The Deadly Royal Recipe
Ranjit Lal
age group: 
9+ yrs
Number of pages: 
humour food adventure
Realistic Fiction


The book, "The Deadly Royal Recipe" by Ranjit Laal is one hell of a gastronomic ride. It won't only take you to a new adventurous high but will at the same time set your taste buds tingling.Written in the most lucid and enjoyable manner, this racy, fast-paced thriller guarantees the most wondrous read that will have you burping with satisfaction.

They say you cannot judge a book by it's cover, but in this case you certainly can. As the cover proclaims, in complete graphic-novel style, the method to whip up "the deadly royal recipe" is------ hold your horses------mix one lonely princess with three school friends and a boy, add a top secret recipe master book, a villainous raja and ditto son, top it up with car chases and exotic food and the result is awesome action adventure.

This book, therefore, becomes a must-read for all those li'l adventure freaks we have in Young India who are ready to take the risk to let their imagination run wild and their gastronomic desires go for an exotic treat as they join princess Zafira and her four friends in their wild goosechase, as they give a skip to their villainous royal abductors in a bid to save the top secret master book, the heritage and legacy of the royal Kamargarh palace that has been passed down and perfected through the generations.

Reviewed by Shamim Padamsee