Tarkari: Vegetarian & Vegan Indian dishes
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‘Rohit is respectful of the traditions of Indian cooking, yet unafraid of innovation and refinement.’ – Pierre Koffmann
With food inspired by India’s incredibly rich and varied food scene, Rohit Ghai has gained a reputation for colourful, flavour-rich curries that showcase both classic and lesser-known Indian flavours. Tarkari, meaning ‘vegetable’ in Urdu, is Rohit’s first book and similarly celebrates this diverse heritage – but on a more personal, homely note.
Packed with innovative vegetarian and vegan dishes, it pays homage to the food his parents ate. From creative starters like Malabar Cauliflower, to big, bold curries such as Jackfruit Masala and Lotus Root Kofta, as well as breads, rice, dips and pickles, it includes everything you need to cook truly spectacular Indian vegetarian and vegan meals at home.
‘Rohit Ghai’s backstory is the stuff of culinary legend.’ GQ
‘Faultless cooking that has immediately propelled it into London’s very top tier for nouvelle cuisine.’ Harden’s London Restaurant Guide on Kutir
Published in 2021
About the Author
Rohit Ghai's love affair with food began in his mother's kitchen in his native Punjab, India. he went on to study Indian cuisine at the Institute of Hotel Management in New Delhi. After moving to the UK, Rohit worked in and headed kitchens at some of London's leading Indian restaurants including Benares, Trishna, Gymkhana, Hoppers and most recently Jamavar and Bombay Bustle. Rohit is the first Indian chef to have won a Michelin star - for Jamavar within ten months of the restaurant's opening. In 2018, he launched his first solo London restaurant, Kutir, and he is opening a further restaurant in London, Manthan.