Dakshin: Vegetarian Cuisine from South India

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Periplus Editions (HK) Limited, Sep 15, 1999 - Cooking - 176 pages
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"Dakshin" in an ancient Sanskrit word meaning "south." It symbolizes what this Indian cookbook is all about — the best and most delicious of South Indian vegetarian cuisine.

Filled with tempting recipes and beautiful photographs, Dakshin: Vegetarian Cooking from South India presents the finest cooking from the region. Drawn from the states of Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, and Andhra Pradesh, and the union territory of Pondicherry, the recipes in this vegetarian cookbook bring traditional South Indian cooking within the reach of any cook in any kitchen.

From sambars and rasams, to cooling desserts and sweet treats, Dakshin takes you through the elements of South Indian meals, including chutneys and pickles, rice dishes, pakoras, payasams, poriyals, kootus, bondas, and vadais. With its use of fresh produce and a healthy and balanced approach to eating, Dakshin is an ideal Indian cookbook for today's lifestyle — for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike — and the perfect introduction to South Indian Cuisine.

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User Review  - monarchi - LibraryThing

A beautifully illustrated introduction to the vegetarian food of South India (Dakshin is a Sanskrit word meaning South.) South Indian food is very distinct from what is served in your 'standard ... Read full review

the book is a must for all vegetarian cooks

User Review  - vegetarian - Overstock.com

I first got the book in India which a newl wed took it.I found the book in a book store here.I have bought several copies and given it as a bridal shower gift . It has many recipes which my mom and grand mother used to cook. Read full review

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About the author (1999)

Chandra Padmanabhan, a resident of Madras, India, was born in bombay and educated in New Dehli and Calcutta. She is the cooking columnist for the Indian newspaper, Madras Musings.

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