"A delectable straightforward guide to regional Indian cooking." —Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef USAIn My Indian Kitchen, chef Hari Nayak shares the secrets of his family's style of Indian cooking that he learned from his mother and aunts, neighbors, local street vendors and countless friends.
With the recipes in this Indian cookbook, consistently delicious Indian food at home becomes a reality. From a perfect Mint Chutney with Samosa to a melt-in-the-mouth Chicken Tikka Masala, to Pork Vindaloo, Tandoori Chicken and Sweet Mango Yogurt Lassi, traditional Indian meals without hours and hours of work can be achieved. Authentic Indian recipes include:
- Cucumber and Yogurt Raita
- Spicy Paneer Cheese Kebabs
- Red Kidney Bean Curry
- Street-Style Grilled Corn on the Cob
- Fish Tikka
- Chicken Tikka Masala
- Spicy and Fragrant Lamb Curry
- Baked Garlic Naan
- Creamy Rice Pudding
- And many more…
Having lived in the West for many years, Chef Hari understands the time for meal preparation is limited. To accommodate our busy lifestyle, the recipes in this book have been simplified, without sacrificing any of their authenticity. With Hari's guidance and time saving tips, the ability to create Indian meals appealing to the individual tastes of the home cook can, finally, be achieved.
Hari Nayak is part of the creative new generation of chefs from Asia and is known for his simple approach to food and staying true to the core Indian values of the dishes he creates. Hari graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked in the food industry for the past 15 years—including stints at renowned New York restaurants like Aquavit and Daniel. He now runs his own consultancy business called Gourmet Gurus. His first cookbook, Modern Indian Cooking was named "best of the season" for 2007 by the LA Times. Hari lives in New Jersey. HariNayak.com.
Jack Turkel has been a professional photographer for more than thirty-five years. His creative eye has expertly captured an impressive list of subjects and settings. He is now focusing his experience on the art of food photography and styling. JackJayDigital.com
"If, however, you cheat on the recipe the first time you make it, you're basically saying that you know better, which you don't. How do you know what the recipe's supposed to taste like if you don't follow it to the letter?" —Multiculturiosity blog
"A tasty straight-forward guide to regional Indian cooking." —Padma Lakshmi, author, actress, model and TV host
"I adore spices. In Asia, I love visiting spice markets and it's no surprise that I am a great fan of Indian cooking. its intricate blending of spices is absolutely fascinating and delightful. thanks to Chef Nayak, my understanding of Indian flavors and cooking techniques have broadened, and with that, my appreciation for the cuisine. My Indian Kitchen is now in my kitchen, as it should be in yours." —Martin Yan, TV show host and cookbook author of Yan Can Cook
"This book feels close to home and heart. It oozes the awesome flavors of India in a real sense—true to its cuisine and honest in its approach." —Atun Kochar, Indian chef, author and TV presenter
"My Indian Kitchen is the best way for an ambitious home cook to express his true love for Indian cooking. This book is filled with dishes and delicasies that are a feast for both the eyes and the palate. make foom for My Indian Kitchen on your book shelf!" —Sanjeev kapoor, chef author and TV host
"Verdict Overall, this is an ideal Indian cookbook for beginners; those with experience cooking Indian dishes should look elsewhere to expand their repertoire." —Claire Moitra, Providence
"A delectable straightforward guide to regional Indian cooking." —Padma Lakshmi, author actress, model and host of Top Chef USA
"'My Indian Kitchen' feels like an abbreviated "bible" of Indian food. It doesn't have the thickness of some of your more comprehensive tomes, but what it has is packed with goodness! I'm not talking a few yummy recipes and some pretty pictures. Techniques, ingredients, tools, spice mixes and so much more combine with delicious recipes and gorgeous photography to produce a gem for your kitchen. Tuttle has hit a home run once again with this cookbook!!" —Sandra's Kitchen Nook