People Power in Publishing

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Aaaaand we have liftoff!

After nearly a decade of popular demand, public campaiging and my persevering to get it republished and back out there, since it fell out of print, the day has finally arrived! Cooking Like Mummyji is now available again to buy in all good UK bookstores and on Amazon! International sales coming soon, but it is already available for pre-order in the United States!

Now back in a fully revised, stunningly redesigned edition with newly commissioned photography, this exciting new edition of the critically acclaimed and much-loved award-winning global bestseller is dedicated to what has become known as the CLM Family: all the incredibly loyal supporters of Cooking Like Mummyji round the globe since it was first published in 2003 and have urged for it to be republished, you are the beating pulse of the book’s journey.

Thank you, deeply and sincerely, for taking the time out over the years to write to me, from all over the world, crossing geographic, age, gender and ethnic boundaries. It shows the amazing role that food plays in our lives. No matter who we are or where we are, it brings people together, gives us comfort, makes us feel at home.

Reading your words has meant everything to me, and kept me going all those years. You have so warmly adopted this book into your kitchens, lives and hearts, so I feel this is now YOUR book.

Thank you x

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Piquant and juicy Shimla Mirch Parkhe – Charred Stuffed Peppers

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This March weather with its broad streaks of sunshine but nippy winds are making me instictively want lighter, brighter flavours but also a touch of comfort. These fit the bill perfectly and are a firm favouite. They are also a great example of how not every Indian dish is smothered in sauce…

Whole juicy peppers, sometimes in a gem-like array of colours, are gently blistered on the outside to give a smoky char and filled with a piquant, silky mash that is just bursting with the flavours of ground pomegranate, cumin, chilli, ginger and coriander. The tartness of the filling contrasts perfectly with the blushing sweetness of the peppers… Continue reading

Fresh and wholesome Gobi di Sabji – Spiced Steamed Cauliflower

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No one gets as excited about cauliflower season as Indians, but that’s because we know how to make utterly scrumptious gobi di sabji out of them.

Banish any memories you have of this vegetable as soggy, malodorous and bland from school dinners, and embrace this delicious dish, a real Punjabi home classic, where the delicate sweetness of the cauliflower is enhanced by a whisper of subtle, earthy spices… Continue reading

Heavenly Coconut Fish Dream

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Am writing this while basking in some stunning London sunshine streaming through my windows on this February Friday, so am definitely wanting equally sunny flavours for my supper! This immediately brings to mind one of my most popular, and easiest, recipes, with a dreamy coconut lilt giving some serious tropical holiday vibes… Continue reading

Super fast, super healthy, super versatile – Green Masala Coriander Marinade

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Happy February! Whether you’re hitting your stride with New Year’s Resolutions to eat better, just getting those new healthy habits off the ground or looking for a comforting dish full of vibrant flavour that hints at warmer weather, this marinade fits the bill.

Used here for the simplest but utterly delicious tandoori-style baked chicken, eating healthily doesn’t have to mean cold salads, bland flavours and hours of prep using lots of different utensils… Continue reading

Classic and aromatic Punjabi Thariwala Chicken

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At this time of year I always get terribly homesick from having indulged in and chowed down as much of my family’s cooking over the Christmas holidays as humanly possible, so there is nothing better for me to cook as a reminder of home than this very traditional and heart-warming Punjabi classic of tender meat cooked on the bone with creamy, soft potatoes soaking up the rich and shimmering caramelised onion and tomato sauce… Continue reading