Indian cuisine is known for its rich flavours, fragrant spices, and diverse ingredients. Cookbooks offer a wealth of information and recipes for anyone interested in exploring the world of Indian cooking. To help you, you can pick up one or more of these delectable Indian cookbooks that celebrate the sheer range of regional cuisines of the country:
1. The Andhra Cookbook By Komala Sista Rao
Think the main ingredient in Andhra food is chilli? The Andhra Cookbook by Komala Sista Rao is here to refute that misconception. In a selection of carefully picked vegetarian home recipes for dals, stews, and curries, Rao shares the culinary heritage of her family.
2. Pakghar: Recipes From An Assamese Kitchen By Puspanjalee Das Dutta
Most people seldom consider Assamese food when learning about the variety of Indian cuisine. With meals that are wholesome and employ few ingredients and spices, Pakghar tries to capture its brilliance. investigating the wide-ranging application of regional plants and medicinal herbs to enhance flavour and nutrition.
3. The Bhojpuri Kitchen By Pallavi Nigam Sahay
Chef Sahay’s passion for Bhojpuri food started soon after she wed into a Bihar household. She uses recipes that she picked up along the road to pay homage to Bhojpuri cooks, their customs and traditions (including festivals) and cuisine. The dishes are cooked in an authentic manner and are simple enough for inexperienced cooks to try out.
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4. Parsi Food And Customs By Bhicoo J. Manekshaw
A beautiful assortment of Parsi recipes can be found in this cookbook. A variety of foods are served within the beloved Parsi egg, which is given centre stage. This book also explores the Parsi way of life, including the rituals, festivals, and cuisine that are associated with it.
5. Malabar Muslim Cookery By Ummi Abdulla
This Indian cookbook debunks the misconception that Keralan cuisine is limited to mountains of rice, coconut, and fish curry. The collection of recipes offers a tantalising look at lesser-known culinary gems. For a beginner, the intricate recipes featured in this cookbook could seem a little difficult, but if you’re up for the task, neither you nor your stomach will be dissatisfied with the outcome.
6. The Chettinad Cookbook By Meyyammai Murugappan & Visalakshi Ramaswamy
Chettiar kitchens are a treasure trove of spices, flavours, and fragrances. These recipes were compiled by Murugappan and Ramaswamy, ranging from straightforward, beginner-friendly recipes to difficult ones. This Indian cookbook enables you to experiment with scrumptious and healthy Chettinad food at home that encapsulates the philosophy of Chettiar Kitchens.
Which of these Indian cookbooks would you give a try?
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