Here is a superb collection of recipes from across the Indian subcontinent. Each step in preparing Indian food is explained, in a simple manner that will produce delicious results. Recipes from many regions of India are presented. The author also provides a brief history of Indian culture, which explains the eating habits in different historical periods and how these are reflected in modern Indian cuisine.
Recipes for Indian spices are provided, as well as for many varieties of Indian pilaus and rice dishes. There are sections on beef, pork, lamb, poultry, and fish, with mouth-watering curries and such delicacies as Tanduri Chicken and Beef Vindalu. Vegetables, breads, desserts, chutneys—numerous recipes for all of these are included. Charming line drawings that illustrate the traditional preparation and presentation of Indian food open each chapter of the book.