Anjum Anand was born on 25 August 1971. She was born in London in England, where her parents had recently shifted to, from
New Delhi. She is an Indian food writer working in Britain & a TV chef of Traditional Indian cuisine. She is known to have become a culinary star by making simple adaptations of light and quick recipes. She studied in Paris, Geneva and Madrid. Anjum graduated from the Higher Business School, Geneva with a bachelor's degree.
She got the degree of European Business Administration. She is fluent in Spanish, Hindi, and French. She then decided to develop an interest in cooking, mainly Indian foods. She wanted to make her native Indian food lighter, fresher and simpler to cook. She ran an importing business after graduation. She went on around the world working in restaurants such as Mondrian Hotel (Los Angeles), Cafe Spice (New York), and Park Royal Hotel's Indian branch in New Delhi.
She knew that cooking Indian food meant waiting for some special occasion. She wants to make it as normal as any other cuisine around the globe. She has a love for stylish and delicious food that can be cooked at home rapidly. Anjum has a love for the spicy aromas of the birthplace of her ancestors. Far away from home her heart was filled with their love for traditional Indian food, reminding her of the distant land. India has always been her source of inspiration. She experienced weight problems when growing up.
Her experience inspired her to cook healthier meals from the rich Indian diet. The idea was to limit the use of oil and recreate wholesome ingredients. Anjum became one of the few first writers to write as well as create Indian recipes for the health conscious people. She released Indian Every Day: Light, Healthy Indian Food in 2003, her first book. The book was a success. Since then she has written six best-selling books, all of the Indian Food. Her Indian Food Made Easy, published in 2007, topped the Amazon best-seller list.
It even defeated Harry Potter off the spot #1. She then wrote Anjum's New Indian in 2008 and Anjum's Eat For Your Body Type in 2010. The latter won a German Award as well. She wrote I Love Curry in 2010, Anjum's Vegetarian Feast in 2012, and Anjum's Quick And Easy Indian in 2014. Anjum became a frequent guest from 2004 – 2007 on Great Food Live, a UKTV Food's Show.
She also featured in the BBC 2 series in 2007 called Indian Food Made Easy. She is even called Nigella Lawson of Indian Cuisine. This is because of her flirtatious manner and accent. She also became The Times Online's regular contributor since the year 2007. She became the consultant chef to develop a healthy range of Indian means for the Birds Eye brand. Around mid-2011, Anjum launched a new brand called The Spice Tailor that delivers Restaurant high-quality dishes and allow people to enjoy Indian Food. It helped fill the gap created in the market.