Food writer and cookbook reviewer
Although I have a good number of Indian titles in my collection (including the excellent “Curry Easy Vegetarian” by Madhur Jaffrey, “Secrets from my Indian Family Kitchen” by Anjali Pathak, and both Prashad cookbooks, “Made in India, Cooked in Britain” is immensely approachable, with its step-by-step photos, colorful vintage advertisements, and delightful prose (“lamb and cinnamon have always been natural flirts; throw tomatoes in, and you’ve got an ingredient love triangle”). Dishes include a wide range of appetizers, meat and veg curries (creamy chicken and fig curry, pistachio and yoghurt chicken curry, roasted butternut squash curry with garlic and tomatoes, cinnamon lamb, coconut and tamarind chicken), lamb and poultry, delightful seafood dishes (fish in a coriander, coconut and mint parcel, 20-minute fish curry), eggs, chutneys, pickles, and desserts (saffron shrikhand with passion fruit, chai-spiced chocolate puddings, love cake with cardamom and pomegranate shrikhand). I’ve also had Meera’s sophomore vegetarian cookbook “Fresh India” preordered since last year and am greatly looking forward to cooking from it this summer!
Meera is a friend, but even if I didn’t know her I could honestly say that this is the book I cook from the most, as my battered, broken copy will attest. If you’ve ever wondered about making Indian food at home but felt intimidated, Meera takes you by the hand and leads you through recipes with clarity and wit.
Writer and Food Consultant
This is Indian food that is light, fresh, colourful and very easy to make. It's also a wonderful tribute to her family and filled with stories. A true keeper.
Food & drink writer
Wonderful recipes for fragrant, delicious home cooking from Meera Sodha.
Author and chef
Blogger and culinary consultant