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Ismail Merchant's Passionate Meals: The New Indian Cuisine for Fearless Cooks and Adventurous Eaters

Ismail Merchant's Passionate Meals: The New Indian Cuisine for Fearless Cooks and Adventurous Eaters

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Featuring over two hundred Indian-inspired recipes adapted for Western cooks, Ismail Merchant's Passionate Meals takes readers on an unforgettable culinary journey. From refreshing and delicious appetizers like Cucumber Raita and spicy vegetable fritters to meat, poultry, and seafood entrees that show the author at his most creative, these tempting recipes

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Featuring over two hundred Indian-inspired recipes adapted for Western cooks, Ismail Merchant's Passionate Meals takes readers on an unforgettable culinary journey. From refreshing and delicious appetizers like Cucumber Raita and spicy vegetable fritters to meat, poultry, and seafood entrees that show the author at his most creative, these tempting recipes also lend exciting new dimensions to American staples like veal, turkey, and even hamburgers.

Including an irresistible selection of breads, pickles, chutneys, and sweets which, in accordance with Indian tradition, the author shares as a gesture of good will and friendship, Ismail Merchant's Passionate Meals is ideal for casual cooking as well as large-scale entertaining. Structured like the courses of a great meal, this inventive cookbook celebrates the art of Indian cuisine in all its uniqueness and delicacy of flavor. Written in Merchant's witty and distinctive voice, and liberally spiced with personal anecdotes and reflections on Indian customs, it is an exotic feast for the senses certain to whet the appetites of chefs and diners alike.

Ismail Merchant is a passionate and inventive cook. (The New York Times)

Merchant's passion is to prepare memorable Indian dishes with all the richness of the culture itself. (The Milwaukee Journal

Author Bio: Ismail Merchant is one half of the acclaimed film production team Merchant/Ivory. Together with James Ivory, he has produced the award-winning movies A Room with a View, Howards End, The Remains of the Day, and the forthcoming Golden Bowl. Born in India, Merchant is an avid lifelong cook.

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Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
Merchant, best known for the films he makes with partner James Ivory, presents more than 200 innovative Indian recipes, many considerably less labor-intensive than traditional Indian fare. (Jan.)
Library Journal
Merchant is not only a talented film producer (with director James Ivory) but a talented-and passionate-cook. His previous book, Ismail Merchant's Indian Cuisine (LJ 8/86), is still highly regarded, and now he has gathered more of his favorite recipes, innovative and mostly quick Indian dishes for friends and family. Some of the names may sound familiar, but Merchant, a natural in the kitchen, likes to improvise, and so these really are personal recipes, accompanied by a personable and inviting text. A number of Indian cookbooks have appeared in recent months; this one is particularly recommended.
Ismail Merchant's Passionate Meals is a compendium of more than two hundred Indian-inspired recipes adapted for the Western kitchen. From Bambai Bhajya (Bombay Vegetable Fritters), Besan Walla Chana (Black Chick-Peas with Gram Flower Sauce), and Murgh Masala (Spicy Chicken Curry), to Bhuna Gosht (Pan-Roasted Lamb), Machli Dam Masala (Cod in Tomato and Basil Sauce), and Nimbu ka Achar (Sour Lemon Pickle), Ismail Merchant's Passionate Meals offers a mouth-watering, appetite satisfying spectrum of dishes to enhance any meal. Highly recommended for enthusiasts of ethnic and regional cuisines, Ismail Merchant's Passionate Meals treats the reader to Merchant's engaging personal anecdotes and reflections on Indian customs.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780140295740
Publisher:
Penguin Books India PVT, Limited
Publication date:
02/12/2001
Pages:
312

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Ismail Merchant's Passionate Meals: The New Indian Cuisine for Fearless Cooks and Adventurous Eaters 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
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If Ismail Merchant writes another book, I will definitely buy it. I have a passion for good food and consider myself a good cook. I have tried more than half the recipies in the book and got very good results. What I liked most about this book is the ease of use of ingredients. I'm very impressed by how he shortened the list of ingredients and simplified the method of cooking for most recipies which helps both, people with less time on their hand and also people who are new to Indian Cuisine.