Pre-order my brand new cookbook, Sanjana Feasts, out September 2024, published by Unbound.
Sanjana Feasts is a collection of eighty original vegetarian and vegan recipes, where you’ll discover a kaleidoscope of fresh takes on regional Indian favourites and recipes from the diaspora to feed your soul.
Sanjana Modha is an extraordinary talent, a rising star in modern Indian cuisine. Inspired by her Indian heritage, East African family background, and Yorkshire roots, Sanjana’s approach to food is gloriously authentic – fusing flavours and influences to represent who she is and what she loves to eat.
With signature dishes such as ruffled biryani, pasta daal, and Indian-inspired Rocky Road, Sanjana is paving a new direction for Indian cuisine.
Consider that Gulab Jamun, the most iconic of desserts, traditionally refers to spongy caramelised milk balls bobbing in syrup – but swap the syrup bath for a glossy sticky toffee sauce pour-over and you have a collision of heritage flavours, reminiscent of the traditional great British school dinner pudding.
From bourbon biscuit laddoos to deep-dish desi pizza, all washed down with different versions of chai, Sanjana Feasts is a series of dazzling snapshots of modern Indian diaspora food.
Each recipe in her debut cookbook is presented in an unapologetically simple way, with helpful step-by-step photographs for technique-led recipes like how to create layers for the flakiest paratha of your life.