Books

Curry Easy Vegetarian

Madhur Jaffrey

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's Curry Nation

Madhur Jaffrey

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.

My Kitchen Table - 100 Weeknight Curries

Madhur Jaffrey

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.

My Kitchen Table: 100 Essential Curries

Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey is the world's best-selling author of Indian cookery books. Here, she has collected 100 curry recipes from dals to biryanis, vegetarian to meat, simple and elaborate.

Everybody loves a curry - and this cookbook has a recipe to suit every taste.

Curry Easy

Madhur Jaffrey

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.

Climbing the Mango Trees

Madhur Jaffrey

'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.

Simple Indian Cookery

Madhur Jaffrey

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.

An Invitation To Indian Cooking

Madhur Jaffrey

This new paperback of Madhur Jaffrey's modern culinary classic is the companion to Eastern Vegetarian Cooking: it will come as a revelation to all those whose experience of Indian cuisine has been confined to restaurants in Britain. In her fascinating Introduction the author vividly describes the vast scope of Indian cooking, the regional differences in taste and method, and the special qualities of the food of her native Delhi; she provides a comprehensive list of the various herbs and spices used in India, a glossary of cookery terms and some suggested menus. The recipes range from soups to desserts, with meat, fish and egg dishes, vegetables, rice and bread, chutneys and pickles, and a section on summer cooking and barbeques. All are clearly and simply set out, with many helpful hints from Madhur Jaffrey's own wide experience. The wealth of colourful detail and incidental information makes An Invitation to Indian Cooking as much a pleasure to read as it is to use.

Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible

Madhur Jaffrey

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

Madhur Jaffrey

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.

Quick And Easy Indian Cookery

Madhur Jaffrey

If you have always believed that long slow preparation is essential to Indian food, this recipe book will make you think again. The world's favourite author on Indian cooking, Madhur Jaffrey, provides over 75 recipes for great Indian dishes, most of which can be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less. It includes quick recipes for every course - from soups and starters such as Gingery Cauliflower Soup to main courses such as Lamb with Cardamom or Prawns steamed with Mustard Seeds, as well as breads and rice, vegetables and desserts. Madhur also includes an easy-reference store cupboard guide and hints on time-saving techniques. Whether you're craving a quick chicken curry to eat after work or want to entertain friends without spending the day in the kitchen, this cookbook is a revelation and a great demonstration of the versatility of authentic Indian cuisine.

The Essential Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey

Madhur Jaffrey is the authority on Indian food and is known and loved for her knowledgeable yet accessible writing on the subject. The Essential Madhur Jaffrey contains all her most popular recipes in one volume, including everything from delicious meat and fish curries to vegetarian meals and recipes for chutneys and pickles. Based on a broad range of regional Indian cuisines, the recipes have been selected to provide meal ideas for all kinds of occasions, from quick after-work meals to more elaborate dishes for entertaining. Informative introductions and notes on ingredients and equipment give fascinating background information. This is a classic collection of Indian recipes from the world's leading authority on Indian cooking.

Madhur Jaffrey's World Vegetarian

Madhur Jaffrey

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.

A Taste Of The Far East

Madhur Jaffrey

A TASTE OF THE FAR EAST is a classic evocation of the region's food and drink, a gastronomic tour of some truly exotic places. Madhur Jaffrey, with her great enthusiasm, delves deeply into local traditions and history to describe the cultural and culinary influences that have shaped each nation's unique cuisine. The 180 recipes she has selected reflect this diversity, and she knowledgeably provides introductions describing local traditions and produce. Rich in anecdotes and humour, Madhur Jaffrey's book is a mouth-watering introduction and companion to some of the world's most delicious foods.

Biography

Madhur first introduced the West to the delights of Indian food almost 30 years ago and is the authority on Indian cooking. With several hit TV series to her name, she is returning to the UK to reflect on how attitudes have changed towards her native cuisine. Her bestselling titles include Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible and Curry Easy.