Agent: Sarah Williams
Maunika is an Indian chef and author. She was born and raised in Mumbai, India and is now based in the UK. Through her upbringing and heritage she creates and shares authentic Indian dishes with exciting flavours and ingredients. Maunika’s food reflects regional Indian food, showcasing the amazing array of different tastes, techniques and styles on offer, where every community has their unique style and method of cooking.
As well as writing, Maunika gives a range of Indian cookery classes, workshops and master classes. She has recently worked in collaboration with Jamie Oliver on Jamie’s Food Tube and appeared with Heston Blumenthal on Heston's Great British Food. She regularly contributes to newspapers and magazines around the world and is a contributing editor at Vogue India.
Her debut cookbook Indian Kitchen was published by Hodder and Stoughton in 2015. It has received high praise from Yotam Ottolenghi and Jamie Oliver, and caused Appetite Magazine to declare "A new name has taken her place alongside the great Madhur Jaffrey and she is threatening her supremacy".