Author(s): Kaushy Patel
The Patels and Prashad, their small Indian restaurant in Bradford, were the surprise stars of Ramsay's Best Restaurant TV show in autumn 2010. Everyone who saw them fell in love with this inspirational family dedicated to serving delicious, original vegetarian food. At the heart of the family is Kaushy, who learned to cook as a child growing up on her grandmother's farm in northern India. On moving to northern England in the 1960s, she brought her passion for fabulous flavours with her and has been perfecting and creating dishes ever since. Never happier than when feeding people, Kaushy took her son Bobby at his word when he suggested that she should share her cooking with the world - a launderette was converted first in to a deli and then a restaurant, and Prashad was born. Now Kaushy shares her cooking secrets - you'll find more than 100 recipes, from simple snacks to sumptuous family dinners, to help you recreate the authentic Prashad experience at home. Whether it's cinnamon-spice chickpea curry, green banana satay, spicy sweetcorn or chaat - the king of street-side India - there's plenty here for everyone to savour and share.
'Prashad - the smallest restaurant with the biggest heart' -- Gordon Ramsay 'The food is flawless ... absolutely phenomenal, I was blown away' -- Angela Hartnett
Kaushy Patel uses the kitchen skills learned at her grandmother's knee in the Gujarat to transform traditional dishes with her own touches and create fresh, flavoursome food - whether cooking for friends and relations at home or for the lucky diners at Prashad, the Patel family's amazing vegetarian Indian restaurant. The warmest and friendliest of chefs, Kaushy won over the Great British viewing public when the Patel family appeared on 2010's Ramsay's Best Restaurant, in which Prashad was the series runner-up. She added teaching to her talents in 2011 and gives highly sought-after lessons at Dean Clough's Cooking School, enabling Kaushy to share her passion for food with even more people.