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Flavours of India

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Packed with 130 delicious recipes, this book takes cooks on a gastronomic tour of India, from Kerala to the Punjab, with stops in Gujarat, Goa, West Bengal, and Tamil Nadu. 55 color photos.
Paperback, 320 pages
Published February 16th 1995 by BBC Books
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Although the recipes tend to be complicated, they are worth the effort. The subtle spicing makes for some very special food. I tend to use this book when cooking for special occasions or when I want to impress!
As a child of the '70s with a mother who made everything from a mix, we didn't experiment much. You know...white bread, Campbell's soup, Jell-O.

The thought of Indian food didn't even enter my consciousness until maybe my early 20s, when I began to explore my latent foodie tendencies. But I would NEVER have gone to a restaurant alone and tried ordering anything.

It was 1993 when I lucked out. Two British guys were staying with a friend of mine, and wanted to go out for Indian food somewhere. Alt
This is my "go to book" for recipes when I am hosting dinners for friend or want to make something special. Some dishes are complex but the end result is worth all the work.

Some of my favorite recipes: Lamb in Fennel Flavored Coconut Sauce, Ma Di Dal, Amritsari Dal, Boatman's Curry.
Beautifully illustrated and each chapter has a few pages about the area from which the recipes originate. A good read even when you are not cooking from it.
Lots of interesting recipes from different regions of Indian, cooking levels from easy to difficult.
Leigh Ann
Very tasty. A wonderful variety of Indian cuisine. For omnivores.
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