"Six Spices demystifies the exotic and complex flavors of Indian cuisine by focusing not only on its essential ingredients-hot chili powder, fragrant coriander, sweet cumin, roasted nutty mustard seeds, bold asafetida, and hearty turmeric-but also on the methods used in incorporating them into delicious recipes"--
Author: Melissa Brackney Stoeger
Release Date: 2013-01-08
Genre: Language Arts & Disciplines
An essential tool for assisting leisure readers interested in topics surrounding food, this unique book contains annotations and read-alikes for hundreds of nonfiction titles about the joys of comestibles and cooking.
This beautiful follow-up to Anupy Singla's widely praised first cookbook, the Indian Slow Cooker, is a unique guide to preparing favorite recipes from the Indian tradition using entirely vegan ingredients. Featuring more than 50 recipes, and illustrated with color photography throughout, these great recipes are all prepared in healthful versions that use vegan alternatives to rich cream, butter, and meat. The result is a terrific addition to the culinary resources of any cook interested in either vegan or Indian cuisine. Singla--a mother of two, Indian emigre, and former TV news journalist--has a distinctive style and voice that brings alive her passion for easy, authentic Indian food. Some of these recipes were developed by her mother through the years, but many Singla developed herself, including fusion recipes that pull together diverse traditions from across the Indian subcontinent. She shows the busy, harried family that cooking healthy is simple and that cooking Indian is just a matter of understanding a few key spices. As Singla sees it, acquiring and using the proper spices is the key to preparing her healthful recipes at home. Singla has recently brought to market her own line of traditional Indian spice trays (also known as a masala dabba), which is being sold by retail outlets like Williams-Sonoma. Vegan Indian Cooking builds off of Singla's vast expertise in simplifying and perfecting Indian spices and unique, custom spice blends, making delicious Indian cooking accessible to even the most hurried home chef.
Author: Nisha Katona
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2017-06-15
Learn the secret to incredible homemade curries for National Curry Week. From the founder of Mowgli and BBC's Top of the Shops and Recipes That Made Me. Cook authentic curries at home with Nisha's 4 simple steps and delicious, family recipes. Nisha's infographic spice trees show you which spices and ingredients always go together in the Indian kitchen while Nisha’s recipes for generous, flavoursome food bring the flavour pairings to life. 'Nisha’s book is brilliant - stunning recipes' Tom Kerridge
Author: Madhur Jaffrey
Publisher: Random House
Release Date: 2011-01-25
In this delicious collection of recipes, Madhur Jaffrey shows us that Indian food need not be complicated or involve hours in the kitchen. Take a few well chosen spices and readily available ingredients, and in a few easy steps you can make a delicious prawn curry from Goa; succulent chicken baked in an almond and onion sauce; hearty Sri Lankan beef with coconut milk; a creamy potato and pea curry; tasty swiss chard stir fried with ginger and garlic; and a spicy dip with beans (canned of course), cumin, chillies and lime. With over 175 clear, accessible and simple recipes, this mouthwatering cookbook is as beautifully written as her bestselling Ultimate Curry Bible, and is fully illustrated throughout with gorgeous colour photography. Whether you are cooking curry for the first time or have plenty of culinary experience and are looking for quick and easy recipe ideas, Madhur Jaffrey brings you all the tastes of India with the minimum of work.
Crack the Code: Cook Any Indian Meal With Confidence is a pioneering workbook styled cookbook that demystifies the seemingly complex processes involved in creating a well-balanced Indian dish. This book translates practical cooking advice from many generations of chefs from within Nandita’s family into a simple structured approach about how to craft a well seasoned Indian dish. It shares information about the fundamental building blocks of the Indian cuisine, provides sample recipes within its content to illustrate the methods, and eliminates any fear associated with cooking Indian food – the single biggest reservation in the true appreciation of a vibrant, flavorful and healthy cuisine. The two dozen simple practice recipes showcase the role of spices and ingredients and highlights the patterns of balancing and layering flavors. It includes quick notes on health benefits of using specific spices. Most notably, it shows the reader how to build essential taste profiles for an authentic dining experience. Whether it is a comfort meal or feast, a side dish, one-pot-meal or an easy decadent dessert, Crack the Code includes several quintessentially Indian and Indian inspired recipes. Recipes are chosen from Nandita’s own family kitchen, who keeps family health at the forefront of her cooking as shown in these recipes as well. This expanded edition was made possible, thanks to the support of a large and generous Kickstarter community. The edition is greatly enhanced for visual quality and ease of reading.
