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Madhur Jaffrey, CBE born Bahadur, 13 August 1933 is an Indian-born actress, food and travel writer, and television personality23 She is recognized for bringing Indian cuisine to the Americas with her debut cookbook, An Invitation to Indian Cooking 1973, which was inducted into the James Beard Foundation’s Cookbook Hall of Fame in 2006456 She has written over a dozen cookbooks and appeared on several related television programs, the most notable of which was Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery, which premiered in the UK in 19827 She is the food consultant at Dawat, considered by many food critics to be among the best Indian restaurants in New York City8910

She played an instrumental part in bringing together film makers James Ivory and Ismail Merchant1112 and acted in several of their films such as Shakespeare Wallah 1965, for which she won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award at the 15th Berlin International Film Festival13 She has appeared in dramas on radio, stage and television14

In 2004 she was named an honorary Commander of the Order of the British Empire in recognition of her services to cultural relations between the United Kingdom, India and the United States, through her achievements in film, television and cookery1516

Her childhood memoir of India during the final years of the British Raj, Climbing the Mango Trees, was published in 20061718


  • 1 Early life
  • 2 Delhi 1950–1955
  • 3 London 1955–1957
  • 4 New York City 1958–1969
  • 5 Merchant Ivory films
  • 6 Other films and television
  • 7 Theatre
  • 8 Cooking
  • 9 Awards
  • 10 Family
  • 11 Bibliography
    • 111 Cookbooks
    • 112 Children's Books
    • 113 Memoir
  • 12 References
  • 13 External links

Early lifeedit

Madhur Jaffrey was born Madhur Bahadur on 13 August 1933 in Civil Lines, Delhi, into a Kayastha Hindu joint family1920 She is the fifth of six children of Lala Raj Bans Bahadur 1899–1974 and his wife, Kashmiran Rani 1903–19712122 Madhur's grandfather, Rai Bahadur Raj Narain 1864–1950, had built a sprawling family compound, named Number 7 Raj Narain Marg, by the Yamuna river amid fruit orchards

When Madhur was about 2 years old, her father accepted a position in a family-run concern, Ganesh Flour Mills, and moved to Kanpur as the manager of a vanaspati ghee factory there23 In Kanpur, Madhur attended St Mary’s Convent school along with her elder sisters, Lalit and Kamal24 In kindergarten at the age of 5, she played the role of the brown mouse in a musical version of the Pied Piper of Hamelin25 The family lived in Kanpur for 8 years until her grandfather's deteriorating health caused a move back to Delhi in 194426

In Delhi, Madhur attended Queen Mary's Higher Secondary School27 where her history teacher, Mrs McKelvie, encouraged her to participate in school plays Madhur played the role of Titania in William Shakespeare's play A Midsummer Night's Dream followed by the lead role in Robin Hood and His Merry Men28 Madhur's brothers, Brij Bans Bahadur and Krishen Bans Bahadur, who were much older than her, were enrolled in St Stephen's College, Delhi Every winter, St Stephen's students put on a Shakespearean play that Madhur would watch avidly from the front row29

A supporter of Mahatma Gandhi's demand for Indian independence from British rule, Madhur spent some time each day spinning khadi and delivered several large spools of thread to a central collection center in Delhi30

Mahatma Gandhi wearing a Noakhali hat while spinning khadi at Birla House, November 1947

In 1947, Madhur experienced first-hand the effects of the partition of the British Indian Empire31 At school, her classmates split into two on the issue of partition; the Muslim girls supported the idea while the Hindus were against it On August 15 she watched the transfer of power at India Gate and got a clear glimpse of Jawaharlal Nehru and Lord Mountbatten coming down Rajpath in an open horse carriage The massive multi-directional migration that began almost immediately afterwards caused riots and killing in Delhi The male members of her family guarded their house with guns that they had previously used only for hunting game At school, all her Muslim classmates left without a farewell In 1948, a few days before Mahatma Gandhi was shot dead, she attended one of his prayer meetings at Birla House and sang bhajans She heard the news of his assassination on the radio, followed by Jawaharlal Nehru's address later that night, "the light has gone out of our lives, and there is darkness everywhere" She saw Gandhi's funeral procession at Rajpath and witnessed his cremation at Rajghat32

