"A delectable straightforward guide to regional Indian cooking." —Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef USA
In My Indian Kitchen, chef Hari Nayak shares the secrets of his family's style of Indian cooking that he learned from his mother and aunts, neighbors, local street vendors and countless friends.
With the recipes in this Indian cookbook, consistently delicious Indian food at home becomes a reality. From a perfect Mint Chutney with Samosa to a melt-in-the-mouth Chicken Tikka Masala, to Pork Vindaloo, Tandoori Chicken and Sweet Mango Yogurt Lassi, traditional Indian meals without hours and hours of work can be achieved.
Authentic Indian recipes include:
Cucumber and Yogurt Raita
Spicy Paneer Cheese Kebabs
Red Kidney Bean Curry
Street-Style Grilled Corn on the Cob
Chicken Tikka Masala
Spicy and Fragrant Lamb Curry
Baked Garlic Naan
Creamy Rice Pudding
And many more…
Having lived in the West for many years, Chef Hari understands the time for meal preparation is limited. To accommodate our busy lifestyle, the recipes in this book have been simplified, without sacrificing any of their authenticity. With Hari's guidance and time-saving tips, the ability to create Indian meals appealing to the individual tastes of the home cook can, finally, be achieved.
About the Author: Hari Nayak is part of the creative new generation of chefs from Asia and is known for his simple approach to food and staying true to the core Indian values of the dishes he creates. Hari graduated from the Culinary Institute of America and has worked in the food industry for the past 15 years—including stints at renowned New York restaurants like Aquavit and Daniel. He now runs his own consultancy business called Gourmet Gurus. His first cookbook, Modern Indian Cooking was named "best of the season" for 2007 by the LA Times. Hari lives in New Jersey. HariNayak.com.
Jack Turkel has been a professional photographer for more than thirty-five years. His creative eye has expertly captured an impressive list of subjects and settings. He is now focusing his experience on the art of food photography and styling. JackJayDigital.com