Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey was born in Delhi and began her career as an actress.

At 19 years old, Madhur came to London to study drama at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and taught herself to cook through correspondence with her mother.

She wrote her first book in 1974, and in 1982 the BBC series Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking made her a household name. She has written over 15 bestselling cookery books on Asian cuisine.

Madhur returns to television in 2012 with Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation, a series exploring the Brittish love affair with Indian cuisine.

See recipes and more on Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation.

Books

Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation, Ebury Press, Oct 2012
Curry Easy, Ebury Press, Sep 2010
Indian Cooking, Barron's Educational Series, 2003
Ultimate Curry Bible, Ebury Press, 2003
Flavours of India, BBC Books, 1995
World Vegetarian Cookbook , Ebury Press, 1998

Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey's Recipes



 
Madhur Jaffreys garam masala
Madhur Jaffreys garam masala

Madhur Jaffrey shares her family’s version of this strong and aromatic garam masala spice mix

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
15 min

Lamb meatball curry
Lamb meatball curry

Madhur Jaffrey recreates Jagdish Kaur from Punjab’n de Rasoi's simple lamb meatballs, or kofte, served in a rich chilli sauce

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 50 min

Masala dosa
Masala dosa

Madhur Jaffrey recreates this dosa filling, from Chennai Sangeetha Restaurant in London, as a vegetarian alternative to a meaty dosa filling

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Mixed black dal
Mixed black dal

Madhur Jaffrey recreates Southall Gurdwara’s slow-cook dal recipe – it's simple to make and only needs the occasional stir

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
2 hrs 55 min

Sweet yellow rice
Sweet yellow rice

Madhur Jaffrey’s golden saffron rice is known in India as meetha pullao - it is bursting with warming spices, sweet sultanas and soft almonds

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 35 min

Lamb Biryani
Lamb Biryani

Madhur Jaffrey's flavoursome lamb biryani is studded with onions, sultanas and almonds and topped with hard boiled eggs

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



intermediate

Total time
2 hrs 40 min

Cauliflower with potatoes
Cauliflower with potatoes

Madhur Jaffrey recreates the Indian vegetable dish is known as aloo gobi. In Gurbax Kaur's recipe, cumin seeds, fenugreek and dried spices infuse it with authentic flavour

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Chicken tikka masala
Chicken tikka masala

There’s no skimping on taste here – Madhur Jaffrey uses plenty of cream, lemon and garlicky flavourings in this Indian-Brit favourite

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr 20 min

Beetroot with Onions
Beetroot with Onions

Carmine-coloured and speckled with cumin seeds, Madhur Jaffrey's side dish makes a vibrant addition to any Indian banquet - perfect as a foil for a hot curry

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars



easy

Total time
1 hr

Chicken in a coriander sauce
Chicken in a coriander sauce on Market Kitchen

For a flavoursome way to pep up some chicken, try Madhur Jaffrey’s delicious recipe

Avg user rating: 3 out of 5 stars

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easy

Total time
1 hr 5 min