|Pagination:||194 pages, 40pp colour photographs|
|Dimensions:||240 x 190 mm|
|Country of Pub.:||UK|
Popular recipes from Hansa's Gujarati Restaurant
Over the years, her style of Gujarati home-cooking mixed with touches of her East African upbringing, has regularly earned Mrs Hansa Dabhi many awards and acclaims from Egon Ronay to The Times and the Observer alike. This book is a milestone for her, charting her adventures into the unknown territories of the restaurant business, some 14 years ago, when vegetarianism was still regarded as 'a freaky thing to do' Encouraged by the following she has enjoyed, she has taken this bold step of sharing her popular recipes with others, 'so that others can learn to cook and enjoy my kind of food too', she says. Her down-to-earth approach permeates throughout this cook-book where even complete novices or ardent lovers of Indian Food can enjoy a tasty meal with very little effort and expense. Some of the dishes are completely unheard of in the 'Indian Circles' although these are cooked in most Hindu homes everyday.
Food Writer's Reviews:
'a superbly produced cook-book from Hansa. The result is irresistible whether you are vegetarian or simply mad about Indian food' - Fiona Beckett, The Times
'This book is not just a collection of recipes, it is a journey through a culture. With more books like this our job will be happily redundant' - Tina Fox, Chief Executive, Vegetarian Society
'Hansa has produced a fantastic cook-book. The book is full of authentic, mouth-watering dishes' - The Observer
'Fantastic - I have found it an inspiration to help better my Gujarati cooking skills. Easy to follow and full of creativity - a definite recommendation for an alternative to the usual Chicken Jalfrazi!!'
'This book is great; it has easy to follow recipes for delicious Indian food. It contains a plethora of varied Indian delicacies which cover starters, mains and desserts. I particularly found the guide to Indian food stores in the UK useful and the descriptions of the various spices used was quite interesting. A great buy!!'
'Brill book, captures the taste of one of Leeds's best restaurants.'
'It's beautifully designed, illustrated and produced with a lot of background information about Hansa and her family, Gujarati cuisine, storing and using spices and cooking techniques.'