Indian Vegetarian Cooking from an American Kitchen

Indian Vegetarian Cooking from an American Kitchen

by Vasantha Prasad
     
 

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Recipes include:
¸  Cucumber Pirogue
¸  Spicy Potato Soup
¸  Fruit Salad with Yogurt Cheese Dressing
¸  Sautéed Eggplant and Bell Pepper Curry
¸  Spinach with Homemade Cheese (Saag Paneer)
¸  Mixed Vegetable Korma (Navarathna Korma)
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Overview

Recipes include:
¸  Cucumber Pirogue
¸  Spicy Potato Soup
¸  Fruit Salad with Yogurt Cheese Dressing
¸  Sautéed Eggplant and Bell Pepper Curry
¸  Spinach with Homemade Cheese (Saag Paneer)
¸  Mixed Vegetable Korma (Navarathna Korma)
¸  Rice Pilaf with Cashews, Black Pepper,
   and Coconut
¸  Vegetable Biryani
¸  Basic Toovar Dal
¸  Spicy Black-eyed Pea Curry
¸  Chapatis (Whole Wheat Flat Breads)
¸  Parathas (Whole Wheat Flaky
   Griddle Breads)
¸  Aloo Parathas (Potato-stuffed Breads)
¸  Masala Dosa
¸  Rava Idli
¸  Minty Yogurt Drink
¸  Sweet Vermicelli Pudding
¸  Almond Milk Fudge

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
Sahni (Savoring Spices and Herbs, LJ 4/15/96) has already written the introduction to Indian cooking, her authoritative Classic Indian Cooking (1980). In her new book, however, which might be considered the "light" version of the earlier one, she presents simpler, more casual dishes in an effort to make Indian food seem unintimidating even to the novice cook. The recipes are uncomplicated--most have only three steps--and the headnotes are informative but very user-friendly. Recommended for most libraries Prasad's book, on the other hand, written with more or less the same goal in mind--to make Indian vegetarian cooking accessible to busy family cooks--is rather disappointing. Some of the dishes don't seem particularly Indian, while many of the others can be found in any basic Indian cookbook, and the bland, "generic" headnotes don't add much ("Black pepper lends a special flavor to this okra dish"). Neelan Batra's The Indian Vegetarian (LJ 6/15/94) does a far more interesting job of combining Indian and American tastes and flavors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780679764380
Publisher:
Random House Publishing Group
Publication date:
05/01/1998
Edition description:
1st ed
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
929,142
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Vasantha Prasad was born in Bangalore, India, and      developed a passion for vegetarian cooking in her late teens.
Growing up in a country renowned for its exotic spices and wide  variety of vegetables,
not to mention age-old family culinary    secrets, she learned to prepare healthful and tasty vegetarian delights.
She came to the United States in 1972 and now lives in Mamaroneck, New York, with her family.

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