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.
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