Cookbook Giveaway - Vibrant India

Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn by Chitra Agrawal, the chef and owner of Brooklyn Delhi, takes us on a culinary journey to her mother's hometown of Bangalore and back to Brooklyn. As I state in the review post, this book really blows up my skirt - I love it!

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

We are pleased to offer three copies of Vibrant India to our EYB Members in the US.

One of the entry options is to answer the following question in the comments section of this blog post:

What recipe from the index would you try first?
 

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 April 26, 2017

 

 

88 Comments

  • annmartina  on  3/22/2017 at 2:52 PM

    Ben's curry leaf popcorn, for my son Ben who LOVES Indian food.

  • JoelleStr  on  3/22/2017 at 3:24 PM

    I'm just starting to learn how to cook Indian food and this book looks exciting. I would start with the Yogurt rice with pomegranate and mint. The colors would be beautiful!

  • sipa  on  3/22/2017 at 4:19 PM

    Actually the first recipe listed, I've been wanting to make Dosas at home for a while now.

  • susan g  on  3/22/2017 at 4:31 PM

    Everything is so tempting! Mung bean and quinoa crepe (Pesarattu) and Dosa and anything 'pancake-y' -- this book sounds like we could keep eating from it for a long time!

  • Lem9579  on  3/22/2017 at 5:10 PM

    The Black Eyed Peas, greens and lentil stew. I'd be trying amaranth leaves for the first time.

  • Nancith  on  3/22/2017 at 5:52 PM

    Kerala vegetable coconut curry sound fabulous.

  • ravensfan  on  3/22/2017 at 6:42 PM

    Masala dosa

  • Karla123  on  3/22/2017 at 6:52 PM

    "Pineapple and peppers in red coconut curry" sounds fantastic!

  • lgroom  on  3/22/2017 at 7:28 PM

    Mmmm. Do the hotel scrambled eggs sound great!! That's what I'd like to try.

  • sefardicook  on  3/22/2017 at 7:39 PM

    Ohhh, masala dosa, without a doubt!

  • kitchen_chick  on  3/22/2017 at 8:19 PM

    Spicy cranberry relish because I'm really curious to taste cranberries cooked with Indian flavors.

  • kitchen_chick  on  3/22/2017 at 8:23 PM

    Spicy cranberry relish because I'm really curious to taste cranberries cooked with Indian flavors.

  • hirsheys  on  3/22/2017 at 9:06 PM

    Masala Dosa! I've been dying to learn how to make them!

  • PennyG  on  3/22/2017 at 9:19 PM

    I love Yogurt Rice - the Yogurt Rice with Pomegranate and Mint sounds amazing!

  • allthatsleftarethecrumbs  on  3/22/2017 at 9:23 PM

    They all sound great, but for something quick and easy to get me started I would make Ben's curry leaf popcorn.

  • cezovski  on  3/23/2017 at 2:26 AM

    The Cucumber, sprouted mung bean, and pomegranate salad sounds really tempting Digicats {at} Sbcglobal {dot} Net

  • jupflute  on  3/23/2017 at 7:54 AM

    I have been waiting for this book to come out for awhile, so I'm really excited about multiple recipes, but the first one I saw just now that I want to make is the Cucumber, sprouted mung bean, and pomegranate salad.

  • vickster  on  3/23/2017 at 9:11 AM

    Black-eyed peas, greens stew. Lots of these recipes look great! Definitely want to try some of the stir-fries too.

  • motherofpearl81  on  3/23/2017 at 9:25 AM

    Creamy yellow lentils with tomato and ginger (Hesaru bele thovvay) would be amazing!

  • Redheadedcook  on  3/23/2017 at 10:28 AM

    Summer squash in herby coconut yogurt curry I am just learning curries (husband always said he disliked and I think he just disliked his mothers 1979's version) and these vibrant spices.

  • Siegal  on  3/23/2017 at 12:02 PM

    I want to try the curry leaf popcorn

  • dgp212  on  3/23/2017 at 3:55 PM

    Chickpea salad with summer vegetables and avocado

  • mpdeb98  on  3/23/2017 at 7:50 PM

    Apple, ginger, and coconut hand pies

  • thecharlah  on  3/23/2017 at 8:55 PM

    The Black-eyed peas, greens, and lentil stew...I love trying different recipes for peas and greens.

