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The Big Book of Curry Recipes (Big Book Recipes 1) [Kindle Edition]

Dyfed Lloyd Evans
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Book Description

Curries are one of the world's culinary success stories. They are now prepared, in various guises throughout the globe. Curries were originally developed in the Indus valley some 4000 or more years ago. Indian traders introduced them to Southeast Asia and East Africa whilst buddhist monks introduced them to south Asia and East Asia. The British introduced them to the remainder of the world. This book contains over 780 recipes for curries and curry-associated dishes with recipes for starters, main courses, accompaniments, breads, pickles, curry pastes and spice blends, and drinks from the Indian sub-Continent. Also included are curries from the remainder of Asia, from Africa and from the Caribbean. In addition there is a whole chapter on how to prepare restaurant-style curries for the home and on modern British curries as well as a chapter on historic curry recipes, beginning with the first curry recipe in English, from 1747. This book brings together the whole world of curries and curry recipes in one place.

This second edition of the book has been completely revised, with the addition of a new chapter on Diwali (Festival of Lights) recipes and additional recipes in other chapters. The African curries section has been extended with Cape Malay curries. Chapters now included are: Starters; Meat-based Curries, Chicken Curries, Fish Curries, Vegetarian Curries, Accompaniments, Desserts, Breads, Snacks and Savouries, Drinks, Relishes and Pickles, Diwali Recipes, Spice Blends, Historic Curries, South Asian Curries, Southeast Asian Curries, East Asian Curries, African Curries, Caribbean Curries and Restaurant and British Curries. This is the most comprehensive view of curries from around the world ever published.

Product Details

  • File Size: 3889 KB
  • Print Length: 781 pages
  • Publisher: Nemeton; 2 edition (July 10, 2012)
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B008K9EXII
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Lending: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #705,333 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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5.0 out of 5 stars A virtual encyclopedia of Curry! November 13, 2012
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This is one of the most comprehensive curry books on the market, containing recipes from almost everywhere that curry exists. Although overwhelming at first, it is a valuable compendium and a must-have for curry eenthusiasts.
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
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Man, what an incredible collection of curry recipes! I love curries and enjoy creating authentic varieties at home. I have a number of curry cookbooks but NOTHING which comes close to the astoundingly diverse collection found in this book. The author goes so far as to include recipes for restaurant versions of popular curries. Well known, mainstream types or obscure, unknown (to most curry neophytes) curries are now availiable to us all; so get your copy of this invaluable book and "go to creatin'".
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4.0 out of 5 stars I hope this is published in paper some day! November 12, 2013
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I will definitely buy it!

Great curry book! Not just good recipes, but great info about the regions and ingredients. I even found some things I had never seen in any other cookbook, like the soup using banana peels, which was actually very good! Some are basic recipes, as in any large book like this, but you will find many unique and delicious recipes. I did notice a low number of poultr y recipes, as another reviewer noted, and that there is a large number of lamb recipes, sort of reflecting the use of these meats over there, which may not be as useful in the US. And, as in most Indian books, there is a decent number of vegetarian recipes, though not as many dal recipes as I would have liked. Great spice mix recipes, at lest the few that I have tried so far, out of the many that are there.

I am not a fan of cooking from kindle, and especially with recipes such as many of these, with a high number of ingredients, the number of pages for one recipe can become excessive. I have borrowed many books, and if I liked them, bought them in paper, then returned the kindle copy. This is the only one I have considered buying, though I am really hoping that they publish paper.
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2.0 out of 5 stars Didn't like it. January 28, 2013
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It was not easy to read on my Kindle. I was disappointed in the amount of recipes - would have liked more recipes for chicken and other meats with curry.
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4.0 out of 5 stars The Big Book of Curry Recipes October 8, 2012
By nemec
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If you love the flavor of Curry than this is a must have. So many recipes that will please you and several that will surprise you.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Excellent recipies September 9, 2012
By lizann
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Great book of curry history as well as recipes. Is the book available (non kindle type)?? Would love to pass it around to my family not all of whom have Kindles.
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More About the Author

Dyfed Lloyd Evans was born on the Lŷn Peninsula, North Wales in 1967. Educated as a scientist, in London and Cambridge he has worked in both research and publishing. His interest has always been cookery, countryside and Celtic literature. These interests were brought together in his Celtnet website ( He has been working on ancient Welsh texts and historic cookery books for over 20 years and this research is now being turned into a series of eBooks. His first work, the Guide to Spices and Their Uses was first published in 2008 and is now available as a kindle eBook. He has also published a number of poems, which are anthologiezed as 'Memories of Myth and Man'.

Since 2004 he has been working on the Celtnet Recipes website: where recipes from across the globe and historic recipe books are collected and published. He is also the writer of the blog, Dyfed's Adventures in Publishing:

He is currently working on the final edit of his first novel, Devil's Due, which is due to appear shortly.

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