Geetika Popli, was born and brought up in Delhi. After completing her postgraduate diploma in management (HR), she started to work in a big organisation. The true calling of her was not completing the HR rosters but to seek another adventure. After working for a year and a half she decided to take a sabbatical from work as she wanted to spend some time in her life. She already had a diary of recipes with her of dishes cooked by her mother and grandmother, she had been maintaining her diary for a while and this came in handy during her working days.
The idea of turning a recipe diary into a book came to her mind when she realised that so many of her colleagues and friends were in the same position as her and were desirous of following her recipes. Her Grandmother (nani ji as she fondly called her), was her inspiration. She was of the opinion that young people like her should have access to recipes which were not only easy to make but also nutritious at the same time.
In her book “Simplified cooking — Maa ke haath ka khana“she has tried to bring out the soul of Indian traditional cooking for young and old alike. The book has recipes which have evolved since time immemorial and have been passed on from one generation to another. This book is an attempt to encourage more and more people to enjoy cooking at home and for the people who enjoy eating more than cooking the dishes appreciate the effort of the home cooks.
This treasure trove of knowledge about the recipes has been passed on to me from my mother and to her by my grandmother. I believe sharing is caring, and so, I wanted to share this treasure with one and all. Simplified Cooking offers the cook recipes which
This treasure trove of knowledge about the recipes has been passed on to me from my mother and to her by my grandmother. I believe sharing is caring, and so, I wanted to share this treasure with one and all. Simplified Cooking offers the cook recipes which are innovative and encourages them to experiment and enhance the flavours of their favourite dish. Experimenting would also lead to improvisation in technique and might give the recipes a new texture.
“A recipe has no soul. As the cook, you must bring soul to the recipe.” This is the adage I believe in. In this book I have tried my best to put soul and love to the recipes. Simplified Cooking is more than a book of recipes; this is a collection of ideas. This book contains recipes which are really innovative and easy to make. They take time, but they are really delicious in the end if all the ingredients are added the right way as written in the book. I think if you improvise these recipes on your own, then it will be good for you because improvisation is the soul of the great cooking you do at your homes.