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Modern Indian Cooking Recipe Book Giveaway

To celebrate the 1000 Fans mark, we are giving away 1 autographed copy of Hari Nayak's Modern Indian Cooking book. The book is a collection of easy to prepare contemporary Indian recipes created for the modern living and entertaining. The recipes are very approachable which explores how wide world of Indian cuisine has fused into other cuisines around the world. The food has an international twist on the traditional flavors of Indian food.

In order to win this cookbook, you have to do the following 

  • You must be a Facebook Fan of our website. You can sign up as a fan by visiting the Indian Foods Facebook Fan page and joining as a fan.
  • Click on the "Like" Button when we post a message about this giveaway. 
  • You will get 1 entry for every time you click Like on our posts. 
  • We would greatly appreciate it if you would help spread the message (by sharing this link with your friends) and get others to sign up as fans too. We will announce more giveaways, such as cookbooks, dinners etc as we hit new milestones.

Thank you for being a fan and supporting our effort to help build a better site dedicated to Indian food. 

 Rules of the Contest: 

 1. The contest is open to everyone no matter where you live. 

 2. The contest will be open till the 31st of August, 2010. 

 3. We will announce the winners after the 31st of August, 2010. If the winner does not want the prize, we will pick another winner. The winners are responsible for any customs duty applicable in their country. We will send the prize by regular post. 

Modern Indian Cooking by Hari Nayak

Here are some images and a recipe from the book. 




Paneer Picatta

8 ounces paneer cheese
Salt to taste
Freshly ground black pepper to taste
1 tablespoon vegetable oil
1/4 cup sherry or dry white wine
1 small onion, minced
1/4 cup drained capers
1 tablespoon ginger, minced
2 fresh green chilies, minced
Juice of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons butter
¼ cup fresh cilantro chopped

  1. Season the paneer lightly with salt and black pepper.
  2. Heat the oil in a large nonstick skillet or griddle over medium-high heat and quickly sear the paneer cheese pieces until golden, about 30 seconds per side.
  3. Transfer to a serving dish, cover and keep warm.
  4. Add the wine or sherry to deglaze the pan, and scrape the browned bits off the bottom of the pan.
  5.  Add the onions, capers, ginger and green chilies, and cook, stirring for about 2 minutes.
  6. Add the lemon juice, butter & cilantro then drizzle everything over the paneer pieces.
  7. Serve hot.

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