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A definitive guide to the vast array of Indian food found in this exotic country. Where dishes vary not only from region to region but suburb to suburb, the range and scope of local specialities is endless: Moghul kormas, Assam teas and Delhi sweets being just a few. The research team behind this book travelled the length and breadth of India, talking to chefs, tasting the dishes and visiting local food producers, giving the reader an honest, insider view of the country's culinary delights and history. The photographs of Jason Lowe capture all the vibrancy and colour associated with the East, reflected in the colourful dishes whose recipes accompany them. Special open-out photographic sections illustrate the diversity of Indian herbs and spices, sweets and teas making the book extra special with their freshness and attractiveness. A must for any lover of India or Indian food. - Lucy Watson --This text refers to the Hardcover edition.

About the Author

Priya Wickramasinghe is a chef and author originally from Sri Lanka whose previous titles include Spicy and Delicious and Leith's Indian and Sri Lankan Cookery.

Carol Selva Rajah is a chef, author, teacher, and television presenter. She has written 12 cookbooks including Makan-Lah!: The True Taste of Malaysia. She also writes frequently for Australian Gourmet Traveller and many other publications.

--This text refers to the Hardcover edition.
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Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Murdoch Books (February 1, 2005)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1740454723
  • ISBN-13: 978-1740454728
  • Product Dimensions: 9.2 x 1.1 x 11.7 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 3.8 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (41 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #432,898 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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15 of 16 people found the following review helpful By Liat2768 TOP 500 REVIEWER on January 20, 2004
Format: Hardcover
This gorgeous oversized hardcover (yes amazon has the wrong picture . . .) first gave me the impression that the authors' priority would be pretty pictures and recipes would come second. I was very pleased to find that I was wrong. The book has lovely and accurate recipes for everything an Indian Kitchen should have including how to make panner (indian home made cheese) chenna (cheese used to make desserts) yoghurt, obscure indian vegetables and the main staple recipes of most indian cookbooks. I do have two complaints - the recipes are given without possible western substitutions for indian ingredients . . E.G wrapping things in bananna leaves and cooking them. Sounds great but my indian store doesn't tend to carry bananna leaves. Would foil work?? I don't know. It usually helps if a recipe is tweaked to accomodate a western supermarket. Julie Sahni's book Savoring India does that wonderfully.
Also, ocassionally there are fold out pages with little blurbs and pictures of things like street foods or snacks without a recipe for them. Nice to see but no way to cook them is provided.
I would also like to make a comment about the growing size of the cookbooks nowadays. I hated the teensy weensy pocket paperbacks but these huge SUV's of the kitchen take up the entire counter space above a cabinet and are way to long and heavy for a standard cook book holder. about six inches shorter would have worked fine although some of the pretty decor would have had to go.
All in all, a nice book for indian cooking
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By SJK on December 4, 2006
Format: Paperback
When I decided to purchase an Indian cookbook, I looked extensively through the recipes in many different ones before buying this one. Yes, the pictures alone make this a coffee table book worth having, but the recipes were also very well laid out and looked acheivable.

For a point of reference, I am a fairly experienced home cook, but not a pro by any stretch (except possibly a pro at cookbook collecting). This past Saturday night, I had a few friends over and made the following recipes (making them for the first time, I might add) - Butter Chicken, Lamb Korma, Matar Paneer, Raita, Carrot Halva (plus some spiced basmati rice). It was unbelievably scrumptious - with the added bonus of very straightforward, foolproof recipes. I hope to make my way through some more of them very soon. :)

Ditto to several other reviewers' comments that you will need some special spices/ingredients if you don't already have a kitchen stocked for Indian cooking, but nothing that I was unable to find (in the Salt Lake City area). I highly recommend this cookbook.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful By "kaycekay" on June 4, 2003
Format: Hardcover
though the cover picture is wrong but the recepies aren't- i am a professional chef with quite a good expertise in indian cuisine and in pursue to sharpen my skills in south indian- i find the recipes easy and also authentic in every aspect- the author may be a srilankan national( a wild guess by her name) but the work and the dedication has made her a authentic indian to her work. It is very appreciable hats off to the author priya. I have tried a few reciepes which are perfect and the pictures in the book are extrodinary to the western eyes bringing the streets of indian market to them..
I with no doubt give 5 star rating to this book
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By keep_shining on March 20, 2006
Format: Paperback
I bought this book at Costco not really knowing a lot about cooking Indian food, or whether or not this book was even any good. I got it prior to doing any research on all the available Indian cookbooks out there. Just to compare this cookbook with others, I decided to check out some other Indian cookbooks from the library. I checked out 2 Madhur Jaffrey cookbooks, one by Madhu Gadia (New Indian Home Cooking), and Lord Krishna's "The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking." Believe it or not, despite the good reviews with all those other cookbooks, I have found "Food of India" to be the most enjoyable, and the food being the most flavorful. I even did research on the people who provided the recipes in this book and found them to be well known Indian chefs. You will not be disappointed with this cookbook. The recipes are definitely authentic.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Nicholas R. Hunter on September 19, 2002
Format: Hardcover
This book is both gorgeous and useful. The many delicious recipes are interspersed with mini-photo essays on the geography and culture of the subcontinent. Every recipe I've tried from this book has been successful and delicious. (Try the Kasmiri chicken, cooked with yogurt, almonds, and pistachios!) However, I am lucky enough to live in a city (Houston) with a large ethnic Indian population and several sources of supply for some of the more unusual spices called for in these recipes without which it would be difficult to tackle these recipes.
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5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By spock888 on May 3, 2005
Format: Hardcover Verified Purchase
This is the ultimate Indian cookbook to own.

This book explains in detail the delicacies of various parts of India. As many people know, India has culture, language and practices that differ vastly from one state to another. This book encompasses dishes from almost all the states of India. This book also explains when a meal is eaten (e.g. breakfast, special occassion etc). The photos of people, places, and dishes add good value to the book. I have tried many recipes and are quite authentic. (Since India is a large country, the meaning of authenticity of a particular dish varies from place to place). The ingredients are easily available in any specialty grocery store. If not, you can safely substitute/omit some of the ingredients.

A must have for all Indian food cooks out there.
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