Wednesday, October 22, 2014

Indian for Everyone: The Home Cook's Guide to Traditional Favorites by Anupy Singla

Indian for Everyone is Anupy Singla’s third cookbook. Her first two cookbooks, The Indian Slow Cooker and Vegan Indian Cooking, consistently top Amazon’s list of bestselling Indian cookbooks. They have been praised by The Atlantic, Better Homes and Gardens, and Good Housekeeping, among many other outlets, and represent a new wave of traditional Indian cooking that combines the robust multi-regional flavors of the subcontinent with a North American culinary perspective. As a bestselling author, working mother, and entrepreneur, Ms. Singla (who's company Indian As Apple Pie offers custom spice blends and original home goods), possesses a fascinating backstory that will surely be of interest to your audience.

Indian for Everyone opens up the pleasures of Indian cuisine for any home cook, regardless of dietary restrictions, level of expertise, or prior familiarity with Indian food. For novices, Singla includes descriptions of all-important Indian spices and step-by-step guidance on using them. None of Ms. Singla’s recipes contain curry powder—in fact, as she explains, most traditional Indian recipes do not use curry. There are many recipes from Punjab, the region where Singla’s family is from, but also recipes from many other regions of India. And Singla has included instructions for different preparation styles, so readers can prepare the recipes in vegetarian, vegan, or gluten-free versions. The result is a flexible, comprehensive, beautifully photographed resource that makes Indian cuisine more accessible than ever before.

I enjoy eating Indian food and learned that is so easy to make at home once you have the ingredients. There are wonderful and mouth-water photos throughout the book. I felt like I want to try them all.  When I think of Indian food, I've always think of curry and cream sauce that goes with it. What I learned is we don't really need all of that. Tandoori chicken and butter chicken is my all-time favorite.

Also, the book also gives you a recipe for desserts and drinks. When I'm at a restaurant, I would always order the mango lassi. It's delicious and now I have Anupy's recipe to make it.

WHERE TO BUY: Indian for Everyone is available for purchase online at www.amazon.com and local book retailers.


Anupy Singla was raised outside Philadelphia and now lives in Chicago with her husband and two daughters. A former broadcast journalist turned author and entrepreneur, her expertise with delicious, healthful recipes and commitment to simple, family-style cooking, have endeared her to readers everywhere. She is the co-founder and CEO of Indian as Apple Pie, which creates and sells custom spice blends as well as unique home goods. Her books have been praised in Better Homes & Gardens, Good Housekeeping, and The Wall Street Journal.

Disclosure: I received a complimentary digital copy of the mentioned book from the PR firm/publisher in exchange of my review. Any expressed opinions are my own and personal thoughts. No other compensation was given.

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