Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking

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Vegetarian India is such a beautifully produced book that you would hate to tuck it away on a shelf. An excellent cookbook by Madhur Jaffrey, it should definitely be used. This is a large volume, with a huge number of recipes, almost overwhelming in number, for the cook to choose from. It is profusely illustrated with full-page photographs, many depicting the listed recipes, and also food-related photos from India. Although the author claims none of the recipes are overly complicated, if you are familiar with Indian cooking, you can expect a long list of ingredients containing many spices and herbs in almost all the recipes. Indian cooking is time consuming, and you must have a good market with full stock of Indian ingredients before you can start.

The book’s main drawback (besides having too many recipes) is recipe layout. Many spill over on the next page, and you will find yourself paging back and forth to follow them. Recipe head notes are extensive and very good, relating to both the recipes and Indian cooking. In addition, the author included special sections on items such as puffed rice, poriyals and dahls. The index is complete and compliments this cookbook well.

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Author Madhur Jaffrey
Star Count 4/5
Format Hard
Page Count 416 pages
Publisher Knopf
Publish Date 2015-Oct-27
ISBN 9781101874868
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Issue December 2015
Category Cooking, Food & Wine


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