Best Indian Cooking, Food & Wine Books
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1. Indian-ish: Recipes and Antics from a Modern American Family
Author: by Priya Krishna
Named one of the Best Cookbooks of Spring 2019 by the New York Times, Eater, and Bon Apptit”A joy to cook from, and just as much fun to read.” Margaux Laskey, the New York TimesA witty and irresistible celebration of one very cool and boundary-breaking mom’s Indian-ish cookingwith accessible and innovative Indian-American recipes Indian food is everyday food!
This colorful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishna’s loving tribute to her mom’s Indian-ish cookinga trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavor. Think Roti Pizza, Tomato Rice with Crispy Cheddar, Whole Roasted Cauliflower with Green Pea Chutney, and Malaysian Ramen.
Priya’s mom, Ritu, taught herself to cook after moving to the U.S. While also working as a software programmerher unique creations merging the Indian flavors of her childhood with her global travels and inspiration from cooking shows as well as her kids’ requests for American favorites like spaghetti and PB&Js.
2. Dishoom: The first ever cookbook from the much-loved Indian restaurant
Author: by Shamil Thakrar
THE SUNDAY TIMES BESTSELLERTransport your loved ones to Bombay this Christmas with the gift of Dishoom’A love letter to Bombay told through food and stories, including their legendary black daal’ Yotam OttolenghiAt long last, Dishoom share the secrets to their much sought-after Bombay comfort food: the Bacon Naan Roll, Black Daal, Okra Fries, Jackfruit Biryani, Chicken Ruby and Lamb Raan, along with Masala Chai, coolers and cocktails.
As you learn to cook the Dishoom menu, you will also be taken on a day-long tour of south Bombay, peppered with much eating and drinking. You’ll discover the simple joy of early chai and omelette at Kyani and Co., of dawdling in Horniman Circle on a lazy morning, of eating your fill on Mohammed Ali Road, of strolling on the sands at Chowpatty at sunset or taking the air at Nariman Point at night.
This beautiful cookery book and its equally beautiful photography will transport you to Dishoom’s most treasured corners of an eccentric and charming Bombay. Read it, and you will find yourself replete with recipes and stories to share with all who come to your table.’This book is a total delight.
3. The Flavor Equation: The Science of Great Cooking Explained in More Than 100 Essential Recipes
Author: by Nik Sharma
Named one of the Best Fall Cookbooks 2020 by The New York Times, Eater, Epicurious, Food & Wine, Forbes, Saveur, Serious Eats, The Smithsonian, The San Francisco Chronicle, The Los Angeles Times, The Boston Globe, The Chicago Tribune, CNN Travel, The Kitchn, Chowhound, NPR, The Art of Eating Longlist 2021 and many more; plus international media attention including The Financial times, The Globe and Mail, The Telegraph, The Guardian, The Independent, The Times (U.K., Delicious Magazine (U.K., The Times (Ireland), and Vogue India and winner of The Guild of U.K.
Food Writers (General Cookbook). Finalist for the 2021 IACP Cookbook Award.”The Flavor Equation” deserves space on the shelf right next to “Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat” as a titan of the how-and-why brigade.” The New Yorker”Deep and illuminating, fresh and highly informative.
A most brilliant achievement.” Yotam Ottolenghi”[A] beautiful and intelligent book.” J. Kenji Lpez-Alt, author The Food Lab and Chief Consultant for Serious Eats. ComAroma, texture, sound, emotionthese are just a few of the elements that play into our perceptions of flavor.
4. The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: Authentic Flavors and Modern Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker
Author: by Archana Mundhe
Ten Speed Press
This authorized collection of 75 simplified Indian classics for the immensely popular electric pressure cooker, the Instant Pot, is a beautifully photographed, easy-to-follow source for flavorful weekday meals. The Essential Indian Instant Pot Cookbook is your source for quick, flavorful Indian favorites and contemporary weekday meals.
With 75 well-tested recipes authorized by Instant Pot covering every meal of the day, this is a go-to resource for classic chicken, lamb, and vegetarian curries; daals, soups, and seafood like fennel and saffron spiced mussels; breakfast delights like spicy frittata and ginger almond oatmeal; and sweet treats like rose milk cake and fig and walnut halwa.
