Indian Cookbooks to Add to Your Collection
Do you just love Indian cuisine? Do you order Indian takeout or hit up your favorite Indian restaurant as often as possible?
Have you thought about learning to cook Indian food at home?
You definitely should give it a try!
Indian food is packed full of flavor – which is why you love it – and there are a ton of excellent cookbooks out there that can get you started. Here are a few that can get you on your way to mastering Indian cuisine!
- Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: Traditional Indian Dishes Made Easy and Fast
- 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 essential spices, substitute ingredients, and more.
- The Indian Instant Pot Cookbook includes:
- 50 authentic recipes—Bring 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 easy—This 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.
- Expert guidance—Get tips and tricks designed to help you clean, maintain, and get the most out of your electric pressure cooker with this Instant Pot cookbook.
- Who needs restaurants? Let the Indian Instant Pot Cookbook show you how to start making delicious curries and more at home.
- Indian for Everyone: The Home Cook’s Guide to Traditional Favorites
- Indian for Everyone is the third book by Anupy Singla, by far her most stunning and comprehensive offering yet. Singla is America’s favorite authority on Indian home cooking, and her expertise with delicious, healthful recipes has endeared her to fans the world over. This new book opens up the true simplicity and flavor of Indian food for anyone, regardless of dietary restrictions, expertise, or familiarity.
- Singla has chosen the cuisine’s most popular dishes and, unlike other Indian cookbooks, embedded different preparation styles and ingredients into every recipe. Included are quick-and-easy adaptations for making a meal vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free, as well as alternatives for the slow cooker. Beginners appreciate the book’s step-by-step instructions, while veterans find it useful as a reference point for their favorite dishes, including little-known instructions and standard cook times. The book also caters to healthy eaters and folks with allergies and dietary preferences.
- With deeply personal, detailed stories behind these recipes, readers see how traditional Indian cooking helped connect Singla and her daughters to their cultural heritage. More than the next great Indian cookbook, this is the next great American cookbook — sure to become a staple of every family’s collection.
- Made in India: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen
- 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.
- The Indian Cooking Course: Techniques – Masterclasses – Ingredients – 300 Recipes
- This comprehensive guide to Indian cooking explores the myriad regional varieties of authentic, healthy and lesser known Indian recipes. 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. Monisha teaches you how to make traditional Indian food at home, based on the principles of good health and touching on the values of Ayurveda. The Indian Cookery Course is the ultimate guide to everything you ever wanted to know about Indian food.
- Vegetarian India: A Journey Through the Best of Indian Home Cooking
- 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 Award–winning 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 dishes—and many more for beans, grains, and breads—in their own kitchens.
- With more than two hundred recipes, beautifully illustrated throughout, and including personal photographs from Jaffrey’s own travels, Vegetarian India is a kitchen essential for vegetable enthusiasts and home cooks everywhere.
These cookbooks are filled with the classic Indian dishes you love, along with some recipes that are sure to join your list of favorites. Which cookbook are you going to check out first?
(*All book descriptions courtesy of Amazon)