Cookbook Giveaway - Vij's Indian

Vij's Indian: Our Stories, Spices and Cherished Recipes by Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij is a beautiful book packed with 80 recipes, stories, background and more that will equally please the beginner to experienced cook. 

For more information on this title, please see our review and recipe post.

We are pleased to offer three copies of Vij's Indian to our EYB Members in the U.S. and Canada. One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

Do you enjoy Indian food and if so what is your favorite dish? 

Please note that you must be logged into the Rafflecopter contest before posting or your entry won't be counted. If you are not already a Member, you can join at no cost. The contest ends at midnight on March 1st, 2017

Be sure to check your email spam folders for email notifications or check back on this post on the 28th for the names of the winners.



  • Kristjudy  on  1/26/2017 at 1:01 PM

    We love shrimp biranyi...well we love Indian food!

  • PennyG  on  1/26/2017 at 1:15 PM

    I lived and worked for 3 months in Pune, India Fall 2015. I adore Indian food. Cook it often!

  • jupflute  on  1/26/2017 at 1:17 PM

    I love Indian food. My husband is from India, so we have it fairly regularly. The only thing is that now I am used to eating more home style Indian cooking and some restaurants just don't stack up. My favorite dish at home is idly with sambar, but I don't usually eat it in restaurants, because their sambar is not as good as my mother-in-law's.

  • hsteel  on  1/26/2017 at 1:23 PM

    I love a good lamb biryani :)

  • meggan  on  1/26/2017 at 1:32 PM

    Um yeah! I love naan, anything with paneer, saag, really anything!

  • ktwalla  on  1/26/2017 at 1:39 PM

    I don't know much about Indian food. Do love naan. Made a Goan curry the other day and it was very good.

  • nutmegfiz  on  1/26/2017 at 1:56 PM

    I love curried cauliflower and anything with the sweet/sour tamarind sauce.

  • Raele  on  1/26/2017 at 3:31 PM

    I adore Indian food, because it is so easy to find something vegetarian or even vegan, and it's packed with complex and layered flavor. It's hard to choose a favorite dish, but I love the authentic Indian street food served in a little cardboard bowl at a market near my home. The Samosa Chaat is amazing!

  • madelainelc  on  1/26/2017 at 4:00 PM

    Paneer forever. Mutter paneer may be the best food ever created, particularly with some fresh hot naan.

  • jezpurr  on  1/26/2017 at 4:20 PM

    I do enjoy Indian food, I do not have a favorite, but I love curry!!!^_^

  • rchesser  on  1/26/2017 at 4:41 PM

    I love Indian food, my favorite dish is saag paneer.

  • AGENT99  on  1/26/2017 at 5:01 PM

    Chicken Vindaloo is one of our favorites!

  • camtncook  on  1/26/2017 at 5:37 PM

    My favorite is Masala Dosa with potato filling and coconut chutney...

  • ravensfan  on  1/26/2017 at 5:47 PM

    I love lamb vindaloo.

  • sgump  on  1/26/2017 at 6:54 PM

    Chana masala: could eat it *all* day. Must use fresh ginger, jalapeno, garlic, lemon juice, and cilantro (plus onions, tomatoes, of course chickpeas, and other assorted spices). Just divine!

  • shoffmann  on  1/26/2017 at 8:45 PM

    I love Indian food, really anything. Especially lamb curries.

  • lgroom  on  1/26/2017 at 8:59 PM

    I make raitas quite a bit and a salad called kachumber. Love a cauliflower and garbanzo bean curry.

  • cadfael  on  1/26/2017 at 11:11 PM

    I love Indian food, especially Shrimp korma, Butter Chicken, lamb popsicles, Barfi and Tandoori.

  • ninaarahgnis  on  1/26/2017 at 11:31 PM

    Love indian food! Especially samosas, paneer, and mango lassi.

  • vickster  on  1/27/2017 at 7:08 AM

    Vegetable or Chicken Korma

  • RickPearson54  on  1/27/2017 at 7:10 AM

    All curries

  • motherofpearl81  on  1/27/2017 at 7:40 AM

    I love chicken tikka masala

  • sarahawker  on  1/27/2017 at 9:25 AM

    Butter Chicken with Naan and Sag Paneer

  • banba1  on  1/27/2017 at 9:53 AM

    Love Indian -- went on a kick this fall to learn how to make it is still a work in progress! My favorites are Chicken Makhni and Peshawari Naan. Yum!

