Maunika Gowardhan is an Indian chef and author. Born and raised in Mumbai, India she is now based in the UK. Through her work in food she creates and shares traditional Indian dishes with exciting flavours and ingredients that are reflective of her upbringing and heritage. Her approach to cooking is simple and enticing with the use of earthy spices, fresh herbs & blends that are synonymous with India, based around dishes that are accessible and recipes are cooked from communities across India; many of which have been part of her own family for generations.
Maunika’s career in Indian food spans over a decade and has stemmed from her love for authentic flavours, traditional cooking technique and being able to share a fresh perspective on the cuisine. She strives to bridge cultural understanding between the East and the West working tirelessly via her cookery events, books, features, TV appearances and social media presence.
Maunika’s cookbook ‘Indian Kitchen’, published by Hodder and Stoughton, is packed with traditional Indian curries alongside recipes dating back to the 1950’s from her family home in Mumbai.