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The Spice is Right: Easy Indian Cooking for Today
Callawind Pubns Inc
Published: October 1, 2001
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Menu Magazine (UK)
"Light, chatty, and very informative and includes a lot of classic favorites from all over the Indian subcontinent reworked."
Rita Yadava, M.D., Chicago, Illinois
Bhide's book provides an excellent way to enjoy the
savory flavors of Indian cooking without the possible health risks.
Finally a cookbook that simplifies Indian cooking! If you thought you couldn't cook Indian at home, and keep it healthy, THE SPICE IS RIGHT will change
THE SPICE IS RIGHT: Easy Indian Cooking For Today is a down-to-earth cookbook featuring more than 150 simple, healthful Indian dishes as well as Western dishes with an Indian twist. Recipes are easy to follow and prepare, have short
ingredient lists, use readily available ingredients, and don't require complicated cooking methods.
What's more, the book is organized into menus, which takes the guesswork out of planning an Indian meal. Each menu features drinks, appetizers,
main dishes, side dishes, and desserts. For the busy cook, there is an express menu suggestion in each chapter to help you zero in on three or four key dishes.
Whatever the occasion, THE SPICE IS RIGHT offers something for all tastes. Why not
plan a backyard barbecue of Indian Lemonade, Chicken Tikka, Corn on the Cob with Spicy Rub, Pickled Onions, and Watermelon Drizzled with Honey? Or, when Thanksgiving rolls around, treat your family to Tandoori Turkey with Cranberry Chutney, Indian Green
Beans with Coconut, and Pumpkin Halwa with Crêpes. Other recipes include Shrimp in Coconut Milk, Lentil Dumplings in Yogurt Sauce, Funky Pink Spice Rice, Indian Coleslaw, Coriander Layered Potatoes, Indian Flat Bread, Mango and Cucumber Salad, and
Saffron Fruit Custard.
Perfect for newcomers to Indian cooking, THE SPICE IS RIGHT includes:
- information about Indian spices, legumes, and other basic pantry staples
- basic cooking techniques, such as dry roasting spices
recipes for home cooks who like to cook from scratch, including hung yogurt, paneer (Indian cottage cheese), and garam masala
- invaluable cooking tips and handy recipe variations for most dishes
For fans of the Internet, THE SPICE IS RIGHT
includes web bites that highlight interesting websites related to the recipe or a particular ingredient.
Whether you're preparing a cozy dinner for two, a family meal for four, or a lavish feast for twelve, THE SPICE IS RIGHT proves
that quick and easy healthful Indian food is now within everyone's reach.
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