- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Quadrille Publishing Ltd; New Ed edition (20 May 2005)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1844001512
- ISBN-13: 978-1844001514
- Product Dimensions: 20.1 x 1.3 x 25.8 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars See all reviews (46 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 62,692 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
Simple Indian: The Fresh Tastes of India's New Cuisine Paperback – 20 May 2005
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Top Customer Reviews
It is lovely to pick it up when you're hungry as it truly inspires. There are hundreds of recipes from all over India, and the instructions are clear enough even for a simple lad like me.
My curry adventures will now be carried out in my kitchen, and I will be lost as a customer to Sharwoods and Pataks for ever more.
Nice one Atul
I was interested to see what the 1 star reviews complained about. Yes, there is another book, which I nearly bought, which is exactly the same but under a different name. Some recipes don't come out true to the photo - well, who cares as long as they taste great? I have to say that, on the whole, most of my attempts have come out true to the photo anyway although the example used - an aubergine curry - did not. The reason for this in my case was that I had had to use normal aubergine and I overcooked it! it still tasted great though.
I like the fact that Atul tries to make the recipes lighter by not using ghee. I have found that you can cut down the amount of oil too as long as you watch that things don't stick by sometimes adding a little water.
My favourite recipe is Channa Masala (chick pea curry) which I make all the time.Read more ›
Every time I cook these recipes for friends/family, everyone always says how tastey they are...and thats pretty good going as most of them are also Indian! Highly recommended.
Sorry Atul, I am eating in.
Our favourites are:
Goan chicken curry
Chettinad chicken curry
Chicken cooked in fenugreek leaves
Rajasthani pickled chicken curry
Kochi chicken curry
Chicken in spicy tomato and onion sauce
These are our absolute top curries, but others are also great! These curries are very special. The only adjustments we make are the chilli quantities. We reduce to taste usually.
If you're looking at this book and wondering if you should buy it, BUY IT, and cook those curries in my list. You will not be disappointed.
I came here today in search of a book of similar calibre, but felt I needed to just say a few words about this book we adore. I hope I can find another book to try out which will be as good as this, but I doubt it. Please leave me a comment if you have a great book for me to try!! :)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
have already undertaken several of the recipes. Easy to follow and taste greatPublished 4 months ago by miss sl atkin
Atul is an absolute star and this book is testimony to that. A lovely man and wonderful recipes. What's not to like?Published 6 months ago by sophietrophy
Brilliant in every regard. If you like Indian food, you'll love this book.Published 7 months ago by Roger Timms