Sadaf Hussain

'I am always transported to the golden years when our humble dastarkhan brought us all together...'

A delectable treasure trove of stories and recipes, Daastan-e-Dastarkhan unravels the history and traditional cooking techniques of 30 intimate dishes from the culinary history of Muslim communities across India. In this evocative journal, MasterChef India contestant and consultant chef Sadaf Hussain invites you to gorge on Bihari kebabs during Eid, discover the influences of the spice trade in vegetarian dishes from coastal Mappila cuisine and learn about a lost recipe born out of competitions between chefs during the Nizami era.

With easy-to-follow recipes adapted for today's kitchens, this book encourages you to recreate mouth-watering delicacies and weaves the story of a community that is as varied as the food they create.

  • Classification : Cookery, Food & Drink
  • Pub Date : AUG 25, 2019
  • Imprint : Hachette India
  • Page Extent : 312
  • Binding : PB
  • ISBN : 9789388322416
  • Price : INR 499

Sadaf Hussain

Sadaf Hussain was one of the top contenders of MasterChef India in 2016 and is currently a consultant chef based out of Delhi. Sadaf grew up in Ramgarh, a small town in Jharkhand, and always dreamt of being in the food and beverage industry. An animator by training who worked in the development sector, his food journey took proper shape when he moved to New Delhi and chose to adopt travel as a lifestyle. An avid storyteller, he is passionate about exploring the background and origins of the dishes he encounters. Sadaf is a TEDx speaker, has food shows online and runs the popular food blog He believes that everything and everyone has a story to tell, and lives to uncover those stories.

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