Tasting India by Christine Manfield

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  • Marina's onion bhajias

    • Ganga108 on January 10, 2021

      This should be "Marina's Onion Bhajias". Very delicious!

  • Pumpkin flowers with cheese

    • Ganga108 on January 10, 2021

      Christine notes that zucchini flowers and nasturtium flowers can be used. Fresh mozzarella, feta, cottage cheese or ricotta can be used to stuff, and I imagine that freshly made paneer could also be used.

  • Sweet & sour tomatoes

    • kmattingly on November 21, 2012

      Extremely easy and one of the tastiest dishes in this book.

  • Black pepper chicken fry

    • Melanie on May 31, 2014

      Great heat and flavour.

  • Masala eggs (Mutta kakkathil)

    • Melanie on May 31, 2014

      Flavours were nice but I wasn't a big enough fan of this to repeat.

  • Andhra curry-leaf chicken

    • debkellie on July 02, 2013

      Really easy, really tasty, really quick!

  • Pumpkin curry

    • debkellie on June 16, 2015

      This was excellent: I subbed in packaged moist flaked coconut in place of fresh coconut flesh..certainly didn't detract from the dish.

  • Egg curry with potatoes

    • Debkelliemember on February 18, 2014

      Having a glut of eggs, decided to try this one (despite bad memories of school meals and egg curry). A flavoursome sauce, with a nice texture from just softer than hard-boiled organic eggs from our free range girls. I dropped chillies back to 2 and it was still pretty fiery (personal learning curve with chillies). But way better than school meals recollections of "egg curry", but not sure it's a repeat recipe.

  • Gujarati spicy dal

    • Melanie on May 31, 2014

      Really good flavours and fairly simple to make.

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  • ISBN 10 184091601X
  • ISBN 13 9781840916010
  • Published Nov 07 2011
  • Format Hardcover
  • Page Count 448
  • Language English
  • Edition UK ed
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Octopus Publishing Group
  • Imprint Conran Octopus Ltd

Publishers Text

Tasting India is a seminal text on Indian cookery and culture. Organised regionally, each chapter holds detailed secret pleasures and food rituals that entice the taste buds. Featuring over 250 recipes for traditional and contemporary home-style Indian dishes, and with everything from Bengali garam masala and dal-stuffed pastries to cabbage salad and spiced goat curry, you'll be spoilt for choice. India is a visual feast and a gastronomic paradise that seduces with its food and contagious hospitality and this book does exactly the same. Sumptuous background imagery brings the page to life and sets the context for the food, immersing the reader in a colourful and aromatic South Asian climate. There's also an exhaustive spice and ingredient and equipment dictionary to help locate and understand the rich blend of flavours that are involved in Indian cookery. The collection of recipes reflect the stories of countless mothers, grandmothers, daughters and sons, making Tasting India a purposeful and enjoyable read.

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