At home, Madhur's family primarily ate food prepared by servants but supervised by the ladies of the family They occasionally indulged in Mughlai cuisine bought in the bylanes of Old Delhi, like bedvi aloo, seekh kebab, shami kebab, rumali roti and bakarkhani33 Refugees from Punjab who settled in Delhi after partition brought their own style of cooking Moti Mahal, a dhaba in Daryaganj, introduced tandoori chicken and then went on to invent butter chicken and dal makhani Madhur found Punjabi food's simplicity and freshness very enticing and routinely picked up tandoori food from Moti Mahal for family picnics34

At school, the subject of domestic science included learning dishes like blancmange, whose bland taste drove Madhur to dismiss the cookery lessons as preparing "British invalid foods from circa 1930"35 However, at the time of the practical examination, her class was asked to make a dish from an assortment of potatoes, tomatoes, onions, garlic, ginger and Indian spices in a pot over wood to be lit with matches Madhur did her best but guessed that she failed the subject of domestic science altogether36

Madhur and her cousins would regularly answer summons from the nearby All India Radio station for parts in radio plays or children's programs As she was paid a small fee for each session, Madhur considered this to be her first professional work37

All India Radio station at Akashvani Bhavan in New Delhi

Meanwhile, Madhur's father had moved to Daurala as general manager of Daurala Sugar Works, a factory owned by family friends, the Shri Ram family Madhur, along with her brothers, her younger sister, Veena, and her mother remained behind in Delhi in to avoid disrupting the children's education38 During this period, Madhur's elder sisters were at boarding school in Nainital39 In the letters that they exchanged with their siblings and cousins at Delhi, they addressed each other only by their initials This tradition cemented over time so that Madhur became M for her circle of close friends and family40 Madhur's father eventually returned from Daurala and joined Delhi Cloth Mills, a textile factory owned by the Shri Ram family

Delhi 1950–1955edit

From 1950 to 1953 Madhur attended Miranda House, a women's college, where she gained a BA degree in English Honours with a minor in philosophy36

Miranda House in New Delhi

She took part in her college's all-women productions of Hamlet and The Importance of Being Earnest41 She appeared in The Comedy of Errors performed by St Stephen's College

In 1951, Madhur joined the Unity Theatre, an English language repertory company founded by Saeed Jaffrey in New Delhi42 She auditioned for the role of the Queen's Reader in Jean Cocteau's play The Eagle Has Two Heads just four days before the opening but was cast in the role43 The next play that she did with Saeed was Christopher Fry's A Phoenix Too Frequent

After graduation from Miranda House in 1953, Madhur joined All India Radio, where Saeed Jaffrey was an announcer44 She worked as a disc jockey at night44 Saeed and Madhur fell in love and dated at Gaylord, a restaurant in Connaught Place45

During this period, Madhur also met Ruth Prawer Jhabvala, a British novelist who had moved to Civil Lines, Delhi after marriage to Cyrus Jhabvala, an Indian architect, in 195144 Madhur answered a casting call by Prawer Jhabvala and worked with her on All India Radio plays The protagonists of Prawer Jhabvala's first novel, To Whom She Will 1955, a young couple who work at a radio station in Delhi and fall in love, were based on Madhur and Saeed Jaffrey4446 The novel was published in America the following year as Amrita 195647

In early 1955, Madhur was in the audience at St Stephen's College, Delhi for a program of literary readings by Sybil Thorndike and Lewis Casson, married English actors who toured internationally in Shakespearean productions444849 Later that year, the Unity Theatre put on a performance of Tennessee Williams' one-act play, Auto-da-Fé, in which Madhur played the rigidly moralistic mother to Saeed's young postal worker, Eloi The last play that Madhur did with Saeed was Othello in which Saeed was cast as Iago while Madhur played Iago's wife, Emilia5051

Madhur decided to pursue acting as a profession She won a grant from the British government that she could use to pay for education at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art RADA52

