There is more treasure in books than in all pirate’s loot on Treasure Island- Walt Disney
World Book and Copyright Day is celebrated on April 23 every year to promote the fun of books and reading. April 23 is a symbolic date in the world’s literature. It is believed that all the great authors like William Shakespeare Miguel De Cervantes, Inca Garcilaso de la Vega, etc. died on this date. Therefore World Book and Copyright Day has been celebrated on April 23 since 1995.
Additionally, the theme of the World Book and Copyrights Day 2021 is ‘Share a Story’. Hence, it is a good initiative amid the pandemic to allow people to share their stories in the written or verbal form in the media.
World Book Day helps us realize how books have been able to bridge generations and learning. If it wasn’t for the books, it would have been really difficult to trace our history and to fantasize a future. Books sometimes take us to another world, where practically we might never be. The onus of opening our horizons to creativity, imagination, learning, and entertainment for ages rests with the books.
Therefore, on this World Book and Copyright Day Dilocious drags your attention over some less looked up books that can make your idle time more productive and entertaining- The Best Indian Cookbooks of all time.
1. 50 Great Curries of India by Camellia Panjabi
To tingle the taste buds of spice lovers, Panjabi has put up her mesmerizing recipes of the perfect and authentic Indian curries. She has made sure to include recipes for all types of cooks, that is for beginners and for pros. Some of its ample delicious curries are Bombay prawn curry, Madras-style lamb curry, and Sindhi curry.
50 Great Indian curries is a must-have book on any spice lover’s bookshelf.
2. Made in India: Cooked in Britain: Recipes From an Indian Family Kitchen by Meera Sodha
Meera Sodha wrote Made in India: Cooked in Britain to educate westerners about what true Indian, home-cooked food is. The collection of recipes in the book reflects the culinary skills of her family which Sodha didn’t want to perish. Thankfully, today we can learn the finger-licking dishes and relish some amazing chili paneer, and pistachio and yogurt chicken curry, and alike.
3. Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook by Richa Hingle
This book is all dedicated to the Indian dishes that are made from plant-based ingredients and passively from dairy products. Richa Hingle has also put forward gluten-free recipes and some desserts including saffron cream popsicles and fudgy coconut balls.
Hence, Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook is all set to satiate every taste bud.
4. Entice With Spice: Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People by Shubhra Ramineni
Shubhra Ramineni has broken the myth that Indian cooking calls for hours to serve. She has written almost 100 easy and quick Indian recipes in her book. Therefore, you can have nd serve scrumptious meals in a jiffy.
Adorn your shelf with Entice With Spice: Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People by Shubhra Ramineni
5. Prashad at Home: Everyday Indian Cooking From Our Vegetarian Kitchen by Kaushy Patel
The book by Kaushy Patel has its roots in her grandmother’s love and passion for cooking. Prashad at Home: Everyday Indian Cooking From Our Vegetarian Kitchen provides quick and speedy meal recipes that are perfect for spicing mid-week suppers.
6. The Dal Cookbook by Krishna Dutta
The Dal Cookbook offers exquisite 50 recipes of cooking the Indian staple – Dal. Even the ones phobic to lentils will find a recipe to soothe their taste buds. The recipes are an amalgamation of different pulses, vegetables, fish seafood, and meat.
Add The Dal Cookbook in your bookshelf on this World Book and Copyrights Day and add flavors to your humble and everyday diet.
7. Tasting India by Chef Christine Manfield
One of Australia’s top chefs, Christine has mentioned a massive number of Indian recipes post her travel to modern India. She has divided the book into chapters, each focusing on one region and hence its popular recipes.
Additionally, the book tells how Indian cuisine offers a repertoire of vegetable dishes that are mouth-drooling and easy to prepare in the home kitchen.
Moreover, Tasting India is a travel and cooking book, making the reading even more infotaining.
8. I Love India: Recipes and Stories from City to Coast, Morning to Midnight, and Past to Present by Anjum Anand
Anjum Anand is an award-winning TV Chef and a prolific Indian Cookbook Writer. I Love India is a collection of favorite Indian recipes of the author that are must-have. The best part about the book is, it contains the fusion of contemporary tastes with the traditional ones.
Do add it to your cookbook’s list this World Book and Copyrights Day.
So, what are you waiting for? Celebrate your World Book and Copyright Day in a different way and hone your cooking skills. Get these books to cook and savor the best Indian dishes.
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