Julekha Gama, fondly known as Julie-Bhen or Aunty Julie, was born in India and came to South Africa at the age of four. She was inspired to write this book by all the beautiful food she grew up eating and has been cooking these dishes for over 20 years.
Growing up in Cape Town Aunty Julie has an interesting background and fond memories recalled with humour and love. More than a recipe book, Food for Royalty will educate you on Indian food: why are certain foods “hotter”, more spicy or creamy, why do certain foods have such perculiar names and where do they come from? Many of the stories in this book are rich in history and reflect Aunty Julies’ Indian and South African culture and heritage. Aunty Julie now resides in Roshnee, a small town south of Johannesburg. She is a dynamic woman with an interesting sense of humour and is always willing to impart a trick or two in the kitchen.
All the recipes in Food for Royalty are inspired from Moghlai, Kashmiri and South Indian cuisine.They are unique and tantalising, sure to become sought-after favourites in your home!