My Indian Cookbook

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About The Book

All the rich flavors and exquisite dishes of India are now accessible to homecooks everywhere. My Indian Cookbook is a relaxed, present-day spice journey that has a confident and fresh approach towards cooking with ease. It allows your taste buds to be taken on a journey where the myths are exposed and the message simplified, so that you can be a master of your own spice kitchen.

My Indian Cookbook is a primer, refresher and introduction to Indian cuisine with a sensibility for hectic schedules. It brings Indian cookery up-to-date and will provide you with the basics and inspiration to forge your own path and try something new. You don’t need to re-create huge opulent feasts. You can make one dish to add to the rest of the meal or dip in and out of the book as the mood suits you.

Pantry stapes, a must-have spice list, alternative ingredients, step-by-step illustrations for tricky techniques, and a menu planner accompany an exquisite yet easy-to-follow recipe collection.

Sample recipes

Light bites: carrot and chickpea pancakes, fish fritters, coriander and chili crab balls, sesame and ginger skewers, and more.  

Vegetables and lentils: chana masala, Baigan bharta, dhal makhani, beetroot curry

Fish, Meat and Poultry: Masalas roast lamb, mussels in chili, ginger and curry lead broth, saffron pot roast chicken, fish in tamarind sauce

Breads and rice: mint parantha, seeded naan bread, mixed vegetable roti, onion and coriander stuffed naan

Salads: tomato pickled ginger side salad, bean and lentil, steamed green beans in tomato mustard dressing

Pickles and chutneys: cucumber, carrot and mint chutney, South Indian eggplant pickle, fruit chutney, apple pickle.

Desserts and drinks: pistachio kulfi, almond and saffron cake, creamy honey and raisin vermicelli pots, masala chai, chili hot chocolate.

This comprehensive book is a modern and familiar collection of accessible recipes that should be shared over and over again to inspire friends and family. Whether you’ve never had Indian food or want to make your favorite dishes at home, this is the perfect cookbook.

Excerpt

Sticky, Hot Mango and Lime Pickle
 
Fresh:
4 raw mangoes, peeled and cut into medium-sized cubes
grated zest and juice of 1 lime
Spices:
2 tablespoons chilli powder
2 teaspoons panch phoran
Pantry/Larder:
175g soft brown sugar
2 tablespoons oil
¼ teaspoon salt, to taste
 
*Makes about 75g
Preparation time: 10 minutes
Standing time: 15 minutes
Cooking Time: 10-15 minutes
 
1.In a bowl, toss the mangoes with 1 ½ teaspoon salt and the chilli powder. Leave to stand for 15 minutes.
 
2.Heat the oil in a large frying pan or wok over a low-medium heat. Add the panch phoran and stir-fry for 25 seconds.
 
3.Next, add the chilli-coated mango cubes, toss and cook for 6-8 minutes, then add the lime zest, juice and salt to taste. Cover with a lid and cook for 5-7 minutes.
 
4.Add the sugar, salt and cook, uncovered, until any liquid has evaporated and the mangoes are tender and not mushy.
 
5.Remove the pan from the heat and cool. Place in a sterilized jar with a tight-fitting lid and refrigerate for up 2-3 weeks
 
 

Product Details

  • Publisher: Weldon Owen (September 2016)
  • Length: 256 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781681881140

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