5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common Spices

Spices Dishes Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common Spices The premise is simple with five common spices and a few basic ingredients home cooks can create fifty mouthwatering Indian dishes as diverse as they are delicious Cooking teacher Ruta Kahate has cho

  • Title: 5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common Spices
  • Author: Ruta Kahate Susie Cushner
  • ISBN: 9780811853422
  • Page: 239
  • Format: Paperback
  • The premise is simple with five common spices and a few basic ingredients, home cooks can create fifty mouthwatering Indian dishes, as diverse as they are delicious Cooking teacher Ruta Kahate has chosen easy to find spicescoriander, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper, and turmericto create authentic, accessible Indian dishes everyone will love Roasted Lamb with Burnt OnionThe premise is simple with five common spices and a few basic ingredients, home cooks can create fifty mouthwatering Indian dishes, as diverse as they are delicious Cooking teacher Ruta Kahate has chosen easy to find spicescoriander, cumin, mustard, cayenne pepper, and turmericto create authentic, accessible Indian dishes everyone will love Roasted Lamb with Burnt Onions uses just two spices and three steps resulting in a meltingly tender roast Steamed Cauliflower with a Spicy TomatoSauce and Curried Mushrooms and Peas share the same three spices, but each tastes completely different Suggested menus offer inspiration for entire Indian dinners For quick and easy Indian meals, keep it simple with 5 Spices, 50 Dishes.

    One thought on “5 Spices, 50 Dishes: Simple Indian Recipes Using Five Common Spices”

    1. This book is the shit, especially when you live in bleary Ohio where there is a dearth of good food. Finally, an Indian cookbook that doesn't insist on a trip to a specialty store really is what the title says!the only thing I'd complain about is that black/brown mustard seeds are something COMPLETELY different from yellow mustard seeds.

    2. I used this book last week to make two yummy vegetarian dishes for dinner. One was the Spicy Tomato Cauliflower, the other the Lemon-Ginger Sweet Potatoes. Omigod, they were so good!!! I can't wait to make more recipes from this book.

    3. Dishes were easy and simple yet flavorful. Book binding fell apart on first opening. Usually Chronicle books are better than this

    4. Having made several dishes from this book and having enjoyed them all, I have decided to purchase it. My family loves Indian food and these recipes are easier and quicker to make than most, which is an important consideration given the excessive preparation/cooking times of many traditional Indian recipes. The title 5 spices is not completely accurate as the author assumes you have basics like garlic, onions, hot peppers and cilantro. But Ruta Kahate's recipes certainly do not require the dozen [...]

    5. I wasn't going to add cookbooks to my GoodReads collection, but I thought I should make an exception for this one. Unlike a lot of books in my kitchen, this one sees a lot of use, and everything I have made from it is delicious. The best part is that the recipes are fairly simple, just a few ingredients each, so making a meal doesn't require a lot of shopping. Also, they're easy to memorize with repetition, and to customize to available ingredients. I'm daunted by cookbooks with recipes full of [...]

    6. I know, one doesn't "read" a cook book. But considering I received this for Christmas and have already cooked through a significant portion of the book, I feel it only right to review. This is an incredibly user-friendly approach to Indian cooking. Indian cooking can be incredibly overwhelming - the multitude of spices, the completely different cooking vocabulary and techniques required to create an authentic dish. Ruta designs the book around the titled premise - that one can make a great varie [...]

    7. To create gorgeous Indian takeaway in your own kitchen you must have this book. Recipes are easy, ingredients found in every supermarket, and the results are outstanding. I never liked black-eyed peas until I had them in the Spicy Goan Curry and now there is no turning back. The pictures are inviting and the meat recipes can easily be made into vegetarian options without sacrificing flavor. This is definitely a book to have on hand for when you want a quick meal that will save you from the siren [...]

    8. This is a great concept -- introduce Indian food with the five main spices of cumin, coriander, mustard seeds, cayenne, and turmeric. You can't go wrong with those flavorings but the recipes don't always turn out well. I made once chicken dish where the saucing was the only flavoring. The chicken itself was eh. And I've made a lamb dish three times. The temp and time were off yet it taste best and my dinner guests gobbled it up when I actually burnt the lamb.

    9. I don't usually add cookbooks to my list, but I have tried many of the recipes in this book, and they range from all good to excellent. This is an easy way to introduce yourself and your family to Indian cooking, using readily-available ingredients. We especially enjoy the simple cabbage stirfry and the lentil-rice pilaf.

    10. I have found this cookbook very helpful because it has relatively simple recipes that still work out nicely, good intro to important and unfamiliar cooking techniques, and of course beautiful pictures. I haven't made all the recipes but I've made a few and they have turned out nicely.

    11. A good, solid introductory cookbook for those, like me, mostly unfamiliar with Indian cooking. While the couple recipes I tried were too spicy for me and my friends, I'd be willing to try more and work toward adjusting the spice level. The recipes and information are clear and easy to follow.

    12. Years ago, Ruta Kahate had a recipe published in the Sunday Parade Magazine. It was delicious. Though I do not purchase many cookbooks, Kahate's simple approach to cooking Indian food convinced me to purchase. Love the recipes and there never seems to be any leftovers!

    13. I have been looking for a good cookbook that explains Indian cuisine in an accessible way. I think this book is the closest I have found. Five spices, fifty dishes? I can do that.

    14. Interesting recipes quick enough to pull together on a weeknight. Wish there were more of the awesome vegetable recipes though.

    15. I LOVE this book. Our copy is falling apart. The cucumber salad with peanuts has become one of our staples.

    16. This is the best cookbook I've ever owned. Every recipe is delicious, beautiful, and easy! We've made sixteen of these recipes successfully, and the more I make, the more I'm willing to make!

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