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Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking

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Finally back in print—the definitive volume on Indian vegetarian cooking. Created by a noted author and lecturer, Lord Krishna's Cuisine features more than 500 recipes, filled with fresh produce and herbs, delicate spices, hot curries, and homemade dairy products. All recipes are based on readily available ingredients and have been scrupulously adapted for American kitchens. The recipes are enlivened by the author's anecdotes and personal reminiscences of her years in India, including stories of gathering recipes...

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Overview

Finally back in print—the definitive volume on Indian vegetarian cooking. Created by a noted author and lecturer, Lord Krishna's Cuisine features more than 500 recipes, filled with fresh produce and herbs, delicate spices, hot curries, and homemade dairy products. All recipes are based on readily available ingredients and have been scrupulously adapted for American kitchens. The recipes are enlivened by the author's anecdotes and personal reminiscences of her years in India, including stories of gathering recipes from royal families and temple cooks, which had been jealously guarded for centuries. Hailed by Gourmet as "definitive," and as "a marvelous source for vegetarians" by Bon Appetit, Devi has created the landmark work on the world's most sophisticated vegetarian cuisine. Repackaged and evocatively illustrated, Lord Krishna's Cuisine unlocks the mysteries of the most healthful and delicious recipes of the world.

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Editorial Reviews

Publishers Weekly - Publisher's Weekly
This impressive volume introduces light, nutritious food that lends itself to attractive presentation. Piquant pairings include banana-and-pomegranate salad, minted cucumbers and strawberries, and lemon stuffed with almond-chickpea pate. Such elegant dishes might easily grace the most sophisticated table without a whisper of the pedestrian connotations sometimes associated with vegetarian cooking. A prodigious, 800-page labor of love illustrated with lovely, delicate line drawings, the meticulous, encyclopedic cookbook faithfully reflects the philosophy that cooking is ``a spiritual experience . . . a means of expressing love and devotion to the Supreme Lord, Krishna.'' The most esoteric ingredients are defined and demystified. And mail-order sources will help readers locate the requisite bitter melon, tamarind concentrate and white poppy seeds. The author is a cooking instructor in the U.S. and England. (September 1)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780525245643
  • Publisher: Penguin Group (USA) Incorporated
  • Publication date: 9/28/1987
  • Pages: 816
  • Sales rank: 113,118
  • Product dimensions: 7.88 (w) x 10.40 (h) x 1.94 (d)

Meet the Author

A noted cookbook author, lecturer, and teacher, Yamuna Devi began her culinary apprenticeship more than thirty years ago with A. C. Bhaktivedanta Swami, with whom she studied for eleven years. As a food historian, she continues to research regional cuisines through extensive travels in India. She lives in British Columbia.

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  • Posted February 10, 2014

    My favorite Indian cookbook!

    I'm an American, but when I make these recipes my Indian friends ask me for the recipes!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 10, 2012

    Highly Recommended

    Yamuna Devi is the Julia Child of Indian Cooking.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 17, 2005

    Enormous variety, good authenticity

    I have made different recipes from this book every week for over a year now and have barely made a dent!! Some I have made over and over and I have only come across a few that I didnt love. Once you have your arsenal of spices on hand most recipes are simple to follow and easy to prepare for. This book is a staple guide for any vegetarian or vegan who wants a lot of very savory choices beyond the stir fry and lentil burger.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 17, 2001

    The definitive book on indian cuisine

    If your going to buy one book on indian cooking, this is the one to buy.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 26, 2001

    A must-have for all Vegetarians

    I was desperately looking for a good book for Vegetarian Food. I ordered this one based on the review I read at a popular Indian Site www.recipedelights.com. Well, this book turned out to be everything and more. A must have for all vegetarians. Recipes in this book follow strict Vedic rules.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 7, 2000

    The absolute best Indian cookbook

    Yamuna Devi has written the ultimate book on Indian cooking. It also addresses the deeper meaning of cooking by explaining the Vedic concepts of cooking as service to God. Such an intention makes the food sublimely delicious, nourishing and life-supporting. I have used the book for years. Try the dhokla--it's an amazing recipe. You will not find a better Indian cookbook anywhere. Thanks, Yamuna!

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