At Chinskitchen we strongly believe in creating great quality products, free from artificial additives and preservatives. Handmade with love, we make our Nankhatai fresh to order in small batches so you get to enjoy it at its freshest. From sourcing ingredients to creating the product there is no compromise on taste, quality or texture. Being creative with spices, we have revived the classic Nankhatai with a variety of classic and modern flavours. Perfect for those who enjoy unique and creative flavours in their bakes.
As an artisan bakery we love supporting other Independent producers or suppliers and we do this by collaborating and sourcing great quality ingredients from them.
Originally from Mombasa, Kenya, I was surrounded by a close-knit community where food was prepared and shared on many occasions. This love affair with food started from a very young age watching my mum and grandmother prepare delicious traditional Gujarati and International dishes. This passion fueled even further when I would observe my mum creating fabulous cakes, treats and desserts for special occasions, I recall being completely “wowed” by how simple ingredients turned into wonderful creations.
At the age of 12 we moved to the UK where I discovered an abundance of cook books and television programmes which inspired me to start experimenting with recipes and enabled me to hone new skills and techniques. Over the years I became more confident with blending flavours and spices, these new creations left my guests and family delighted and I found myself the host of many Tea and Dinner parties. Like many business owners I started by business due to the demand for my bakes from Family and friends, this has continued to grow with orders coming from all over the world. I love to share my bakes and hear the delighted when customers have enjoyed them so much.
Meet the Chef
My name is Chintal Kakaya and my passion for experimenting with flavours and spices to create a unique twist on classic recipes is how Chinskitchen was born. Here I am able to share a collection of recipes all with an Indian influence. I launched my ‘Mithai Inspired Cakes’ in 2014, a concept where a selection of Indian Mithai’s were carefully recreated into delicious cakes. I have been extremely proud of their success and wonderful reviews and today the range continues to grow.
I believe baking is a niche and to create bakes with Indian spices is quintessentially a niche for Chinskitchen. I use a beautiful fusion of traditional and modern techniques to create deliciously light and melt in the mouth fragrant Nankhatai. I hope you love them as much as I enjoy baking each one by hand.
I am also incredibly proud to support ‘Find Your Feet’ a charity that goes above and beyond in helping change the lives of families in India, Nepal, Malawi and Zimbabwe to build a future free from poverty. My role in this charity began by hosting a simple ‘Curry For Change’ curry night for friends and family, after great success I assisted in organising ‘An Evening Of Flavour’, serving 80 guests a selection of wonderful Indian desserts. Now, as a champion of this incredible charity, I dedicate my time, recipes (and desserts) to many fundraising events.
I love to share my passion for baking and I hope my creativity can bring Indian desserts to a wider audience. Your feedback is important to me so if you have any comments or questions I would love to hear from you.