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India: The Cookbook is the first comprehensive guide to Indian cooking, with over 1,000 recipes covering every aspect of India's rich and colourful culinary heritage. Unlike many other Indian cookbooks, it is written by an Indian culinary academic and cookbook author who lives and works in Delhi, and the recipes are a true reflection of how traditional dishes are really coIndia: The Cookbook is the first comprehensive guide to Indian cooking, with over 1,000 recipes covering every aspect of India's rich and colourful culinary heritage. Unlike many other Indian cookbooks, it is written by an Indian culinary academic and cookbook author who lives and works in Delhi, and the recipes are a true reflection of how traditional dishes are really cooked all over India. They have been carefully edited to ensure that they are simple to follow and achievable in western kitchens, with detailed information about authentic cooking utensils and ingredients. Indian food has been hugely popular in the UK for many years, and the appetite for Indian food shows no sign of diminishing. Now, for the first time, a definitive, wide-ranging and authoritative book on authentic Indian food is available, making it simple to prepare your favourite Indian dishes at home, alongside less well-known dishes such as bataer masalydaar (marinated quails cooked with almonds, chillies and green cardamom), or sambharachi kodi (Goan prawn curry with coconut and tamarind). The comprehensive chapters on breads, pickles, spice pastes and chutneys contain a wide variety of recipes rarely seen in Indian cookbooks, such as bagarkhani roti (a rich sweet bread with raisins, cardamom and poppy seeds) and tamatar ka achar (tomato and mustard-seed pickle). India: The Cookbook is the only book on Indian food you'll ever need....

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ISBN : 9780714859026
Format Type : Hardcover
Number of Pages : 960 Pages
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India: The Cookbook Reviews

  • Rustam
    2019-05-10 04:36

    Who wouldn't love an Indian cookbook written by a guy named Pushpesh!? Who, I ask you?

  • Terri
    2019-04-28 00:02

    What an awesome book. It is not easy to find if you want it, but your rewards will be endless if you do.Authentic, traditional Indian, completely unsullied. The way it is supposed to be cooked. As an added bonus it is also a beautiful cookbook and it now takes pride of place in my collection.Love this book.

  • Emily
    2019-05-18 00:47

    Phaidon is a fantastic publisher and I was so excited to get my hands on this cookbok. This book is comprehensive - an incredible amount of recipes from all over India, supported with short but pertinent stories. I especially liked the full menu suggestions that the book finished up with. Like another reviewer said, there aren't as many photographs as some other cookbooks, but it doesn't take away from the product.

  • Sheba
    2019-05-24 21:37

    It's been a long time since I've wished to own a book. Pushpesh Pant's "India: the Cookbook" is a hefty tome that I could see thumbing through just about every week for ideas. The overall design features lush photos and perfectly-sized fonts that are a cook's dream. It's also fairly extensive. You can tell that a lot of love and years went into it, as mentioned in Pant's foreward. I particularly liked that Pant noted regions, so that one could serve a meal strictly based on the cuisine of--say--Punjab, if one wanted. There are some drawbacks, though. Although the recipes are fairly clear, there are some quirks to them, specifically when it comes to the cut or preparation of some key ingredients. Oddly, some ingredients are explained while others are not. Unlike others, I didn't mind so much about the odd placement of photos. I don't necessarily need a photo next to each recipe, though I could see how the--though beautiful--grouped photography of dishes between sections would be annoying to other cooks. The index is also a bit confusing and while there are plenty of recipes for some difficult dishes, there are also recipes for dishes that are too simple to be included: recipes for the standard cooking of rice, for example, seem unnecessary and take up valuable space. But otherwise, and while not "the be all and end all," it's a great book to add to the classics of Indian cooking, and like many others I'm hoping that Pant revisits this in a later edition that clears up some of those minor issues.

  • Dpdwyer
    2019-05-22 20:46

    My wife is a great cook and loves to cook, so I cook very little. But I love Indian food and am willing to do the extra work to cook it. I've worked with several Indian cookbooks and this is the best ever: 1000 recipes from all parts of India, and once you collect the basic spices, oils, and dals, you're in business. In days past cooking Indian food used to take all day. These recipes, or at least the ones I've tried, are quite fast. And there are recipes for every ingredient (except broccoli, which I don't remember ever seeing in India). It's well laid out and easy to work from. It's expensive ($50) but Amazon has it for $29.

  • Jesse Henning
    2019-05-01 23:56

    This thing is a wreck. Poorly edited with an ingredient list a mile long/requiring Amazon purchases for over half the recipes. Will appeal to traditionalists and people who are really into Indian food. Neophytes steer clear.

  • Lavanya
    2019-05-10 00:00

    If you have this, you don't need any other.

  • Erin
    2019-05-27 02:54

    I really really want to own this book. There are quiet a few recipes I want to try.

  • Jan Lacey
    2019-05-21 02:47

    This has to be the worlds worst cook book. The recipes just don't work. An absolute car crash of a book, poorly laid out, very poor recipe guides and many ingredients simply are not available in the U.K.I have been cooking Indian food for 30 years, so I'm not a newbie and I have visited and eaten in India, I reckon I do know my Indian food, but this is just junk.I left one star because it wasn't possible to leave less.

  • Azem
    2019-05-12 20:44

    You'll never have the dilemma of not knowing what to cook anymore as this huge cookbook (1000 recipes) covers almost any ingredient imaginable. I should add that this is not really a book for the beginner. The recipes are not complex, but they're not detailed either. This means you do need to know what you are doing. A word of warning: do look at how many people the recipes serve as it varies from 2 people to 6-8 people. You might have to adapt the quantities if your not cooking for as many or as little people.

  • Scottsdale Public Library
    2019-05-24 22:45

    Don't let the size of this book intimidate you: it is a true comprehensive look at Indian cuisine. From curries to naans to lassis to spice blends, there is something for everyone who ever wanted to learn anything about Indian cuisine in this book. Some ingredients may be difficult to find and some cooking techniques may be overwhelming to novice chefs, but other recipes are extremely accessible and simple to prepare. Photography is limited, but extremely illustrative.-- Meagan

  • Kavita
    2019-05-25 00:33

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  • Manintheboat
    2019-05-24 00:41

    While lovely, the paper is of poor quality and won't stand up to use.I'd use 660 Curries first.