Nadia Arab’s The Road From Karachi is a family cookbook that originated in the 1980s was lost, found and published now, 30 years later. 

Nadia Arab talks to Noni Need about how family set up a cookery school in Buckland, Portsmouth in 1984, created the Indian Cookery Made Easy cookbook which was available to students and in WH Smith. 

Nadia’s mother, Khalida misplaced her copy and the book was lost for decades until Nadia happened to discover an original copy.

It is a recipe book that celebrates the fusion of flavours from India and Pakistan.

Nadia worked with her mother to take the classic recipes and recreate the cookbook, which is now available in bookstores including Waterstones and Amazon.

Together with the new book, Nadia and her family have brought the recipes back to life and into the community and installed clean water pumps for those in need in India, Pakistan and Sri Lanka with the proceeds.

Recipes from the book are now being used in several city pubs and restaurants, including the Dolphin and Shepherd’s Crook. It is also part of the curriculum in Food Tech classes at Purbrook Park School. 

Nadia is hoping that the event will raise enough money to fund 10 water pumps, which cost £150 each. 

For information click the link: The Road from Karachi