If you are looking for a colourful recipe book for cooking that hot Indian dinner for your friends, grab a copy of American Masala.
Suvir Saran has done wonders with his second book – American Masala. His first book, Indian Home Cooking, offered an easy Do-It-Yourself approach to one of the world’s tastiest cuisines – Indian food.
American Masala introduces readers to 125 Indian recipes with different flavours of Indian cooking, with unique combinations like Crab and Salmon Cakes with Spicy Cilantro Aïoli, Indian-Spiced Meatballs with Tomato-Chile Sauce, and Tamarind Roost Turkey with Corn Bread-Jalapeño Stuffing.
If you are looking for traditional Indian dishes, you will not be disappointed. There’s Sweet Potato Chaat and Lamb Seekh Kebabs, as well as sweets like Pistachio-and-Cardamom Pound-Cake with Lemon Icing and Pavlova with Spiced Berries and Cointreau Cream.
Saran, who owns Devi in New York, uses his unique style to effortlessly blend Macaroni and Cheese with Mushroom and Rice Biryani Casserole.
However, what makes this book different from many recipe books are the stories of people and experiences that have inspired Saran’s cooking.
Saran effortlessly switches between vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes which reflects Saran’s experience in India and America.
Hardcover: 272 pages
Publisher: Clarkson Potter (October 2, 2007)