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Classic Indian Cooking

Classic Indian Cooking Lowest new price: $12.97
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Author: Julie Sahni

This extraordinary cookbook, Classic Indian Cooking, amounts to a complete course in Indian cuisine. Elucidated by over 100 line drawings, it systematically introduces the properties of all the basic spices and special ingredients of Indian food, then explains the techniques employed in using them, always with the help of comparisons to familiar Western methods.

It is immediately obvious that Indian food is rich and varied, yet not difficult to prepare. The cooking principles are basic and wellknown. The utensils needed are few and simple. As Julie Sahni says, "If you know how to fry, there are few tricks to Indian food." Every recipe has been especially designed for the American kitchen -- practically all the ingredients can be found in any American supermarket and there are scores of time-saving shortcuts with the food processor and handy directions for ahead-of-time preparation.

Following a lively and absorbing introduction to the history of India's classic Moghul cuisine, Julie guides the cook through the individual components that make up an Indian meal. She begins with delicious appetizers like Crab Malabar and Hyderabad lime soup; continues through main courses, both nonvegetarian and vegetarian (this book is a treasure trove for the non-meat eater); goes on to all the side dishes and traditional accompaniments, from spinach raita and lentils with garlic butter to saffron pilaf and whole wheat flaky bread; and ends with the glorious desserts, like Ras Malai, sweetmeats, and beverages. Clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions accompany the cook through every stage, even for making the many wondrous Indian breads, both by hand and with the food processor. And at the end of each recipe are balanced serving suggestions for every kind of meal, Among the many special features are ideas for appropriate wines, a useful spice chart, a complete glossary (which might also come in handy when ordering in Indian restaurants), and a mailorder shopping guide that will make Indian spices accessible anywhere.

Most important, Julie Sahni imparts the secrets to mastering the art of Indian cooking. Even the beginner will quickly learn to move within the classic tradition and improvise with sureness and ease.

Julie Sahni has written a masterpiece of culinary instruction, as readable as it is usable, a joy to cook from, a fascination to read.

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India: The Cookbook

India: The Cookbook Lowest new price: $28.64
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Author: Pushpesh Pant
Brand: PHAIDON

India: The Cookbook is the first comprehensive guide to Indian cooking, with over 1,000 recipes covering every aspect of India's rich and colourful culinary heritage. Unlike many other Indian cookbooks, it is written by an Indian culinary academic and cookbook author who lives and works in Delhi, and the recipes are a true reflection of how traditional dishes are really cooked all over India. They have been carefully edited to ensure that they are simple to follow and achievable in western kitchens, with detailed information about authentic cooking utensils and ingredients. Indian food has been hugely popular in the UK for many years, and the appetite for Indian food shows no sign of diminishing. Now, for the first time, a definitive, wide-ranging and authoritative book on authentic Indian food is available, making it simple to prepare your favourite Indian dishes at home, alongside less well-known dishes such as bataer masalydaar (marinated quails cooked with almonds, chillies and green cardamom), or sambharachi kodi (Goan prawn curry with coconut and tamarind). The comprehensive chapters on breads, pickles, spice pastes and chutneys contain a wide variety of recipes rarely seen in Indian cookbooks, such as bagarkhani roti (a rich sweet bread with raisins, cardamom and poppy seeds) and tamatar ka achar (tomato and mustard-seed pickle). India: The Cookbook is the only book on Indian food you'll ever need.

Features:

  • Voted NY Times Best Cookbook of the Year 2010
  • Cook Gift
  • 1,000 easy to prepare Indian food dishes
  • Hard cover w/cloth carrying bag makes it special gift.
  • Authentic Indian Food Recipes

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Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking

Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking Lowest new price: $17.99
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Author: Yamuna Devi
Brand: Brand: Dutton - Penguin Putnam

Finally back in print--the definitive volume on Indian vegetarian cooking. Created by a noted author and lecturer, Lord Krishna's Cuisine features more than 500 recipes, filled with fresh produce and herbs, delicate spices, hot curries, and homemade dairy products. All recipes are based on readily available ingredients and have been scrupulously adapted for American kitchens. The recipes are enlivened by the author's anecdotes and personal reminiscences of her years in India, including stories of gathering recipes from royal families and temple cooks, which had been jealously guarded for centuries. Hailed by Gourmet as "definitive," and as "a marvelous source for vegetarians" by Bon Appetit, Devi has created the landmark work on the world's most sophisticated vegetarian cuisine. Repackaged and evocatively illustrated, Lord Krishna's Cuisine unlocks the mysteries of the most healthful and delicious recipes of the world.

