Indian recipes

Creamy Vegetable Korma

Creamy Vegetable Korma

Creamy Vegetable Korma, The Curry Guy Bible: Recreate Over 200 Indian Restaurant and Takeaway Classics at Home by Dan Toombs. Photography by Kris Kirkham.

The Curry Guy Bible: Recreate Over 200 Indian Restaurant and Takeaway Classics at Home

The Curry Guy Bible brings together 200 of Dan Toombs’ classic dishes, developed over more than two decades of eating his way around Indian restaurants, takeouts and food stalls.

Fans of The Curry Guy love his recipes because they *really* work. For the first time, Dan offers 150 of his most popular recipes in one place, everything from Chicken Tikka Masala to Lamb Rogan Josh, Saag Paneer to Vegetable Samosas, Tandoori King Prawns to Shawarma Kebabs. Plus there are 50 brand-new, mouthwatering recipes that you won’t find anywhere else.

Here are all the starters, sides, curries, grills, breads, chutneys and rice dishes you will ever need, including some exciting new veggie options. With a guide to essential ingredients and simple cooking tips throughout, The Curry Guy Bible is the only curry cookbook you will ever need.

The Curry Guy Bible: Recreate Over 200 Indian Restaurant and Takeaway Classics at Home is available at Amazon.com and Indigo.ca (more…)

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…)

Sweet Cardamom Yogurt

Sweet Cardamom Yogurt (Shrikhand)

Sweet Cardamom Yogurt (Shrikhand), Indian-ish, Priya Krishna, Photography by Mackenzie Kelley

Indian food is everyday food! This colourful, lively book is food writer Priya Krishna’s loving tribute to her mom’s “Indian-ish” cooking—a trove of one-of-a-kind Indian-American hybrids that are easy to make, clever, practical, and packed with flavour. 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 programmer—her unique creations merging the Indian flavours of her childhood with her global travels and inspiration from cooking shows as well as her kids’ requests for American favourites like spaghetti and PB&Js. The results are approachable and unfailingly delightful, like spiced, yogurt-filled sandwiches crusted with curry leaves, or “Indian Gatorade” (a thirst-quenching salty-sweet limeade) and sweet cardamom yogurt. Indian-ish includes plenty of simple dinners you can whip up in minutes at the end of a long workday.

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Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken

Butter Chicken, Coconut Lagoon restaurant, Chef Joe Thottungal | Photography by Christian Lalonde

With its tranquil beaches, lush mountains, and incredibly delicious cuisine, Kerala, located in southwestern India, is often called paradise on earth. It’s a place where traditional dishes are born of
a unique geography and enhanced with spices such as mustard seeds, curry leaves, and coconut milk. In fact, it’s one of India’s most exciting culinary regions.

Coconut Lagoon by Joe Thottungal, a collection of 80 easy-to-make recipes designed for home cooks. The cookbook features authentic regional dishes such as mango pickle, dosa, Malabar parathas, biryani, Thrissur-style fish, and banana fritters, as well as more widely known Indian recipes that are loved around the world, such as chai, butter chicken, and poori. You’ll even find traditional vegetarian dishes that are served at the Onam sadya, the annual harvest festival. (more…)

Mango and Mint Salad

Mango and Mint Salad

Photography by Nassima Rothacker

We all know there is more to Indian food than just curries; it can also be really healthy, fresh and delicious. Chetna’s Healthy Indian contains home cooking at its best—straightforward methods, very few ingredients, crowd-pleasing flavours, nourishment and comfort. It draws upon inspiration from Chetna’s family and friends, creating realistic recipes for midweek, after work, busy weekends or when you simply want to look after yourself with wholesome food.

You’ll find 80 delicious recipes that require minimum time and effort, including Onion & whole spice chicken curry, Tandoori pan-fried sea bream, Paneer & cavalo nero saag and Baked cardamom & pistachio yogurt pots. (more…)

Margherita Naan Pizza 

Margherita Naan Pizza 

Photography by Nik Sharma

It is a rare cookbook that comes to represent the way we eat now, translating the world of food and restaurants for the home kitchen and capturing moderns diversity so beautifully. Season is this book.

It was named one of the best and most anticipated cookbooks by The New York Times, Food & Wine, Epicurious, Eater, Grub Street, The New Yorker, TheKitchn, The Forward, and Delish and a Book Club Pick for Bon Appetit.

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Cookbook Review: Fresh India

Fresh India, Meera Sodha

Following her bestselling Made in India, Meera Sodha reveals a whole new side of Indian food that is fresh, delicious, and quick to make at home. These vegetable-based recipes are feel-good food and full of flavour.

Indian cuisine is one of the most vibrant vegetable cuisines in the entire world, and in Fresh India Meera leads home cooks on a culinary journey through its many flavourful dishes that will delight vegetarians and those simply looking to add to their recipe repertoire alike.

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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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