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In this joyful new book, Roopa Gulati travels through India and celebrates the wonderfully varied food that makes up a nation, making pitstops at the homes of the people who cook it every day. You'll be taken to a remote kitchen in Gujarat, with shelves stacked high with pickle jars, where the air is heady with the scent of homegrown curry leaves and the nutty aroma of rotlas imbued with woody smoke from the open fire; to the old French Quarter of Ponducherry, where lunch is served on a banana leaf picked fresh from the garden; and to Delhi for a family reunion, a feast culminating in mouth-watering desserts, and a cookery lesson. Roopa's writing, full of warmth and joy, brings these people and places to life, and her recipes bring them to our kitchens.

From dals to masalas, and quick and easy suppers to feasts for a crowd, the easy-to-follow recipes are bursting with authentic flavours using ingredients found in your local supermarket. Recipes include aubergine pakoras with onion and tamarind relish, potato and paneer tikki, sweetcorn bhajis, Tandoori sea bass, home-style Punjabi chicken curry, Kashmiri lamb with saffron, cardamom and red chillies, cumin potatoes, Bengali-style butternut squash with tamarind and jaggery, channa dal with spinach, black eye beans in garlic tomato masala, phirni with honey, orange and saffron syrup and pistachio and cardamom biscuits.

From the monsoon-washed backwaters of Kerala to the crowded markets of Mumbai, this celebration of regional cooking will bring the sights, sounds and flavours of India to your table.

Indian Kitchens

  • About the book

    A vivid, contemporary portrait of a country through its food and the ordinary, extraordinary, people who make it

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  • Book Details

    Imprint: Bloomsbury Publishing
    Publication date: June 2024
    Format: 246 x 189 mm | 288 pages

  • About the Author

    Roopa Gulati is all about making the most of Indian spices in your own kitchen. Brought up in Cumbria, she crossed continents and worked as a chef in New Delhi's kitchens, where she cooked in huge hotels, street bazaars, palace kitchens, TV studios and on stoves across India. Now based in London, Roopa continues to create recipes, write about food and share her skills with fans of regional Indian cooking. Indian Kitchens is her second book.

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