The Complete Indian Regional Cookbook: 300 Classic Recipes from the Great Regions of India by Mridula Baljekar

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  • Boston Globe by T. Susan Chang’ll have to make some judgment calls, and some frustration may ensue. But this slightly uneven, generous volume amply rewards the extra effort.

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  • ISBN 10 0754827232
  • ISBN 13 9780754827238
  • Published May 01 2013
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 512
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Anness Publishing
  • Imprint Lorenz Books

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This title features 300 classic recipes from the great regions of India, shown in over 1500 vibrant photographs. It is a collection of mouthwatering recipes that draw on the very best of Indian food, from the tandoori dishes of the Punjab to the stately cuisine of central India and the coconut-scented fish-based curries of the Arabian coast. It is an evocative and authoritative introduction that examines the impact of geography, climate, history, religion and festivities on this varied and ever-changing cuisine. You can begin in the north region with lake-reared fish dishes, then travel through the rest of the subcontinent, sampling the Anglo-Indian curries of the east, Muslim influences around Bengal, and the seafood specialities and tropical tastes of the south and west. Capturing the sheer diversity of an exquisite cuisine, and illustrated with over 1500 photographs, these recipes will inspire everyone with a passion for Indian food. This vibrant cookbook takes you on a regional tour of India, introducing you to classic local recipes and world-renowned dishes. Try a famous Assamese 'tenga' - fish, tomatoes, lime and whole spices - or street snacks ranging from Central Indian Parsnip Patties to the melt-in-the-mouth kababs of Hyderabad. Unique Punjabi dishes include Spiced Mustard Greens, a sizzling dish of pungent roots and hot chillies. Mogul influence is present right across central India, and its signature is in stately poultry and meat dishes such as Stuffed Quails, or the superlative Lamb in Rose-scented Almond Sauce. Sweet dishes include Saffron-scented Rice Pudding, Kulfi and Sweet Samosas. There are also countless pickles, breads and rice dishes to choose from. Evocative images and clear step-by-step recipes make this the ultimate way to discover India's unsurpassed cuisine.

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