Explore the wonderfully exotic spices, herbs and tastes of the East with this exciting collection of 300 Indian recipes.
There are delicious and vibrant recipes for every occasion, including soups, appetizers, fish and shellfish, poultry and meat, Balti dishes, vegetable main dishes, rice and lentil dishes, vegetable side dishes, salads, relishes and chutneys, breads, desserts and drinks.
All the recipes are fully tested and include classics such as Onion Bhajis, Goan Fish Casserole, Curried Prawns in Coconut Milk, Spicy Tandoori Chicken, Rogan Josh, Balti Lamb Tikka, Vegetable Korma, Pilau Rice, Mango Chutney, Spiced Naan, Indian Ice Cream, and many more.
Easy-to-follow instructions are accompanied by 300 stunning photographs of the finished dishes, to guarantee successful results every time, and each recipe is accompanied by a full nutritional analysis to help with dietary planning.
Indian cuisine is characterized by tasty, fresh vegetables in richly aromatic sauces, tender meat and poultry, delicate fish, nutty beans and lentils, and, of course, a wide variety of spices and herbs. This book contains a collection of 300 authentic recipes - both quick-and-easy dishes and highly elaborate recipes that achieve a truly memorable taste of the East.
There are dishes for every occasion and for every taste. For a light meal you could try a simple trio of lentil soup, vegetable samosas and naan bread. Or, for a traditional Indian banquet, you could serve a Kashmiri chicken curry accompanied by pilau rice, Bombay potatoes and a spinach and mushroom side dish, finishing the meal with a deliciously refreshing mango sorbet. Alternatively, you could try a vegetarian main dish such as a broad bean and cauliflower curry with a spoonful of tangy, spicy tomato chutney on the side, then a baked rice pudding to finish.
With detailed step-by-step instructions and useful cook's tips and variations throughout, this tempting book will be a must for every Indian food enthusiast's kitchen library.
Rafi Fernandez is an accomplished cook and prolific author of books of recipes from her native India. These include Indian Vegetarian Cooking, The Cooking of Southern India, The Little Indian Cookbook and Complete Indian Cooking. She appears at cooking demonstrations and runs two shops, Rafi's Spice Box, based in Sudbury and York, UK. She also supplies all the spices through her website www.spicebox.co.uk
Shehzad Husain is the author of several books on Indian cooking and has contributed to popular magazines, including Taste and Family Circle. She is also consultant to Marks and Spencer plc on their range of Indian foods