The Royal Academy of Dramatic Art at 62 Gower Street, London WC1E 6ED

The head of the British Council in India was impressed by her performance in Auto-da-Fé and offered her a scholarship Armed with these two sources of money, Madhur sailed in 1955 from Bombay on a Pacific & Oriental oceanliner to Southampton via the Suez Canal44

London 1955–1957edit

Madhur joined the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art RADA with Diana Rigg, Siân Phillips and Glenda Jackson as her contemporaries53 She won a scholarship from RADA after an audition This supplemented her earlier grant and scholarship She also picked up minor acting roles on BBC television and radio Her father would send her a small amount of money periodically and her total income proved sufficient to live modestly in London54 She rented rooms from at least two different landlords before settling down in a bedsit in Brent with a young Jewish family, the Golds, who allowed her to use their kitchen and their utensils to cook her own food55 Her landlady, Blanche Gold, was roughly her age Blanche had one child and was pregnant44

Madhur found British food and Indian restaurants of that time to be terrible5657 The grey roast beef and overcooked cabbage with watery potatoes served at the fifth floor canteen of RADA were unappetizing58 She wrote to her mother, begging her for recipes of the home cooked meals of her childhood Her mother responded with recipes written in Hindi on onionskin paper in letters sent via airmail The very first letter was dated 19 March 1956 and included recipes for meat spiced with cinnamon, cardamom and bay, a cauliflower dish, and egg curry with hard-boiled eggs59 The first recipe that she tried was potatoes with cumin She bought pumpernickel from a neighborhood Jewish bakery as a substitute for chapatis5558

Jeera Aloo is made with potatoes aloo, cumin jeera and Indian spices 
Mutton curry is made with goat meat, onion, tomato and Indian spices 
Aloo gobi is made with potatoes aloo, cauliflower gobi and Indian spices 
Egg curry is a spicy dish made with hard boiled eggs, tomatoes, and fried onions 

In late 1955, Saeed Jaffrey won a Fulbright scholarship to study drama in America the following year In spring 1956, he approached Madhur's parents in Delhi for her hand in marriage but they refused because they felt that his financial prospects as an actor did not appear sound60 Madhur got her father's permission to marry Saeed eventually44 In summer 1956, Saeed flew to London on his way to America and proposed to Madhur She refused but gave him a tour of RADA where she pointed out English actors, such as Peter O'Toole, whom she thought would soon have a high profile in the profession Soon afterwards, Saeed boarded the RMS Queen Elizabeth to sail across the Atlantic Ocean from Southampton to New York City61

In 1957 Madhur graduated from RADA with honours Not knowing whether to stay on in London, join a repertory company or go back to India, she wrote to Saeed describing her dilemma Saeed had just graduated from Catholic University of America's Department of Speech and Drama and had been selected to act in summer stock plays at St Michael’s Playhouse in Winooski, Vermont Seeing Saeed troubled by Madhur's letter, Reverend Gilbert V Hartke, the department head at Catholic University, arranged for Madhur to teach pantomime at St Michael’s Playhouse at Winooski that summer2 Father Hartke also arranged for Madhur to go to Catholic University on a partial scholarship and work at the Drama School library in order to meet her living expenses62 After gaining her American work visa, Madhur sailed across the Atlantic on the RMS Queen Mary to join Saeed at Winooski, Vermont63

New York City 1958–1969edit

In September 1957 Madhur stayed in Washington, DC with Saeed Jaffrey, who had returned there to rehearse for the 1957–58 season with the National Players, a professional touring company that performed classical plays all over America64 Midway through the tour, Saeed returned to Washington DC from Miami to marry Madhur in a modest civil ceremony65 The next day, they traveled to New York City where Madhur got a job as a tour guide to the United Nations while Saeed did public relations work for the Government of India Tourist Office They lived on West 27th Street, between Sixth and Broadway Between 1959 and 1963 Madhur and Saeed had three daughters, Meera, Zia and Sakina

