Dadima's: Celebrating Grandmother's Wisdom Through Indian Cooking is my debut cookbook. I do hope you like it as much as I enjoyed researching, cooking, and writing it.
These are the questions which inspired me to put my writing background to good use:
How can I preserve the recipes of talented grandmothers around the UK, whilst also celebrating them as individuals?
How can people like me, cook Indian meals just as delicious as a dadima (grandmother) would for her family?
What are the culinary secrets behind the magic of a grandmother's food?
How can I make these age-old recipes accessible to people of my generation, who lead busy, fast-paced lives?
You can also purchase my book online via Amazon, Waterstones and Foyles.
When I wrote my book, I didn’t really think about what genre it would sit it. All I knew, is that it will include the life story of each dadima I interviewed, her wisdom, and her recipes. The three components amalgamated into one and my book was born.
So what can you expect from my book?
- You can expect age-old, North Indian recipes which you can trust. These are recipes which have been cooked by dadimas with years of culinary and life experience. After spending extensive time with each dadima in my book, I have replicated her recipes in my own kitchen and practiced them until I could deliver a foolproof recipe which you can use in your own kitchen.
- Food you can practically make: You can expect
- Dishes reflecting how Indians eat at home: the dadimas have got you covered - and their food is a far cry from mainstream curries.
- A range of just under 50 dishes: Whether you're after a nourishing, simple weeknight meal, want to throw an Indian dinner party or indulge in a cheeky treat, The recipes include championed classics, (including aloo parathas, rotis, samosas and bhajis), light vegetarian dishes (such as daal, aloo gobi and okra), mouth-watering meats (spring lamb and crispy chicken thighs) and sweet treats (including carrot halwa and barfi).
- Practical tips for preparing ahead, batch cooking and making use of your freezer, so that you can save time.
- Lots of hand holding: With helpful pointers to guide you every step of the way (including tips on batch-cooking and preparing ahead), coupled with stories and anecdotes from the grandmothers, you'll certainly feel inspired in the kitchen and beyond.
- Stories & nuggets of life advice