In My Indian Kitchen, author and chef Hari Nayak shares the secrets of his family's style of southern Indian cooking as well as favorite dishes from other parts of the huge Indian subcontinent—secrets that he learned from his mother and aunts, neighbors, local street vendors and countless friends. It is full of hunger-inducing recipes and simple tips that will allow even the novice cook to succeed at unlocking the "hidden magic" of Indian cooking.
With the recipes in this book, consistently delicious Indian food at home becomes a reality. From a perfect Mint Chutney with Samosa to a melt-in-the-mouth Chicken Tikka Masala, to Pork Vindaloo, Tandoori Chicken and Sweet Mango Yogurt Lassi, traditional Indian meals without hours and hours of work can be achieved. Having lived in the West for many years, Hari understands the time for meal preparation is limited. To accommodate our busy lifestyle, the recipes in this book have been simplified, without sacrificing any of their authenticity. With Hari's guidance and timesaving tips, the ability to create Indian meals appealing to the individual tastes of the home cook can, finally, be achieved.
About the Author
Hari Nayak is more than a chef, today he is a restaurateur, author as well as a culinary consultant in North America. Hari Nayak started his epicurean journey from the Culinary Institute of America and today, he is one of the most sought after chefs for his unique style. When it comes to Indian food, the common misconception is that the preparation style must be complex. Hari has managed to elucidate that Indian cooking can be prepared in a simplistic style, with all the modern trappings, yet appealing to the common household cook at the same time. After working in India then traveling to the culinary institute, he went on to work in restaurants in New York, London & Paris.
Today, he is the author of the bestseller Modern Indian Cooking, a book that features the simple yet eclectic style of Hari's dishes. Hari Nayak has managed to provide a new modern outlook on Indian cuisine, one that is creating a sensation of sorts in North America today. His new book is My Indian Kitchen by Tuttle publishing.