recipe is published with the permission of Manju
Malhi from her book 'Brit
Spice'. Manju first made her mark on
the BBC 2 'Food & Drink' show in 1999,
beating hundreds of other competitors to secure
a guest cookery slot. And she hasn't looked back.
After the success of her 2001 TV series 'Simply
Indian', she has now published her first book.
upbringing in the Indian community of Middlesex
strongly influences her cooking style, yet she
has given a modern twist to traditional methods
to produce a 'Brit Indi' style of food. She has
developed an unusual yet easy cuisine, simplifying
complicated Indian dishes without the need for
use of countless spices. Many of the recipes have
their roots in recipes handed down from her mother.
dish in 'Brit Spice' is accessible, easy to follow
and quick to make, using ingredients that are
readily available nationwide. Her fresh approach
makes Indian cookery a pleasure - not a daunting
challenge - with consistently delicious results.
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peas are popular in Britain's chippies but I've
gone a step further by seasoning them with a few
simplespices. Marrowfat peas are not available
in India, but many Indians stuff chapatis with
mashed spiced fresh peas".