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Indian Home Cooking to Nourish Your Soul

Asma Khan By (author)
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7.5 X 9.8 in
288 pg

COOKING / Regional & Ethnic / Indian & South Asian
COOKING / Individual Chefs & Restaurants
COOKING / Courses & Dishes / General


A delightful collection of recipes from Asma Khan’s childhood, her Indian family kitchen. It is a celebration of where she comes from, of home cooking, and the inextricable link between food and love.


Named one of BookRiot's Most Anticipated and Best Cookbooks 2022

“Chef, restaurateur, and cookbook author Khan (Asma's Indian Kitchen, 2018) takes readers on a walk down memory lane as she presents her family life, the foods her mother made for her, and the food she enjoys cooking as a mother herself … The recipes—which are easy to follow and mostly accompanied by tempting photography—include mouthwatering dishes such as aloo bonde (potato balls) … and mini lamb koftas with mint-yogurt dip. Showing readers the connection between food and love, this book is highly recommended for families that cook together and beginner chefs seeking to recreate their own joys of enjoying food with family.” - Booklist

“Paying homage to Khan’s Calcutta childhood, this cookbook takes readers on the personal food journey of the chef and restaurateur … Khan’s enchanting memories and stories make her tasty recipes come to life … Fans of Khan will enjoy this glimpse at her culinary inspiration and will feel the loving embrace that food symbolized during her childhood. The cookbook also serves as a great introduction to Indian cuisine and to Khan, as to cook from this book is to know her.” - Library Journal

“[A] sumptuous salute to her Indian heritage with recipes and stories … Khan’s menus, technical guidance, and soulful stories make this outing a pleasure every step of the way. The result is a delectable homage to a rich culture and its food.” - Publishers Weekly

“Asma Khan pays homage to her ammu, or mother, in this celebration of Indian home cooking. The star of Chef’s Table is known for her popular London restaurant; this book takes things back to Khan’s culinary roots, to emphasize that while her mother didn’t cook in restaurants, her prowess remained unparalleled when it came to shaping Khan’s culinary point of view.” - Food 52’s Cookbooks We Can’t Wait For in 2022

“ Ammu, which translates to mother, is filled with the Indian home cooking that swaddles you like a warm hug … [It] is a cookbook worth treating like a novel, starting from the first page and reading every single word as you go. Khan is an incredible storyteller, weaving in touching personal details that will make you feel as if you were standing there right next to her in her journeys ….” - Food & Wine, Best Cookbooks for Spring 2022

“From the star of Chef’s Table, Ammu honors Asma Khan’s family and her mother in particular, with recipes and personal recollections of food from her childhood. By sharing family recipes and memories, this cookbook celebrates the power of food to bring people together as an expression of love.” - Book Riot’s Most Anticipated and Best Cookbooks of 2022

“A hot new cookbook… The food is warming, comforting, and fairly simple…” - Bon Appétit, 18 Stellar Mother’s Day Gifts for Every Type of Mom

Author Bio

Asma Khan is one of the world’s most prominent female chefs. She is chef and restaurateur of London’s highly-acclaimed Darjeeling Express. She starred in Netflix’s award-winning series Chef’s Table. An unstoppable force for social change in the food industry and beyond, Asma has been revolutionizing the restaurant scene since 2017 with her world-renowned Indian food, all-female team, and her commitment to training immigrant women. She is the author of Asma’s Indian Kitchen.