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Entice With Spice: Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People [Indian Cookbook, 95 Recipes] Hardcover – September 10, 2010
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"An excellent beginning Indian cookbook; highly recommended." —Library Journal
"A must-have for food enthusiasts who do not have the luxury of time. The book has diverse and generational appeal for anyone who relishes Indian food." —The Times of India
"[A]n excellent beginning Indian cookbook; highly recommended."—Library Journal
"Shubhra is a great cooking instructor. She is teaching food she knows intimately, and yet she is always learning something new and bringing that to the kitchen. Her passion for Indian food and her ability to pass that on to her students is her greatest gift. She removes the mystery from Indian cooking and makes it easy, quick and tasty." —Jason Cammack, Culinary Coordinator, Sur La Table
"Shubhra's approach to Indian cuisine is easy, straightforward, and utterly delicious. I have had the opportunity to work with her on a few Community events and her cooking style, the simplicity of the recipes, and the passion behind her work has made me a fan for life!" —Nick Fisher, Whole Foods Market
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As cookbooks go, this one is an absolute delight for the eyes. It is full of exceptional 'how to' photographs. Heck, this book is just one wonderful page of appropriate and helpful photographs after the next. Check out pages 56 and 57 where Shubhra walks you through the process of making dosa.
First section I started working from when I got my copy was the section on breads. She answered so many questions in this book about the best ways to make Indian breads in the home kitchen. Chapati. Naan. Besan Ki Roti. Aloo Ka Paratha. Poori. And my favorite: the puffed up 'beignet' of Indian breads, the bhatura. Again, spectacular photographs, making this my default grab-this-off-the-shelf-first book on Indian cooking.
Yeah, the sub-heading of this book is 'Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People'. And the book stays true to that theme. She has done a first rate job of understanding the logic of how these dishes come together and communicating the preparation of the dishes in steps that are easy to follow and fairly fool-proof. One of the very nice touches is that most of the recipes come with recommendations on pairing with breads or other recipes in the book.
Page 33: Lentils. Photos of the 7 most common lentils with descriptive info.Read more ›
I had to find out where our local Indian grocery was to get the new spices and herbs. I'd say I bought about a dozen new items that weren't previously in my spice drawer. Garam masala and carom seeds are my favorites of the new spices I've been using.
I've tried the following recipes:
Chicken tika masala
Fragrant chicken curry
Oven baked tandoori chicken
Dad's baked salmon
Potato and pea curry
Spiced cauliflower and potatoes
Mushroom and pea curry
Vegetables and coconut curry
Rice with cumin seed and peas
All of them have been really tasty. When I cook the fish curry again, I'll use a more delicate fish. I used cod and it seemed a bit hearty for the dish. Red snapper was in the recipe, but I had cod in the freezer.
My favorite is the "fragrant chicken curry." The mint and cilantro combination with the chicken was really superb.
When I was cooking for my wife, I cut out the cayenne pepper because she likes spices, but not the heat that cayenne gives. The recipes still tasted great without the cayenne. When I cook for myself, I use the cayenne as directed. Perfect for me. I like some heat.
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Probably the Indian cookbook I would start with when building an Indian cookbook collection. The recipes work and there are enough to get into the style, without being... Read morePublished 23 days ago by Logical thinker
These are wonderful easy to follow recipe. I like it so much that I am buying my bestie one as well.Published 2 months ago by chucky
This is a good cookbook but I really have not used it much in two years. I would recommend though as a general indian cookbook, although it does not have a recipe for butter... Read morePublished 2 months ago by Amanda
Item arrived quickly, very well packaged, and exactly as described. I'm happy with my purchase. Thank you.Published 7 months ago by missxenia
My allergist, Dr. Kancherla, recommended this book to me. I love it! I can't have gluten, so it's my charge to find ingredients my body can manage (no modern grains, blah blah... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Suzanne Marie Stanton
Of all the Indian cookbooks I've bought, this is one of my favorites and the one I use most of the time. I love the recipes and most of my "go to" recipes are found it it. Read morePublished 8 months ago by John L
This is it! I have been searching all over the internet for recipes and recipe books that allow me to make Indian food that tastes like what you can get in a restaurant. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Whitney Warren