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Parveen Ashraf

Parveen Ashraf

Parveen Ashraf is a self-taught chef and author of the recently published, Indian cookery book titled ‘Parveen The Spice Queen’.  In her first book, she shares her simple but authentically delicious recipes and this, with a huge dollop of Yorkshire common sense and humour.

Parveen is a wife, mum and entrepreneur and is passionate about her culture and cuisine.

For almost a decade Parveen has taught Indian cooking, ran cookery demonstrations and catered glamorous Bollywood Dinner Parties. She brings all of this experience to life in her step by step book. The book includes every English favourite including Chicken Masala, Lamb Bhuna and Samosas.

Parveen has had regular appearances on Hochanda and Ideal World Shopping Channel, cooking on live TV showcasing her own Indian Recipes.  In September 2010, she appeared on the popular Channel 4 Programme Come Dine with Me.’

Parveen has been demonstrating and teaching cooking around the UK and Europe and is a firm believer that with the right method and the right spices, anyone can create the most delicious authentic food. Parveen is also has her own range of spices and has just designed her fabulous Peshwari Naan Kit.

Parveen has always had a passion for cooking, even from a very young age, helping her mother cook the family meals. She has been cooking for her friends and family and helping to cater at events for more than 20 years and has a decade of experience as a private chef teaching Indian cookery at several colleges and cookery schools.

In 2011 Parveen was lucky enough to travel around Europe as part of ECLAND (European cooking and language exchange programme). The project, funded by Brussels allowed her to share her culinary experiences with countries such Austria, Turkey, Latvia, Greece and Czech Republic.

Parveen is a natural in front of the camera and keen to share her many recipes, through cooking on television and writing a book. For more infomation please see her website and YouTube channel.