunday at 7 pm along with short format content posted across GoodTimes’ digital platforms through the week.
Reid, the TV Chef and Promoter of Dolomite (the Jamie’s Master Franchisee for India), said, “I’m crazy about pizzas and I’m crazy about India and the idea was to arrange their marriage! I know pizzas but our dream is to learn Indian cuisines and cultures and the humble pizza acts like a passport for making friends and creating amazing new pies. Our partner Jamie Oliver has spent his entire career using food to make good things happen and The Great Indian Pizza Adventure is just another part of this journey.”
“And it’s incredible what we’ve been able to create using classic Indian recipes transformed into pizzas. On one level it’s pure fun and a way of meeting communities. On another level, it’s about showing that an international brand respects local culture and cuisines and becomes a better brand by discovering its desi side. I’m a gora, but I’m better as a desi gora!”
Arati Singh, Chief Executive Officer, GoodTimes, said, “Who doesn’t love pizza? But we also can’t live without Indian food, right? So, we took Pizza, the universal favourite food of the planet, and paired it off with the most iconic Indian flavours, to present viewers with the most mouth-watering desi pizzas ever made!”
“We are very excited to partner with Dolomite Restaurants, the all-India Master Franchisee for Jamie Oliver Restaurants in India, to bring you The Great Indian Pizza Adventure, a super delicious series where Jasper discovers Indian cuisine from its roots and creates the most delectable, decadent and never-tried-before Indian Pizzas. Jasper will explore the hidden gems of Indian tradition, culture, cooking forms and ingredients and cook alongside some eminent chefs and experts to come up with pizza recipes that will leave you wanting for more.”
“A series that serves you 10 episodes full of adventure, humour and whole lot of desi pizza pies. Make sure you grab a slice of the show! Stay tuned to GoodTimes as we keep delivering new, entertaining, exciting and the latest content in the lifestyle space, every day!”