According to the Food Standards Agency, Indian food is the UK's favourite cuisine. In the latest keynote survey, retail sales accounted for 42% of total sales of ethnic foods and was valued at GBP250 million. It also found that the Indian food industry in the UK is worth GBP3.2 billion, accounting for two-thirds of all eating out, with about 2.5 million customers served every week. The latest keynote survey reported that curry fans spent GBP480 per minute in supermarkets and a leading supermarket sells 1.1 million packets of chicken tikka masala each year. Sunil Vijayakar's Fresh Indian, published by Hamlyn, has sold over 50,000 copies worldwide.
About the Author
Sunil Vijayakar was born in Bombay, where, while working as a food stylist for the film industry, he founded a successful catering company. He is now based in London and specializes in preparing food for photography. He has written a number of books including Hamlyn's successful Fresh Indian and contributes to many popular weekly and monthly publications.