  • sir_ken_g  on  1/27/2017 at 12:12 PM

    Indian potatoes!

  • mph993  on  1/27/2017 at 1:44 PM

    Raan e dum is unusual and awesome. Singapore travels got me interested in Indian food and we ate it this dish whenever we were there.

  • susan g  on  1/27/2017 at 4:52 PM

    Dal, raita -- the basics, and constant exploration of all the wonderful vegetarian foods. So much more to learn!

  • gjelizabeth  on  1/27/2017 at 6:19 PM

    Cardamom Onion Chicken from CURRY IN A HURRY

  • verorenee  on  1/27/2017 at 8:00 PM

    Yes, I like butter chicken and naan.

  • t.t  on  1/28/2017 at 12:27 AM

    chole bhature

  • lorloff  on  1/28/2017 at 4:38 AM

    I love Indian food and Vij IA my favorite indian chef when we can we travel to Vancouver just to eat anything he cooks . My favorite indian food is made with vijs spices has ant one figured out how to buy the in the US? Its a long commute from DC to Vancouver.

  • linded  on  1/28/2017 at 7:38 AM

    My favorite is Butter Chicken. I also love all dals, naan, and biryani dishes. The spices make all the difference.

  • Lafauvette  on  1/28/2017 at 1:27 PM

    I love onion pakoras!

  • Siegal  on  1/28/2017 at 2:12 PM

    We love samosa

  • mpdeb98  on  1/28/2017 at 3:38 PM

    I love Indian food, and my husband is British and would eat it every day if he could. I love vindaloos

  • crissynour  on  1/29/2017 at 12:12 PM

    I adore tikka masala!

  • amandacooks  on  1/29/2017 at 1:06 PM

    I love Indian food! It's hard to pick a favorite dish - I enjoy dosas, curries, fluffy naan, chutneys, and cardamom-scented rice pudding. I'd love to learn how to make more Indian dishes at home, particularly seafood curries.

  • Marcia1206  on  1/29/2017 at 4:55 PM

    I love chicken tikka masala but I like most Indian food

  • Katiefayhutson  on  1/30/2017 at 1:09 PM

    I don't have a favorite Indian dish yet. I have had many that I really enjoy, but with so many options, I still like trying something new every time.

  • hippiechick1955  on  1/31/2017 at 8:40 PM

    I LOVE Indian food. My mum is British but born in Lucknow and raised in Karachi and Calcutta. Growing up we had Indian food daily along with American food. Funny thing is, until I was 13 years old, I alwats chose to eat the American food without even trying Indian. Tsk tsk, Dumb child! Palak Paneer is my favorite dish of all.

  • cambridgecook  on  2/1/2017 at 6:40 AM

    Anything with eggplant.

  • christineleong  on  2/1/2017 at 9:16 AM

    We cook Indian food at home a lot and recently started making dosa, which is our favorite thing to cook now!

  • rosyannposy  on  2/1/2017 at 9:50 AM

    Most anything with paneer, potato samosas with green chutney, naan.

  • MaineDruid  on  2/1/2017 at 10:09 AM

    I've been cooking Indian sine 1975, but there's always room on the bookshelf for another Indian cookbook! My favorite dish was always saag paneer; but since I transitioned from vegetarian to vegan 13 years ago I've learned to substitute tofu for the paneer with superb results. Now if only I could figure out how to make acceptable gluten-free puri...

  • SheilaS  on  2/1/2017 at 11:12 AM

    I love the variety of chutneys and pickles served with Indian meals. Mint, tamarind or tomato chutney, lime pickle, mmmmm!

  • Sfgordon  on  2/1/2017 at 1:21 PM

    North Indian food is always so good...naan, vindaloo, anything paneer, eggplant, okra...I love it so much I one time made a tandoor for a project in my sculpture class. But I've been getting very into South Indian lately and I love dosas!

  • kitchenfrolic  on  2/1/2017 at 3:17 PM

    I don't know if I have a favourite - we don't get to eat Indian food as often as I'd like, but I definitely choose tikka masala and any spicy curry whenever I can!

  • mmchugh  on  2/1/2017 at 6:23 PM

    The Sour Chickpea curry from Madhur Jaffrey's original BBC series cookbook is amazing - I've been making it for over 30 years now, and never tire of it!

