Flavors of India

The creative force behind Patak’s, the world’s most popular brand of Indian food, presents a stunningly illustrated collection of more than 100 authentic, easy-to-follow, simple to prepare recipes. With appealing enthusiasm and profound knowledge, Meena Pathak proves that Indian cooking needn’t be time-consuming or require long lists of unusual ingredients to taste delicious. She provides useful tips on buying and storing spices, as well as time-saving ideas on preparing ingredients in advance. Above all there are the amazing dishes, which reveal that Indian cuisine has so much more to offer than the standard fare served up in so many restaurants. The recipes come from all over the subcontinent, from Goan-style fried fish and black pepper chicken to layered lamb biryani and South Indian lentil curry. Snacks, breads, chutneys, drinks, and desserts all receive full attention. Throughout, Meena recalls growing up in India and gives personal notes on the recipes.