Saturday, September 13, 2014

The New Indian Slow Cooker- a cookbook by Neela Paniz

The New Indian Slow Cooker: Recipes for Curries, Dals, Chutneys, Masalas, Biryani, and More
Welcome to a new method of creating your favourite Indian dishes! I love Indian food and was excited to get this book. Although I don't mind spending hours creating the authentic meals of that country, I knew it would be useful to know how to assemble them faster and with less supervision and kitchen clean-up!
This is a large but thin paperback cookbook. In the tradition of Ten Speed Press, the tasty recipes are accentuated by beautiful and appealing photographs of the meals. There are about 60 recipes, along with recipes on the unique spice mixtures which make Indian cuisine so enticing! This is a wonderful first step to learning Indian cuisine. I recommend it!

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