This extraordinary cookbook, Classic Indian Cooking, amounts to a complete course in Indian cuisine. Elucidated by over 100 line drawings, it systematically introduces the properties of all the basic spices and special ingredients of Indian food, then explains the techniques employed in using them, always with the help of comparisons to familiar Western methods. It is immediately obvious that Indian food is rich and varied, yet not difficult to prepare. The cooking principles are basic and wellknown. The utensils needed are few and simple. As Julie Sahni says, "If you know how to fry, there are few tricks to Indian food." Every recipe has been especially designed for the American kitchen -- practically all the ingredients can be found in any American supermarket and there are scores of time-saving shortcuts with the food processor and handy directions for ahead-of-time preparation. Following a lively and absorbing introduction to the history of India's classic Moghul cuisine, Julie guides the cook through the individual components that make up an Indian meal. She begins with delicious appetizers like Crab Malabar and Hyderabad lime soup; continues through main courses, both nonvegetarian and vegetarian (this book is a treasure trove for the non-meat eater); goes on to all the side dishes and traditional accompaniments, from spinach raita and lentils with garlic butter to saffron pilaf and whole wheat flaky bread; and ends with the glorious desserts, like Ras Malai, sweetmeats, and beverages. Clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions accompany the cook through every stage, even for making the many wondrous Indian breads, both by hand and with the food processor. And at the end of each recipe are balanced serving suggestions for every kind of meal, Among the many special features are ideas for appropriate wines, a useful spice chart, a complete glossary (which might also come in handy when ordering in Indian restaurants), and a mailorder shopping guide that will make Indian spices accessible anywhere. Most important, Julie Sahni imparts the secrets to mastering the art of Indian cooking. Even the beginner will quickly learn to move within the classic tradition and improvise with sureness and ease. Julie Sahni has written a masterpiece of culinary instruction, as readable as it is usable, a joy to cook from, a fascination to read.
Following on from Classic Indian Cookery, in this book Julie Sahni collects together the treasures of India's vegetarian cookery. The book begins with a simple explanation of all the ingredients and techniques characteristic of this cuisine. Julie also describes every classical blend of curry in the Indian tradition. As well as teaching the art of curry, this book offers a repertoire of over 200 vegetarian and grain dishes, such as Malabar Coconut and Yoghurt-Braised Vegetables, Madras Fiery Aubergine, Lentil and Chilli Stew or Coorg-style Hot and Garlicky Black Beans with Lotus Root. To accompany these dishes, Julie provides recipes for chutneys, pickles, breads, rice dishes, dals, side dishes, yoghurt salads and condiments.
Julie Sahni's remarkable ability to make authentic Indian cooking accessible to American cooks continues to make her first book, Classic Indian Cooking, the definitive work of its kind. This is her long-awaited second book. To prepare it, Julie Sahni traveled extensively throughout the regions of her native India, to assemble a splendid second volume of Indian culinary delights. Whereas her first book explored the riches of Moghul cuisine, this totally new collection systematically reveals the never-before-described treasures of India's vegetarian and grain cooking. The book begins with a simple explanation of the ingredients and techniques characteristic of this cuisine. For the first time anywhere, Julie describes every classical blend of curry in the Indian tradition, with accompanying recipes on how to use them. From this book alone you will become master both of India's wonderful curries and of the many new varieties you will now know how to create for yourself. In addition to a thorough going mastery of cooking with curry, this book provides a complete experience of India's incredibly varied vegetarian and grain dishes. Try the heavenly spread of yogurt cheese flavored, with fresh herbs, a favorite of the Gujarati Jains. Be adventurous: make Steamed Rice and Bean Dumplings in Spicy Lentil and Radish Sauce, traditionally served as tiffin one of the great classics of Indian vegetarian cooking.Vegetarians, the super health-conscious, and meat eaters who want to vary their menu with exciting new dishes, all will want to sample the vegetarian masterpiecesvirtual one-dish feasts-that are the very heart of this book: Malabar Coconut and Yogurt-Braised Vegetables; Hearty Blue Mountain Cabbage and Tomato Stew; Baked Zucchini Stuffed with Vegetarian Keema and BuIgur; Madras Fiery Eggplant, Lentil, and Chili Stew; and so many many others. To accompany these dishes, Julie provides an abundance of chutneys, pickles, breads, rice dishes, dals, vegetable side dishes, yogurt salads, and volcanically hot condiments. Any time of the day you can snack or nibble on tasty foods that will contribute to your health but not your waistline: refreshing chats (salads without oil), a succulent array of fritters, kaftas, and kababs all ingeniously created from fresh vegetables, and a wide selection of crunchy savories from plantain chips to the irresistible giant papad (lentil wafer). Your sweet tooth is not neglected by India's vegetarian and grain cooking. Lotus Seed Pudding, kulfi (India's delicious ice cream), coconut dumplings, and Quick Glazed Carrot Halwa are only the beginning of the unbelievable assortment of desserts and sweets Julie Sahni's Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking makes available to you. Plus divine recipes for lassi (yogurt drink), refreshing teas, and classic South Indian coffee.This invaluable and instructive book places India's ancient tradition of delicious vegetarian and grain dishes directly into your hands.
Sanjeev Kapoor presents 500 accessible, easy recipes that any home cook can create. He shows the reader how to build the simplest pantry, explaining why no special equipment is needed with these recipes, and including simple step-by-step instructions for each recipe.
