Chetna worked as a fashion designer in Mumbai for many years before moving to the UK with her husband in 2003. She took up baking as a way of expressing her creativity, starting by making birthday cakes with her children. Her new-found passion led on to an application to enter the 2014 series of BBC1’s The Great British Bake Off. Chetna’s unique recipes, which introduce exotic spices, herbs and other Indian flavours into traditional Western bakes, won her many admirers and saw her through to the semi-final of the competition. She is currently writing a book on Indian-inspired baking, to be published by Octopus in April 2016. For all book publishing enquiries please email Stuart Cooper.