Spice Box

Spice Box

Easy, Everyday Indian Food


The bestselling guide to Indian cooking from multi-award winning chef Sunil Ghai - and the perfect gift for foodies!

'Beautiful food ... vibrant dishes layered with flavour' Irish Times

'Brilliant and inspirational' - Sunday Independent

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Great Indian food is about making food come alive from a handful of spices you can buy anywhere.

In Spice Box, Ireland's favourite Indian chef Sunil Ghai takes the mystery out of creating authentic Indian dishes at home. Spice Box includes over 100 recipes that you will find amazingly easy to make, including:

- Comforting favourites such as Easy Butter Chicken; Chicken Biryani; creamy Kormas (lamb, chicken or veggie) and a sensational range of curries . . .

- Fabulous fish such as Spicy Prawn Curry; Salmon with Yoghurt, Mustard and Turmeric; Home-Style Fish Curry with Vegetables; Fish Cakes with Masala Mayo . . .

- Meat-free flavour bombs such as Aubergine and Potato Curry; Rustic Yellow Split Pea Dal; Warm Chickpea, Mango and Coconut Salad; Sunil's Stir-Fried Vegetables; Wild Mushrooms and Sweetcorn with Almonds . . .

- Sweet treats such as Turmeric Poached Pears; Date and Coconut Filo Pastries . . . and a spectacular Indian Rice Pudding. There is also a dazzling array of naan, rice dishes, sides, raitas and chutneys, and much more - all simple to make at home from ingredients that are widely available.

Cook the Spice Box way and fall in love with mouth-watering effortless Indian food!

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'At last, here is an accessible introduction to Indian food. You will be amazed at how using the same techniques but with different spices and ingredients will give you endless variations and many delicious meals.' - Darina Allen

'Move over Madhur Jaffrey ... one of the most useful books to come across my desk in quite a while, and a great read' - Marie Claire Digby, Irish Times

'[Sunil Ghai] has achieved another first' RTÉ


  • Beautiful food . . . vibrant dishes layered with flavour
    Irish Times

About the author

Sunil Ghai

With his beloved restaurants Pickle, Tiffin and Street, award-winning chef Sunil Ghai has revolutionized Indian cooking in Ireland. Sunil grew up in Gwalior in northern India and fell in love with cooking while helping his mother, an exceptional home cook. He completed his training as a chef at the prestigious five-star Oberoi hotel group in India before moving to Dublin in 2000. He opened his own restaurant, Pickle, in central Dublin in 2016. Pickle was an immediate sensation for its authentic home-style northern Indian food. In his first cookbook, Spice Box, Sunil shares his approach to making delicious Indian food at home with readily available ingredients. Sunil lives with his family in Greystones, Co. Wicklow.
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