100 Traditional and Modern Recipes From Arvinda's Family Kitchen

We are filled with gratitude that New Indian Basics has made it onto this year's Taste Canada Awards Shortlist!

For years we dreamt of writing this cookbook to help home cooks approach Indian cooking in a truly accessible way, with spices taking center stage. In New Indian Basics, you will find traditional specialties to modern delights for all skill levels alongside various cooking guides, tips and kitchen wisdom that we share as a mother-and-daughter duo from our nearly three decades of teaching Indian cooking classes.

The recipes in this cookbook use individual spices such as turmeric, chili powder, cumin and so on, however, for those who love cooking with Arvinda's signature masalas, a downloadable Masala Conversion Guide is now available! See below for details.


The Cookbook

In New Indian Basics, Preena Chauhan and Arvinda Chauhan—the masters behind Arvinda’s Indian spice blends—present a collection of flavorful, accessible recipes and kitchen wisdom gained from a lifetime of personal and professional experience teaching Indian cooking, where spices take center stage. With their clear instructions and signature warmth, this mother-daughter duo will guide you to flawless renditions of Indian dishes, both traditional and modern, with absolute ease. Continue reading...



For ease and convenience, use Arvinda's signature masalas to scratch cook recipes from New Indian Basics. Download the Arvinda's Masala Conversion Guide

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