In an era where home cooked meals have become something of an anomaly, Shehzad's Husain's new book is a refreshing approach to cooking.

Each recipe is imbued with authenticity.

It's traditional cuisine with minimum effort that will most definitely invoke a nostalgic reminder of the kind of food you grew up with.

The book brings back classics like the delightful Daal Goshth, Keema Methi, Haleem and even a Pakistani omelette.

All ingredients are fresh and easily accessible, so there really is no excuse. It covers everything from snacks and street food to daals, meat, fish, desserts and drinks.

There is even a surprisingly simple Nehari recipe that you can make without the use of packet mixtures that are de rigeur in so many households.

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The Pulao options are so ample, you will want guests frequenting your home.

For those people who have children, the recipes are particularly enticing with easy to please favourites like Chicken Pakoras and Seekh Kebab Rolls.

The pictures are not only alluring, but the tangible result actually looks like what it promises.

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Images and recipes: The Food & Cooking of Pakistan

In a 200 page recipe book, you are indeed spoilt for choice with more than 85 recipes.

The 'Food & Cooking of Pakistan' is most certainly an infallible guide to cooking.

The Food & Cooking of Pakistan is priced at £14.99 and published by Lorenz Books.