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  • Hardcover: 160 pages
  • Publisher: Hamlyn (4 April 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0600622355
  • ISBN-13: 978-0600622352
  • Product Dimensions: 15 x 2.2 x 19.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 739,334 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Manju Malhi is a TV chef and a cookbook author who was born in England to Indian parents. She grew up in West London surrounded by Indian culture, traditions and lifestyles. However, she spent several years of her childhood in India where she explored and experienced the vast and varied cuisines of the country. In her cooking, she draws up on her past and combines it with the realities of urban Western life and has come up with her own unique Brit-Indi style of food. Her first book was the acclaimed 'Brit Spice'. More recently she filmed a 40 part television series making British cuisine for over 100 million viewers in a series called Cooking Isn't Rocket Science. Malhi likes to keep things simple and straightforward and loves to be known as a crossover cook.


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Over 75 signature Indian recipes.

About the Author

Manju Malhi was raised in North West London where she grew up surrounded by Indian culture and was taught to cook by her mother. In her cooking, she draws upon her past and combines it with the realities of urban Western life and has come up with her own unique Brit-Indi style of food. She won the BBC's Food and Drink competition in 1999 and cooked with Antony Worrall Thompson on BBC2. Manju's Simply Indian series was aired on the Taste Network in 2001 and she has also appeared on several other programmes including ITV's Saturday Cooks and This Morning, Sky 1's Taste, Market Kitchen and BBC1's Saturday Kitchen.

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By MunchKim on 14 April 2011
Format: Hardcover
When I received this book I was just starting to experiment with cooking Indian food instead of getting takeaways. It has a lovely selection of recipies to choose between to make and each have a set of simple steps to follow which makes the dishes much less intimidating to attempt than in some other books I have tried recently.

The introduction is well written and the quick help guide that follows over the next 4 pages has some useful hints and tips. Most of the recipies are acompanied by a photo showing you what your dish should/might look like which makes it easier to decide what to cook when you go away from the dishes that are easily recogniseable from most UK takeaway menu's.

I found this to be a great help with learning how to cook some of our favourite meals and trying some of the new dishes I'd not heard of before was a fun and tasty experience.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Habanero on 24 Feb. 2012
Format: Hardcover
A good selection of well presented recipes using easliy obtained ingredients. I'd recommend the "Fish Curry Cooked in Coconut" and the "Bengali Fish Curry". I was left a little confused though by the "Kashmiri Chicken Curry" on page 45, mainly because it's made with lamb!
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Saul Nasse on 29 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
I spent half of the noughties living in India, first in Delhi and then in Mumbai. Of course the food was fantastic, particularly that made at home by our succession of wonderful cooks. Back in England, most Indian restaurants became absolutely impossible, and even most of my Indian cook books yielded things that weren't quite right - either too curry house or too poncey. But this book is full of the food that I always ate in India, and I keep going back to it!
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By Jammer on 21 May 2011
Format: Hardcover
Don't be fooled by the small size or understated cover design, this is a book with giant flavours bursting to get out. Recipes are easy to follow, with a huge variety of styles, accompanied by great pictures and informative introduction. As a Indian-phobic cook, I was pleasantly surprised how quick a lot of the recipes were to make - definitely a book that I will use over and over again. Loved the handbag size - great idea and a nice move away from the trend to make huge glossy pictured recipe books filled with a diary of the chef's life! This book is all about the food - the way it should be. Enjoy!
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I was given this book a couple of weeks ago. I have started cooking a variety of dishes from the vast selection of recipes available. There's something for everyone and although I'm not a vegetarian I love the veg dishes. The size of the book is ideal for the kitchen, not too big that it gets in the way and is a smartly laid out. I particularly like the use of the still images. There is nearly a photo for every recipe and this is important when you're still learning new recipes, you want to see what your end product will be. Big thumbs up. I'm slowly becoming a classic Indian chef...
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Dee on 23 Jan. 2013
Format: Hardcover
Was given this fantastic book. All the dishes look so tasty cant wait to cook them all!! I would definitely recommend this book.
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