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Madhur Jaffrey - Author

About the Author

Now regarded by many as the world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey was born in Delhi and is an award-winning actress and bestselling cookery author. Her first book, An Invitation to Indian Cookery, was published in 1973 and since then she has written over 15 cookbooks, now considered classics in their field, including Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible and Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian. She has appeared in over 20 films, including Merchant Ivory's Heat and Dust and Cotton Mary. In 2006 she published her memoir of childhood, Climbing the Mango Trees.

Featured books by Madhur Jaffrey

Curry Easy Vegetarian

Curry Easy Vegetarian

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Madhur Jaffrey is the queen of curries and the world authority on Indian Food, having published over 15 cookbooks on the subject over the last 40 years. Following on from her bestselling cookbook, Curry Easy, Madhur is back with a beautiful new cookbook, Vegetarian Curry Easy. Offering over 200 brand new and simply delicious recipes, Madhur cooks a tantalising, mouth-watering array of meat-free dishes and proves, yet again, how easy it is to cook authentic Indian food at home.

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Other books by Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible

Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/07/2019

This is the most comprehensive book ever published on curries, written by Madhur Jaffrey, the world's bestselling Indian cookery author. The influence of the Indian curry has been far-reaching: Indian immigrants and traders influenced the cooking of many other great cuisines of the world, including those of Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and China. History blends with recipes in this meticulously researched book, which will prove fascinating reading for food lovers everywhere. With over 150 mouthwatering recipes, Madhur starts with the best curry recipes in India today, moves on to Asian curries, and even includes European curry ideas such as French curry sauces. Some recipes have never before appeared in print, such as fish seasoned with tamarind and coconut and lamb braised with oranges. Also included are Madhur's tips for the best accompanying foods - she gives us recipe ideas for rice, bread, chutneys, relishes and sweets - the perfect complement for any curry. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book is set to become the standard reference book on curries.

From Curries to Kebabs Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail

From Curries to Kebabs Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 09/11/2018

From Curries to Kebabs Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail

From Curries to Kebabs Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Hardback Release Date: 23/08/2018

Seasons of Splendour Tales, Myths and Legends of India

Seasons of Splendour Tales, Myths and Legends of India

Author: Madhur Jaffrey, Michael Foreman Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 07/07/2016

India is particularly rich in colourful folkore. These stories, told by parents to their children for many generations, make a rich and dazzling collection of mythological tales drawn from a great heritage of Hindu epics - from the life of the great god Krishna to how the monkey god Hanuman helped defeat the Demon King Ravan and a host of other magical and spectacular creatures. The stories are arranged according to the sequence of the Hindu year and each is prefaced with a short personal anecdote from the author's childhood. Beautifully illustrated throughout in black line and tone by Michael Foreman.

Curry Easy Vegetarian

Curry Easy Vegetarian

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Hardback Release Date: 25/09/2014

Madhur Jaffrey is the queen of curries and the world authority on Indian Food, having published over 15 cookbooks on the subject over the last 40 years. Following on from her bestselling cookbook, Curry Easy, Madhur is back with a beautiful new cookbook, Vegetarian Curry Easy. Offering over 200 brand new and simply delicious recipes, Madhur cooks a tantalising, mouth-watering array of meat-free dishes and proves, yet again, how easy it is to cook authentic Indian food at home.

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Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation

Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/10/2012

Madhur Jaffrey, television's most-loved Indian cook, returned 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 revealed 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 Jaffrey showcases her favourite curry recipes with influences from all over the subcontinent: Punjabi, Goan, Parsi and Bengali amongst others. Carefully selected and adapted by Madhur, the 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 Indian 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 accompany Madhur Jaffrey on her very personal tour of our modern-day Curry Nation.

My Kitchen Table: 100 Weeknight Curries

My Kitchen Table: 100 Weeknight Curries

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/09/2011

This is the second Madhur Jaffrey cookbook in the My Kitchen Table series. Madhur's first book, 100 Essential Curries, offered a comprehensive selection of classic Indian recipes. This new title will provide recipes for simple curries, perfect for cooking up quickly during the week. There are family-favourites, including creamy kormas, stir-fried prawns and spicy chicken recipes, as well as satisfying stews, quick kebabs and ideas for light suppers and snacks. Some recipes are quick to make, others can be prepared ahead. Perfect for the busy cook.

My Kitchen Table: 100 Essential Curries

My Kitchen Table: 100 Essential Curries

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 06/01/2011

Madhur Jaffrey is the world's best-selling author of Indian cookery books. Here, she has collected 100 curry recipes from dals to biryanis, vegetarian to meat, simple and elaborate. Everybody loves a curry - and this cookbook has a recipe to suit every taste.

Madhur Jaffreys Quick & Easy Indian Cooking

Madhur Jaffreys Quick & Easy Indian Cooking

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/09/2007

With more than ten reprints, it's clear cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey wins the popular vote for delicious Indian recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Now with a beautiful new design and all-new photographs, Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking is ready to wow another generation of home cooks. Written by the world's foremost authority on Indian cooking, this terrific volume boasts a tantalizing array of appetizers, entres, beverages, and desserts for every occasion. From Silken Chicken and Pork Vindaloo to Fresh Red Chutney with Almonds and Sweet, Pale Orange, Mango Lassi, Quick & Easy Indian Cooking makes this exotic cuisine accessible and enjoyableas perfect for entertaining as it is for everyday cooking. This title was selected in the New York Times list of most-stained favorite cookbooks from a miscellany of chefs, authors, shop and restaurant owners, stylists and bloggers.

