"The Indian Delia [Smith] who is credited with having invented chicken tikka masala."
"The gold standard for Indian cooking"
Featured in "The best Indian cookbooks ever, as judged by the experts"
"The only book that could produce food that tasted like real North Indian...a book that Indians would want to cook from, as all the flavours were true and recognizable.
"The taste of things to come!"
(in relation to the original chicken tikka masala)
"Mrs Balbir Singh is the Julia Child, Mrs Beeton or Martha Stewart of India.
To us chefs, she is the big bang moment of modern-day Indian home cookery.
In each cuisine, there is always to be found a hero... Mrs Singh has as good a claim to that title for Indian food as anyone."
"Thank God for the food historians who trace chicken tikka masala back to Mrs Balbir Singh's Shahi Chicken Masala."
“We Delhiwallas have forgotten the debt we owe her. Thank you, Mrs Singh."
- The Delhiwalla - Blogger as seen in Lonely Planet, NatGeo, CNNGo, Rough Guides, & The Independent
“I have a very high opinion of Mrs Balbir Singh. She wrote for us Indians... for those who wished to familiarize themselves with more elegant styles of cooking."
“The Rosetta Stone of Indian food" (on BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House programme)
Nisha Katona, Restaurateur, Author and TV Presenter
“Mrs Balbir Singh's Indian Cookery is a fantastic and revolutionary work" (on BBC Radio 4's Broadcasting House programme)
Chris Wallace, Radio Producer and fan of over 40 years.