Anjum Anand is British born Indian food writer-cum-TV chef presenting Indian cuisine, who is considered among the first food writers to have created healthy versions of Indian recipes, which makes Anjum Anand recipes quite popular all over the world. The celebrity chef is of Scottish-Indian origin, who, was raised in London, although she has studied and lived in Madrid, Paris as well as Geneva.
Professional Life of Anjum Anand
Anjum Anand, who can fluently speak Spanish and French amongst the foreign languages, holds a European business administration degree and for some time, the now lead chef had also been engaged in an import business of flat-pack furniture. Other than that, Anjum Anand has cooked in the kitchens of several restaurants worldwide, most notable of which include the New York Café Spice, Mondrian Hotel’s Tommy Tang in Los Angeles and also, as a waitress in New Delhi Park Royal Hotel.
Noteworthy Works of the Anjum Anand
Anjum Anand recipes are mainly adapted healthy versions of the traditional rich Indian recipes, which are inspired from her personal growing up experience with weight problems. Her first Indian cookery book “Indian Every Day: Light Healthy Indian Food” was published when she was 25 years old.
Anjum Anand recipes are inspired from her own homemade traditional Indian foods which were created in a healthier version with limited oil and wholesome ingredients.
Popular Media Shows of Chef Anjum Anand
Anjum Anand has been the regular guest on Great Food Live from the year 2004 to 2007 telecasted on UKTV Food. In 2007, the celebrity chef also showed up on the cookery series called Indian Food Made Easy aired on BBC Two. The writings of this star Indian chef have also been a regular feature on the food pages of The Times Online since 2007. Besides, Anjum Anand has been the consultant chef to the popular Birds Eye brand for developing a healthy range of ready Indian meals. In September 2008, when “New Indian,” the third book of Anjum Anand recipes was published, she appeared in a new BBC TV series shortly after that.
Cookbooks by Anjum Anand
- Indian Every Day: Light, Healthy Indian Food – This cookbook features innovative Indian recipes.
- Indian Food Made Easy – This book has the collection of recipes featured on the TV cookery series by the same name.
- New Indian - This cookbook has all easy to prepare Indian food recipes showed in the TV show Indian Food Made Easy and more.
- I love Curry – This book of Anjum Anand recipes is especially dedicated to curry lovers and it includes a range of favorite curries cooked in different parts of India along with some innovative recipes.
Anjum Anand Trivia
For her strong accent and flirtatious mannerisms, Anjum Anand has been dubbed ""the Nigella Lawson of Indian cuisine in Britain"".
She has also been famously quoted as the ""television's tastiest chef.""
Anjum Anand is also expected to visit India in the last week of August for doing a special media road trip that will be aired on Discovery Travel and Living.