Proud daughter, Rubena Kerr hosted her mum’s cookery book launch at her Specsavers store in Lanark.

Farida Khan has published her second cookery book and plans to donate all proceeds to the Ummah Welfare Trust which helps give access to clean water to people in developing countries.

The book busts the myth that Indian cooking is complicated and time-consuming with more than 180 quick and easy recipes and is on sale now at the store.

Curry in a Hurry follows Farida’s first cookery book, An Indian Kitchen, which raised more than £30,000 for Cancer Research ten years ago.

Giving back to those in need

Farida said: ‘In October 2014, I developed a life-threatening case of septicaemia which I recovered from after a long and painful recovery period.

‘If it wasn’t for the rapid response of my GP and the fantastic treatment and care I received at Wishaw General Hospital, I am almost certain I wouldn’t still be here.

‘I was very thankful God had spared my life and the illness made me take stock of my life and look at ways I could give back.

‘My first cook book was a great success and I was delighted to raise a fantastic sum for such an important charity that helps so many people, therefore I decided to raise funds for another great cause through a second book.’

Amazing achievement

Rubena added: ‘I am very proud of my mum and hope to help her sell as many of copies of the book as possible. ‘The launch event was a superb way to celebrate Curry in a Hurry hitting the shelves!’

The book is priced £10 with all profits donated to the Ummah Welfare Trust which dig wells and provides hand pumps in India, Pakistan and Bangladesh.

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