The UK's Best Biriyani
We all know that the best curries are homemade, but it's rare that you'll get anyone outside of your family complimenting your cuisine, unless you're Sherin Jos Payyappilly.
The Keralan born doctor, who lives in Bourneville had her speciality dish spotted by the experts and included in a new book, that showcases the tastiest, home-cooked dishes in the country.
Sherin's Keralan Prawn Biryani has long been a family favourite, she explains: 'This biriyani recipe has been in my family for years as we use a lot of fish in cooking in my native Kerala. As well as using prawns instead of fish when I came to the UK, I also decided to use a microwave to help speed up the cooking time, something no one would ever do in India'!
Sherin knew that her Keralan prawn biryani was popular as everyone who tasted it at her house has requested second helpings, but she was surprised when she heard it had been picked up by Flora.
The brand recently conducted research in to eating habits and discovered that most people don't use the recipe books they own as they are too complicated, so they decided to bring out a new style of book, where every dish is quick and easy.
The team tested over 100 family recipes and chose people from around the country selecting the 'best' dishes that everyone can enjoy - Sherin's biriyani was one of the few selected Indian dishes.
Edited by top chef Jean-Christope Novelli, Sherin's dish was awarded best biriyani for its simplicity, creative and taste!
Flora Cuisine's new cook book is out soon.