This book is essential for your library if you are a fan of Indian food. Madhur Jaffrey is a prolific author of several cookbooks, many of which have won James Beard Awards.
One of my favourite parts of the book is the plethora of images – 117 photographs of tantalizing food, interspersed with photos from India. As a photographer, I appreciate good photography and I am drawn to cookbooks with beautiful food. It’s rare that I will purchase a cookbook without photos – how would you be inspired to cook a recipe without the image?
The recipes are diverse ranging from appetizers, snacks, mains, desserts and drinks. The recipes are well laid out so that you can easily see ingredients and follow the directions.
One of my favourite recipes is Masaledar Mumura – Spicy, Crisp Puffed Rice Nibbles. This is a delicious Indian snack, often served in paper cones as a street food. Another go-to recipe is for the Parathas Stuffed with Spiced Cauliflower – great for lunches or travelling. I’m salivating as I’m typing; they are so yummy.
If you are already experienced in the kitchen with Indian food, grab this book, and if not, grab this book. It is a good resource for every level of home chef.
See her in action here using an Instant Pot
Madhur Jaffrey – A Conversation in Food