Located in northwestern India, Gujarat is known as the country's "Garden State" and is renowned for its vegetarian specialties. Flavorful India showcases the cuisine of Gujarat-from street foods like crunchy snack mix and vegetable fritters, to traditional home-cooked dishes that feature an abundance of locally available vegetables like okra, eggplant, bottle gourd, and many varieties of beans. Spicy dals, delicate flatbreads, and traditional sweets and beverages bring the Gujarati dining experience full circle. A chapter on the meat, poultry and fish specialties that are enjoyed in the region is also included.
These hearty, home-style recipes will introduce many to a new dimension in Indian cuisine that is rarely found in Indian restaurants or cookbooks. Most of the recipes are simple and easy to prepare, with ingredients that are readily found in typical supermarkets. A few feature vegetables and ingredients from Gujarat that most Indian grocery stores can supply. Step-by-step instructions, along with a comprehensive guide to spices and ingredients, will help readers navigate the Indian grocery store and prepare authentic Gujarati meals with ease.