The skilled restauranteurs behind 'hatted' restaurants Abhi's and Aki's, present traditional and modern Indian recipes alongside the personal story of their arranged marriage, international adventures and their ultimate move to Australia.
From the talented chef behind Sydney's most iconic Indian restaurants, Abhi's and Aki's, comes a spicy blend of contemporary food and authentic cooking. Kumar Mahadevan weaves a full array of recipes with the unique tale of his family's journey from India to Australia. This book offers a full range of traditional curries, contemporary seafood dishes and interesting vegetarian meals. From India is a beautiful, surprising and flavoursome trip from the regional fare.
Kumar Mahadevan was raised in a Brahmin family in southern India. He trained as a chef in Madras and later worked at Bombay's Taj Mahal hotel where he gained skills in all aspects of international cuisine. He worked in war-torn Iraq before moving to Australia. Kumar and his wife Suba opened their first restaurant, Abhi's, in Sydney in 1987 and their second, Aki's, in 2003.
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National & regional cuisine