- Hardcover:Â 250 pages
- Publisher:Â HIPPOCRENE BOOKS; Expanded ed edition (Aug. 26 2008)
- Language:Â English
- Product Dimensions:Â 23.1 x 20.6 x 3 cm
- Shipping Weight:Â 862 g
After numerous cooking demonstrations and TV appearances, along with letters and comments from readers, the authors have put together a brand new collection of healthy recipes. With an emphasis on the famed Chettinad cooking tradition of southern India, these 197 mostly vegetarian recipes will allow home cooks to create fabulous exotic fare like Masala Dosa with Coconut Chutney, Pearl Onion and Tomato Sambhar, Chickpea and Bell Pepper Poriyal, and Eggplant Masala Curry. These easy-to-prepare dishes are exceptionally delicious and nutritious, featuring wholesome vegetables and legumes flavored with delicate spices. Each of these low-fat, low-calorie recipes includes complete nutritional analysis.
Also included are sample menus of complementary dishes and innovative suggestions for integrating South Indian dishes into traditional Western meals. A section on the varieties and methods of preparation for dals (a lentil dish that is a staple of the cuisine), a multilingual glossary of spices and ingredients, and 16 pages of color photographs make this book a clear and concise introduction to the healthy, delicious cooking of South India.