About the New Book

A Kitchen Full Of Stories is my latest book -  a project of 7 years and one that is very close to my heart. Together with my granddaughter, Nazaneen Jalaludheen, we have compiled this book of stories, secrets and recipes. Each recipe has been tried and tested several times not just by us, but also other volunteers who gave us valuable feedback, which has been incorporated in the book. 

A Kitchen Full Of Stories is more than just a cookbook. It documents my culinary journey through my childhood years and into my catering days as a housewife in Chennai and finally, my venture into commercial kitchens. For me, every recipe has a distinct memory associated with it - whether it is how food was prepared in earlier days or how we enjoyed eating certain dishes.