This is my favorite cookbook of 2011. I never knew I could prepare Indian cuisine so well. Nayak's delicious and easy-to-follow recipes were a great introduction for me. — Stan Hynds
"A delectable straightforward guide to regional Indian cooking." --Padma Lakshmi, host of Top Chef USA In My Indian Kitchen, Chef Hari Nayak shares the secrets of his family's style of Indian cooking that he learned from his mother and aunts, neighbors, local street vendors and countless friends. The recipes in this Indian cookbook guarantee consistently delicious (and easy) dinners in your own kitchen--from a perfect Samosa with Mint Chutney and a melt-in-the-mouth Chicken Tikka Masala, to Pork Vindaloo, Tandoori Chicken and Sweet Mango Yogurt Lassi. Some of the more than 100 authentic Indian recipes include:
Cucumber and Yogurt Raita
Spicy Paneer Cheese Kebabs
Red Kidney Bean Curry
Street-Style Grilled Corn on the Cob
Chicken Tikka Masala
Spicy and Fragrant Lamb Curry
Baked Garlic Naan
Creamy Rice Pudding
And many more...
Having lived in the West for many years, Chef Hari understands time for meal preparation is limited. To accommodate our busy lifestyle, the recipes in this book have been simplified, without sacrificing any of their authenticity. With Hari's guidance and time-saving tips, the ability to create your favorite Indian meals at home can, finally, be achieved.