  • sgump  on  3/23/2017 at 10:15 PM

    The shredded carrot and lentil salad (hesaru bele carrot kosambri)--I'm intrigued by the addition of shredded coconut.

  • JenE  on  3/23/2017 at 11:45 PM

    Vermicelli noodle stir-fry with carrots, edamame, and scallions

  • AnnaZed  on  3/24/2017 at 1:40 AM

    I would like to make Steamed lentil and herb dumplings (Nuchinunde) (page 50) from Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn by Chitra Agrawal

  • monique.potel  on  3/24/2017 at 11:37 AM

    Fragrant eggplant and green pepper rice (Vangi baath) i love eggplant and new ways to dress them

  • gjelizabeth  on  3/24/2017 at 8:35 PM

    "Hotel" Scrambled Eggs, because I love egg recipes and the name of this one sounds like it's from a past-life of romantic travel.

  • Dechen  on  3/25/2017 at 11:56 AM

    Steamed lentil and herb dumplings.

  • edyenicole  on  3/25/2017 at 8:35 PM

    I'd like the rice and lentil crepe.

  • auntietina  on  3/25/2017 at 11:40 PM

    I think the Cucumber, sprouted mung bean, and pomegranate salad sounds great for spring.

  • AnnaZed  on  3/26/2017 at 12:58 AM

    I want to make Potato-filled crepe (Masala dosa) (page 42) from Vibrant India: Fresh Vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn by Chitra Agrawal

  • Auntnanny  on  3/26/2017 at 4:11 PM

    How to sprout a bean, as n cabbage citrus slaw!!!

  • tapeitzman  on  3/26/2017 at 4:35 PM

    Butter lettuce "dosa" wrap with curried potato and chutney

  • bstewart  on  3/26/2017 at 7:58 PM

    Roasted butternut squash and lentil stew!

  • banba1  on  3/26/2017 at 9:04 PM

    I'd do the kale yogurt raita -- love raita, and everything's better with kale!

  • tarae1204  on  3/27/2017 at 7:39 AM

    Cardamom oatmeal cookies with golden raisins and dark chocolate -- I have to try this!

  • exploringfood  on  3/27/2017 at 9:42 PM

    I'd make the Mango and Coconut Milkshake. And pretend it is spring already. The Banana, Coconut, and Mango Ice Cream sound wonderful, too.

  • Julia  on  3/28/2017 at 12:45 AM

    Root Vegetable and Asian Pear Salad.

  • EmilyR  on  3/28/2017 at 12:10 PM

    Chia pudding with roasted jaggery blueberries (Sabbakki payasa)... I have had the aachar they make and it's phenomenal.

  • sarahawker  on  3/29/2017 at 12:09 PM

    Lemony Lentil Soup

  • JenJoLa  on  3/29/2017 at 1:49 PM

    Pineapple and peppers in red coconut curry (Ananas gojju)

  • fiarose  on  3/29/2017 at 7:41 PM

    wow, the rhubarb strawberry pickle sounds amazing! or the stuffed shishito pepper fritters, yum--and anything with red lentils, of course.

  • hrhacissej  on  3/29/2017 at 8:38 PM

    Rosemary Potatoes

  • Dmartin997  on  3/29/2017 at 9:02 PM

    Red cabbage and citrus slaw

  • Dmartin997  on  3/29/2017 at 9:04 PM

    Red cabbage and citrus slaw

  • Scotsman61  on  3/29/2017 at 10:03 PM

    Spicy cranberry relish Could be the new go to for Christmas/Thanksgiving to go with the Bird!

  • FrenchCreekBaker  on  3/30/2017 at 3:51 AM

    Malala Dosas. I ate them all the time in Bangalore when studying abroad in college.

  • MaineDruid  on  3/30/2017 at 7:04 AM

    I'm attracted by the Roasted butternut squash and lentil stew. I like one-dish meals, and this one looks like a good choice for fall and winter.

  • Lafauvette  on  3/30/2017 at 8:57 AM

    black eyed peas, greens, and lentils

  • Missdith34  on  3/30/2017 at 10:25 AM

    Rice, lentil, and vegetable pancake (Uttapam

  • MelMM  on  3/30/2017 at 10:55 AM

    It's so hard to decide, because I love Indian food and so many recipes look appealing. But it just might be the curry leaf popcorn!

