Skip to main content Skip to search Skip to search

Cooking Indian & South Asian

Vij's

Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine

by (author) Vikram Vij & Meeru Dhalwala

Publisher
Douglas & McIntyre
Initial publish date
Aug 2006
Category
Indian & South Asian, General
  • Paperback / softback

    ISBN
    9781553651840
    Publish Date
    Aug 2006
    List Price
    $45.00

Add it to your shelf

Where to buy it

Description

At Vij's, one of North America's most innovative Indian restaurants, owner Vikram Vij and his wife, Meeru Dhalwalla, use the freshest local ingredients and original ideas to create exciting new takes on the cuisines of India. Though far from traditional, the dishes remain true to one glorious hallmark of Indian cooking: fabulous spicing. Among the luscious offerings included here are yogurt and tamarind marinated grilled chicken, seared venison medallions with fig and roasted pomegranate khoa, and marinated lamb popsicles in fenugreek curry. Vegetarian selections abound, with dishes like portobello mushrooms in porcini cream curry, coconut curried vegetables, and jackfruit with cayenne and black cardamom. Recipes for naan, chapattis, raiti, and other sides, staples, vegetables, and desserts allow readers to prepare an Indian feast from beginning to end. As beautiful and sumptuous as the recipes it contains, Vij's is a delicious manifesto for a new style of Indian cooking.

About the authors

Vikram Vij was born in India and grew up in Amritsar and Mumbai. He studied hotel management in Salzburg, Austria, before moving to Canada to work at the Banff Springs Hotel. He opened the original 14-seat Vij's Restaurant in Vancouver in 1994.

Vikram Vij's profile page

Meeru Dhalwala was born in India but moved to Washington, D.C., at a young age. Prior to moving to Canada, she worked on human rights and international development projects. She and Vikram live in Vancouver.

Meeru Dhalwala's profile page

Awards

  • Winner, Alcuin Society Book Design Award - Reference
  • Winner, Canadian Culinary Book Awards - English Cookbook
  • Nominated, ForeWord Magazine Book of the Year Award - Cookbook
  • Winner, Cordon d'Or Gold Ribbon International Cookbook Awards
  • Winner, Barbara Jo's First Annual Cookbook Award

Editorial Reviews

"Admit it. You get cravings for Indian food. But it's time to look beyond takeout standards like butter chicken. These days, Indian-inspired menus mix and match cultures and tastes. Invite friends for a buffet full of flavour and spicy aromas, and rent a Bollywood movie. Go Indian -- it's a memorable way to entertain."

Style at Home Magazine

"From the twin kitchens of their wildly successful restaurants, Vij's and Rangoli, and now in the pages of their cookbook Vij's: Elegant and Inspired Indian Cuisine, Vikram Vij and Meeru Dhalwala have changed the way we experience Indian food."

Eat Magazine

"[The recipes are] made all the easier by clear instructions and an excellent introductory section called 'In the Indian Kitchen' that elucidates both technique and ingredients."

Focus Magazine

"Filled with incredible recipes, creative, thoughtful technique, and delightful stories, Vij's invites the home cook into the bustling kitchen of what has been called one of the finest Indian restaurants in the world."

Cookbook Digest

Other titles by

Other titles by

Related lists