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The Complete Book of Indian Cooking Cookbook Giveaway

Disclosure: Robert Rose provided copies of the Complete Book of Indian Cooking for this Review & Giveaway.  I was not financially compensated and all opinions are my own.

Complete Book of Indian Cooking Cookbook Giveaway at Leslie Loves Veggies

I was Blessed to receive the Complete Book of Indian Cooking by Suneeta Vaswani for Review

ISBN-10: 0778801705
ISBN-EAN: 9780778801702
Publisher: Rose, Robert Incorporated

Although I enjoy Indian cuisine I don’t eat it very often.  There aren’t any good Indian restaurants in my area and I don’t have a lot of experience cooking Indian Food.  That’s why I was so happy to receive the Complete Book of Indian Cooking.

I’ve tried my hand at curry and dabbled in naan, chai tea and chutney but I’m a novice when it comes to creating exotic, spice infused Indian dishes.  Unbeknownst to me, not all Indian food is created equal.  Although most Indian regional foods share similar spices, the way the spices are used varies.  Because local ingredients, food preferences and religious beliefs vary from region to region you’ll find distinctive dishes in every part of India.

The Complete Book Of Indian Cooking details the regional cooking of India in great length.  There’s a section describing common ingredients, tools, spices, spice blends and herbs found in the Indian kitchen along with helpful hints and tips.  While I love my food highly seasoned, not everyone does.  Truly hot and spicy recipes are marked HOT so it’s easy to find palate-pleasing recipes that won’t scorch your taste buds.  The Complete Book of Indian Cooking includes a variety of vegetarian recipes, meat dishes and of course salads, desserts and drinks.

Complete Book Of Indian Cooking Favorite Recipes Include

  • Mint and Green Onion Fritters (vegetarian)
  • Spicy Cheese Toast (HOT) and very easy to make
  • Red Lentils (vegetarian/vegan)
  • Cracked Wheat with Vegetables – Nutritious, filling and delicious
  • Kerala Griddle-Fried Bread
  • Blackened Chicken
  • Indian Lasagna
  • Tandoori Shrimp
  • Lower-Fat Panir – A lower fat version of the cheese indigenous to India
  • Fiery Tamarind Potatoes (HOT)
  • Lemon Chutney (vegetarian)
  • Pistachio Squares
  • Mango Lassi
Fruit Chaat
Fruit chaat is popular all over India and is particularly refreshing in summer, when the fruit is placed on a block of ice on the vendor’s cart. Any tropical fruit is good — the sweeter the better — but bananas are a must.
Serves: Serves 8
Prep time: 
Total time: 
  • 1 apple, cut into 1⁄4-inch thick slices
  • 2 ripe bananas, sliced
  • 2 oranges, sectioned or one 11 oz. can mandarin oranges, drained
  • 1 pear, cut into 1⁄2-inch thick slices
  • 2 cups diced ripe papaya, optional
  • 1 cup seedless grapes
  • 3 to 4 tbsp freshly squeezed lime or lemon juice
  • 1⁄4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1⁄4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 tsp chaat masala (see tip)
  • 1 tsp cumin powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp cayenne pepper
  1. In a bowl, mix together apple, bananas, oranges, pear, papaya, if using, and grapes. (You may add other tropical fruits that are available.) Sprinkle with lime juice, salt and pepper. Toss to mix.
  2. In a small bowl, mix together chaat masala, cumin and cayenne. Sprinkle over fruit and toss again.
  3. Chill for up to 3 hours before serving.
Tip: Chaat masala is a mixture of salty, hot and tart powders, including black salt (kala namak), cayenne, cumin and mango powder.

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  1. 1

    I’d like to try Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes. I’d love to win because we LOVE Indian takeout, but would love to make it at home

  2. 2
    Michelle H. says:

    I like the “150 Best Donut Recipes” book.

  3. 3
    Mandy Kauffman says:

    I’d also love to have the The Baby Signing Book, Second Edition. I’d like to win this book because my hubby and I like to order Indian food, but it is pretty expensive. It would be great to try to recreate some dishes at home. Thanks for the giveaway! 🙂

  4. 4

    i like Ball Complete Book of Home Preserving

  5. 5

    The Science of Cooking looks good! But I think this is most interesting.

  6. 6
    Stephanie Galbraith says:

    I would like to read The Science of Good Food. I think this would be a good addition to my fiance’s collection of cooking books. He’d love it.

  7. 7
    Judy Gregory says:

    Not entering because I’ve previously won this from Robert Rose. I just wanted to say though, it’s great. Living in a very rural area, I have little experience with Indian cooking. But, this book makes it easy.

  8. 8

    I’d also like to get Best of Bridge Home Preserving. Love BoB and canning is something we enjoy doing every year. This cookbook would help me to understand Indian food better. I’ve always had a hard time figuring it out.

  9. 9

    I’d maybe try out the “Perfect Table Settings” book.

