If you have always believed that long slow preparation is essential to Indian food, this book will make you think again. The world's favourite author on Indian cooking, Madhur Jaffrey, provides over 75 recipes for great dishes, most of which can be prepared and cooked in 30 minutes or less. It includes recipes for every course - from soups and starters such as Gingery Cauliflower Soup to main courses such as Lamb with Cardamom or Prawns steamed with Mustard Seeds, as well as breads and rice, vegetables and desserts. Madhur also includes an easy-reference store cupboard guide and hints on time-saving techniques. Whether you need a quick supper after work or want to entertain friends without spending the day in the kitchen, this book is a revelation and a great demonstration of the versatility of authentic Indian cuisine.
Madhur Jaffrey was born in Delhi and began her career as an actress. She wrote her first book in 1974 but it was her eight-part series for BBC television in 1983, Madhur Jaffrey's Indian Cookery, which made her a household name. She has since published many books and appears regularly on television.