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Home Style Indian Cooking In A Jiffy (How To Cook Everything In A Jiffy Book 2)

Home Style Indian Cooking In A Jiffy (How To Cook Everything In A Jiffy Book 2) [Kindle Edition]

Prasenjeet Kumar
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Product Description

#1 Amazon Best Seller in Indian Cooking 

#1 Amazon Hot New Releases in Indian Cooking (January 2014)

#2 Amazon Best Seller in Professional Cooking

"Home Style" Indian Cooking Demystified

With an amazing compilation of over 100 delectable Indian dishes, many of which you can't get in any Indian restaurant for love or for money, this is unlike any other Indian Cook book. What this book focuses on is what Indians eat every day in their homes. It then in a step-by-step manner makes this mysterious, never disclosed, "Home Style" Indian cooking accessible to anyone with a rudimentary knowledge of cooking and a stomach for adventure.

Prasenjeet Kumar, the corporate lawyer turned gourmand, in this second book of his series "How to Cook everything in a Jiffy" explores the contours of what sets Indian "Home Style" food so apart from restaurant food. In his uniquely semi-autobiographical style, he starts with his quest for Indian food in London, wonders why his European friends don't have such a "strange" debate between "Home Style" and "Restaurant" food, and learns that the whole style of restaurant cooking in India is diametrically opposed to what is practised in Indian homes with respect to the same dish.

You may like this book if:

* You are an Indian pining for a taste of your home food anywhere in the world, including India.

* You are an Indian, reasonably adept in your own regional cuisine, for example, South Indian cuisine, but want to learn about the "Home Style" culinary traditions of the Eastern and Northern India as well.

* You are NOT an Indian but you love Indian cuisine and have wondered if someone could guide you through the maze of spices that Indians use, and help you tame down the oil and Chilli levels of many of their dishes.

The book presupposes a basic knowledge of cooking procedures. So if you are a complete newbie, the author strongly advises you to start with his first book: "How To Cook In A Jiffy: Even If You Have Never Boiled An Egg Before."

About the Author

Prasenjeet Kumar is a Law graduate from the University College London (2005-2008), London University and a Philosophy Honours graduate from St. Stephen's College (2002-2005), Delhi University. In addition, he holds a Legal Practice Course (LPC) Diploma from College of Law, Bloomsbury, London. Prasenjeet loves gourmet food, music, films, golf and traveling. He has already covered sixteen countries including Canada, China, Denmark, Dubai, Germany, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Macau, Malaysia, Sharjah, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand, UK, Uzbekistan, and the USA. Prasenjeet is the self-taught designer, writer, editor and proud owner of the website which he has dedicated to his mother.

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  • Format: Kindle Edition
  • File Size: 1364 KB
  • Print Length: 309 pages
  • Page Numbers Source ISBN: 1494397064
  • Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
  • Publisher:; 1 edition (29 Dec 2013)
  • Sold by: Amazon Media EU S.à r.l.
  • Language: English
  • Text-to-Speech: Enabled
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  • Average Customer Review: 2.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #185,350 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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More About the Author

I am currently an Author, blogger and entrepreneur. I have already written, published and placed on Amazon four books in nine months.

You may be surprised to know that three of these books were actually "cookbooks" based on recipes of my dear mom. But I am no Chef, by training, aptitude or inclination.

I'm actually a corporate lawyer with an LLB (Hons.) degree from the University College London, and a Legal Practice Course (LPC) Diploma from College of Law, Bloomsbury, London.

I had had also my share of corporate law stints in London and Delhi for about three years.

So while I remain somewhat reluctant to be labelled as a "Cookbook Author", what I need to underline is that one fine morning, I just felt an urge: to not only catalogue my family's traditional and, what I think, innovative recipes but to also help busy people create cooked meals from scratch, in a jiffy.

I love writing about things that I am truly passionate about.

I believe that my writings should help change people's lives forever (for good, of course!).

I live in India, in the north, close to the Himalayas. I love the mountains with its temperate climate, snow covered peaks, pine and fir forests, cherry and peach blossoms and the green pastures.

Susan Cain's book "Quiet: the power of introverts in a world that can't stop talking" changed my life forever. Her magic words awoke the Phoenix bird inside me.

These words motivated me to write about my own experiences.

The idea is not only to heal myself (which time already has) but also to soothe others with my own experiences. I thereby present to you Quiet Phoenix: An Introvert's Guide to Rising in Career & Life.

I also run two websites, that I have dedicated to my mother and where I share tips on self-publishing and writing.

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2.0 out of 5 stars Havent got to any recipes yet. 5 April 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Another case of hate the Kindle format. Doubt the Hard or Paperback come with the instructions to proceed to next page at the end of each page and why would they need too Its sooo irritating.
Please sort the layout/composition of books out sensibly on Kindle. However cheaply they are sold they should be fit for purpose.
This applies to several recent Kindle purchases besides Cookery books.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
4.0 out of 5 stars Plenty to like about the Home Style Indian Cooking cookbook 31 Dec 2013
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There's plenty to like concerning the Home Style Indian Cooking In a Jiffy cookbook by author Prasenjeet Kumar. Kumar has formatted the book so each recipe links back to the interactive table of contents making navigation easy. He's also included color photos illustrating his recipe throughout his cookbook. Best of all Kumar offers information how to set up a basic kitchen, a brief introduction to Indian spices and goes onto offer various chapters covering Indian food.

His recipes offer both the standard cooking method or the option to use a pressure cooker (when appropriate) to prepare the recipe. He gives clear directions how to complete the task using either cooking method.

The one drawback of his cookbook is the use of metric or English measurements in his cookbook. It would have been nice if he had included cups and spoons measurements as most US cooks use this method to cook with. Most US cooks do not use a kitchen scale during their daily cooking.

Some of the recipes you will find in his cookbook include:

Sandesh (Cottage Cheese Sweet)
Jeera Pulao (Cumin Rice)
Chhola (Whole Chick Pea Curry)
Beans with Coconut
Basic Indian Chicken Curry
Tamater Sarson Machhali (Fish Cooked In a Tangy Tomato and Mustard Sauce)


1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Home Style Indian Cooking In A Jiffy (How To Cook Everything In A Jiffy) 22 Jan 2014
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Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
If you are into eating Indian food well this is a book for you. Me well, sorry I am not into this kind of foods. But it was a very good book with a lot of interesting recipes...
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