Desserts are the time-tested therapy that have historically served to mark life’s many milestones. Coincidentally, they also happen to be a one-way ticket to the purgatory that is the neighbourhood gym. But with gelato-makers born and bred on the grain bowl side of the century, it’s easy to blurt the words “healthy” and “gelato” in the same sweet sentence. We met up with one such chef: Gayatri Narang, who is dishing out some of the most delicious vegan treats we’ve ever sampled.
Her background doesn’t scream ‘dessert’ but we’re glad that’s where she ended up. She started out with a degree from the London School of Economics back in 2010 that segued into a lucrative three months with L’Oreal in London before she moved back home to Delhi where she spent six years with an NGO working with local artisans. After quitting in March 2016, she took a six-week hiatus which saw her relocating to Italy’s Bologna to train as a professional gelato chef. Four months in Carpigiani University, an intensive degree and a stint at a gelateria later, she was ready to kick it with her outfit in Delhi: Minus 30