Author(s): Vikas Khanna
One of Vikas Khanna's favourite places in the world was the garden he and his grandmother planted in their home in Amritsar. It was his very own corner of paradise. Vikas still remembers the thrill of rushing home from school to tend to the aromatic basil, mint, tomatoes and lemons. The garden had a profound effect on the boy who would grow up to become a world-renowned Michelin Star chef.
In Hymns from the Soil: A Vegetarian Saga, Vikas Khanna writes about the lessons he's learnt from Mother Nature. How the bountiful gifts of changing seasons inspired him to cook; how it taught him to combine flavours and design recipes.
Vegetarianism has always been integral to Indian culture and it has become the preferred way of life the world over.
In this book, vegetables are the star ingredients. The recipes showcase their natural goodness and hidden complexities. They burst with flavour and colour and retain all their nutritious value. The recipes are flexible, allowing you to substitute the ingredients quite easily, and are guaranteed to put a smile on your face as you prepare these wholesome, comforting meals for all occasions. Vikas brings together traditional time-tested recipes, handed down over generations, and conjures up exciting new ones. There are recipes that will surprise you and those that even children will love.
Hymns of the Soil will take you back to your roots as you travel down memory lane with Chef Vikas Khanna. It will inspire you and remind you of the joy of cooking-and savouring-the flavours you most cherish.