Made in India: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen
Author: by Meera Sodha
The best Indian food is cooked (and eaten) at home. Real Indian food is fresh, simple, and packed with flavor. In Made In India, Meera Sodha introduces you to the food she grew up eating every day. Unlike the fare you get at your local Indian takeout joint, her food is vibrant and surprisingly quick and easy to make.
Meera serves up a feast of over 130 delicious recipes collected from three generations of her family. On the menu is everything from hot chapatis to street food (chili paneer; beet and feta samosas), fragrant curries (spinach and salmon, or perfect cinnamon lamb curry) to colorful side dishes (pomegranate and mint raita; kachumbar salad), and mouthwatering desserts (mango, lime, and passion fruit jello; pistachio and saffron kulfi).
Made In India will change the way you cook, eat, and think about Indian food forever.
6. Indian Instant Pot® Cookbook: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy and Fast
Author: by Urvashi Pitre
Traditional Indian cuisine comes to your very modern Instant Pot. Discover how simple and delicious traditional Indian cuisine can be. The Indian Instant Pot Cookbook offers fast and easy takes on classic Indian dishesall designed to be cooked in your electric pressure cooker.
Whether you’re new to Indian food or looking to experiment at home, The Indian Instant Pot Cookbook keeps things simple with limited-ingredient, quick-fix recipes for everything from Basmati Pulao to Chicken Tikka Masala. Learn how to properly use your Instant Pot, stock up essential spices, substitute ingredients, and more.
The Indian Instant Pot Cookbook includes:50 authentic recipesBring a wide array of Indian flavors to your table with Marathi Kadhi (tangy yogurt soup), Murgh Makhani (butter chicken), Masala Chai (spiced tea), and more. Indian cuisine made easyThis Instant Pot cookbook shows you how to speed up your cooking with simple recipes that don’t sacrifice flavor, plus lists of must-have ingredients and equipment.
7. The Indian Cooking Course: Techniques – Masterclasses – Ingredients – 300 Recipes
Author: by Monisha Bharadwaj
This comprehensive guide to Indian cooking explores the myriad regional varieties of authentic, healthy and lesser known Indian recipes. Monisha covers a varied range of dishes as well as providing insights into ingredients, techniques and step-by-step masterclasses. With chapters broken down into: Rice, Breads, Meat, Fish & Seafood, Poultry, Eggs, Dairy, Lentils & Beans, Vegetables, Snack & Sides, Grills, Salads & Raitas, Chutneys & Relishes, Desserts and Drinks, Monisha covers a varied range of dishes as well as providing insights into ingredients, techniques and step-by-step masterclasses to help you recreate classic and popular recipes.
Monisha offers a vivid overview of India’s colourful traditions and geographical differences, from the earthy lentil dishes of the North to the coconut-based curries which are a staple in the South. Including advice on the building blocks of Indian cuisine, such as how to make a basic curry and how to cook the perfect rice, plus tips on the different varieties of rice and how to shop for the best type for each dish.
8. Chaat: Recipes from the Kitchens, Markets, and Railways of India: A Cookbook
Author: by Maneet Chauhan
A sumptuous whistle-stop tour of India’s diverse food ways. Maneet has penned a love letter to the best of Indian food. Padma Lakshmi, host and executive producer of Top Chef and Taste the NationIACP AWARD FINALIST LONGLISTED FOR THE ART OF EATING PRIZE NAMED ONE OF THE BEST COOKBOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Food Network Salon Epicurious Garden & Gun Wired Explore the bold flavors, regional dishes, and stunning scenery of India with over 80 recipes from Chopped judge and James Beard Award-winning chef Maneet Chauhan.
In Chaat, Maneet Chauhan explores India’s most iconic, delicious, and fun-to-eat foods coming from and inspired by her discoveries during an epic cross-country railway journey that brought her to local markets, street vendors, and the homes of family and friends.
