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India Express: easy & delicious one-tin and one-pan vegan, vegetarian & pescatarian recipes – by the bestselling ‘Roasting Tin’ series author

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From quick snacks and weeknight curries to simple desserts, Rukmini Iyer has created a collection of South Indian and Bengali-inspired recipes with a modern twist. The lentils got on with cooking themselves down and were then whisked which resulted in a wonderfully creamy texture. Here to show you that you can still indulge in bakes, puddings and sweet treats, this collection of lighter recipes is perfect for anyone with a sweet tooth. Creative and unusual ingredient combinations abound, and the book is infused with the classic Bengali and South Indian flavours of curry leaf, Nigella seed, coconut, lime, and cardamom.

There are few households without one or more of the books in the series, which consists of The Roasting Tin, The Green Roasting Tin, The Quick Roasting Tin, The Roasting Tin Around the World, and The Sweet Roasting Tin. They would eat wherever they could and collect family recipes from South and East India along the way. This was so easy to prepare that I was slightly concerned about how much curry flavour there would be. There are six books in that collection ranging from one on vegan and vegetarian dishes, another on barbeque and one on desserts. There are plenty of recipes to occupy the weekend – making puris, methu vada (fried lentil doughnuts) or homemade paneer.

Rukmini is also the author of The Green Barbecue, a collection of vegetarian and vegan barbecue recipes. There is a lot to choose from in this new cookbook which is timely because as the weather cools my mind and stomach turn to food that warms and comforts. From easy traybakes to speedy curries, discover 10 of our favourite recipes from Rukmini Iyer’s brand new cookbook India Express.

The first thing I made from it was Chingri Macher Malai, spiced prawns in coconut milk, which took minutes to prep, simmered quietly for just under half an hour, and was perfect on buttered white rice. Perfect for: Anyone who wants to shake up their midweek meal repertoire and introduce some South Indian and Bengali flavours into their cooking. Now, Iyer has written India Express, From Kolkata to Chennai, which is filled with 75 vegan, vegetarian and fish dishes. The resulting cookbook, India Express, is unsurprisingly Rukmini’s most personal to date, with seventy-five of her family’s Bengali and South Indian recipes adapted to her trademark maximum flavour, minimum fuss style.With paneer kofta nestled in a rich, creamy and delicately spiced tomato sauce, this dish is impressive enough to serve at a dinner party or special occasion but couldn’t be easier to make. In the early days of their relationship, the pair would embark on long train journeys between her mum’s native Kolkata to her dad’s native Chennai to visit one another. There are at least twenty one-tin recipes in India Express, as well as many more recipes that will be ready in thirty minutes or less. For more details, please consult the latest information provided by Royal Mail's International Incident Bulletin.

This collection follows Iyer's wildly successful roasting tin series, rightly considered cookbooks for our times. She grew up in Cambridgeshire with the best of three food cultures: Bengali and South Indian food from her parents’ Indian heritage, along with classic eighties' mac and cheese, sponge pudding, and cheese and pineapple on a stick. They’ve transformed the cookery space in the UK, leading the one-tin, one-pot and one-pan revolution, and remain firm favourites among fans of maximum-flavour, minimum-hassle cooking. India Express, therefore, references not only the train journey but the speed with which home cooks can prepare the recipes.The next day I had a vegetarian friend for dinner and I chose all-in-one aubergine, tomato and nigella seed curry. MILLION-COPY BESTSELLING AUTHOR OF 'THE ROASTING TIN SERIES': 75 SIMPLE, FRESH AND DELICIOUS RECIPES. She strongly believes that making time to eat well – for oneself or for family dinners – is an integral part of the day, and as a new mother with limited time but a good appetite, she’s passionate about helping other households cook great, minimum-effort dinners. She focuses mainly on food and travel but with a lifelong love of the arts – especially visual arts, theatre and literature – she enjoys writing reviews for London Unattached. It is accepted by you that Daunt Books has no control over additional charges in relation to customs clearance.

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