Indian Recipes
(Wiley Publishing,
Inc., 2002), the most-sold Indian
cookbook in the US, as well as
two other cookbooks – The Indian
(Macmillan, 1994)
and Chilis to Chutneys: American
Home Cooking with the Flavors
of India
(Morrow, 1998). She is
an International Association of
Culinary Professionals (IACP)

IACP Cookbook Award winner
(the gold standard of cookbook
awards), having received the
Le Cordon Bleu Award in the
International Category for 1,000
Indian Recipes.

Food & Wine Magazine voted
the same publication as one of
the top 25 cookbooks of the year,
featuring it in their Best of the
Best Cookbook
published in
2003. And USA TODAY chose
The Indian Vegetarian as one of
the top 12 cookbooks for 1994.

Neelam has also served as a
judge for the prestigious James
Beard Awards
for a number of
years and has taught at cooking
schools in locations throughout
California for more than two
decades. She is the only cook to
have ever done a demonstration
at The Los Angeles County
Museum of Art (LACMA).
Neelam’s unique cooking niche is
“California Indian,” focused on
healthy Indian recipes using local


It is always enjoyable to share
with your family essay helper and friends the
delicious results of dishes you
have worked hard to create.
Subscribe free of
charge to California
Indian Cuisine
to see the reactions of Neelam’s
guests sampling the recipes she
posts on her Youtube channel.
Taste testers range from top
celebrity Ed O’Neill to Neelam’s
six-year old grandson Shayl!

Here are a few downloadable sample recipes
in text format to whet your appetite!

Join the thousands of food lovers who have purchased
Neelam’s recipe books, making her the bestselling Indian
cookbook author in the US.