Review. ‘The best ever Indian cookery book – and the bestselling one in the world Camellia Panjabi’s 50 Great Curries of India has delectable, completely. 9 Mar Camellia Panjabi offers a greater understanding and appreciation of the many and varied dishes from the subcontinent of India. Camellia Panjabi has explored all the regions of India to collect the best traditional recipes, learning dishes and cooking secrets from 50 Great Curries of India.

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What we really eat in India

Credited with introducing regional Indian cooking to the UK, Panjabi is a legend throughout the culinary world. With her reputation inxia a serious trendsetter, I feel inclined to believe her.

Correspondingly, this book includes recipes for rice, rotis Indian breadsyoghurt or raitas, chutneys and desserts along with several suggested menus for well-balanced Indian meals.

I think no matter what your palate, you’ll find something in here that you’ll love.

Book: 50 Great Curries of India

Every single recipe in this book comes cruries like a dream. With a lifelong passion for food, Camellia helped create several restaurants for these premier hotels, featuring little-known regional dishes.

In ’50 Great Curries I first saw this book on a passionate cook’s bookshelf and asked him about it. I was browsing the shelves of Books for Cooks in London recently and overheard a customer ask the staff, 50 great curries of india camellia panjabi your recommendation for a basic book on Indian cuisine?

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Diane rated it really liked it Jul 08, Jun 13, Pete rated it it was amazing. Camilla successfully brought understanding about spices and the meaning and usage of each ingredients including the masterpiece in each region of India.

The only negative thing that I can say is that there are not more south Indian recipes in this book but that is not enough of a complaint to lower my rating.

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The recipes in this compact volume don’t even start in earnest until page 68; before that, Camellia Panjabi gives the reader a briefing on what makes the cuisine of India so unique. Sometimes the recipe wasn’t laid out to be easily understood.

The secret to creating authentic Indian curries at home lies within these 50 great curries of india camellia panjabi pages. PaperbackTenth Anniversary Editionpages. Trying a recipe from this book is the ultimate stress buster. This book looks tantalising and offers great promise and I like that it tells you about the region each one comes from.

Panjabi’s favorite dish from childhood?

Each recipe is authentic and the author doesn’t make substitution for ingredients that are hard to find outside o It is worth digging up a copy of this book from an on-line seller or a used bookstore. Beautiful introduction to concept of food in India. KalraSalman Sayyid Snippet view – My favourite recipe is malabar prawn curry, which I first ate at Veeraswammys in London. The Chettinad Cookbook First Edition, 50 great curries of india camellia panjabi Eating Through India’s By-Lanes.


There were a few stinkers in here–I don’t know what the author was thinking with chicken dopiaza, for example; everyone we told about it thought that nine whole onions had to be a typo, and it was truly abysmal–but the biggest sin most of the recipes committed was that of being boring.

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Selected pages Title Page. Jul 31, Kellyjeanne rated it it was amazing. This section even includes a discussion of the religious philosophy that influences the cuisine. The book covers all the regions in India, so you will find dishes from Kerala and Invia, from Andhra and Punjab, all the way up along the map to Kashmir. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up.

Please login to subscribe. They’re complex but worth the effort. It would seem like key steps or substitutions ibdia buried and even with careful reading they were still easy to miss. A short DVD also adds to the visual experience of a book with striking photographs of ingredients and finished dishes opposite recipes, which are bordered with images of Indian textiles.