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Ammu: Indian Home-Cooking To Nourish Your Soul

Written by

Asma Khan

Published

03 March 2022

Ammu Book Cover

Who’s the author? Asma Khan is an award-winning chef and food writer. Asma started a supper club from her home in 2012, and since then she has been revolutionising the UK food scene launching a pop-up restaurant in Soho in 2015 and the acclaimed eatery, Darjeeling Express, in 2017. She is famous for her home-style Indian food and her all-female team. 

What’s it about: Inspired by the home cooking of Asma’s Ammu (mother), this collection of 100 recipes celebrates the inextricable link between food, family, and love. Having been unable to visit her friends and relations in India during the pandemic, Asma found a sense of comfort and connection in familiar recipes. From the comfort food of her Calcutta childhood (including her mother’s chicken biryani) to the special occasion recipes passed down through generations of her family, these are the dishes that have nourished her throughout her life. A firm believer in the healing power of food, Asma’s recipes will bring warmth and joy to your kitchen. 

Recipes we love: Buttermilk Chicken Pakoras, Sikandari Raan (spiced leg of lamb), Nine Jewel Korma, and Zarda (sweet rice with saffron and nuts).

Perfect for: Anyone with an interest in authentic Indian food, home cooks looking to shake up their midweek meal repertoires, dinner party enthusiasts, and fans of food memoirs and food writing.

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