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Bina Mehta
Turmeric & Spice: Indian Cuisine for the Mind, Body and Spirit
Bina Mehta, author
Take your meals from boring to bountiful with Turmeric & Spice, an Indian cookbook that embraces ancient wisdom for the modern table. Harness the power and energy of natural, whole foods and feed your body, mind, and spirit. In this book, you’ll find guidance on: * Cooking with spices, aromatics, and herbs * Sourcing the freshest ingredients * Finding the tools you need * Methods of preparation * Key techniques and processes
Mehta, an Ayurvedic consultant with her own line of Indian spice blends, shares her knowledge and enthusiasm in this wide-ranging collection of Indian fare for all skill levels. Mehta tutors readers on the proper way to roast, temper, and store spices and blends before using them; many recipes call for her own products alongside store-bought ones. Even if readers aren’t able to source the brand spices, they’re in for a treat, as Mehta offers page after page of sumptuous dishes, including such familiar ones as cauliflower and peas, chai tea, and chicken tikka masala, as well as more inspired fare, including a cashew coconut curry, a must-try mango pomegranate salad, and her East Indian take on the Fourth of July, with Indian fajitas, grilled spiced corn, and a simple Indian coleslaw with lime, chili, and curry leaves. Photos of key steps, such as the proper preparation of samosas, help instill confidence and success. Even if readers aren’t familiar with Ayurvedic eating, they’re certain to appreciate Mehta’s assortment of classic and contemporary Indian recipes. (BookLife)