Indian Home Cooking: A Fresh Introduction to Indian Food, with More Than 150 Recipes

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Clarkson Potter/Publishers, 2004 - Cooking - 262 pages
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With its exotic aromas and complex flavors, Indian cuisine is one of the world's best. It's no wonder that so many people adore it--and also no surprise that it could seem daunting to cook Indian food at home. Now, acclaimed chef and cooking teacher Suvir Saran cuts out the fuss, sharing casual, home-style Indian dishes that are perfect for everyday cooking.

Indian Home Cooking is a celebration of the food Indians cook in American kitchens today, using ingredients found in most supermarkets. With streamlined techniques and intense, authentic flavors, Indian Home Cooking heralds a new generation of Indian cookbooks. From slow-simmered curries with layered flavors to quickly sautéed dishes, these approachable recipes explore the wide world of Indian cuisine, including:

*Irresistible snacks and appetizers, such as Puff Pastry Samosas with Green Peas, and Spinach-Potato Patties
*Seductively spiced lentil dals, from the North Indian classic flavored with whole cinnamon, cardamom, and cloves to a Southern Indian version with dried red chilies, mustard seeds, and curry leaves
*Aromatic meat and seafood curries, like Coconut Chicken with Cashews and spicy Goan Shrimp Balchao
*An incredible range of vegetable dishes, including Stir-Fried Green Beans with Cumin, and Cauliflower with Sautéed Green Peppers, Tomato, and Yogurt
*Easy, colorful chutneys and pickles to fill your pantry

Filled with gorgeous photographs, fresh flavors, and practical advice, Indian Home Cooking is an illuminating guide to real Indian food.

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User Review  - E.J - LibraryThing

This is a really good introduction to making Indian food. Mindy, if you're going to be a stay at home mom you might as well learn to cook something good and these recipes are the easiest Indian ones I've seen. Read full review

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User Review  - Ilene - Goodreads

Great introduction to Indian cooking. Easy to follow recipes with clear directions take the fear factor out of Indian cooking. Nice photographs but I would have preferred a photo of each recipe. With ... Read full review

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Contents

SOUDS
8
dals
24
vegetables
44
meats
128
fish and shellfish
149
appetizers and snacks
160
raitas
176
flatbreads and crackers
189
pickles and chutneys
200
Sweets
216
GLOSSARY
248
CREDITS
261
Copyright

About the author (2004)

SUVIR SARAN has received accolades from the New York Times and The New Yorker for his regional Indian cooking. His new restaurant, Devi, opens in September. He is a contributing editor to Food Arts magazine and teaches Indian cooking classes that have been featured in the New York Times. He lives in New York. Please visit www.suvir.com.


STEPHANIE LYNESS is a regional food critic for the New York Times who has collaborated on several cookbooks, including Second Helpings from Union Square Cafe. She lives in Connecticut.

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