Oh Aunty Ji
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Madhur Jaffrey the real OG.  

By NorBlack NorWhite | Apr 15, 2020

We came across this video by Mr. Cardamom and fell in love with the song, the styling and by far the presence of this legend Madhur Jaffrey.

She’s the Nani of our dreams. A Delhi native, Jaffrey started her work as an actor but got tired of being type cast into the “Arabian, Exotic lady” and wasn’t here for it. 

NBNW x Jaffrey and Shashi Kapoor_ Shakespeare Wallah
Madhur Jaffrey & Shashi Kapoor in the 1965 film Shakespeare Wallah

Eventually through building her friends and community in New York City, a New York Times article opened up her fabulous doors to schooling Americans about the truths about Indian cuisine. She wrote a trailblazing cookbook, “An Invitation to Indian Cooking” with the mission of opening up eyes and palettes to the diversity and regions that make up the undeniable cuisines of India.

With her on screen camera skills on lock, Jaffrey landed a BBC cooking show where she sported the slickest sarees, educated the viewers on the basics of “tarka” and lit up the screen. 

NBNW x Madhur Jaffrey Indian Cookery BBC Food

Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery on BBC Food

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