Top positive review
Gorgeous food, easy for beginners and more advanced cooks
on 28 April 2017
Amazing recipes, truly lovely food. If you like Indian food you'll like this book. The recipes have an authentic feel as she makes everything from scratch, using dry spices and pastes. The dishes are lighter than you'd get in curry houses as they use very little ghee, but the flavours are really robust. I like how she talks a little about the background of the recipes and how they'd be cooked in the various regions of India, then adapts them for the UK so it's easier to get ingredients. Speaking of ingredients, if you're new to cooking curries you might have a long shopping list at first but a) dry spices keep for months, b) most supermarkets stock the basics such as cumin seeds and turmeric, and c) there are various online stockists where you can get everything else. I look forward to weekends when I have the time to potter about in the kitchen concocting one of these delights. There's also a handy section at the beginning where she explains and expands on some of the requirements of the recipes. Love it.