Regarded by many as the world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey is an award-winning actress and bestselling cookbook author. Her first book, "An Invitation to Indian Cookery," was published in 1973 and her series for BBC television, "Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery," made her a household name.

She has appeared in over 20 films, including Merchant Ivory’s "Heat and Dust," and written more than 20 books, including ‎"Madhur Jaffrey’s Ultimate Curry Bible" and "Curry Easy." Her newest book is "Vegetarian India."


"I'm well traveled, so, in a sense I have a very good sense of all food the world over." [34:30]

"I roasted an ingredient and I realized all I had to do was put some Indian chutney on it, put it in the oven, and it's done! Chutney is like money in the bank." [43:40]

--Madhur Jaffrey on Radio Cherry Bombe