chetna makan cookbook

Chocolate, coconut and peanut cake

Chocolate, coconut and peanut cake

Chocolate, coconut and peanut cake excerpted from Chetna’s Easy Baking: with a twist of spice by Chetna Makan. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Chetna’s Easy Baking: with a twist of spice by Chetna Makan. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Chetna’s popular and accessible style has charmed millions of people since her first appearance on our screens in The Great British Bake Off. Since then, she has written several bestselling cookbooks that combine her creative flavours with a love of simple Indian home cooking.

In this new collection, Chetna showcases delicious sweet and savoury bakes which have easy-to-find ingredients and simple-to-follow methods, but a special flavour twist to make your bakes sing and shine. That could be a spice you might not expect, such as star anise in a tarte Tatin, a fusion of global incidences such as Masala Focaccia, or a twist on a classic, such as a drizzle cake dazzling with mango and ginger. Proving once again that simple baking methods are the best, Chetna’s inspirational recipes are a joy to make and share with your favourite people. (more…)

Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Mushroom and Cashew Curry, Chetna’s Healthy Indian Vegetarian. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Chetna's Healthy Indian Vegetarian

Chetna Makan‘s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic mix of vegetarian and vegan dishes found in Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes celebrate plant-based food at its best – delicious, vibrant, varied and nutritious. Nothing complicated; just beautiful food for everyone – and so healthy that you can enjoy it every day.

With over 80 delicious recipes that vegetarians and even the most dedicated of meat-eaters can enjoy. Chetna shows just how creative you can be with even the most humble of vegetables. This book is packed with flavour and innovative ideas whilst being easy and accessible for home cooks.

Recipes include Garlic and tamarind soup, Gram flour stuffed chillies, Cheese and potato chapatti sandwich, Mushroom and Cashew Curry, Courgette kofta curry, Beetroot and sweet potato korma, and Masala paneer.

Chetna’s Healthy Indian: Vegetarian: Everyday Veg and Vegan Feasts Effortlessly Good for You is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Mango and Mint Salad

Mango and Mint Salad

Photography by Nassima Rothacker

We all know there is more to Indian food than just curries; it can also be really healthy, fresh and delicious. Chetna’s Healthy Indian contains home cooking at its best—straightforward methods, very few ingredients, crowd-pleasing flavours, nourishment and comfort. It draws upon inspiration from Chetna’s family and friends, creating realistic recipes for midweek, after work, busy weekends or when you simply want to look after yourself with wholesome food.

You’ll find 80 delicious recipes that require minimum time and effort, including Onion & whole spice chicken curry, Tandoori pan-fried sea bream, Paneer & cavalo nero saag and Baked cardamom & pistachio yogurt pots. (more…)