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5.0 out of 5 stars
Must Have (U Havn't Lived without it) C Banana fritters :-)), 23 Oct 2002
I Was given the original hardback as the best ever birthday present . Pat has since signed it covered in all sorts of spices, etc. Its key points are that it is un pretentious,(see the forward),no need for pictures, dead easy to follow,and the food, well, just go for it. Loads of top stuff. Spicy tomatoe soup, onion bahji, madras curry, naan bread,loochees (Indian doughnuts) and Lemon rice. If you throw a dinner party your guests will NOT believe you cooked it.
IF YOU LIKE INDIAN RESTRAUNTS, YOU WILL LOVE THIS.
BTW there was an excellent chinese book too. Can't find it anywhere now, but the hot and spicy chicken is to die for, And while I'm at it the balti book. Spend a day making the masala powders, tandoori pastes ,and a quad batch of special base sauces. Then knock up the Balti Special Chicken Patia. Warning You WILL become addicted.