Best Ever Indian Cookbook: 325 Famous Step-by-Step Recipes for the Greatest Spicy and Aromatic Dishes by Mridula Baljekar and Rafi Fernandez and Shehzad Husain and Manisha Kanani

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  • Thredbende on October 15, 2012

    The recipe for black eyed peas and potato curry is a great, subtly seasoned and vegetarian dish.

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  • Beef kofta

    • jenmmcd on April 30, 2021

      Yummy kofta recipe. Really liked the addition of shredded potatoes. Served with tzatziki, grilled onions, flatbread and a cilantro sauce.

  • Bengal gram and bottle gourd curry

    • tekobo on December 29, 2017

      Made 8 x the recipe as I had a massive marrow to use up. Used whole bengal gram (small brown chick peas). I ended up pressure cooking the chick peas - it was taking too long otherwise. Very tasty and very hot (I substituted cayenne for chilli powder and used the same amount!).

    • tekobo on July 26, 2018

      Even better when baked in the oven for a couple of hours once you have completed the recipe as per the instructions.

  • Beef biryani

    • tekobo on March 19, 2017

      This is now my go-to biryani recipe. Really tasty. Made with Dexter braising beef and brown basmati rice. Next time will extend the rice parboil from 5 to 10 minutes.

  • Karahi chicken with fresh fenugreek

    • tekobo on January 31, 2022

      Super easy to make. I skipped the boiling phase and used all chicken thighs. Delicious and new flavour, using fresh fenugreek.

  • Lamb dhansak

    • tekobo on June 06, 2020

      Very tasty. Substituted with vegetables that I had - broad beans and celery in place of aubergine and carrots - and halved the amount of lamb because that was all I had and it worked out very well. Do again.

  • Minced lamb with curry leaves and chilli

    • tekobo on March 11, 2017

      Super fast and super yummy. Dial the chilli up or down as you wish - up is great.

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  • ISBN 10 0681949988
  • ISBN 13 9780681949980
  • Published Jan 01 2008
  • Format Paperback
  • Page Count 512
  • Language English
  • Countries United Kingdom
  • Publisher Hermes House

Publishers Text

This fully illustrated guide to preparing delicious Indian food contains over 325 deliciously authentic recipes for the adventurous cook. It offers expert advice on how to produce stunning results every time, using authentic ingredients and classic cooking methods. Tempting dishes for every occasion, from light, crispy appetizers to meaty mains, vegetarian curries to seafood specialties; plus pickles, breads and sumptuous desserts. This book includes over 1800 color photographs that explain all the techniques in simple steps, and there are tips & variations for the versatile cook. This is the ultimate guide to Indian cooking, with a superb range of classic, modern and regional dishes for every occasion. An accessible introduction helps the beginner to learn principles such as mixing curry pastes and preparing perfect basmati rice, and it offers guidance on equipping a kitchen to cope with a variety of Indian cooking methods. Accompanied by step-by-step instructions and over 1800 clear color photographs, all of the recipes are easy to follow and will enable cooks of every means to master exciting Indian cookery in no time at all.

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