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My name is Chhaya and I have been a passionate home cook for 35 years. I am a mother of two grown up daughters and a grandmother of one precious little girl; they are my inspiration and the most ardent fans of my food.


Born and brought up in the UK I have had the pleasure of growing up with both Indian and UK cultures. Food was the centre of my childhood and this love of food has been passed down through the generations. I believe food is the langue that brings the world together and our recipes, which have been handed down from our ancestors should be shared for all to enjoy.


My sister Varsha and I created Cardamom Pods to help bring a more achievable and authentic Indian curry to the homes of the British public, by teaching classes from our homes (South London/Watford) and sharing age old recipes from our ancestral home in Surat (Gujarat) India.


Our aim is to provide more awareness for what real Indian food is whilst showing how attainable it is to recreate in the comforts of your own home. The meals created are nutritional and do not hold the stigma of being unhealthy and oily as some Indian takeaways are.


We hold custom classes for all palettes as well as providing Vegan, Vegetarian, Fish  or Meat options. Our list of dishes that are taught, far rival the options available on an Indian takeaway menu and our promise to you is that the flavours will blow your taste buds away.