Author(s): Mira Manek
Enjoy healthy home cooking with this fresh, lighter take on Indian food, one that Mira is creating with her vibrant and healthy cooking style
Inspired by her mother and grandmother's cooking, Mira Manek's style of food is a modern interpretation of the Indian classics, creating utterly delicious and naturally healthy dishes. Whether you want to cook a Saffron & Lime Chia Pot, an Indian Summer Salad, a Masala Almond Milk, or a Mango Shrikhand Cheesecake, Saffron Soul combines the best of the core elements of Indian cooking with original health-promoting twists.
As well as offering the best and most naturally healthy Gujarati recipes, Mira also recreates some perennial favorites, replacing traditionally used grains and sugar with more nutritious ingredients such as millet, chia and jaggery, and cutting down on oils and fats, to make her dishes even healthier.
Whether cooking a filling spicy curry, a soulful brunch, a nutritious light meal, or a luscious dessert, Mira's dishes vibrantly burst with color, and rich flavor and spice fit for a feast.
Mira Manek is British-born of Indian heritage. Her desire for healthy cooking combined with her love of traditional Indian cuisine led to her tweaking her mother and grandmother's recipes to create lighter, healthier dishes. She now collaborates with restaurants and cafes to promote healthy Indian cooking, and runs supper clubs, cookery classes and wellness events. Mira's recipes have featured in numerous publications including Stylist, Red Magazine, The Independent, Country & Town Magazine, Healthy Magazine, The Resident, Waitrose Magazine and Women's Health. She has also featured on BBC radio shows and on the BBC Asian Network.