Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking: Easy Recipes for the Hurry Home Cook [vegetarian Cookbook, Over 80 Recipes] (Paperback)
Eating fresh, locally-grown vegetables each day is healthy for you and the planet--and now, with this Indian cookbook, vegetarian meals don't have to be boring This new vegetarian, Indian cookbook by acclaimed author and caterer Shubhra Ramineni proves just how fun cooking with vegetables can be. It includes over 80 recipes showing you how to prepare vegetables and fruits the Indian way--with many easy-to-make vegan and gluten-free alternatives as well. When Ramineni became a mother, one of her top priorities was to ensure that healthy and delicious home-cooked vegetarian meals would be a central part of her daughter's childhood experience. Her mother is a nutritionist and skilled Indian cook, so with her help, Ramineni set about transforming the seemingly bland vegetarian diet into the fantastic array of great-tasting meals and snacks in this vegetarian cookbook that will taste as good as they make you feel. Indian cooks have a centuries-old tradition of crafting fresh vegetables into tempting meals since India is the home of vegan and gluten-free eating. Ancient Indian Vedic practices have also resulted in India claiming the world's most extensive range of natural food flavorings-including many spices like turmeric, ginger, and cumin, which have proven health benefits. With a few of these in your pantry, along with this vegetarian cookbook, you can effortlessly whip up flavorful dishes, like: Split Chickpea and Zucchini Stew Coconut Vegetable Curry with Tofu Tandoori Tofu Kebabs Vegetable Pilaf And over 75 more, with vegan and gluten-free modifications Your friends and family will be amazed at what you can create using vegetables.
About the Author
Shubhra Ramineni is an Indian American raised in the United States on traditional Indian food. With a mother who is a dietitian with a master's degree in nutrition, Shubhra grew up with Indian food and nutrition as a constant presence in her life. She currently teaches Indian cooking classes at Williams-Sonoma, Sur La Table, and Whole Food Market stores in Houston and Los Angeles, and contributes to Greenista.com, a blog for fashionistas with a green conscience. Shubhra is the author of Entice With Spice.
"Shubhra is a great cooking instructor. She is teaching food she knows intimately, and yet she is always learning something new and bringing that to the kitchen. Her passion for Indian food and her ability to pass that on to her students is her greatest gift. She removes the mystery from Indian cooking and makes it easy, quick and tasty."
—Jason Cammack, Culinary Coordinator, Sur La Table
"Shubhra's approach to Indian cuisine is easy, straightforward, and utterly delicious. I have had the opportunity to work with her on a few Community events and her cooking style, the simplicity of the recipes, and the passion behind her work has made me a fan for life!"
—Nick Fisher, Whole Foods Market
"What I like best about Shubhra's new book is how she understands the dilemma and stress that comes with being a mother who wants to feed her family a healthy meal that will also taste great. Shubhra's use of Indian inspired spices and techniques is a great way to prepare and serve that fresh produce you got from your local farmers market or CSA. Whether you're a vegetarian, a vegan, or just want to have healthier dinner choices, you'll find a wealth of delicious recipes in Healthy Indian Vegetarian Cooking."—Jaden Hair, author, Steamy Kitchen's Healthy Asian Favorites and Publisher of SteamyKitchen.com
"You don't have to be a vegetarian to enjoy these recipes. Shubhra takes the ho-hum out of eating the recommended daily servings of fruit and vegetables by preparing fresh locally available produce with readily available Indian spices and easy techniques. The healthy results are so delicious and satisfying the whole family will enjoy them and want more."—Peg Lee, Central Market, Event Liaison Manager
"Shubhra makes Indian cuisine accessible to the home cook in Entice with Spice and has made vegetarian dishes exciting and easy in her latest book. A delightful instructor and avid locavore, she skillfully marries exotic flavors with easy-to-follow preparation. Her recipes are a staple in my kitchen as I hope they will be in yours."—Sarah Augustine, Director, The Rice Epicurean Cooking School
"Shubhra has taken the veggie fare to another level. Healthy, delicious, fun, easy, and sexy. A must have for every home kitchen to lead a better life."—Vicky Ratnani, Chef, author, and TV host