A new classic on adapting authentic Indian seasonings and techniques to today’s American kitchen Indian cuisine has finally come into its own in the United States, as evidenced by the opening of numerous stylish, upscale Indian restaurants. The "dance of spices" refers to the complex, subtle layering of flavors that is at the base of all Indian cooking. This definitive cookbook showcases the wonderful diversity of new Indian cuisine with 238 recipes: fragrant basmatis and rice pilafs; rich, soothing dishes like Chicken Korma; exotic dishes like Fennel-Scented Kashmir Lamb; tongue-teasing chutneys and relishes; side dishes like Velvety Mango Paneer; and sweet confections, all of which can be made with ease at home. Special chapters are devoted to subjects not fully explored in other books, such as tandoor barbecue, chaats–the savory street snacks of India–and popular flatbreads. Laxmi Hiremath (San Ramon, CA), born in the South of India, has taught Indian cooking in the United States for more than a decade and is one of the San Francisco Chronicle’s most popular food writers. Her articles and recipes have appeared in such publications as Gourmet, Bon Appétit, and Fine Cooking.
Easy Indian Cooking is a wonderful collection of easy and authentic Indian recipes anyone can make at home! The 100 plus recipes found in Easy Indian Cooking have been modified to suit a modern lifestyle, and all of them can be prepared with ingredients available at any local supermarket or health food store. The preparation and cooking techniques have been simplified to save time without sacrificing any of the flavors of authentic Indian food. This Indian cookbook contains 101 recipes for any occasion. Breakfast, lunch, or dinner, this book is sure to be a winner. Chef Hari Nayak brings the diverse flavors of Indian cuisine right to your table. This Indian cooking book is loaded with detailed photographs so you can make the recipes just like Chef Nayak. A Culinary Institute of America-trained chef, Chef Hari's recipes are so popular you can find them in Whole Foods, where the Chicken Tikka Masala on the hot bar is from a recipe created by Chef Hari. In Easy Indian Cooking, Chef Hari has put together an authentic collection of Indian favorites that are so easy to create and so flavorful you'll wonder why you never tried your hand at cooking Indian at home before! Recipes include such favorites as: Curry Corn Chowder with Roasted Poblanos Basil-infused Crispy Pan Fried Shrimp with Tamarind Glaze Lemon Sage Tandoori Chicken Tikka Cumin Coriander Beef Burger with Plum Tomato Mustard Dip Flamed Crispy Pappadam Chips Sparkling Ginger Lime Cooler Cardamom Brownies
Drawing together the traditional recipes from different Indian cuisines, Sameen Rushdie’s invitation to share in the pleasures of Indian cookery is irresistible. In Hindustani a good cook is one that ‘has special taste in their hands’, and the author demonstrates her skill, knowledge and love of the food that is prepared and eaten in homes, bazaars and eating houses of the subcontinent. Bearing the needs of the modern cook firmly in mind, she explains her recipes in full, where the dishes originate, how to use spices, how to balance flavor, color and texture and offers suggestions for menus. Sameen offers a marvelous array of meat, poultry and fish dishes, together with vegetable creations which will give heart to cooks at the end of their vegetarian repertoire. She explains where to find fresh ingredients and how to store, prepare and use them, and makes it clear which recipes are most suitable for the end of a busy day. She takes up the cause of the potato with some sumptuous suggestions, describes the intrinsic part daals play in an Indian meal, gives tips for cooking chawal (rice) in pullao and biryani dishes and provides recipes for chapattis, parathas and pooris. There is an excellent introduction to spices; which explains their traditional groupings as well as their medicinal value, and a section on relishes, raitas and chutneys. Meethay—or sweet things—hold a special place in Indian cuisine and recipes for these from the elaborate to the simple are included. There is also a discussion of hot and cold drinks. Whatever your degree of experience in the kitchen, Sameen Rushdie offers not only clearly laid-out recipes, but a grasp of the actual thinking behind different cooking methods. Her menu plans and ideas about color, textures and flavors are a delight, and a meal prepared under engaging instruction will be a revelation to all who enjoy Indian cookery. Covering meat, poultry, and fish, as well as vegetables, chutneys, relishes and sweet dishes, Sameen Rushdie’s book will be a revelation to all those who enjoy Indian cookery.
The vast and mysterious sub-continent of India has a range of cuisines as diverse as its cultures. Every part of this massive country has evolved its own unique culinary methods and styles, presenting a fascinating repertoire of ideas, techniques and recipes for the cook to explore. This book is a combination of traditional dishes; recipes adapted to cater for modern trends in healthy eating; and food prepared in the exciting Balti stove-top style. Among the classics you will find the famous recipes From curries to chutneys, and pullaos to parathas, here are over 170 exciting recipes from all over India, showcasing the best regional dishes and making them accessible to every cook. * A combination of classic Indian cooking, original healthy dishes, and recipes in the hot new Balti style, including Balti Chicken and Balti Spicy Potatoes. * Over 900 tempting photographs, with glorious pictures of each finished dish and step-by-steps showing techniques and every stage of preparation much-loved by all, including Samosas, Bhajias, Naan, Chapati, Kashmiri-style Lamb, Spicy Kebabs, Bombay Duck, Tandoori Chicken, Korma, Dhal and Bombay Potato.
This is a collection of vegetarian Indian dishes. The book begins with an explanation of the ingredients, techniques and characteristics of this cuisine, and a description of every classic blend of curry in the Indian tradition. The book then present over 200 recipes in India's repertoire of vegetarian and grain dishes, for example, Malabar coconut and yoghurt braised vegetables, Madras fiery aubergine, lentil and chilli stew, or Coorg-style hot and garlicky black beans with lotus root. To accompany these dishes, the author provides recipes for chutneys, pickles, breads, rice dishes, dals, side dishes, yoghurt salads and condiments. The book also provides recipes for snacks such as fritters, kaftas, kababs, plantain chips and lentil wafers.