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recommendations for a good modern Indian cookbook?

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misshardbroom Mon 01-Jun-09 17:17:48

Anyone got a good one?

Lanky Mon 01-Jun-09 17:21:18

Anjum Anand. I have her most recent book, taken from the latest TV series. I have cooked loads from it and everything has been fabulous.

Overmydeadbody Mon 01-Jun-09 17:22:36

Well, you can't go wrong with Madhur Jaffrey.

Overmydeadbody Mon 01-Jun-09 17:25:04

What do you mean by modern though?

DO you want Authentic Indian recipes, for food you'd find in India, or do you want Indian-inspired western cooking?

HuffwardlyRudge Mon 01-Jun-09 17:27:21

Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Bible is a wonderful book.

Madhur Jaffrey's World vegetarian - I cook at least 2 meals a week from this book. Very very usable.

TheArmadillo Mon 01-Jun-09 17:44:24

I second Madhur JAffery's curry bible. It is my fav cook book.

Not all indian - has recipes from all over world.

Also covers breads/chutneys/dips/rice/etc

And contains a lot of explanatory stuff.

TheArmadillo Mon 01-Jun-09 17:51:56

I saw your other thread and the curry bible also has a section on spice mixes.

OrmIrian Mon 01-Jun-09 18:00:12

I have madhur jaffreys vegetarian cookery book. Bloody marvellous !

CatIsSleepy Mon 01-Jun-09 18:01:42

curry bible is brilliant
have found anjum anand's book a bit hit and miss tbh. love the salmon wraps though...

misshardbroom Mon 01-Jun-09 19:30:36

Wow, thanks for all these replies!

I suppose I had this (possibly completely erroneous) idea that 'modern' Indian cooking was a lot lighter and fresher than some traditional dishes. Maybe not the case, and many apologies to anyone actually from India for my total ignorance!

All I know is that I like eating Indian food and given that I'm blessed with living in a very multicultural area with lots of Indian shops, I quite fancy learning how to make stuff. grin

meltedmarsbars Tue 02-Jun-09 13:13:52

Tried the natco spices website?

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