500 Indian Recipes: Deliciously Authentic Step-by-Step Recipes from India and South-East Asia, Easy-to-Make with Over 500 Photographs

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Anness Publishing, 2005 - Cooking - 256 pages
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The spicy and exotic dishes of India and South-East Asia are considered to be popular, and there is an incredible variety of recipes and cooking methods representing the different styles and customs of each area. Traditionally, recipes have been handed down from generation to generation, and many dishes that started out as experiments in spice blends and flavour combinations have now become classics. This book brings together 500 authentic recipes, from spicy appetizers and creamy curries to vegetarian dishes and chutneys, including and all the classic breads, rices and side dishes, sumptuous desserts and popular drinks. Every Indian favourite is featured, such as Chicken Tikka, Beef Madras, Lamb with Spinach, Fish Jhalfrazi, Curried Chickpeas, Saffron Rice, Spiced Yogurt and Kulfi (Indian Ice Cream). There are also more unusual Indian recipes to try, such as Balti Chicken with Panir and Peas, Lahore-style Lamb, Prawn and Spinach Pancakes, Stuffed Aubergines in Seasoned Tamarind Juice, and Almond Sherbet. There are also tantalizing recipes from the nearby regions of South-East Asia, including Stir-fried Prawns with Tamarind, Roast Lime Chicken with Sweet Potatoes, and Coconut Fried Bananas.

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Contributor and Editor Rafi Fernandez is an accomplished cook and prolific author of books covering recipes from her native India. She often appears at food demonstrations and runs Raf's Spice Box, two shops based in Sudbury and York, England. She also supplies all the spices through her website www.spicebox.co.uk. A team of expert food writers have also contributed recipes to the book, including Shehzad Husain, Mridula Baljekar and Manisha Kanani.

Manisha Kanani is a regular contributor to "Family Circle.

Mridula Baljekar is the best-selling author of many Indian cookbooks. Her first book The Complete Indian Cookbook sold more than 500,000 copies. After many years of training and building her career, Mridula became the Cookery Editor of Indian and Oriental Food & Drink magazine. She contributes regularly to magazines and newspapers in the UK, Australia, the United States and her native India. In the 1990s Mridula hit the headlines as 'the cook who spiced up a superstore' when she stepped in as Tesco's Indian food consultant and revolutionised their ready meal range. Highly respected as one of the UK's best-known Indian food writers, Mridula presented her own much acclaimed television series, Mridula's Indian Kitchen and Spice Trail for Carlton Food Network. She now runs Spice Route, a contemporary Indian restaurant, in Windsor, Berkshire, which has already won several prestigious awards. Her website is www.mridula.co.uk.

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