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The Next Big Thing

We’ve been busy working to become #AldisNextBigThing. Earlier this year, we competed against lots of other brilliant British businesses to earn a place on @AldiUK’s shelves.

Mandira’s Kitchen A Royal Visit – Our Official Opening
We had such a special visitor last week, here is the report of our wonderful encounter with Prince Edward, The […]
Masala Omelettes
The best Masala omlette I have ever had was in a place called Kwality in Dehradun. Doon as it is […]
Oil and Ghee
A lot of people ask us what is the best oil to use for cooking Indian food. For our non […]
Alu Tikki – spiced potato cakes
11.00 am on winter mornings used to be bath time.. Ashadi our nanny would have oil ready and warmed in […]
Surrey Life
My very idyllic tea plantation upbringing was a charmed one .. a world where we roamed amidst verdant tea bushes, […]
Yellow Massaman Inspired Curry
The easiest and quickest recipe for a mid week supper. I blended together three mild red chilis, a tsp each […]
6 things you get when you book Mandira’s Kitchen
Of late, we have found so many people blatantly plagiarising our words and menus. Whilst imitation may be the sincerest […]
I came across this picture today of my sister and I at our usual childhood picnic spot and given the […]
Macher Jhol (Fish Curry) #coronadiaries
A Bengali fish curry (or macher Jhol) is rarely seen outside of a West Bengal or East Bengal ( now […]
Corona Diaries and Lockdown Cooking
It’s nearly a year since we started the #coronadiaries on Facebook – Mandira has faithfully commented every day about memories,[…]
A Typical Indian Wedding
A lot of people tell me that they have attended a typical Indian wedding to which my response usually is […]
About me…
Hello Everyone, I’m Mandira and I am owner and general dogsbody at I am mum to “she of the […]
A Railway Mutton Curry
A Railway Mutton Curry also known as a First Class Mutton Curry was what you got served if you travelled […]