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Best Indian Cookbooks

Looking for good Indian cookbooks? On this page, you’ll find a curated list of the best Indian cookbooks of all time. Enjoy!

The 10 Best Indian Cookbooks

1. Made in India: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen by Meera Sodha

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Synopsis: Real Indian food is fresh, simple, and packed with flavor. In Made In India, Meera Sodha introduces you to the food she grew up eating every day. Unlike the fare you get at your local Indian takeout joint, her food is vibrant and surprisingly quick and easy to make.

2. Annapurni: Heritage Cuisine from Tamil Nadu by Sabita Radhakrishnan


Synopsis: The lip-smacking dishes of the Mudaliars, Vellalas, Naidus, Anglo Indians, Chettiars, and Tamil Muslims have been featured in this book, along with the delicate balance of flavors and communities that constitute the social fabric of the land down under.

3. Lord Krishna’s Cuisine: The Art of Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Yamuna Devi 

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Synopsis: Created by a noted author and lecturer, Lord Krishna’s Cuisine features more than 500 recipes, filled with fresh produce and herbs, delicate spices, hot curries, and homemade dairy products. All recipes are based on readily available ingredients and have been scrupulously adapted for American kitchens.

4. Prashad At Home by Kaushy Patel

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Synopsis: From bhajis to feast biryanis to beans on toast, Gujarati-style, here are more than 100 recipes to bring warmth, taste and texture into your home, all made with the Patel’s characteristic love and passion for vegetarian food.

5. Classic Indian Vegetarian and Grain Cooking by Julie Sahni


Synopsis: The book begins with a simple explanation of the ingredients and techniques characteristic of this cuisine. For the first time anywhere, Julie describes every classical blend of curry in the Indian tradition, with accompanying recipes on how to use them.

6. Prashad Cookbook: Indian Vegetarian Cooking by Kaushy Patel

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Synopsis: 100 delicious vegetarian Indian recipes from Gordon Ramsay’s Best Restaurant runner-up Prashad. Now Kaushy shares her cooking secrets – you’ll find more than 100 recipes, from simple snacks to sumptuous family dinners, to help you recreate the authentic Prashad experience at home.

7. The Incredible Spice Men by Cyrus Todiwala and Tony Singh

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Synopsis: With delicious, everyday recipes accompanied by Cyrus and Tony’s top tips and favourite spices, The Incredible Spice Men will demystify the contents of your spice rack, and open your everyday cooking up to a world of exciting new flavours.

8. Fresh India: 130 Quick, Easy and Delicious Vegetarian Recipes for Every Day by Meera Sodha

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Synopsis: Meera Sodha reveals a whole new side of Indian food that is fresh, delicious and quick to make at home. These vegetable-based recipes offer up a treasure trove of flavours, making the perfect gift for both vegetarians and meat-eaters.

9. Indian Cooking Unfolded: A Master Class in Indian Cooking, with 100 Easy Recipes Using 10 Ingredients or Less by Raghavan Iyer

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Synopsis: From basic breads to chutneys and savory pickles, from tasty dal to fragrant basmati rice pilafs, from crispy starters to enjoy with a Slumdog Martini, Indian Cooking Unfolded is a 21st-century approach to one of the most ancient—and popular—cuisines.

10. 660 Curries by Raghavan Iyer

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Synopsis: Presented by the IACP award–winning Cooking Teacher of the Year (2004), Raghavan Iyer, 660 Curries is a joyous food-lover’s extravaganza. Mr. Iyer first grounds us in the building blocks of Indian flavors—the interplay of sour (like tomatoes or yogurt), salty, sweet, pungent (peppercorns, chiles), bitter, and the quality of unami (seeds, coconuts, and the like).


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