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At Home with Madhur Jaffrey : Simple, Delectable Dishes from India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka
by Madhur Jaffrey


Overview - For all who love the magical flavors of good Indian cooking and want to reproduce effortlessly some of the delectable dishes from that part of the world, here is a groundbreaking book from the incomparable Madhur Jaffrey that makes it possible. By deconstructing age-old techniques and reducing the number of steps in a recipe, as well as helping us to understand the nature of each spice and seasoning, she enables us to make seemingly exotic Indian dishes part of our everyday cooking.  Read more...

 
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Overview
For all who love the magical flavors of good Indian cooking and want to reproduce effortlessly some of the delectable dishes from that part of the world, here is a groundbreaking book from the incomparable Madhur Jaffrey that makes it possible. By deconstructing age-old techniques and reducing the number of steps in a recipe, as well as helping us to understand the nature of each spice and seasoning, she enables us to make seemingly exotic Indian dishes part of our everyday cooking.

- First, she tantalizes us with bite-size delights to snack on with drinks or tea.

- A silky soup is mellowed with coconut milk; a spinach-and-ginger soup is perfumed with cloves.

- Fish and seafood are transformed by simple rubs and sauces and new ways of cooking.

- A lover of eggs and chicken dishes, Jaffrey offers fresh and easy ways to cook them, including her favorite masala omelet and simple poached eggs over vegetables. There's chicken from western Goa cooked in garlic, onion, and a splash of vinegar; from Bombay, it's with apricots; from Delhi, it's stewed with spinach and cardamom; from eastern India, it has yogurt and cinnamon; and from the south, mustard, curry leaves, and coconut.

- There is a wide range of dishes for lamb, pork, and beef with important tips on what cuts to use for curries, kebabs, and braises.

- There are vegetable dishes, in a tempting array--from everyday carrots and greens in new dress to intriguing ways with eggplant and okra--served center stage for vegetarians or as accompaniments.

- At the heart of so many Indian meals are the dals, rice, and grains, as well as the little salads, chutneys, and pickles that add sparkle, and Jaffrey opens up a new world of these simple pleasures.

Throughout, Madhur Jaffrey's knowledge of and love of these foods is contagious. Here are the dishes she grew up on in India and then shared with her own family and friends in America. And now that she has made them so accessible to us, we can incorporate them confidently into our own kitchen, and enjoy the spice and variety and health-giving properties of this delectable cuisine.

 
Details
  • ISBN-13: 9780307268242
  • ISBN-10: 0307268241
  • Publisher: Knopf Publishing Group
  • Publish Date: October 2010
  • Page Count: 320
  • Dimensions: 9.24 x 7.16 x 1.06 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.18 pounds


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Madhur Jaffrey introduced classic Indian cooking to our shores more than 30 years ago and through her many award-winning cookbooks has made its marvels accessible to American home cooks . Like all of us, Jaffrey is always looking for ways to simplify her cooking, to save time but still get the same great Indian flavors. She does just that in her latest, At Home with Madhur Jaffrey, and in so doing, she removes the “fear of spicing” that keeps many of us from preparing aromatic curries, kormas, chutneys and chaats, not to mention dals, raitas and pickles, in our own kitchens. Jaffrey is at your side throughout the cooking process, with detailed explanations, super-clear instructions and great header notes. She reduces the spice palette somewhat, offers serving suggestions and even encourages you to mix and match with Western accompaniments—wrap Lamb Curry with Whole Spices in a tortilla or jazz up popcorn with a marvelous mélange of spices. Jaffrey’s innate elegance, practicality and love of Indian cooking informs each and every one of these recipes. 

 
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