  • thewoobdog  on  3/30/2017 at 3:56 PM

    I'd have to try the Pan-Roasted Masala Peanuts

  • anastasiiap  on  3/30/2017 at 4:38 PM

    Red cabbage and citrus coleslaw

  • Katiefayhutson  on  3/31/2017 at 11:58 AM

    Chickpea salad with summer vegetables and avocade

  • tlturner  on  3/31/2017 at 7:30 PM

    Green chile and herbed cheddar shortbread (Masala biscuits) sounds addictive

  • hippiechick1955  on  4/1/2017 at 8:13 PM

    Masala Dosa. I commented because I really want to learn to make these! I love eating them. I love Indian Cuisine, period.

  • RoseMGenuine  on  4/1/2017 at 8:30 PM

    Fragrant eggplant and green pepper rice. I love eggplant.

  • cora429  on  4/3/2017 at 10:13 AM

    The pineapple and peppers in red coconut curry sounds amazing.

  • verorenee  on  4/3/2017 at 5:15 PM

    potato stir fry

  • Uhmandanicole  on  4/4/2017 at 4:29 AM

    Potato-filled crepe (Masala dosa)

  • t.t  on  4/8/2017 at 12:10 AM

    Chickpea salad with summer vegetables and avocado (Kadale usali)

  • TrishaCP  on  4/8/2017 at 3:31 AM

    Vegetable and coconut polenta please.

  • Sakurajima  on  4/8/2017 at 5:31 AM

    Masala dosa!

  • JCBaldassare  on  4/9/2017 at 11:40 AM

    I've been wanting to make dosas forever!

  • DinaJ  on  4/9/2017 at 3:52 PM

    The Steamed lentil and herb dumplings (Nuchinunde) looks delicious!

  • earthnfire  on  4/9/2017 at 7:11 PM

    Stuffed shishito pepper fritters (Bhajji)

  • camtncook  on  4/10/2017 at 10:23 AM

    Masala Dosa

  • DarcyVaughn  on  4/10/2017 at 9:59 PM

    Cilantro coconut chutney

  • RSW  on  4/17/2017 at 6:53 AM

    Cardamom oatmeal cookies with dark chocolate and golden raisins

  • Maaseelulu  on  4/17/2017 at 4:27 PM

    The masala dosa sounds right up my alley. Yum!

  • JanScholl  on  4/18/2017 at 2:04 AM

    Butter lettuce "dosa" wrap with curried potato and chutney

  • rcruickshank  on  4/20/2017 at 2:51 PM

    Kerala coconut vegetable curry!

  • soopsoop  on  4/20/2017 at 10:23 PM

    cucumber, tomato and onion yogurt raita!

  • pandapotamus  on  4/20/2017 at 11:34 PM

    Masala Dosa!

  • mmaldonado47  on  4/21/2017 at 6:13 PM

    Every recipe makes my mouth water, but the rice, lentil and vegetable pancake especially so!

  • artmarcia  on  4/21/2017 at 7:41 PM

    Root vegetable and Asian pear salad

  • imaluckyducky  on  4/21/2017 at 9:10 PM

    Spiced spring vegetable and coconut polenta

  • bevie19  on  4/21/2017 at 10:07 PM

    Apple, ginger, and coconut hand pies (Kadabu) or the strawberry rhubarb pickle.

  • sequoia55  on  4/22/2017 at 1:22 AM

    Masala Dosa

  • Mivas  on  4/22/2017 at 4:39 PM

    Thin flatbreads

  • skyejaden  on  4/22/2017 at 4:47 PM

    Root vegetable and Asian pear salad

  • ramyaviv  on  4/23/2017 at 11:19 PM

    Cheddar-and-Green Chile Shortbread

  • kelliwinter  on  4/24/2017 at 1:10 AM

    apple ginger and coconut hand pies, so interesting

  • linseysowa  on  4/24/2017 at 12:39 PM

    So many delicious options- I am intrigued by the Green chile and herbed cheddar shortbread (Masala biscuit)... I have been in a savory cookie/ biscuit baking frenzy lately- this one sounds right up my alley!

  • Teruska  on  4/26/2017 at 5:56 PM

    Each of the raitas to enhance any number of the other dishes.

  • AmyS  on  4/27/2017 at 8:00 PM

    I'd love to learn to make masala dosas!

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