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Madhur Jaffrey's Curry Nation [Hardcover]

Madhur Jaffrey
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Book Description

11 Oct 2012

Madhur Jaffrey, television's most-loved Indian cook, returned to our screens for a major new series for the Good Food Channel in October 2012.

Travelling across Britain, visiting local Indian and South Asian communities, Madhur revealed how it's possible to sample virtually the whole of Indian cuisine without ever leaving the British Isles.

In the official tie-in book to the series, Madhur Jaffrey showcases her favourite curry recipes with influences from all over the subcontinent: Punjabi, Goan, Parsi and Bengali amongst others. Carefully selected and adapted by Madhur, the recipes conjure up the colour and vitality of this vibrant culture, but keep to her mantra that Indian food doesn't need to be complicated. Always innovative and contemporary, Madhur will even give some of these traditional Indian recipes a twist - pairing Aloo Gobi with a very British roast lamb, for example.

Whether it's the spicy, lentil-based specialities of Rajesthan, kebabs and kormas from Delhi, or coconut-infused curries from Kerala, we accompany Madhur Jaffrey on her very personal tour of our modern-day Curry Nation.


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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Ebury Press (11 Oct 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0091949939
  • ISBN-13: 978-0091949938
  • Product Dimensions: 24.8 x 19.8 x 2.2 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (51 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 9,788 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Now regarded by many as the world authority on Indian food, Madhur Jaffrey is an award-winning actress and bestselling cookery author. Her first book, An Invitation to Indian Cookery, was published in 1973 and her series for BBC television 'Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery' made her a household name. She has appeared in over 20 films, including Merchant Ivory's Heat and Dust, and written over 15 cookery books, including Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible (2003), published by Ebury Press.

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"Madhur Jaffrey is to curry what Delia is to a Sunday roast." (The Telegraph)

"The best curry book this year" (BBC Good Food Magazine)

"Madhur Jaffrey, the true queen of curry" (Tom Parker-Bowles Mail on Sunday)

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Our favourite Indian cook explores our nation's favourite dish - over 100 curry recipes selected and adapted by Madhur Jaffrey

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29 of 29 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Contemporary Indian food from around Britain... 14 Oct 2012
Format:Hardcover
A new job meant that I was allowed to treat myself to a new cookery book. I made a great choice!
Madhur Jaffrey has been the face of Indian food for thirty years. Her latest book is different in that she mainly presents recipes from home cooks and restaurant chefs from around Britain. This is a great idea.
Suniya Quoreshi's Chili Mutton Chops (Chili champ)are spicy and moreish. Remeber to marinate them the night before and they are perfect to pop straight in the oven after work. Saleem Zahid gives us Lamb with Beetroot (Chukander Gosht)which is gorgeously red and tasty.
Vegetarians are not left out. I am inspired by Bimal Parmar's Kale cooked in an East African style, a completely new idea for me. Potatoes with Fresh Fenugreek (Butteta ne Methi)from the Gujarati Rasoi stall at Broadway Market is delicious.
There are useful chapters on spice mixes, dals, breads and relishes. I like the photos of vibrant Indian textiles marking each new chapter.
My cookery challenge for this week is to make an entire meal from the book. I am thinking of Onion Bhajias and Tamarind Chutney to start followed by Madhur Jaffrey's own recipe for Chicken Tikka Masala with a Black Dal and some home made Chapatis. Whilst I have always looked snobbishly down on Chicken Tikka Masala as something only my daughter would eat, the photo looks so mouthwatering that I am completely won over.
This is a book which is definitely going to provide many happy days in the kitchen.
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4.0 out of 5 stars Mad(hur) about curry. 24 Nov 2012
By Sue Kichenside TOP 500 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
First let's get the sticky question of misrepresentation out of the way. There's no doubt that the cover of this book is misleading as the implication is clearly that these are Madhur Jaffrey's own recipes, hence the 4* rating. But really, does it matter that most of them are not? Recipes are always being plagiarised, adapted and improved on by food writers and presumably Ms Jaffrey has tried all the dishes in Curry Nation herself (one certainly hopes so, anyway). In any event, it is a very fine cookbook and the quality of photography is outstanding. It must be challenging, to say the least, to make curries look clearly differentiated in every single shot but photographer Jean Cazals, along with her food and props stylists, have succeeded magnificently here. Every dish looks mouth-watering and my copy is already studded with a great many post-it bookmarks!

