- Paperback: 256 pages
- Publisher: Oxmoor House; Borders Bargain Book edition (2006)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 084873162X
- ISBN-13: 978-0848731625
- Product Dimensions: 12.7 x 8.7 x 0.9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
- Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars See all reviews (22 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #238,218 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Savoring India Paperback – 2006
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Ms. Sahni's vast knowledge of every aspect of her subject makes the narrative an enjoyable read. The informative sidebars are chock full of interesting factoids about spices, cooking methods, utensils, Indian holidays and rituals.
And the recipes are to die for!
Intrigued by the name, the first recipe I tried was 'Richeiado', a Goan spiced rubbed shrimp dish. The recipe was easy to follow and the results were beyond belief. The shrimp were perfectly grilled, spicy and delicious. It's an unusual dish that you won't find on the menu of your local Indian restaurant. Then I tried the 'Aloo Gohbi'. In the hands of Julie Sahni this traditional cauliflower and potato staple becomes a paean to the magical simplicity of Indian home cooking. The vegetables meld perfectly into the subtle flavors of the turmeric, cumin and garam masala.
It seems that there is a fabulous recipe for just about every region of India. I'm looking forward to cooking and eating my way through all of them. If you love Indian food, (if you love food!)even if you are new to cooking it, 'Savoring India' is the book to own. It is a real feast for the body, mind and senses.
If you're a vegetarian like me, this books offers mostly all vegetarian recipies. Even the meat recipies, which are few can be altered to accomodate tofu or tempeh, which is what I have done. It's really all about those incredible spice mixtures!
As a bonus, Savoring India gives insight into the origins of indian spices and folklore. This is one of my favorite cookbooks by far!
The photography is INCREDIBLE, giving you the flavor of the place and the people, why they do spice blends, and how they dress up the table, what meals mean to them, all sorts of background. The book is worth the price for the photography alone, and would make a great travelogue.
The recipies are clear, though not easy. I prepared two full menus (4 courses each). It took HOURS, because they have you doing everything from the ground up - and finding all those spices here in the states was quite difficult. One example is: Makhani Murgh. You start with day old chicken tandoori. So you have to make that first.
However, with some help from the rest of the family (cooking Indian food has become a family affair, everyone gets involved, does their part, and has fun), having never prepared any Indian food before, we were able to create very authentic and tasty dishes.
I highly recomend this book.
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The book dealer from whom this book was purchased by me is honest,reliable. The book arrived in excellent condition just as advertised. Read morePublished 22 months ago by miki
The pictures are as sumptuous as the recipes. And, you can't beat Julie Sahni's recipes. This is a coffee table travel book as well as cookbook.Published on February 9, 2014 by L. Petersen
You can tell by the cover that the book is spectacular. It's exotic and luxurious--and so informative. The photos make me feel like I'm right there. Read morePublished on December 6, 2013 by seagypsy
This is one of the best cookbooks for people wanting to cook Indian cuisine. Very informative with clear instruction and photographs.
Highly recommended. Read more
I certainly did not think that I would be able to get this book at the price I paid for it when it had previously been advertised several hundred dollars more than I paid. Read morePublished on February 21, 2013 by Norma J. Kraus
I love to cook and I love to read about cooking, all about it. I can't think of a cookbook I've read (and my cookbook collection is in the hundreds of volumes) that has been more... Read morePublished on January 15, 2012 by Barbara
For real food lovers, it is pretty hard to go wrong with Williams-Sonoma publications. The photography in this book is absolutely gorgeous; great pictures of the food and also of... Read morePublished on June 29, 2011 by C. J. Thompson
I own hundreds of cookbooks and have a huge variety of Indian cookbooks ,but this is one of the best..... excellent!!Published on March 15, 2011 by GGBasile58
This is a gorgeous book, filled with some of the most delicious Indian recipes anywhere. The recipes are not difficult and photographs give the reader an understanding of how the... Read morePublished on February 27, 2010 by Robin