Anjum Anand: I know this great little place . . .

ANJUM ANAND

DELHI

Dubbed the Nigella Lawson of Indian cuisine, chef and TV personality Anjum Anand focuses on adapting healthy meals from a traditionally rich Indian diet. Her latest cookbook, Anjum's Quick and Easy Indian, is out now. See anjumanand.co.uk.

WHAT IS YOUR FAVOURITE TABLE IN DELHI?

Bukhara restaurant, in Delhi's ITC Maurya hotel complex. It was the first Michelin-star restaurant in India, and they do great tandoori. See itchotels.in.

THE LOCAL FOOD FIND OF THE PAST YEAR?

The restaurant Indian Accent; I really enjoy the Indian fusion food and laid-back atmosphere. See indianaccent.com.

WHAT IS DELHI'S BEST-KEPT FOOD SECRET?

Moti Mahal is one Delhi's first good restaurants and is still a local favourite. See motimahalindia.com.

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WHERE DO YOU GO FOR A BIG NIGHT OUT?

The most fun to be had is a local house party, that's where Delhites really let their hair down. I also enjoy the Blue Bar at the Taj Palace Hotel. See tajhotels.com.

WHERE TO GO ON A DAY OFF?

I love wandering around Hauz Khas village, a hip area of art galleries, shops and cafes.

FAVOURITE INDULGENCE?

Going to the spa at the Oberoi Hotel. See oberoihotels.com/oberoi_delhi.

WHAT TO AVOID, FOOD-WISE, IN DELHI?

Any street food made using water that hasn't been boiled.

WHAT'S HOT IN THE AREA RIGHT NOW?

There are a few areas which are seeing lots of new restaurant openings, Saket being one of them. Another interesting area is Cyber Hub in Gurgaon, which caters to the local tech companies.

BEST TIME TO VISIT?

I love going in February and March, the weather is lovely and it isn't as polluted as the winter months. Diwali, the festival of lights in October, is really fun.

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