Go on a Culinary Journey
There are no hard and fast rules on cooking. Cooking is an evolving and a continuously creative art and you can rely on your ingenuity, creativity and common sense and on your sense of smell, flavors and textures. Therefore, while being guided by documented knowledge, discussions and observations, it is always possible, given a little interest and inclination, to create something delicious and pleasing to behold.
My Choice of Cuisines
I inherited Kashmiri cuisine from my maternal side. I love the heat and sourness of Hyderabadi food. G.T. Road cuisine is dear to me since I was born and lived in cities on and around G.T. Road. G.T. Road food is the most diverse since it covers thousands of miles with different cultures, customs, religions and languages. There are three dishes which are cooked in dozens of different ways – Biryani, Nihari and brinjals. You will find many different recipes for each one of these in this book. It is not a repetition, just shows you the diversity of these signature dishes depending upon the region of their origin in the subcontinent.