Vij's: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine
At Vij's, one of North America’s most innovative Indian restaurants, owner Vikram Vij and his wife Meeru use the freshest local ingredients and original ideas to create exciting new takes on the cuisines of India. Though far from traditional, the dishes remain true to one glorious hallmark of Indian cooking: fabulous spicing. Among the luscious offerings included here are yogurt and tamarind marinated grilled chicken, seared venison medallions with fig and roasted pomegranate khoa, and marinated lamb popsicles in fenugreek curry. Vegetarian selections abound, with dishes like portobello mushrooms in porcini cream curry, coconut curried vegetables, and jackfruit with cayenne and black cardamom. Recipes for naan, chapattis, raiti, and other sides, staples, vegetables, and desserts allow readers to prepare an Indian feast from beginning to end. As beautiful and sumptuous as the recipes it contains, Vij's is a delicious manifesto for a new style of Indian cooking.
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I tried just one recipe, and well if you're familiar at all with Indian cooking like I am, then you will know what to do when you sample recipes from this book. The directions to recipes are not detailed, what I mean is this is not a book for beginners, however, these recipe's are so elegant, they speak for themselves. You will also need to adjust the recipes to taste like I did, for instance, by reducing the salt by half.
This is a superb recipe book for an experienced chef. The recipes will definitely win over your friends. If they had a favourite recipe of yours before, then they now have a new favourite recipe with many more to come. Very pleased.
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Evey time I go to Vancouver Vijs is on my list to places to dinethis book helps me recreate some of the delectable treats at home Read full review