I just love this book. The photographs are superbly shot, very colourful and evocative of the real India and Indian culture. Whilst they are not just of the food Manju is presenting, they are providing a backdrop to the environment which inspired the recipes.
The idea of the four "corners" of the Indian sub-continent gives a great insight into the real, everyday foodie lives of the Indian people.
The recipes are well written and easy to follow. I haven't yet found any need for any specialised equipment. There are a wide range of styles and flavours, not all of them are spicy. There is more in this book than recipes just for the curry-lover. This is a triumph of regional, tasty, family-orientated everyday home cooking which shows that there is more to Indian cuisine than just a vindaloo after a few drinks in the pub.