The Great Indian Vegetarian Foods
As the name of the book suggests, it contains various recipes on different kinds of vegetarian foods known in Indian Cuisine. Food is one of the basic necessities of Life and a person cannot sustain him/her self in life without proper nourishing, tasty and healthy diet. This book therefore is intended for those interested in the art of cooking, to prepare easily and without much hassle, a good, healthy, tasty and nourishing diet.
Surat is one of the big cities in Gujarat State of India, known for delicious, spicy and the best vegetarian Indian food of different kinds and tastes. Since I was born and brought up in Surat and had also graduated from the Arts College in Surat, I had in-born flare for the Art of Cooking. With my mother as my Mentor, I not only got myself fully involved in the Art of Cooking but also developed and improved upon this Art of cooking by creating new dishes of vegetarian Indian food of different tastes, without sacrificing its nourishing value.
It is known that Indian food is spicy and tasty and is prepared by judicious mix of a variety of spices having both medicinal and nourishing properties with different flavors and tastes. The recipes for different dishes of Indian vegetarian Food in this book contain spicy ingredients such as turmeric, tamarind, powdered coriander seeds, mustard seeds, chilies both green and red, ginger, garlic, asafoetida, black pepper etc.,to mention few, with cloves, cinnamon and cardamom to add flavor and fragrance to the food.
After I emigrated to USA with my husband and son, initially I devoted my time for preparing various dishes of vegetarian Indian food to cater to the needs of Indians settled here, as and when they used to host parties on occasions such as Birth Day, Marriage and other social and religious gatherings. I also felt that I should share my this knowledge of cooking, with those interested in the Art of cooking. With this aim in mind I have prepared this book, to make the whole process of cooking as simple as possible. I trust that this book will prove useful and guide those interested in cooking, to easily grasp and understand the process involved in each of different kinds of dishes to suit their individual needs and tastes.