Twenty years of research has gone into this collection of "50 Great Curries of India". The recipes encompass both the classic dishes such as lamb rogan josh and butter chicken as well as some more out of the ordinary such as watermelon curry, prawn in sweet and hot curry and aubergine curry. Rice, vegetable, potato, yoghurt, bread and chutney recipes to accompany the curries are given, as are some tempting and easy-to-make desserts. Sub-sections include: the philosophy of Indian food; what is a curry?; the use of spices, herbs and chillies; planning an Indian meal and suggested menus; and what to drink with an Indian meal.