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1,000 Indian Recipes (Small Print) Hardcover – Oct 10 2002
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From the Back Cover
1,000 INDIAN Recipes
It's Like Getting 5 Cookbooks for the Price of 1
- Spice Blends
- Starters, Snacks, Soups, and Salads
- Curries and Entrées
- Chutneys and Sides
- And Much More!
DELVE INTO THE FASCINATING FLAVORS and variety of Indian cuisine with this unrivaled recipe collection. You'll discover delicious choices for dishes that make Indian food unforgettable: crispy fritters; tangy pickles; chaat snacks and salads; refreshing yogurt raitas; richly flavored curries; comforting legume (dal) dishes; creative vegetable and meat main courses and side dishes; decadent desserts; and exotic drinks.
To guide your cooking, Neelam Batra provides time-and labor-saving methods, ingredient substitutions, and menu suggestions, and addresses modern health concerns without sacrificing flavor. This is a book Indian food lovers-and health-conscious eaters and vegetarians, too-can turn to for everyday meals and special occasions for years to come!
Praise for 1,000 Indian Recipes
"Neelam's passions and knowledge of her homeland's cuisine and history shine through on every page. Both experts and novices alike will find this encyclopedic compendium of Indian dishes refreshing and insightful."
—NANCY SILVERTON, PASTRY CHEF AND CO-OWNER OF CAMPANILE RESAURANT AND BAKER AND OWNER OF A BREA BAKERY (LOS ANGELES)
"I can't wait to sample her recipes for paneer, her salads and flatbreads, and of course, the chutneys and curries. Make room for Neelam Batra's book on your kitchen bookshelf!"
—DEBORAH MADISON, AUTHOR OF LOCAL FLAVORS, COOKING AND EATING FROM AMERICA'S FARMERS' MARKETS AND VEGETARIAN COOKING FOR EVERYONE
"To Savor a proper curry is to feel your palate awakened to an explosion of flavor. Neelam's recipes simmer with the fire of life."
—MICHAEL JACKSON, AWARD-WINNING ENTERTAINER AND INDIAN FOOD LOVER
About the Author
NEELAM BATRA was born in New Delhi, India, and moved to Los Angeles with her husband, Pradeep, in 1973. She has taught at local cooking schools in Santa Monica for 18 years, and is the author of two cookbooks, The Indian Vegetarian and Chilis to Chutneys. She has also been a guest and on-air instructor for national TV cooking shows in the United States and India. She lives in Santa Monica, California, with her husband, Pradeep.
Top Customer Reviews
there is an abundance of masala recipes that will simplify cooking for those of us who cook indian frequently. there are many of batra's own recipes, such as the savory apple recipes, that are wonderful. there is a remarkable list of ingredients it the beginning, which maybe the best list i have in all my many, many indian cookbooks, including those by jaffrey and sahni. there is a glossary of indian cooking terms in the back that is very convenient and extensive. the recipes in each section are nicely organized by type of main ingredient (all the cauliflower recipes are together, all the chickpea dals are together, etc.). i also like the color of the ink--as in her first book, it is a very pleasant and easy to read mid-magenta.
the recipes are wonderful. along with a good number of familar recipes, there are recipes unlike any others in my other cookbooks, such as the hyderabadi chicken and cracked wheat and several recipes from goa that are not vindaloo. the instructions are quite good.
criticisms: i have her first cookbook, the vegetarian one, and a brief comparison showed that many of the vegetable recipes in this book are only slightly changed from that one. this is not a bad thing, since batra's recipes are good, but it is a bit disappointing.Read more ›
However, I wanted the food to tast authentic. I wanted the combinations of the dishes to mix well. You wouldn't serve friends and family Steak and pizza with a side of cream cheese, would you? Nah, I didn't think so. I was unsure of what books to purchase, and who the 'good' Indian cooks were, but I thought, "How could you go wrong with 1,000 Indian recipes?"
Every meal that I have cooked from this book has been splendid. My first attempt at Indian cooking was the Basic Chicken Curry recipe. As my husband took his first bite, I eagerly awaited his reaction. "How is it?" He replied with, "This is exactly how an Indian would make it!" Relief fell upon my heart and I knew this book was a winner.
This book is not for a beginner. However, an expert would consider the recipes child's play. They take anywhere from 30 minutes and much longer for the one's that need to marinate in special sauces for at least 8 hours. To be able to cook all of the recipes, you should live near an Indian/Arabic/or Ethnic food store, or at least be willing to purchase hard to find ingredients online. Required utensils would be your basic cooking ones, a blender, a coffee grinder, and a food processor. They will definitely make time go by quickly with this book. You will find your most basic recipes, some originals of Ms.Read more ›
Most recent customer reviews
I have tried six recipes from this cookbook so far and each one has been a winner. The recipes are well-tailored to be healthy and generally pretty convenient to make (with tips... Read morePublished on July 14 2004 by Eric Christian Berg
Although the recipes in this cookbook that I have tried from this cookbook were good, it is difficult to find them because of the poor index. Read morePublished on Feb. 27 2004
This book is the best Indian cookbook I've seen; it's even better than "Lord Krishna's Cuisine" which I previously had as a favorite. Read morePublished on April 25 2003 by D. Wolf
Some time ago I reviewed "Feast of India" by Rani and said that book would be the book I would have if I could only own one. That is no longer true. Read morePublished on Dec 12 2002