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Maranello4 Tue 16-Jun-15 21:32:35

Hi there! I'm looking for recommendations for Indian cooking please - so either books or short courses in the central London/West Kent area. I'm okay with some of the basics but would like to be able to do breads and vegetable dishes at a better standard. Thank you x

applecatchers36 Tue 16-Jun-15 21:39:10

I find Madhur Jaffery's quick and easy Indian cookery book useful has nice vegetarian recipes, haven't tried the breads myself yet.

poppycat04 Tue 16-Jun-15 21:42:36

Best book I've ever found is "cooking like mummy gee". No longer in print I think but found it on amazon in their market place. It's the real deal.

couldntbebothered Tue 16-Jun-15 21:50:46

I love "made in India"; the madhur jaffrey book mentioned, and another by her called "illustrated Indian cookery" which has plenty of veg and bread recipes.

Selks Tue 16-Jun-15 21:54:02

'Made in India' by Meera Sodha is great.

Maranello4 Tue 16-Jun-15 22:15:26

Cooking like mummyji? Great, will have a look smile

Hoppinggreen Wed 17-Jun-15 14:56:34

Another vote for cooking like mummy, it's what people eat at home rather than in restaurants

FurryDogMother Wed 17-Jun-15 15:02:34

It depends on whether you're looking for authentic Indian food, or British Indian Restaurant (BIR) food. If the latter, there are a couple of e-books on Amazon that will give you what you need:

Volume 1
Volume 2

OldBeanbagz Wed 17-Jun-15 20:12:37

Another vote for Cooking Like Mummyji. It the closest i can get to my dad's home cooked food.

I also LOVE Made in India. I have large batches of the samosas in my freezer although i do use my own pastry recipe rather than the filo pastry they recommend (i need to make them GF).

PyjamasLlamas Wed 17-Jun-15 20:30:14

Indian Delights by Zuleikha Mayat. It's a South African Indian cookbook from the 60's with the most authentic Gujjrati Indian food. Every single Asian household in the UK in the 70's/80's had a copy. It's like a cooking bible. They get passed down too so now I have my mums copy.
It was out of print but I've checked and it's on amazon

mistymeanour Fri 19-Jun-15 17:58:24

Made in India is great

TinklyLittleLaugh Thu 25-Jun-15 17:18:58

I have a really old Madhur Jaffrey book called simply Indian Cooking which is great on details; for example the exact degree to which you need to brown your onions for the best results. Also has some lovely Anglo Indian recipes like mulligatawny soup.

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