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The Healthy Indian Diet Paperback – June 26, 2011
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About the Author
Raj R. Patel, M.D. is a resident physician interested in how nutrition can help prevent chronic disease. He scoured the scientific literature on diet and learned what the benefits of the Mediterranean Diet and other traditional cuisines are to human health. His research eventually led him to write "The Healthy Indian Diet." He lives in Houston.
Anuja Balasubramanian and Hetal Jannu, co-founders of ShowMeTheCurry.com, use their step-by-step cooking videos to guide viewers to create delicious and healthy Indian cuisine at home. They provide a modern and practical approach to traditional Indian cooking, much of which appears in "The Healthy Indian Diet." They live and play in Dallas.
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While the scientific background is accessible and interesting,the book's unique contribution is its thesis that the staples of traditional Indian diets are healthy. At the back, the book provides a few dozen recipes for some of the classic Indian dishes. What's impressive is that all parts of India are represented; I was especially happy to see a recipe from Bengal, which hardly ever makes it into mainstream recipe books. The healthier twist on some of the less nutritious favorites is also really useful--I can't say I'm ever going to give up dosa, even if it's glycemic load is high--but I am definitely willing to cook healthier dosa without compromising taste.
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the recipes are not that great. buy this book for understanding how to approach the Indian diet not for recipes.
It was fascinating, and a little scary, to learn how our modern diet of unrefined grains and processed foods is impacting our health and causing a chronic disease epidemic. The recommended traditional Indian diet is similar to the Mediterranean diet in that it focuses on a colorful assortment of vegetables and also includes lean meat/fish (depending on the region). The book also highlights the benefits of different spices, oils, etc. which makes it a very practical guide. There are several healthy recipes at the end though it's really easy to Google Indian recipes these days and adjust them yourself (e.g. use yogurt instead of cream when making palak paneer).
I'd recommend this book to anyone with an interest in Indian food and/or someone trying to understand the cause behind today's chronic diseases (diabetes, heart disease, etc.). Somebody should send Dr. Oz a copy - it's the type of book he'd surely approve of!
It has a lot of healthful information.
I was so facanatied with this book, when I started reading it it was hard to put it down.
Most recent customer reviews
Here is a great book to add to your library. It teaches you so much.