We have a few copies of an amazing recipe book, The Road From Karachi, a fusion of Indian and Pakistani cuisine that was brought to me by Nadia, a full time college teacher and fitness trainer.

This Indian and Pakistani cookery book has some history to it. The original book was created in the 1980s by Nadia’s mother and father (Riaz and Khalida Arab) when they traveled to the UK. They taught a successful Indian cookery school to locals in Portsmouth and shared their passion for food and flavors. 

Riaz and Khalida wrote all of their recipes into a small book, which was sold in a major bookshop. The cookery school closed due to a move and the original book was lost. Khalida looked for it high and low and just couldn’t find her copy. 30 years later it was found by Nadia through a work colleague and then recreated with videos. Nadia teaches Indian and Pakistani food with her mother Khalida, bringing these recipes back to life and into the community through cookery lessons.

Each book sold helps to raise money towards building water pumps in India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka and Kenya.  We are looking forward to welcoming Nadia at the South Downs Food festival and would also like to do a supper club with her students at the farm shop.  In the meantime, grab a book of incredible recipes and support clean water pumps.