Climbing the Mango Trees A Memoir of a Childhood in India

Climbing the Mango Trees A Memoir of a Childhood in India

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/06/2006

'I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing Om , which means I am in Sanskrit, on my tongue with a little finger dipped in honey. When the family priest arrived to draw up my horoscope, he scribbled astrological symbols on a long scroll and set down a name for me, Indrani, or queen of the heavens . My father ignored him completely and proclaimed my name was to be Madhur ( sweet as honey ).' So begins Madhur Jaffrey's enchanting memoir of her childhood in India. Her description of growing up a in a very large, wealthy family (half a train was booked to transport the family from Delhi to the mountains for the summer) conjures up the spirit of a long lost age. Whether climbing the mango trees in her grandparents' orchard, armed with a mixture of salt, pepper, red chillies and roasted cumin, or enjoying picnics in the foothills of the Himalayas, reached by foot, rickshaw, palanquin or horse, where meatballs stuffed with sultanas and mint leaves, cauliflowers flavoured with ginger and coriander, and spiced pooris with hot green mango pickle were devoured, food forms a major leitmotiv of this beautifully written memoir. With recipes drawn from memories of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, weddings and picnics, moving effortlessly from the lamb meatballs of Moghul emperors to the tamarind chutneys of the streets, this book will appeal to keen armchair cooks, as well as fans of Madhur the world over.

Climbing the Mango Trees A Memoir of a Childhood in India

Climbing the Mango Trees A Memoir of a Childhood in India

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: CD-Audio Release Date: 06/10/2005

'I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing Om , which means I am in Sanskrit, on my tongue with a little finger dipped in honey. When the family priest arrived to draw up my horoscope, he scribbled astrological symbols on a long scroll and set down a name for me, Indrani, or queen of the heavens . My father ignored him completely and proclaimed my name was to be Madhur ( sweet as honey ).' So begins Madhur Jaffrey's enchanting memoir of her childhood in India. Her description of growing up a in a very large, wealthy family (half a train was booked to transport the family from Delhi to the mountains for the summer) conjures up the spirit of a long lost age. Whether climbing the mango trees in her grandparents' orchard, armed with a mixture of salt, pepper, red chillies and roasted cumin, or enjoying picnics in the foothills of the Himalayas, reached by foot, rickshaw, palanquin or horse, where meatballs stuffed with sultanas and mint leaves, cauliflowers flavoured with ginger and coriander, and spiced pooris with hot green mango pickle were devoured, food forms a major leitmotiv of this beautifully read memoir. With recipes drawn from memories of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, weddings and picnics, moving effortlessly from the lamb meatballs of Moghul emperors to the tamarind chutneys of the streets, this audiobook will appeal to keen armchair cooks, as well as fans of Madhur the world over.

An Invitation To Indian Cooking

An Invitation To Indian Cooking

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/10/2003

This new paperback of Madhur Jaffrey's modern culinary classic is the companion to Eastern Vegetarian Cooking: it will come as a revelation to all those whose experience of Indian cuisine has been confined to restaurants in Britain. In her fascinating Introduction the author vividly describes the vast scope of Indian cooking, the regional differences in taste and method, and the special qualities of the food of her native Delhi; she provides a comprehensive list of the various herbs and spices used in India, a glossary of cookery terms and some suggested menus. The recipes range from soups to desserts, with meat, fish and egg dishes, vegetables, rice and bread, chutneys and pickles, and a section on summer cooking and barbeques. All are clearly and simply set out, with many helpful hints from Madhur Jaffrey's own wide experience. The wealth of colourful detail and incidental information makes An Invitation to Indian Cooking as much a pleasure to read as it is to use.

Madhur Jaffrey's Step-By-Step Cookery

Madhur Jaffrey's Step-By-Step Cookery

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Hardback Release Date: 19/10/2000

Wonderful recipes, step-by-step guidance and personal anecdotes from one of the world's favourite cooks. Includes all the guidance you need on ingredients and techniques.

The Essential Madhur Jaffrey

The Essential Madhur Jaffrey

Author: Madhur Jaffrey Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 02/09/1999

Madhur Jaffrey is the authority on Indian food and is known and loved for her knowledgeable yet accessible writing on the subject. The Essential Madhur Jaffrey contains all her most popular recipes in one volume, including everything from delicious meat and fish curries to vegetarian meals and recipes for chutneys and pickles. Based on a broad range of regional Indian cuisines, the recipes have been selected to provide meal ideas for all kinds of occasions, from quick after-work meals to more elaborate dishes for entertaining. Informative introductions and notes on ingredients and equipment give fascinating background information. This is a classic collection of Indian recipes from the world's leading authority on Indian cooking.

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