We've been looking for an Indian cookbook off and on for months (something to reproduce some of the entrees at the great Indian buffets here in Seattle). Many cookbooks are too obscure, using ingredients that are impossible to find or impossible to even determine what they are. Others are so basic that they seem modified to meet western ideas about what tastes good.
When I saw this book with Betty Crocker in the title, I thought, "Yeah, right. I'm sure Betty knows all about aloo gobi and masala dosa..." But it turns out she does!
This is a remarkable cookbook with many of the traditional dishes in easy-to-use (yet authentic) recipes. Spices are recognizable and when ground fresh with a mortar and pestle they are very aromatic and delicious.
We were very favorably surprised. Way to go Betty!