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Her original books translated to English and titled “Cook and See” are listed on Amazon UK
You can get them from Amazon.in, but I doubt if they ship abroad. I don't remember if I ever had one, but I have certainly picked them up in shops and browsed --- and I have walked past the traditional Mylapore house from which they were, then, still published. I don't recall if it is still there: I haven't walked that stretch in a while.

I too noticed the second-hand prices on Amazon-uk, and wondered if they were randomly generated! I'm sure the even a first edition copy in Tamil would not fetch such a price.

I enjoyed the picture of her and her lawyer husband
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Indian Kitchen: Secrets of Indian home cooking Hardcover
– 7 May 2015
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Maunika Gowardhan (Author)


Amazon UK New book £18.55
Kindle edition £16.99

Born and brought up in Mumbai, I am a food writer and private chef living in the UK. My cooking reflects how fabulous regional Indian food can be! I cook at dining events for clients who want to discover a contemporary approach to Indian food making
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Another one of my favourite chef, and family friend of mine is Reza Mahammad. He has few series on Food Network and often appears on Good Morning Britain on ITV. I think his books are out of prints, but if you get hold of them, they are great cookbooks to own. My favourite two recipes are Crab and Coconut samosas and Lal Maas.
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The guy whose restaurant we had lunch ?
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The problem with Indian cook books is that tastes vary fantastically from mini -region and community and individuals. Now I want some Maharashtrian, not Gujarati, Srikhand..
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Might be interesting for you all.

Watermelon Chicken and other recipes by Mastanamma

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Wonderful.

Bit of a shame about the lack of young Andhra ladies (you know: forty-ish), but then, They would be guaranteed to take eyes off the cooking
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To keep the posts going, I've brought together the latest recommended cookery books once more.

Any more suggestions much appreciated.


Rice, Spice and all Things Nice by Reza Mahammad (2006) Hardcover

Amazon UK used book £4.20


Reza's Indian Spice by Reza Mahammad on 07/06/2012 unknown edition (Hardcover)

Amazon UK used book £6


Reza's Indian Spice and An Indian Housewife's Recipe Book Collection 2 Books Bundle (Reza's Indian Spice [Hardcover],An Indian Housewife's Recipe Book: Over 100 traditional recipes) (Paperback)

Amazon UK new book £15.80


The Essential Delhi Cookbook Paperback – 27 Jan 2000
by Priti Narain (Author)


Amazon UK new book £12.50
Kindle edition £13.99

The Sood Family Cookbook Hardcover – 1 Dec 2013
by Aparna Jain (Author)


Amazon UK new book £11





No books as yet available but very interesting story;


“Meet 106-year-old Mastanamma from Andhra Pradesh, the oldest YouTuber in India

Think Change India posted 8 months ago 24099 shares
The internet is quite a platform in these times, giving a push to many talented individuals to showcase their work on platforms such as YouTube, through videos. Gadget reviews, cooking classes, comedy, and several others genres find their way onto YouTube. Possibly the oldest YouTuber of India, 106-year-old Mastanamma from Andhra Pradesh is now a popular personality on the internet, thanks to her proficiency with cooking.
According to Deccan Chronicle, Mastanamma has a channel on YouTube, which is being managed by her grandson, where she is seen cooking from scratch, producing several popular local flavours of the state of Andhra Pradesh. Her channel, Country Foods, now has over 250,000 subscribers.
Hailing from Gudiwada, in the Krishna district of Andhra Pradesh, Mastanamma likes to do her own chores with respect to cooking, all by herself, without any assistance from the younger generations of her family. She is well known in the locality for treating everyone who comes to her like a typical Indian grandmother, by ensuring they are all well fed.”
An extract from, ‘Think Change India’
https://yourstory.com/2017/04/mastan...ndhra-pradesh/
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The Best of Samaithu Paar (Hardcover)
by S.Meenakshi Ammal (Author)


Amazon UK book used, an eye popping £174.99
Kindle edition £13.99

Her original books translated to English and titled “Cook and See” are listed on Amazon UK but at this time none are available.
My wife has a dog eared copy... maybe time to list it online !! Nah.. I'll probably get sent to the doghouse.
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Your Favorite Indian Cookbook ...

I'm sorry, I lost the article now, but read within last few days that the original translator into the English Cook and See has died at an old age.

Apparently it was a difficult task, Weights and measures being in traditional Tamil units, which were difficult to convert to something more international.
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Update on recommended books;

Last one for 2017.

Lets get some more cookbooks liked by members in 2018?

The Lucknow Cookbook Paperback – 12 Jan 2017
by Chand Sur (Author),‎ Sunita Kohli (Contributor)


Amazon UK new book £11.50

Thanks for the input in keeping this thread going folks. X
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We seem to have run out of suggestions for Indian cookery books from members of IM at the moment.
Therefore I am going to research other Indian cookery books that have been recommended on other internet sites and post them on this thread.
I will use the same format as previous, availability and price on Amazon UK, and kindle price if available. New or used books depending on the price differences.

I’m starting off with, “The ten best cookbooks for traditional Indian food”.
Books that have already been included from IM members are not duplicated.
I hope some of you get some ideas for books you would like, or presents for friends from this?

I'm attaching the write ups on the books too.

Eventually I will make one long list on this thread of the complete list of books found.

More suggestions for books from IM members are welcome at anytime.


