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Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should Read

There are countless Indian Cooking courses, tutorials, articles available online, but for some, having a book is still a necessity to learn. This is an up-to-date list of recommended books.

1. Indian Instant Pot® Cookbook: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy and Fast (2017)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadTraditional 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 dishes―all 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…
Author(s): Urvashi Pitre

2. An Invitation to Indian Cooking (2011)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadThe classic guide to the foods of India—and a James Beard Foundation Cookbook Hall of Fame inductee—from the “godmother of Indian cooking” (The Independent on Sunday). The book that introduced the rich and fascinating cuisine of India to America and a landmark work of culinary literature, An Invitation to Indian Cooking makes clear just how extraordinarily subtle, varied, and delicious the food of the subcontinent can be. From formal recipes for parties to the leisurely making of dals, pickles, and relishes, Jaffrey’s “invitation”…
Author(s): Madhur Jaffrey

3. Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick & Easy Indian Cooking (2007)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadWith more than ten reprints, it’s clear cookbook author Madhur Jaffrey wins the popular vote for delicious Indian recipes that can be prepared in 30 minutes or less. Now with a beautiful new design and all-new photographs, Madhur Jaffrey’s Quick & Easy Indian Cooking is ready to wow another generation of home cooks. Written by the world’s foremost authority on Indian cooking, this terrific volume boasts a tantalizing array of appetizers, entres, beverages, and desserts for every occasion. From Silken Chicken and Pork Vindaloo to Fresh Red Chutney with Almonds and Sweet, Pale Orange, Mango Lassi, Quick & Easy Indian…
Author(s): Madhur Jaffrey, Noel Barnhurst

4. Indian Cookery (1979)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadDharam Jit Singh illustrates-Through Indian and Tandoori restaurants have been introduced to the Delights of Indian food but do you really understand the housewares and whys of Indian dishes, which have a philosophy of Their Own Knowledge and Skills past By Word of Mouth practical example or attempted to record in this book. The author describes background Traditions sets out practical steps necessary to produce in your own home dishes more subtle and aromatic then you will find him most Indian restaurants cover Photograph by Alan Spain and…
Author(s): Dharamjit Singh

5. The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani, and More [A Cookbook] (2014)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadThe rich and complex flavors of classic Indian dishes like Lamb Biryani, Palak Paneer, and chicken in a creamy tomato-butter sauce can take hours to develop through such techniques as extended braising and low simmering. In The New Indian Slow Cooker, veteran cooking teacher and chef Neela Paniz revolutionizes the long, slow approach to making Indian cuisine by rethinking its traditional recipes for the slow cooker. She showcases the best regional curries, dals made with lentils and beans, vegetable and rice sides, as well as key accompaniments like chutneys, flatbreads, raita, and fresh Indian cheese. Using this…
Author(s): Neela Paniz

6. Vegetarian Indian Cooking with Your Instant Pot: 75 Traditional Recipes That Are Easier, Quicker and Healthier (2018)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadManali Singh, founder of the popular blog Cook with Manali, shares her secrets to making your favorite traditional Indian dishes faster and healthier in your Instant Pot® or other multifunction cooker. And the majority of her wonderfully spiced recipes are also vegan― or can be easily made vegan―so it’s perfect for specific diets or anyone who wants to include more plant-based meals in the weekly rotation. Enjoy classics like Matar Paneer and Chana Masala, as well as traditional street foods like Pav Bhaji, a medley of spicy mashed veggies eaten with dinner rolls, and Vegetarian…
Author(s): Manali Singh

7. Six Spices: A Simple Concept of Indian Cooking (2014)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadThe art of Indian cuisine at your fingertips.Neeta Saluja simplifies Indian cooking with a unique approach to its preparation. She focuses on the fundamentals—the special ingredients and techniques every cook can use to create fragrant, delicious, and well balanced dishes.Six Spices demystifies the exotic and complex flavors of Indian cuisine by explaining the characteristics of its essential ingredients—hot chili powder,aromatic coriander, sweet cumin, roasted nutty mustard seeds, bold asafetida, and hearty turmeric. But here is the twist: the book also reveals the methods used to incorporate them into exquisite, authentic…
Author(s): Neeta Saluja

