Andaaz, A Bespoke Family Cookbook Publishing Service

Food is memory. Love. Family. History.

Our favourite stories, deepest emotions and strongest memories are built around food. Families and friends gather to eat. In love, we want to share meals with partners. Whatever part of the world we come from, and however we define family and our chosen ones, food is the language of love. And the most precious family recipes are shaped by andaaz, that indescribable, magical instinct that makes everything more delicious. 

When Shruti Taneja and Chinmayee Manjunath first spoke, they connected over the importance of gathering and preserving family recipes. 

Andaaz was born of this conversation and a shared passion for helping people archive and pass on heirloom recipes and family histories. Named for the instinctual way in which home cooks of the sub-continent create and pass on recipes, we want to make preserving rich culinary traditions across communities and countries the rule and not the exception. 

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  • Choose your plan

    We print a minimum of five copies, but you can choose the number that feels right to you.

  • Collate & Share your Recipes

    We have created a very concise form to work with. Once we get your submission, our design and editorial teams will work closely with you to collate all the content.

  • Print, Ship & Share

    Once we’ve designed the cookbook, we’ll send it for production and ship it to you. Share with your loved ones and pass on the inheritance of love.

Your family recipes are just as precious as the saris & jewelry you inherit.

Preserving your family recipes is an act of love. So why not create a special heirloom of the food that defines your family, and pays homage to your lineage?

Create your family heirloom


What do we include in the book?

Our standard format is a 60-page book which includes front and back covers, 25 recipes, a foreword, acknowledgements and/or end notes (if any), and 6 to 8 personal photographs.

How long will the process take?

We usually try to wrap up each project within 6 weeks, by working with you closely. However, it depends on how fast you share the recipes and the content with us.

We would love to do this but just do not have the time to piece all the recipes and stories together. Can you help with that?

Yes! For an extra fee, we can have a member of our team record and/or transcribe recipes and stories from family members. We also assist with photography, if needed. These costs are calculated based on the scope of work.

Do you provide editorial services too?

Yes, Chinmayee Manjunath will be working with you closely to edit the content of the book. She has previously worked with renowned chefs and writers as a books editor and comes with 15+ years of experience in publishing.

Will I be able to choose my design?

At Nivaala, we take pride in creating lushly-designed heirlooms. So yes, we will share design templates of recipe pages for you to choose from to make your own.

What is the maximum number of books I can order?

Fortunately, there is no limit. The pricing will differ, and we can share an estimate according to your requirements.

Create your Family Cookbook