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Unique, amazing recipes...but increase the spices (except the salt)!
on January 3, 2013
I've used this book for years now, and made many, many delicious recipes - the tomato sambal and cilantro-mint chutney, especially, are favorites. This vegetarian compendium is a mainstay in my kitchen, because of a wealth of vegetarian recipes that don't rely on unhealthy dairy products and eggs, like the great majority of American vegetarian cookbooks do. Many of these recipes will be very spicy, and in fact I often use less chillies or chili powder than called for, but I always heap the tablespoons and teaspoons of spices called for - if I don't, some of the recipes end up a bit too bland for my tastes. Also, on most recipes I decrease the amount of oil and salt called for by 1/3 - 1/2; I suspect that Jaffrey has developed a stronger taste for salts and oils that is all-too common in the restaurant and cooking industries, although really not necessary to make a delicious meal. Try anything and everything in this book, and don't be shy of adding more than the recommended spice amounts!