Love Indian food but feel it's too daunting to recreate at home? Those complex authentic flavours! Those dozens of spice blends! The long prep time! Fear not. Award-winning cooking teacher Raghavan Iyer puts the breeze and ease into Indian cooking. Taking a heavily illustrated step-by-step approach, he introduces cooks to one of the world's most popular cuisines. With his natural charm and enthusiasm, Raghavan begins each chapter by explaining the recipe choices, what techniques are included, and gives a suggested order in which to approach the recipes. The book's 100 authentic recipes use only ingredients readily available at the local supermarket. Taking into account time restraints, each dish can be quickly assembled and will give home cooks the confidence to create knock out Tandoori Chicken, Coconut Squash with Chiles, Turmeric Hash Browns, Saffron-Pistachio Ice Cream Bars, and Mango Bread Pudding with Chai Spices. From basic breads to chutneys and savoury pickles, from tasty dal to fragrant basmati rice pilaffs, from crispy starters to enjoy with a Slumdog Martini, Indian Cooking Unfolded is a 21st century approach to one of the most ancient-and popular-cuisines.
About the Author
Bombay-native Raghavan Iyer, a Certified Culinary Professional, and a member and Vice-President Elect of The International Association of Culinary Professionals, has acquired degrees in Chemistry (Bombay University), Hotel, and Restaurant Management (Michigan State University). He is a cookbook author, culinary educator, spokesperson, and consultant to numerous national and international clients including General Mills, Bon Appetit Management Company, Target, and Canola. He helped launch an Indian Meals program for Bon Appétit Management Company and trained all their chefs across the United States in Indian cuisine and Global Vegan Cuisine through 35+ national workshops. He helped design a shelf-stable, Indian, ready-to-eat meals for Target's Archer Farms brand.
"Packed with tips and information, this book is a treasure for anyone interested in basic Indian cooking."