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My Indian Kitchen: Preparing Delicious Indian Meals without Fear or Fuss

My Indian Kitchen: Preparing Delicious Indian Meals without Fear or Fuss

by Hari Nayak, Jack Turkel

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"A delectable straightforward guide to regional Indian cooking." --Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef USA

In My Indian Kitchen, chef Hari Nayak shares the secrets of his family's style of Indian cooking that he learned from his mother and aunts, neighbors, local street vendors and countless friends.

With the recipes in this Indian cookbook, consistently delicious Indian food at home becomes a reality. From a perfect Mint Chutney with Samosa to a melt-in-the-mouth Chicken Tikka Masala, to Pork Vindaloo, Tandoori Chicken and Sweet Mango Yogurt Lassi, traditional Indian meals without hours and hours of work can be achieved.

Authentic Indian recipes include:
  • Cucumber and Yogurt Raita
  • Spicy Paneer Cheese Kebabs
  • Red Kidney Bean Curry
  • Street-Style Grilled Corn on the Cob
  • Fish Tikka
  • Chicken Tikka Masala
  • Spicy and Fragrant Lamb Curry
  • Baked Garlic Naan
  • Creamy Rice Pudding
  • And many more…
Having lived in the West for many years, Chef Hari understands the time for meal preparation is limited. To accommodate our busy lifestyle, the recipes in this book have been simplified, without sacrificing any of their authenticity. With Hari's guidance and time-saving tips, the ability to create Indian meals appealing to the individual tastes of the home cook can, finally, be achieved.

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ISBN-13: 9781462906376
Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
Publication date: 04/16/2012
Series: NONE
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 160
File size: 13 MB
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About the Author

Hari Nayak is part of the creative new generation of chefs from Asia and is known for his simple approach to food and staying true to the core Indian values of the dishes he creates. Hari graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked in the food industry for the past 15 years—including stints at renowned New York restaurants like Aquavit and Daniel. He now runs his own consultancy business called Gourmet Gurus. His first cookbook, Modern Indian Cooking was named "best of the season" for 2007 by the LA Times. Hari lives in New Jersey.

Jack Turkel has been a professional photographer for more than thirty-five years. His creative eye has expertly captured an impressive list of subjects and settings. He is now focusing his experience on the art of food photography and styling.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Memories From My Indian Kitchen
Indian Food is More Than Just Curry
Pairing Wines with Indian Food
A Few Simple Techniques
Some Helpful Tools
Introduction to Indian Ingredients
Chapter 1
Indian Spice Mixes

  • Indian Five Spice Mix

  • Ginger-Garlic Paste

  • Red Masala Paste

  • Indian Grilling and Roasting Rub

  • Aromatic Spice Mix

  • Vindaloo Curry Paste

  • Dhaba Spice

  • Green Chili Masala

  • Home-Style Garam Masala

  • Chaat Masala

Chapter 2
Chutneys and Accompaniments

  • Plum-Tomato Chutney with Mustard Seeds

  • Garlic and Peanut Chutney

  • Mint Chutney

  • South Indian Coconut Chutney

  • Sweet Mango Chutney

  • Spicy Apricot Chutney

  • Cucumber and Onion Chaat

  • Spiced Garlic

  • Avocado and Roasted Cumin Raita

  • Cucumber and Yogurt Raita

  • Pineapple and Beet Raita

  • Carrot Yogurt Slaw

  • Green Mango Pickle

Chapter 3

  • Shrimp Bruschetta

  • Crispy Masala Fish Fingers

  • Crunchy Potato and Corn Croquettes

  • Spicy Paneer Cheese Kebabs

  • Spiced Meatballs

  • Smoky Eggplant Dip

  • Masala Pappadums

  • Pomegranate and Mint Potato Salad Shrimp and Apple Salad

  • Samosas Three Ways

  • Split Pea Fritters

  • Potato and Onion Fritters

  • Moong Dal and Cucumber Salad Fruit Chaat

Chapter 4
Soups and Dals

  • Broccoli Soup with Walnuts

  • Spinach Soup

  • Fiery South Indian Tomato Soup

  • Indian-Style Lentil Soup

  • Northern Chickpea Curry

  • Spicy Urad Beans

  • Yellow Mung Beans with Spinach

  • Black-Eyed Peas with Mushrooms

  • Spicy Mixed Beans and Lentils

  • Delicious Everyday Dal

  • Red Kidney Bean Curry

Chapter 5
Vegetables and Cheese Dishes

  • Hyderabadi Mixed Vegetables

  • Street-Style Grilled Corn on the Cob

  • Stir-fried Vegetables with Yogurt

  • Bengali Potatoes with Spices

  • Spicy Coconut Green Beans

  • Paneer Cheese

  • Smoky Fire-Roasted Eggplant

  • Pumpkin with Coconut

  • Mushrooms and Corn in a Spicy Curry

  • Cauliflower with Ginger and Cumin

  • Stir-Fried Okra

  • Pureed Spinach with Cheese Balls

  • Zucchini with Lentils and Roasted Garlic

  • Stir-Fried Paneer Cheese with Bell Peppers

  • Mangalore Spiced Potatoes

Chapter 6
Fish and Seafood

  • Fish Tikka

  • Salmon Kebabs

  • Masala-Baked Red Snapper

  • Masala-Crusted Tilapia

  • Malabar Crab Curry

  • Tandoori Skewered Shrimp

  • Stir-Fried Telicherry Mussels

  • Spicy Scallops with Grilled Pineapple Chutney

  • Goan-Style Squid

  • Chili Shrimp with Curry Leaves and Coconut

  • Stir-Fried Shrimp

  • Five Spice Blackened Salmon

  • Mangalore Fish Curry

Chapter 7
Poultry and Meat

  • Pepper Chicken

  • Lemon and Saffron Chicken Kebabs

  • Chicken Curry in a Curry

  • Coconut Chicken Curry

  • Chicken Tikka Masala

  • Tandoori Chicken

  • Madras Chicken

  • Traditional Lamb Curry

  • Kerala Coconut Beef

  • Spicy Lamb Burgers

  • Marinated Roast Leg of Lamb

  • Spicy and Fragrant Lamb Curry

  • Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salad

  • Pork Vindaloo

  • Masala Lamb Chops

Chapter 8
Bread and Rice

  • Plain Basmati Rice

  • Coconut Shrimp Biriyani

  • Fragrant Lamb Biriyani

  • Black-Eyed Peas and Rice

  • Saffron Chicken Biriyani

  • Lemon Rice with Peanuts

  • Indian Fried Rice

  • Tamarind Rice

  • Basmati Rice with Whole Spices

  • Mint Rice with Potatoes and Toasted Cumin

  • Baked Garlic Naan

  • Whole-Wheat Griddle Breads

  • Fried Puffed Bread

  • Flaky Paratha Breads Stuffed with Potatoes

Chapter 9
Desserts and Drinks

  • Watermelon Mint Ice

  • Sweet Mangoes in a Creamy Custard

  • Sweetened Yogurt with Saffron and Pistachios

  • Pistachio Mango Ice Cream

  • Pistachio Biscotti

  • Chai Creme Brulee

  • Almond Butter Cookies

  • Creamy Rice Pudding

  • Mumbai Fruit Punch

  • Mint Lime Cooler

  • Sweet Mango Yogurt Lassi

  • Ginger Cardamom Chai

  • Indian Lemonade

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