Friday, December 31, 2010

Recipe Reviews for Indian Cooking by Madhur Jaffrey

For the holidays in 2006, I asked my parents for a Indian cookbook (and gave them a number of choices of books I've heard recommended). They bought me:

Indian Cooking
by Madhur Jaffrey
2003 edition
Barron's
Buy from: Amazon

Below are the dishes I've cooked so far by star rating (out of five). I plan to group dishes into categories after I've cooked more of them. Within each star rating, the ordering is arbitrary -- it doesn't mean anything. Click on the dish's name for a review.

A list of what I've cooked most recently appears on the right side of the blog under the heading "Recent Dishes."

Chicken & Meat & Seafood
Picture
Name
Rating
Red Lamb or Beef Stew
(Rogan josh)
5 stars
Lemony Chicken with Cilantro
(Hare masale wali murghi)
4.5 stars
Shrimp with Zucchini
(Jhinga aur ghia)
4 stars
Chicken with Tomatoes and Garam Masala
(Timatar murghi)
4 stars
Delicious Cocktail Koftas
(Chhote kofte)
4 stars (optimistically)
Tandoori-Style Chicken
(Tandoori murghi)
3.5 stars
(maybe 4)
Chicken in a Fried Onion Sauce
(Murghi rasedar)
3.5 stars


Pulses (Dals)
Picture
Name
Rating
Red Split Lentils with Cabbage
(Masoor dal aur band gobi)
4.5 stars
Whole Green Lentils with Spinach and Ginger
4 stars
Small Yellow Split Peas
(Chana dal)
4 stars
Sour Chick-Peas
(Khate chhole)
4 stars
Red Split Lentils with Cumin Seeds
(Masoor dal)
4 stars
Black-Eyed Beans with Mushrooms
(Lohbia aur khumbi)
3 stars
Red Kidney Beans
(Punjabi rajma)
3 stars


Vegetables
Picture
Name
Rating
Gujerati-Style Green Beans
(Gujerati sem)
5 stars
Cauliflower with Cumin and Asafetida
(Heeng zeere ki gobi)
4.5 stars
Carrots, Peas, and Potatoes Flavored with Cumin
(Gajar, matar, aur aloo ki bhaji)
4.5 stars
Cauliflower With Potatoes
(Phool gobi aur aloo ki bhaji)
4.5 stars
(likely, if made with less salt)
Frozen Spinach With Potatoes
(Saag aloo)
4 stars
Cauliflower with Onion and Tomato
(Phool gobi ki bhaji)
4 stars
Cabbage with Peas
(Bund gobi aur matar)
4 stars
Beets With Onions
(Shorvedar chukander)
4 stars
(maybe 3.5)
Gujerati-Style Cabbage With Carrots
(Sambhara)
3 stars


Desserts
Picture
Name
Rating
Carrot Halva
(Gajar ka halva)
5 stars
Semolina Halva
(Sooji ka halva)
4 stars
Drunken Orange Slices
(Sharabi narangi)
3.5 stars


Misc
Picture
Name
Rating
Yogurt with Eggplant
(Baigan ka raita)
4 stars
Gujerati Carrot Salad
(Gajar ka salad)
3 stars
Carrot and Onion Salad
(Gajar aur pyaz ka salad)
2 stars


Questions? Comments? Thoughts? Post a comment to the relevant page for the particular recipe (or this page itself) or e-mail me: my first initial followed by pearson42 AT yahoo.com. My name is Mark.

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