How can I buy your book?

If your in New Zealand, please click here or check out our lovely stockists to buy from you local store.


Do you ship overseas?

Currently, we can ship anywhere in the world. 

However,  with the lack of aircraft flying worldwide, the competition is high for space and that has driven the price up horrendously in the past 18 months.
With no end in sight (possibly next year) it is unlikely prices will come down much.

I do have some online shops for UK, USA and Australian shipping zones, which have more cost effective rates.

UK - Click Here

USA - Click Here

Australia - Click Here


Do you offer local pick?

We can offer Christchurch pick up. If this is something you would like to do, please contact us prior placing your order.


How long will it take for my delivery?

New Zealand wide is generally 2-3 days, with rural being longer. Any covid lockdown will cause delays and will need to be taken in account.

Overseas, anywhere from 2 weeks - 6 weeks in the current covid climate.


Who developed the recipes in this cookbook?

The recipes have been passed on from generation to generations from my great grandmother, grandmother and my mother. All originating in Avda Falia, Navsari in Gujarat India. When my mother Laxmi Ganda married my father and moved to New Zealand at the young age of 17, she brought her knowledge of spices and raised us 3 kids on her delicious meals. Mum learned much more when she came to New Zealand through her mother in law and sister in laws and integrated alot of her cooking with a kiwi spin. These recipes are traditionally from Gujarat and taste like home, although some have a kiwi spin like Kheemo pie. Spicy Lamb Pie! All the recipes were documented by Jayshri (Laxmi's 2nd daughter) with actual measurements as opposed to intuition via sight and together the duo put together this cookbook to share with other around the world. Read our story here.


Who is this cookbook for?

Originally created By Jayshri for your kiwi born Indian friends and family, who either had not yet documented their mum's recipe or never had the chance to learn for many different reasons. Jayshri soon realise it wasn't just her NZ born Indian friends who wanted copies, it was those who had married into Gujarati families, those who dearest friends were Gujarati and loved their meals and food. And those who loved spices, curries and were wanting to expand their knowledge with the Gujarati style curry which is a fresher, cleaner curry.


Can I return / exchange my product?

Please see our returns policy


If we haven't answered you question?

Please email us on info@gujaraticookbook.com and we will be only too happy to help.
  • Jesse Mulligan writes up in Viva about his thoughts on curry and refers to Laxmi Ganda from Gujarati cookbook as an OG. A little bit of this, a little bir of that cookbook that Jesse Mulligan enjoys cooking from.

    Jesse Mulligan... Merits Of Curry

    24 Sept 2021

    That changed somewhat this year when I bought A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That — a cookbook created by Kiwi girl Jayshri Ganda based on the recipes of her mother, Laxmi. Their style is Gujarati..

  • The Food Show

    30 July 2021

    Christchurch will be welcoming Jayshri Ganda and her mother, Laxmi, to the NEFF Cooking Theatre and it will be the first time the show has had anyone cooking up authentic Indian Cuisine on stage... Click Here

  • Fried Masala Chicken

    14 May 2021

    Today's food segment is a joint effort between Jayshri Ganda and her mum Laxmi. They have teamed up to give everyone the opportunity to make their delicious Indian cuisine at home by putting a cook book Listen Here

A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That: The mother-daughter duo bringing authentic Indian cuisine to home cooks

Christchurch Indian cookbook preserves family recipes

Jayshri Ganda came up with the idea of publishing a cookbook of her mum Laxmi's recipes, as a way of documenting what has been passed down from one generation to the next, so that's what they did.

Read the full Article Here
  • Mother Daughter Food Duo

    03 May 2021

    Laxmi and Jayshri's Gujarati Indian cookbook, A Little Bit Of This, A Little Bit Of That (Gourmand Best in the World winner)... Recipe Here

  • Authentic Gujarati Indian cuisine

    15 May 2021

    A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That: The mother-daughter duo bringing authentic Indian cuisine to home cooks... Read Here

  • Kiwi-born Gujarati shares

    3 April 2021

    Being a Kiwi-born Gujarati, Jayshri wasn't able to translate her mum's 'a little bit of this and that' instructions into successful meals. Listen Here


A stunning hard cover cookbook packed with over 100 mouth-watering recipes, including favourites such as lamb curry; a Sunday
Roast Chicken and a Lamb Kofta recipe with a masala twist. Featured in the largest section..

  • Hospitality Business

    24 March 2021

    A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That, filled with close to 100 home cooked recipes; it’s an ode to the food Jayshri grew up with her Mum cooking. As testament to their success, the 2000 copies they had printed on release sold out within three months...

    Read Here

  • Listener Best Cookbook

    Lorraine Jacobs 2018

    Cookbooks to tempt you into the kitchen are gifts that keep on giving. Here are our recommendations of the years's most exciting releases, from New Zealand and beyond. Click her. First time Authors Christchurch mother and daughter who share their family recipes... Read Here

  • Column

    8 April 2021

    The book, brilliantly titled A Little Bit of This, A Little Bit of That, was a runaway success. These days, it’s a far more celebrated and widely appreciated cuisine in New Zealand but even in saying that, both Jayshri and Laxmi were blown away by how popular their cookbook was on its release. Read Here

Metropal Magazine

Too delicious to forget: Jayshri Ganda’s culinary journey. Family meals so good that she needed to know how to replicate them is where Jayshri Ganda’s culinary journey began.