Anjum Anand is the face of Indian cookery. She has been described as ‘the Indian Nigella’ and is a wonderful advocate for simple, healthy, colourful, low-fat Indian food.
Her first six-part prime-time BBC2 series Indian Food Made Easy aired in 2007 to a fanfare of positive publicity. Her first television tie-in book, INDIAN FOOD MADE EASY, published by Quadrille, remained in the bestseller list for eight weeks and has sold more than 330,000 copies. Quadrille has also published ANJUM’S NEW INDIAN, the tie-in to Anjum’s second six-part BBC2 television series in 2008, and ANJUM’S EAT RIGHT FOR YOUR BODY TYPE, which became one of the best-selling health books of 2010.
Anjum was voted Personality of the Year at the 2009 British Curry Awards and her fifth book, I LOVE CURRY, published by Quadrille in 2010, is the essential book for all lovers of Indian food. Anjum Anand’s first book INDIAN EVERY DAY was published by Headline in 2003 and remains an Indian cookery ‘must have’.
In Spring 2011, Anjum and her husband, Adarsh Sethia, launched a new range of authentic and traditional Indian sauces called The Spice Tailor. Each sauce comes with specially selected spices which give the dishes their homely flavour, for which Anjum is famous. Anjum was also a Guest Director at the 2011 Times Cheltenham Literary Festival.
Anjum lives with Adarsh, and their children, Mahi and Aditey, in north London but travels regularly to visit her family in India.
Anjum Anand, ‘Root Vegetable and Coconut Masala’ BBC Indian Food Made Easy