Curries

Spicy Chicken Curry with Coconut & Chilli

Spicy Chicken Curry with Coconut & Chilli

Spicy Chicken Curry with Coconut & Chilli, excerted from Thali: A Joyful Celebration of Indian Home Cooking by Maunika Gowardhan. Photography by Sam A. Harris.

Thali: A Joyful Celebration of Indian Home Cooking

In Thali Indian cook and social media star Maunika Gowardhan serves up over 80 easy and accessible recipes that show you just how simple it is to create a Thali at home.

The word “Thali” refers to the way meals are eaten in India; where a mixed selection of delicious dishes are served together on one platter. They offer a wonderful way to experiment with Indian flavors and dishes and to discover the rich and diverse range of this cuisine.

From familiar and classic Indian dishes like Tadka Dal and Matar Paneer alongside less familiar ones such as Pomegranate Spiced Chicken and Konkani Jackfruit Stir-Fry, these recipes will encourage you to explore the varied and vibrant range of food, flavours and textures across the Indian subcontinent, and give you the confidence and skill to create your own perfect thali.
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Thai Red Curry Squash Soup

Thai Red Curry Squash Soup

Thai Red Curry Squash Soup, Milk Street Vegetables: 250 Bold, Simple Recipes for Every Season by Christopher Kimball. Photography by Connie Miller of CB Creative.

Milk Street Vegetables: 250 Bold, Simple Recipes for Every Season by Christopher Kimball

Move vegetables into the centre of your plate from the realm of sides and salads with this vegetable-cooking bible of more than 250 full-flavour recipes, from James Beard and IACP award winner Christopher Kimball’s Milk Street.

Chili-spiked carrots. Skillet-charred Brussels sprouts.  Mashed potatoes brightened with harissa and pistachios. These are just three ways to put vegetables in the centre of your plate.

To get a vegetable education, we traveled to Athens to learn how winter vegetable stews could taste light and bright, not hearty and heavy. In Cairo, we tasted eggplant and potatoes that punched up flavor with bold pops of texture from whole spices. And in Puglia, Italy, we had a revelatory bite of zucchini enriched by ricotta cheese and lemon.

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Whacked Lemongrass Chicken Coconut Curry

Whacked Lemongrass Chicken Coconut Curry

Steamed: A Catharsis Cookbook for Getting Dinner and Your Feelings On the TableWhere is taking your feelings out with heavy mallets and sharp knives not just allowed—but encouraged? The kitchen, of course! And in Steamed, acclaimed food writers Rachel Levin and Tara Duggan offer readers fifty funny, feisty, and full-flavored dishes to channel frustration and rage into something utterly delicious.

For those inevitable moments when you’re boiling over, steaming mad, or just plain fried, turn to:

  • Pounded Chicken Parmesan
  • Ripped Bread Salad
  • Feeling Sad French Onion Soup
  • Tune-It-Out Tinga
  • Wailing Wasabi Tuna Bowl

. . . and many more in this ultimate ode to finding your chef’s knife-wielding, onion-crying, chicken-pounding culinary release.

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Garlic and Paprika Chicken Curry

Garlic and Paprika Chicken Curry

Garlic and Paprika Chicken Curry, The Curry Guy Light by Dan Toombs. Photography by Kris Kirkham.

The Curry Light by Dan Toombs

In Curry Guy Light, Dan Toombs, aka the Curry Guy, showcases over 100 recipes that are:

Lower in carbs and calories than most other Indian recipes
Lower in fat and salt without lacking flavour
Delicious and fresh-tasting

Dan has spent many years researching the food of Kerala and Goa, as well as learning the secrets of Indian restaurants. In Curry Guy Light he shows that you can make your favourite curry house meals but at the same time know that it”s really good for you—you’d never know it when the food works its magic!

