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Mr Todiwala's Bombay: Recipes and Memories From India

Mr Todiwala's Bombay: Recipes and Memories From India [Kindle Edition]

Cyrus Todiwala
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The latest book from TV chef Cyrus Todiwala, Mr Todiwala’s Bombay incorporates the best of both classic and modern Indian cuisine. Since the release of his bestselling The Incredible Spice Men, also a hit BBC Two series, Cyrus has made a name for himself as a master of spices and Indian cuisine.

To Cyrus, Mumbai will always be Bombay: the jostling, colourful city of his childhood and the land that cultivated his passion for food. Join Cyrus and his wife Pervin on a bustling culinary jaunt around one of the world’s most exciting and mysterious places. Feast on moreish jumping chicken samosas from street vendors, succulent hot and spicy tiger prawns, tender lamb cooked with sizzling Indian Puy lentils, and homemade golden Pooris that will melt in your mouth. Learn how to make fragrant sweet puddings, authentic-tasting curries, delicate chutneys and some of the most delicious treats known to mankind.

Set against the backdrop of stunning on-location photographs, Mr Todiwala’s Bombay is a charming celebration of Indian food.

About the Author

Born in Bombay, Cyrus Todiwala went against his parents wishes and studied to become a chef. He trained at the Taj Hotels Resorts and Palaces chain in India, and rose to become executive chef for eleven restaurants within those hotels. In 1991, he moved to London with his family to run the Namast restaurant where he developed his trademark style of blending traditional Indian techniques and flavours with more unexpected ingredients. Today, Cyrus is proprietor and executive chef of the Caf Spice Namast as well as Mr Todiwala's Kitchen, and he has also launched a range of successful condiments. In 2000, Cyrus was awarded an MBE for his commitment and expertise in the restaurant and catering industry. Cyrus is married and lives with his wife Pervin, who is general manager of Caf Spice Namast , in east London.

Product details

  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 24471 KB
  • Print Length: 272 pages
  • Publisher: Hardie Grant Books; first edition (21 Oct 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00F8A5FIE
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (16 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #193,448 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
Format:Kindle Edition
Mixed opinions from an humble Gujarati chef in the UK.
I tend to put Mr Todiwala on a pedestal, so in some ways he can do no wrong.
It works well as a biography/coffee table book as I am fascinated by his knowledge and life and have enjoyed another of his cookbooks.
I am surprised by the recipes though, I was brought up in the UK and am only familiar with the food from my mothers small village by the Arabian Sea in Gujarat so I was looking forward to authentic Bombay Street Food recipes, I would have like to have seen recipes for Bhel Puri and Pav Bhaji etc and would have loved to have seen recipes of food I was never allowed to eat in India! in case they made us ill.

Some recipes I am familiar with or have a different twist to what I am used to, so that's really interesting and others seem too simple to be true...e.g. Chicken Tikka, having said that, I haven't cooked it yet. love the recipe for Dhansak, makes me very homesick for my mothers version which is a similar recipe. Love the explanation about Onion Bhajis.
On balance I would really recommend this book, the recipes are more authentic than the food you would eat in a Traditional Indian Restaurant and it's like going on a tour of Bombay with Mr Todiwala. Looking forward to cooking everthing unfamiliar to me : )
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
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good content, print unreadable need magnifying sheet--- need to be motivated to read it, although the one or two recipes i have read seem authentic. therefore--wste of money. Can't believe this passed muster from the point of usability.
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8 of 10 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Miniscule Font size 6 Nov 2013
As a Bombayite I was so looking forward to the book. Beautiful pictures and Bombay stories really capture the essence of Bombay.

Wonderful recipes for typical Bombay food. However, the publishers and designers for this book tried to be too trendy with the style and font size of the text making the recipes impossible to read without a magnifying glass!! Even the names of the recipes with it's peculiar choice of font type and grey print, made the titles guesswork.

Such a pity as pictures and stories by Cyrus made for a nostalgic trip.

I don't have a Kindle but an Android tablet so, will never be able to read the recipes.

Sorry Cyrus please get more involved with the designers and publishers of your books to do justice to your recipes.

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5.0 out of 5 stars Five Stars 2 July 2014
By Ian R
Fab book!
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Home cooking from India 11 Nov 2013
By Frantic
Format:Hardcover|Verified Purchase
What a treat this book is and how wonderful of Cyrus Todiwala to share his family's recipes with the rest of the world. The recipes are easy to follow and I love the tips and hints and sometimes a little story about the origin of the recipe. So far, his recipe for curried minced meat with scrambled egg is my absolute favourite - I could (as Greg Wallace would say) bury my head in it! And ever so easy to cook. I grated the ginger and garlic for the paste - saved washing up the blender just for a small quantity. If you don't like the heat, this works just as well with 1 or 2 chillies and the seeds out. I look forward to trying all the other recipes.
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This is a Christmas present for my daughters boyfriend ,but looking at it briefly it looks good with receipt(Just want he wants) and ideas with plenty of pictures to make you hungry
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2 of 3 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars beautiful and informative 29 Dec 2013
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
A fabulous looking book and very tasty recipes. I am a collector of cook books and read them like novels. This is one of my favourites. Beautiful. Not for the beginner, or for anyone with a scant spice and herb collection, but if you like food and travel and enjoy experimenting, this is one of the best.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 13 Aug 2014
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Gives you a real feel of Indian cooking, and how the recipes came about.
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