The Essential Madhur Jaffrey by Madhur Jaffrey

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Notes about this book

  • Ganga108 on February 18, 2022

    Madhur Jaffrey is well known outside of India - ask any cook, they will have heard of her. But it is only recently that she has become more known inside India. Jaffrey is credited with bringing Indian food to the West. As such many of her recipes contain substitutions that move away from the traditional but make the dishes more accessible outside of India. Nevertheless, this is a classic book, along with many of her other books. It is a pleasure to use a cookbook where the recipes work every time. Recently Jaffrey received an award in India for her influence on Indian food (albeit that the influence was outside of India) - it was a very controversial award, given there are many many women who reside/resided in India who have greatly influenced the collective Indian cuisines - mighty women such as Meenakshi Ammal and Tarla Dalal.

Notes about Recipes in this book

  • Barbecued salmon steaks

    • Karacook on May 04, 2016

      Grown ups love this recipe... must see if the kids like it too.

  • Whole okra

    • Ganga108 on February 18, 2022

      Beautiful! (Love okra!)

  • Okra with onions

    • Ganga108 on February 18, 2022

      Another beautiful okra dish in this book.

  • Whole unhulled urad and rajma dal

    • Ganga108 on February 18, 2022

      Gorgeous. Made often - allow lots of time though. It truly is a wintery Sunday afternoon cooking project, or use the slow cooker.

  • Sambar

    • Ganga108 on February 18, 2022

      As written, this is a radish sambar - I often use a small daikon rather than 6 red radishes. See her note about the range of veg that can be used as alternatives.

  • My cream of tomato soup

    • Ganga108 on February 18, 2022

      Totally delicious! A family favourite made many times over the years. Tomato Soup flavoured with lemongrass, ginger and some gentle spices. Eat hot or cold.

  • Potato soup

    • Ganga108 on February 18, 2022

      Totally gorgeous. And a hint - if you leave the potato chunks thicker it makes a nice curry! Make a double batch for soup one day and curry the next.

  • Cold yogurt soup

    • Ganga108 on February 18, 2022

      Very good and very versatile.

  • Vegetable pakoris

    • Ganga108 on February 18, 2022

      Who can resist pakora? We them very regularly! Also a perfect way to use up end-of-week veggies for a Saturday afternoon snack.

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  • ISBN 10 0091851777
  • ISBN 13 9780091851774
  • Published Oct 03 1996
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 192
  • Language English
  • Edition New edition
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Ebury Press
  • Imprint Ebury Press

Publishers Text

Madhur Jaffrey is the authority on Indian food and is known and loved for her knowledgeable yet accessible writing on the subject. The Essential Madhur Jaffrey contains all her most popular recipes in one volume, including everything from delicious meat and fish curries to vegetarian meals and recipes for chutneys and pickles. Based on a broad range of regional Indian cusines, the recipes have been selected to provide ideas for all kinds of occasions, from quick after-work meals to more elaborate entertaining. Informative introductions and notes on ingredients and equipment give fascinating background information. This is a classic collection from the leading name in Indian cooking.

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