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Indian basics : 82 recipes illustrated step by step
Publication Information:
Richmond Hill, Ont. : Firefly Books, 2011.
Physical Description:
1 v. (unpaged) : ill. ; 25 cm.
General Note:
Includes index.

Translation of: Les basiques indiens.
Subject Term:


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Book 641.5954 VAS 0 1
Book 641.5954 VAS 1 1

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"This series of stripped-down pictorials worth a thousand words is the missing link between elementally vague text-based cookbooks and video instruction you can't slow down enough or take into the kitchen. Elegant design you can't help but devour. Highly recommended for all experience levels."
-- Library Journal

The My Cooking Class series comprises nine titles, including three new ones. Their success is attributed to a refreshing approach that presents every recipe in complete visual sequences from start to finish. Every ingredient and every step is shown from above and in full color so that it's as true to life as possible -- just like a real cooking class. Basic skills unique to each type of cuisine are explained in the opening pages, and specialized tasks are clearly demonstrated. Variations, notes and glossaries are welcome additions to each "class."

Indian cuisine is known for its complex flavors and sophisticated pairings. Indian Basics adapts traditional Indian dishes for the busy North American lifestyle. With a just a few appliances and Indian spice mixes easily made at home, anyone can enjoy authentic Indian food with family and friends.

The book covers:

Basics, including information about spices and dals, how to make Indian essentials like garam masala, ghee and paneer, and how to cook rice Soups and snacks Dals and vegetables Meat, chicken, fish and seafood Breads and rice Chutneys, pickles and salads Desserts and drinks.

Author Notes

Jody Vassallo is passionate about travel and food, and she is the author of over 25 books.