Mum of two becomes ‘the best and loyal customer of Priya’s Kitchen!

Picture of Anna Walters   Photo Credit to Jodie Humphries

Priya’s Kitchen was founded in February 2018, and since then regular and new customers come through the door to taste the delicious fresh food that gets cooked and served from Priya’s Kitchen. However, you always have your best customers that can’t live without Priya’s spicy food!! The reason why people come through the door is because it is HOME-COOKED, FRESH, AUTHENTIC and bold with flavours. Some of the other the dishes that are not familiar to the western palette gets cooked in the kitchen, which is not seen in your regular takeout joints or restaurants. These are dishes that have been cooked in traditional Indian homes for centuries.

Throughout the year, I have seen in my books that ‘Anna Walters’ has ordered numerous times, not saying that she isn’t great in her own kitchen because she’s a fantastic cook herself and cooks endlessly for her family. However, Priya’s takeaways are the best way to look after yourself when you have a busy life with the kids!

So, I decided to award and recognise my customer, who LOVES Priya’s Kitchen. And that is ‘the beautiful Anna Walters!’ I wanted to interview her and get to know her better.


So here she is; Mrs Anna Walters!

Q: Please introduce yourself;

A: My name is Anna Walters and I live in the St Marks area of Maidenhead. I’m a mum of two and an artist    

Q: What types of food do you love?

A: I love to eat and like a wide range of foods. Favourites if I had to pick are probably Japanese & Italian.   

Q: Why do you enjoy buying from Priya’s Kitchen? & Why do you like my food?

A: Priya’s food is absolutely delicious. So full of flavour, fresh and so much healthier than any other Indian take-out. It’s become a Friday night treat when I’m tired and bored of cooking for my tribe every other day of the week.       

Q: What is your favourite takeaway from Priya’s Kitchen?

A:  Maharashtra Dumpling Curry in an Onion and coconut sauce.

Q: What’s your favourite food shop?

A: The Italian Shop on Denmark Street in Maidenhead.  

Q: What’s your food tip or hint?

A: I use buckwheat flour in my kid’s pancakes (they have no idea!). We also grow herbs and fruit & veg in the garden which the kids love. They eat cherry tomatoes like sweets when in season.     

Q: Would you recommend any of my services?

A: I can’t recommend Priya’s homemade food enough. The weekly take-out is just so good. The masala paste is also a great way to make-your-own at home. We made boxing day turkey curry with ours which was a massive hit.


Anna Walters is a wonderful Artist, she graduated and started her career in advertising, and like many women like myself have now changed their careers to look after their children. However, we all need to work and keep our sanity above board before we literally go stir crazy! So, I would love you to check out Anna’s webpage  as she has taken on her new profession as an Artist! She works with oil paints and only works on commission and believes that art should be affordable so is very reasonably priced.


Here are a few of my favourites!! 

As Anna, has been the best customer, she will be given a free family meal on the house!

 Thank you, Anna, for supporting a small business like myself and for apricating my heritage!





The J Word on Food – Joseph Cogan

At the age of thirteen, I didn’t have the slightest clue on what to do as a profession. Well on Saturday 6th April, I had inspired a young thirteen-year-old boy ‘Joseph Cogan.’  He aspires to be a food critic and wanted to start a food blog.  Well, he had the perfect starting, as I was booked into teaching his father Will Cogan for an Indian cookery class on the Saturday at their beautiful home in Marlow. As he was dipping in and out of the kitchen, he was enjoying the aromas and couldn’t wait to dig in and taste the food. I was super impressed that a boy of thirteen has such ambition and he utterly loved the food, especially the Khachori (Green pea dumping’s) and the coriander chutney. You could tell he was a foodie as he appreciated all the flavours that went in.

I was then asked if I would feature in his blog, I was truly honoured that he wanted to write his first piece on me!!

So, without going into any more detail, I am going to leave it up Joseph to tell you about his food experience of the spread his father and I cooked!  

Please check out the link below!

Pinkney’s Arms Diwali Pop-Up

For the Diwali pop-up menu at The Pinkney’s Arms on November 7th, I have chosen my menu from a combination of ideas; going back to my roots, takeaway night favourites at Priya’s Kitchen and observing the Gujarati dishes that are popular around the nation. Pub manager Ian Norman insisted on pani puri for starters; an iconic street food and a great way to start a meal with a burst of flavours and a hint of what’s to come. These were followed by vegetable samosa chaat, served with crispy noodles and a selection of sauces.




For mains, mutton curry has that Sunday night feel, comfort-food for the soul and dhansak, ranks as one of the nations favourite dish, combined with some elements of Persian flavour we created something quite unique. The day after Diwali, Indian New Year’s Day is celebrated and most Indian houses will cook pan fried Masala fish. Sides included chilli paneer in a tomato-based sauce rich with Indian and Chinese spices, tarka daal, chapattis and steamed rice.




Mango Shrikhand is one of my favourite Indian desserts which is made with hung Greek yoghurt, mango puree, pistachios, saffron and almond. I loved working in the professional kitchen at Pinkney’s Arms and I couldn’t have done it without my mate (and professional chef) James Smith. I enjoy plating the dishes up and greeting all my guests. There was such a great buzz and I love that everyone loved it so much. Local business networking guru Amanda Ayres said “truly stunning food. Authentic, fresh and utterly delicious. It was exciting to wait for each of the eight courses to see what was coming next! Priya is an incredible and talented Chef who clearly has a passion for authentic Gujarati food.”