“One of the best cookbooks to come out of the Instant Pot craze. It’s full of those timeless Indian recipes Jaffrey is known for. . . . The flavor to ease factor ratio in these recipes is undoubtedly high, and, as always, Jaffrey’s calm, nurturing voice guides you through each step.” —Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit
Master Indian cooking at home with more than seventy recipes from the multi-James Beard Award–winning author who “introduced the world to Indian food” (Epicurious).
For more than forty years, Madhur Jaffrey has been revered as the “queen of Indian cooking” (Saveur). Here she shares inviting, easy-to-follow recipes—some entirely new, others reworked classics—for preparing fantastic Indian food at home. While these dishes are quick and easy to prepare, they retain all the rich complexity for which Jaffrey’s food has always been known, making this the only Indian cookbook with recipes designed for the Instant Pot you’ll ever need.
RECIPES: From classics like butter chicken and buttery dal to new sure-to-be-favorites like kale cooked in a Kashmiri style and Goan-style clams, these recipes capture the flavorful diversity of Indian cuisine.
EASY-TO-FOLLOW: Written with the clarity and precision for which Jaffrey has always been known, these are flavor-forward recipes that make the most of the Instant Pot’s unique functionality.
A DIFFERENT KIND OF COOKBOOK: Rather than simply adapting recipes for one-pot cooking, Jaffrey has selected the essential dishes best suited for preparing using the Instant Pot, and created some all-new delectable dishes that make the most of its strengths.
BEYOND THE INSTANT POT: Also included are thirteen bonus, no-special-pot needed recipes for the chutneys, salads, and relishes you need to complete any Indian meal. Think avocado-radish salad, fresh tomato chutney, and yogurt and apple raita.
SPICES AND SPECIAL INGREDIENTS: Jaffrey provides a list of pantry essentials, from asafetida to whole spices, as well as recipes for her own garam masala blend and more.
TIPS: Here too is Jaffrey’s advice on the best way to make rice, cook meat and fish in your Instant Pot, and more, based on her own extensive testing.
"The only Instant Pot cookbook the world still needs is one by Madhur Jaffrey. Long considered one of the utmost authorities on Indian cuisine in the U.S., Jaffrey's first book, An Invitation to Indian Cooking showed Americans a world beyond 'curry, ' where Indian food did not need to be dumbed down to appeal to western palates. This book is similarly uncompromising in its recipes, marrying the convenience of the Instant Pot with Jaffrey's wealth of expertise." --Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit
"For the best Indian food, we've always turned to Madhur Jaffrey. In her latest cookbook, she's created new recipes and reworked old ones, all for the Instant Pot. The dishes are quick and easy to make thanks to the multi-cooker, and they retain the richness and complexity Jaffrey's cooking is known for." --Epicurious
"[A] winning collection of recipes that are big on flavor. . . . Options include soups, dals, curries, sides, and condiments, with plenty of dishes for vegetarians and omnivores alike. Classics (butter chicken, several chickpea recipes, Goan shrimp curry) mingle with some unexpected dishes (spicy fat French fries, quinoa with tomatoes), any of which would make for a proper feast." --Publishers Weekly
"What could be more welcome than a cookbook combining the it-gadget's novelty with the venerable traditions of Indian cooking? Award-winning actress and apostle of the subcontinent's cuisine, Jaffrey has already established herself as grande dame of Indian cooking for the English-speaking world. As she points out, many Indian kitchens already use multiple pressure cookers, so the Instant Pot scarcely changes everyday approaches for the Indian home cook." --Booklist