Spending time in the kitchen cooking and preparing meals is getting more and more difficult with the demands of today's busy lifestyles. But, with so many ready to cook ingredients now available in the supermarket, it is far easier to create fast, attractive and delicious Indian dishes. Mridula Baljekar, the rising star of Indian cooking, shows that all you need is a little organisation and a few vital simple steps; then you too will be able to recreate her tasty and authentic meals in no time at all. Mridula's recipes - gathered from her many travels round India. They range from chicken & chick pea pilau, spiced prawns to vegetarian dishes like black eye beans and mushroom. They are both quick and easy, and far superior to the bland ready-prepared dishes sold in the supermarkets. No recipe takes longer than 45 minutes from preparation to serving, and menus are also included. Mridular shows how a three-course Indian meal takes just 60 minutes from work top to table.The book to replace `heat and eat' curries any day of the week, Real Fast Indian Food is set to become an essential title for every kitchen.
Mridula Baljekar (who has been described as the `new Madhur Jaffrey') has written a number of best-selling books of Indian cookery including Complete Indian Cookbook (over 250,000 copies sold) and The Balti Cookbook. Indian Cooking Without Fat was published in January 1999. She is a regular presenter for the Carlton Food Network, with a new series Mridula's Healthy Indian Cooking based on Indian Cooking Without Fat.Whereabouts: Camberley, Surrey