Newest Review: ... book will only add to your repertoire. The chapters are simple and are as follows - To start: bites The curries: vegetable,fish and se... more
I love Anjum + curry!
I Love Curry - Anjum Anand
Member Name: jo_ce2001
I Love Curry - Anjum Anand
Advantages: easy to follow, nice pictures, yummy food!
Disadvantages: a few ingredients are a little harder to find
This was my second Anjum book having utterly loved the first!
Anjum for me is the new Madhur Jaffrey, this might be very controversial but she is bringing curry to the masses all over again (I recommend trying to catch Anjums tv series when you can).
This book really takes the mystery out of curries if you are not already a frequent maker of curry's, but if you are (like me) then this book will only add to your repertoire.
The chapters are simple and are as follows -
To start: bites
The curries: vegetable,fish and seafood, poultry and meat
Accompaniments: vegetable side dishes, breads and rice and salads and raitas.
Since owning anjums books I can now work with spices and understand them (the books section on 'spices 101' is quite good) and when I have time I now make my own naan! Who'd have thought it! The book even shows you how to make the Indian cheese 'paneer' which is so so easy and i'd never have thought it was as easy as milk and lemon juice!
The recipes themselves are perhaps the staple Indian 'crowd pleasers' such as chicken korma, pork vindaloo, rogan josh and staple chicken curry's but I swear, these will be nicer and far healthier than anything that you'll order from your local takeaway. I can vouch for the fact that unless i'm eating out with my bengali friend I've never stepped foot in a Indian takeaway since owning one of Anjums books!
The ingredients are fairly easy to source these days, though i'm blessed to live in a city with easy to access Indian food stores. However Anjum is quite good at having suggestions for the harder to find spices and whether you really need them!
So definitely try this book and blow your friends and family away with a big pot of curry made from this book and they will think you a curry expert!
Summary: The curry book you should own!
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