Mridula Baljekar is the best-selling author of many Indian cookbooks. Born and raised in Assam, north-east India, when she moved to England she turned her childhood passion for cooking into a highly successful career.
She has appeared as a guest chef on Channel 4, BBC2, UKTV Food and Sky One, presenting 'The Spice Trail, opened a restaurant, has her own product range of meals and award-winning chutneys, and has set up Mridula's Cookery School and catering business.
Her book, The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook, was awarded the Best in the World by the prestigious Gourmand International Cookbook Awards in 2013. Her food has been described in the media as 'heaven on earth for the senses'.
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