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Bal's Spice Kitchen

Bal's Spice Kitchen Lowest new price: $17.40
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Author: Bal Arneson

Featuring all-new recipes, Bal's Spice Kitchen works on two simple principles: spice is the key to delicious cooking and making flavourful crowd-pleasing meals doesn't have to take a lot of time. Inspired by the traditional Indian recipes of her childhood, Bal has become a leader in fresh and fast Indian food. Now in Bal's Spice Kitchen she honours that tradition of flavour by showing home chefs how to complement their favourite recipes with new spice combinations. With a guide to creating your own spice mixtures and a spice glossary, Bal's Spice Kitchen moves beyond delectable recipes and arms you with the knowledge to create your own spice kitchen.

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Betty Crocker Cooking Basics: Recipes and Tips toCook with Confidence (Betty Crocker Books)

Betty Crocker Cooking Basics: Recipes and Tips toCook with Confidence (Betty Crocker Books) Lowest new price: $6.57
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Author: Betty Crocker

Betty Crocker Cooking Basics, Second Edition is the only cookbook you need to help you begin cooking with confidence, even if you barely know how to boil water. Fully updated to include 112 simple and tasty favorites like guacamole, meatloaf, and strawberry shortcake, the second edition of this comprehensive cooking guide even includes how-to photos for every recipe, advice on kitchen equipment, a reference to cooking terms, food storage tips, and cooking times and nutrition information. With game plans for special events like Thanksgiving Dinner, you will never go hungry!

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5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common Spices

5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common Spices Lowest new price: $11.21
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Author: Ruta Kahate

The premise is simple: with five common spices and a few basic ingredients, home cooks can create fifty mouthwatering Indian dishes, as diverse as they are delicious. Cooking teacher Ruta Kahate has chosen easy-to-find spicescoriander, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper, and turmericto create authentic, accessible Indian dishes everyone will love. Roasted Lamb with Burnt Onions uses just two spices and three steps resulting in a meltingly tender roast. Steamed Cauliflower with a Spicy TomatoSauce and Curried Mushrooms and Peas share the same three spices, but each tastes completely different. Suggested menus offer inspiration for entire Indian dinners. For quick and easy Indian meals, keep it simple with 5 Spices, 50 Dishes.

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Indian Home Cooking: A Fresh Introduction to Indian Food, with More Than 150 Recipes

Indian Home Cooking: A Fresh Introduction to Indian Food, with More Than 150 Recipes Lowest new price: $17.04
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Author: Suvir Saran
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With its exotic aromas and complex flavors, Indian cuisine is one of the world's best. It's no wonder that so many people adore it--and also no surprise that it could seem daunting to cook Indian food at home. Now, acclaimed chef and cooking teacher Suvir Saran cuts out the fuss, sharing casual, home-style Indian dishes that are perfect for everyday cooking.

Indian Home Cooking is a celebration of the food Indians cook in American kitchens today, using ingredients found in most supermarkets. With streamlined techniques and intense, authentic flavors, Indian Home Cooking heralds a new generation of Indian cookbooks. From slow-simmered curries with layered flavors to quickly sautéed dishes, these approachable recipes explore the wide world of Indian cuisine, including:

*Irresistible snacks and appetizers, such as Puff Pastry Samosas with Green Peas, and Spinach-Potato Patties
*Seductively spiced lentil dals, from the North Indian classic flavored with whole cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves to a Southern Indian version with dried red chilies, mustard seeds, and curry leaves
*Aromatic meat and seafood curries, like Coconut Chicken with Cashews and spicy Goan Shrimp Balchao
*An incredible range of vegetable dishes, including Stir-Fried Green Beans with Cumin, and Cauliflower with Sautéed Green Peppers, Tomato, and Yogurt
*Easy, colorful chutneys and pickles to fill your pantry

Filled with gorgeous photographs, fresh flavors, and practical advice, Indian Home Cooking is an illuminating guide to real Indian food.

