- This book is a collection of recipes that are the author, Shehar Bano’s family heritage and hence the name “Virsa” which means “Heritage” in Urdu language. Food is undoubtedly an essential part of the culture in Pakistan. From Karachi to Khyber, the conversations change from Nihari to Chapli Kebabs, but they still revolve around food. “Virsa – a culinary journey from Agra to Karachi” has some delicious recipes and memories from a foodie family.
Shehar Bano claims that these family recipes have never failed her even though she had never been keen on cooking before she moved out of her parents’ home. Her journey which started with zero cooking experience to running a successful blog with the recipe section being the most popular, is all thanks to these simple & meticulous recipes.
This book also has guides including English to Urdu ingredients guide, desi cooking styles guide, homemade spice blends guide and even has a visual lentil guide for beginners who are stepping in the kitchen for the first time.
Shehar Bano says,
“The secret sauce to my successful launch in the world of cooking for a beginner like me was the recipe book I compiled, full of Ammi’s ancestral family recipes. Sixteen years later, I still cannot cook without that book and would be completely lost without it. So here I am, finally compiling and publishing Ammi’s NO-FAIL recipes for beginners like me and the foodies world over.”