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Blondie Bill

Indian cook book...

I like to try all sorts of different types of cooking and would now like to try some Indian recipes,can someone recommend a good cook book please.

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Bill...

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Darkginger

Indian Cook book

If you're looking to reproduce Indian Restaurant food, try 'The Curry Secret' by Kris Dhillon (very cheap, Amazon usually have it). If you're more into authentic Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey has written lots of good books. Also take a look at titles by Pat Chapman (of The Curry Club). The BEST book I know (for restaurant food) is actually an e-book, but I can't link to it here, but if you Google "curry barking mad ebook curry" you should find it.

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Darkginger

Indian cook book

...me again - also check out 'curry2go' channel on YouTube for explanations of ingredients and methods used in restaurants. The guy who makes them is called Julian, he has an Indian takeaway somewhere I forget - I only know him through a curry website and his videos - but have made several of his dishes now, and - especially the vindaloo - they're very good, and very tasty! A bit of preparation required, but well worth the effort!

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Janice

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Bill - if you look up videojug you will find some good basic videos for Indian cooking. I have been working at trying to reproduce Indian food for almost 20 years now, since leaving the UK and Indian restaurants, so have collected several cookbooks. The one I turn to almost every time I want to do an Indian meal for my family is "The Complete Indian Cookbook" by Mridula Baljekar. There is a photo opposite every recipe, which is something I always like in a cookbook and the dishes are simple and always a success. My favourites from this book include: chicken tikka & chicken tikka masala, onion bhajiyas, mushroom bhaji (I always add chopped fresh coriander to this dish, which makes it taste really authentic). The rice recipes are great too, particularly the mushroom pilau. My philosophy is that when trying to decide which cookbook to buy, buy them both/all, finances permitting of course! I could never imagine having too many.

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Linzechris

Indian cook book...

If you gooogle 'curry recipes online' it brings up a website called crO with lots of tried recipes and a forum. x

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ka2carr

Indian cookery book

Definitely agree withe suggested "The Complete Indian Cookbook" by Mridula Baljekar. In it there's a fab recipe for chicken Dopiaza that is the base for others. If you add lemon zest and a little lemon juice the best lemon chicken. Add mint and its a phodinia and so on. Also it's quick and doesn't smell awful like the curry secret. I reckon it's the base that the high quality Indian restaurants use. The curry secret base is what cheap poor quality Indian takeaways use.

 
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