Jamie Oliver: 'I love Maunika's cooking. Her food is a joy - she makes incredible Indian food really achievable at home. A fantastic Indian cookbook.'
Yotam Ottolenghi: 'Reading Maunika's book feels as though you're actually sitting in an Indian family kitchen, sharing stories and recipes. I've been inspired by her to make my own paneer and to play with pickled watermelon rind. Delightful!'
Growing up in Mumbai, Maunika Gowardhan learned the secrets of home cooking, Indian-style. Now living in the UK, Maunika is often asked, 'what do Indians cook on a day to day basis?' And, 'how is it that you can rustle up a curry for an everyday meal when you're so busy?'
The answer is in chapters of this book. Hungry include recipes made from easy-to-find ingredients for when you're starving and short of time. And Lazy contains recipes for when you want something a bit slower, a bit comforting, but still straightforward.
Indian food is also about feasting, so when you have the luxury of time and want to put some real love into a meal at the weekend, you can turn to Indulgent, or when you have friends and family coming over then Celebratory is the chapter for you.
Whatever your mood, Indian Kitchen will inspire you to add Indian cooking into your weekly menu.
"The first book from Indian chef Maunika Gowardhan is a stunner!
Light and breezy recipes sit alongside rich Indian classics that will get you drooling as soon as you see the cover, and her Tadka Dal rocks!"
"A new name has taken her place alongside the great Madhur Jaffrey,
and she is threatening her supremacy"
|Indian Kitchen: Secrets of Indian home cooking
Born and brought up in Mumbai, Maunika Gowardhan is a food writer and private chef living in the UK. Maunika cooks up scrumptious meals for discerning diners across the UK and overseas. Her cooking reflects her tastes - comforting meals showcasing how fabulous regional Indian food can be when you begin with fresh ingredients, putting together dishes that are full of flavour and that will become part of your daily repertoire.
Maunika shares her recipes with people wanting to discover a contemporary approach to Indian food, who enjoy cooking just as much as eating! Her blog, Cook in a Curry, has an avid following and was featured in The New York Times, Independent and the Daily Mail which labelled it an 'inspiring Indian cookery blog with stunning family recipes from India'. Maunika writes for magazines, newspapers and has a regular column in Vogue India.
Maunika has featured on Jamie Oliver's online cookery channel FoodTube, making Butter Chicken with Jamie, as well as other delicious Indian dishes: www.youtube.com/JamieOliver.
Visit www.maunikagowardhan.co.uk or follow Maunika on Twitter: www.twitter.com/cookinacurry