Madhur Jaffrey, regarded by many as the chef responsible for bringing the exotic flavors of India to American kitchens, here takes readers on a culinary tour of India. Combining photographs of each area with recipes for regional dishes, this beautifully produced book celebrates "home cooking," capturing the subtle use of spices and tantalizing flavors and aromas that distinguish the foods of each region. Jaffrey describes the influences that have shaped the local culinary traditions and, with the help of regional cooks, she guides readers through authentic Indian recipes they can make at home, ranging from appetizers to relishes, main courses to vegetable sides, beverages to desserts.
The delicious dishes include Chicken with Roasted Coconut Sauce from Goa, Tamarind Fish from West Bengal, Savory Rice Bread from Kerala, Lime Pickle from Tamil Nadu, Lamb in Cashew Nut Sauce from Gujarat, and Punjabi Garam Masala.
About the Author
Madhur Jaffrey is a well-known and internationally respected writer on Indian, Far Eastern, and vegetarian cuisine, and the author of several cookbooks. She has hosted a cooking series on BBC television, and is an award-winning actress, having appeared both in film and on stage. She lives in New York.