We should all be eating more vegetables, and Anjum's plethora of scintillating flavours and healthy recipes means even the most carnivorous among us will be happy to give meat a miss. As much of the subcontinent is vegetarian by religion, Indian food provides the ideal cuisine in which to discover some seriously tasty new approaches to vegetables, grains, cheeses and pulses. Anjum adapts the true flavours of India, with her trademark concern for healthy eating and a good diet, to make meals that are healthy, light, bright, modern and balanced, providing all the protein and other nutrients we all need for perfect health. This book teaches us all how to eat vegetarian recipes for life. Sandwiches, grills, salads, snacks and appetizers, and of course main dishes and curry recipes with their accompaniments, are all included. Breakfasts, brunches and barbecues supply unexpected treats, such as mile-high chickpea pancakes with Indian purple coleslaw and Delhi-style chargrilled sweetcorn with a spicy lime rub. Many of Anjum Anand's recipes are family favourites or based on the vibrant street food culture of India, adapted to bring them bang up to date. Recipes include:Spice-crusted halloumi with fig and pistachio chutneyTandoori vegetable feastPaneer tikka masalaSouthern black pepper curryBest ever grilled naanGinger-poached pears with pomegranate and poppy seeds
Anjum Anand is well known as the presenter of two BBC2 series of Indian Food Made Easy. Her accompanying books - Indian Food Made Easy and Anjum's New Indian - were both bestsellers. Anjum appears in newspapers and magazines and broadcasts regularly on radio and TV about her light, healthy, modern take on Indian food. Her new book, Eat Right for your Body Type, the super-healthy diet based on Ayurveda was published in January. She lives with her husband and daughter in north London.