The Best Indian Cookbooks

Here at The Happy Foodie, there's nothing we love more than tucking into a really great curry. Discover some of our favourite Indian cookbooks and most-loved recipes in this cookbook collection.

Made in India: Cooked in Britain: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen  by Meera Sodha

Meera Sodha introduces Britain to the food she grew up eating here every day in her first, best-selling cookbook. Her food is fresh, vibrant and surprisingly quick and easy to make. The Pistachio and Yoghurt Chicken Curry is a particular highlight.

Get your hands on a copy of Made in India here

Fresh India by Meera Sodha

Another fantastic guide to Indian cookery from Meera Sodha, and this time meat-free. From rice dishes to curries and sides, the 120 recipes in this beautiful cookbook are bursting with authenticity and flavour and provide inspiration for vegetarian cooking for every occasion.

Get your copy of Fresh India here.

Curry Easy - by Madhur Jaffrey

In this delicious collection of recipes, Madhur Jaffrey shows us that Indian food need not be complicated or involve hours in the kitchen. Madhur's Minced Lamb with Potatoes is now a firm family favourite.

Get your copy of Curry Easy here.

Rick Stein's India by Rick Stein

What makes a good curry? Sensual spicy aromas or thick, creamy sauces? Rick journeys through India to find the answer, searching this colourful, chaotic nation in search of the truths behind our love affair with its food. His recipe for Cod Curry is one of the most popular on The Happy Foodie site.

Get your copy of Rick Stein's India here.

Mother India at Home: Recipes Pictures Stories by Monir Mohammed & Martin Gray

With recipes from Monir Mohammed, owner of the award-winning restaurant, Mother India at Westminster Terrace in Glasgow, the book incorporates a mix of signature Mother India dishes, and others designed specifically for home cooking. The Chana Daal with Scallops is perfect for entertaining.

Get your copy of Mother India here.

The spice tree

The Spice Tree by Nisha Katona

Centered around an easy-to-follow infographic, this cookbook is for anyone wanting to learn how to use and improvise with Indian spices. It will show you what spices and ingredients always go together in the Indian kitchen and how to whip up generous, aromatic, flavoursome recipes with ease. A must-have for fans of authentic Indian food. 

Get your copy of The Spice Tree here.

Madhur Jaffrey: Curry Easy Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey

Following on from her bestselling cookbook, Curry Easy, Madhur's, Curry Easy Vegetarian offers over 200 simply delicious meat-free recipes. Madhur cooks a tantalising, mouth-watering array of veggie dishes and proves, yet again, how easy it is to cook authentic Indian food at home. The Whole Red Lentils with Cumin & Shallots Sabut Masoor is out of this world.

Get your copy of Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Easy: Vegetarian here.

Curry: Fragrant Dishes From India, Thailand, Vietnam & Indonesia

Curry: Fragrant Dishes From India, Thailand, Vietnam & Indonesia shares the best curry from around the world, from top chefs, writers and cooks, including Vivek Singh (The Cinnamon Club), Das Sreedharan (Rasa Restaurants) and David Thompson (Nahm). The King Prawn and Pumpkin Curry is a particular highlight.

Get your copy here.


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