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on 16 January 2012
I have bought a lot of Indian cookery books over the years as I have always enjoyed eating Indian food, and wanted to learn to cook it. I got married two years ago to an Indian man from Kerala and received a few tips from my mother-in-law and now I have become quite good at making curries, and can cook something without even picking up a book.I bought this book because of the great reviews.and thought that I might learn something new. It is ok for people that have no idea about Indian cooking, but for people that really know Indian food, would realize that the recipes are not really authentic Indian recipes, and have been changed to suit the British taste. Most of the recipes are more or less the same and gives people the wrong impression about curries. India is a huge country and each region has its own way of cooking and tastes. This book lacks variety.
However,for people that want to learn the basics it is fine. It is not expensive and it is written in a clear, instructive way. But, for poeple that know about cooking Indian food and have been to India, will be quite disappointed with this book.