While I have always enjoyed eating Indian food, I spent most of my life making it much too difficult to get home replicate. Even in New York, where most exotic ingredients are just a subway ride, I've been happy with my take-out currys for years. Until Made in India came.

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<p> Meera Sodha's warm, appealing recipe collection – many from the kitchen of her family – has completely changed my attitude to the cooking of indian cuisine at home as our October book of the cookbook club a month and is for many of our group members as well as </p>
<p> The greatest revelation for me: The secrets of Sodha's delicious curry sat right in my pantry in the form of pre-ground, spiced spices. While it is nice to have amchur or fresh curry leaves, it is not necessary at all to make a curry that brings your neighborhood to the playground. </p>
<p> Here are the five spices (yes, five!) On which Sodha is mostly leaving, and I almost guarantee that you are lurking somewhere in your closet. </p>
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Kokosfischcurry from Meera Sodhas Made in India, page 127. Not the most photogenic dishes, but not less delicious. Reminds me of Bahian Moqueca, but with a completely different taste profile, which is not surprising since they come from antipodal parts of the world. ,

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Kurkuma will color everything in sight, but the yellow powder is crucial to give Indian dishes a distinctive earthness. While it is very rarely the star of the show, it is a must when it comes to. Turmeric is also an important antioxidant and anti-inflammatory.

Pudla (Gujarati chickpea pancake), Masoor Dal (daily dal), fish moilee (coconut fish curry)

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Essential Spice Starter Collection

Chilipulver was a surprising ingredient for me when I started cooking from Made In India . As a native Texan, who grew up with homemade Tex-Mex dishes, I did not realize that he played an outstanding role in Indian cuisine. Sodha recommends a dark, sturdy red powder. Add it carefully, a quarter teaspoon at a time until you know its potency.

Baked Masala Fries, Gosht Anna Palak nu Shaak, Chili Paneer

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Cumin Both soil and full is abundant in the book, so it is not surprising that Sodha as it refers to "the most diligent seasoning in the cupboard." Cumin nutty, toasted flavor can be split , but try as an accent in some dishes before you pull it off completely. Cross-cumin and lamb are often found together and it is also often used with coriander.

Chaas (buttermilk), Boti kebab (lamb spit with caraway and coriander), Bhat Wara Thepla (leftover rice fillets)


Coriander chutney chicken from #madeinindia by @ meerasodha. As part of our Ernieankfest in India I served this delicious curry with caramelised onions and served with hot Naan. Absolutely divine, empty plates all around, another great recipe from this book, the October election for the # f52cookbookclub. I am also particularly enthusiastic about my bargain find this week, this @marieevedompierre record, which I found at @zonemaison in the sales shelf! She is a local ceramic artist, and I've been looking for her works for ages. , , , #chicken #curry #corander #caramelizedonions # f52grams #foodstagram #foodgawker #amazonkitchen #foodie #foodgawker #amazonkitchen #foodie #foodgawker #amazonkitchen #foodporn #foodporn #foodporn #foodporn #foodpics #foodiesmtl #homemade @lifeandthyme @foodie_features @ bbcgoodfood @foodgawker @thefeedfeed

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Coriander : You probably know fresh coriander better than coriander, but the two are very, very different. Coriander seeds and ground coriander are light and lemony. Even if you're a coriander hatter, you'll appreciate the dramatic shock the coriander can add to a court. Only if you spread your pantry with coriander and cumin, you have Dhana Jiru, one of the most popular spice mixes of Indian cuisine.

In the book you will find: Karahi Paneer, Tamatar nu Shaak (tomato roast), chicken and coriander Samosas

Garam Masala is the last time on the list of "must-haves". Only a nip, on which a curry can warm up on a cool day. There is no standard recipe for this spice mixture (which literally means "warm mixture"), and each blend is unique, based on the manufacturer's personal taste. A comparison of the two glasses in my own pantry shows that one, the Simply Organic brand, is hard on cardamom, cinnamon and clove, while the sharp, colorful mixture of my local Indian grocery store with turmeric, ginger, garlic, white pepper and muscat blossom , Sodha contains the recipe of her mother in the book, you should want to grind your own.

In the book you will find: Lamb Biryani, Taj Anna Lovingly Wari Gosht (Howrah Express Cinnamon Lamb Curry), Grimsby Smoked Haddock Kedgeree


Happy 1st October! I am so excited for the Made In India Cookbook ? for our October selection of Meera Sodha … I love ❤️ Indian food and it was always something I wanted more familiarity with in the kitchen! I love the spices, the complex balanced aromas, the textures and the use of ingredients … For my first recipe I have fried cauliflower with caraway, turmeric and lemon ? (Masala Phil Kobi) and wow! I will cook this dish again and again! I want to try this with potatoes, broccoli etc and probably do this dish with sweet potatoes ? for Erntedankfest! First blanch the cauliflower for a minute to start the cooking process and then completely dry the vegetables, helps them to be crispy during the cooking, according to the author's instructions. Also grinding the cross-cramps with salt & chilli powder in a mortar & pestle was a step that really enhances the flavors. To open the oils in the seeds and to develop the spices along with the canola oil is a safe method to add to your vegetables color and heat. They roasted about 35 minutes and then POW ? this aromatic tasty dish was ready! I can not wait to do it again !!! Thanks Meera for this incredible recipe !!! I look forward to cooking more from your book !! Also thank you again @mmclay_ceramics for these adorable gifts for the @ ful.filled workshop in San Francisco !! I use it all the time !!! As shown in the illustration below.

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And if you would like to cook with our cookbook club through Made in India here are some "nice" to consider: cardamom (soil and pods), fennel seeds, buckthorn clover , Mustard seeds and carnations.

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