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Eastern Vegetarian Cooking

4.34  ·  Rating details ·  70 ratings  ·  7 reviews
Cooking Curry.
Hardcover, 531 pages
Published December 27th 1987 by Guild Publishing London (first published October 6th 1983)
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Matt Kelland
Sep 01, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
An absolute favorite which has traveled with me everywhere for 20 years - and I still haven't tried everything in it. If you thought veggie food was bland and boring, try some of these recipes. I'm not a vegetarian, but I often turn to this book just to add more variety to my food. It's my go-to book when cooking for veggie friends, and many times I've cooked huge feasts for hardcore carnivores and they haven't realized until afterwards that they'd just eaten a meatless meal.

This and Madhur Jaff
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Jeremy Thomas
A good book that helped me transition into my brief vegetarian phase.

Very spicy delicious chickpeas (yes that’s the name) is a stock standard for me.
Tatjana
Jul 18, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: vegetarians, not-quite vegetarians, hunters and gatherers, gardeners, spice hounds
Okay.
I don't know that many Indian people.
A few.
Those few don't really cook much Indian food. They get take away, usually. They could tell you if the Indian food was like their family's or like a restaurant in India, but beyond that... it's a bit like asking Americans if the hamburger is good.
So I made my first Indian food from this book.
It was AMAZING.
We are *mostly* vegetarian, and are always looking for recipes that entail more beans and stuff we get in our CSA boxes. Protein always seems to
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Gayle
Sep 30, 2011 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cookbooks
One of the first cookbooks I got when I moved out of home. Actually that's a lie, my housemate had it and when he moved out, my then boyfriend bought it for me. I still use it. I know most of the chick pea recipes by heart. It's the book you need when someone gives you a big bunch of green beans and you think 'what can I do with these? Turn them into a main course of course!

I tried to buy it for someone recently, and it appears to e out of print. Such a shame.

I have a different version, a big t
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Alistair
Aug 23, 2012 rated it it was amazing
One of my first vegetarian books. I made soy milk and learned about tofu. It's not full colour pictures but the little illustrations were very informative.

The recipes are introduced with context and it's a delightful read - not something that you can always say about a recipe book!
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Madhur Jaffrey is the person who brought curries into the mainstream with her 1973 debut book An Invitation to Indian Cookery.