5 Pakistani Cookbooks That Would Make Perfect gifts

November 10, 2017

If you’re looking for gift ideas or are just looking for a new recipe book to experiment with yourself – look no further.

Instead of tearing your hair out worrying what on earth you’re going to buy, we’ve devised a handy list of some of the best Pakistani recipe books on the market. With 5 different books to choose from there’s something here to make every foody happy:

  1. Summers Under the Tamarind Tree: Recipes and Memories from Pakistan.

From Author Sumayya Usmani; this ‘Best First Book’ winner is a stunning contemporary Pakistani cookbook. Celebrate the varied, exciting and often-overlooked cuisine of a beautiful country from former lawyer-turned-food writer and cookery teacher as she captures the rich and aromatic pleasures of Pakistani cooking.

With 100 recipes celebrating the heritage and traditions of her home country, the cookbook can be read almost like an autobiography.

  1. Low Fat Balti Cookbook (Step-by-Step)

A great choice for those trying to take on a diet this winter. Balti cooking is hugely exciting but is often high in fat. The recipes collated here by Shehzad Husain have been adapted to help those on a healthier diet.

  1. Pakistani Recipes – An Un-Ordinary Collection

Swedish writer Alice Petterson may not seem like the natural first choice to write a Pakistani cookbook, but after travelling as a teenager around the Asian continent she compiled her favourite recipes into this handy recipe book. A great book for those looking to ignite a new food passion.

  1. Mountain Berries and Desert Spice: Sweet Inspiration from the Hunza Valley to the Arabian Sea

The second book on the list from famed writer Sumayya Usmani. This follow up book continues her journey through the exotic cuisine of her country, with emphasis on home cooking and Pakistani desserts. The book also looks at the country’s culture and traditions.

  1. Spice up your life 100+ recipes from Pakistan and beyond to tempt the fire in your belly

Free on amazon kindle; this Pakistan cookbook is one for those with plenty of time on their hands and the love of cooking. Containing more than 100 recipes for you to experiment with and help develop your confidence cooking the authentic Pakistani way.

Maybe you can’t get enough of the cuisine at your local restaurant. London and Manchester based Royal Nawaab has a wide selection of Pakistani cuisine that customers keep coming back for, again and again. Try one of these cookbooks and see if you can make great dishes at home.