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This is a wonderful cookbook filled with recipes and stories from the author’s home and background. The recipes are fantastic and take Indian home cooked food to another level! Have started cooking my way through the book with easy recipes like the aloo dum and beetroot raita, and I cannot wait to recreate more dishes from the author’s restaurant, Darjeeling Express in London. For amateur cooks like me, the inclusion of measurements of spices and especially salt is a huge help!
Even if you have never heard or eaten at Darjeeling Express this book is a must have ..Its the difference between eating Indian food in Britain and eating Indian food in India..Finally teh mystery is taken out and there are a bunch of real winning recipes in here Pumpkin with curry leaf, Dill and Ground meat pilau will become everyday staples ..These are dishes you cant get in takeout Plus its a dreamy read with wonderful transportive images..get this book and it will get you!
I use this little book on a regular basis having purchased as part of GBC cookbook club. The food is really delicious, very unlike sweet sticky takeout. My family regularly request that I cook from this. Easy to follow, simple recipes that result in superb flavour, it amazes me. For a beginner cook or a seasoned one. Highly recommend
I’ve ordered the full book and excitedly waiting for the launch date 4th Oct as I’ve been a big fan of Asma’s- having frequented her supper clubs and now restaurant in London! Happy that Amazon has decided to release these three free recipes from what looks to be a beautiful book ahead of time as a Sampler! Free recipes are: Chingri Bhaja (ghee fried prawns), Paneer Malai Korma (creamy indian cheese) & Bihari Kabab (Barbecued Beef Strips). Love!
Having frequented Asma's superclubs and her restaurant Darjeeling Express in London I was eagerly awaiting the launch of her book and I wasn't disappointed. Her food has soul and the beautiful book has that too. I have made the yakni pilau and raita easy to follow instructions and loads of tips. A must buy for a foodie!!
This is a very approachable book. The layout is easy to follow and the recipes in general have storyboard ingredients. The menus at the back of the book help you select options that work together. I have Lready cooked over a quarter of the recipes and have enjoyed them all. I love that the curries are different to other Indian cookbooks I have and all the stories behind them bring them to life.
I ordered this book after watching Asma on Chef's Table, and her numerous television appearances. She struck me as a vivacious character, and her recipes accessible, which is why I bought this book. I have a large cookbook collection, with a lot of Indian cookbooks, and this is one of my favourites. I hate cooking rice, and I was pleased that the rice dish, the Tehri pulao, pictured turned out really well. The recipes are great and I would recommend for cooks for all levels. I am going to make the carrot dessert this evening, I'll edit this post to let you know how I get on! :-)
This is not your typical Indian cookery book. It is far superior, yet offers a simplicity I’ve yet to see in other books. You don’t need a kitchen full of spices for these recipes. The food tastes aromatic, fragrant and simply spiced and not overwhelming. Delicious. The book is very well written. The background stories relating to the recipes are very interesting. The photography well done. Asma and her team of talented ladies deserve the success they are getting.