A little bit of this, a little bit of that Gujarati Indian Cookbook from New Zealand. A mother's secret spice; love.  By Laxmi and Jayshri Ganda - Mother Daughter duo - Front cover design, with gourmand award winning award

A little bit of this, a little bit of that Gujarati Indian Cookbook

"...precisely replicates my mother's cooking" K Patel, UK

This beautifully designed Gujarati Indian Cookbook covers an extensive range of Gujarati Indian home-cooked recipes with measurements that will help you discover what a little bit of this and a little bit of that truly is.

Created by mother daughter duo Laxmi and Jayshri Ganda from New Zealand, the pair have truly emulated the taste of home.

Awarded the prestigious "Gourmand Best in World Cookbook"

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  • 5 gold Stars, Reviews on Gujarati Cookbook - A little bit of this a little bit of that, compared to pass it on by Shobha and Keryn Kalyan, cooking with pina by Pina Patel and from gujarat with love by Vina Patel

    Our style of cooking

    "I already had a book and brought 2 more as gifts. Younger family members have said this our Gujarati style of cooking."

    - Vajiya Patel, Auckland

  • 5 gold Stars, Reviews on Gujarati Cookbook - A little bit of this a little bit of that, compared to pass it on by Shobha and Keryn Kalyan, cooking with pina by Pina Patel and from gujarat with love by Vina Patel

    Reminds me of my mothers and grandmothers cooking

    "Great book, very colorful, easy to follow recipes, and informative."

    - K Patel, NZ

  • 5 gold Stars, Reviews on Gujarati Cookbook - A little bit of this a little bit of that, compared to pass it on by Shobha and Keryn Kalyan, cooking with pina by Pina Patel and from gujarat with love by Vina Patel

    "..precisely replicate my mother's cooking"

    "A beautiful book. The recipes precisely replicate my mother's cooking. Thank you"

    - Kirty Patel, UK

  • 5 gold Stars, Reviews on Gujarati Cookbook - A little bit of this a little bit of that, compared to pass it on by Shobha and Keryn Kalyan, cooking with pina by Pina Patel and from gujarat with love by Vina Patel

    Easy to follow recipes

    "This cookbook has so many easy to follow recipes having tackled many ofthe recipes in this book it is not that hard at all." - Dharmesh B

  • 5 gold Stars, Reviews on Gujarati Cookbook - A little bit of this a little bit of that, compared to pass it on by Shobha and Keryn Kalyan, cooking with pina by Pina Patel and from gujarat with love by Vina Patel

    Delicious, traditional Gujarati recipes

    "A company that goes the extra mile for their clients. Really looking forward to trying out all these recipes."

    - Hinal Bhana, Sth Africa

  • 5 gold Stars, Reviews on Gujarati Cookbook - A little bit of this a little bit of that, compared to pass it on by Shobha and Keryn Kalyan, cooking with pina by Pina Patel and from gujarat with love by Vina Patel

    A English written Gujarati cookbook

    "Usually I would call my mum and get her to talk me through a recipe... I've been using this book for years."

    - Khushma Master

  • 5 gold Stars, Reviews on Gujarati Cookbook - A little bit of this a little bit of that, compared to pass it on by Shobha and Keryn Kalyan, cooking with pina by Pina Patel and from gujarat with love by Vina Patel

    Great for passing on knowledge

    "The recipes are just like how my Gujarati parents-in-law cooked food for the family.. also purchased the Gujarati/English spice labels." - Ruth Jasmat

  • 5 gold Stars, Reviews on Gujarati Cookbook - A little bit of this a little bit of that, compared to pass it on by Shobha and Keryn Kalyan, cooking with pina by Pina Patel and from gujarat with love by Vina Patel

    A lifesaver

    "Thank you Laxmi and Jayshri for a Gujarati Indian cookbook. I got married a month ago and this book has been a lifesaver."

    - Shanti P

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Jayshri and Laxmi Ganda, author of self published Gujarati Indian Recipe book

The duo behind the world's best Gujarati cookbook

I loved my mum's food, always the one with a spoon to eat, never the one with the frypan wanting to learn. But the time had come and I wanted to learn some of Mum's recipes, as you'd expect my own experimentations weren't tasting the same, so I called upon mum.

In what is a typical Indian mother's response, mum said "just add a little bit of this and a little bit of that", which resulted in an also typical response from me "but how much is that"?

I soon realised that these beloved family recipes were far too precious not to preserve and slowly got Mum on board to document them for future generations and to share with the wider global Gujarati community and you.

Read Laxmi & Jayshri's full story here
  • Gujarati Kadhi on tray with curry leave, garlic, chilli, star anise, cloves, chilli

    GUJARATI KADHI RECIPE

    Spicy Yoghurt Gravy Soup A very popular Gujarati dish made from yoghurt and spices. Recipe Here.

  • Gulab Jaman, a Indian donut ball made of milk powder and semolina and soaked in sugar syrup

    INDIAN DONUT BALLS

    What is Gulab Jaman

    Homemade donuts dipped in a rose (gulab) sugar syrup. Recipe Here

  • Dhania ne chutney is a coriander chutney in a bowl with spoon, fresh coriander and roots

    CORIANDER CHUTNEY

    Dhania ne Chutney

    It is mildly spicy and tangy., an Indian basil pesto. Recipe Here

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A Gujarati Indian cookbook from New Zealand born out of love gets awarded the incredible :: Gourmand Best in the World Cookbook ::

Gujarati Cookbook wins Gourmand Best in the World, Laxmi and Jayshri Ganda from New Zealand

GOURMAND WORLD COOKBOOK AWARD

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That Gujarati Indian Cookbook 

Represented New Zealand against the rest of the World and have been awarded the Best Indian Cuisine Book and Best Spices and Herbs Book at the Gourmand World

Cookbook Awards –

‘The Oscars of Food Awards’.

Documenting Authentic Gujarati Cuisine

When the Laxmi first moved to Christchurch and had to cook for her husband and the extended Ganda family, she had no cookbook to follow. Much of what Laxmi knew was by observing her mother-in-law and sisters-in-law rather than reading recipes. "We would just make the recipe up or watch someone do it, then put it together a few times, we cooked on an open flame – we didn't have electricity or gas." she says, before laughing. "Sometimes it works out, sometimes it doesn't." Read the rest of the story here