India: The Cookbook is the definitive guide to the rich and varied cooking of India. Doing for India what The Silver Spoon did for Italy and 1080 Recipes did for Spain, it contains 1,000 easy-to-follow, authentic recipes covering the length and breadth of India, including starter salads and kebabs; fish, vegetarian and meat main courses; breads and snacks; pickles and side dishes; and desserts and drinks. It also provides a wealth of information on the different regional cooking styles, the food philosophies of India, and guides to cooking equipment and ingredients. The recipes have been extensively researched, tested and collected from all regions of India by Professor Pushpesh Pant, author of several Indian cookbooks and an expert on Indian cuisine. They have been fully updated for western kitchens, retaining all the colours, flavours and textures of this fascinating and mouthwatering cuisine.
"India Cookbook, above all, is an inspiration and a testament to the glory of Indian cooking in all its incarnations. It's a call to the kitchen."--Saveur 'Indian food will be in vogue in the coming weeks ... India Cookbook [...] is definitely one worth pre-ordering ... [a] labour of love that includes more than 1,000 recipes.' Marie-Claire Digby, Irish Times, 28 August 2010 'You'll never need a takeaway again.' Lisa Markwell, The Independent on Sunday, 3 October 2010 'We've had the low-fat and the low-carb English varieties of Indian cuisine - now listen to the man who knows [ - ] Pushpesh Pant. - This is not just a collection of standard dopiazas and rogans - in his book India: The Cookbook, Pant explores the different regions of his country in great detail, bringing us a definitive guide to this incredible groumet destination.' Matchbox, October 2010 'As a nation, we are obsessed with Indian food - its bold colour and sultry spices - so this comprehensive tome that has taken over 20 years to compile is a must for British kitchens. As well as recipes [ - ] it delves into the history and culture of a cuisine that never fails to intrigue us.' Country & Town House, November 2010
Pushpesh Pant was born in Nainital, northen India, and is now a professor at the Jawaharlal Nehru University in New Delhi. A regular recipe columnist and author of many cookbooks in India, he has spent two decades collecting authentic family recipes from all over the subcontinent, which have been carefully edited, tested and collated to produce a remarkable collection documenting the rich diversity of Indian cuisine.