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Korma Kheer and Kismet reviewed by Sheena Singh


Timms is a Scottish journalist who moved to Delhi nearly a decade ago with her husband. She also writes a food blog “Eat and Dust”.

Korma Kheer and Kismet is a veritable feast for the senses. Timms book transports you straight to the streets of old Delhi, and for a brief moment to Maqbool Road ,Amritsar.

The author is obviously completely in love with the flavours on offer. The dishes are so vividly described that you can almost taste them.

She also tempts the reader to try their hand at some of the delicacies described by sharing the recipes for the same.

Timms humanizes all the delicacies by sharing the stories of the people behind the food.

A must read for foodies. At the end of the book I was left with a craving for Nihari and my favourite Jalebis from Dariba Kalan.

Chandni Chowk beckons!!!

Rating- 4/5

Korma Kheer and Kismet

Pamela Timms

169 pages

Publisher: Aleph

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“I don’t remember a time or a life before books. The greatest gift given to me by my parents was a love for books and poetry. Books have been my teacher, at times an escape; always  a constant companion and I hope to never have enough of them. The happiest years of my life were the ones I spent studying Literature at college.”


About artikaaurorabakshi

Artika Aurora Bakshi Artika Aurora Bakshi is the author of three well-acclaimed children’s books,My Little Sikh Handbook, My Little Sikh Handbook 2: Ardas, My Little Sikh Handbook: Travel Journal, and an anthology of stories, Hold On To Me. Her first story, set in Amritsar, during the pre-Partition period, All She Had Left, was published on Story Mirror. She co-manages, a manuscript help and book review site. Her passion for reading has led her to helping other writers with their manuscripts. She comes from a family of lawyers and has a master’s degree in International Banking & Finance. Currently based in Sri Lanka, she teaches Commerce and History on a part-time basis at an international school and enjoys being part of the literary scene in Sri Lanka. A regular at the Galle Literary Festival and other literary events in Sri Lanka, Artika’s articles and book reviews have featured in the Daily Mirror, Daily News, The Ceylon Chronicle, and various blogs, such as,,, She was actively involved with SAARC Women’s Association of Sri Lanka and was President of the Association in 2016. An avid reader, Artika runs an online book club with a membership base of over 600 members. Her quotes are featured under soul.nightingale on Instagram and on Soul Nightingale by Artika Aurora Bakshi on Facebook. Artika is also working on her fourth children’s book in the My Little Sikh Handbook series and a second anthology of stories for adults. You can reach Artika at .

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This entry was posted on September 14, 2014 by in Book Reviews, Food and Drink, Guest Reviewers, Non Fiction and tagged , , , .
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