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Penguin to publish Moti Mahal chairman and acclaimed food writer Monish Gujral’s new recipe book

Penguin Random House India is excited to announce the acquisition and publication of one of India’s foremost food writers and the chairman of the Moti Mahal chain, Monish Gujral’s upcoming recipe book, On the Pickle Trail. The book is scheduled to release on the 12th of September under Penguin’s Ebury Press imprint and is currently available for preorder on major e-commerce websites.

On the Pickle Trail brings to focus the age old  practice of pickling, which is one of the oldest and healthiest methods of preserving and consuming vegetables and fruits.

In this book, Monish Gujral brings together a collection of 100 pickles to start you on your journey of pickling. These recipes are not only simple and easy to make, but also have innumerable health benefits. This book is a treasure trove of some of the best pickles from around the world and its objective is to revive the art of making pickles at home.

Monish says ‘Food is one common element which transcends all borders and connects everyone across the world.

While travelling and researching for my books, I found that though recipes and ingredients may differ from region to region and from country to country, they all have one soul.

Through this book, I want to advocate the importance of pickles in our diet and promote making them in your kitchens. Pickling has been a source of food preservation since centuries and the artisanal techniques of pickling & fermentation are the essence of this book.

So, set off ‘On the Pickle Trail’ with me and discover a world of heathy pickles that awaits you.

Bon Appetit!’

Vaishali Mathur, Publisher, Indian Language Publishing, Penguin Random House India, says ‘Monish’s vast experience as a restaurateur and his extensive travelling across the world in search of the best recipes, reflects in all his books. With The Pickle Trail he brings in the best of pickling and fermentation methods and recipes from across the world and makes them accessible for those who want to start up on this extraordinary food process.’


About the author:

Monish Gujral, a graduate from Delhi University, studied hotel management at the Institute of Hotel Management, Catering and Nutrition, Pusa, Delhi, before joining his illustrious grandfather, Kundan Lal Gujral, at his restaurant, Moti Mahal. Not only has Monish kept his grandfather’s legend alive, he has expanded the brand and launched the Moti Mahal Delux Tandoori Trail chain of restaurants, with pan-India and international operations, spread over a hundred franchises. Monish’s book On The Butter Chicken Trail was chosen as the best cook book in the world 2008 in the ‘easy recipe’ category and thereafter best in the world in 2015 at Frankfurt World Cookbook fair by Gourmand.

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