Gajendra Rawat, chef.
Himalayan Outback’s food wizard
Gajju is a Himalayan Outback institution, having been with the company from the beginning. He can trek miles, set up a full kitchen and have a hot gourmet dinner and fresh baked cake ready when hungry guests arrive. Gaju prepares gourmet breakfasts, lunches and dinners in the wild that rival cuisine found in fine urban restaurants anywhere in the world.
Once, we described corn bread to him, a favorite of a soon to arrive fishing guest. He had never had it, nor did we give him a real recipe. The next day he came out with perfectly made fresh baked corn bread! Since we had no corn flour he used corn flake cereal, crushing it finely and improvising the recipe himself.
Gajju is from a remote village in Uttarkashi, a region in the state of Uttarakhand.