Chetna Makan was born in Jabalpur, an ancient city in central India. She has a degree in fashion and worked in Mumbai as a fashion designer before moving to the UK in 2003.
Chetna reached the semi-final of The Great British Bake Off in 2014, and her first book, The Cardamom Trail, is a stunning celebration of baking with Indian flavours. Her second book,
Chai, Chaat & Chutney is delicious street food journey through India. She has a very popular YouTube channel ‘Food with Chetna’ where she shares her creative flair for food.