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Complete Indian Cooking

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 4, 2007

    Great Cookbook and Reference

    I disagree with the negative posts. This book does a fantastic job of creating my favorites. I agree the Chicken Makhani is not like a restaurants but unlike the other reviewers, I think the book has a better recipe than what I can get at the restaurant. If you think a recipe is bland, add more spice!! You CAN change it. The naan bread recipe is the best that I have come across made by basic kitchen supplies.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 18, 2003

    This is the BEST cookbook

    This is the BEST cookbook. If you are looking for a Indian cookbook, this is the one to buy! I am an american trying to learn to cook Indian food and this is the best book to learn from. All the spices were easy to find in the Indian store and the directions were precise and easy to follow. Thus far I have made over 20 dishes from the cookbook and all of them have turned out wonderfully!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 7, 2002

    CTM Baby!

    This cookbook is excellent. The pictures are full page and mouthwatering. The recipes are easy to follow. Chicken Tikka Masala is my favorite and has become a regular meal at my home, especially when we are having guests. I'd say I can compete with some of the local restaurants.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 3, 2002

    Great Book for Learners

    I started serious cooking less than a year ago. And believe me I have gone through quite a number of books. But this one is the best I have laid my hands on. Not only are the steps easy to follow but also the pics are exactly what it turns out to be. If you love Indian food and easy cooking, this is the one you should pick up.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 28, 2002

    A Miracle

    I thought I was going to have to search the world over just to find an Indian cookbook that people like me could use. After all, most Indian cookbooks had recipes that were two miles long and called for ingredients that American cooks couldn't even pronounce and that could only be found at ethnic grocery stores on the other side of town. And then- along came Complete Indian Cooking by Hamlyn! Most of the recipes are simple and make use of readily found ingredients and the book is packed with gorgeous full page, full color photo plates. All of the great Indian favorites are there- korma, tandoori, vindaloo, tikka, meat- stuffed samosas, chappati breads and naan, prinjal relishes and chutneys, to name just a few of the many delights which would be worthy of a Moghul emperor. There is also a very large selection of vegetarian goodies as well as lots of unique and unforgettable desserts. Owners of Indian restaurants beware- this book might easily put you guys out of business!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 4, 2002

    Yum Yum

    Instructions are so easy to understand. It's great! Only pitfall is that the illustrations look so mouth wateringly delicious that I usually pick up and go to the restaurant rather than cook my own indian cuisine.

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