She was born and raised in Mumbai when it was called Bombay. She spent 4 years of her childhood in beautiful Goa. Her Mother is from Central India and father from the West part of India, therefore, her cuisine is heavily inspired particularly from these regions.
She holds a First Class Degree in BA History from Mumbai and MA Information Management from the University of West London. Previously, she has worked as a Language Interpreter and Subject Librarian in London.
Rani is driven by her Marathi origins in Mumbai and inspired by her parents, particularly her father who shared her passion for cooking excellent food. He believed in creating simple yet delicious recipes at home using locally sourced fresh ingredients. For as long as she can remember, her parents have shared the secrets of their culinary expertise, setting them within the context of the traditional culture and heritage. Now, nothing gives her more pleasure than to pass on her knowledge of regional Indian cookery and culture with you.
Taking part in the special 10th anniversary series of MasterChef 2014 was a honorable experience. The judges John Torode and Gregg Wallace were amazed by her simple yet unique spice combinations John Torode conferred her with the title of...
‘The Spice Angel’
Rani enjoys teaching Indian cooking classes and meeting people. Her endeavor is to inspire as many people as possible to cook great tasting and healthy Indian food. Join her in one of her Indian cooking classes to discover the magic of spices!