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2.0 out of 5 stars may be easy but not very tasty..., 25 April 2009
This review is from: Indian Food Made Easy (Paperback)
I received this as a present recently and unfortunately was not very impressed. I am of bangladeshi origin and like to try new recipes from south asia. Tried a couple of the recipes (oven- fried chilli chicken and spinach with tomatoes) and they did not taste good at all! Also surprised by the lack of onion and the excessive use of ginger in most dishes. As far as I am aware onion is an essential ingredient for indian cooking! Recipes are not inspiring for someone who knows a bit of asian cooking but may be good for an absolute beginner although for a more authentic feel for indian cooking I would recommend Madhur Jaffrey!
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Initial post: 8 Feb 2010 16:15:56 GMT
H. Stone says:
I too am of Indian origin and just fancied something 'a bit different', Thankfully I have borrowed the books before deciding to buy. I've looked through the recipes and am in agreement, I think a more authentic result will be achieved from any of Madhur Jaffrey's books. Happy cooking!

Posted on 5 Jan 2011 16:04:40 GMT
Chrissie says:
Thank you for your helpful review, I love Indian cooking more than any other, but being English it takes some doing getting used to the way of Indian cooking, our food is so bland by comparison. I have all the equipment I need so I will go and find a book by Madhur Jaffrey.
Kind Regards, Chrissie.

In reply to an earlier post on 4 Jul 2013 18:42:15 BDT
Last edited by the author on 4 Jul 2013 18:56:43 BDT
Franky says:
Anjum's New Indian Sorry I can't disagree more! I bought this book after seeing some of the series on the telly. I think Anjum comes acroos as a vibrant & intuitive cook. Onions - she uses loads of onions & lots of fresh tomatoes (but isn't snobby about fancy varieties when used in cooking, tinned and economy are fine) .. yes she also prepares pastes with garlic & ginger. Lots of pungent whole and ground spices. she has recently brought out a 'quick curry' spice paste range The Spice Tailor. But, i'll be putting another one of her books on my birthday present list - Fresh flavoursome and gorgeous receipes eg. her chicken Kashmir is delicious - dare I say maybe targeting for a younger audience?
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