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Anjum's Indian Vegetarian Feast [Illustrated] [Hardcover]

Anjum Anand
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27 Sep 2012
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 chutney
Tandoori vegetable feast
Paneer tikka masala
Southern black pepper curry
Best ever grilled naan
Ginger-poached pears with pomegranate and poppy seeds

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Product details

  • Hardcover: 176 pages
  • Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd (27 Sep 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1849491208
  • ISBN-13: 978-1849491204
  • Product Dimensions: 0.3 x 18.6 x 24.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (135 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 5,083 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

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.

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“Not just a bit on the side, Indian condiments can turn a simple starter or main course into a taste sensation.  Anjum shows us how it’s done…” 1st October, Cook Vegetarian

“With its scintillating flavour combinations, even dedicated carnivores won’t miss a thing in Anjum’s Indian Vegetarian Feast.  And it’s beautifully photographed.” 1st October 2012, Good Housekeeping 

“ These recipes are so delicious, you won’t miss the meat.  Mile high chickpea burgers, Coconut French toast… is your mouth watering?” October 2012, Woman’s Own

‘TV chef Anjum Anand proved Indian food can be quick, stylish and healthy with these delicious dishes.’  October 2012, Bella 

‘Anjum Anand’s new book serves up some inspirational ideas for a vegetarian feast.’ The Lady, 28th September 2012

‘Healthy and simple enough to make every day, Anjum Anand prepares an authentic vegetarian Indian adventure.’ Top Sante, November 2012 

‘[Anjum Anand] has recipes for everything from brunch dishes, such as Indian potato hash, to spicy suppers like shitake mushroom curry, as well as classics such as paratha.  Delicious ideas like stuffed peppers in a peanut-tamarind sauce should convince even confirmed meat-easter that going veggie is worth a try.’ Waitrose Weekend, October 18th 2012

“These fuss-free recipes from student foodie sensation Sam Stern are perfect for those off to uni, or just people who love to cook…” Bella Magazine, 18th September 2012

“From mastering the basics to insider tips and techniques, this book will teach you everything you need to become a confident cook.  From fast food to slow, food to go or eat in, healthy to greedy, there’s something in the over 100 masterclass recipes features to match every mood, budget and lifestyle.” Flavour Magazine, October 2012

About the Author

Anjum Anand grew up in London and has also lived and studied in Geneva, Paris and Madrid. She has worked in restaurants in New York, Los Angeles and New Delhi, but her real love is home-cooked food. She was one of the first writers to create fresh, light and health-conscious Indian recipes. She has presented two successful Indian Food Made Easy BBC TV series and written four bestselling books, all published by Quadrille. She travels regularly to India but lives in London with her husband and two children. Her husband and his family are strict vegetarians so she is truly an expert on vegetarian recipes.

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars I know how to cook 1 Nov 2012
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Following the recipes was easy. Little bits outside the instructions are really nice addition, also the little extras she gives along the "real" recipes. I have now made three different items and both myself and the darling wife have enjoyed them very much.

I am not new to Indian cooking and have followed Blumenthal's and Keller's instructions, so if I can recommend this book, you can rest assured that it is a very good buy even for a home cook who just would like to learn to make nice food at home.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Something to leven our meals 30 May 2013
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I greatly enjoy a curry but I do find them very meat heavy. This book is very useful in adding some appropriate vegetable content to what might otherwise be too much Lamb Jalfrezi. The book is executed in sumptuous photography but the recipes are simple enough for even a junior cook. As ever the taste of India is reflected in colour and spice, but now it need not be as heavy as it formerly was.
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17 of 20 people found the following review helpful
By emma who reads a lot TOP 500 REVIEWER VINE VOICE
Anjum Anand was already convincing with her previous books (Indian Food Made Easy in particular): she is a wonderful cook, food enthusiast and communicator. She has a particular knack for persuading you to get down the shops and ferret around till you find a packet of chat masala / asafoetida / dried mango powder / jaggery.... And producing easy-to-follow recipes that will make you glad you made the effort.

This book, though, adds to her previous achievements. Firstly, it's entirely vegetarian, but completely tempting. Great for our house: we've been eating less and less meat in 2012 and this book makes that process even easier. But also it represents a more original approach to cooking than her previous titles. Where before she's been advocating a more traditional South Asian home cooking, now she's putting her unique British AND Indian background to use and coming up with original dishes like tandoori baby potatoes, a squash cobbler, a spiced shepherds pie (of veg), masala baked beans, and a outrageous mango, pomegranate and coconut trifle.

