Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking

Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking

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by Betty Crocker Editors, Raghavan N. Iyer
     
 

Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking Namaste! Vannakam! With this welcome in two of India's many languages, Betty Crocker and culinary expert Raghavan Iyer invite you to join them in exploring the wonders of Indian food. If you enjoy a good food adventure, you'll love Indian cooking! With Betty and Raghavan as your guides, you'll savor the seductive

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Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking Namaste! Vannakam! With this welcome in two of India's many languages, Betty Crocker and culinary expert Raghavan Iyer invite you to join them in exploring the wonders of Indian food. If you enjoy a good food adventure, you'll love Indian cooking! With Betty and Raghavan as your guides, you'll savor the seductive aromas and flavors of Indian food in your own kitchen. Your tour of India's foods begins with a "pantry" guide to the ingredients that can get you started with a quick visit to the supermarket. The "magic" of Indian cooking is awakening your senses to all the wonderful spices that transform everyday ingredients into the truly exceptional. You can experience all the exotic flavors of India with eleven basic spices and a few choice lentils and beans that are widely available. You'll find that many staples of the Indian kitchen—spinach, potatoes, shrimp, yogurt and rice—are your favorites too. Turn to complete glossaries on spices and seasonings; fresh produce; and lentils and grains for in-depth explanations and photographs. Raghavan's lyrical memories, amusing stories and insightful descriptions of India, which accompany the recipes, give each one a context in the culture of this vast land. Now you're ready to cook! With over 180 recipes to choose from, there are dishes for every occasion—from an easy side to add pizzazz to weeknight dinners, like Spicy Potato Fry, to a great center-piece for a party, like Seafood Pilaf with Saffron. Find classic favorites that you've probably enjoyed at Indian restaurants, like crispy potato samosas, grilled chicken tandoori and home-baked naan breads. Always wanted to make Chai, the spiced tea that's so popular in coffee bars? The authentic and easy recipe that everyone drinks in India is here. Whatever you're in the mood for, you'll find it here. If you like to cook meatless meals once in awhile, you'll get lots of ideas and inspiration. Turn to the chapter on lentils for warming options like North Indian Chili. Crazy for breads? Serve Spiced Puffed Breads or Onion-filled Tandoori Breads to make any meal extra-special. Check out the desserts chapter for irresistible sweets like Banana-Coffee Ice Cream and Fresh Fruit with Cooling Spices. Or when you want an unforgettable dinner party or a fun picnic, just glance at the Indian menus section for great suggestions. Filled with beautiful food photography as well as gorgeous photographs of the people of India, her monuments and places of natural beauty, this book will transport you to a far-off land of enticing flavors. Visit Hungry Minds on-line at www.hungryminds.com

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780764563157
Publisher:
Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date:
04/28/2001
Series:
Betty Crocker Series
Pages:
336
Product dimensions:
8.30(w) x 10.30(h) x 0.85(d)

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Meet the Author

RAGHAVAN IYER was born in Bombay, India, and has lived in the United States for nearly twenty years. He is the owner of Essence of Thyme, a food consulting business with numerous national and international corporate clients. A cofounder of the Asian Culinary Arts Institutes, Ltd., Iyer is also an accomplished culinary instructor, teaching in Minneapolis/St. Paul cooking schools and at events across the United States. Iyer has degrees in Chemistry and Hotel and Restaurant Management. A Certified Culinary Professional (CCP), Iyer is a member of the International Association of Culinary Professionals. He lives in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

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Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 5 reviews.
DDEAN1257 More than 1 year ago
This is an excellent Indian cookbook for introducing wonderful flavors to your friends and family. Lots of easy to prepare dishes with beautiful pictures of how your dish will look when done! I assembled a nice gift basket with this cookbook and an assortment of basic Indian ingredients/ spices. I even gave a copy to an Indian friend - who loves this cookbook!
Hestis More than 1 year ago
I was very impressed with this book. The recipes are easy to read and understand even for people that are not familiar with Indian cooking. Spice blends are explained and products are not hard to find. Just looking at the pictures makes me hungry. I think this is the only Indian cookbook that I could find with a recipe for Gulab Jaman (sp?) One of my favorite Indian desserts.
Guest More than 1 year ago
I have been through several different Indian cookbooks, trying to find one where the end product tasted like the delicious Indian food I know and love. This is the best one by far! I was lucky enough to have an Indian housekeeper/cook for 2 years while living abroad. I can honestly say that the recipes that I have made from this cookbook taste just like her amazing home-made food! Betty Crocker, I beg you to write a Thai cookbook of equal quality and I will be able to die a happy cook :'
Guest More than 1 year ago
I absolutely love Indian Foods. So I wanted to create them at home. I went to my favorite resturant, got a menu and then decided to go to the bookstore and see which book had the most of what it was I loved so much. My decision was narrowed down very quickly.I purchased this book and found the recipes to be very easy, straight forward and truly authentic to my favorites from my favorite resturant. I highly recommend this book for anyone wanting to explore the flavors of INDIAN cooking. I keep this book on my daily use shelf,I own over 200 cookbooks and rotate them frequently on the daily use shelf. But this one stays. EXCELLANT!!!!!
Guest More than 1 year ago
It was interesting 'know how' for Ethnic cooking recipes and tips from Betty & Iyer. Its quite simply a concise, laid out plan for people to cook something different tonight...anyone for Indian food....