I was searching for some very good books on Kashmir delicacies. At this time, I arrived across the ebook on Kashmiri Hindu Delicacies titled “Zaika-Kashmiri Pandit Cuisine”. I needed to purchase the guide on the net. On the other hand, it was a futile attempt for me. The name of the author for this book is Sonya Atal Sapru. Someway I obtained her call details and put a connect with to her. I told her about my pursuits in Kashmiri Delicacies and my tries to get a hold of her book. In a incredibly polite way, she extra on to me that she has a person duplicate of the book and she might like to present it to me. Nothing could protect against me now other than reaching to her spot, meeting her and get the copy of the e-book. Ultimately she gifted me the book with her blessings. It took me nearly 5 several years to write the critique of her ebook (I was lazy plenty of). I go through it 6 moments till day.
The book is not really thick 1. The full amount of webpages is 70. It was revealed in the yr of 1999. it was posted by harper Collins, India. The ISBN is 81-7223-341-8. The value of the ebook is Rs.195. The cover site is a photograph with two frames put together together-a person with the photograph of Kashmiri Puloa and fennel seeds and 2nd a single is the photograph of a common Kashmiri Pandit girl putting on a saree with comprehensive shirt, common Kashmiri Jewelry with the characteristic extensive chained jhumkas and handmade enthusiast in her hands. The back again facet of the reserve is the magnificent photograph of the writer with her little one in her lap. The creator promises the authenticity of the genuineness of the recipes shared in the e-book. She thanked her mother-in-legislation -Smt.Gita Sapru- for her support and assistance.
The ebook has been divided into 6 sections and they are the following:
a. How to prepare a Kashmiri Meal (authentic contribution)? There are in total 4 strategies in which the menu can be set for the day.
b. Kashmiri Garam masala (independently reviewed in the complete ebook)
c. 16 Non-vegetarian recipes
d. 12 Vegetarian recipes
e. 5 Dals and 4 Rice dishes
f. 2 Chutneys,2 Raitas and 4 Desserts
The exceptional details in the ebook are:
1. There is fantastic number of scarce and unique family members photos exhibited in the e-book. These are outdated and black-white in coloration demonstrating the time period for the duration of which they have been clicked and shared with not only the future family members customers nonetheless, with each and every and each and every reader of the book. They are abundant in showcasing the lifestyle of the Kashmiri Pandit families. The creator states “portrait of an ancestor and uncovered in an old chest of pictures”.
2. The writer has taken time to mention overall amount of servings, planning time and cooking time for each and just about every recipe in the e-book.
3. She has explained just about every recipe in easy English language.
4. The way in which she acknowledges to her household members for their contribution to the publishing of the ebook.
5. The very best recipes are: mutton cooked in milk with inexperienced almonds, liver cooked in sour curd (khatti kaleji), meat cooked in plums (stuffed passande dum), mutton cooked in coriander powder (dhania ka shufta), jackfruit kababs (kathal kababs), fried pieces of lotus stem (nadru ki kurkuri), colacassia cooked in curds (khatti arvi), bitter lentils (khatti arhar dal), blended vegetable biryani (sarvari), baria, kishmish raita, and meethe chawal.
The weak details of the reserve are:
1. Really few recipes have been shared and introduced in the e book.
2. Festive recipes are missing in the e-book.
On the full, the reserve is little and with couple of internet pages. It reveals the recipes and their contributors. The ebook is a mixture of recipes and lifestyle of Kashmiri Pandits proven by using the wealthy and in-depth images from the author’s household.