  • Teruska  on  2/2/2017 at 5:59 AM

    We like saag paneer and "Indian" macaroni and cheese. I am also a fan of lamb vindaloo. Curried almost anything.

  • annmartina  on  2/2/2017 at 2:22 PM

    Love it. Saag paneer and butter chicken. Paratha bread with everything.

  • Rinshin  on  2/2/2017 at 3:27 PM

    homemade paneer

  • annieski  on  2/3/2017 at 9:26 AM

    veggies, legumes, curries, naan, chutneys, pickles: love it all

  • trudys_person  on  2/3/2017 at 9:49 PM

    Dosa, or anything with paneer in it!

  • rstuart  on  2/4/2017 at 6:23 PM

    saag paneer..

  • matag  on  2/6/2017 at 4:00 PM

    Butter chicken

  • pandapotamus  on  2/6/2017 at 11:07 PM

    I love chicken tikka masala

  • niniacedo  on  2/7/2017 at 2:25 PM

    I love indian food, especially chicken kerala

  • lindaeatsherbooks  on  2/7/2017 at 4:42 PM

    I love Indian food, especially the homey stuff. I like sabzhi dahl with roti.

  • kitblu  on  2/8/2017 at 7:02 AM

    I love Indian food. I make it often at home. My sisters are coming to visit next month for my birthday. Now I have to find a good Indian restaurant in Windsor, Ontario. My favourite dish, just one? I will be making Onion Naan for the first time this week. It is better than raisin bread but just as sweet. I do love Shrimp Madras.

  • stpbcyld50  on  2/9/2017 at 6:48 AM

    I love saag paneer and dal, it seems I make those recipes the most!

  • Teawench  on  2/9/2017 at 8:24 AM

    Love it. I don't have a favorite it's all too good.

  • love2chow  on  2/9/2017 at 12:43 PM

    I love Indian food. It is hard to pick a favorite... Perhaps goat curry or chicken makhini. But samosas and palak paneer are also great. Green mango chutney.

  • Camille3344  on  2/10/2017 at 10:49 AM

    Absolutely love Indian food, especially a big dish of saag paneer accompanied by a big piece of Naan.

  • tennyogirl  on  2/11/2017 at 10:42 PM

    Keema curry with garlic naan

  • stockholm28  on  2/12/2017 at 11:38 AM

    Butter chicken

  • ltsuk  on  2/13/2017 at 2:39 AM

    We don't eat a lot of Indian, naan is probably my favorite.

  • rosiedunningham  on  2/13/2017 at 10:19 AM

    I love love love Indian food! My favourite dish is a lamb pasanda. But it is terribly hard to choose as I love sag aloo, tarka dhal, peshwari naan bread, ooh just everything.

  • bstewart  on  2/13/2017 at 2:02 PM

    Yes, adore Indian food! Lamb vindaloo + lots of naan!

  • rejcooks  on  2/13/2017 at 2:09 PM

    Onion Badjis with coriander chutney

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  2/13/2017 at 10:09 PM

    I love butter chicken.

  • Leslieredmann  on  2/14/2017 at 11:33 AM

    Love most Indian dishes and especially those by paneer, butter chicken and any variety of curry

  • Tarquinflimbim  on  2/14/2017 at 11:52 PM

    I make a pretty mean CTM. Recently went to a N. Indian cooking class. Loved making the breads and samosas.

  • CindyinOttawa  on  2/15/2017 at 8:26 PM

    I love Indian food....bring on the buffet. So many favourites, but I'd love me some masala dosa right about now. Truth be told, anything I was served in Vij's restaurant in Vancouver is my favourite.

  • Meginn2003  on  2/16/2017 at 11:43 AM


  • tlawson  on  2/16/2017 at 4:04 PM

    Vic's curries are the bomb~ I've loved all of the books!

  • bethia  on  2/16/2017 at 8:10 PM

    I love Indian food - hard to pick a favorite abut I love rava dosas and a good chana masala.

  • ChazBrenchley  on  2/17/2017 at 4:40 PM

    I make curries pretty much every week, for a gang of friends. Channa masala is pretty much the house dal these days - so much so that I get complaints if I make something different.

  • Whyvette  on  2/17/2017 at 4:47 PM

    I love butter chicken, saag paneer and Chana masala!