“Please teach me Indian cooking! I will bring ingredients and pay you for your trouble. I would like to know about your culture as well.” And with this posting on Craigslist, so begins Nani Power’s journey to learn traditional Indian cooking in the most ancient of ways — woman to woman. Welcomed warmly into the homes of strangers, Power meets women of all ages and backgrounds, and from them learns the skills that were passed on to them from their own mothers. Power takes the reader into a culture, a cuisine, and the female psyche, with recipes and stories from each chapter revealing the struggle of modern women, both American and of Indian descent, searching for identity and a definition of what it means to be a woman today. The recipes shared in this collection are far from ordinary; they are treasured family recipes from vegetarian homes in India — from homemade cheese cubes in a rich cilantro and almond curry to coconut-stuffed okra and luscious potato-curry dumplings. Power’s recipes and stories pave the road to understanding a culture that is at the same time ancient and so very much part of our modern world.
For all who love the magical flavors of good Indian cooking and want to reproduce effortlessly some of the delectable dishes from that part of the world, here is a groundbreaking book from the incomparable Madhur Jaffrey that makes it possible. By deconstructing age-old techniques and reducing the number of steps in a recipe, as well as helping us to understand the nature of each spice and seasoning, she enables us to make seemingly exotic Indian dishes part of our everyday cooking. • First, she tantalizes us with bite-size delights to snack on with drinks or tea. • A silky soup is mellowed with coconut milk; a spinach-and-ginger soup is perfumed with cloves. • Fish and seafood are transformed by simple rubs and sauces and new ways of cooking. • A lover of eggs and chicken dishes, Jaffrey offers fresh and easy ways to cook them, including her favorite masala omelet and simple poached eggs over vegetables. There’s chicken from western Goa cooked in garlic, onion, and a splash of vinegar; from Bombay, it’s with apricots; from Delhi, it’s stewed with spinach and cardamom; from eastern India, it has yogurt and cinnamon; and from the south, mustard, curry leaves, and coconut. • There is a wide range of dishes for lamb, pork, and beef with important tips on what cuts to use for curries, kebabs, and braises. • There are vegetable dishes, in a tempting array—from everyday carrots and greens in new dress to intriguing ways with eggplant and okra—served center stage for vegetarians or as accompaniments. • At the heart of so many Indian meals are the dals, rice, and grains, as well as the little salads, chutneys, and pickles that add sparkle, and Jaffrey opens up a new world of these simple pleasures. Throughout, Madhur Jaffrey’s knowledge of and love of these foods is contagious. Here are the dishes she grew up on in India and then shared with her own family and friends in America. And now that she has made them so accessible to us, we can incorporate them confidently into our own kitchen, and enjoy the spice and variety and health-giving properties of this delectable cuisine.
How often do you read recipe books and become disheartened by a never-ending list of ingredients? This is often especially true of Indian cookbooks, and is enough to prompt anyone to reach for the takeaway menu - but don't dial! Award-winning author Monisha Bharadwaj has come to the rescue with her stunning new recipe book, Indian in 6. Indian food is one of the best-loved cuisines in the world. It is also extremely versatile - whether you want to cook a quick weeknight meal or a banquet for your friends ? there is a multitude of regional recipes, fresh ingredients and aromatic herb and spice combinations to choose from. Each of Monisha's exciting, authentic and elegant Indian dishes uses just 6 ingredients or less, with the only store cupboard ingredients required being vegetable oil, salt and ginger-garlic paste. She uses simple and healthy cooking methods to bring the rich flavours of the sub-continent to your table, in a matter of minutes, and Gus Filgate's sumptuous photographs bring the dishes to vibrant life. The delicious recipes include: Spinach and Coconut Soup; Roasted Aubergine in Yoghurt; Creamy Silver Lamb Curry; Chicken and Coconut Stir-fry; Wild Mango and Mustard Salad; South Indian Crab; Goan Pork Salad ; Garlicky Chicken with Mango Butter; Banana Leaf Squid; Prawns with Lime and many more that you won't find at your local takeaway!