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Meeru Dhalwala and Vikram Vij, the dynamic team behind North Americas celebrated Indian restaurants, bring together a beautiful new collection of beloved recipes cooked at their restaurants that they also regularly cook at home. These are those special recipes that come from the journey of life and are full of meaning, stories and Indian flavours.
This is a cookbook for Indian home cooking, which is Meeru and Vikrams source of nourishment and health. They eat and enjoy meat, but at home they (especially Meeru) emphasize healthy, delicious vegetarian food, with meat curries served once or, at most, twice a week. Through the beauty of cooking with Indian spices, their vegetarian meals are so delicious that you wont even think of meat. Inside, youll find an abundance of vegetarian recipes along with plenty of fish, poultry and meat recipes for everyones enjoyment.
Vijs Indian features 80 original and inspiring recipes, carefully crafted for both new and experienced home cooks. Meeru and Vikram will show you how to make dishes like their Grilled Squash with Sugar-Roasted Beets and Cumin-Spiced Onions, Chickpea and Sprouted Lentil Cakes, Vegetable Koftes with Creamy Tomato Curry, Green and Black Cardamom Cream Chicken Curry, Mildly Curried Beef Short Ribs and Lamb Popsicles with Garlic and Ricotta-Fenugreek Topping. Its for everyone who wants to cook modern Indian cuisine, and Meeru and Vikram are with you every step of the way. Theyve included pairing suggestions for recipes, so youll have lots of ideas and options to keep your Indian cooking dynamic. Assorted Mushrooms and Winter Squash Curry paired with Brown Rice and Yellow Channa Daal Pilaf or Clay Pot Saffron Chicken and Rice paired with Sprouted Lentil, Bell Pepper and Carrot Saladthe combinations are endless! Complete with all the basics on Indian spices, essential Indian staple ingredients, expert tips and suggested wine pairings, Vijs Indian is a beautiful new collection of recipes.