In Modern Indian, author Rishi Desai presents a creative and flavourful interpretation of the food of the different regions of his home country.
To begin, there are family recipes for spice blends, pungent with flavour, to be used to add depth and definition to a broad range of everyday ingredients, and transform them into dishes that represent food experiences. Here is everything you need to cook an authentic Indian meal from scratch – breads, spices, pickles, rice dishes, and a generous array of main courses, all for everyday eating. Many of the dishes, tastes and flavours are recognisable, but the interpretation is new and innovative, stylish and interesting with a lightness of touch.
There are recipes for curried dishes, roast meats, poached poultry, vegetarian options and fast food, each full of flavour combinations that represent the spirit of Indian cooking: spicy, fiery, creamy and above all satisfying.
About the author:
Rishi Desai learned to cook at a young age, initially recreating the traditional everyday dishes he enjoyed eating in his home town in India. Later, the opportunity to work overseas broadened his culinary horizons, and inspired his repertoire. As a contestant on MasterChef Australia, Rishi impressed the judges (and me too!) with his flair, palate and considerable skill. This experience provided him with the opportunity to nurture his love of cooking, and experiment with the traditional dishes of the distinct regions of India.
Ultimately it has established his identity as a chef of inspired modern Indian cuisine.
New Holland - Hardback -$49.99
Publication September 2014