Chef Shazia Khan launched her debut cookbook – ‘WHAT’S ON THE MENU?’

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This book will see interesting recipes for amateur cooks too…

Pune, 15th April, 2016: Chef Shazia Khan launched her debut cookbook in the city today.  Chefs Michael Swamy was also present to celebrate her feat in her culinary journey.

‘What’s on the menu’ published by Om Books International comprises recipes innovated by Chef Shazia over a period of time and exemplifies her love and understanding of food that even amateur cooks can relate to.It will take you on a gastronomic journey surprising your taste-buds with variedflavours and delicacies. Each recipe in the bookis accompanied with step-by-step instructions combining flavours and inventive techniques. Also interesting recipe images to ensure that one prepares oneself to stir a recipe right away.

Shazia said, “Indian recipes have always championed households for years. With this book I wanted to present the same old recipes with new flavours ensuring their authenticity remains the same. I really hope that all food lovers will enjoy making these recipes reliving the old memories with a modern touch.”

She further added, “My culinary journey began from my kitchen, utilising ingredients that are readily available. Therefore my vision for this book was extremely clear, to have recipes with easy in-hand ingredients and techniques broken down to ensure cooking ease for readers.”

Ajay Mago, Publisher – Om Books International said, “In this day and age, with a sea change in our lifestyles, we often rue the loss of family recipes. Shazia’s book is not only a befitting homage to the traditional recipes bequeathed to her by her grandmother, mother, mother-in-law and other keepers of kitchen secrets, but she enriches the book with a cross-section of recipes that are her personal favorites and to which she has added her special touch. Nowadays, the book that I invariably carry to the kitchen is What’s On The Menu, and no prizes for guessing why.”

Carefully tried & tested, these recipes are family favourites and come straight from her kitchen to yours. Shazia’s fantastic repertoire of delectable dishes include her signature creations such as Tandoori Chicken Roulade and Grilled Semolina with Mushroom as well as desserts like sublime ShahiTukda, Fruit Bites and Egg Halwa. The incredible range of recipes for soups, salads, main course dishes and desserts that she presents through the book promise to help you create fabulously tempting meals. So whether you’re a newbie cook or a seasoned home chef hosting enviable dinner parties, What’s On The Menu? is approachable and guaranteed to win you fans.


About Shazia Khan

Celebrity chef and runner-up of the popular show MasterChef India 2, Shazia Khan has become a recognised face thanks to the grace under pressure and beaming smile that won her fans around the country during her time on Masterchef India 2. A self-taught cook, her innate love for cooking and her flair for adding experimental culinary flourishes has led to her workshops being jam-packed with ardent fans. When she’s not cooking up a storm, she conducts culinary workshops and hosts live cooking demonstrations around the world. Not just that, she is also involved in the family-run education business and is a member of the board of management at Delhi Public School (Bengaluru & Mysore). Her media appearances include The Good Food Guide on Star Plus (Middle East) and a stint as a host on the show K for Kids, Season 2 on the FoodFood channel. One of her pet projects involves teaching underprivileged children. Never one to rest on her laurels, Shazia is already working on a second cookbook and is in talks to set up a culinary school.

About Om Books International:

Om Books International is one of the largest English language trade publishers in the Indian subcontinent and has been a leading force in the Indian publishing and retail industry for several years. Recently, it celebrated 50 years of operations in retailing and distribution.

Headquartered in Noida, OBI has published popular and literary fiction including best-selling titles like Two Mothers and Other Stories by Khalid Mohamed, Three Sisters by Bi Feiyu (Man Asian Literary Award, 2010), The Kept Woman and Other Stories by Kamala Das, Delhi OMG! by Vinod Nair, Newsroom Live by PrabhatShunglu, The Company RED by ShantanuDhar, to name just a few.

OBI has published, amongst other genres, several cinema-related titles (under the imprint Spotlight) including Still Reading Khan by MushtaqShiekh; Shah Rukh Can by MushtaqShiekh; AR Rahman: The Spirit of Music, an authorised conversational biography by NasreenMunniKabir; I’ll Do It My Way: The Incredible Journey Of Aamir Khan by Christina Daniels; Sahib BibiAur Ghulam: The Original Screenplay compiled by Dinesh Raheja and Jitendra Kothari; The Original Screenplays of LageRahoMunna Bhai and 3 Idiots; Bollywood in Posters by SMM Ausaja (shortlisted for Vodafone Crossword Award 2010 for non-fiction).

OBI also publishes monographs on art and architecture and photo essays. Other categories that feature in OBI’s publishing list are fashion and lifestyle, biographies, narrative non-fiction, mind, body, spirit and cookery.