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I have cooked many of the recipes in this book. I also have Atul Kochhur's book. I find Rick's book easier to work with, the other book you have to stop and make some additional masalas. This is not a problem but if you are in a hurry or doing more than one recipe it disrupts the flow. Be prepared to grind a lot of spices in order to get the real taste so invest in a coffee grinder. I like the little stories attached to the book which is typical Rick. It is not unknown for me to take receipe books to bed to familiarise myself with what's there, makes choices easier. I would recommend this book to buy. Be patient though and collect all your ingredients on a plate first ideally in the order they appear in the recipe, it makes life easier. Having seen the television programme which accompanies the book I can visualise things better. As awlays Rick is there with his little book so I guess the recipes are authentic. Having never been to India and often being told that the Indian restaurant food here is for the British palate I am pleased to learn how to cook properly.