Author(s): MRIDULA BALJEKAR
This title helps you discover the fabulous wealth of India's aromatic and exciting meat-free recipes, ranging from world-renowned classics such as Onion Bhajiyas, Vegetable Pilau and Samosas to less well-known treats such as Wild Fig Kebabs and Duck Eggs with Cauliflower. It is an evocative introduction examines the impact of geography, climate, history, religion and festivities on Indian vegetarian cuisine, and how these influences have helped to create such deliciously diverse dishes. It features a comprehensive visual guide to Indian ingredients and equipment, and detailed instructions for essential preparation and cooking techniques. With over 950 stunning photographs to inspire and guide, each easy-to-follow recipe is shown step by step. Drawing upon the very best vegetarian food from around the country, this book presents a mouthwatering array of dishes such as Red Split Lentils with Mustard and Cumin, Roasted Tomato Chutney and Salty Yogurt Drink. Beginning with an overview of the geography, history and climate, the introduction goes on to explore regional cooking and celebrations, and provides an expert guide to ingredients, utensils and cooking techniques.
Packed with 150 delicious recipes, as well as cook's tips, variations and nutritional analysis, this inspirational volume is essential reading for anyone who wants to explore the exciting world of Indian vegetarian food.
Mridula Baljekar is the best-selling author of many Indian cookbooks, including The Food and Cooking of India and Curry (both Lorenz Books). Born and raised in north-east India, when she moved to England she turned her childhood passion for cooking into a highly successful career. One of her books won both The Best Asian Cookbook in the World and Cookery Book of the Year awards. Mridula's food has been described in the media as 'heaven on earth for the senses'.