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Hi there, right now i am in urgent need of a good book for learning the basics of indian cuisine? a penny for your thoughts.

Thanks anyhow.

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Do you want a home cooking book or restaurant style ?

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it would be best if it was as professional as possible but a good home cooking book would help
 

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India is a vast country with many diverse cooking styles. It would help if you could narrow down your search to a more specific region/style of cooking in India.

 

It's kind of like asking about Chinese cooking; there's no easy answer to your question without further details and specificity.

"The satisfactions of making a good plate of food are surprisingly varied, and only one, and the least important of them, involves eating what you've made" - Bill Buford, Heat

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"The satisfactions of making a good plate of food are surprisingly varied, and only one, and the least important of them, involves eating what you've made" - Bill Buford, Heat

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i hadn't thought of that and its true. But right know i am looking for information about indian cooking any info so i am not going to get fuzzy about what i get. With some info in mi head already, i am willing to branch out but for now any kind of indian gastronomy info source will do.

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Originally Posted by mgm0 View Post

it would be best if it was as professional as possible but a good home cooking book would help
 

if you wish to cook any Indian food apart from vegetarian or fish in a Restaurant its not really about regions its about time.

Madhur Jaffrey is recognised as the doyen of Indian Home cooking in the UK, her method of cooking a Lamb Korma from scratch will take about 2 hrs

Pat Chapman of UK Curry Club fame will cook the same dish in 15 minutes using batch cooking.Both dishes are delicious but do not taste alike.Most Brits including myself prefer the taste of the batch cooking version.

This lady explains some of the method.

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here is madge taking up to 2 hrs to produce a very authentic lamb rogan josh,if you wish to make it along with any other lamb dish that may be ordered at the same time  in about 20 minutes .Pre cook the lamb in a spiced broth till tender, then follow her method leaving the meat out.When the sauce is finished put in your portion of cooked lamb and heat.The taste of batch cooking is fresher as the spices have not cooked for 2hrs. 

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