What inspired you to write your book?
The love to culture, people and off course the food of north India.
I believe that cooking is not just a “task”, it connects people, involves all senses and requires patience and openness.
I wanted to share my culinary journey experience in north India with others.
About your Book:
If you love Asian food and especially Indian food, than you might love this book. This book will provide an introduction to Indian cooking: methods, history, cookware and more. In this Indian cooking kindle edition book you will find all kinds of Indian recipes: easy chicken recipes, quick dinner ideas (if you like something special), vegetarian recipes, Indian sweets, and a lot of spices such as saffron, cumin and turmeric..
This book will take you on a culinary journey through recipes and landscape and will give you a deeper glance of Northern India
The 50 best recipes of the region gathered especially for you as collected by the author during the years of culinary journey throughout north India.
This is not a regular Indian cookbook; this book gathers 50 AUTHENTIC north Indian recipes divided by different categories.
While most of eastern cookbooks are either inaccessible to the common western reader or it becomes “Americanized” in a way that the ingredients are being replaced with western industrial ingredients, making the recipes very different from its source.
The author choose to keep the recipes AUTHENTIC as she got them from the local people of north India. Along with that she attached an Indian-western ingredients dictionary- explaining about each ingredient and suggesting a reasonable, natural substitute in case one of the ingredient is missing,
Doing so, this cookbook will be great for all level of Foodies.
This book decently provides delicious tastes, smells and sights for the body & soul, takes you on a journey through the coulter and landscapes of north India and provides you an easy way to enjoy tasty north Indian dishes at home.
Cuisine Style or Food Genre
indian food. asian food
Sample Recipe or Food Advice
Curry Sauté with Peas & Cauliflower
Total Prep Time: 25 minutes
• 1 whole cauliflower, cut into florets
• 3/4 cup peas
• 1 large onion, sliced
• 2 green chilies, julienned
• 3 finely chopped tomatoes
• 2 tsp fresh ginger, minced
• 2 tsp fresh garlic, minced
• 1-1/2 tsp cumin seeds
• 1 tsp coriander powder
• 1/4 tsp turmeric powder
• 1 Tbsp. chili powder
• 1 Tbsp garam masala
• 1 cup natural yogurt
• Salt to taste
• 4 Tbsp oil
• 2 curry leaves
• Fresh Cilantro chopped, for garnishing
1. Soak the cauliflower florets in warm water with salt for about five minutes.
2. In a skillet, pour in the oil and heat to medium high, add the seeds, and curry leaves and sauté a minute to release the flavors into the oil.
3. Add the onions, chili’s, and stir-fry until golden brown.
4. Next, mix in the ginger and garlic and cook for about another two minutes and then add tomatoes.
5. Reduce heat to medium and cook for another five minutes.
6. Add the rest of the seasonings along with the peas with cauliflower and let simmer on low heat for five minutes more.
7. Turn off the heat, toss in the yogurt, and serve warm.
How do you see writing a food/cookbook as different from writing other genres of books?
I believe that when writing a cookbook it’s important to create a balance between keeping the recipes authentic and yet writing the method in a way the reader can follow with an ingredients that can be found in major groceries stores.
What advice would you give to someone that is thinking about or currently working on a food book or cookbook
Write only about the food that you love to eat and cook.
How did you decide how to publish your book and where is it published through:
I thought that self publishing is the best way for me. I like to manage my things on my own.
My name is Shira and I am a mother and a wife.
Over the years, out of my love to cultures and people, I’ve traveled different countries and regions around the world:
India, Nepal, Thailand, Morocco, the Middle East, Greece, Spain, the Balkans, and more
When I arrive to a new place, what I particularly like is to try to remove my “tourist” way of thinking and try to really get the sense of the area , the culture and the people, as if I were local .
With love and respect.
I believe that the best way to connect to people and to really understand a culture is through its kitchen: through the spices, markets, different dishes, smells and flavors. Because I love to cook I’m often interested in different cultures cousin:
I explore, taste, smell, experience and of course take pictures.
Fortunately, I made good friends all over the world through my desire to learn and experience local cooking.
I try to share this loves with the readers who also love culture and people, who wants to experience authentic cooking and believe as I do, that food is made with love.
Enjoy the culinary journey!
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