Spice for Life

Healthy and Wholesome Indian Cooking by Anjula Devi

As every good Indian cook knows, real Indian food is always made at home, in which the combination of spices and ingredients are closely guarded secrets. In this book, chef Anjula Devi reveals over 100 secret family recipes that are not just delicious but healthy and wholesome too. Using only the freshest ingredients, ranging from slow cooked Lamb Dhansak to quick stir-fried Asparagus with Coconut, from breakfast through to supper, each dish is clearly explained and easy to follow. Whether you’re an expert or a novice at cooking Indian food, the results will be mouthwatering and good for you.

Anjula’s food is like no other.  ‘With her effortless charm and encyclopaedic knowledge of her craft, she’s set to blaze a trail is a new domestic goddess’ The Daily Mail

Born and brought up in Southall in the early 1970s, by the age of ten, Anjula Devi was grinding and blending spices to perfection, taught by her father who was a brilliant and inspirational cook.  Using fresh ingredients from their back garden and from the market, they invented dishes that drew in all of their neighbours. Anjula has made Indian food her career, passing on the wealth of knowledge accumulated with her father. She has founded her own cooking school, demonstrates at BBC Good Food Shows, has been appointed Brand Ambassador for the world’s largest Indian food company TRS Foods and created her own brand – ‘Route 207’. The brand is named after the London bus journey which Anjula and her father used to make to buy spices, vegetables and fresh fish.

We’ve known for a while, but it seems were now allowed to talk about it.  We’re delighted to reveal that Spice for Life author, Anjula Devi, has been taken on as Consultant Chef by Manchester United – and here’s a photo to prove it!


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Anjula Devi tells how you can add spice to life without ordering in calorie-laden Indian takeaways.  In the Healthy Food Guide magazine November issue Anjula encourages you to choose the authentic healthier spice trail.  Click here to read the article.

Anjula’s fabulous Supper Clubs, currently taking place in Wimbledon, showcase recipes from her book Spice for Life.  Click here to watch her latest guests enjoying a wonderful Christmas festive feast.  Keep your eyes peeled for her next event.

Sophie, a passionate food blogger and Warwickshire’s Home Cook of the Year, writes a lovely review of Anjula Devi’s Spice for Life and she tests out several of the recipes with her family.  Click below to read her comments on these delectable dishes.

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Anjula will be appearing in the Winter Kitchen at the BBC Good Food Show at the Birmingham NEC which takes place between 30th Nov – 3rd Dec.  Click HERE for one of her delicious signature dishes – Pulled spiced lamb.  For more information on the event click here.

Anjula will be appearing at the Early Early Christmas Show (at Tedworth Park, Tidworth, Wilts SP9 7AH) in support for ABF The Soldier’s Charity on 26th and 27th September.  This is an incredibly worthy cause that supports and cares for our soldiers.

You can have a 45 minute cookery lesson with Anjula before or after you shop.  Numbers will be limited, so book early on ku.gr1544724143o.ria1544724143fcee@1544724143ofni1544724143 or tel. 01980 611211 / 078180 90913.  All proceeds go to the charity.  Click here for further information.

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Click below to read about Indian cuisine connoisseur Anjula Devi’s inspiration for cooking in Good Things online magazine.

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Thank you to bookshop manager Tuija and her team at Waterstones Kingston for their welcome and support for Anjula’s book Spice for Life.  A glowing recommendation here from Tuija.  

Click here to view Anjula’s masterclass videos which will guide you through the mysteries of combining spices, and give simple tips on how to create her delicious healthy Indian food.  More recipes in the coming weeks!

Sophie Haydock, Sunday Times Food Writer and supporter of VSO, explains how this British school dinner staple is becoming a foodie sensation in Bangladesh.

Indian chef Anjula Devi’s dad was her inspiration.  He grew up on a farm in Kenya and the first time he saw broccoli was when he arrived in the UK.  He was so intrigued with this vegetable that it was one of the first dishes he created, along with runner beans grown in their back garden.  Click here for the recipe and to see a video of Anjula making it.