In September 1958 Ismail Merchant arrived from Bombay to attend the New York University Stern School of Business66 Merchant had heard of Saeed from his theater days in Delhi He himself wanted to produce plays and make movies Saeed was then playing the lead at Lee Strasberg's Actors Studio in an Off-Broadway production of Blood Wedding, a tragedy by Spanish dramatist Federico García Lorca Merchant approached Saeed with a proposal to put on a Broadway production of The Little Clay Cart starring the Jaffreys Saeed took him home for dinner, where he met Madhur who was heavily pregnant with the Jaffreys' first child11

The following year, James Ivory, then an emerging film maker from California, approached Saeed Jaffrey to provide the narration for his short film about Indian miniature painting, The Sword and the Flute 195924467 Saeed brought Ivory home for dinner and introduced him to Madhur When The Sword and the Flute screened in New York City in 1961, the Jaffreys encouraged Merchant to attend the screening, where he met Ivory for the first time686970 They subsequently met regularly at the Jaffreys' dinners and cemented their relationship into a lifetime partnership, both personal and professional7172 The Jaffreys planned to go back to India, start a traveling company and tour with it44 They would often discuss this idea with James Ivory and started writing a script in his brownstone on East 64th Street73

The Jaffreys soon expanded their social circle to include other members of the Indian community in New York City who were involved in the arts They regularly hosted large dinners cooked by Madhur who was determined to master everything, including biryani and pulao44

In 1962 Madhur and Saeed appeared in Rolf Forsberg's Off-Broadway production of A Tenth of an Inch Makes The Difference Their performance was described by The New York Times drama critic, Milton Esterow, as "sensitive acting" that made up "the brightest part of the evening"74 The pay for such roles was generally $10/hour2

By 1965, the Jaffreys' marriage had collapsed75 Madhur arranged for their children to live with her parents and sister in Delhi while Madhur went to Mexico for the formal divorce proceedings76 The divorce was finalized in 1966

Madhur traveled to India for the shooting of Shakespeare Wallah 1965 After the film's shooting was complete, Madhur lived in India with her children until Ismail Merchant decided that she needed to be at the Berlin International Film Festival because he had entered the movie in competition there In Berlin, Madhur won the Silver Bear for Best Actress award Sanford Allen, a violinist she had met when she was a guide at the Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts in New York City, sent her a bunch of roses on her win44 Madhur returned to New York City when the film was screened at the New York Film Festival Madhur and Sanford Allen met again and decided to pursue a relationship seriously

In 1966 Ismail Merchant, in search of further publicity for the film, decided to cultivate The New York Times food critic Craig Claiborne He persuaded Claiborne to profile Madhur as an actress who could also cook2 When Claiborne agreed, Madhur borrowed a friend's apartment in which to meet him since she felt she could not do so in the one-bedroom apartment on Eleventh Street that she shared with Allen77 She rearranged the furniture in the borrowed apartment and made stuffed green peppers, koftas in sour cream and cucumber raita78

Stuffed green peppers 
Koftas in sour cream 
Cucumber raita with mint 

In 1967, Madhur traveled to India to attend a black-tie premiere of Shakespeare Wallah in Delhi hosted by the British High Commissioner to India, John Freeman and his wife, Catherine At the premiere she met Marlon Brando, an actor Madhur admired deeply for his method acting technique Brando was in India to raise money for UNICEF and the film premiere also served as a fund-raiser7980 Later that year, Madhur shot scenes for Merchant Ivory's next film, The Guru 1969 Madhur returned from India with her children The family, along with Sanford Allen, moved into a 14th-floor apartment in a Greenwich Village co-op81 In order to better provide for her children, she became a freelance writer for food and travel magazines, covering subjects as diverse as paintings, music, dance, drama, sculpture, and architecture2

In 1969, Madhur married Sanford Allen, who at the time was a violinist with the New York Philharmonic Orchestra82

Merchant Ivory filmsedit

Madhur Jaffrey was instrumental in introducing James Ivory and Ismail Merchant to one another12

When Merchant and Ivory traveled to India to make The Householder 1963 they met Shashi Kapoor and his in-laws, the Kendals Geoffrey Kendal and his wife, Laura Liddell, had a traveling theatre company, Shakespeareana, that performed plays by Shakespeare pan India Combining the Jaffreys' original idea with the real-life Shakespeareana, Merchant and Ivory came up with their next film Shakespeare Wallah 196583 Ruth Prawer Jhabvala was persuaded to write a movie star role for Madhur Saeed was dropped from the project because the Jaffreys' marriage had collapsed at this point44

