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Bengali Cooking: Seasons and Festivals
Chitrita Banerji, Deborah Madison
Paperback - 208 pages (March )
Serif; ISBN: 189795929X
Classic Indian Cooking
by Julie Sahni
Book Description: This extraordinary cookbook, Classic Indian Cooking, amounts to a complete course in Indian cuisine. Elucidated by over 100 line drawings, it systematically introduces the properties of all the basic spices and special ingredients of Indian food, then explains the techniques employed in using them, always with the help of comparisons to familiar Western methods. 

It is immediately obvious that Indian food is rich and varied, yet not difficult to prepare. The cooking principles are basic and wellknown. The utensils needed are few and simple. As Julie Sahni says, "If you know how to fry, there are few tricks to Indian food." Every recipe has been especially designed for the American kitchen -- practically all the ingredients can be found in any American supermarket and there are scores of time-saving shortcuts with the food processor and handy directions for ahead-of-time preparation. 

Following a lively and absorbing introduction to the history of India's classic Moghul cuisine, Julie guides the cook through the individual components that make up an Indian meal. She begins with delicious appetizers like Crab Malabar and Hyderabad lime soup; continues through main courses, both nonvegetarian and vegetarian (this book is a treasure trove for the non-meat eater); goes on to all the side dishes and traditional accompaniments, from spinach raita and lentils with garlic butter to saffron pilaf and whole wheat flaky bread; and ends with the glorious desserts, like Ras Malai, sweetmeats, and beverages. Clear, illustrated, step-by-step instructions accompany the cook through every stage, even for making the many wondrous Indian breads, both by hand and with the food processor. And at the end of each recipe are balanced serving suggestions for every kind of meal, Among the many special features are ideas for appropriate wines, a useful spice chart, a complete glossary (which might also come in handy when ordering in Indian restaurants), and a mailorder shopping guide that will make Indian spices accessible anywhere. 

Most important, Julie Sahni imparts the secrets to mastering the art of Indian cooking. Even the beginner will quickly learn to move within the classic tradition and improvise with sureness and ease. 

Julie Sahni has written a masterpiece of culinary instruction, as readable as it is usable, a joy to cook from, a fascination to read.
Hardcover: 560 pages ; Dimensions (in inches): 1.65 x 9.58 x 6.85 
Publisher: Morrow Cookbooks; (October 1980) 
ISBN: 0688037216 

Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking
by Julie Sahni. Hardcover, 511 pages.
A masterful selection of India's vegetarian cuisine--from delicate curries to fiery hot dhals - all healthful and delicious. Includes 200 recipes.

Cooking for the Gods : The Art of Home Ritual in Bengal
Pika Ghosh (Editor), et al

Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking
by Madhur Jaffrey
Out of Print - Try Used Books

Indian Recipes for a Healthy Heart : 140 Low-Fat, Low-Cholesterol, Low-Sodium Gourmet Dishes from India
by Mrs. Lakhani
(Paperback - March 1992)

Memories of a Cuban Kitchen
by Mary Urrutia Randelmann, et al

Savoring India : Recipes and Reflections on Indian Cooking
by Julie Sahni

Madhur Jaffrey's Quick and Easy Indian Cooking
by Madhur Jaffrey, Philip Salaverry (Photographer)

Curried Favors : Family Recipes for South India
by Maya Kaimal MacMillan (Editor)

Betty Crocker's Indian Home Cooking
by Raghavan Iyer, Betty Crocker

Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking
by Julie Sahni
(Hardcover - December 1985)

The Indian Grocery Store Demystified
by Linda Bladholm, Neela Paniz 

Cuisines of India : The Art and Tradition of Regional Indian Cooking
by Smita Chandra, Sanjeev Chandra

Lord Krishna's Cuisine : The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking
by Yamuna Devi, David Baird (Illustrator)

An Invitation to Indian Cooking
by Madhur Jaffrey
Paperback., 285 pages

Island Cooking : Recipes from the Caribbean
by Dustan Harris, Dunstan A. Harris
(Paperback - January 1990)

Healthy Indian Cooking
by Shehzad Husain
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Yamuna's Table : Healthful Vegetarian Cuisine Inspired by the Flavors of India
by Yamuna Devi
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