The Curry Secret: How to Cook Real Indian Restaurant Meals at Home. Paperback
27 Mar 2008
by Kris Dhillon

Amazon UK New Book £3.79
Kindle edition £4.99

The first in a two part Indian cookbook series, The Curry Secret: How To Cook Real Indian Restaurant Meals At Home was so successful that Kris Dhillon went on to publish a second book; The New Curry Secret: Mouthwatering Indian Restaurant Dishes To Cook At Home. A friend for the Western curry lover, The Curry Secret includes tasty recipes for much-loved dishes such as korma, bhuna, tikka masala and jalfrezi. Have a go at these simple recipes and Friday night take-aways will quickly become a thing of the past.
From;
The Ten Best Cookbooks For Traditional Indian Food


The Dal Cookbook
2 Sep 2013
by Krishna Dutta
Hardcover

Amazon UK New Book £8.30
Kindle edition £11.30

A cookbook celebrating the humble, wholesome and effortlessly delicious dish that is dal, Krishna Dutta’s The Dal Cookbook has been a huge success with budget and health conscious cooks. An absolute staple in traditional Indian cuisine, dal is one of the cheapest ways to feed a big family a nutritious dinner that is sure to keep them full all the way through to breakfast. The Dal Cookbook is a collection of more than 50 exquisite dal dishes, made using a variety of different pulses, vegetables, fish, seafood and meat. Even the biggest lentil-phobes will find a recipe to satisfy them in this book. Try the sweet potato dal for the perfect winter weather treat.
From;
The Ten Best Cookbooks For Traditional Indian Food


Madhur Jaffrey's Ultimate Curry Bible
2 Oct 2003 Hardcover
by Madhur Jaffrey

Amazon UK Used Book £11.80
Mixing a few Thai, Vietnamese, Malaysian and Western takes on the traditional curry into her collection of delicious Indian curries, Madhur Jaffrey’s Ultimate Curry Bible is as much a point of conversation as a famed recipe book. Written by one of the best-selling Indian cookbook writers of all time, the Ultimate Curry Bible begins with some of Jaffrey’s favored traditional Indian recipes, with a few never-before-published treats tossed in. She then detours off on a curry-inspired literary trip around the world, as she takes influences from countries as far flung as France and South Africa to jazz up her curries. As well as plying readers full of curry-making expertise, Jaffrey also dedicates a portion of the book to tips on what best accompanies each tasty dish – be it a fruity chutney, a steamed rice or a warm chapati. No curry fiend should be without a copy.
From;
The Ten Best Cookbooks For Traditional Indian Food



Tasting India Hardcover – 1 Oct 2011
by Christine Mansfield (Author)

Amazon UK used book £881.38 (Price probably randomly generated!)

“Both a recipe book and a travel guide of sorts, Christine Manfield recounts her travels around India in her cookbook Tasting India. Including 250 delicious recipes, this book is a curated guide to all that Manfield learned from the enthusiastic and talented cooks she met throughout her two decades in India. Tasting India is divided into ten chapters, each focusing on a different region, such as Goa and The Indian Himalaya. As much a traveler as a foodie, Manfield begins each chapter with a directory of recommended places to stay, restaurants to eat at and shops to purchase souvenirs from. For those armchair travelers unlikely to find themselves in India any time soon, there is an extensive selection of extremely tasty – yet not too difficult – recipes to get stuck into. The coconut chutney and the beetroot curry are particular favorites.”
From;
The Ten Best Cookbooks For Traditional Indian Food


Vegan Richa's Indian Kitchen: Traditional and Creative Recipes for the Home Cook Paperback – 13 Aug 2015

Amazon UK New Book £11
Kindle edition £6.95

Indian cuisine already has so much to offer vegetarians, but the majority of popular Indian dishes are rich in dairy products. In her book Vegan Richa’s Indian Kitchen, Richa Hingle has tackled this problem to provide vegans with an abundance of delicious, spicy recipes created using solely plant-based foods. Think spicy tofu scramble for breakfast, potato quinoa patties for lunch, and a delicious Goan Tempeh curry for dinner. Hingle even chucks in a few token gluten-free recipes as well as some extraordinarily good desserts such as saffron cream popsicles and fudgy coconut balls. One for dinner parties as well as treat-yourself midweek suppers, these recipes are out to impress.
From;
The Ten Best Cookbooks For Traditional Indian Food



Made in India: Cooked in Britain: Recipes from an Indian Family Kitchen
Hardcover – 3 Jul 2014
by Meera Sodha

Amazon UK New Book £13
Kindle edition £12.99

Passionate about educating Westerners on what true, home-cooked Indian food is, Meera Sodha created Made in India: Cooked in Britain: Recipes From An Indian Family Kitchen. Having never experienced the Western take on an Indian curry before leaving home for university, Sodha had taken her mother’s culinary genius for granted. She doesn’t anymore. This collection of family recipes started as a personal project for Sodha, who was afraid that her family’s favorite recipes were going to be forgotten. Thankfully, she was encouraged to publish her recipe collection, so now we can all enjoy recreating the flavors of her childhood with our own attempts at chili paneer, and pistachio and yogurt chicken curry.
From;
The Ten Best Cookbooks For Traditional Indian Food



( Entice with Spice: Easy Indian Recipes for Busy People

By Ramineni, Shubhra ( Author ) Hardcover Sep - 2010)]

Amazon UK Used Book £7
Kindle edition £12.34

Shubhra Ramineni destroys the myth that proper Indian food takes hours to prepare in her award-winning recipe book Entice With Spice: East Indian Recipes for Busy People. A first generation Indian-American, Ramineni has learned about Indian food from her elders and many of her shortcuts and secret tricks have been taught to her by her mother. Eager to show her American peers that authentic and wholesome Indian cooking is much simpler than they would assume, she has put together a selection of 100 of her favorite recipes and laid them out in in a simple and easy-to-follow format with lots of tempting pictures. For a speedy family dinner, have a go at the fragrant chicken curry, the lamb chops with Indian spice rub, or Dad’s baked salmon.

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