Indian Cooking Recipes - Gujarati Food Recipe Cookbook
"My mother cooked just like Laxmimami, and grateful to you and Mami for bringing this book to publication. We think of my mother whenever we refer to the book."
The art of Indian cooking is done by intuition and everyone will have their own special touch or way to the same dish, making it even more special.
Our deepest desire is that our cookbook inspires you to connect your heart to people through the art of cooking and food; understanding the Indian love language.
If you would like us to cook for you at a dinner party or event, help fundraise for charity or even have us come round home to help cook a meal for your family and learn some tips then contact us.
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What recipes are inside?
What recipes are inside?
Indian Pantry how to set up your spices and what you'll need
Making masala Make fresh masala, Chai Masala, Garam Masala from scratch.
Indian Cooking Equipment what cooking tools our mums used and what for.
Starters Bhajees, Samosa, Patra, Pakora, Bataka Vada, Dhokla, Patoori (Khandvi) and more.
Breads and Rice Rotli (roti), Thepla, Puri, Tikkhi Puri, Gahri Rotli, Beriyani, Cumin Spiced Rice and more.
Vegetable Dishes Bataka - soupy and fried, Poha, Mug, Moong dahl, Vadu, Undhiyu, Bendha (oka), Gelorda, Karera and so much more.
Fish and Poultry Maarchli (Fish), Honya (Prawns), Curried Eggs, Soupy chicken, Masala Chicken and more.
Meat Dishes Gorse (Lamb), BBQ Chops, Hota, Kebabs, Fried masala Lamb, Meatballs, Kheemo (mince) and more.
Sides and Condiments Kadhi, Raita, Papad, Kechiya, Ghee, Dahi, Kachumber, Chutneys, Pickles (Lemon and Mango) and so much more,
Desserts and Sweets Jelabee, Kajul Katri (Cashew Slice), Barfi, Panda, Nan Khatai, Gulab Jaman, Hulva, Maagaj and soo much more.
Snacks and Drinks, Mulpura, Chakri, Sero, Lapsi, Sakarparda, Gathiya, Fafra, Sev Khamni, Chai, Falooda and more.
Many Indian ladies left their home villages with their husbands, searching for a better future.
They found their home in a place known as the land of the long white cloud: New Zealand. Bringing their knowledge of spices, they brought their Indian flavours, colours and traditions.
The next generation, generations after, and even their kiwi friends and families ask these mothers how to make a great curry. With a typical response that we hear all too often.
"A little bit of this and a little bit of that," often questioned, but how much is that?
Jayshri and her mother, Laxmi, explore these dishes and hope to have found an answer that they would like to share with you.
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You will receive a downloadable link to your epub file for 3 digital devices immediately after purchase so you can begin your cooking journey today.
Returns & Refunds
Returns & Refunds
Is the book written in English or Gujarati? English. Each title is first written in Gujarati script, followed by the Gujarati name we use around the home. The pronunciation is written beside in brackets to help you verbalise it, and below is a description of what the dish includes. Ie: Stir Fried Potatoes, Bataka nu Shaak, બટાકા નુ શાક. “This is the most basic and simple Indian potato curry dish, one that can be learned when young. It has a dry texture and goes well with spicy yoghurt gravy (khadhi) and lentil rice (kitchdi)”
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Do you ship overseas? Yes, we can ship anywhere in the world. Please check our shipping rates
How long will it take for my delivery? New Zealand and Australia is generally 2-3 days, with rural being longer. Any covid lockdowns or Isolation rules may cause delays. Overseas, anywhere from 2 weeks+ in the current climate.
Can I return/exchange my product? Yes, please see our returns policy
How do I get started with Gujarati Cooking? We suggest establishing a pantry before you start, the Indian spice tin is a great way to get your spices sorted, and check out our equipment. Alternatively you can visit your local Indian grocery store to get the basic pantry goods for your favourite recipes. Also visit our pantry pages at the beginning of the our cookbook to help create your own paste and masala mixes like chai masala and garam masala.
Are the cooking times and measurements exact? Gas and electric stoves will vary for cooking times, so a little bit of your own intuition will be helpful. Tablespoon measurements purchased in New Zealand can sometimes be Australian standard which can be of a higher quantity: 20ml, so be sure to check before you start. These recipes are created by the more common US tablespoon standard: 15ml
Who developed the recipes in this cookbook? The recipes have been passed down from generation to generation from my great grandmother, grandmother, and mother—all originating in Avda Falia, Navsari in Gujarat, India. When my mother, Laxmi Ganda, married my father and moved to New Zealand at 17, she brought her knowledge of spices and raised us three kids on her delicious meals. Mum learned much more when she came to New Zealand through her mother in law and sister-in-law and integrated many of her cooking skills to incorporate the kiwi culture. These recipes are traditionally from Gujarat and taste like home, although some have a kiwi spin like Kheemo pie. Spicy Lamb Pie! All the recipes have been recorded by Jayshri (Laxmi's 2nd daughter) with actual measurements instead of intuition via sight and smell. Together the we put together this cookbook to share with you. Read our story here.
Who is this cookbook for? This book is for all second generation Gujarati born children and adults, for those married into Gujarati families, and for the lover of Indian food or for the western born Gujarati Indian who would like to explore more of their culture through cooking. The book is presented in English to enable the multicultural people of the world an opportunity to understand Gujarati food.
My deepest desire is that this cookbook inspires you to connect your heart to people through the art of cooking and food; understanding the Indian love language" – Jayshri Ganda
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What we love
• GUJARATI & ENGLISH INDEX If you know a dish as Prawn Curry or Honya, you'll find both.
• MASALA RECIPES How to make Chai masala, Garam Masala etc from scratch.
• EXTENSIVE VEG SECTION Our vegetarian recipes are the biggest section of the cookbook.
• MEAT DISHES Not so traditional in India, but who doesn't love soupy chicken and gorse.
• SWIPE THROUGH ON EBOOK Just like photos on your phone swipe through the pictures to choose your meal.
• TOUCH BUTTON SECTIONS ON EBOOK Easily touch a recipe or section and you'' be instantly taken there without having to turn the pages.
What people are saying
I can start learning meals that she always keeps to herself
"My mum's the same where she never has a recipe to give me hahaha. So this way I can start learning meals that she always keeps to herself haha. Easiest way for any Indian mum to have her kids come home so often when we're all really busy."
tried to put the recipes on paper as Ba was cooking.
"All, my brothers, sister and sisters-in-law refer to your book. We all think it is excellently presented with recipes that my mother used to cook.
Before my mother passed away in March 2020, all my sister & sisters-in-law tried to put the recipes on paper as Ba was cooking"
My mother cooked just like Laxmimami,
My mother cooked just like Laxmimami, and grateful to you and Mami for bringing this book to publication. We think of my mother whenever we refer to the book.
..recipes that my mother used to cook.
"It was my brother, Pravin who came across your cookbook and contacted you. Thank you for sending a hardcopy of the book to Bapuji.
All, my brothers, sister and sisters-in-law refer to your book. We all think it is excellently presented with recipes that my mother used to cook."