Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible, Hardback

Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible Hardback

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This is the most comprehensive book ever published on curries, written by Madhur Jaffrey, the world's bestselling Indian cookery author.

The influence of the Indian curry has been far-reaching: Indian immigrants and traders influenced the cooking of many other great cuisines of the world, including those of Sri Lanka, Burma, Thailand, Vietnam, Japan and China.

History blends with recipes in this meticulously researched book, which will prove fascinating reading for food lovers everywhere.

With over 150 mouthwatering recipes, Madhur starts with the best curry recipes in India today, moves on to Asian curries, and even includes European curry ideas such as French curry sauces.

Some recipes have never before appeared in print, such as fish seasoned with tamarind and coconut and lamb braised with oranges.

Also included are Madhur's tips for the best accompanying foods - she gives us recipe ideas for rice, bread, chutneys, relishes and sweets - the perfect complement for any curry.

Beautifully illustrated throughout, this book is set to become the standard reference book on curries.


  • Format: Hardback
  • Pages: 352 pages, 45 colour illustrations, index
  • Publisher: Ebury Publishing
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  • Category: Cookery by ingredient
  • ISBN: 9780091874155



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This is a treasure of a cook-book. Madhur Jaffrey presents well over 100 recipes from all over the world (everywhere from Natal to London and from the Caribbean to India) accompanied with cultural and historical background. She includes worthy anecdotes from her own life. Everything seems to be covered; main courses with fish, pork, veg, soups and stews, breads, rice. A pleasure to cook with and a joy to browse through, with only a few "I've never even heard of that spice" moments. Probably not for the beginner cook, but even the most spice-averse friend of mine has been served up something from this which has changed their minds.

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This is the first book I ever tried cooking curry from and it's still one of my favourites. I like that it's not just Indian curries - there are variations from around the world. Also, Madhur Jaffrey writes about the background to the dishes, when they might be eaten, the ingredients and the cooking implements - really interesting. As well as having a couple of my favourite recipes for curry it also includes a recipe for cooking naan bread - a bit messy but well worth it. Far better than any naan you can buy in a supermarket. Top marks!

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