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5.0 out of 5 stars
Converted from the takeaway Indian to cooking Indian, 16 May 2013
Saw the Urban Rajah at a Food Festival and loved his style of cooking and demo-ing.
I have always been scared of Indian foods as I've been scared of how hot the curries are this book proves that curries dont have to be hot and that sometimes chilli is used as a background taste rather than a fiery scarey hotness.
I have been converted now to cooking my own through the simple recipes in this book.
The majority of the spices used can be easily purchased from your local supermarket or ethnic food shop.
The curries are fabulous with great depth of flavour, tastes and textures.
The Urban Rajah also as a facebook page and you can comment on there and even ask him questions about his recipes.
He describes the family history of the recipes which is a nice personal touch.
We have eaten the Chappati, Mango and Almond Lassis, Chicken Bhuna, Mattar Chawal,and Lamb Kebabs (which we had as spicy burgers)
A lot of the recipes are gluten free too which is fantastic!
Great book and a wonderful introduction to Indian cooking
One last thing, I actually prefer my own home cooked Indian (from this book) to takeaway Indian foods