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Spice routes and Saffron Kingdoms with Sumayya
Spice routes and Saffron Kingdoms with Sumayya
Spice routes and Saffron Kingdoms with Sumayya

Join cookbook author and teacher Sumayya Usmani to discover the undiscovered exquisite flavours of Pakistani Cooking.

Course Details

Sumayya will teach you all about the unique Pakistani flavours that vary from simple fresh herbs to light spice and aromatic regal cooking. The recipes are all simple and easily achievable at home.

She will share with you new recipes and stories from her recent travels to Pakistan to visit the land of the Hindu Kush, Himalayas and Karakoram ranges.

Sumayya will also teach you recipes from her second cookbook Mountain Berries and Desert Spice: Sweet Inspirations from the Hunza Valley to the Arabian Sea, which maps the dessert culture of Pakistan.

Her menu will include dishes such as:

  • Mughal Qabooli biryani - split gram lentil and saffron biryani 
  • Roasted pumpkin dumplings with spiced daal, chilli oil and minted yoghurt
  • Black peas  with a cream, walnut and coriander topped and walnut oil fried onions 
  • Spiced and herbed squash and sweet potato flatbreads
  • Rice flour pancakes with black cardamom and black poppy seeds
  • Chambrough - Stewed Hunza apricots with toasted kernels and whipped rose cream 
  • Himalayan pink salted green tea

We will enjoy Sumayyas favourite snacks as we cook and finish with a Pakistani Vegetarian Feast. 

You will go home with a comprehensive pack of recipes so that you can recreate the dishes at home. 

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Dietary Suitability

    We will happily cater for those who are vegan, gluten-free or have other special dietary requirements. Please let us know ahead of time so we can plan accordingly.

    Skill Level
    •   Beginner

    Sumayya Usmani

    About the tutor

    SUMAYYA USMANI is a writer and cookery teacher based in Glasgow, Scotland. She specialises in the cuisine of Pakistan and travels regularly to her homeland.  Her debut book 'Summers Under the Tamarind Tree' won the Best First Cookbook category in the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. It was also shortlisted for the Food & Travel Awards 2016, the Edward Stanford Travel Writing Awards 2016, and was voted cookbook of the year in the The Guardian, Independent, Irish Times and Sunday Herald. Her second cookbook 'Mountain Berries and Desert Spice' was published this year.