There are sections on appetisers, snacks and soups, a large section on lamb, pork and beef, a brilliant section on chicken featuring Madhur's own take on the ubiquitous Chicken Tikka Masala (or CTM as she tells us it's often called), fish, veg, dals, rice, bread, chutneys and relishes, drinks, sweets and spice mixes. Ms Jaffrey introduces each dish with an interesting explanation of its provenance as well as an informative `take' on the method. Very helpfully, she always tells us how best to substitute a hard-to-find ingredient which is very useful if you don't have any specialist shops nearby. There are some stand-out potato dishes (roasted masala potatoes and Nepalese potato salad) and a chicken biryani recipe that I can't wait to try. Ms Jaffrey says: "...biryanis are served on special occasions....It does require talent - a special hand, as we say - to put a great one together".
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Can lead to curry addiction 4 Feb 2013
By I. Darren TOP 1000 REVIEWER
Format:Hardcover
Ask any English person who Madhur Jaffrey is and there is a good chance they will reply "that curry woman off the telly" for it is, indeed, Madhur Jaffrey who helped popularise the art of Indian curry making to generations of English people though books and the television for over 30 years!

Now Jaffrey has written a new book to accompany a new television series that takes a look at the humble curry, why Britons have fell in love with it, and its whole diverse range. Of course the doing part is the most important bit and here there is 100 recipes to keep you busy in the kitchen cooking up a spicy treat or two.

After a basic, informative introduction it is straight on to the recipes. An explanation of the various spice mixes, seasonings and techniques is left to the end of the book for some reason. The recipes themselves are split into appetisers, snacks and soups; lamb, pork & beef; eggs & chicken; fish & seafood; vegetables; dale; rice, breads & pancakes; salads, pickles, chutneys & relishes and finally drinks & sweets. There is something for all (Indian-orientated) tastebuds and a fairly good selection, bearing in mind the book's size. A great deal of wonderful photographs - but sadly not for every dish - draw you in and perhaps will get you trying things that you hadn't considered before. The very first recipe, spicy chickpeas, potatoes and beans in a tamarind sauce (chana aloo chaat) is a great example of this picture power. Each recipe features a brief overview and explanation about the dish, the required ingredients are clearly listed and the instructions are brief, curt but sufficient. As the recipes are taken from various homes and restaurants around the country, a credit is also given.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic 12 Jan 2013
Format:Hardcover
Easy and incredibly tasty this book has it all! By far the best curry book we have bought. I'd recommend this book to anyone who wants to make authentic curries
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
good useful book
Published 2 days ago by Deanna Rooney
5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars
Great! Thank you!
Published 6 days ago by FW
5.0 out of 5 stars Another Madhur Jaffrey book for the pantry bookshelf!
My wife and I are longtime fans of Madhur Jaffrey. We've seen the television series this book is based on and enjoyed it. The book is very promising. Tony Morphett
Published 3 months ago by TONY MORPHETT
5.0 out of 5 stars The end, what a letdown!
I am disappointed that this series is finished by summarily killing off the characters, getting rid of the actors and calling a fine and interesting series into an end.
Published 6 months ago by Margaret L. Dewolf
2.0 out of 5 stars Sadly boring
It looks rather boring and out of date inside. I bought it as a present but decided against giving it and have returned it.
Published 6 months ago by mary pritchard
4.0 out of 5 stars Big book full of great curry recipe suggestions
Big book full of great curry recipe suggestions. I bought this as a gift for my Grandad who loves curry.
Published 8 months ago by Kel
2.0 out of 5 stars Not quite what I expected
Having watched the TV series, I expected to find all the recipes in this book. However, quite a lot of them were not included.
Published 8 months ago by Anne Doggett
5.0 out of 5 stars Curry in a Hurry
Bought for my Husband who loves making curries, the book covers all areas needed to make a gorgeous tasting curry.
Published 9 months ago by Mrs G
5.0 out of 5 stars Best Curry book
I love this book, used it loads and loads of times, excellent recipes, great pictures
On my work top or table all the time
So lovely ideas
A must if you love to cook... Read more
Published 9 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars curry at its best
I saw her on tv very down to earth lady good flavour recipes just love it vegetarian and meat great book
Published 10 months ago by ruth gaffney
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