Food for Royalty


R 320.00

Author: Julekha Gama

Food for Royalty is a celebration of Julekha Gama’s Indian and South African culture and heritage.

It features an array of Indian cuisine woven into a tapestry of simple recipes and beautiful images. It is traditional cooking at its finest.

Of all the delectable dishes featured in this book, many recipes are said to have been enjoyed by the Royal Shahs of various empires in India and are worthy of serving to your most regal guests, family and friends.

Food for Royalty takes you on a journey of India through food, from a royal moghul curry of the North to a Hyderabadi biryani of central Indian origin, especially created for the Nizams of past. This book encourages healthy eating as being integral to good health without compromising on flavour. All recipes have reduced salt and oil, organic or low fat ingredients, natural herbs and spices, and no store-bought sauces!

Food for Royalty also features a variety of wholesome vegetarian meals such as Butternut Dhal, Vegetable Biryani or Kashmiri Dum Aloo. If you enjoy something hot and spicy, you will relish South Indian Mutton Vindaloo Curry or the tangy, tamarind fish grills from the backwaters of Kerala. There are numerous milder options including yoghurt-based curries from Kashmir and creamy coconut-infused prawn dishes from the coast of Goa. Food for Royalty’s dishes are guaranteed to become favourites in your home!

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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!

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Weight 1.116 kg


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