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Indian Cooking for Modern Living

“From midweek dinners to sumptuous weekend feasts, food writer Mallika Basu offers tips and techniques to help you create real Indian food, simply”
Huffington Post UK

Mallika Basu

Born and brought up in Kolkata, in a high-profile political family, I was despatched to England for my undergraduate degree by my family, with the recipe for one chicken curry and one dal. I didn’t even know how to boil an egg when I arrived at university. After my Master’s degree, I started trying to replicate the gorgeous and wholesome food I grew up on in my very own, and thoroughly modern, Indian kitchen in London.

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My kids have discovered Grease so we are belting the songs on Karaoke while I’m teaching them that boys should never talk about girls like that and girls should never change themselves for a man

Converted leftover baked chicken into pulao so I could max out time outdoors with the kids. British sunshine is a tad different to Indian sunshine - you must never waste it!… https://t.co/CLqsyaZQw3

It’s hard to replicate a dish that a parent cooked, but left no written instructions. My mother used to make a simple egg curry, I wanted to cook, to relive the memories, but I lacked the onfidence. Until today. Turned out close to my mothers. From 30 years ago. #AshCooks

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