Some of the reasons why this book belongs in your kitchen library:
* A great introduction for the novice into food not typically available even in Indian restaurants
* A helpful guide for those familiar with the cuisine in re-creating the authentic flavours
* Notes explaining the role of each type of dish in the meal
* useful menu suggestions
* How-to's on everything you will need in the recipes from making sambar powder and extracting tamarind juice to using an idli mould.