Indian cuisine has a rich legacy of myriad faiths, history, food invasions, cultural landscapes and rituals. This book is richly spiced with the author's memories and personal stories bringing the flavors of India alive. The narrative is peppered with food stories of India, the place of food in sacred worship, food etiquette, and taste memory. When the author travels through diverse regions, she explores food rituals, myths and traditions.
Includes 100 easy to follow recipes, a quick reference glossary, and a guide to festivals, celebrations and customs. Who knew that the lentil urad dal was eaten in India 2000 years ago, or that there are 128 versions of the rice pancake-dosa?
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Evocative! Takes one down memory lane, on a nostalgic, delicious trip through India's food stories.