Mira Manek combines her love of healthy eating and Indian flavours to create her own style of vibrant Indian-inspired food. Her first cookbook Saffron Soul was published last year, a collection of modern and traditional vegetarian recipes rooted in her Gujarati heritage interspersed with family stories.

She has collaborated with restaurants like Holborn Dining Rooms on menus, and her Chai Spice Mix is used by various cafes and she holds supperclubs, workshops and Soulful Retreats. Mira’s next two retreats are in September in Rajasthan and December in Oxfordshire.


Having travelled extensively through India, Mira realised just how authentic her own home cooked Gujarati food was and came back to learn all those precious recipes. She champions eating well and eating wholesome home-cooked food that doesn’t compromise on flavour, using the spice box creatively and not just confining it to curries and daals.