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A Year of Cooking Like Mummyji

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    Available in PDF - DJVU Format | A Year of Cooking Like Mummyji.pdf | Language: ENGLISH
    Vicky Bhogal(Author)

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"... we're taken on a whirlwind tour of real Indian cuisine. Recipes that got our taste buds in a twist include South Indian Vegetables and Lentils, summery-looking Paneer Skewers and Chicken Biryani"
Heat Magazine

"Here is your chance to learn how to do it properly"
Glasgow Herald

"As a child, Vicky was teased about Indian food by playground bullies. Now the in-demand author of two cookery books on modern British Asian cooking, there's no doubt who's had the last laugh"
Olive Magazine

"... shows us the recipes you won't find in Indian restaurants"
Books Quarterly - Waterstones

"... tailored for all seasons"
Family Circle Magazine - Book of the month

The eagerly anticipated follow up to Cooking Like Mummyji picks up where the critically acclaimed debut left off, this time exploring authentic Indian food through the unique home cooking styles of additional British Asian communities and set across the sumptuously illustrated backdrop of the seasons, incorporating a year of ceremonies and festivals as varied as Holi, Easter, Rakshabandhan, Diwali and Christmas.As Vicky explains "Cooking Like Mummyji was a book of personal recipes, many of which were specific to my Punjabi Sikh upbringing. However, as so many British Asians of other communities enjoyed my first book and kindly shared with me unique and special recipes their families make, I wanted to reflect that wonderful diversity in this book".

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Book details

  • PDF | 176 pages
  • Vicky Bhogal(Author)
  • Simon & Schuster Ltd (6 Feb. 2006)
  • English
  • 5
  • Food & Drink

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  • By Mrs H J Hodges on 1 September 2017

    I absolutely love this book - every recipe is a winner!

  • By JuliaBalbilla on 19 March 2010

    I am sorry to note that one reviewer stated that the recipes are not authentic, but I wonder, authentic to what? If he/she is comparing it to traditional Indian or Pakistani cuisine then he/she has not read the book properly! Vicky states quite clearly that the book contains British-Asian and Punjabi classics, ie they consist of recipes collected from Asian families living in the UK.I think this is a lovely book which is a collection of recipes where British and Asian ingredients are skillfully blended to produce superb flavoured food. Normally, I avoid so-called 'fusion' cooking like the plague as I find it does not usually work. However, Vicky has triumphed here, so maybe authors of other 'fusion' cookery books should buy themselves a copy of this book and learn something.However, I had to knock off 1 star because I find the recipes quite difficult to read because the text is a light black and on different coloured backgrounds. If the pages were white, then it would be far easier to read. Also the binding is not that brilliant and I feel that if used a lot, pages may fall out.

  • By Miss S Saini on 28 May 2004

    As a fellow first generation British Asian, I was rather sceptical of the book's authenticity. This was short lived - I'm extremely impressed by the way in which Ms Bhogal has remained true to the receipes created by our Mums - the authentic Punjabi dishes so lovingly recreated so many thousands of miles away from their childhood homes, and the wonderfully innovative fusion dishes invented to take on the influences gained from their host culture. The photography in the book really captured the essence of Punjabi life and culture, whilst the snippets of info helped my new Husband understand the little quirks and customs he's now taken on!

  • By C. E. Elliott on 10 February 2004

    What a wonderful book! The recipes work well, with ingredients that are available in the average town. The commentary is interesting and amusing.I have given two copies as gifts since buying one for myself.

  • By Sarah McIntyre on 11 December 2006

    This is the best and easiest Indian cookbook I've found so far. I particularly like the 'Coriander Fish', 'Coconut Fish Dream' (which is also a fabulous sauce with chicken or veg) and 'Lamb with Sauce'. It's shown me how to make some basic sauces so that I can create my own variations. I keep buying this book as a gift for friends.My only comments would be that Bhogal is heavy-handed with the salt, so I usually halve the salt she recommends. And she often recommends frying the onions and garlic at the same time, where I would suggest adding the garlic in the last minute of frying the onions so that it doesn't burn. I also sometimes substitute ghee for oil or butter (but I can see she's trying to keep things simple). Sometimes I have to reduce some of the sauces where I think she recommends adding a bit too much water. Otherwise, the directions are clear and easy to follow, and the results are good.

  • By Fish on Legs on 22 July 2004

    I vote Ms Bhogal our new monarch! She is truly wonderful - and her book is one of the best cookery books I have (and I have lots). Unlike the current stars of British kitchens (Nigella, Nigel, Anthony W-T, Ainsley, Rick et al) there is nothing pretentious, trendy or devious about these recipies; none of the ingredients are difficult to find, there is nothing 'exclusionist' about any recipies, there is little 'faffing about', you don't need flashy equipment and (importantly) the majority of the dishes are things you could eat every day - not full of cream or butter so no danger of inducing a heart attack within a week of trying them out! I've been using her recipies regularly since Christmas, and recommended this book to at least ten people - as well as giving several copies as gifts.I rank Vicky Boghal with Delia Smith (from whom I learned to cook in my early teens during the late 1970s with her first 'cookery course') and there aren't many who get that kind of praise!

  • By N. Cooper on 10 June 2007

    This book is so good it has prompted me to write my first Amazon review. Finally I have got a practical and authentic british asian cookery book which in addition is a joy to read. The recipes are simple and easy to follow yet give delicious results while the insights into the author's life and family are both warm and entertaining, I can't recommend it enough.

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