Winner of the Observer Food Monthly's Best New Cookbook Award 2017
'An unbridled joy' Nigel Slater
From the author of the Top Ten Bestseller Made in India
Following on from her bestselling Made in India, Meera Sodha reveals a whole new side of Indian food that is fresh, delicious and quick to make at home. These vegetable-based recipes are proper feel good food, and full of flavour.
Here are surprising recipes for every day made using easy to find ingredients: mushroom and walnut samosas, oven-baked onion bhajis and beetroot and paneer kebabs. There are familiar and classic Indian recipes like dals, curries and pickles, alongside less familiar ones using fresh seasonal British ingredients, like Brussels sprout thoran, Gardeners' Question Time pilau and green beans with cashew nuts and coconut.
And then there are showstoppers such as daily dosas with coconut potatoes, roasted cauliflower korma, sticky mango paneer skewers, wild mushroom upma and lime pickle rice with roast squash and red onion.
To finish, there's a chapter of luscious puddings like salted peanut and jaggery kulfi alongside carrot halwa and pistachio cake.
Whether you are vegetarian, want to eat more vegetables or just want to make great, modern Indian food, this is the book for you.
MADE IN INDIA: the top ten bestselling Indian cookbook that will change the way you cook, eat, and think about Indian food, forever.
**Look out for FRESH INDIA, Meera Sodha's new cookbook**
Real Indian food is fresh, simple and packed with flavour and in MADE IN INDIA, Meera Sodha introduces Britain to the food she grew up eating here every day. Unlike the stuff you get at your local curry house, her food is fresh, vibrant and surprisingly quick and easy to make.
In this collection, Meera serves up a feast of over 130 delicious recipes collected from three generations of her family: there's everything from hot chappatis to street food (chilli paneer and beetroot and feta samosas), fragrant curries (spinach and salmon or perfect cinnamon lamb curry), to colourful side dishes (pomegranate and mint raita, kachumbar salad), and mouth-watering puddings (mango, lime and passion fruit jelly and pistachio and saffron kulfi).
'This book is full of real charm, personality, love and garlic. The best Indian food is cooked (and eaten) at home' Yotam Ottolenghi
'Wonderful, vibrant...deeply personal food, alive and authentic - the best sort - and, frankly, I want to cook everything in this book' Nigella Lawson
Meera Sodha is the author of Made In India, which was a top ten bestseller and was shortlisted for the 2014 André Simon Awards and the 2015 Guild of Food Writers Jeremy Round Award for Best First Cookbook. When not travelling round India, collecting recipes, Meera Sodha chefs, writes and lives in London.