Chef Anjula Devi is best known for her extensive knowledge of spices and for creating delicious authentic Indian cuisine.
A respected food writer and author, Anjula started cooking with her father at the age of eight. At that time the ingredients for Indian cuisine were not as readily available as they are now and Anjula travelled on the number 207 bus with her father to Shepherd’s Bush Market where they would buy a selection of spices, fresh fish and Indian vegetables.
Utilising her cookery skills and passion for spices, Anjula launched her own business in 2010, Anjula Devi Authentic Indian Food, providing Indian dinner parties and Indian cookery classes.
Anjula has created a range of authentic recipes for Manchester United, arguably the biggest football club in the world, where she is a consultant chef.
A Brand Ambassador for TRS Foods, the world's largest Indian food company, Anjula has also launched her own brand, Route 207, inspired by the bus route she used to take to the spice market.
Anjula has also created two recipe books Authentic Indian Food, in association with Lakeland, and Spice for Life which is being sold in the UK and internationally, with translated versions launched in Holland and launching in Germany in 2019.
The collaboration with Lakeland also led to a range of Anjula Devi Indian cooking utensils being ranged in all Lakeland stores and online.
An accomplished demonstrator and teacher, Anjula regularly showcases her skills at Food Festivals, schools, as well as providing one-on-one tuition.
Anjula’s mission is to pass on this wealth of accumulated knowledge and to promote authentic Indian food with the use of fresh produce and balanced spices to create wonderful, delicious and nutritious meals.