Manju Malhi is a TV chef and a cookbook author who was born in England to Indian parents.
She grew up in West London surrounded by Indian culture, traditions and lifestyles. However, she spent several years of her childhood in India where she explored and experienced the vast and varied cuisines of the country. In her cooking, she draws up on her past and combines it with the realities of urban Western life and has come up with her own unique Brit-Indi style of food. Her first book was the acclaimed ‘Brit Spice’. More recently she filmed a 40 part television series making British cuisine for over 100 million viewers in a series called Cooking Isn’t Rocket Science. Malhi likes to keep things simple and straightforward and loves to be known as a crossover cook.
She is working on projects teaching children how to create simple dishes with healthy ingredients as well as sharing good eating habits with the elderly in various London boroughs including Open Age which serves the diverse communities of the borough of Kensington and Chelsea including the residents of Grenfell Tower.
Malhi’s other publications include Brit Spice, India with Passion, Classic Indian Recipes, Easy Indian Cookbook and her current release – Everyday Healthy Indian Cookery.
Through her books and work in the media (BBC, ITV, Sky and Sony), she hopes she is able to contribute positively to society. In addition to writing, she loves teaching, hosting cookery theatres and culinary demonstrations promoting the easy ethos of home cooking in a current climate where health issues, global waste and the respect of food is very much on everyone’s mind.