Mira’s Books

Mira has written two books, bestselling cookbook Saffron Soul and Prajna ~ Ayurvedic Rituals for Happiness.
Her third book, the Book of Chai is launching April 2024. 
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Publish Date 18th April 2024 (available for Pre-Order)

The ritual of chai offers a moment to stop, to inhale, to feel awakened by the heady concoction of tea leaves and spices, to look out of the window and observe, to sit and let thoughts waft into thin air like the steam from the chai, a moment to breathe and sigh, to feel the heat of the spices absorb into the body, to feel the senses awaken from the tea, and for the sweetness to send a rush of energy to the brain.

This book is a celebration of chai, the delicious, spicy drink that is woven into the fabric of life in India, now rapidly growing in popularity and enjoyed across the world.

The Book of Chai presents 65 delicious recipes for chai, including recipes using chai spices and dishes to accompany chai. As well as explaining the health benefits and different techniques for making chai, this book contains chai for different seasons, times of day and moods. There are chai to wake you up, chai to soothe you after a stressful day chai to help you sleep, as well as dirty chai, chocolate chai, and chai mixed with citrus and rosewater. More delicious recipes include lassis, chai spiced carrot cake, crispy pakoras and warming crumbles.

The Book of Chai also explores the fascinating history of the beverage and its role in Indian life and culture. Evocative ‘chai stories’ of the author’s personal chai memories are blended throughout, bringing to life the importance of this drink and the way it brings family, history and culture together.

Purchase The book is available for pre-order on Amazon and in all major bookstores.
Publish Date 5th September 2019

Prajna is the Sanskrit word for wisdom, and this book brings the ancient wisdom of Ayurveda into your life by guiding you through simple practices for every day and every occasion.

Ayurveda is one of the world’s oldest healing systems, rooted in the principle of a mind-body-spirit connection that is more relevant than ever to our busy modern lives. This book extracts the essence of this Indian philosophy and provides a wealth of timeless rituals to effect positive change.

Purchase The book is available to buy on this website, on Amazon and in all major bookstores.


Publish Date April 2017

Indian food is an internationally popular cuisine, yet, unfairly, it is often considered to be heavy, rich and indulgent. With more people than ever before turning to healthy home cooking there has never been a better time for a fresh and lighter take on Indian food – one that Mira is creating with her vibrant and healthy cooking style.

Saffron Soul, Mira’s debut cookbook, was published in April 2017. It brings together traditional Indian and new recipes, all that is healthy, rich and light. Saffron Soul is a celebration of family, food and culture.

Purchase The book is available to buy on this website, on Amazon and in all major bookstores.


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