  10. 10

    i like the book on fibromyalgia

  11. 11

    I would also like 150 Best Donut Recipes

    I would like to win this book because I love Indian Cuisine and making it at home would be amazing.

  12. 12
    Sharon Kaminski says:

    I would like the Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook. I try to use greens in all our evening meals.

  13. 13

    I’d like the Leafy Greens Cookbook. I know I should eat them more often, but don’t really appreciate the taste. Maybe this would help.

  14. 14
    Wendy hutton says:

    would love to have Bernardin Complete Book of Home Preserving

  15. 15
    Elizabeth Matthiesen says:

    400 Sensational Cookies, 200 Fast and Easy Artisan Breads and the The Cheesecake Bible. It was a hard task to choose which ones, there are soooo many I’d love to have, so I’ve chosen the 3 I favoured the most.

  16. 16

    Like you we have no good Indian restaurants around the neighborhood so we need to cook it up when we get a craving. I love naan and stuffed paratha and all sorts of sweets. It would be fun to learn more recipes and teach my nephew how to make the sweet treats too! We’d also have fun with 150 Best Vegan Muffin Recipes…it’s the perfect season for steamy warm and superyumful muffins all day long! 🙂

  17. 17

    After visiting the site The Complete Leafy Greens and The Smoothies Bible would be cookbooks I would be very interested in. I would love to win the Indian cooking cookbook because we love Indian food. We go to Indian restaurants monthly but, would be wonderful to know how to make our favorite dishes at home. Also find some new favorites.

  18. 18
    Jennifer M. says:

    I also want THE COMPLETE LEAFY GREENS book! I want to win Indian cooking because I suspect that most recipes will be gluten free and I love spices. Indian food is a favorite of mine!

  19. 19

    I think i’d have a lot of fun with the Bars and Squares book!!

  20. 20
    Stephanie LaPlante says:

    My dad has cancer now and I’m always looking out for appropriate food for him. I’d love to own the The Essential Cancer Treatment Nutrition Guide & Cookbook.

  21. 21

    Easy Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes sounds great!

  22. 22
    Karen Thaeter says:

    I would like their pies and cakes cookbook

  23. 23
    Kim Keithline says:

    I would really love the BALL COMPLETE BOOK OF HOME PRESERVING I just recently started to learn how to home can and this is the bible of canning

  24. 24
    Mary Warner says:

    I’d really like to try the Indian and Carribean recipes for Diabetes.

  25. 25

    I would like the Everyday Slow Cooker Recipes Book & Best of Bridge Holiday Classics. I am always looking for new recipes for the slow cooker…this will be great. I would love to see the classic recipes they have in the Best Of Bridge Book.

  26. 26

    I’d love to have the 175 Best Jams, Jellies, Marmalades and other Soft Spreads books. It would go along with the supplies I already have for caning and the Caramel Apple Jam looks interesting to try now that it’s Fall and lots of kinds of apples are available.

  27. 27

    Oh, I forgot to add, that I eat Indian food every week and love trying new recipes that are International in flavor.

  28. 28

    I’d like to try The Science of Good Food because I’m a firm believer in better living through science. (Mmmm….scientific.) I’d like to win the Complete Book of Indian Cooking because I like Indian food but the only thing I make is the chicken tandoori from a recipe I clipped years ago.

  29. 29
    Cheryl Lund says:

    The Smoothies Bible, Second Edition and The Complete Leafy Greens are two of the cookbooks I liked from the website and would enjoy reading and learning new recipes from. I would like to win the book of Indian Cooking cookbook because I would like to learn some new cooking recipes and different tastes of food to prepare while trying some new techniques. You can never stop learning. Thanks for all you do.

  30. 30
    Sean Cuthill says:

    As a confirmed chocoholic, I would love to have 300 Best Chocolate Recipes in my kitchen.

  31. 31

    I’d like to try the Leafy Greens cookbook

  32. 32
    kelly mcgrew says:

    i would also love to try the 350 Best Salads and Dressings book! its amazing that they were able to come up with 350! lol

  33. 33
    Barbara Adams says:

    Amazingly, the beans lentils and tofu top my list presently. That comment follows my first year meat free, so, yeah I could use some guidance after 50+ years.

  34. 34

    The Spice and Herb Bible would be really useful. I also like the 12167 Cooking Secrets!

  35. 35

    Another cookbook I’d be interested in is “The Complete Coconut Cookbook.” I’ve been reading a lot of articles about the health benefits of coconut. I’d like to win the “complete book of Indian cooking” because they use a lot of spices that are good for overall health.

  36. 36

    I would love to have>>> The Complete Leafy Greens Cookbook>> I started planting greens this year and that would be wonderful!!! I lOVE INDIAN FOOD, but have no idea how to cook it with good results>> this would be a blessing>> thank you for the chance…

  37. 37

    Love to try 125 Best Indoor Grill Recipes and 150 Best Breakfast Sandwich Maker Recipes!