Indian Cooking Made Easy (Spiral)

Simple Authentic Indian Meals in Minutes [indian Cookbook, Over 60 Recipes] (Learn to Cook)

By Jan Purser, Ajoy Joshi

Periplus Editions, 9780794604950, 96pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 2007

List Price: 12.95*
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Learn to cook all your favorite Indian foods with this beautifully illustrated and easy-to-follow Indian cookbook.

Indian Cooking Made Easy presents a collection of authentic, yet easy-to-prepare dishes from all over India--from tasty appetizers and snacks to vegetarian entrees to traditional chicken and lamb dishes. Ranging from the basic spice mixes that give Indian cooking its distinctive flavors and aroma, to crisp and light dosai from southern India, to the creamy homemade ice cream called kulfi, the dishes are superb either on their own or when served together as a traditional thali-style meal. Recipes for chappatis, paratha, yogurt-based raitas, pickles and chutneys, are also included, which will complement any Indian meal.

With its beautiful photographs and easy-to-follow recipes, Indian Cooking Made Easy explores the history and influences of classic Indian cuisine, demystifies traditional equipment and ingredients, and provides all the essentials required for fabulous Indian home cooking.

Delicious Indian recipes include:
  • Fresh Coconut Chutney
  • Beef Vindaloo
  • Masala Lamb Chops
  • Chicken Tomato Curry
  • Chappati
  • Crispy Fried Shrimp
  • Spicy Portuguese Shrimp
  • Three Lentil Stew
  • Pumpkin Balls
  • Homemade Paneer Cheese
  • Masala Dosai
Even beginner chefs will be able to follow the recipes and flavors in this book easily. Cooking Indian food, like any other great cuisine is a celebration of life. Preparing the food is as much of an experience as eating it.

About the Author

Jan Purser is a nutrition editor and consultant, remedial therapist, meditation teacher and freelance writer. Ajoy Joshi lives in Sydney, Australia, and is the chef and co-owner of Nilgiri's Restaurant and Nilgiri's@Home.