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Royal Indian Cookery: A Taste Of Palace Life


Hardcover: 188 pages

Publisher: Mcgraw-Hill; 1st Ed. (U.S.) edition (October 1987)

Language: English

ISBN-10: 0070575347

ISBN-13: 978-0070575349

Product Dimensions: 11 x 8.2 x 2.1 inches

Shipping Weight: 2 pounds

Average Customer Review: 4.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)

Best Sellers Rank: #1,008,822 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #343 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Asian Cooking > Indian #9466 in Books > Cookbooks, Food & Wine > Regional & International

I bought this as a replacement to one I had years ago. Not all of the recipes here are winners, but there are loads of recipes, so you're sure to find something useful. Some of the recipes seem as though they waste time, as though they're deliberately avoiding time-saving ingredients and techniques. However, the book seems to be written almost as a memoir of how food was made when the author was younger. And because she's not relying on pre-made ingredients, she gives recipes for *everything* - spice blends, pickles, chutneys, etc.My favorite recipe is for Railway Station Curry. Yum!

Many years ago, I purchased a copy of this cookbook. The treat of the cookbook is not the recipes which were especially good for someone who lived where all the ingredients were not always available, because Ms. Singh offered substitutes which worked while still giving the correct flavors. No, the treat of this cookbook is the photographs and stories of Ms. Singh's family and friends and the cultural life of Jaipur, India. She is a niece of the last Maharaja of the province and showed us a remarkable panarama of holy days, a family wedding, and the colorful city in which she lived. She told family anecdotes, all the while showing us how to prepare easy and delicious Indian food which made me feel like a real culinary success when I served it to my friends. I had to give up the cookbook when I moved some years ago, but I thought about it and the good food I made with it. So I looked it up on and bought myself a used copy. I still love it!!!!

THis book is full of TRADITIONAL Indian recipes. It is not curry in a hurry but goes back to basics. If you have the time, this is possibly the best Indian Cookbook around.

excellent book - just what we were after - with delivery faster than a speeding bullet. Arrived in Australia about a week after we ordered it which is amazing!

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