When Madhur traveled to India for the shooting of Shakespeare Wallah, her first shots were in Kasauli, a hill station The hairpin bends on the drive there caused her nausea and vomiting, leading the crew to despair that a person so petite and sickly could ever play a glamorous movie star44 Kenneth Tynan, a film critic for The Observer, described her performance as "a ravishing study in felinity"13

She went on to act in further Merchant Ivory films like The Guru 1969, Autobiography of a Princess 1976, Heat and Dust 1983, directed by Ivory, and The Perfect Murder 1988 She starred as the title character in their film Cotton Mary 1999 and co-directed it with Merchant

Other films and televisionedit

Madhur Jaffrey has appeared in Six Degrees of Separation 1993, Vanya on 42nd Street 1994 and Prime 2005 She starred in and produced ABCD 1999 and guest-starred in the Law & Order: Special Victims Unit episode "Name" as a psychiatrist, and the Law & Order: Criminal Intent episode "The Healer" as a lecturer In 1985, she was in the Hindi film Saagar where she played the role of Rishi Kapoor's grandmother In 1992–94 she appeared with Billie Whitelaw in the British television series Firm Friends In 1999, she appeared with daughter Sakina Jaffrey in the film Chutney Popcorn In Cosmopolitan 2003, a film broadcast on PBS, she played a traditional Hindu wife who suddenly leaves her husband She also starred alongside Deborah Kerr in the 1985 made-for-TV movie The Assam Garden In 2009 she appeared with Aasif Mandvi in Today's Special, adapted from Mandvi's play about a sous chef who is forced to run his father's tandoori restaurant in Queens84 In 2012 she played a doctor in A Late Quartet who diagnoses Christopher Walken's character with Parkinson's Disease


In 1962, she appeared in A Tenth of an Inch Makes the Difference by Rolf Forsberg74 In 1969, she appeared in The Guide, based on the novel by R K Narayan,85 and in 1970, she appeared in Conduct Unbecoming, written by Barry England86 In 1993, she appeared in Two Rooms by Lee Blessing87 In 1999, she appeared in Last Dance at Dum Dum by Ayub Khan-Din88 In 2004, Jaffrey appeared in Bombay Dreams on Broadway, where she played the main character's grandmother Shanti89 In 2005, she appeared in India Awakening by Anne Marie Cummings


Jaffrey is the author of cookbooks of Indian, Asian, and world vegetarian cuisines Many have become best-sellers; some have won James Beard Foundation awards She has presented cookery series on television, including Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery in 1982, Madhur Jaffrey's Far Eastern Cookery in 1989 and Madhur Jaffrey's Flavours of India in 199590 She lives in Manhattan and has a home in upstate New York As a result of the success of her cookbooks and TV, Jaffrey developed a line of mass-marketed cooking sauces

Ironically, she did not cook at all as a child growing up in Delhi She had almost never been in the kitchen and almost failed cooking at school78 It was only after she went to London at the age of 19 to study at RADA that she learned how to cook, using recipes of familiar dishes that were provided in correspondence from her mother91 Her editor Judith Jones claimed in her memoirs that Jaffrey was an ideal cookbook writer precisely because she had learned to cook childhood comfort food as an adult, and primarily from written instructions In the 1960s, after her award-winning performance in Shakespeare Wallah, she became known as the "actress who could cook"

