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Taste of Godavari non-veg cuisine

Taste of Godavari non-veg cuisine
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67-year-old Hyderabadi D Vijaya Murthi's cookbook 'Authentic Godavari Non-Veg Recipes' has been released online for a global audience. The aim is to...

67-year-old Hyderabadi D Vijaya Murthi's cookbook 'Authentic Godavari Non-Veg Recipes' has been released online for a global audience. The aim is to keep alive the traditional cooking and pass on to future generations the homely, tasty and healthy Godavari cuisine

Authentic Godavari Non-Veg Recipes', the maiden book of D Vijaya Murthi has been released online for a worldwide audience on the International Women's Day.

A resident of Hyderabad, Vijaya is a homemaker proudly boasts of having learnt the authentic Godavari non-veg recipes from her mother Y Lakshmi and elder sister C Lakshmikantha.

The 84-page book, penned in English and published by Notion Press, comprises 50 plus non-veg recipes which are the favourite ones of her family and friends. While she was encouraged by her son D Pavan Kumar, an advocate, to be part of Wirally food, a facebook Channel, which has over 1 million followers where she frequently posts her cooking recipes, Swapna her daughter-in-law was instrumental in making this book a reality, from ideation to execution.

Vijaya shares about her new avatar to the Hans India reporter.

How does it feel to be an author at 67?

"It feels great, I am happy for encapsulating my lifetime kitchen experiences into a book and pass on these family recipes to future generations. A lot of traditional recipes are being forgotten, thanks to the fast food culture, I didn't want these family recipes to be lost in oblivion," she says.

"Cooking is a great skill and art. There is a cook in each one of us. My aim is to revive, at least to some extent, the good old cooking traditions," she says.

"One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well," the author quotes a saying of Virginia Woolf.

"The saying pretty much sums up the relationship we have with food. People love to have good, tasty and healthy food. This book is for all the non-vegetarian lovers out there, who like to experiment and make their own dishes. Be it chicken or mutton, fish or prawns, spicy or not so spicy you have it all here. The book is a set of carefully curated recipes that have been tried and tested so that you can make and enjoy the yummiest of dishes."

"Nothing unites people the way food does. Check out this book and treat your loved ones to an amazing meal," she says. She has plans to pen more books such as 'Chutneys and Pickles' and more.

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