About the Author
Meena Pathak OBE was born in Mumbai, India. She trained in food technology and as a chef with the prestigious Taj hotel group. In the late 1970s, she married Kirit Pathak and together they began to grow the family's spices and pickles company in England. Today, Patak's (they dropped the "h") is the UK brand leader in Indian foods, exporting to over 40 countries. Her highly successful first book, Flavours of India, won the Gourmand World Cookbook Award in 2002 for Best First Cookbook. She has also written Indian Cooking for Family and Friends. Both are published by New Holland. She lives in Bolton, Lancashire.