The Jewels of Nizam Recipes book Launch
Hyderabad, was once the wealthiest state in India, it was recognised by the British Empire as being a bastion of culture, sophistication and of course, cuisine. The opulent city attracted the finest cooks in the sub continent, who each brought with them the secrets and spices of their respective regions. The corpus of chefs used the finest ingredients available to man, and vied with each other to push the boundaries of cooking to new highs. With fortunes to be made from securing the culinary attentions of the Nizam and his nobles, recipes were closely guarded secrets, never written down and only orally passed from generation to generation…up until now.
“The Jewels of Nizam- Recipes from khansamas of Hyderabad” is a compendium of these closely guarded recipes that made the Hyderabadi cuisine renowned across all continents.
Geeta Devi’s fascinating culinary journey, written in her own inimitable style spans around few of the world’s most well known and mouthwatering cuisines of the Nizams of Hyderabad.
She weaves the exotic combination of spices, richness and flavors in the recipes that were handed down from the Royal kitchen of the Nizams.
A feature of the recipes is that most of these are little known or forgotten and would be avidly pursued. What is enthralling is the admixture of the past with the present and enlisting some very novel and wholesome ones, which will be a welcome feature for those craving for flavours of the past.
An amalgamation of starters ,main course and desserts like Gosht ka Chuwda,Patthar ka Gosht,Jhinga Akbari,Nalli Boti ka salan,Magseyti Dulme, Chironji ka Dalcha,Chakna,Haleem,Paneer Noorjahani,Aamchur ke Kofte,Hariyali Murgh,Anokhi Kheer,Seetaphal ki Kheer,Gosht ka Achaar,Machhi ka Achaar…..
Try over 80 recipes and experience the preparations, which were known only to the royal khansamas, in your own kitchen.