Shiva Natarajan

One of the nation’s top tandoor masters, Executive Chef and Michelin-starred restaurateur Hemant Mathur During his early years in New York, he contributed to the success of some of the city’s top Indian restaurants.
Working with the late Raji Jallepali, he created huge buzz behind the line at Tamarind, which he helped open in 2000. In 2002, he served as Executive Chef of Diwan Grill and the moved onto the popular eatery Amma.
In 2004, Chef Mathur teamed up with Suvir Saran and opened Devi; in 2007, it became the country’s first Michelin-starred Indian restaurant. In 2010, he opened Tulsi, which also received a Michelin star rating.
At the onset of 2015, he became both the Executive Chef and co-owner of 6 Indian eateries in New York City - Chola, Kokum, Chote Nawab, Dhaba, Malai Marke and Haldi. He is now in charge and overseeing the kitchens and menus, creating signature dishes and specials inspired by each venue's regional focus.
On Thursday, January 15th, Chef Mathur will officially welcome guests to Haldi, which will has undergone a renovation, to taste the new menu and his special, regionally inspired signature dishes…