From simple roasted sweet potatoes with star fruit, lemon, and spices to a fragrant layered chicken biryani rice casserole, and the flakiest onion and egg stuffed flatbreads, these recipes are varied, colorful, and expressive. Maneet weaves in personal stories and remembrances as well as historical and cultural notes as she winds her way from North to South and East to West, sharing recipes like Goan Fried Shrimp Turnovers, Chicken Momo Dumplings from Guwahati in Assam, Hyderabad’s Spicy Pineapple Chaat, and Warm-Spiced Carrot and Semolina Pudding from Amritsar.
9. Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook
Author: by Richa Hingle
Vegan Heritage Press, LLC
The ultimate plant-based Indian cookbook by the creator of VeganRicha.Com. From delicious dals to rich curries, flat breads, savory breakfasts, snacks, desserts and much more, this book brings you Richa Hingle’s collection of plant-based Indian recipes inspired by regional cuisines, Indian culture, and local foods.
Who would have thought you could one day enjoy dairy-free rasmalai, sandesh, or gulab jamun. Whether you want to enjoy Indian cooking, try some new spices, or add more protein to your meals using legumes and lentils, this book has got it covered.
You’ll explore some well-known and new Indian flavors that are easy to make in your own kitchen. Learn the secrets of eclectic Indian taste and textures, and discover meals in which pulses and vegetables are the stars of the dish.
And once you taste Richa’s mouth-watering desserts, they will likely become your new favorites. Within these pages you will find recipes to please all the senses, including:Mango Curry TofuWhole Roasted Cauliflower in Makhani Gravy – Gobi MusallamStreet Style Tempeh Wraps – Kathi RollsQuick Tamarind-Date ChutneyAvocado NaanFudgy Cardamom Squares – BurfiThe recipes have been designed to simplify complex procedures, and Richa’s workflow tips incorporate modern appliances and techniques from other cuisines to reduce cooking times.
10. Instant Vortex Air Fryer Cookbook: 550 Quick & Easy Air Fryer Recipes For Beginners
Author: by James White
Become an Air Fryer Master and Impress Your Family, Friends and Guests! This Air Fryer Vortex cookbook is devoted to both beginner cooks and more advanced users. In this Instant Air Fryer recipes cookbook you will find the following content:Delicious and Irresistible air fryer recipes to make in your Air Fryer deviceModern Technique that will change the Way you CookTips & tricks on how to use the Vortex Air Fryer in the best way!
Lots of Crispy & Yummy meals made in No Time in your Air FryerThis Instant Air Fryer cookbook is a will guide you if you are a type of person who loves fried foods and delicious recipes!
11. Chetna's 30 Minute Indian: Quick and Easy Everyday Meals
Author: by Chetna Makan
80 brilliant, flavor-packed Indian recipes to make in 30 minutes or lessChetna Makan’s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavor twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic tastes of Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes can all be on the table and ready to eat in less than 30 minutes.
Featuring fabulous salads, traditional fast snacks, imaginative toppings for toasts, delicious dals, comforting veggie, fish and meat curries, all-in-one rice dishes, surprising raitas and dips as well as indulgent desserts, there are speedy options for every occasion. With useful meal plans included, dishes can be enjoyed on their own or paired together and cooked quickly for an easy feast to enjoy with friends.
No complicated methods, just delicious, vibrant and varied food that the whole family can enjoy every single night of the week and in little to no time at all.
12. Tangy Tart Hot and Sweet: A World of Recipes for Every Day
Author: by Padma Lakshmi
Find a dazzling variety of recipes from around the world in this entertaining cookbook that combines life lessons and delectable mealswritten by the host of Bravo’s Top Chef and Hulu’s Taste the Nation. Inspired by her travels to some of the most secluded corners of the planet, Padma Lakshmi shares the origins and secrets of her latest recipes for simple to prepare, international cuisine.
She makes it easy to delight your guests with savory and sweet dishes such as Keralan Crab Cakes, Fresh Green Beans with Lentils and Coconut, Krispy Fried Chicken, BBQ Korean Short Ribs, and Chocolate Amaretto Ice Cream. By introducing a host of enticing flavors and spices, an everyday kitchen is transformed into a global one.
