Quick and delicious Indian meals from the queen of Indian home cooking
80 brilliant, flavour-packed Indian recipes to make in 30 minutes or less.
Chetna Makan's bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic tastes of Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes can all be on the table and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.
Featuring fabulous salads, traditional fast snacks, imaginative toppings for toasts, delicious dals, comforting veggie, fish and meat curries, all-in-one rice dishes, surprising raitas and dips as well as indulgent desserts, there are speedy options for every occasion.
With brilliantly useful meal plans included, dishes can be enjoyed on their own or paired together and cooked quickly for an easy feast to enjoy with friends. No complicated methods, just delicious, vibrant and varied food that the whole family can enjoy every single night of the week and in little to no time at all.
Chetna Makan was born in Jabalpur, an ancient city in Central India. She has a degree in fashion and worked in Mumbai as a fashion designer before moving to the UK in 2003.
Chetna reached the semi-final of The Great British Bake Off in 2014, and her first book, The Cardamom Trail, is a celebration of baking with Indian flavours. She is the author of four other titles: Chai, Chaat & Chutney (2017), Chetna's Healthy Indian (2019), Chetna's Healthy Indian Vegetarian (2020) and Chetna's 30 Minute Indian (2021). She has a very popular YouTube channel 'Food with Chetna' where she shares her creative flair for food.