My Indian Kitchen: Preparing Delicious Indian Meals without Fear (Hardback)
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My Indian Kitchen: Preparing Delicious Indian Meals without Fear (Hardback)

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Hardback 160 Pages / Published: 12/08/2011
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Growing up in a rural town in southwest India near the sea, author and chef Hari Nayak was thoroughly steeped in the aromas and flavors of traditional Indian cooking--the allure of freshly roasted and ground spices, simmering dals with fragrant curry leaves, creamy grated coconut and homemade yoghurt, the sour bite of the tamarind and the burn of hot chili peppers, the sweetness of sugar palm sap, fresh fish and seafood of every description--and hot, fluffy plates of steaming rice, the staple of most meals.

In this book Hari shares the secrets of his familyAEs own style of southern Indian cooking as well as favorite dishes from other parts of the huge Indian subcontinent--secrets that he learned from his mother and aunts, neighbors, local street vendors and countless friends. Simple tips like quickly dry-roasting spices in a skillet before grinding them to a powder or a paste to release the oils and awaken the flavors, thereby adding a wonderful, almost alchemical aroma to any dish. This tip, and many more, will help you to unlock the "hidden magic" of Indian cooking.

With the recipes in this book, you will finally be able to make consistently delicious Indian food for your friends and family--from a perfect Mint Chutney with Samosa to a melt-in-the-mouth Chicken Tikka Masala, Pork Vindaloo, Tandoori Chicken, Cucumber and Yogurt Raita and Sweet Mango Yogurt Lassi. Traditional Indian meals normally involve elaborate preparation, but Hari, having lived in the West for many years now, understands that most of us do not have the time to prepare elaborate meals, particularly during the work week. To accommodate our busy lifestyle, the recipes in this book have been simplified, without sacrificing any of their authenticity. An electric spice grinder (or food processor) replaces the traditional grinding stone and a blender replaces pureeing by hand. What if you donAEt have time to make homemade Indian bread? A crusty French baguette can be served instead. With Hari's guidance and timesaving tips, you'll learn how spices and herbs complement one another and interact with other ingredients to create the unique aroma and flavor in each dish. Armed with this knowledge, you will soon be able to create Indian meals appealing to suit your personal taste and that of your family and friends, creating your very own Indian kitchen.

Publisher: Tuttle Publishing
ISBN: 9780804840897
Number of pages: 160
Weight: 1207 g
Dimensions: 298 x 229 x 18 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
"This book feels close to home and heart. It oozes the awesome flavors of India in a real sense--true to its cuisine and honest in its approach." --Atun Kochar, Indian chef, author and TV presenter
"Verdict Overall, this is an ideal Indian cookbook for beginners; those with experience cooking Indian dishes should look elsewhere to expand their repertoire." --Claire Moitra, Providence
"A delectable straightforward guide to regional Indian cooking." --Padma Lakshmi, author actress, model and host of Top Chef USA
"If, however, you cheat on the recipe the first time you make it, you're basically saying that you know better, which you don't. How do you know what the recipe's supposed to taste like if you don't follow it to the letter?" --Multiculturiosity blog
"I adore spices. In Asia, I love visiting spice markets and it's no surprise that I am a great fan of Indian cooking. its intricate blending of spices is absolutely fascinating and delightful. thanks to Chef Nayak, my understanding of Indian flavors and cooking techniques have broadened, and with that, my appreciation for the cuisine. My Indian Kitchen is now in my kitchen, as it should be in yours." --Martin Yan, TV show host and cookbook author of Yan Can Cook
"My Indian Kitchen is the best way for an ambitious home cook to express his true love for Indian cooking. This book is filled with dishes and delicasies that are a feast for both the eyes and the palate. make foom for My Indian Kitchen on your book shelf!" --Sanjeev kapoor, chef author and TV host
"'My Indian Kitchen' feels like an abbreviated "bible" of Indian food. It doesn't have the thickness of some of your more comprehensive tomes, but what it has is packed with goodness! I'm not talking a few yummy recipes and some pretty pictures. Techniques, ingredients, tools, spice mixes and so much more combine with delicious recipes and gorgeous photography to produce a gem for your kitchen. Tuttle has hit a home run once again with this cookbook!!" --Sandra's Kitchen Nook

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