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Hari Nayak's My Indian Kitchen


Hari Nayaks MY INDIAN KITCHEN (August 10, 2011: $27.95) is a collection of recipes for easy and delicious Indian food that unlocks the magic behind the cuisine. Called a tasty straight-forward guide to regional Indian cooking, by Padma Lakshmi, author, actress, model and host of Emmy® Award winning show Top Chef, the book contains authentic yet simple recipes that use local ingredients and are designed for those with busy lifestyles.
Growing up in a rural town in southwest India near the sea, the author, restaurateur and chef shares the secrets of his familys own style of southern Indian cooking that includes meats and seafood one doesnt usually associate with Indian food. The chef also includes the usual favorites such as his famous melt-in-your-mouth Cafe Spice Chicken Tikka Masala found at Whole Foods hot bars nationwide.
From Shrimp Bruschetta with an Indian twist to Pork Tenderloin with Mango Salad to Crispy Masala Fish Fingers, Nayak provides simple tips such as quickly dry-roasting spices in a skillet before grinding them to a powder or a paste to release the oils and awaken the flavors, adding a wonderful aroma to any dish. The cookbook also spices up summer barbecues with a fresh take on grilling as well as lemonade (Indian Lemonade).


As a youngster I was immersed in the traditional Indian cooking techniques I saw in my grandmother and mothers kitchens, then was trained professionally at the Culinary Institute of America in a myriad of global cuisines,” said Nayak. My style mixes the two and adds influences from my time living and cooking in America to bring what I believe is a creative approach to Indian cuisine.”
Nayaks latest has gained the attention of his fellow chefs. Sanjeev Kapoor, chef, author and TV host, said: My Indian Kitchen is the best way for an ambitious home cook to express his true love for Indian cooking. This book is filled with dishes and delicacies that are a feast for both the eyes and the palate. Make room for My Indian Kitchen on your bookshelf!”

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