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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Oct 23, Matthew Gatheringwater rated it it was ok Shelves: Aug 20, Rea K marked it raghavqn cookbooks Shelves: River Cottage Veg Every Day! Anyone who likes flavorful food with an appetite for trying out new dishes and flavor experiences.

Kitchen Dancer: Chana Masala ( Curries by Raghavan Iyer)

Each time I use this book I am amazed by the wonderful, flavorful, complex taste the food I produce has. Mexico Margarita Carrillo Arronte. Buy this if you enjoy Indian food. So, I’ll admit that I haven’t tried that many recipes from this book yet.

Feb 14, RH Walters rated it it was amazing. I have been having a lot of fun with this on the weekends, making the spice mixes including one of the garam masalas and the roasted curry leaves mix.

I especially rraghavan it layered with the Corn and Tomato Medly pg and topped with mashed potatoes then baked like a shepard’s pie. 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.

Cook the Book: ‘660 Curries’ by Raghavan Iyer

As another reviewer noted, they’re not at Safeway, so you have to go to an indian store to stock up on curry leaves, asafetida, and various kinds of lentils. This book yb virtually inexhaustible. Curry is vivid flavors, seasonal ingredients, a kaleidoscope of spices and unexpected combinations. Same with the bell pepper recipes. Cookbook and ingredients procured, I went home and made a dinner of curries.


Fun fact, my family used to raise sheep, and when we were loads younger, we’d send some to market and feast on lamb, of which my mother makes the best leg of lamb ever. Return to Book Page. Open Preview See a Problem?

I will say, though, that making the spice mixes it calls for can be a pain as they can’t really be made in the minimal quantities usually called for. Btw, if you use your coffee grinder to grind spices, be sure to clean it by grinding some salt or rice in between uses otherwise your java may take on some unexpected accents.

I added the red onions at this point. I LOVE the book. I’ve not made any of the egg or game curries, but all the chicken ones I’ve made have been excellent. I’m a HUGE fan of lentils and legumes and this book is no slouch.

And ” Curries” is the gateway to the world of Indian cooking, demystifying one of the world’s great cuisines. Curry is vivid flavours, seasonal ingredients, a kaleidoscope of spices and unexpected curriss. I already had some core items in vurries pantry from past forays into South Asian cooking, but still had to stock up on curry leaves and jaggery and still lack dried pomegranate seeds, kokum, fresh fenugreek leaves, and white poppy seeds.

Plus all the extras: 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 that I realized that I must have this cookbook.

I literally opened the book to a page stuck my finger on a section and committed to yier whatever vegetarian recipe was on the page. Cook, uncovered, stirring occasionally, until the sauce thickens minutes. Donal’s Meals in Minutes Donal Skehan. With over 24 years of experience in the hospitality industry, Iyer is also fluent in more than six languages.


Curries by Raghavan Iyer

The Food of Argentina Ross Dobson. The Silver Spoon Alberto Capatti. Worth it for all the delicious Indian food it helps you make! A lot of them you can fudge, though like, using your own blend of garam masala for everything rather than mixing up the numerous different garam masalas required here and keeping them all on hand.

For most of the chicken recipes he recommends cutting up a whole chicken and tells you how to do itwhich is a great idea because buying a whole bird is far cheaper than buying the pieces separately.

I did eat more than half of the pan, but my husband could only take so much of the coconut. You can buy mango powder online if there is no Indian foods store in your neighborhood. I’ve not made many of the recipes in this section, mostly because I don’t cook a lot of appetizers.

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660 Curries

And you can make things hotter or not at all or any level in between. View all 4 comments. There are minimal pictures. Iiyer made numerous recipes from this chapter. There are traditional, regional curries from around the subcontinent and contemporary curries. After the introduction comes Spice Blends and Pastes pg