Abby’s Plate Cookbook Series

Cooking and recipes and the magical world of pots and pans, just call to the foodie in me and the foodie in you.

But cooking recipes from an almost unheard of culture – the indigenous East Indian Christians of Mumbai – is one thing that many foodies have not thought about till they find the recipes on Abby’s Plate. And once they’re hooked on the spicy and tangy recipes from our community, they keep coming back for more.

So whether you’re East Indian or not, we love that you love using our granny’s recipes. 🙂 Thank you!

Since many of you lovely readers have been asking us, I’ve put some of these recipes in cookbooks for specific events or feast days – Easter, Christmas, Festive occasions, and more – and tried to make them available to the East Indian diaspora that lives abroad.

And there are yet others still in the works that will be published this year. So whether you’re looking for an insight into our food culture, or you just want to try some unique and unusual recipes such as duck moile or tope of chicken or pork ukra, you’ll love these illustrated cookbooks.

The books are available online and in stores across the globe, but we’ve tried to list a few of them for your benefit. Sometimes you’ll also find us at different events in Mumbai or Pune.

If you can’t find the book in your local store, just ask them to request for a copy with the book’s ISBN number. Ping me if you need help.

We’re also working on one book, that contains all of our everyday recipes in one place. You’ll get your hands on it in 2024. Till then, here are our recipe books for special occasions.

PS. We’re listing the books in reverse chronological order, aka newest books or latest editions first.

East Indian Celebration: Festive Recipes from Abby’s Plate – Second Edition & Indian Reprint 

East Indian Celebration recipe book front cover.

The Second Edition and Indian Reprint of this book features 64 festive recipes from Mumbai’s indigenous East Indian Christians, a mix of Maharashtrian and Portuguese cuisine that has been handed down through the centuries. If you want to try the mouth-watering spicy recipes we make for celebrations, look no further.

If you want to take a peek at the cookbooks before buying, you can grab a copy in Mumbai from your representative at the Mobai Gaothan Panchayat. Alternatively, you can walk in to these stores in Mumbai.

St Paul Book And Art Centre
1st floor, St Paul Media Complex,
St Theresa Rd, Opp Durulo Convent school,
Bandra West, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400050
+91 22 2640 7127

Pauline Book & Media Centre
143, Waterfield Road,
Bandra West, Mumbai,
Maharashtra 400050
084335 37946

Or if you want a bigger discount, you can pick up a copy for INR 450 from my dad Cornel in Poisar (9819691124) or sis Sarah in Pune (9820652278).

If you’re interested in reselling our books or want to buy over 10 copies to share with friends and family, we give them to you at INR 400 each. Contact sis and dad at the same numbers or connect with me at abby@abbysplate.com or ping me on Facebook.


Happy readers with the EIC Book


Reader Reviews

“Heartiest congratulations on publishing the East Indian Recipe book. The book is just awesome and all the details and photos are simply fantastic.”
– Cadigan Miranda, Kalina, Mumbai, India (29 Nov 2023)

“It was wonderful to meet Abby, and check out her books on East Indian cooking. The books contain several delicacies which constitute the centuries-old food heritage of the East Indians. Above all, they highlight the diversity of India and Indian food as well, showcasing a range of flavors and dishes.”
Riddhima Basiya (7 Dec 2023)

“ I love this, it’s very nostalgic. Reminds me of my East Indian upbringing.”
– Jana Fernandes, Perth, Western Australia


Christmas With the Rebellos: East Indian Meals & Desserts from Abby’s Plate

Christmas with the rebellos book cover.

Christmas in an East Indian family is a big deal. With friends and family coming over, the dishes start getting prepared days in advance, and sweets from the beginning of December. Try these mouth-watering appetizers, starters, mains, sides, breads, and desssert recipes from our culture.

Here are a few other locations where you can grab a copy of the Christmas with the Rebellos East Indian Cookbook. Alternatively, ask your local bookstore to source you a paperback copy using this ISBN – 978-93-5912-968-6 or a hardcover copy using this ISBN – 978-93-5906-311-9.


East Indian Celebration: 30 Festive Recipes from Abby’s Plate 

**Please scroll up for the Second Edition which has more recipes.

Celebrate East Indian book cover.

This cookbook features traditional festive recipes from Mumbai’s indigenous East Indian Christians, a wedding of Maharashtrian and Portuguese cuisine that has been handed down through the centuries. If you want to try mouth-watering spicy recipes from a culture that’s almost unheard of, look no further.

These are the recipes popularly made for the harvest festival called Augera, the church feast called Deolacha San, Christmas dinner, Easter lunch, and festive occasions such as weddings, anniversaries, birthdays, communions, and more.

Here are a few other locations where you can grab a copy of the East Indian Celebration book. Alternatively, ask your local bookstore to source you a paperback copy using this ISBN – 978–93–5891–269-2 or a hardcover copy using this ISBN – 978–93–5891–572-3.


Some of Our Happy Readers, many of them family

Lady holding a copy of the East Indian Celebration cookbook.
Aunty Trilby in Australia (13 June 2023)

Reviews from Readers

“Got it. Well done. Sukhala.
– Aunt Trilby, Perth, Australia (13 June 2023)


Easter with the Rebellos: East Indian Festive Lunch Menu

Easter with the rebellos book cover.

I’m an East Indian by ethnicity, but I’m not from Eastern India. Explaining that East Indians are actually Portuguese Christians from Mumbai in Western India ends up in rather long conversations.

But once my readers get to know our food, there are always questions about specific times of the year such as Easter, and what the best traditional options are. So here it is, a curated list of what we cook for Easter meals, all the way from snacks to desserts such as blanc mange and marzipan Easter eggs.

Here are some of the places where you can grab a copy of the Easter menu book. Alternatively, ask your local bookstore to source you a paperback copy using this ISBN – 978-93-5912-880-1 or a hardcover copy using this ISBN – 978-93-5906-508-3.


Some of Our Happy Readers

lady reading a cookbook.
Reader from UK with the Easter Cookbook (21 Aug 2023)
Lady reading Abby's Easter cookbook with a dog next to her.
Reader from UK with the Easter Cookbook (21 Aug 2023)

PS. There is a bit of overlap between Easter/Christmas and the Festive book since many of the recipes made for feasts like Christmas and Easter are the same, so you might want to decide to pick just one from these.

The other upcoming books cater to different categories – offal, sweets, and everyday cooking.

Are you a bookseller? 
Reach out to Abby at abby@abbysplate.com to learn more about carrying her published traditional East Indian cookbooks and some of her future books.

Pinterest image of dishes in Abby's cookbooks.

If you want our traditional East Indian recipes on hand, the Abby's Plate Cookbook Series books are available online or in-store in most countries.

Latest Book:
East Indian Celebration
Festive Recipes from Abby's Plate


See the full list of books here!

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