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Posted January 4, 2005
Great answer to Indian Cuisine
This book is a great reference to all Indian food lovers. I am a Professional Chef and this is the book I would refer to all the time. Easy to follow recipes and Monicas details about the Cuisine defines her a Star of her field.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted November 10, 2003
Flavorful Indian Cuisine
In 'The Spice Is Right,' you will find traditional Indian dishes, as well as Western dishes with an Indian influence. There are healthier versions provided, as well as sample menus and tips. This book is excellent to the beginner cook in Indian cuisine. I found that the recipes were easy-to-understand and the ingredients were easy-to-find. Ms. Bhide also provided a list of sources in case you live in an area where you cannot find the ingredients. She also provides a substitution guide. For example, if you cannot find amchoor (mango powder), then you can use lemon juice instead! There is also a section on the description of common herbs and spices used in Indian cuisine, as well as what types of food are found in each part of India and who influenced them. I found this very interesting. Delicious recipes you will find in this cookbook are: Peppered Cauliflower Florets, Dry Chile Chicken, Fiery Pork, Coriander Layered Potatoes, Saffron Fruit Custard and Watermelon Juice. With over 150 recipes to choose from, the list of resources to find your ingredients, sample menus, healthy alternatives and much more, who could refuse to learn more about Indian cooking with Monica Bhide's cookbook!Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.
Posted February 22, 2002
Wonderful Resource - Great Format - Good Food!
I am very impressed. What a wonderful way to convey not only the recipies but little stories(which I got many a chuckle from)and helpful tips. Monica lists web sites for not only Indian cooking and where to buy the ingredients but other helpful aspects such as cooking potatoes or recipies for eggs. I can honestly say I have never seen a cook book put together in such a user friendly manner. I loved the fact that she included recipies for the leftovers. I also liked the introduction explaining about Indian cooking and how she came up with the substitutions for certain ingredients. This is a great resource to add to my collection of cookbooks. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves cooking.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.