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Add music to your kitchen with these playlists shared by top chefs

Updated on: 16 February,2021 12:12 PM IST  |  Mumbai
Shunashir Sen |

After a pasta brand created Spotify playlists based on the time it takes to cook the Italian delicacy, we invited five chefs to create their own lists based on the duration to prep their dishes

 Add music to your kitchen with these playlists shared by top chefs

Pasta with music

Dig into this list
Apart from being a chef, Gresham Fernandes is also a DJ who’s played gigs at venues like AntiSocial. His playlist reflects his western influences, and he says that a song like Don’t worry be happy is perfect for moments when you realise that you don’t have the required ingredients to cook your dish, which, in his case, is fettucine with toasted hazelnuts and Parmesan. He also added Michael Kiwanuka’s Love and hate to the mix. Why? “Because you either love or hate what you cook.”

Fetticune with toasted hazelnuts and Parmesan
Time – 50 minutes
>>Mango drive – Rhythm and Sound
>>Papa was a rolling stone – The Temptations
>>Don’t worry be happy – Bobby McFerrin
>>This is my home – 
Keb’ Mo’
>>Love and hate – Michael Kiwanuka
>>Cool and calm – Israel Vibration
>>Punky reggae party – Bob Marley
>>Tariq – Kohra

Find peace
Ikk kudi, one of the songs in chef Ranveer Brar’s playlist, has been chosen for its pace and the peace that you need while prepping, while Charkha is a Sufi song that encapsulates the mystery of the spices in mushroom galawat, his dish of choice.   
Dish – Mushroom galawat
Time – 30 minutes
>>Ikk kudi – Shahid Mallya
>>Charkha – Wadali Borthers
>>Manmarziyan - Shilpa Rao and Amit Trivedi
>>Kun faya kun - Javed Ali, Mohit Chauhan and AR Rahman
>>We’ve only just begun – The Carpenters

Add a Sindhi flavour
Cooking while music is playing is like meditation, says chef Vicky Ratnani. He adds, “Being a huge music lover, songs always play when I am in my home and professional kitchens, and these are the songs that play when I’m preparing my favourite Sindhi curry.”
Dish – Vicky’s Sindhi curry
Time – 45 minutes
>>Dil Se – AR Rahman
>>Smooth operator – Sade
>>Behe chala – Yassir Desai ft Sashwat Sachdev
>>Pashmina – Amit Trivedi and Komail Shayan
>>Teri deewani – Kailash Kher
>>Ya rabba – Kailash Kher
>>Brown munde – AP Dhillon, Gminxr, Gurinder Gill and Shinda Kahlon