Madhur Jaffrey is the queen of curries and the world authority on Indian Food, having published over 15 cookbooks on the subject over the last 40 years.
Following on from her bestselling cookbook, Curry Easy, Madhur is back with a beautiful new cookbook, Vegetarian Curry Easy.
Offering over 200 brand new and simply delicious recipes, Madhur cooks a tantalising, mouth-watering array of meat-free dishes and proves, yet again, how easy it is to cook authentic Indian food at home.
Madhur Jaffrey, television's most-loved Indian cook, returned to our screens for a major new series for the Good Food Channel in October 2012.
Travelling across Britain, visiting local Indian and South Asian communities, Madhur revealed how it's possible to sample virtually the whole of Indian cuisine without ever leaving the British Isles.
In the official tie-in book to the series, Madhur Jaffrey showcases her favourite curry recipes with influences from all over the subcontinent: Punjabi, Goan, Parsi and Bengali amongst others. Carefully selected and adapted by Madhur, the recipes conjure up the colour and vitality of this vibrant culture, but keep to her mantra that Indian food doesn't need to be complicated. Always innovative and contemporary, Madhur will even give some of these traditional Indian recipes a twist - pairing Aloo Gobi with a very British roast lamb, for example.
Whether it's the spicy, lentil-based specialities of Rajesthan, kebabs and kormas from Delhi, or coconut-infused curries from Kerala, we accompany Madhur Jaffrey on her very personal tour of our modern-day Curry Nation.
This is the second Madhur Jaffrey cookbook in the My Kitchen Table series. Madhur's first book, 100 Essential Curries, offered a comprehensive selection of classic Indian recipes. This new title will provide recipes for simple curries, perfect for cooking up quickly during the week.
There are family-favourites, including creamy kormas, stir-fried prawns and spicy chicken recipes, as well as satisfying stews, quick kebabs and ideas for light suppers and snacks. Some recipes are quick to make, others can be prepared ahead.
Perfect for the busy cook.
In this delicious collection of recipes, Madhur Jaffrey shows us that Indian food need not be complicated or involve hours in the kitchen. Take a few well chosen spices and readily available ingredients, and in a few easy steps you can make a delicious prawn curry from Goa; succulent chicken baked in an almond and onion sauce; hearty Sri Lankan beef with coconut milk; a creamy potato and pea curry; tasty swiss chard stir fried with ginger and garlic; and a spicy dip with beans (canned of course), cumin, chillies and lime. With over 175 clear, accessible and simple recipes, this mouthwatering cookbook is as beautifully written as her bestselling Ultimate Curry Bible, and is fully illustrated throughout with gorgeous colour photography.
Whether you are cooking curry for the first time or have plenty of culinary experience and are looking for quick and easy recipe ideas, Madhur Jaffrey brings you all the tastes of India with the minimum of work.
'I was born in a sprawling house by the Yamuna River in Delhi. When I was a few minutes old, Grandmother welcomed me into the world by writing "Om", which means "I am" in Sanskrit, on my tongue with a little finger dipped in honey. When the family priest arrived to draw up my horoscope, he scribbled astrological symbols on a long scroll and set down a name for me, Indrani, or "queen of the heavens". My father ignored him completely and proclaimed my name was to be Madhur ("sweet as honey").'
So begins Madhur Jaffrey's enchanting memoir of her childhood in India. Her description of growing up a in a very large, wealthy family (half a train was booked to transport the family from Delhi to the mountains for the summer) conjures up the spirit of a long lost age. Whether climbing the mango trees in her grandparents' orchard, armed with a mixture of salt, pepper, red chillies and roasted cumin, or enjoying picnics in the foothills of the Himalayas, reached by foot, rickshaw, palanquin or horse, where meatballs stuffed with sultanas and mint leaves, cauliflowers flavoured with ginger and coriander, and spiced pooris with hot green mango pickle were devoured, food forms a major leitmotiv of this beautifully written memoir. With recipes drawn from memories of dinners, lunches, breakfasts, weddings and picnics, moving effortlessly from the lamb meatballs of Moghul emperors to the tamarind chutneys of the streets, this book will appeal to keen armchair cooks, as well as fans of Madhur the world over.
