Bloomsbury to Publish Masala: Indian Cooking for Modern Living by Mallika Basu
Wholesome recipes, bold flavours and easy cheats to create a true taste of India in a modern kitchen
A seminal Indian cookbook that reflects the way we live, cook, entertain and eat today.
‘Her style of simple yet delicious Indian recipes will take you on a journey through this extravagant cuisine’ DR RUPY AUJLA
Food writer Mallika Basu grew up enjoying exotic flavours from across India in an unconventional, bustling home in Kolkata – and then spent years recreating them in a London kitchen. Now she shares those recipes, techniques and shortcuts so you too can cook wholesome, real Indian food simply.
Embrace weekday dinners with lightly spiced fish curry, wok-friendly Goan chilli beef fry or silken kofta curry made with packs of ready-rolled meatballs. For leisurely weekends, tuck into a feast of Vindaloo pulled pork; give your Sunday roast a sumptuous twist with spicy marinades, or enjoy a whole roasted cauliflower encrusted with nut butter. And that’s before you even think about swirling dosa and more for a full-on Indian brunch…
Mallika’s recipes respect the past and celebrate the present in an easy and informal way that will broaden your understanding of Indian cooking, and inspire you to return to these simple recipes time and time again.
- Simplified Indian recipes that never compromise on taste or texture
- A clean, contemporary look that is gorgeous, relatable and aspirational
- Turns the idea of a ‘greasy Indian’ on its head with a significant proportion ofhealthy recipes that are baked or grilled, as opposed to fried
- Mallika has 13k followers on Twitter and 24k followers on Instagram
“I’ve been inspired by Mallika’s cooking for years. Her style of simple yet delicious Indian recipes will take you on a journey through this extravagant cuisine. I adore the focus on flavour and her presentation is impeccable. This is certainly going to become one of my favourites and is sat proudly next to her first book on my kitchen shelf!” – Dr Rupy Aujla, author of The Doctor’s Kitchen
“Dispelling curry myths like the infamous tikka masala, Mallika Basu’s debut book makes real Indian flavours accessible for the busy homecook of today” – Independent
Author Biography: Born and brought up in Kolkata, India, Mallika Basu is a home cook and author who is passionate about fabulous and authentic Indian food. She is a spokesperson for the Great British Food Campaign and writes regularly for the Evening Standard. She lives with her family in London.