Tangy Tart Hot & Sweet is both a culinary and personal scrapbook of Padma’s life, highlighted by dazzling photography and evocative personal stories about her lifelong connection to food and cooking. From appetizers to entres, soups to dessertsTangy Tart Hot & Sweet is perfect for anyone who wants cooking to be easy, elegant, and unforgettable.
13. Masala Lab: The Science of Indian Cooking
Author: by Krish Ashok
Ever wondered why your grandmother threw a teabag into the pressure cooker while boiling chickpeas, or why she measured using the knuckle of her index finger? Why does a counter-intuitive pinch of salt make your kheer more intensely flavourful? What is the Maillard reaction and what does it have to do with fenugreek?
What does your high-school chemistry knowledge, or what you remember of it, have to do with perfectly browning your onions? Masala Lab by Krish Ashok is a science nerd’s exploration of Indian cooking with the ultimate aim of making the reader a better cook and turning the kitchen into a joyful, creative playground for culinary experimentation.
Just like memorizing an equation might have helped you pass an exam but not become a chemist, following a recipe without knowing its rationale can be a sub-optimal way of learning how to cook. Exhaustively tested and researched, and with a curious and engaging approach to food, Krish Ashok puts together the one book the Indian kitchen definitely needs, proving along the way that your grandmother was right all along.
14. Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking: A Cookbook
Author: by Madhur Jaffrey
No one knows Indian food like Madhur Jaffrey. For more than forty years, the godmother of Indian cooking (The Independent on Sunday) has introduced Western home cooks to the vibrant cuisines of her homeland. Now, in Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking, the seven-time James Beard Awardwinning author shares the delectable, healthful, vegetable- and grain-based foods enjoyed around the Indian subcontinent.
Vegetarian cooking is a way of life for more than 300 million Indians. Jaffrey travels from north to south, and from the Arabian Sea to the Bay of Bengal, collecting recipes for the very tastiest dishes along the way. She visits the homes and businesses of shopkeepers, writers, designers, farmers, doctors, weavers, and more, gathering their stories and uncovering the secrets of their most delicious family specialties.
From a sweet, sour, hot, salty Kodava Mushroom Curry with Coconut originating in the forested regions of South Karnataka to simple, crisp Okra Fries dusted with chili powder, turmeric, and chickpea flour; and from Stir-Fried Spinach, Andhra Style (with ginger, coriander, and cumin) to the mung bean pancakes she snacks on at a roadside stand, here Jaffrey brings together the very best of vegetable-centric Indian cuisine and explains how home cooks can easily replicate these dishesand many more for beans, grains, and breadsin their own kitchens.
15. Madhur Jaffrey's Instantly Indian Cookbook: Modern and Classic Recipes for the Instant Pot®
Author: by Madhur Jaffrey
One of the best cookbooks to come out of the Instant Pot craze. It’s full of those timeless Indian recipes Jaffrey is known for … The flavor to ease factor ratio in these recipes is undoubtedly high, and, as always, Jaffrey’s calm, nurturing voice guides you through each step.
Priya Krishna, Bon Appetit Master Indian cooking at home with more than seventy recipes from the multi-James Beard Awardwinning author who introduced the world to Indian food (Epicurious). For more than forty years, Madhur Jaffrey has been revered as the queen of Indian cooking (Saveur).
Here she shares inviting, easy-to-follow recipessome entirely new, others reworked classicsfor preparing fantastic Indian food at home. While these dishes are quick and easy to prepare, they retain all the rich complexity for which Jaffrey’s food has always been known, making this the only Indian cookbook with recipes designed for the Instant Pot you’ll ever need.
RECIPES: From classics like butter chicken and buttery dal to new sure-to-be-favorites like kale cooked in a Kashmiri style and Goan-style clams, these recipes capture the flavorful diversity of Indian cuisine. EASY-TO-FOLLOW: Written with the clarity and precision for which Jaffrey has always been known, these are flavor-forward recipes that make the most of the Instant Pot’s unique functionality.