Madhur Jaffrey is renowned as an international authority on Indian food. In Simple Indian Cookery, she shares her knowledge and her passion, bringing us classic dishes from this hugely popular culinary region.
Madhur demonstrates how to cook 40 well-known recipes with simple step-by-step instructions, proving just how easy it is to serve up delicious Indian meals you've created yourself. The cookery book is divided into Soups and Starters, Fish and Shellfish, Eggs, Meat and Poultry, and Vegetables and Accompaniments.
All the dishes use readily available ingredients and there's a special menu section, so that you can plan your perfect meal. With the clear and easy-to-follow recipe methods and colour photographs accompanying each stage of the recipe, Madhur's simple instructions will guarantee even the novice cook excellent results every time.
This is the most comprehensive book ever published on curries, written by Madhur Jaffrey, the world's bestselling Indian cookery author. The influence of the Indian curry has been far-reaching: Indian immigrants and traders influenced the cooking of many other great cuisines of the world, including those of Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and China. History blends with recipes in this meticulously researched book, which will prove fascinating reading for food lovers everywhere.
With over 150 mouthwatering recipes, Madhur starts with the best curry recipes in India today, moves on to Asian curries, and even includes European curry ideas such as French curry sauces. Some recipes have never before appeared in print, such as fish seasoned with tamarind and coconut and lamb braised with oranges. Also included are Madhur's tips for the best accompanying foods - she gives us recipe ideas for rice, bread, chutneys, relishes and sweets - the perfect complement for any curry. Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book is set to become the standard reference book on curries.
Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery is a revised and updated edition of her seminal cookery book, Illustrated Indian Cookery, which sold 3/4 million copies.
This edition has been completely re-designed and re-photographed in a larger hardback format to make it the essential reference book on Indian cuisine. With chapters on meat, poultry, fish and vegetables as well as pulses, breads and rice, relishes, chutneys and pickles, Madhur guides you through the colourful range of Indian food, from classic curries like Rogan Josh, Tandoori-style Chicken to Naan Bread and recipes for more unusual dishes such as Salmon Steamed with Mustard Seeds and Tomato, and Drunken Orange Slices.
Complete with comprehensive background information on ingredients, equipment, authentic preparation techniques and suggested menus, Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery brings you Indian food at its best.
Vegetarian cookery, once associated with the East, is now a firmly established part of our Western culture and eating habits. As meat-free cooking has grown in popularity and sophistication, we have borrowed a whole range of techniques and ideas from various cultures, creating an exciting tradition of globally influenced vegetarian cuisine. Rather than approaching vegetarianism from a dry, didactic standpoint, this major cookery book takes as its starting point the principle that vegetarian cooking is one of the most interesting, dynamic areas in food today and provides a collection of the very best vegetarian recipes the world's cuisines have to offer.
Chapter to chapter the book focuses on different ingredients, from vegetables and grains to pulses and dairy products, providing fascinating information about less familiar ingredients, such as wild rice or the many kinds of salad leaves available. Over 500 vegetarian recipes draw on the whole world for their inspiration, from Thailand to Tunisia, from the Mediterranean to Mexico. Throughout Madhur Jaffrey's renowned talent for informing and inspiring her audience is apparent, and her own personal anecdotes and stories set the recipes in context.
Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian will be a milestone in modern cuisine and is a cookbook which is set to be on kitchen shelves for many, many years to come.
Now regarded by many as the world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey was born in Delhi and is an award-winning actress and bestselling cookery author. Her first book, An Invitation to Indian Cookery, was published in 1973 and since then she has written over 15 cookbooks, now considered classics in their field, including Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible and Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian. She has appeared in over 20 films, including Merchant Ivory's Heat and Dust and Cotton Mary. In 2006 she published her memoir of childhood, Climbing the Mango Trees. Her latest title, Curry Easy, is published in Autumn 2010.