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by Vicky Bhogal

Category: Cooking Methods
Subcategory: Food and Cooking
Author: Vicky Bhogal
ISBN: 0743239822
ISBN13: 978-0743239820
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster Ltd; 1st edition, edition (September 30, 2003)
Pages: 224
Fb2 eBook: 1883 kb
ePub eBook: 1607 kb
Digital formats: lrf azw lit mbr

If you think you know Indian cooking, think again. This book from a fresh, young talent reveals a little-known cuisine with roots both in the Indian sub-continent and in Britain. 'I have often thought it such a shame that the Western world is not let in on the secret of real Indian home cooking, as though it is a sort of long-standing trick, our last remaining jewel,' says Vicky Bhogal in the introduction to Cooking like Mummyji. 'Our home food is much simpler than what you find in Indian restaurants. We use very little spices. The same ingredients are generally used for everything, but, like musical notes, can be combined in many different ways to create beautiful melodies.' Vicky Bhogal is passionate about British Asian food. In over 100 recipes she reveals its secrets. Many of the names of her dishes will be familiar to afficionados of high-street Indian restaurants, but they will find Vicky's versions surprisingly fresher, healthier and more delicious, with simpler, more vivid flavours. Her cooking is also a good deal friendlier and less complicated than the recipes of most Indian cookbooks. Along the way Vicky makes some sharp, fun observations on British Asian culture and we encounter some of her family members and learn their favourite recipe. And since Vicky's family and friends have lived in the UK for two generations now, Indian cooking techniques have been applied to their favourite British ingredients with some surprising results, for example an Indian version of Fried Eggy Bread, Baked Beans with Spring Onion Sabji, Pasta with Yoghurt and Chilli Drizzle.
Comments to eBook Cooking Like Mummyji
Ytli
I really wanted to get "Cooking with Mummyji" by the same author but it was out of stock (or print, apparently) when I tried placing the order. So I ordered this book instead. Overall I was quite pleased with the recipes and enjoyed seeing many old favorites done more home-style. Nearly everything I've cooked from this book turned out great.

The only criticism I have of the book is that the text is rather difficult to read on certain pages due to a very heavy background color (for instance, black text on a very dark purple background). Otherwise I'm quite happy with the book.
Efmprof
I've gone off Indian food. The complexity of tastes has become overwhelming and I'm moving in the direction of foodstuffs tasting of themselves rather than spices.
JoJogar
I've bought a lot of Indian cookbooks, since I was born and raised in the west and never really learned how to cook Indian food (more like I learned how to make tacos and lasagna!!). My cousin in England also owns this and recommended I buy a copy. I cannot tell you how glad I am that I did!!!!

I am Punjabi so my mom makes a lot of these dishes at home, but its hard to learn from her because she never has exact measurements. This book spells out the measurements needed. It also gives the real names to ingredients, making it easy to follow! Don't worry if you're not Indian, it tells you what everything is. There is even a section (Godsend) that tells you how to store and freeze certain herbs that are used often in loads of different Indian dishes.

So far I have made the pakorey, methi paronthey, and jacket potatoes and all came out fantastic with rave reviews from the husband and even my parents! And I found out as I was making it that the recipe is extremely close to what my mom does at home anyway, which is great, this is really authentic! :)

Even though it has a few British slang words, I still was able to follow everything as an American.

I am a vegetarian and this book had loads of options for me.

I love how every recipe comes with a little story to it! :) Visually, I also love the colours and layout of the book. It's actually a great read, my mom and I both read the whole book cover to cover for fun! :)

I cannot wait for the followup book to this, I heard a rumor the author is starting a cooking show with the BBC and I hope thats true and I hope I get it on BBC America!!!!

The only sad part was they didn't have recipes for stuff like aloo gobi (potatoes and cauliflower) so I guess I will have to resort to another book for that (sadly). Or hopefully await the next edition!

I cannot say enough, I love this book!!!!!!
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