Author(s): MRIDULA BALJEKAR
India offers one of the world's most popular and distinctive vegetarian cuisines. From the lush, palm-fringed coasts of Kerala in the south to the vibrant mustard fields of the snow-capped mountains of the north, you'll find dishes ranging from simple, tasty snacks and starters to rich, spice-infused main meals and desserts. This colourful cookbook transports you through India's regional diversity, featuring classic recipes ranging from pilau's and dhals to chutneys and flat breads, and providing the ultimate taste of a world-famous vegetarian style of cooking. Among the 80 mouthwatering vegetarian recipes are diverse dishes from the different regions of India. Travel to the north-east to try Punjabi Royal Corn Curry or Duck Eggs and Cauliflower; sample Clove-infused Aubergines from the heartland or venture west to savour a Saffron-scented Yogurt. With clear instruction and beautifully illustrated with over 430 vibrant colour photographs, this sumptuous book will entice everyone with a passion for Indian cuisine. It is a fabulous vegetarian recipe collection that offers contrasting dishes from distinctive regions of India.
You can sample the fruit and nut dishes of the mountainous north, the delicately spiced rice pudding and panchforon-enriched dishes of Bengal, and the coconut-rich Black-eyed Beans in Coconut and Tamarind Sauce of the west. You end your travels in the fragrant south where spice plantations abound and the refreshing dishes on offer include Pineapple Salad, Cauliflower Braised with Roasted Chilli and Fenugreek, and Mangoes in Coconut Cream. An authoritative introduction unites the multistranded culinary culture of India, and describes the most typical ingredients and how to prepare them. It is beautifully photographed with over 430 stunning images, and featuring nutritional breakdowns for each recipe.
Mridula Baljekar is the best-selling author of many Indian cookery books, including Regional Cooking of India (Aquamarine) and Curry (Lorenz Books), Fat-Free Indian Cookery and Real Fast Indian Food (both Metro Books). Her latest book, Great Indian Feasts (John Blake Publishing), won both The Best Asian Cookbook in the World and Cookery Book of the Year awards. Mridula presented her own television series for Carlton Food Network and appeared as a guest chef on Channel 4, BBC2, UKTV Food and Sky One. She is also a consultant to a leading spice manufacturing company in the UK. For more information visit www.mridula.co.uk