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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:44 AM
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Anyone here a fan of Indian food? I need a cookbook suggestion for a gift. Ideas?
I don't like Indian food, so I wouldn't know what to get. Any input is appreciated.
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atomic-fly Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:46 AM
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1. i love indian food
i'd go to amazon and look at the reviews of a few books.
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Gormy Cuss Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 10:51 AM
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2. Just about any Indian cookbook by Madhur Jaffrey
If the recipient is a novice at this cuisine, I recommend the classic "Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cooking."
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Bossy Monkey Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:03 AM
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3. Ditto! The very best recipe I have is from that very book
Photocopied, so complete with curry stains from my cooking it. Need to make that again. (Delhi-style lamb cooked with potatoes)
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malta blue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:19 AM
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4. LOVE that book
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 11:33 AM
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5. Thank you! I'll check it out.
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dawgmom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 08:46 PM
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8. I agree with this recommendation
Madhur Jaffrey is the queen -- my copy of her "Indian Cooking" is nearly worn out. Indian cooking can be challenging, but she makes it approachable.
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ogneopasno Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 06:31 PM
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6. Kick for the evening crowd...any more ideas?
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kath Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 07:21 PM
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7. I have two by Julie Sahni that I like very much:
Classic Indian Cooking http://www.amazon.com/Classic-Indian-Cooking-Julie-Sahn...

and Moghul Microwave http://www.amazon.com/Moghul-Microwave-Cooking-Indian-M...

HEY - I heard all you peeps sneering at the microwave cookbook - but don't laugh. Indian cooking can be pretty time-consuming. For "Moghul Microwave" she ONLY included dishes whose quality and taste are not at all compromised by preparing them in the microwave - in some cases the quality is even better than when prepared by traditional methods. Often, significantly less fat is required, making those recipes healthier. The time savings can be HUGH!!1
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:42 PM
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9. I have a gorgeous little book called "50 Great Curries of India" - by Camellia Panjabi.
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 09:43 PM by quiet.american
Found it one day on the bargain table at Barnes and Noble.

Beautifully produced with delicious recipes and gorgeous photography.

Got it for $7.98.
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quiet.american Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Tue Dec-16-08 09:42 PM
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10. Dupe. nt
Edited on Tue Dec-16-08 09:42 PM by quiet.american
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