Jamie Oliver: ‘I love Maunika’s cooking. Her food is a joy – she makes unbelievable Indian food in point of fact achievable at home. An implausible Indian cookbook.’
Yotam Ottolenghi: ‘Reading Maunika’s book feels as though you’re in truth 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 incessantly asked, ‘what do Indians cook on a day to day basis?’ And, ‘how is it that you’ll 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 need something a bit slower, a bit comforting, but still straightforward.
Indian food is also about feasting, so if you have the luxury of time and wish to put some real love into a meal at the weekend, you’ll turn to Indulgent, or if you have family and friends 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.