Item description for The Bollywood Cookbook: The Glamorous World of the Actors and Over 75 of Their Favorite Recipes by Bulbul Mankani...
The chutzpah of Bollywood is a reflection of how we feel about food. There is a constant celebration, the mingling of colors and flavors, the near excess of emotive breathlessness. There is no better way to sample the high life of India than to see what the Bollywood royals eat and enjoy. Bulbul Mankani celebrates the sensuality and vibrancy of Bollywood by marrying it with the food of the stars.
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Est. Packaging Dimensions: Length: 10.1" Width: 8.3" Height: 0.9" Weight: 2.15 lbs.
Release Date Nov 25, 2007
Publisher Kyle Books
ISBN 1904920543 ISBN13 9781904920540
Reviews - What do customers think about The Bollywood Cookbook: The Glamorous World of the Actors and Over 75 of Their Favorite Recipes?
Beautiful Cookbook Nov 22, 2007
I'm a big fan of Bollywood films so when I found this cookbook at Costco [of all places!] I immediately picked it up and took a looksee through it. First off, this book is chock-full of beautiful full color, full page, mouthwatering photos of many recipes as well as photos and bios of the film stars who submitted them, which includes the likes of: Shah Rukh Khan, the Kapoors, the Roshans, the Bachchans, Suniel Shetty, Shilpa Shetty, Rahul Bose, Amitra Arora, Shabana Azmi, Preity Zinta, Saif Ali Khan, among many others.
The recipes are well laid-out and easy to follow and include alternate cooking methods [for instance if you don't own a tandoor]. There are recipes for vegetarians and non-vegetarians alike, from appies to desserts, from quite simple to complex but nothing I'd say out of the range of abilities for the average cook. So far I've tried Suniel Shetty's Kori Sukka and Kane Ghashi/Nogli, both of which are so spectacular [and easy to prepare!] that they've become two of my all-time favorite dishes! Many others sound equally mouthwatering like Shabana Azmi's Biryani, Preity Zinta's Butter Chicken, Shah Rukh Khan's Tandoor Chicken... my mouth waters at the thought...
Some recipes call for some rather exotic ingredients like kokum, curry leaves, asafoetida, but I live within 5 minutes of a couple of specialty food markets where I've fortunately been able to find everything I need. Even if you don't cook any of the recipes, this book is beautiful enough on its own to make a great coffee table book.