Indian Essence : The Fresh Tastes of India's New Cuisine

Indian Essence : The Fresh Tastes of India's New Cuisine

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Author: Atul Kochhar
Photographer(s): David Loftus
Publisher: Quadrille Publishing
Year: 2009
Language: English
Pages: 160
ISBN/UPC (if available): 184400077X


Atul Kochhar is one of London’s most exciting chefs. In Indian Essence he shares his passion for Indian food, for the rich variety of this fascinating cuisine. Atul’s style of cooking is contemporary and his enticing recipes reflect the diversity of modern Indian food, with its vibrant colours and intriguing blends of flavours. The emphasis here is on fresh ingredients, care fully balanced spices and simple culinary techniques.

Indian Essence is a hands-on guide to cooking Indian food at home. Recipes from all parts of India are included, from the rich, meat-based Moghul food of the north to the vegetarian cuisine of Tamil Nadu; from the coconut-based curries of Goa and Kerala to the fragrant fish dishes of Bengal and Assam.

The recipes are drawn from dishes cooked in Indian homes and from the exciting array of Indian street foods, as well as from restaurant menus. Techniques are simple and, to help readers plan an authentic Indian meal, Atul suggests menus and provides general guidelines on choosing dishes to complement one another.


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Accompaniments: rice, breads and chutneys