- Darjeeling Express
Asma's Indian Kitchen Cookbook
HOME-COOKED FOOD BROUGHT TO YOU BY DARJEELING EXPRESS
Asma will be the first British Chef to star in Netflix's award-winning series Chef's Table (spring 2019).
*WINNER IN THE UK - CATEGORY INDIAN COOKING - WORLD GOURMAND COOKBOOK AWARDS*
'9 of the Best Food Books of 2018'- The Week
'Best Food Books of 2018'- Bee Wilson, The Sunday Times
'Best 20 cookbooks to buy this autumn'- Diana Henry, The Sunday Telegraph
'Book to look out for this autumn' - Observer New Review
'20 BEST NEW COOKBOOKS OF 2018' - INDYBEST, INDEPENDENT.CO.UK
"Asma's Indian Kitchen is every bit as delectable as you'd expect...worth buying just for the section on cooking onions " - Tom Parker Bowles
"There's no need to book a flight to experience Indian home cooking" - Fay Maschler, Evening Standard
"Asma is a force of nature: bold, funny, talented, philanthropic and unstoppable" - Grace Dent
Let Asma Khan feed your soul with this collection of authentic Indian recipes. Follow the route of the Darjeeling Express train from Bengal, through Calcutta, where she grew up, and along the foothills of the Himalayas to Hyderabad.
Award-winning restaurant Darjeeling Express began life as a dinner party with friends; Indian food lovingly cooked from family recipes that go back generations. In this book, Asma reveals the secret to her success, telling her immigrant's story and how food brought her home.
The recipes pay homage to her royal Mughlai ancestry and follow the route of the Darjeeling Express train from the busy streets of Bengal, through Calcutta, where she grew up, and along the foothills of the Himalayas to Hyderabad. Platters of dishes boasting texture and intense flavour encourage you to gather for a traditional dawaat (feast).
Starting with simple midweek Feasts For Two, Asma then reveals the way to quick and easy cooking with less spice for Family Feasts. There are Feasts For Friends for when you want to show off a little and Celebratory Feasts to feed a crowd.
Many of the recipes are vegetarian, there are sweet treats and drinks, too, and all feature alongside lesser-known recipes and stories unique to Asma's family. This is more than just a collection of delicious and accessible recipes, it is a celebration of heritage, culture, community and quality. This is Asma's Indian Kitchen.