He’s developed a new, lighter version of his classic base sauce, and created lower-cal versions of curry house classics, including starters like onion bhajis and spicy hot chicken wings, indulgent Goan shrimp curry, chicken tikka masala and saag paneer, your favourite sides such as tarka dhal and coconut rice, plus chutneys and snacks. All the recipes have clear, step-by-step instructions, and are guaranteed 100% delectable. It”s the curry cookbook you’ve been waiting for!

The Curry Guy Light: Over 100 lighter, fresher Indian curry classics is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca (more…)

Jumbo Shrimp and Pumpkin Curry

Jumbo Shrimp and Pumpkin Curry

Jumbo Shrimp and Pumpkin Curry, Indian Cuisine: Authentic Flavors from the Land of Spice by Vivek Singh. Photography © Dorling Kindersley.

Indian Cuisine: Authentic Flavors from the Land of Spice

Top chefs and cooks known for their expertise in the curries of India, Pakistan, Sri Lanka, Thailand, the Caribbean—and anywhere with a curry tradition—share their recipes with you. Try Thai jungle curry, chicken adobo, or South African bunny chow.

All 200 recipes are authentic and written for the modern cook. Features add a further dimension, introducing you to the key spice combinations and ingredients that define each local cuisine.

Break out and explore new boundaries. Or rely on this authentic resource for old favourites. Red-hot results are guaranteed every time!

Indian Cuisine: Authentic Flavors from the Land of Spice is available at Amazon.com and Amazon.ca.


Jumbo Shrimp and Pumpkin Curry

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Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Mushroom and Cashew Curry

Mushroom and Cashew Curry, Chetna’s Healthy Indian Vegetarian. Photography by Nassima Rothacker.

Chetna's Healthy Indian Vegetarian

Chetna Makan‘s bestselling cookbooks combine her creative flavour twists with a love of simple Indian home cooking. Taking inspiration from the eclectic mix of vegetarian and vegan dishes found in Indian cuisine, these tempting recipes celebrate plant-based food at its best – delicious, vibrant, varied and nutritious. Nothing complicated; just beautiful food for everyone – and so healthy that you can enjoy it every day.

With over 80 delicious recipes that vegetarians and even the most dedicated of meat-eaters can enjoy. Chetna shows just how creative you can be with even the most humble of vegetables. This book is packed with flavour and innovative ideas whilst being easy and accessible for home cooks.

Recipes include Garlic and tamarind soup, Gram flour stuffed chillies, Cheese and potato chapatti sandwich, Mushroom and Cashew Curry, Courgette kofta curry, Beetroot and sweet potato korma, and Masala paneer.

Chetna’s Healthy Indian: Vegetarian: Everyday Veg and Vegan Feasts Effortlessly Good for You is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca. (more…)

Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry

Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry

Butternut Squash, Green Bean and Enoki Thai Coconut Curry, Beauty Foods by Caroline Artiss. Photography by Ed Anderson.

Beauty Foods by Caroline ArtissBeauty Foods offers a no-nonsense approach to eating clean for the body and mind to get you looking and feeling great.

YouTube sensation Caroline Artiss starts with a diagnostic glossary of beauty ingredients that highlights the best things to feature in your daily food regime. Did you know, for example, that eating beetroot can help prevent premature ageing? Or that the vitamin E found in hazelnuts can hydrate the skin and reduce fine lines?

Caroline offers a selection of fresh and inventive recipes using everyday ingredients as well as superfoods, giving advice on the beauty benefits of the ingredients. From an Avocado Smoothie to Chia Chimichurri Steak, Thai Coconut Curry to Blueberry Crumble Pots, look no further for delicious recipes that do you good.

Beauty Foods: 65 nutritious and delicious recipes that make you glow from the inside out is available at Amazon.com an Indigo.ca. (more…)

Cookbook Review: The Curry Guy

Dan Toombs The Curry Guy Butter Chicken

Dan Toombs has perfected the art of Indian restaurant cooking after travelling around sampling dishes, learning kitchen secrets and refining recipes at home. In other words, The Curry Guy makes homemade curries that taste like the ones at your local curry house—only better.

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