It was a few days after an incredible meal of homemade Indian food made from recipes taken from Raghavan Iyer’s Curries at my aunt and uncle’s house. 26 Mar Recently we decided to up our game on Indian cooking at home, so we bought Curries. The title should’ve tipped me to the size of the book. 19 Oct Chana Masala ( Curries by Raghavan Iyer). Taste: 5 (Pretty much tasted exactly like our favorite Indian restaurants) Ease of Preparation: 4.

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Thanks for telling us about the problem. It is the backbone of Indian cooking, it’s the glory of Indian cooking. May 21, Marian rated it liked it. But in all my moves, the one thing I could never bear to part with was my cookbook collection; these books are my only possessions I feel are truly irreplaceable. I’m not sure if it has to do with the ease of finding recipes on the web or the fact that I’ve moved them so many times, but I have curtailed my cookbook-purchasing lately.

Return to Book Page. We all know restaurants tend to lean on these ingredients to please the punters raghavsn Indian restaurants are no exception.

Lamb is delicious, especially when you raghvan know if it was Sylvester or Seymour that got put on the table. Jan 08, Kecia rated it liked it Shelves: There are many masala blends you’ll use throughout the book, along with sauces, ghee, thick yogurt, and khoya.


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660 Curries

However as far as the veggies and other more conventional ingredients, I’m finding th This book is fantastic. I’ve made this subbing in regular beef for veal with lovely results – it is an extremely rich curry though, so if lots of whipping cream for sauce isn’t your thing, skip it.

I took a few short-cuts but all 3 turned out pretty good. I love spicy food, but if you prefer it milder, leave out some of the chilies. I’m a trooper, curries won’t hold me back forever.

Cook the Book: ‘660 Curries’ by Raghavan Iyer

It also made plenty gy lunches for tomorrow! I’ve been cooking the same few Indian dishes for years and I wanted to expand my repertoire.

Refresh and try again. However as far as the veggies and other more conventional ingredients, I’m finding that substitutions are fine cipolinis for pearl onions, a can of garbanzos for cauliflower. Looking for beautiful books? Will respell at a later date. The only full-colour ones take up about the first ten pages of the book, so if you’re the type ragjavan cook that needs visuals this may not be lyer book for you.

For such a large compendium, one hesitates to use the term “cookbook,” as it inadequately covers the wealth of information provided. There’s no way someone is going to have all those sitting in the fridge at any given time, especially rxghavan some only show up in one or two of the recipes.

Well, most of them. Paperbackpages.

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Curries by Raghavan Iyer

Worth it for all the delicious Indian food it helps you make! The best Indian cookbook I have tried and also the most used cookbook in my house!

View all 6 comments. Tari Waali Murghi, or Vibrant Chicken was on the menu last night, and it was delicious, warm without being overpowering so kids could enjoy, I cooked a Purim meal out curries this last night and it was spectacular.

Taking apart an entire bird is a bit time-consuming though, and since almost every recipe in the book takes at least half an hour not including prepadding in the extra time of taking apart a bird is more than I’m willing to do.

I have a lot of cookbooks—bookcases of them.

I am not even tempted to try others’ more successfully executed recipes mentioned in the reviews. And the Paneer Jalfrezie bell peppers and paneer is delish. After Legumes comes one of my favourite chapters – Vegetable Curries pg One thing we do alot of is using leftover meat and making it into a curry to get a second use out of it, and this book can be equally good “out of the gate” or “around the second bend”.

I wasn’t cooking when we had lamb on a regular basis. Nov 23, Victoria rated it it was amazing.