It wasn’t until I met Mr. Mom’s Kitchen right after college that I tried Indian food for the first time. He’d just returned from four years in the UK where the cuisines of India and Pakistan are more prevalent and the quality of the food far superior. I was hooked immediately. Since then I’ve dipped my pinky toe into what you might call entry level Indian cookery: simple curries, cucumber raita, tandoori-style chicken on the grill.
To be honest, I’ve been intimidated by the spices, specialty ingredients, and labor demands that classic Indian cooking requires. But last year I got ahold of Quick Fix Indian: Easy, Exotic Dishes in 30 Minutes or Less, and my outlook changed. This colorful cookbook by Ruta Kahate manages to make Indian food completely approachable, appealing, and easy enough for weeknight suppers. The recipes are nourishing — lighter than many traditional Indian recipes with a big emphasis on vegetables.
Lucky for you, I’m giving away a copy of Quick Fix Indian as part of my Month of Mother’s Day giveaways. You can enter to win by leaving a comment below sharing what your experience is with Indian cooking. If you’ve cooked Indian food, what have been your resources and inspirations?
You must be 18 years or older to enter, live in the United States, and not be related to me. Contest ends at midnight PST Wednesday May 29.
Note: I received a complimentary copy of Quick Fix Indian for this giveaway. The opinions expressed are entirely my own.