Cook healthy and delicious dishes with this friendly and easy-to-follow Indian cookbook.Entice with Spice
shows Indian food enthusiasts how to prepare delicious meals at home without spending hours in the kitchen. A first generation Indian-American, author Shubhra Ramineni has developed a no-fuss cooking style that re-creates authentic Indian flavors using easy techniques and fresh and readily available ingredients.
The Indian food lover will find nearly 100 recipes—from samosa to naan bread and mouthwatering curries—for easy-to-make versions of popular dishes from both the North and South of India. Throughout this practical book Shubhra shares tricks and shortcuts she has learned from her mother, who is from Northern India; her mother-in-law, who is from Southern India; family members in India, and professional chefs in the U.S. With a friendly, reassuring voice, Shubhra shows busy home cooks how simple it is to quickly prepare a homemade Indian meal that tastes wonderful, looks elegant and is also very healthy. Favorite Indian recipes include:
- Chicken Kebabs
- Pepper Shrimp on a Stick
- Coconut Chutney
- Whole Wheat Flatbread
- Chicken Vindaloo Curry
- Easy Lamb Curry
- Fish with Tamarind Curry
- Sweet Rice Pudding
- And many more…
Shubhra Ramineni is a first generation Indian-American raised in Houston, TX. Shubhra grew up enjoying healthy, traditional food and she learned to cook from her mother, an excellent home cook and a professional dietitian. Determined to eat well despite her busy schedule s a chemical engineer with an MBA, Shubhra set out to adapt traditional Indian recipes for the lifestyles of today's professionals, creating dozens of delicious, easy-to-prepare Indian recipes. She teaches Indian cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, and Whole Foods Market in Houston and Los Angeles. She is also a contributor to www.Greenista.com, a blog for fashionistas with a green conscience, in which she shares her recipes and ideas for a green eating lifestyle. Shubhra lives in Houson, TX with her husband, Naveen, and their baby, Jaya. More information about Shubhra is available at www.enticewithspice.com.
Masano Kawana won a James Beard Award for best cookbook photography for his book Shunju: New Japanese Cuisine. Masano is one of hte most exciting food, interior and landscape photographers in Asia. Born in Japan and based in Singapore, Kawana has traveled, lived and surfed throughout the region, photographing a wide variety of subjects and lifestyle magazines.
"This may be the Indian cookbook that American foodies have been waiting for." —Publishers Weekly
"An excellent beginning Indian cookbook; highly recommended." —Library Journal
"A must-have for food enthusiasts who do not have the luxury of time. The book has diverse and generational appeal for anyone who relishes Indian food." —The Times of India
"[A]n excellent beginning Indian cookbook; highly recommended."—Library Journal
"Shubhra is a great cooking instructor. She is teaching food she knows intimately, and yet she is always learning something new and bringing that to the kitchen. Her passion for Indian food and her ability to pass that on to her students is her greatest gift. She removes the mystery from Indian cooking and makes it easy, quick and tasty." —Jason Cammack, Culinary Coordinator, Sur La Table
"Shubhra's approach to Indian cuisine is easy, straightforward, and utterly delicious. I have had the opportunity to work with her on a few Community events and her cooking style, the simplicity of the recipes, and the passion behind her work has made me a fan for life!" —Nick Fisher, Whole Foods Market