CURRY recipes are being used to bring clean water to people in developing countries.

Farida Khan has written a cookery book with all proceeds going to charity Ummah Welfare Trust.

Her previous book, An Indian Kitchen, raised £30,000 for Cancer Research UK 10 years ago and the 76-year-old now hopes to match that success with Curry in a Hurry.

Farida grew up in India where she met her husband Majid while attending the Chittagong Medical College as a medical student.

Shortly after marrying in the 1960s, they moved to Somalia after Majid was offered a position as a surgeon in Burao Hospital.

With a lack of restaurants, it was there that Farida developed her passion for cooking.

After the couple moved to Scotland in 1966, she began to raise money for various charities through her cooking and set up a catering business in 1983.

Farida added: “I’ve been delivering cookery lessons for more than 45 years and have used this experience to develop delicious recipes that are easy to follow.

“Writing my second book was a huge challenge after suffering from poor health.

"It took 18 months to write the recipes - much longer than it did with my first book - but with the help and encouragement of my family, I’m delighted it’s now published."

Curry in a Hurry is available to purchase from Specsavers on Lanark’s High Street, as well as Mango Optical in Uddingston, the Pink Turban restaurant in Wishaw and the Ummah Welfare Trust charity shop at 127 Albert Drive, Pollokshields.