Indulge Your Taste Buds With Zarine Khan’s Cookbook

by August 15, 2015

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When it comes to Khans then showbiz cannot be the only thing that they do well. The lady of one of the premier clans of Bollywood – Zarine Khan – recently showed the world that acting skills are not the only legacy that Bollywood families pass on.

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Daughter Susanne Khan’s concept store, The Charcoal Project, on Wednesday saw an array of stars descend to attend the launch of Zarine Khan’s ‘Family Secrets: The Khan Family Cookbook’ and wish her success. The event was hosted by the writer along with her husband Sanjay Khan, with her whole ‘Khan’ daan there for support.

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The cookbook was launched by noted filmmaker Zoya Akhtar and actress-turned-producer Dia Mirza. The book which is published by Roli Books gives its readers a peek into the homely and interesting cooking of the family. The book contains recipes of the Khan family that has been handed down over the generations. If you thought recipes is all that the culinary book contains, you are in for a surprise; the book also contains beautifully captured photographs of the family. Zarine Khan also includes details of what aromas greet the members of the family on their special Sunday meals.

At the book launch, Zarine Khan expressed her hope that her readers enjoy cooking the simple yet enjoyable recipes from the book, and share the meal with their loved ones as much as she did.

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Although the event was not graced by Zarine Khan’s ex-son-in-law Hrithik Roshan, the superstar tweeted his best wishes by sharing an image of ‘Family Secrets: The Khan Family Cookbook’ on his Twitter handle along with a message congratulating Khan and urging the readers to buy a copy. Not only this, Roshan also calls it “food for the soul” in his Tweet.

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Zarine Khan states that a few of the recipes in the cookbook have been influenced by her mother-in-law Fatima Bibi, who according to her was a “royal khandaan-type of cook”. Khan, coming from a Parsi background also notes the influence her maternal family had on her in terms of their dining experience; like in her maternal house, the members of her Khan family too dine together in a close- knit atmosphere.

Recipe from Family Secrets: Dhansak

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Recipe from Family Secrets: Mutton Chops

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Recipe from Family Secrets: Hyderabadi Prawn Curry

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Bollywood and its glitterati are no strangers to the delectable delicacies of the Khan kitchen. In fact, most even have their special demands when they are hosted by the Khans. Known for their delicious chicken and mutton biryani, the annual Eid party sees celebrities gorging on the food coming from the food palette of the Khan house. As Khan says, Sushmita Sen is a huge fan of these biryanis as well as the shammi kebabs. For Rekha, the food and atmosphere of the Khan home is enough to make her comfortable…as is the case with Krishna Kapoor, another biryani lover.

Head to your nearest bookstore and get your hands on this cookbook that is sure to indulge your taste buds…