In the Kalwa slum in Mumbai, India, where harsh conditions make it difficult for some children to study, an amazing group of women is working to make sure that kids go to school. Meet the Masala Mamas, 16 women who live in the Kalwa slum who are dedicating their lives to providing hot meals for kids in school. Every morning, they cook hundreds of meals - hot nutritious meals from fresh ingredientsand aromatic spices. They cook with extra special love, care and dedication. Because their customers are the most important people in the world: children. These are their stories and their recipes. It is a cookbook like you've never seen before. It is about women, friendship, social change, Indian culture, and most of all love. All through food.
Proceeds from the book go to support the Masala Mamas in their workcombating malnutrition, hunger, and child labor among the children inslums in India.
Masala Mamas Cookbook
The 'Masala Mamas' kitchen reflects the strength and voice that mothers and grandmothers have found... The stories and recipes will nourish the soul of every reader.
-- Mandie Winston, Executive Director, JDC Global Response, Innovative Development (GRID)
An incredibly informative and inspiring book. The Masala Mamas share their powerful life stories, their kitchen tips and techniques, as well as such wonderful recipes; I just can't wait to start cooking.
-- Jenny Chandler, United Nations, Special Ambassador for International Year of Pulses 2016
Many themes run through the Masala Mamas Cookbook. One most important factor is about the powerful role of women in society and dedication towards their responsibilities. The book is not only a combination of various Indian recipes but also gives a homely feeling. All the ingredients used are natural and authentic. The recipes are nutritionally balanced. In short it is a bunch of beautifully crafted recipes that gives an insight into the Indian home kitchen. It is a remarkable book not only written skillfully but with a rare mix of loving attention and a deep sense of culinary art of an Indian woman.
-- Chef Prashant Tikadia, Executive Chef, Meluha The Fern & Rodas, an Ecotel Hotel
Finally we have an authentic Indian cookbook for the kosher home. This fabulous collection of authentic kosher Indian recipes show the home cook how fun and accessible Indian cuisine can be in our own kitchens with easy- to-follow recipes. --Naomi Nachman, The Aussie Gourmet and cookbook author Perfect For Pesach
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