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PART 1 of the book introduces you to the world of Indian cooking, explaining the ingredients, techniques, and basic preparations such as spices, chutneys, breads, and rice.
PART 2 gives you recipes for snacks and starters; vegetarian, poultry, meat, fish, and shellfish main dishes; side dishes; and simple yet exotic sweets. Try, for example, Fenugreek Flatbreads, Paneer with Peas, Shrimp with Hot-and-Sour Curry, or Cardamom Ice Cream.
PART 3 gives you a cross-referenced collection of 12 menu plans, showing mouthwatering meals for lunches and dinners, whether you want a warming curry to see you through a chilly winter evening or a sumptuous feast for friends and family. With clear instructions and invaluable tips throughout, the Easy Indian Cookbook is the one-stop Indian cookbook for beginners.
Posted March 8, 2010
Worth every penny just for this recipe. OMG. Sooooooo good. I'm not a great cook, and I'm totally unfamiliar with cooking Indian food (this was my first try without store-bought sauces) and my husband said it tasted like restaurant food! I made the chicken, and also the paneer with peas and the buttery potatoes with spinach. All were great, but the Tikka Masala was spectactular! I'm now totally hooked on grinding my own fresh spices, what a difference it makes. I can't wait to get home and eat the leftovers. I did have to buy a bunch of new spices that I didn't have before, but since I've never cooked Indian food, that is to be expected.
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Posted May 10, 2011
I got this book when I first started to make Indian food. I love it! There is a section that tells you about all of the different spices and where they come from, which made it easier when buying them. All of the recipes I've tried from this book have been great and have received rave reviews. I would highly recommend this to anyone who is new to Indian cooking.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.