Title - Pure & Simple Homemade Indian Vegetarian Cuisine
Author - Vidhu Mittal
Publisher - Interlink Books
No. of Pages - 207
Target Audience - Vegetarians
Cuisine - Traditional Indian
Clarity of Instruction - Excellent
Photos - Every recipe has a photo of the end product as well as step-by-step photos.
Recipes worth a mention - Chaat Katori, Crispy Eggplant, Chickpeas with Spinach, Corn Pilaf, Indian rice Pudding
Nutritional Info - No nutritional info.
Vidhu Mittal is one of India's well-known culinary experts. Based in Bangalore, she is a regular contributor to magazines. A vegetarian herself, Vidhu has spent many years creating a wide range of simple and easy-to-prepare recipes that are flavorful, colorful, and delicious.
Pure & Simple is truly a book that does justice to its title. It makes preparing Indian food fairly easy and is a comprehensive compilation of over 100 vegetarian dishes. A useful feature in this book, is the detailed section on Indian spices, vegetables, legumes and kitchen equipment, each of these are very well illustrated with colorful photos, - certainly a helpful guide not only to novices but also seasoned cooks of Indian food.
If you love Indian food but have felt intimidated by its complexity of flavors, ingredients, and spices, then this is a great book for you! It is simple Indian home-cooking at its finest. Each recipe is photographed and the step-by-step photos go a long way in simplifying some complex recipes such as roti, gulab jamun and samosa. Even though providing nutritional info for recipes and ingredient substitutions would greatly enhance the utilitarian value of the book, we highly recommend this book to every vegetarian food lover. There is a wide selection of recipes from drinks, soups and salads to appetizers and main courses to desserts and accompaniments. Kudos to Sanjay Ramchandran for excellent photography throughout the book. This is the kind of book every connoisseur of Indian food must have in her cookbook collection for a delicious, flavorful spread of traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine.