The New Tastes of India: Over 100 Vibrant Vegetarian Recipes from Southern India Hardcover – 26 Jul 2001
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Pete Cassidy's photography is delightful, and inspires you to try out the recipes (Time Out)
`the recipes are fragrant.light and delicious' the Sunday Times 25/11 (The Sunday Times)
The recipes are fragrant, light and delicious (Robert Johnston, Sunday Times)
There was a review of The New Tastes Of India in the Weekend Telegraph `... this is an important book' 11/8
Mouthwatering new cookbook (Observer)
Das Sreedharan's Rasa restaurant in north London has won many awards including an Evening Standard Eros award and is the only restaurant to have twice won Time Out's Best Vegetarian Restaurant award.See all Product Description
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The only serious quibble I find I have is with some of the ingredients and cooking utensils required. To be fair, Mr Sreedharan does give alternatives where possible. However if, like me, you live some distance from any Indian food and grocery shops then items like fresh curry leaves (which are used in the majority of recipes) are impossible to get hold of, although I have found that most dried goods can be ordered via internet stores. The Bar Snacks and Tiffin recipe sections in particular include utensils that I have not been able to find.
That said I still award it five stars, the recipes are bright, vibrant and an absolute pleasure to cook as well as to eat!
I definitely wouldn't buy this book. For South Indian vegetarian cuisine you should be looking at Chandra Padmanabhan's marvellous book(which never disappoints), and for authentic Kerala cooking (which is a meat and fish eating community anyway,) try Mrs K.M. Mathew's tome.
The recipes are well written and simple to follow, yeilding reliable and most enjoyable results.It makes a wonderful change to the anglocised Inidan cook books out there. This is real Indian food, not your usual take away offering.
Some of the ingrediants and equipemt might be a little tricky if you dont have local ethnic shops, but the hunt is well worth the end result.
My only criticism of this book is that there are not enough pictures! I know its wildly more expensive to publish with lots of pictures, but I would be happy to pay twice the price to have a picture for each recipe. Most of us would not know what the end results would look like, so not only are the pictures attractive and inspiring, but they are also such a good guide.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Features some of the favorites dishes from Rasa restaurant, and has some good ideas to add to my cooking skills ;-)Published 15 months ago by RAGUL
Excellent book, Delicious South Indian dishes and all vegetarian! Bought from Brit Books - first package apparently lost but they sent a replacement without dispute and dealt with... Read morePublished on 19 Mar. 2014 by mary griffin
Having eaten in some of the Rasa restaurants of the author I was a little sceptical that I'd be able to turn out dishes that matched up to the fabulous creations Das Sreedharan and... Read morePublished on 28 Nov. 2002 by DR RICHARD J NEWBOLD