The one thing that I can never resist is buying books and my resolve to stop buying books weakens when I see a cookbook on discount!A few months back,this book was on a 40% discount sale and I booked it online.It took almost 1 week to reach me and I was waiting to ‘read’ it just like my daughter would do when she gets her favorite fairy tales!
As the name implies,it is is a 640 paged cook book with a whole lot of Indian recipes.
Table of contents….
- Pickles and Chutney
- Sea food
- Indian breads
- Cooking techniques
There are a few things that did not impress me.
- I was a little disappointed by the paper quality.Since it was mentioned as imported edition, I expected the quality to be a bit better.
- It would have been nice if there was a small intro for the dishes or the place of origin of the dish.It just says -Patra / Dal Pakwan and does not mention the region or state where this dish is famous or most likely to have originated.Very few dishes have the name of the region /state along with the name of the dish like Gujarati sweet Mango Pickle etc.
- What’s ever more disappointing is that there are no pics at all!!
Now coming to the positive aspects of this huge book,
- It has a mix of Vegetarian and Meat/Sea food based recipes. I am glad that there are plenty of Vegetarian recipes to choose from as this is not the case in most of the cook books that contain mixed recipes.
- The categories/index are clear and easy to use.
- The book is a good buy if you are looking for variety in Indian dishes.
I got this book on a discount and is really worth the money.
There are some non Indian recipes too like the Frankie,Cous cous briyani!!I am not sure how I should categorize this point!
This is the first book that I have read and reviewed for Foodies Read 2014.
I will be posting a simple salad that I prepared from this book tomorrow. Do come back to take a look…