Indian Kitchen Cookbook and spice hamper giveaway!


Easter is nearly upon us and to be honest so is Holi; the Indian festival of colours! I could not be more excited to announce a giveaway! So I am teaming up with some of my favorite spice brands including Mmm and Steenbergs to give TWO lucky winners a chance to win some of their amazing spices, pickles and a signed copy of my cookbook Indian Kitchen. I love using their spices and recommend them to anyone looking for flavour and depth in Indian cooking.

All you have to do is subscribe to this website AND leave a comment below telling me what your favorite recipe from my website is. If you have already subscribed to the website make sure to leave your comments in the box below.

Winners will be announced on the 31st of March 2016. The competition is open worldwide.

Looking forward reading your comments and announcing the winners. Good luck everyone!

  • juliebooth

    My favourite recipe of yours is Mughlai Karahi Gosht

    Slow cooked lamb curry with tomatoes, garlic and garam masala

    as I love the tender lamb with my favourite garlic and tomatoes. Absolutely delicious

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Thanks Julie this is wonderful to hear!

  • Steph

    My favorite is the Sindhi seyal lamb

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Mine too!

  • viajedelavida

    One of my favorite recipes on your site is Marathi Kolambi Masala. I love all seafood curries – in particular with prawns or squid. I would be very grateful if you could add your take on saag aloo, aloo gobi and Bombay potatoes to your site.

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Love seafood! Yes ofcourse will be adding loads more recipes:)

      • viajedelavida

        Many thanks for replying, and for the great recipes.

  • MidTierStatus

    Kori Gassi – the mangalorean chicken curry

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Authentic mangalore cooking and such a gem of a recipe!

  • Jon

    Your Laal Maas recipe is the closest I have come to the best curry I have ever had in Rajasthan.

    • Maunika Gowardhan


  • Gordon

    Hi there. I love the Mughlai Karahi Gosh. Its simply divine.

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Thank you!

  • SoosieQ

    My favourite ..Marathi Kolambi Masala

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      My mother would be so glad to hear that its her recipe!

  • Rob T

    I love all the recipes I have tried so far, but out of all of them I absolutely love Matar Ki Kachori, they are just so tasty and perfect when friends come round for a glass of wine!
    I now live in Spain, so I have to bring all the spices I need back in my suitcase, especially the rarer ones like Mango powder etc.

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Classic Indian street food and I have so many fond memories eating them through my travels across India.

  • Jennifer

    I love the Goan Khatkhate (though i have to go a bit easy on the spice) a great deal right now. My kids demolish it and I get to feel good about all the healthy lentils and veggies they are eating

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Wonderful to hear the kids enjoy it too!

  • verner

    Butter Chicken – after years of trying to find a way to make this dish the way authentic indian restaurants have, I finally found the one!

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Yay! Happy to hear that.

  • coldclimate

    Mughlai Karahi Gosh! UK lamb is amazing andd people don’t cook with bones enough

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      So much more flavour with meat on the bone!

  • Fred

    Indian Chilli Chicken is my favorite recipe thus far but many more I want to try.

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Glad you like it! A popular Indian Chinese dish. Hope you enjoy the other recipes:)

  • Salmo

    Palak Murgh is my favourite. Beautifully spiced an absolute winner.

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Cant go wrong with chicken and spinach!

  • Jack Wilcox

    Has to be your Murgh Makhani – absolutely delicious

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Thank you and good luck!

  • Samantha Georghiades

    The butter chicken/Murgh Makhani every time amazing!!!!

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Ahh! A classic Delhi dish and one of my all time favorite curries.

  • Stephen Bray

    Totally love the Mughlai Karahi Gosh recipe amazing thank you for all your wonderful recipes .

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      I agree:) Thank you and happy to hear this!

  • ladida80

    I’m vegetarian, so I really love Dal in all variations. Your Tadka Dal is really so good. I’m the biggest fan of Indian Food! Best regards from Germany.

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      There is such a variety of vegetarian dishes in Indian cuisine!

  • Emma M

    I love all of your recipes Maunika but my favourite has to be your lamb Mughlai Karahi Gosht. It is simply delicious and the flavours are so fragrant but delicate. I am a 17 year old aspiring cook from New Zealand and an Indian Food fanatic. Thank you for sharing your wonderful recipes, I am so glad I came to watch your video on Jamie Oliver’s food tube and could then experience your recipes. 🙂

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      How wonderful is this! And so glad you enjoy Indian recipes and spices.

  • Phal

    My favourite recipe of yours is Mughlai Karachi Gosht,

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Cant go wrong with a lamb curry:)

  • tanja

    I love your goan khatkhate and especially love the rose, cardamon and pistachio ice cream

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      Such a classic Goan recipe and good to hear.

  • Ken Howard

    So many are my favorite, don’t think there is enough room to list them all. Please keep them recipes coming 🙂

    • Maunika Gowardhan

      That is so kind! Glad to hear it:)

  • Sharon

    You so are so talented, so many diversed and colourful dishes! It looks so good and you made me hungry just by trying to pick one. I choose Matar ki Kachori 🙂

  • Helen G

    Butter chicken 🙂 this would be a dream prize, I love cooking and would adore the chance to cook more Indian recipes.

  • Revanth

    My favorite would actually have to be the Hyderabadi Chicken Korma. It was so yummy and rich but also surprising in flavor compared to other telangana chicken dishes I’ve had. But all your recipes are amazing 🙂 I’m constantly making your butter chicken. Your recipes have given me confidence in cooking Indian food!

  • Alicia H

    It’s a toss between the Murgh Korma and the Bengali Kumro Chenchki but would go with the Chenchki because of my Bengali roots. I am from a mixed background and was born and bred in London – my father is Bangladeshi and my mother is Guyanese – and she herself is mixed (Indian, Portuguese and Native South American). My food repitoire is therefore a bit of a hybrid and has many influences, but it has also been dominated by Guyanese food having been brought up by my Mother. I wanted to find and add some authentic recipes, not only in flavours but technique too. Luckily, I came across one of your photos on Instagram and have since tried (and have loved) many of your recipes, which has made it a difficult choice to pick one as my favouritue. But, the flavours of your Bengali Kumro Chenchki lend a familiarity and bring me that little bit closer to my father’s heritage too.

  • Maxine

    I make your Kashmiri Paneer Masala all the time and it always is loved by others when I cook it! As a non-meat eater, I really appreciate all of your vegetarian recipes. Thanks

  • amy

    It would have to be lamb biryani!

  • Hurmeet Kaur

    I love to make your Khatte Chole – they never fail to impress and the best thing is the kids love them too!! yum yum, I know what’s for dinner tonight!!!

  • Linda Ann

    For me, it’s Bengali Cholar Dal – Dal is my favourite comfort food, and this one really is at another level!

  • Damaris

    My favorite is Tadka Dal. I love love love it. It’s something I can whip up anytime. Delicious!

  • Rukhsar Ahmed

    It has to be your butter chicken, I discovered it on YouTube and just had to make it and it was so delicious!

  • Janet

    It is the basic paneer recipe. Store-bought can not compete with the homemade in terms of taste and texture and it is so easy! Great addition to any vegetarian dishes and allows me to experiment with different spices.

  • pribee86

    The Maharastrian ones are my favourite, especially the recent bangdyache kalwan. I love fish of all kind and that just took me right back home

  • Maunika Gowardhan

    Thank you so much everyone for all your comments!! Amazing to see you are enjoying the recipes. Many congratulations to James Sture and Maninder Kaur Mann. Your cookbook copies are on their way to you!


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