In India, a curry is any dish whose sauce is flavoured with a harmonious blend of spices. In this deliciously spicy book, Anjum Anand, recently voted Personality of the Year at the British Curry Awards, presents an eclectic choice of her favourite curries. These include regional dishes, favourite restaurant classics and many original creations - in all, 50 great curries and 25 accompanying dishes. As with all Anjum's recipes, they are written to suit a lighter, healthier way of eating; but every dish bursts with the flavours of India. Some are hot, some are mild, although all can be adjusted to taste. Some are simple one-pot curries while others recreate the multilayered flavours of restaurant classics. Divided into chapters on Fish and Seafood, Poultry and Game, Meat and Vegetable curries, there is a final chapter featuring the usual accompaniments: vegetable side dishes, breads, rice, chutneys and raitas. This will be the essential book for all lovers of Indian food, whether they are confident cooks or novice enthusiasts.
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.