Now regarded by many as the world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey is an award-winning actress and bestselling cookery author. Her first book, An Invitation to Indian Cookery, was published in 1973 and her series for BBC television Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery made her a household name.
She has appeared in over 20 films, including Merchant Ivory’s Heat and Dust, and written over 15 cookery books, including Madhur Jaffrey’s Ultimate Curry Bible and Curry Easy, published by Ebury Press. She is currently working on her next book, Curry Nation which will be coming out this October to tie in with a brand new TV series.
Madhur Jaffrey, television’s most-loved Indian cook, returns to our screens for a major new series for the Good Food Channel in October 2012.
Travelling across Britain, visiting local Indian and South Asian communities, Madhur reveals how it’s possible to sample virtually the whole of Indian cuisine without ever leaving the British Isles.
In the official tie-in book to the series, Madhur showcases her favourite recipes with influences from all over the subcontinent: Punjabi, Goan, Parsi and Bengali amongst others. Madhur’s recipes conjure up the colour and vitality of this vibrant culture, but keep to her mantra that Indian food doesn’t need to be complicated. Always, innovative and contemporary, Madhur will even give some of these traditional recipes a twist – pairing Aloo Gobi with a very British roast lamb, for example.
Whether it’s the spicy, lentil-based specialities of Rajesthan, kebabs and kormas from Delhi, or coconut-infused curries from Kerala, we will accompany Madhur on her very personal tour of our modern-day Curry Nation.