An Indo Persian cookbook with recipes inspired by the Mughals by MasterChef UK 2017 winner
By Saliha Mahmood Ahmed
From winner of MasterChef 2017, Saliha Mahmood Ahmed, comes the next chapter in our love affair with the food of the Indian sub-continent.
The next chapter in our love affair with the food of the Indian sub-continent from MasterChef UK 2017 winner Saliha Mahmood Ahmed.
Saliha, who won over the MasterChef judges with her fusion of Indo-Persian food, has written a book that will delight. Steeped in the rich culinary heritage of the region and Saliha's own travels in modern day India and Pakistan, the recipes are bang up-to-date and will inspire 21st century food lovers.
Steeped in Persian flavours, Khazana, which means treasure trove, is a cookbook that promises to become a much loved classic, introducing recipes like Smokey Chicken and Basil Kebabs with Buttermilk Riata, Moghul Fish Korma with Almond Rice and Sandlewood Ice Cream with Toasted Almond Brittle.
'Delving into this book feels like taking a leap back into an exotic, saffron-scented past - with her beautiful writing and delicious recipes, Saliha takes you on a culinary journey of discovery into this fascinating time.' - Thomasina Miers, cook, writer, television presenter and the founder of the Wahaca restaurant chain
After facing off competition from 63 other determined contestants, through seven gruelling weeks of culinary challenges and an exhilarating final cook-off, Saliha became the thirteenth amateur cook to lift the MasterChef trophy in 2017. She is also a junior doctor working in the NHS, training to specialise in Gastroenterology, married to fellow doctor Usman and mum of one boy. In the future, she hopes to combine her work as a doctor with her passion for gastronomy to help drive the country towards healthier meals and work on national campaigns to tackle obesity, particularly in children.
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20 Sep 2018
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Hodder & Stoughton