  • Lijstjesmeisje  on  2/17/2017 at 4:51 PM

    I love all Indian food, but especially Vij's Punjabi style goat meat curry with spiced vegetables! My sister and brother-in-law took me there when I visited them in Vancouver. Would love to return, or give them the pleasure of trying it at home now they've moved to Toronto.

  • swordfern  on  2/17/2017 at 6:03 PM

    I love Indian food! I love spinach paneer and fresh naan. Also lamb curry. There's really no dish that I don't enjoy... the flavours of Indian food are incredible.

  • skyejaden  on  2/17/2017 at 6:53 PM

    My fave is butter chicken!

  • shawnspringer  on  2/17/2017 at 6:59 PM

    I love the Kashmiri Chicken with Cashew nuts and Garlic Naan!

  • Dmartin997  on  2/17/2017 at 9:10 PM

    I love Tandoori and my husband loves curries.

  • Shana.  on  2/17/2017 at 9:12 PM

    The book, "Vij's at Home" is on my dining table as I am writing this. I love Vij's. My husband and I travel to Canada at least once per year just to eat there - it is so, so good. I love the lamb popsicles - oh my goodness, so, so good. I am drooling right now. Let's book a trip!

  • rashaye  on  2/17/2017 at 11:56 PM

    I love any chaat

  • jcw8  on  2/18/2017 at 12:13 AM

    Love vindaloo!

  • willowglen  on  2/18/2017 at 2:13 AM

    I don't really have a favorite, but really love curries with shrimp or chicken.

  • mombaker247  on  2/18/2017 at 7:16 AM

    My cupboard if full of Indian spices, always wanting to learn more. I could not possibly pick one favorite

  • miggy1  on  2/18/2017 at 10:24 AM

    Chicken biryani, Hyderabadi-style.

  • lsgourmet  on  2/18/2017 at 11:05 AM

    I love Butter Chicken,, When I tell people it is Indian food they don't believe it, they just think it has to burn your tongue with spicy ingredients to be Indian. It's such a complex cuisine. and th Butter chicken proves that

  • lsgourmet  on  2/18/2017 at 11:10 AM

    I love Butter Chicken,, When I tell people it is Indian food they don't believe it, they just think it has to burn your tongue with spicy ingredients to be Indian. It's such a complex cuisine. and th Butter chicken proves that

  • fiarose  on  2/18/2017 at 7:02 PM

    oh my god loving indian food is the understatement of the century. any veggie or seafood curry, any south indian spicy coconutty dish, baingan bhartha is one of my favorite things in this world and i love curried okra. seriously, i've never met an indian dish i don't like!

  • kimtrev  on  2/21/2017 at 12:56 PM

    I love Indian food! So hard to choose a favorite dish, but I really do enjoy a good Gobi Aloo.

  • RSW  on  2/21/2017 at 3:00 PM

    Love it. Samosas

  • mfl  on  2/22/2017 at 9:41 AM

    Indian food is so comforting. I just love saag paneer!

  • vinochic  on  2/22/2017 at 1:19 PM

    Vij's lamb curry--the best!

  • jahqdruh  on  2/23/2017 at 8:40 AM

    Saag paneer, naan, curries...

  • SnarkyLarane  on  2/23/2017 at 7:06 PM

    I haven't eaten a ton of Indian food but I've loved all the various curries I've tried.

  • rrwrites  on  2/24/2017 at 8:10 PM

    I love what I've tried so far which is curry

  • JenniferAnne  on  2/25/2017 at 3:26 AM

    I do like Indian food. I like Paneer Tiki Masala JenniferAnne74 @

  • hippiechick1955  on  2/25/2017 at 9:55 AM

    Just let me eat it ALL !

  • Carpecookie  on  2/25/2017 at 12:13 PM

    Dosas with coconut chutney

  • munki  on  2/25/2017 at 1:34 PM

    fish korma

  • AnnaZed  on  2/26/2017 at 1:48 AM

    I want to make Nanaki's favourite "raita" (page 33) from Vij's Indian: Our Stories, Spices and Cherished Recipes by Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij

  • Joy001  on  2/26/2017 at 11:36 AM

    Definitely Paneer.

  • monique.potel  on  2/26/2017 at 12:08 PM

    i love anything tandori but my absolute favorite is butter chicken

  • jessmonkey  on  2/28/2017 at 6:49 PM

    Chicken tikka masala :)

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