“I make a mean roast dinner,” boasts Anjula Devi, consultant Indian chef to Manchester United Football Club. However, as her husband, Andy Wilson, is crazy about curry, it will be a busman’s holiday for Ms Devi this Valentine’s. “I’d usually be prepping team meals or delivering dinners to the hospitality areas at Old Trafford, but for the first time I’ll be cooking for two rather than thousands in the Theatre of Dreams.”
Mr Wilson, who normally travels several nights a week for his job, has requested Indian favourites that Ms Devi says are rarely seen outside the home for their first Valentine’s at home: “Biryani flavoured with kalpasi, a strange-looking spice that evokes both cinnamon and mushrooms when ground into the right masala, mango and tomato chutney and laccha paratha – India’s answer to puff pastry made with chapati and regular flour layered with butter and folded,” she says.
Read full article here