Microwave Desi Khana
by Tarla Dalal
India is a vast and varied land, and not surprisingly, the variation and diversity is reflected in different styles and practices of cooking! Moreover, a significant proportion of the population being vegetarian, India has no equal in the field of vegetarian cooking. While changing times, there have been continuing changes in the kitchen size and its equipments on the one hand and in the taste and diet on other hand. This is naturally more pronounced in the urban areas where the housewife is hard-pressed for time, for space and for help. Elaborate cooking methods like those of the maharajas and used in mughlai and nawabi cuisines are just not practical anymore. Accordingly, my emphasis has been on simple recipes which can be prepared in reasonable time. Add whilst catering to the Indian weakness for rich dishes and sweets, I have borne in mind present day medical and nutritional advice and kept the extent of fats used in cooking to minimum. In this selection of desi recipes, I have tried to place before you dishes which are Indian but at the same time different from the usual run dishes which keep in mind the need of good health. Classic Indian recipes that you’ve always wanted to try, are listed in simple, easy to follow steps. Starting with appetizers to vegetables, dals, rice dishes, snacks and mouth watering muthias.
About The Author
Mrs. Tarla Dalal is India’s best – selling cookery author since over 2 decades. She has written a total of 100titles, several of which have been translated in various languages like Hindi, Gujarati, Marathi, Bengali and even Dutch and Russian! The total sales of her cookery books exceed 3million copies. Her first book The Pleasures of Vegetarian Cooking , which was published in 1974, was an instant success with indian housewives. The book, which is considered a classic in cookery books, has sold a record 1,50,000 copies. Lately there has been a new addition to the list called the TOTAL HEALTH SERIES. These are health related cookbooks with recipes and information on various subjects like The Pregnancy Cookbook, Baby and Toddler food, Delicious Diabetic Recipes, Fast foods made Healthy, Healthy Breakfast, Healthy Soups and Salads, Cooking with 1 Teaspoon of Oil, Healthy Soups and Salads, Healthy Breakfast and Calcium Rich Recipes has been her best selling book recently. In addition to writing cookbooks, Mrs. Tarla Dalal also has a major web presence in the form of tarladalal.com, the largest Indian food site.