The Indian Spice Kitchen
The Indian Spice Kitchen cookbook covers the essential ingredients of the Indian kitchen, along with over 200 authentic Indian recipes.
Format: Hardcover with dust jacket, 240 pages.
Publisher: Dutton Adult
Author: Monisha Bharadwaj
Description: Indian cuisine is a swirl of textures and flavors, Mysteriously fiery yet beautifully subtle. Until Recently the extraordinary spices of India's most Famous dishes were difficult or impossible to obtain -- and their use was a carefully kept secret. Now this richly produced, wonderfully readable cookbook, The Indian Spice Kitchen, written by the food consultant to one of the worlds foremost Indian restaurants, takes you on an unforgettable culinary journey along the spice routes of India to bring the flavors of India into your home kitchen.
Here in simple step-by-step instructions is everythins the Western cook needs to make delicious foods golden with precious saffron, aromatic with tamarind, or lush with the heady fragrance of turmeric mustard, and chilies. The recipes include India's most prized dishes and are arranged by featured ingredient in a full range of soups, breads, vegetarian and meat dishes, beverages and desserts.
You will discover how easily warm and tingly dill transforms lamb chops into Suvawale Chops. Cinnamon graces Raton Pulao, a rice dish jeweled with vegetables from die grand kitchens of the maharajahs. Bharwa Baingan, stuffed eggplant laced with coriander, is a delicious farm meal from Maharashtra. And saffron transforms even the simplest dish into something magical, such as Luckow Murgi Biryani, a deep-dish chicken curry layered with basmati rice.
The product of years of research, with specially commissioned photography, The Indian Spice Kitchen provides complete information on the historical and cultural background for each ingredient, facts on storing and preparation, medicinal and ritual uses, and cooking times and serving suggestions for all recipes. Curries, dais, chutneys, and all the traditional favorites sit side by side with the most exotic dishes of the continent in a cookbook that promises to be a future classic of India's ancient, timeless, and stunningly magnificent cuisine.
Condition: Good condition.