Paperback: 232 pages
Publisher: Douglas & McIntyre (April 1, 2011)
Product Dimensions: 0.8 x 8.2 x 11.8 inches
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Average Customer Review: 4.3 out of 5 stars See all reviews (18 customer reviews)
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This is THE greatest cookbook I've ever used or owned!I cook from this every week, typically a few times a week. I can't get enough - EVERY recipe was a whopping success (though I too can't get the oven-baked chicken with yogurt recipe to not curdle, but it didn't matter - it tasted like heaven anyway!).BUY EVERY RECOMMENDED SPICE/INGREDIENT. You can find them online, in specialty shops, or for the cheapest option, go to the Indian grocer!I had never used kokum before - I had never even heard of it. NOW, it's one of my all-time favourite tastes! Amazing! :)Same with amchur/amchoor ("green mango powder"). THIS is that TASTE you get when you eat out at an Indian restaurant but can never quite replicate it yourself at home. Well, you can when you have the right ingredients!BUY the spices - it's really the only way your Indian food will taste Indian (not buying these spices would be like cooking Italian with garlic but missing out on oregano, basil, nutmeg....!). ;) It's really not that huge an investment if you shop around and find an Indian grocer (or try online). Stock up.I've eaten at Vij's famous restaurant quite a number of times - THESE ARE THE DISHES THEY SERVE! :) So if you can't go in person, just get this book! It's so well-written - everything is explained in great detail. If you read it, you can do it! :) I also enjoy the anecdotes they share as to the genesis of some of the recipes.The only drawback I've found is 'substitution'. If you decide to leave out ingredients (say a hard to find one), and/or substitute following their suggestions, it's never quite as good. But if you get the darn spices (just trust me on this!), you really CANNOT go wrong!
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