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Dakshin: Vegetarian Cuisine from South India

Dakshin: Vegetarian Cuisine from South India Lowest new price: $9.28
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Author: Chandra Padmanabhan

Dakshin is an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "south." It symbolizes what this cookbook is all about—the best and most delicious of South Indian vegetarian cuisine. Filled with tempting recipes and evocative photographs, Dakshin also includes an extensive glossary of terms and ingredients for those new to Indian cuisine and a meal planning section. From sambars and rasams to cooling desserts and sweet treats, Dakshin takes you through the elements of South Indian meals, including:

  • Chutneys and Pickles
  • Rice dishes
  • Pakoras
  • Payasams
  • Poriyals
  • Kootus
  • Bondas
  • Vadais

With its use of fresh produce and a healthy, balanced approach to eating, Dakshin is an ideal cookbook for today's lifestyle.

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Rick Stein's India: In Search of the Perfect Curry: Recipes from My Indian Odyssey

Rick Stein's India: In Search of the Perfect Curry: Recipes from My Indian Odyssey Lowest new price: $21.45
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Author: Rick Stein

In search of the perfect curry—the very best recipes that India has to offer

Whenever I hear the word curry, I'm filled with a longing for spicy hot food with the fragrance of cumin, cloves and cinnamon. I see deep red colours from lots of Kashmiri chillis, tinged with a suggestion of yellow from turmeric. I think of the tandoor oven, and slightly scorched naan shining with ghee and garlic. When Indians talk of their food, they talk about their life. To understand this country, you need to understand curry.

What makes a good curry? Sensual spicy aromas or thick, creamy sauces? Rich, dark dals or crispy fried street snacks? Rick journeys through India to find the answer, searching this colorful, chaotic nation in search of the truths behind the world's love affair with its food. Chefs, home cooks, and street vendors hold the key to unlocking the secrets of these complex and diverse flavors, and Rick's travels take him to the heart of both their long-held traditions and most modern techniques. He uncovers recipes for fragrant kormas, delicate spiced fish, and slow-cooked biryanis, all the while gathering ideas and inspiration for his own take on that elusive dish—the perfect curry. Includes metric measures.

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From Mom with love: Complete Guide to Indian Cooking and Entertaining

From Mom with love: Complete Guide to Indian Cooking and Entertaining Lowest new price: $19.90
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Author: Pushpa Bhargava

The author has received extensive heartwarming feedback from users around the world since the first publication of the book over three years ago. There have also been some very good suggestions for improvement.  The third printing - available since December 2010 - has the following improvements incorporated:
* All the ingredients now appear in the order of use
* The Contents now lists both Indian and English names of the dishes
* An Index has been added (English and Indian names)
* 70 Vegan recipes have been clearly marked in the Contents
* New recipes on popular request and suggestions pertaining to specific dishes

As before, From Mom with Love . . .  originally written by a loving mother for her own children, is perhaps the only cookbook that contains:
* 139 recipes for everyday meals that she grew up with in India, including fancy ones such as Goan Shrimp Curry and Palak Paneer
* Super high protein low fat healthy recipes such as Mung Beans Dal, Sprouted Mung,
Mung  Beans Cheele, Scrambled Tofu, and Khichdi
* Full-color mouthwatering pictures for almost every recipe
* A complete list of spices, legumes, beans, and pots and pans you need to start cooking
* A pantry list for beginners and another one for more committed and experienced cooks in a format that you can take right to the store with you
* Ideas about foods you can cook and freeze ahead of time for when you need to produce a meal in a hurry or are too tired to cook
* A complete list of menu combinations for different occasions, both special and everyday
* Suggestions on how to deal with cooking crises such as a sauce that has become too thin
* Tips for storing and preparing precooked masalas and efficient ways to freeze chutneys
* Details on the pots and pans you need and serving suggestions including the suggested accompaniments for the recipe
* Safety tips such as how to quickly put out a minor fire on your stove
* Guidelines for cleaning and odor removal
* Home remedies for minor ailments such as cough and colds, upset stomachs
The most special and unique feature of this book is the TLC tips. These are little shortcuts and secrets that will make your cooking easier, yet delicious. It is an invaluable gift to give to anyone who loves to cook or would like to try. Ergonomically designed to open flat when lying on counter.
Find more information at MomsIndianCooking.com.

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