Nadiya Hussain: Mom’s Korma & Rice

Winning Season 6 of The Great British Bake-Off completely changed Nadiya Hussain’s life.┬áThe fan favorite went from a stay-at-home mom to the author of more than a dozen books, she’s hosted nearly as many television programs and was commissioned by Buckingham Palace to bake Queen Elizabeth II’s 90th birthday cake (orange drizzle cake with orange curd and orange butter cream, in case you’re cake curious).

Nadiya grew up in a British Bangladeshi family, with a dad who owned and cooked in Indian restaurants. As a kid, she was frustrated that he served watered down, westernized versions of her family’s favorite foods.

That is not the case at Seattle’s Spice Waala. Host Rachel Belle chats with Dr Aakanksha Sinha and Uttam Mukherjee, Indian immigrants who had grown so frustrated with the lack of regional Indian food in America, they quit their corporate jobs to open an Indian street food restaurant showcasing kathi rolls and chaat. They’ve also translated their social justice morals and values into caring for their employees and the community.

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Published: Wednesday November 24, 2021
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