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Monica Haldar

Monica Haldar
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Monica Haldar

Ten years ago, Monica Haldar opened a pop-up restaurant in her Manchester family home with the idea of serving authentic Indian cuisine from the heart, giving rise to The Spice Club.

Two cooking schools, an online cooking course, a product range and a new cooking series on Fine Dining Lovers later, Monica's love of Indian cookery has inspired a global following.

Monica has also recently launched SHIKSHAK – an online Indian cookery school, born out of the desire to connect people through cooking during the pandemic.

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FDL+ The Secrets of Indian Cooking: Chutney
Monica Haldar's Secrets of Indian Cooking series on Fine Dining Lovers is the ultimate guide to creating authentic subcontinental food in your own kitchen. Here she takes a look at chutney, and offers a great, easy chutney recipe.
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Learn how to cook aloo chaat and bhel chaat with Monica Haldar.   
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Learn to cook chapatis, parathas and laccha parathas: in the step-by-step recipe below with expert on Indian cooking, Monica Hald
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Learn to cook tadka dal in the step-by-step recipe below with expert on Indian cooking, Monica Haldar. 
INDIAN SPICES
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The Secrets of Indian Cooking: How to Handle Spices
Monica Haldar's Secrets of Indian Cooking video series on Fine Dining Lovers is the ultimate guide to creating authentic subcontinental food in your own kitchen. But you'll want to stock up your Indian spices first.
Recipe
The expert on Indian cooking, Monica Haldar, demonstrates how to make the perfect fluffy Indian rice in our step-by-step recipe.
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Learn to make palak gosht with Indian cooking expert, Monica Haldar. 
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The Secrets of Indian Cooking: Indian Pantry 101
Monica Haldar's Secrets of Indian Cooking video series on Fine Dining Lovers is the ultimate guide to creating authentic subcontinental food in your own kitchen. But you'll want to stock up your pantry first.
Recipe
This masala recipe from Monica Haldar is the spice-packed base sauce for an array of delicious Indian dishes.
Latest
Articles
Recipe
green-chutney-monica-haldar
Article
FDL+ The Secrets of Indian Cooking: Chutney
Monica Haldar's Secrets of Indian Cooking series on Fine Dining Lovers is the ultimate guide to creating authentic subcontinental food in your own kitchen. Here she takes a look at chutney, and offers a great, easy chutney recipe.
Recipe
Learn how to cook aloo chaat and bhel chaat with Monica Haldar.   
Recipe
Learn to cook chapatis, parathas and laccha parathas: in the step-by-step recipe below with expert on Indian cooking, Monica Hald
Recipe
Learn to cook tadka dal in the step-by-step recipe below with expert on Indian cooking, Monica Haldar. 
INDIAN SPICES
Article
The Secrets of Indian Cooking: How to Handle Spices
Monica Haldar's Secrets of Indian Cooking video series on Fine Dining Lovers is the ultimate guide to creating authentic subcontinental food in your own kitchen. But you'll want to stock up your Indian spices first.
Recipe
The expert on Indian cooking, Monica Haldar, demonstrates how to make the perfect fluffy Indian rice in our step-by-step recipe.
Recipe
Learn to make palak gosht with Indian cooking expert, Monica Haldar. 
indian pantry illustration spices ingredients equipment
Article
The Secrets of Indian Cooking: Indian Pantry 101
Monica Haldar's Secrets of Indian Cooking video series on Fine Dining Lovers is the ultimate guide to creating authentic subcontinental food in your own kitchen. But you'll want to stock up your pantry first.
Recipe
This masala recipe from Monica Haldar is the spice-packed base sauce for an array of delicious Indian dishes.