Ayla: A Feast of Nepali Dishes from Terai, Hills and Himalayas

Ayla: A Feast of Nepali Dishes from Terai, Hills and Himalayas

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Celebrate the vibrant flavours of Nepal with this unique range of recipes from MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Santosh Shah.

The rich and diverse flavours of Nepal have often been overshadowed by the noise of cuisines from neighbouring countries, India and China. Popular chef and MasterChef: The Professionals finalist, Santosh Shah, is here to set the record straight and put Nepali cuisine firmly on the map with his first cookbook, Ayla.

Featuring 60 flavoursome recipes, home cooks can experience Nepali and Himalayan cuisine in their own kitchens, with dishes inspired by the produce of Nepal's rivers and mountains. Alongside Santosh's own stories from the country, he shares the history of certain foods, from zingy chutneys and traditional chicken momos to mouthwatering wild mushroom soup.

Whether you are a cooking novice or an advanced chef looking to experiment with new flavours, Ayla offers plenty of recipe ideas and inspiration to fill your plate. With easy-to-follow recipes, stunning imagery and Santosh's culinary wisdom, you will begin an adventure from your own kitchen. So sharpen your kitchen skills and experience a taste of Nepal.

Author: Santosh Shah
Publisher: DK Publishing (Dorling Kindersley)
Published: 04/26/2022
Pages: 224
Binding Type: Hardcover
Weight: 1.90lbs
Size: 9.70h x 7.50w x 1.00d
ISBN: 9780241535776

About the Author
Santosh Shah is an experienced chef, who has worked in high-brow restaurants for years, including Cinnamon Kitchen and Michelin-starred Benares. He competed on the UK's most prestigious cookery competition, Masterchef: The Professionals, coming in second place. Santosh is hugely charismatic and will be reappearing on Masterchef as a returning contestant judge in 2022. Santosh will also be opening his own restaurant in London in autumn 2021. He has a growing social media following of 62K on Instagram, 19.2k on Twitter, and 28.4k subscribers on YouTube. He is also in talks to participate in various reality TV shows, such as Somebody Feed Phil on Netflix, one of the top reality series on the network.