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This review is from: My Kitchen Table: 100 Essential Curries (Paperback)
I bought this book as I have been humming and hawing for ages over whether to buy that gorgeous looking Easy Curry book. I thought this would be an inexpensive tester as to whether her recipes would really work for me or not.
Now I am a complete novice at curry making. I have tried three of her recipes to date, one was a complete disaster and the other two were very tasty but looked NOTHING like the mouth watering photos. The minced lamb kheema in particilar came out extremely dry for me.
In fairness, Ijust didn't read the one that went badly wrong carefully enough nor did I lay out the ingredients beforehand - I have learned my lesson though and after that I measured out all the steps in advance so that all I had to do was look at the recipe and pop in the next ingredient into the pan. This works much better and saves you all that peering - was it a teaspoon of cumin or a tablespoon etc etc?
I will be trying a few more recipes before I splurge on the Easy Curry to be honest but I wouldn't dismiss the book just yet. Reserved judgement I guess!
I would comment that the recipes are quite hard to read, easy to lose your place and miss a step. I imagine she was constrained by the small layout.
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Initial post: 7 Dec 2011 20:05:12 GMT
D. Downie says:
I encourage you to keep trying. I own Curry Easy, and I have made some fabulous easy curries from there. She really is a genius and it has simplified curries so normal people can make them.
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