Maunika Gowardhan

Maunika Gowardhan

I’m Maunika and I’m an Indian chef and food writer. Raised in Mumbai, my food influences stem from traditional home cooking, creating authentic and delicious Indian dishes full of flavour and spice.

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My Latest Recipes

Spiced Bengali tomato chutney

That time of the year when we are thinking of a multiple to do lists and if your like me looking to make Christmas food gifts a little bit more personal and homemade. Nothing brings more joy than a jar […]

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Indian Kitchen

My debut book, Indian Kitchen is filled with regional Indian curries. With recipes to fit into your lifestyle whether you’re short of time and want a quick meal, or have friends and family coming over and want to cook a feast. This book has it all including family recipes, spice blends and cookery tips.

My Books
Indian Kitchen Book

I love Maunika's cooking. Her food is a joy - she makes incredible Indian food really achievable at home.

Jamie Oliver

Upcoming Classes

Mar 2
Authentic Indian Cookery Class *3 SPACES LEFT*
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Feb 9
South Indian Cookery Class *SOLD OUT*
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Jan 25
Indian Cookery Class at River Cottage
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The Spice Pantry

With a variety of spices in the Indian cooking repertoire it can be tricky to decide where to begin. What are the must have spices in the kitchen and how to get the most out of them? This spice guide gives you an insight to what Indian kitchens and regional communities stock up. Also simple hints, tips and tricks on how to use each spice along with a suggested list of recipes for the spices.

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Maunika's Indian Recipes App

Maunika’s Indian Recipe’s App is a guide to cooking delicious Indian curries, filled with over 400 recipes. From quick mid week meals, weekend brunch ideas, curries for family & friends. Get access to lots of recipes that have been developed exclusively for the App, along with top restaurants, places to visit including my favourite markets, resorts and street food stalls, and upcoming cookery events.