"Filled with incredible recipes, creative, thoughtful technique, and delightful stories, Vij's invites the home cook into the bustling kitchen of what has been called one of the finest Indian restaurants in the world." (Cookbook Digest 2007-02-01)
"Admit it. You get cravings for Indian food. But it's time to look beyond takeout standards like butter chicken. These days, Indian-inspired menus mix and match cultures and tastes. Invite friends for a buffet full of flavour and spicy aromas, and rent a Bollywood movie. Go Indian -- it's a memorable way to entertain." (Style at Home Magazine 2007-03-01)
"From the twin kitchens of their wildly successful restaurants, Vij's and Rangoli, and now in the pages of their cookbook Vij's: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine, Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala have changed the way we experience Indian food." (Eat Magazine 2007-05-30)
"[The recipes are] made all the easier by clear instructions and an excellent introductory section called 'In the Indian Kitchen' that elucidates both technique and ingredients." (Focus Magazine 2007-07-01)
Vikram Vij was born in India and grew up in Amritsar and Mumbai. He studied hotel management in Salzburg, Austria, before moving to Canada to work at the Banff Springs Hotel. He opened the original 14-seat Vij's Restaurant in Vancouver in 1994.
Meeru Dhalwala was born in India but moved to Washington, D.C., at a young age. Prior to moving to Canada, she worked on human rights and international development projects. She and Vikram live in Vancouver.
What great recipes! The lamb popsicles are a must! This cookbook isn't for the chef who wants to be in a and out of the kitchen in an hour however. Read morePublished 4 months ago by coravd
Unlike many other reviewers, I have not had the pleasure of dining in the restaurant in Vancouver from which the recipes in this book come. Read morePublished 5 months ago by Violetta
We have eaten at Viji's Vancouver and LOVE it. My husband likes to try new recipes, much to my delight; he is very happy with this cook book and will happily buy the next one.Published 6 months ago by Scottish Lass
The flavors are really very nice and they modernize and Westernize Indian cuisine fairly intelligently, but the book was sent to press a bit prematurely I think. Read morePublished 7 months ago by peederj
So happy I could get this for my friends. We all ate at Shanik's and have wonderful memories. Looking forward to more!Published 15 months ago by Vicky Dean Swart
Excellent. We've only had it a month and already made many delicious recipes, including a couple of lamb curries, a chicken curry, a chickpea curry, a mango tomato curry, a potato... Read morePublished 23 months ago by Settled In Seattle
It's a lovely book, well-edited, and the recipes are easy to follow. I made Vij's black chickpea curry this weekend and it just might be the best curry I've ever made at home, and... Read morePublished on July 29, 2013 by Theodore C. Bale
This restaurant and book were recommended to me by a friend. While I live about 3-1/2 hours from Vancouver, I haven't been able to make it up to the restaurant yet. Read morePublished on July 5, 2013 by AEGen