Sushma is an upcoming name in the field of cookery. Her articles
on cooking and other subjects regularly appear in leading national
newspapers and magazines. Her recipes have won many awards in
cookery competitions organized by various magazines. The recipes
are unique and original as evident from the enormous responses
received from her readers who have tried them.
the author’s pen.....
Cookery is that
research which has no end. Dishes can be multiplied limitlessly
but each one’s style of cooking and taste of hands are
different. The crux is that food should be appetizing and tasteful
because only such food is digestible.
Our eating pattern and cooking
methods have changed with time and will continue to do so. Where
hearth, wood and stove were used; gas, oven and microwave have
come in. Because of these modern conveniences not only food of our
states but also international cuisine make their presence felt in
our homes. Everyone desires to have tasty and nutritious food
available right at home.
In this book selection of dishes
has been made keeping in mind everyone’s liking. How to make old
and forgotten dishes in the modern form with convenience; this
fact also has been borne in mind. I have tried to use material
which is readily available and whose taste is known to all.
Hunger is aroused not only by
fragrance but also by the look of food. Every recipe is presented
with photograph so that we can get a feel of the dish before it is
made, just as we like to see the model of the house before it is
Whatever new experiments I try in
cooking the inspiration comes from my husband K.K., who has been
saying from the beginning, "We live to eat and don't eat to
live." Without his photographs my recipes would probably have
never come into existence. I would also like to thank my son Taru,
who typed the entire matter until its publication and continued to
And I must also thank all those
readers who appreciated my recipes through their letters. On
publication of my recipes in various magazines a well-wisher wrote
to me , "I want to know who your Guru is?...."One
asked, "Do you work in a hotel....?"Another wrote,
"We will learn many dishes sitting at home......"