Ammu: Indian Home-Cooking To Nourish Your Soul

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Ebury Publishing, Mar 17, 2022 - Cooking - 288 pages
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'An entrancing book' - Nigella Lawson

Indian family food with heart - the mouthwatering new cookbook from Asma Khan, founder of the iconic Darjeeling Express


This book is a joyful celebration of the universal power of food to restore, and to comfort. It is a tribute to Ammu, Asma's mother, to the simple home cooking from her kitchen in Calcutta, and an exploration of the inextricable link between food and love.

These dishes will bring warmth to your kitchen when you need a meal or dish to share with your family and friends - from quick-and-easy Baghare Aloo and Shahi Paneer, a vegetarian staple all ages love, to Ammu's Chicken Biriyani the much-requested Darjeeling Express favourite.

With over 100 recipes, easy-to-follow instructions and a photograph for every dish Ammu is an essential book for anyone wanting to make Indian comfort food at home.

'This is the food I cook for my family every day, meals to restore and nourish. I give these recipes to you, with love.' - Asma

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Ammu: Indian Home Cooking to Nourish Your Soul

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Chef and restaurateur Khan (Asma’s Indian Kitchen), owner of London’s Darjeeling Express, gives a sumptuous salute to her Indian heritage with recipes and stories “that made and root me to home.” In a ... Read full review

Ammu: Indian Home Cooking To Nourish Your Soul

User Review  - Book Verdict

Paying homage to Khan's Calcutta childhood, this cookbook takes readers on the personal food journey of the chef and restaurateur known for her London restaurant Darjeeling Express and her profile on ... Read full review

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About the author (2022)

Asma Khan is owner of Darjeeling Express, London, and one of the UK's most prominent female chefs.

She moved from India to Cambridge in 1991 with her husband. She comes from a royal background - Rajput on her father's side and Begali on her mother's. After training as a lawyer, Asma registered for a food business, which began life as a supper club then became a critically acclaimed pop-up, in London, in 2015.

Asma was the first British chef to appear on Netflix's Chef's Table. An unstoppable force for social change in the food industry and beyond, Asma has been revolutionising the London restaurant scene since 2017 with her world-renowned Indian food, all-female team, and her commitment to training immigrant women.

Find her @asmakhanlondon

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