A Pinch of Spice

A wonderful collection of Indian recipes for both the novice and experienced cook. Each recipe is illustrated and has been tried and tested on multiple different occasions. Indian menu planning from simple everyday dishes to more elaborate occasions. What’s the first thing that springs to mind when you think of Indian cooking? The flavours? The colours? The wonderful spices and aromas, perhaps? Or do you think, “I love the food, but I couldn’t cook an Indian meal. It’s too hard”? Trust me: it isn’t – and in this book, I’ll prove it! When Balwinder invites her friends round to eat, they jump at the chance: her impromptu lunches and dinner parties are a feast for the senses. Now she has written her amazing recipes down for everyone to try. From simple barbecued prawns to elaborate party dishes like chicken biryani, she takes you step by step through each recipe, including an outstanding range of vegetarian options, to help you create spicy, authentic and mouth-watering dishes. As Balwinder put this book together it became clear to her that recipes and ways of preparing food for your family and friends carry with them stories and histories which are just as important as the ingredients themselves. They are about cultures, individual family members and memories, both happy and sad; about the everyday, special celebrations and love. The recipes create a shared history that is constantly evolving. This celebration of Indian cuisine will give you great pleasure and is, as well as being an excellent recipe book, a fascinating social documentary of the daughter of Asian immigrants to England in the second half of the 20th century.