"An impressive and useful addition to the canon." — Publishers Weekly , starred review
"Only have room for one go-to book for Indian home cooking on your shelf? This is it." — Booklist
Indian for Everyone is the third book by Anupy Singla, by far her most stunning and comprehensive offering yet. Singla is America's favorite authority on Indian home cooking, and her expertise with delicious, healthful recipes has endeared her to fans everywhere. This new book opens up the true simplicity and flavor of Indian food for anyone, regardless of dietary restrictions or familiarity.
Singla's recipes feature popular favorites, regional specialties, and—unlike any other Indian cookbook—alternative preparation styles for every recipe. Included are quick-and-easy adaptations for making a meal vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, or even in the slow cooker. Beginners appreciate the book's step-by-step instructions, while veteran home cooks now have a reference point for family favorites, including little-known instructions and standard cook times.
With deeply personal, detailed stories behind these recipes, readers see how healthy cooking connected Singla's family through many generations and disparate cultural heritages. More than the next great Indian cookbook, this is the next great American cookbook sure to become a staple of every family's collection.
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About the Author
Anupy Singla is the author of the best-selling titles, The Indian Slow Cooker (Agate Surrey, 2010) and Vegan Indian Cooking (Agate Surrey, 2012), both of which have been the top-selling Indian cookbooks since their release. She is the founder and CEO of Indian as Apple Pie, her company that creates and sells custom spice blends as well as unique homegoods.
Singla blogs at IndianASapplepie.com, and her writing has been featured in many print and online outlets. She formerly worked as an on-air TV reporter and anchor for CLTV News, the cable arm of the Tribune Company broadcasting and sister station to Chicago's WGN-TV, and for Bloomberg TV. Her books have been praised in Better Homes & Gardens , Good Housekeeping , and the Wall Street Journal. Singla lives with her husband and two young daughters in Chicago, IL.
Table of Contents
Getting Started 11
Tools of the Trade 11
Indian Spices and Herbs 16
The Fridge and Pantry 23
The Basics: Spice Blends, Chutneys, Shortcuts, and Beverages 30
Street Foods and Snacks 58
Sabji: Vegetable Stir-Fries 92
Dal: Lentil and Bean Soups 116
Vegetable Curries 146
Poultry, Meat, and Seafood 182
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
I have fond memories of going to a huge Indian festival in Texas (of all places!), and just enjoying the culture and food--especially the food! Real curries, kabobs and the most incredible desserts have long remained a delicious memory for me. I was delighted to receive this book to recreate some amazing Indian food for myself and my family. This beautiful book is well laid out in a very thoughtful manner. You start with 'Tools of the Trade', letting you know what tools are necessary for recipes in this book. From there you move to 'Indian Spices and Herbs', a sort of glossary of the different spices used. 'The Fridge and Pantry' come next, and then you move right into the recipes. Instead of trying to buy pre-mixed versions of spices such as Tandoori or Garam Masala, why not make your own? Multiple spice mixes are laid out here before moving on to Chutneys and more. I love that you won't find a store-bought curry powder in any of these recipes. Instead, you have a delightful, mix of authentic Indian spices. The author leans vegan, so there is tofu recipes scattered throughout, but meat dishes are included as well. On the other side, if you're vegetarian or vegan, there are often substitutes listed to make the dish available to you as well. My daughters love Naan (bread), so they were delighted to see the recipe included here. I forsee a baking day with all of us in the kitchen trying our hand at this luscious Indian bread. This is a lovely, high-quality book that is wonderful to cook from, but is equally at home on the coffee table available for browsing at any time. A delight to cook from, I highly recommend this cookbook! I received a copy of this book from Agate Publishing for my honest review. All thoughts and opinions are my own.