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Complete Curry Cookbook

250 Recipes from Around the World

by (author) Byron Ayanoglu & Jennifer MacKenzie

Robert Rose
Initial publish date
Apr 2008
  • Paperback / softback

    Publish Date
    Apr 2008
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Authentic curries made easy.

Curry is enjoyed throughout the world. This wonderful selection of curry recipes draws its inspiration from India, Thailand, China, England, Indonesia and the Caribbean.

These quick, easy and tantalizing recipes feature ingredients found in supermarkets, yet the dishes maintain authentic tastes and flavors.

Some of the creative curry recipes include:

  • Vegetables masala (mixed vegetables, tomato, gravy, curry leaf); chicken and wild mushroom curry with saffron; Indian-style butter chicken; Kashmiri-style lamb with root vegetables
  • Thai beef-tamarind curry with potato; braised beef with chililime and lemongrass; Caribbean coconut lime braised pork; grilled fish tikka
  • Shrimp curry, Calcutta style; Caribbean-spiced tilapia; calamari curry
  • Dansak (lentils with vegetables); eggs sambal goreng; chili coconut dal.

Among the accompaniments and side dishes:

  • Tomato onion rice pilau; spicy Singapore noodles; zucchini pancake
  • Caramelized mango relish; spicy pickled green beans; fresh mint raita.

These and other authentic recipes will allow home cooks to experience international curry cuisine at its most tantalizing.


About the authors

Fluent in five languages, a graduate of McGill University, widely travelled Byron Ayanoglu is the author of twelve books: fiction, non-fiction, cookbooks and restaurant guides as well as fourteen stage plays, including Ordinaryman. He has worked in film and TV, including co-host of Anthony Bourdain - No Reservations, Greek Islands Episode, 2008, host of Roadside Restaurants, a ninety-minute restaurant-cooking show for PBS, 1997. He is also the writer and producer of Faces of Myth (2004), Mimetoliths (2006), Shapeshifter (2007), and MasterClass with Walter Lassally (2008).

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by Jennifer MacKenzie, Jay Nutt, and Don Mercer

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Editorial Reviews

I love curry, so a book that calls itself the Complete Curry Cookbook: 250 Recipes from Around the World hits the right note with me. These quick, easy and tantalizing recipes fill the bill, as they feature ingredients found in supermarkets. Yet the dishes that I tried still maintain those authentic tastes that are so important. Curry is enjoyed throughout the world -- in India, Thailand, China, England, Indonesia and the Caribbean, and each of these areas makes curry in their own different and distinctive way. This cookbook offers curry recipes from each of these regions and includes the flavors that make them unique. If you are a home cook who wants to experience international curry cuisine at its most tantalizing, these recipes will put you on that road. I have several marked to try already and from what others have said about the book I am really looking forward to delving into it.

Even if your only culinary experience with curry has been a Curried Chicken Salad at a wedding shower five years ago, this cookbook will be a revelation -- it opens the doors to a global taste experience.

The Midwest Book Revieq

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