Turmeric & Spice: Indian Cuisine for the Mind, Body, and Spirit

Bina Mehta. Bina Mehta, $34.99 (224p) ISBN 978-1-7328916-1-6
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)
Reviewed on : 03/26/2019
Genre: Lifestyle
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