La Porte Des Indes Cookbook: The Legacy of France in Indian Regional Cuisine Hardcover – 22 Jul 2005
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Part of the Blue Elephant Group, the acclaimed La Porte des Indes restaurants in London and Brussels offer a unique style of Indian cookery inspired by the French creole cuisine of Pondichery and other former French trading posts in Southern India. Dishes such as Demoiselles de Pondichery (scallops in a saffron sauce), Magret de Canard Pulivar (roasted duck breasts in a banana leaf parcel) and Riz au Lait de Rose (crushed basmati rice and clotted cream milk pudding) blend French and Indian ingredients and flavours in a delicious way. The historical theme is continued in the design of the restaurants, where elegant palms, moghul waterfalls and antique carvings and paintings evoke the atmosphere of French-colonial India. La Porte des Indes Cookbook presents the very best recipes from the restaurants, including many of these original 'fusion' dishes as well as other regional specialities from across the subcontinent. Introductory chapters cover the ingredients and equipment used in Indian cooking, as well as Indian teas and suitable wines to drink. These are followed by over 80 recipes for hors d'oeuvres, soups, fish and seafood, meat and poultry, seafood, vegetables, rice and bread,
About the Author
Mehernosh Mody graduated from the Bombay Catering College and joined the Taj group of hotels where he gained experience in all types of cuisine; Indian and European, before being recruited as Executive Chef of La Porte des Indes restaurant in Brussels. He moved to the London branch when it opened in 1997. He appears regularly on television food programmes, including UK Food Live. Joint author of the book is John Hellon, a restaurant critic and food writer based in Brussels. He is the author of Brussels Fare (Logos, Belgium), the Blue Elephant Cookbook (Pavilion) and the translator into English of the Comme Chez Soi Cookbook.
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We have cooked several of the dishes and if the resent dinner party was anything to go by, there was nothing left of the food made by the recipes from the book. The fish curry is truly excellent.
Clear concise and a joy to read - everything a simple, factual book should be.
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I had never dreamed that I could create credible tandoori grilled salmon or prawns on my own outdoor grill at home by following the recipes described in the cookbook. The grilled prawns are such an absolute knock out that unsuspecting dinner guests who instinctively must reach for cocktail sauce find themselves instead reaching for yet another grilled prawn! The green fish curry made with monkfish, with its novel presentation, was another succulent dish expertly nailed.
Tadka Dal (tempered yellow lentils) and Yellow Lentil Soup are other dishes prepared that our guests readily savor. They also made delightful autumn themed additions to our table, what with the blend of yellows, reds and greens.
Mehermosh and Sherin Mody have compiled an exquisite work that is easy to follow and even includes recipes for a number of delectable chutneys and sauces that greatly complement certain foods. Many superb photographs visually accompany dozens of recipes. They sent me scurrying to my local Indian spice shop to round out my spice cabinet. And, I now keep on hand lots of fresh garlic!
Whether one's experience level with Indian cuisine is novice or sophisticated, one will find the cookbook easy to follow and informing. For me, it was well worth the wait. For my friends who cook, well, let's just say they have tasted their way into ordering their own copy of the La Porte des Indes Cookbook!