In this charming volume, an independent food scholar explores her Parsi heritage and provides a wide range of recipes that should prove revelatory even for home cooks used to whipping up a biryani at a moment's notice. Though it shares similarities with other subcontinental cuisines-a reliance on ghee, a taste for curry, a deep affection for vegetables-Parsi food is unique in many ways, hinting at its Persian ancestry with ample use of eggs, while nodding toward Europe through savory custards and rich desserts. Many recipes are both unusual and deeply comforting: onions, young garlic, and leeks turn rich and buttery in an Allium Confit, and Braised Greens, spiked with cayenne, are vegetables gone to heaven. Cauliflower, eggs and grated cheese take a decadent turn in Mother's Wobbly Caulfilower Custard. King even makes organ meats appealing: Chicken Livers in Green Masala is a luscious take on the underused ingredient, bright with cumin, chiles and coriander. King also has novel uses for goat brains, kid's trotters and tongue, an intriguing challenge for intrepid home cooks. Perhaps most delightful is her brief introduction to Parsi history and culture, which tells both the author's story as an Indian expatriate in Berkeley, and the fascinating background of one of the world's most sophisticated cuisines.
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An essential book for those with Parsi heritage & also a great for those who are interested in Indian cuisine!Published 2 months ago by Wolfmama
This doesn't have any pictures. If that doesn't matter to you it's probably fine, but I haven't used it since I got it, months ago, because it doesn't inspire me. Read morePublished 6 months ago by kw987654321
"My Bombay Kitchen" is eminently readable, written in an intimate conversational stylen by San Francisco-based Niloufer Ichaporia King. Read morePublished 23 months ago by Aare
Unlike the rest of the women in my family, I'm not an intuitive cook. But I can follow a recipe, and when a cookbook is written so that I feel like my mother is in the kitchen... Read morePublished on July 18, 2013 by Tuckerscorner
Buy this book for the fabulous recipes, not for illustrations, altho David King's drawings are sweetly done. Read morePublished on December 10, 2012 by rimtraveler
I have personally cooked the majority of the recipes in this cookbook, so I feel I can write a review with some authority. Every single recipe I have used has turned out well. Read morePublished on August 27, 2012 by E.D.
Amazing recipes and the instructions are easy to follow. A number of these dishes are even better the second day!Published on May 17, 2012 by Lisi
This is an excellent Indian cook book! You must try the Cardamon Cake recipe! It's simple, easy to prepare and delicious! I highly recommend this cook book.Published on October 3, 2011 by K. Smith