Overview for The Essential Sindhi Cookbook
The Sindhi community traces its roots to the Harappan civilization and claims a continuity of tradition and lifestyle that is unique in the Indian subcontinent. As the introduction to this book explains, cuisine is an important aspect of this continuity. While Sindhi food has absorbed elements from various other cuisines, especially Mughlai and Punjabi, it has always retained its own special blend of flavours and fragrances. The famous Sindhi curry, as appealing to the eye as to the palate with its mix of vegetables and curd, the delicately flavoured fish baked in sand, the lotus stems cooked to succulent perfection in earthen pots- the array of dishes in unusual in its variety and range. But this book isn't just about recipes; its also about the traditions and ceremonies that involve food. What, for instance, is the story behind the Sindhi New Year? What are the dishes customarily prepared to mark the day? What would one eat to break a fast? In what order should you serve the various dishes that form part of a wedding feat? The answers to these and other questions relating to the preparation and serving of Sindhi food are all here in this comprehensive guide to a distinctive culture.
Aroona Reejhsinghani (Author)
Aroona Reejhsinghani is an intellectual luminary of international repute and a human dynamo of hard work and unstinted service. Aroona belongs to the ebullient, efficient and efflugent generation and has earned rich laurels in the role of literature, social activities and social work. She is prolific writer and has been regularly contributing articles to variuos prestigious magazines, newspapers and periodicals on diverse subjects such as cookery, health, beauty care, child care, nutrition, poetries, short stories, children's stories. To her writing has been more than a career and a profession. She considers it has a "Sacred Sadhana" she has volumes of articles and writings to her credit and is a writer of 150 books. Sincere and steadfast services rendered in a spirit of dedication has brought in its wake a number of spontaneous and prestigious awards in quick succession like petals of rose. At the age of 10, she won the first award for writing organized by the most prestigious magazine, "Spectator", published from USA. At the age of 15, won the most outstanding dancer award from her school Mount Mary's Convent, Bandra. At the age of 18, she won the best student award from her college Kibbinchand Chellaram Colelge, Bombay. Her first book Woman's World came out when she was 18 and since them she has not looked back. She is a consulting editor of many prestigious poetry magazines, published from Mangalore and Uttar Pradesh. She is on the governing council and on the editorial board of "International Socio-Literary Foundation". She was editor in chief of Cuisine, India's first and most prestigious magazine on food for some time. She was founder editor of her own magazine "Aroona's world of food", which she ran successfully for some years. She was a columnist for hindi magazine, "Monorama, "Free Pres Journal", Navbharat Times and Deccan Herald". In 1991, she entered the Limca Book of Records. Guiness Book of World Records has also congratualted her on her unique achievements. Her biography was included in 1976 in the directory of Great Indian women, where all the leading great women of those days were listed. She entered american Book of Honour in 1980. She was nominated for the prestigious title of being the most outstanding personality of the last 100 years by the American Biographical Institute in 1999. Her name was included in the book "International Directory of Distinguished Leadership", USA. She was awarded the AFGA National Award for excellence in appreciation for her contribution in the field of freelance journalism in 1993. She was declared as an International Personality of 2001 was honoured with Winged Word Award in 2001 by International Socio-literary Foundation, chennai. She was also given the 21st Century Award for Achievement" in recognition for her outstanding contribution to literature. She was nominated as the "International woman of the year", in 2001 by Cambridge, England. Today she is featured in numerous sites on the internet.