The classic guide to the foods of India—and a James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame inductee—from the “godmother of Indian cooking”. An Invitation to Indian Cooking has ratings and 23 reviews. Lee said: As a Britisher who loves his food, I like to think to myself that I know a thin. This new paperback of Madhur Jaffrey’s modern culinary classic is the companion to Eastern Vegetarian Cooking: it will come as a revelation to.

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See all Product description. Refresh and try again. The sections are also a study in history and geography, and Jaffrey interweaves the two seamlessly: Jul 29, Diane Lynn rated it really liked it Shelves: These are just a few examples of restaurants redefining Indian cuisine in America today.

People who enjoy cooking read cookbooks for fun, and I thought that very strange until I started reading this book in a disorderly fashion—passages here and there before going to sleep at night.

Cover and refrigerate until ready to serve. Meanwhile, place the meat on a carving board and, using a very sharp knife, cut it into thin slices as fast as you can. I learned a lot reading this book, especially about how flavors in Indian food are built and layered from the first tablespoons of oil. Turn the meat over at least 3 or 4 times during this period. This is my Indian cooking bible from Madhur Jaffreyprodigous imdian author and incidentally Indian film star.

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Though they were both Hindu, they came from different castes. Get to Know Us. Although the title may suggest a typical pan-Indian approach, the author makes clear in her introduction that the recipes here are primarily from Delhi and the nearby Kashmir region. Skip to main content.


SFBlau rated it it was amazing Mar 27, Visit the Help Desk. Between my husband and I, Jaffrey’s arrogance has sort of become a joke – as we read her occasional imperatives while we follow a recipe, we laugh, imagining that we are inndian again, being yelled at in the kitchen by our mothers! I recommend the canned chickpeas with garlic and ginger. She makes Indian invian relatively easy! Good solid book with lots of info and recipes. Hindus do eat beef – when it’s from water buffalo.

See all 22 reviews. View the discussion thread. Her vegetarian recipes mix well with my favorite Mediterranean dishes and you can vary the hotness depending on your family’s taste.

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The recipes are clearly written and explained, down to how a dish should look at different stages in the preparation. Madhur Jaffrey Indian Cooking. I personally enjoy beautiful photos to guide me through a recipe to its finished product. Since I’ve gotten comfortable with the style, I make dishes from this cookbook almost every week.

Although I’ve read it all, I’ve only tried one recipe. Other passages read somewhat like a travelogue, albeit with beautiful location photography and give you a sense of place.

View all 9 comments. This cookbook was originally published in Serve with cucumber raita. I was bold and brave in those days and I tackled the complex spice mixes with great enthusiasm–and generally a lot of success. They produce the delicious, complex Indian dishes I tasted in India years ago.


An ambitious effort for almost 40 years ago.

In my own small way, I also have tried to push the envelope when it comes to educating other Americans on Indian cooking. Water pickles, a large and varied vegetarian section, everything from soup to dessert. Cover the container and leave refrigerated for 24 hours.

Feb 03, Katy rated it it was amazing Shelves: The ann went to school abroad and missed her native food while she was there, so she had her mother send her recipes. In the book, Jaffrey expounds on that idea: Jaffrey has a gift for prose as well as completely delicious recipes.

It was written in the 70s, and it’s amazing to see what ingredients weren’t available then. A Treasury of Heirloom and Contemporary Indisn.

An Invitation to Indian Cooking

He goes out into the moonlight licking his lips and chewing contentedly. There are no discussion topics on this book yet. All the madhuf we’ve tried so far have been delicious, and we’re excited to eat more! As a Britisher who loves his food, I like to think to myself that I know a thing or two about Indian food: