Cookbook : Released 9/2/14
I received a copy of this book from the publisher through Blogging for Books.
The newest book in Ten Speed’s best-selling slow cooker series, featuring more than 60 fix-it-and-forget-it recipes for Indian favorites.
The rich and complex flavors of classic Indian dishes like Lamb Biryani, Palak Paneer, and chicken in a creamy tomato-butter sauce can take hours to develop through such techniques as extended braising and low simmering. In The New Indian Slow Cooker, veteran cooking teacher and chef Neela Paniz revolutionizes the long, slow approach to making Indian cuisine by rethinking its traditional recipes for the slow cooker.
She showcases the best regional curries, dals made with lentils and beans, vegetable and rice sides, as well as key accompaniments like chutneys, flatbreads, raita, and fresh Indian cheese. Using this fix-it-and-forget-it approach, you can produce complete and authentic Indian meals that taste like they came from Mumbai, New Delhi, and Bangalore, or your favorite Indian restaurant.
Featuring both classic and innovative recipes such as Pork Vindaloo, Kashmiri Potato Curry, Date and Tamarind Chutney, and Curried Chickpeas, these full-flavor, no-fuss dishes are perfect for busy cooks any day of the week.
I must confess that this review got away from me. I received it sometime last year, perhaps even a year ago and it sat on my coffee table for a good while and eventually moved to my bookcase. I read it, and enjoyed looking at all the yummy dishes I longed to try, but just never got around to reviewing. To the publisher and author I am sorry for my delay.
The book was beautifully done with lovely installations and pages that lend themselves well to a working kitchen (read: cleanable). None of the recipes seemed terribly intimidating, perhaps a few more steps involved than normally just dumping a ton of ingredients in a slow cooker but still doable. The instruction is very thorough and the tips helpful. The recipes might be more appropriate for special occasion cooking rather than a busy weeknight, but I’m glad I have this book in my collection and I hope to try more of the recipes in the future.