Best Cook Books For Indian Dishes

Has this quarantine made you feel like an insufficient cook? Or has your passion for cooking renewed by staying at home and not being able to order food from your favorite outlet? Or Are you just missing a nice home-cooked meal? Don’t worry, we have your back! Check out these top cookbooks for Indian food and cook away…

Rick Stein’s India by Rick Stein

Rick Stein’s India was originally published in 2013. The book details the author’s journey through India in search of the best Indian dishes.  With sections dedicated to street food snacks, creamy curries, and spicy shellfish dishes, there is a recipe to excite every palate. Stein’s words and recollections are sure to inspire everyone that flicks through this book to try at least one of his recipes. The tamarind and pork curry, the Kati rolls with pickled onion, and the squid curry are all highly recommended.

Indian cookery by Madhur Jaffrey

With chapters on meat, poultry, fish and vegetables as well as pulses, breads, and rice, relishes, chutneys and pickles, Madhur guides you through the colorful range of Indian food, from classic curries like Rogan Josh, Tandoori-style Chicken to Naan Bread and recipes for more unusual dishes such as Salmon Steamed with Mustard Seeds and Tomato, and Drunken Orange Slices. Complete with comprehensive background information on ingredients, equipment, authentic preparation techniques and suggested menus, Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cookery brings you Indian food at its best.

Entice With Spice: Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People by Shubhra Ramineni

Shubhra Ramineni destroys the myth that proper Indian food takes hours to prepare in her award-winning recipe book Entice With Spice: Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People. A first-generation Indian-American, Ramineni has learned about Indian food from her elders and many of her shortcuts and secret tricks have been taught to her by her mother. Eager to show her American peers that authentic and wholesome Indian cooking is much simpler than they would assume, she has put together a selection of 100 of her favorite recipes and laid them out in a simple and easy-to-follow format with lots of tempting pictures.

Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook by Richa Hingle

Indian cuisine already has so much to offer vegetarians, but the majority of popular Indian dishes are rich in dairy products. In her book Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen, Richa Hingle has tackled this problem to provide vegans with an abundance of delicious, spicy recipes created using solely plant-based foods.

50 Great Curries of India by Camellia Panjabi

This book is the perfect introduction for curry novices, Panjabi has made sure to include recipes suitable to a varied skillset and pleasing to different tastes. This is one of the most popular Indian cookbooks ever published. This book is a perfect introduction to Indian curries for novice home cooks as it showcases authentic Indian curries from various regions.

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