One other excellent innovation is a whole additional level of serving suggestions, with extra recipes in smaller print at the foot of some pages to make authentic Indian street food chutnies and raitas. Fresh, rather than our more customary sugary preserves.

So far i've cooked a number of the dishes and (no surprise) they've come out wonderfully - I've ground my own parsi dhansak masala mix, done the Goan egg balchao, but also made her everyday lentil curry. And I may finally get round, at her nagging insistence, to making my own paneer and parathas. Which would be fab.
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11 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic! 3 Oct 2012
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The recipes in this book produce the most delicious dishes imaginable. Anjum gets you to use fresh tomatoes that have been processed with a stick blender where other chefs have you using tinned. I thought it was a bit of a pain at first - then I tasted the difference. The only quibble I have is that it can be difficult to tell how long something will take to cook, e.g. she says to cook something until the sauce becomes "quite thick" but does not give any idea of whether this could be two minutes or ten. It makes it quite tricky to coordinate several dishes, but I'm sure I'll soon come to know how long it all takes as I intend to use this book very regularly indeed.
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15 of 18 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Anjum Anand Indian Vegetarian Feast 9 Oct 2012
By L.H.
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I now have all of Anjum's cookery books! I was unsure at first because, although she seems quite well known by Amazon customers, I had never heard of her!! I am now totally addicted to her style of cooking! I have worked my way through many recipes in her other 3 books and the results totally convinced me to buy this vegetarian book - especially as I am a vegetarian. Every recipe in the first 3 books has turned out successful. Obviously, I have liked some more than others but that doesn't mean that I wouldn't be prepared to cook the lesser liked ones again. But the ones we love are cooked on a regular basis each week. I love the way Anjum has "anglicised" Indian food so that it can easily be eaten alongside English staples. i.e. I just love the Succulent Chicken Tikka which we have with salad and chips but I sprinkle the dried Mango powder on the chips instead of the deep fried new potatoes, which Anjum suggests. I found the new potatoes cooked that way, far too greasy. I substitute Quorn fillets for the chicken and the result is succulent and tasty.

What I love about her style of cooking is that, whilst she suggests what veg to use in any given dish, she also leaves you to choose your preference. She will also reassure you by saying: "Don't worry" if you don't have a certain ingregient - "it will still taste brilliant without it", or she'll suggest an alternative, all of which leaves you feeling far more confident to tackle what might otherwise be "unfamiliar" ingredients. I also love the fact that for the most part, all the recipes can be prepared either very quickly or at least in a reasonable amount of time and are always easy to do. Nothings complicated. I also love her blending of ingredients. Very, very clever and flavoursome. What more can you ask?

I can't wait to try this new edition to my collection! Well done Anjum.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
2.0 out of 5 stars a "do not buy" review - waste of money.
The book was not as great as I from what I had read from previous reviews. I personally would not advice people to buy it.
Published 1 day ago by Mrs. J. H. Marie
5.0 out of 5 stars Vegetarian feast
This the best book ever filled with sumptuous recipes.

Have had great success with these delicious recipes

I would definitely recommend to a friend
Published 1 month ago by Sheila B. Law
4.0 out of 5 stars Very good
Have traied a few recipes now and they've come out pretty good so far. Like the layout and the pictures.
Published 2 months ago by MikerBiker
5.0 out of 5 stars So many delicious ideas
Once you have got set up with some spices, it's really easy to expand your repertoire of amazing indian dishes
Published 2 months ago by MR R MH TYERS
5.0 out of 5 stars Nom
Bought this after trying out the Bengal tiger lentil curry when it was published in the Grauniad. That and the Rogan Mushroom recipe in this book are now two of my favourites. Read more
Published 2 months ago by jimbomassive
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing recipes.
Brilliant book with easy recipes but also some more challenging ones. An jumps takes you through step by step with lots of facts and history of recipes.
Published 2 months ago by karen blatherwick
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent and easy
Working my way through this and no problems so far. Most ingredients are easy to obtain and everything tastes delicious.
Published 3 months ago by irish reader
5.0 out of 5 stars Brilliant book.
Bought as a present and the recipient loved it. She has not stopped cooking since Christmas. very much worth the money.
Published 3 months ago by Eileen
4.0 out of 5 stars Eat more (spicy) veg!
If you are not familiar with Indian vegetarian cooking, then this book is a good place to start. It uses authentic ingredients and recipes, and is clearly laid out and easy to... Read more
Published 4 months ago by Moonless
5.0 out of 5 stars Used lots of the recipes
This is a great book! My Husband and I are both vegetarians and the recipes are really well structured, easy to follow and taste great.
Published 5 months ago by AnnieD
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