After an article about her and her cooking appeared in the New York Times in 1966, she received a book contract from an independent editor to write a book on Indian cooking Madhur started compiling all the recipes learnt by her through correspondence with her mother and adapted for the American kitchen92 Due to a period of rapid consolidation in the American publishing industry, the book went to Harcourt Brace Jovanovich but got no attention there either Madhur took the book to her friend, Ved Mehta, who in turn mentioned it to publisher André Schiffrin93 Schiffrin passed on the book to Knopf editor Judith Jones, who had championed Julia Child's cookbook at a time when no other publisher would touch it94 Judith Jones snapped up the book immediately, only asking Madhur to add serving suggestions and menus for people not familiar with Indian cooking In 1973 An Invitation to Indian Cooking was published, Madhur's first cookbook During the 1970s, she taught classes in Indian cooking, both at the James A Beard School of Cooking and in her Manhattan apartment95 She was hired by the BBC to present a show on Indian cooking96 In 1986, the restaurant Dawat opened in Manhattan using recipes that she provided8

The social historian Panikos Panayi described her as the doyen of Indian cookery writers, but noted that their and her influence remained limited to Indian cuisine Panayi commented that despite Jaffrey's description of "most Indian restaurants in Britain as 'second-class establishments that had managed to underplay their own regional uniqueness'", most of her dishes too "do not appear on dining tables in India"97


  • Best Actress Award from the Berlin International Film Festival in 1965 for her performance in Shakespeare Wallah13
  • Taraknath Das Foundation Award presented by the Taraknath Das Foundation of the Southern Asian Institute of Columbia University in 199398
  • Named to Who's Who of Food and Beverage in America by the James Beard Foundation in 199599
  • Muse Award presented by New York Women in Film & Television in 2000100
  • Honorary CBE awarded on 11 October 2004 "in recognition of her services to cultural relations between the United Kingdom, India and the United States, through her achievements in film, television and cookery"15


Madhur has three daughters from her marriage to Saeed Jaffrey: Zia, Meera and Sakina Saeed Jaffrey's autobiography Saeed: An Actor's Journey 1998 describes their relationship in the early years of his life101

Zia Jaffrey is a part-time assistant professor of Creative Writing at The New School in New York City102 She has written for newspapers like The New York Times103 and The Washington Post Her work has also appeared in magazines like The Nation, Vogue, and Elle She is the author of The Invisibles: A Tale of Eunuchs of India 1996 that explores the hijra community, whom she first encountered at a family wedding in Delhi in 1984104105 In 2013 she published The New Apartheid, a book on South Africa's AIDS epidemic106

Meera Jaffrey graduated from Oberlin College, Ohio, with a major in Chinese studies She teaches in the Music Department of the Learning Community Charter School in Jersey City, New Jersey107 In 2005 she traveled to China to shoot a documentary film, Fine Rain: Politics and Folk Songs in China, that explores China through its folk songs108 Meera is married to Craig Bombardiere and the two have a son, Rohan Jaffrey109

Sakina Jaffrey picked up her love of Chinese culture from her elder sister, Meera She graduated from Vassar College, New York with a major in Chinese studies and lived in Taiwan in her twenties She is an actress, best known for her role as Linda Vasquez in the American television series House of Cards110 She lives in Nyack, New York with her husband, Francis Wilkinson, a journalist, and their two children, Cassius and Jamila

Madhur is the aunt of the British journalist Rohit Jaggi111 and his sister the literary critic Maya Jaggi, their mother being Madhur's elder sister, Lalit112113

Madhur is cousin to the late Raghu Raj Bahadur 1924–1997, considered to be one of the world's top theoretical statisticians,114 and his sister, the late Sheila Dhar 1929 – 2001 115116 In her memoirs Here's Someone I'd Like You to Meet 1995, Sheila Dhar recounts her difficult relationship with her father, referred to as Shibbudada in Madhur's own memoirs, Climbing the Mango Trees117



