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The Food Of India

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Each recipe is photographed as it is made, and is accompanied by pictures of techniques, equipment and ingredients, while stunning photographs shot on location in each country evoke their distinctive colour, cultures and histories. Discover the vast array of dishes which make up the cuisine of today's India: from traditional Moghul dishes such as korma and kofta, to a sele ...more
paperback, 296 pages
Published February 1st 2006 by Murdoch Books (first published January 1st 2002)
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Nick Grammos
Aug 18, 2019 rated it it was amazing
The range of recipes in this book, especially the vegetarian, makes it great, since most Indians are vegetarian. The carrot and peas is superb and easy. The salads are great. The meats are good too. Every recipe works well. The techniques are clear, even when they can be a little complex. But then to get great flavours you need to put in the effort. Though I find the fish are difficult to manage. I have made several of them and since its so hard to get fresh fish, or the right fish, they can fai ...more
Jun 02, 2008 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
This book is a gorgeous journey for the senses -- I couldn't put it down without paging through nearly half the book first... each photo is so tempting. I have tried a few of the recipes, as well, and there is enough variety here to keep me busy experimenting with Indian cuisine for quite some time! ...more
Apr 05, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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One of my favourite cookbooks. I use it constantly.
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Aug 19, 2020 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Great read !
Apr 03, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I have been using this book as my quintessential Indian food cook book for a while now and although I haven't made it through even half the recipes, I simply love the ones I have cooked and I love the images/history/story that accompanies. I'd highly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys Indian food and cooking Indian food. ...more
Oct 06, 2012 rated it it was amazing
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Best illustrated cook-book ever. The Indian husband is VERY picky, and wants things to all be in a home-cooked Punjabi style. This book hasn't failed me yet! Best recipes: Muttar Paneer, and all the eggplants. ...more
Oct 01, 2011 rated it it was amazing
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Great cookbook; covers a variety of dishes from Northern to Southern India and all in-between.
Aug 14, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
My go-to book for Indian cooking. We especially love the tikka masala and the cilantro chicken.
Feb 19, 2009 rated it really liked it
A gorgeously photographed book with a lot of fantastic recipes and clear explanation. I love the separate explanations of each food genre (sweets, pulses, etc.).
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