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Easy Indian Cooking

Easy Indian Cooking

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by Suneeta Vaswani
     
 

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Indian cooking is an exciting and exotic cuisine -- now it's easier than ever.

This updated edition of Suneeta's bestseller features 8 new additional photos as well as 30 brand new recipes. Each dish is richly flavored but not complicated to create at home.

More than 150 recipes are easy for beginners to make while also appealing to experienced

Overview

Indian cooking is an exciting and exotic cuisine -- now it's easier than ever.

This updated edition of Suneeta's bestseller features 8 new additional photos as well as 30 brand new recipes. Each dish is richly flavored but not complicated to create at home.

More than 150 recipes are easy for beginners to make while also appealing to experienced home cooks or to those already familiar with Indian cuisine. The authentic flavors flourish in these easy-toprepare recipes. The author's repertoire of exciting and inspired recipes includes classic recipes from North and South India and her personal favorites that have been adapted for North American kitchens.

The delicious recipes in this book range from snacks and appetizers to poultry, fish and vegetarian meals. There are also chapters dedicated to accompaniments like chutneys, sweets and beverages which truly make for an authentic Indian dining experience. Here are just some of the delights:

  • Chicken Tikka Masala, Pork Vindaloo, South Indian Lentil and Vegetable Stew
  • Curried Spinach and Cheese (Saag Panir), Basmati Rice Layered with Fragrant Chicken
  • Coconut Chutney-Coated Fish Parcels, Masala-Coated Baked Chicken, Sindhi Fritters
  • Tomato Raita, Hot Pineapple Chutney, Caramelized Carrot Pudding.

In keeping with traditional Indian cooking, there are 75 vegetarian dishes. Vaswani shares her wealth of Indian cooking experience and knowledge by providing insightful cooking tips and techniques throughout the book. She has even provided information on where ingredients can be sourced and, if necessary, how to make substitutions. This is the perfect place for home cooks to begin creating great Indian dishes.

Editorial Reviews

Houston Chronicle
[Review of previous edition:] Makes Indian cooking manageable... not only simple flavorful recipes but also an informative synopsis of a complicated subject.

— Janice Schnideler

South Florida Sun-Sentinel
[Review of previous edition:] I enjoy Indian food... but usually, preparing it at home is just too much work. Until I discovered Easy Indian Cooking... couldn't be easier.

— Deborah S. Hartz

Dallas Morning News
[Review of previous edition:] After 26 years demystifying Indian cuisine for Western cooks, Houston-based cooking instructor Suneeta Vaswani has published her first book... aimed at beginners, as well as experienced cooks.

— Tina Danze

Newspaper Enterprise Association
[Review of previous edition:] A nice introduction... The best thing about the book is that the dishes -- at least the ones I tried -- are indeed easy to make.

— Marialisa Calta

Toledo The Blade
[Review of previous edition:] Includes an excellent explantion of spices, spice blends, and herbs including garam masala.

— Kathie Smith

Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle
[Review of previous edition:] [Vaswani's] simple recipes and concise explanations made the cuisine embraceable. I ditched the ready-made pastes and powders: The results were perfumed curries that were tantalizing and nourishing.

— Dai Huynh

San Francisco Chronicle
[Review of previous edition:] Impressively thorough. Vasvani displays a depth of knowledge about regional foods.

— Tara Duggan

Dallas Morning News - Tina Danze
[Review of previous edition:] After 26 years demystifying Indian cuisine for Western cooks, Houston-based cooking instructor Suneeta Vaswani has published her first book... aimed at beginners, as well as experienced cooks.
Houston Chronicle - Janice Schnideler
[Review of previous edition:] Makes Indian cooking manageable... not only simple flavorful recipes but also an informative synopsis of a complicated subject.
Houston Chronicle Houston Chronicle - Dai Huynh
[Review of previous edition:] [Vaswani's] simple recipes and concise explanations made the cuisine embraceable. I ditched the ready-made pastes and powders: The results were perfumed curries that were tantalizing and nourishing.
Newspaper Enterprise Association - Marialisa Calta
[Review of previous edition:] A nice introduction... The best thing about the book is that the dishes -- at least the ones I tried -- are indeed easy to make.
San Francisco Chronicle - Tara Duggan
[Review of previous edition:] Impressively thorough. Vasvani displays a depth of knowledge about regional foods.
South Florida Sun-Sentinel - Deborah S. Hartz
[Review of previous edition:] I enjoy Indian food... but usually, preparing it at home is just too much work. Until I discovered Easy Indian Cooking... couldn't be easier.
Toledo The Blade - Kathie Smith
[Review of previous edition:] Includes an excellent explantion of spices, spice blends, and herbs including garam masala.
Trenton Trentonian
[Review of previous edition:] Presents more than 130 authentic recipes and demystifies their preparation with concise explanations of the basic cooking techniques.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780778804505
Publisher:
Rose, Robert Incorporated
Publication date:
04/16/2013
Edition description:
Second Edition
Pages:
240
Sales rank:
1,121,665
Product dimensions:
6.80(w) x 9.90(h) x 0.70(d)

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Meet the Author

Suneeta Vaswani was born in Mumbai, India and lived in Houston, Texas for many years before returning to India. She has taught Indian cooking in the U.S. and internationally for over 30 years.

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