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 answers are in the chapters of this book. Hungry includes 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.




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!’



About Maunika:


Maunika is an Indian chef and author. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India and is now based in the UK. Through her upbringing and heritage she creates and shares authentic Indian dishes with exciting flavours and ingredients. Maunika’s food reflects regional Indian food, showcasing the amazing array of different tastes, techniques and styles on offer, where every community has their unique style and method of cooking.


As well as writing, Maunika gives a range of Indian cookery classes, workshops and master classes. She has recently worked in collaboration with Jamie Oliver on Jamie’s Food Tube and appeared with Heston Blumenthal on Heston’s Great British Food.  She regularly contributes to newspapers and magazines around the world and is a contributing editor atVogue India.


Her debut cookbook Indian Kitchen was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2015. It has received high praise from Yotam Ottolenghi and Jamie Oliver, and caused Appetite Magazineto declare “A new name has taken her place alongside the great Madhur Jaffrey and she is threatening her supremacy”.

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Published in the UK by
Hodder and Stoughton
May 2015