Book Review: The Slim Punjabi: Harmeet



The Slim Punjabi by Harmeet immensely inspired from Punjab and its exuberance and of course its food stitches Punjabi way of life with cuisine in the midst of different rivers of Punjab and surges around different enlightening themes in Punjab together with love, folk songs, faith and so on coalesce an assortment of recipes as well as bring alive the reality that one can more or less experience a culture through its food through uplifting yarns and nippy effortless recipes.

An alluring, edifying, enriching, innovative, invigorating, witty, and wistful volume the chapters marries traditions with food sprinkled with the entwines of Patiala Salwars, Phulkari, Turbans, Bhangra, Lohri, verses of Bulleh Shah, folklore of Heer and Sohni and rhymes from folk chants and hold within them conventional yet effortless easy-to-make traditional Punjabi dishes.

The paperback has five sections each named after the rivers that make Punjab, i.e., Jhelum, Chenab, Ravi, Sutlej and Beas, elaborate upon the mores and gastronomy that matches the innate account of that particular river. For a case in point, all love tales of Punjab are pedestal around Chenab, so Chenab as a part parley in fine detail in relation to Punjabi love fairy-tales of Heer, Mirza Sahiban, Sassi Punnu, et al, harmonized with the food that you could craft for rendezvous at abode.

In an endeavour to make bachelors cook, and chill out, as well as get pleasure from nourishing Punjabi feasts, largely the recipes from the reserve spotlight on what North Indians on a regular basis cook at home and are for folks in their mid-twenties to thirties, working and residing away from home and in some way manages to cook.

It is a great volume for newbie cooks or individuals who truly desire to walk around time-honoured Punjabi customs, and cooking along with cook them in the authentic manner from the basic dals and rotis to refreshments, chutneys, and chaats, to phirni set in a mitti ka kulhad, to a char-grill shindig set up under the wintry weather.

This paperback is an adore narrative of a Punjabi and her cooking, where the food went further than satisfying her appetite to her mind as well with an enchanting assortment of Punjabi food recipes, information on Punjabi way of life and of course the most celebrated love legends from Punjab.

The reserve charmingly swathe fundamentals of Punjabi society like fashion, festivals and fairs, customs, love folklore, song and dance, seizing succinct side trips to provide intriguing information on everything, from Punjabi compositions, religion, ethnicity, and a lot more.

A must have kitchen supplement, this volume showcases food preparation as a de- stressing activity and has the whole lot one can perhaps correlate with Punjabi cooking and is an essential paperback that will help preserve a few of the finer niceties in relation to a delicate gastronomy of India.

Bona fide and agreeable, patent and delicate, peppered with sketches that warms the spirit and kindle your individual reminiscences of your much-loved family recipes, this reserve is a pleasure to interpret where an individual can in fact sense that he or she is present in a typical Punjabi family while a person can be acquainted with a lot with reference to Punjabi customs just by reading this volume which is supposed to be a cookery book.

Beyond doubt, food for soul, the paperback has it all and walks around the quintessence of Punjabi food and way of life, along with their customs as well as sacraments and looks at all that intrigue Punjabis and others towards Punjabis in the midst of rhymes, verses, adorable anecdotes and lip-smacking delicacies.

Format: Paperback ♥ Pages: 284 ♥ Published: May 2013 ♥ Publisher: Amaryllis ♥ ISBN13: 9789381506271 ♥ Language: English