  • An Invitation to Indian Cooking 1973 James Beard Foundation Awards Cookbook Hall of Fame winner – ISBN 978-0-224-01152-5
  • Madhur Jaffrey's World of the East Vegetarian Cooking 1981 James Beard Foundation Awards winner – ISBN 978-0-394-40271-0
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking 1973 – ISBN 978-0-8120-6548-0
  • Eastern Vegetarian Cooking 1983 – ISBN 978-0-09-977720-5
  • A Taste of India 1988 – ISBN 978-1-86205-098-3
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Cookbook: Easy East/West Menus for Family and Friends 1989 — ISBN 978-0-330-30635-5
  • Indian Cooking 1989 — ISBN 978-0-600-56363-1
  • A Taste of the Far East 1993 James Beard Foundation Awards Cookbook of the Year winner — ISBN 978-0-517-59548-0
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Spice Kitchen 1993 — ISBN 978-0-517-59698-2
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Recipes 1994 — ISBN 978-1-85793-397-0
  • Entertaining With Madhur Jaffrey 1994 — ISBN 978-1-85793-369-7
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Flavors Of India: Classics and New Discoveries 1995 — ISBN 978-0-517-70012-9
  • Cookbook Food for Family and Friends 1995 — ISBN 978-1-85813-154-2
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Quick & Easy Indian Cooking 1996 — ISBN 978-0-8118-5901-1
  • The Madhur Jaffrey Cookbook: Over 650 Indian, Vegetarian and Eastern Recipes 1996 — ISBN 978-1-85501-268-4
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Illustrated Indian Cookery 1996 — ISBN 978-0-563-38303-1
  • Madhur Jaffrey Cooks Curries 1996 — ISBN 978-0-563-38794-7
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Complete Vegetarian Cookbook 1998 — ISBN 978-0-09-186364-7
  • Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian 1999 James Beard Foundation Awards winner — ISBN 978-0-517-59632-6
  • The Essential Madhur Jaffrey 1999 — ISBN 978-0-09-187174-1
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Step-by-Step Cooking 2001 James Beard Foundation Awards winner — ISBN 978-0-06-621402-3
  • Foolproof Indian Cooking: Step by Step to Everyone's Favorite Indian Recipes 2002 — ISBN 978-1-55366-258-7
  • Madhur Jaffrey Indian Cooking 2003 — ISBN 978-0-09-188408-6
  • From Curries to Kebabs: Recipes from the Indian Spice Trail 2003 James Beard Foundation Awards winner — ISBN 978-0-609-60704-6
  • Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible 2003 — ISBN 978-0-09-187415-5
  • Simple Indian Cookery 2005 — ISBN 978-0-563-52183-9
  • At Home with Madhur Jaffrey: Simple Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka 2010 — ISBN 978-0-307-26824-2
  • Curry Easy 2010 — ISBN 978-0-09-192314-3
  • My Kitchen Table: 100 Essential Curries 2011 — ISBN 978-0-09-194052-2
  • Vegetarian India 2015 — ISBN 978-1101874868
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Children's Booksedit

  • Seasons of Splendour: Tales, Myths, and Legends of India Pavilion, 1985 — ISBN 978-0-340377260
  • Market Days: From Market to Market Around the World 1995 — ISBN 978-0-8167-3504-4
  • Robi Dobi: The Marvelous Adventures of an Indian Elephant 1997 — ISBN 978-0-8037-2193-7


  • Climbing the Mango Trees: A Memoir of a Childhood in India 2006 — ISBN 978-1-4000-4295-1


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  59. ^ Jaffrey, Madhur 1973 An Invitation to Indian Cooking Knopf p 53 ISBN 0394481720 When I was a student in London and had written home begging my mother to teach me how to cook, one of the earliest letters I received from her was dated 19 March 1956, and said 'I received your letter I am glad to know you have gained weight I miss you and cannot wait to see you in your new plump state Here is the recipe for the Khare Masale Ka Gosht that you asked for Write and tell me how it works out' It worked out very well! 
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  75. ^ Jaffrey, Saeed 1998 Saeed: An Actor's Journey Constable p 133 ISBN 009476770X M finally got me to confess about my affair with the dancer from the Indian dance troupe She was deeply wounded by it and nothing I said or did - my making passionate love, my crying, and kissing her feet begging her forgiveness - nothing, healed her wound I started drinking fairly heavily out of a sense of guilt, and the children were often frightened and distressed by the quarrels between the parents The whole calm, loving atmosphere of warmth and caring started to crack up and our older daughters, Zia and Chubby, were deeply affected by this change 
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  • Madhur Jaffrey on IMDb
  • Madhur Jaffrey at the Internet Broadway Database
  • Oral History Project by Judith Weinraub Interview #1 and Interview #2

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