Indian food cookbook or blog recommendations - Mothering Forums

Forum Jump: 
 
Thread Tools
Old 05-18-2011, 12:18 PM - Thread Starter
 
sharr610's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I really need to start cooking more Indian food as I LOVE it and can't keep eating out for it.  I'd love some suggestions of good/authentic/flavorful cookbooks or blogs or websites for Indian food.  Oh, and we aren't vegetarian, so meat AND veggie focused resources are a plus.  

 

Thanks!


S, mama to boy M(6/07) and baby girl R(7/10). We do all the good natural family living stuff!
sharr610 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Old 05-18-2011, 01:45 PM
 
RubThyNeighbor's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 75
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Ayurmama.blogspot.com

 

I have a lot of recipes. Def not all Indian but all made with Ayurvedic principles. Very traditional ones.

RubThyNeighbor is offline  
Old 05-18-2011, 03:55 PM
 
Arduinna's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2002
Posts: 31,187
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

1000 Indian Recipes by Neelam Batra is awesome. It's huge, covers everything from homemade spice mixes to desserts with extensive sections on both meat and veggie dishes. I have a few Indian cookbooks and this is the one I have used the most, I like that she gives you lots of info on Indian cooking techniques and has a nice balance between tradition and modern adaptations so you can choose which way you want to go. I also like The Dance of Spices by Laxmi Hiremath, her tandoori marinade is the basis for the one I use with some minor tweaks of course LOL. 

Arduinna is offline  
Old 05-21-2011, 08:54 PM
 
MAMom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Posts: 1,452
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I've found some good recipes on Hooked on Heat

MAMom is offline  
Old 05-22-2011, 11:04 AM
 
CCJWGM's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Wild Leek la-la land
Posts: 331
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Authentic Indian cooking blog.  This is a great blog but personally I've had a hard time finding ingredients. 

http://ruchikacooks.com/


Co-creator, Joyful Wife, and Grateful Mama to angel3.gifenergy.gifand sleepytime.gif
CCJWGM is offline  
Old 05-23-2011, 09:02 AM - Thread Starter
 
sharr610's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,128
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

Excellent resources.  Thanks, mamas!

 


S, mama to boy M(6/07) and baby girl R(7/10). We do all the good natural family living stuff!
sharr610 is offline  
Old 05-23-2011, 09:15 AM
 
tankgirl73's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: NB, Canada
Posts: 2,773
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)

I'm definitely going to check out those blogs...

 

I have a couple of cookbooks.  Anything by Madhur Jaffrey is good, I have "Spice Kitchen", it focuses on individual spices, explains what they're like and where they come from, and has feature recipes for each.  It's a little book, and was great when I was just getting started.

 

But my Indian cooking "bible" is Lord Krishna's Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking.  It's MASSIVE.  It has everything, including a ginormous glossary of spices, beans, techniques, EVERYTHING.  It has 4 different recipes for making your own garam masala.  It has... well, just everything!  Dals, rice, breads, soups, desserts, as well as all the curries.  Everything!

 

Except meat, of course lol... I've generally just used internet resources for meat curry recipes.  ;)  But my introduction to Indian food was through a vegetarian restaurant, so it actually still feels a little strange for me to use meat in Indian cooking!  I love butter chicken, and various chicken recipes, and have had some very yummy lamb and beef curries, but my staples, my fallbacks, my favourite recipes to make are all vegetarian.  I actually like it this way, since I don't eat enough veggies -- I'm very fussy and have some aversions.  But I'll eat almost ANYTHING if it's curried.  So I'll make a huge mixed vegetable charchari and throw in spinach and beet greens and broccoli and zucchini and other yucky stuff like that, and as long as there's some potatoes in there too (which I love), I'll eat it and love it lol... 


Heather, mom to Caileigh 12/06 and aspie ADHD prodigy David 05/98 :intact lact
tankgirl73 is offline  
Old 07-23-2011, 08:40 PM
 
oldcrunchymom's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Location: On Mulder's Desk
Posts: 2,514
Mentioned: 0 Post(s)
Tagged: 0 Thread(s)
Quoted: 0 Post(s)
oldcrunchymom is offline  
 
User Tag List

Thread Tools


Forum Jump: 

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off