8. The Easy Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook: Prep-and-Go Restaurant Favorites to Make at Home (2017)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadAuthentic Indian cuisine served up with minimum effort and maximum flavor.The Easy Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook introduces you to the history, culture, and flavors of Indian dishes and combines them with the modern magic of the slow cooker. It’s an Indian cookbook that lets you get recipes started fast, with minimal prep, and then leave them to cook in a single pot. Easy.Author, blogger, and popular cooking instructor Hari Ghotra puts a simple, slow cooker spin on over 60 classic favorites―no need to reach for the takeout menu. From Butter Chicken to Chickpea…
Author(s): Hari Ghotra, Vivek Singh

9. Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook (2015)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadThe ultimate plant-based Indian cookbook by the creator of 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 . 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: The recipes have been designed to simplify complex…
Author(s): Richa Hingle

10. The Indian Slow Cooker: 70 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes (2018)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadThis updated edition of Anupy Singla’s bestselling debut cookbook includes 15 additional Indian recipes developed specifically for the slow cooker. Since its original publication in 2010, The Indian Slow Cooker has become a touchstone primer for everyone seeking an accessible entry point to cooking authentic, healthy Indian fare at home. Taking full advantage of the ease and convenience of the slow cooker, these recipes are simpler than their traditional counterparts and healthier than restaurant favorites, as they don’t require extra oil and fat. Singla’s “Indian Spices 101” chapter introduces readers to the mainstay spices of…
Author(s): Anupy Singla

11. Indian Food Under Pressure: Authentic Indian Recipes for Your Electric Pressure Cooker (2017)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadAshley Singh Thomas, founder of the food blog, My Heart Beets, shares 60 mouthwatering North and South Indian recipes in this cookbook. These tried and true recipes will have you spending less time in the kitchen and more time enjoying tasty, aromatic and flavorful food with loved ones. Ashley got her first electric pressure cooker, an Instant Pot, several years ago and it was love at first sight. She found it much easier to use than her slow cooker, her stove top pressure cooker or any other kitchen appliance. Ashley began adapting nearly all of her favorite…
Author(s): Ashley Singh Thomas

12. The Indian Slow Cooker: 50 Healthy, Easy, Authentic Recipes (2010)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadThis unique guide to preparing Indian food using classic slow-cooker techniques features more than 50 recipes, beautifully illustrated with full-color photography throughout. These great recipes take advantage of the slow cooker’s ability to keep food moist through its long cooking cycle, letting readers create dishes with far less oil and saturated fat than in traditional recipes. Anupy Singla shows the busy, harried family that cooking healthy is simple and that cooking Indian is just a matter of understanding a few key spices. Her “Indian Spices 101” chapter introduces readers to the mainstay spices of an Indian kitchen, as well as…
Author(s): Anupy Singla

13. Madhur Jaffrey’s Indian Cooking (1983)

 Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should ReadDiscusses the spices and cooking techniques of India and offers recipes for meats, chicken, vegetables, rice, and other foods from India…
Author(s): Madhur Jaffrey

Best Indian Cooking Books Everyone Should Read

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How-to: Real Indian Cooking: Authentic Home Cooking Recipes

Author(s): Vishal Singh
ID: 2305363, Publisher: Independently published, Year: 28 Dec 2018, Size: 613 Kb, Format: epub

Simple Curry Perfection: The World's Top 50 Curries With Easy-To-Follow Instructions (Indian Cooking)

Author(s): Batra, Priya
ID: 2768292, Publisher: , Year: 2020, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf

Masala Lab - The Science of Indian Cooking

Author(s): Krish Ashok
ID: 2849712, Publisher: Penguin Random House India Private Limited, Year: 2020, Size: 2 Mb, Format: epub

Please note that this booklist is not errorless. Some books are truly chart-busters according to The New York Times, others are composed by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant books you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.

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