You can never have too many Indian cookbooks. That’s the best way to increase your repertoire of this delicious, vibrant, vegetarian-friendly cuisine (and the best way to avoid the take-out menu). Pick up a copy of recipe developer and YouTube host Chetna Makan’s new cookbook and add a few more go-to dishes to your line-up. If you can make vada pav, you’re one step closer to becoming a street food master. 

Perfect for breakfast, lunch or dinner, vada pav are ubiquitous in Mumbai. When living in the city I used to have them all the time — they are so readily available, delicious and make a good, cheap meal to eat on the go.

Reprinted with permission from Chai, Chaat & Chutney