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The Everything Indian Cookbook: 300 Tantalizing Recipes–From Sizzling Tandoori Chicken to Fiery Lamb Vindaloo

August 23, 2010 · Posted in Bestselling Cooking Books 


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Indian cuisine constitutes the exotic blend of flavors from the Himalayas in the North to the Eastern Bay of Bengal. Featuring hundreds of recipes, such as Indian-Style Coleslaw, Rice Pudding, and Indian Corn Flatbread, The Everything┬« Indian Cookbook guides readers through preparing delicious Indian cuisine right in their own homes. From basic Indian flavors and spices to Indian cooking methods and meals, The Everything┬« Indian Cookbook offers a diverse set of… More >>

The Everything Indian Cookbook: 300 Tantalizing Recipes–From Sizzling Tandoori Chicken to Fiery Lamb Vindaloo

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5 Responses to “The Everything Indian Cookbook: 300 Tantalizing Recipes–From Sizzling Tandoori Chicken to Fiery Lamb Vindaloo”

  1. onecoolmom on August 23rd, 2010 1:18 am

    I am Indian and have been cooking Indian food for very many years now. But have fallen into a rut with the things that I cook… the same few foods made the same way !!! I did try a number of different cookbooks to add some variety and flavor to my cooking… but to little success.

    Then I came accross this book by Monica and I must say that I am pleasantly surprised – by the simple yet delicious recipes, easy layout and variety. There are so many things that I never dared to cook thinking that it would be really complicated or time consuming. But Monica’s recipes are short, concise and very easy to follow.

    I would definitely recommend this book to those who want to start cooking Indian food as well to those who want a change and variety in their collection.

    Thanks Monica ( that comes from my family !!!)
    Rating: 4 / 5

  2. CH Reid on August 23rd, 2010 2:04 am

    I love this Everything Indian cookbook. It’s a wonderful introduction to Indian cooking – especially for a novice like myself. I like the fact that it starts with basic techniques and basic recipes that you use throughout the book. The other thing I really like is that the recipes are less than a page – some of them sound complicated, but when you really examine them, you notice that the trick is really just to be sure to do the prep work in advance and things should move fairly smoothly. Thus far, I’ve only tried a few basic dishes – some vegetable dishes and a couple of chicken dishes, but I’ve been pretty happy with the results. The biggest trick often is tracking down the ingredients – especially the spices. I don’t have an Indian grocery store nearby, but I’ve found quite a few things at my local Whole Foods and World Market. The author has also provided a list of resources to get some of the more difficult to obtain spices. I encourage anyone who is interested in learning more about Indian cooking to try this book and try out a few of the recipes. Your tastebuds will be highly rewarded.

    Rating: 5 / 5

  3. Jennifer A. Wickes on August 23rd, 2010 2:33 am

    This cookbook is apart of “The Everything” series of books that helps teach its readers everything about cooking, sports, health and more. Monica Bhide’s “The Everything Indian Cookbook” is a nice addition!

    Monica Bhide is from India. She has been cooking Indian cuisine for more than 20 years, and has taken several formal cooking courses on Indian food. She is a caterer, home chef and is now offering online cooking classes! This is her second cookbook!

    This cookbook offers delicious recipes to the Indian food lovers of the world! Each recipe is easy-to-read; gives the English name to the dish, as well as the Indian name; gives an approximate preparation time frame, as well as cooking period.

    Each recipe offers ideas for serving, a substitution for a hard-to-find ingredient, or a piece of trivia about the dish. The chapters included in this book are: Basics of Indian Cooking; Basic Recipes; Glossary; Suggested Menus; Additional Resources; as well as chapters for each food item (starters, drinks, salads etc.).

    Although there are no photographs in the cookbook, the dishes are so easy to prepare, one does not need a picture of the end-result.

    Some of the delicious recipes you will encounter in this book are: Mango Yogurt Pudding, Shrimp Fritters, Dill and Potato, as well as Red Radish Salad.

    This is a great cookbook filled with wonderful Indian dishes. Pick up a copy and learn about this wonderful corner of the world!

    Rating: 5 / 5

  4. Ralph R. DiGennaro on August 23rd, 2010 2:46 am

    Monica Bhide has single-handedly produced a cookbook that will draw multitudes of homecooks to the rich rewards of Indian cuisine. This book could easily have been part of the “…For Dummies” series because Monica’s recipes and margin notes make even the more complex preparations seem a breeze. If ever you wanted to try your hand at Indian cooking but never had the courage, this book is your guiding light. Thus far I have found every recipe I’ve tried to be easy, fun and incredibly delicious and exotic. I love, love, love, this cook book. Monica, you da WO-man! Namaste!
    Rating: 5 / 5

  5. S. Swift on August 23rd, 2010 3:12 am

    If I had purchased this book first, I would not have purchased any other book on Indian cooking. The detailed explanations are wonderful as well as the concepts of Indian cuisine and balance are explained very well. I love this book and am using it every week and loving every recipe I have tried. It truly is Everything I

    Wanted to Know and Learn About Indian Cooking!
    Rating: 5 / 5

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