Top 10 Cook Books of 2017 – India

 

For those who are passionate about cooking and for those who are intrigued by the art of mixing various ordinary ingredients into finest delicacies, it is imperative to have a collection of cookbooks so that you can explore new tastes and techniques. Indian cuisine is a complex one, influenced by different regions, culture, and religions. In 2017 many cookbooks were introduced in India, of them, there were books which inspired many people to cook.

 

Rasika: Flavours of India

An extraordinary and exquisite cookbook with recipes ranging from drinks and appetizers to entrees, meals, bread, rice, chutney, and desserts and much more!. This book reinvents fusion cuisines by blending traditional Indian recipes with different techniques from around the world. As we delve into it, we can see it redefining modern Indian classics and incorporate inventive recipes, making it one of the top 10 cook books.

Read it For:
this book ravels 120 recipes with detailed four-color photographs, which makes it refreshing while being the total package of modern Indian cuisine.
Don't Read it For:
though it provides straightforward recipes; the techniques used can be a little arduous for beginners in this field.
What makes this book stand out?:
More than being just a cookbook the author narrates his stories from Washington DC’s favorite restaurant, where he transforms Indian cuisine to a scrumptious dining experience.

Vibrant India: Fresh vegetarian Recipes from Bangalore to Brooklyn

This book is an ultimate Indian veggie-bible. It showcases historic context entwined with the regional cuisine making it one of the top 10 books of 2017. Vibrant India spans over the whole range of luscious recipes from traditional crepe dosa and chutney, with flavourful herbs and spices, to various inventive dishes. The author provides detailed recipes, tips, techniques which helps you to set up an entire dinner menu ranging from basic stir-fries to delectable desserts.

Read it For:
the recipes and techniques in the book are well tested and easy to follow. This book is a necessity for all those who crave south Indian recipes.
Don't Read it For:
this is essentially a vegetarian cookbook. The book might seem lacking to those who are looking for a book which includes both vegetarian and non-vegetarian recipe.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book gives you a list of substitute ingredients which provides you with the luxury of tweaking the recipe according to the season, ingredient availability and personal taste.

The Juhu beach club cookbook: Indian spice, Oakland soup

This book is a collection of enticing fusion cuisine recipes, created by combining classic Indian tastes, street food and restaurant specials with American delicacies. In this book the author, an Indian-born in London takes us on an epicurean journey through her culinary life along with many scrumptious recipes. The recipes compliment Indian cultural food and introduce an exquisite style among American-Indian food fusion.

Read it For:
the recipes provide perfected combination between traditional Indian and Oakland food giving you the luxury of exploring different techniques.
Don't Read it For:
No if you are looking for comforting traditional Indian food.
What makes this book stand out?:
Juhu beach club cookbook is one of the best books which showcases recipes with color photography and casual entertaining instructions, making the book presentation as delicious as the recipe illustrated in it.

The easy Indian Slow Cooker Cookbook: Prep-and-Go Restaurant Favourites To Make at Home

This book has many recipes which can be prepared using a slow cooker,  thus saving a great deal of your time in the kitchen with promises of all the spicey flavor packed delicacy of the Indian food. The recipes in the book satiate all the yearning for your favorite home cooked Indian classics without having to spend your entire day on it. The book illustrates the regional influence on Indian food, and it gives us the basics about common spices. This book can be your best book recommendation to your friends and family.

Read it For:
this book is tailor-made for those with a busy lifestyle, with a deep-rooted love for Indian classics.
Don't Read it For:
each recipe requires quite a lot of ingredients, and the book lacks when it comes to photos of the finished product.
What makes this book stand out?:
The book entices us with its yummy recipes along with the history of their origin.
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The greatest Indian Curries Ever Created! : A Cookbook of 50 Delicious Curry Recipes Direct from India

This book is a collection of bold, spicy and flavourful curry recipes. It contains a variety of recipes which suits anyone with any taste preferences. It is perfect for anyone looking forward to a basic aromatic and spicy Indian meal.

Read it For:
the book is organized based on dietary preferences so that the menu can be tweaked to cater for all.
Don't Read it For:
as the name suggests the book concentrates just on curry and accompaniments.
What makes this book stand out?:
Curry is an integral part of spicy and aromatic Indian cuisine, the careful blend of herbs and spices in each recipe, and deliberately organized recipe collection makes this book stand out as one of the best books to read.

Chai, Chaat & Chutney: a street food journey through India

This simple yet tempting cookbook is a notable collection of Indian street foods and snacks from different cities. It has various recipes including carrot halwa, pistachio kulfi, Panipuri and much more, from the north and classic vada and chutney recipes from south India.

Read it For:
it has vibrant pictures illustrating each recipe and detailed descriptions to follow.
Don't Read it For:
even though it contains very tempting recipes, some of them feels less alluring than others due to lack of feel and insight in the presentation.
What makes this book stand out?:
It is a delightful collection of color photographs and delicious Indian street food recipes which are easy to follow.

Vivek Singh’s Indian Festival Feast

This is a vibrant and exquisite treasure of various festivals in India and regional recipes associated with it. The book describes the origin of these recipes, the way history and culture entwine, in total perfection. Relaying to his culinary experience the author weaves a precise combination of taste and story, making the book one of the top 10 books about food and culture.

Read it For:
it contains a variety of recipes and very detailed instructions. If you are in love with food and culture, this book will top your collection.
Don't Read it For:
it contains a variety of recipes and very detailed instructions. If you are in love with food and culture, this book will top your collection.
What makes this book stand out?:
The colorful illustrations and the presentation are so enticing so that just the story and the picture will fire up your taste buds.

Desi Delicacies: Your Guide to Indian Cooking from soup to dessert

This book incorporates various Indian recipes varying from starters to the main course, soups to salad and desserts. Each recipe is simple and explained in detail with pictures which makes it easier to compare and follow. This book brings the luxury of Indian cuisine on your palette.

Read it For:
this book contains basic Indian recipes in easy-to-follow and straightforward presentations.
Don't Read it For:
the author adds an American element to her Indian recipes making an irresistible and delectable combination. For those who seek authentic Indian recipes with their spicy aromatic taste, this book might not serve well.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book is a unique collection of Indian food organized by an American based author. It has a wide variety of recipes which includes healthy soup which gives you a much-needed combination of health and satisfaction.

Indian Instant Pot Cookbook: Traditional Indian dishes made easy and Fast

This book gives you an impressive collection of traditional recipes with fewer steps and ingredients which can be made using an electric cooker or by normal techniques.

Read it For:
this is Book helps you to assemble quick dals and curries and much more in less time than required
Don't Read it For:
the book is just a small collection of 50 recipes.
What makes this book stand out?:
This book gives you a list of substitute ingredients which provides you with the luxury of tweaking the recipe according to the season, ingredient availability and personal taste.

Lord Krishna’s Cuisine: The Art of Indian vegetarian cooking

This is a well-crafted assemblage of well guarded and closely-kept recipes from royal families and temple cooks of India. In this book, the author revamps recipes to fit an American kitchen, providing us a luscious fusion of America-Indian cuisine

Read it For:
this book has 500 appetizing recipes crafted in detail and with tremendous care.
Don't Read it For:
the recipes in this book are adapted for an American market. Hence some ingredients are difficult to bag.
What makes this book stand out?:
The deliberate information about techniques, ingredients, recipes and culinary tips makes this book stand out as one of the top books to collect.

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