My Indian Kitchen - Cookbook
My Indian Kitchen - Cookbook
My Indian Kitchen
Delicious and easy recipes for homecooks
Ashia Ismail-Singer, photography by Manja Wachsmuth
Over 90 easy and delicious Indian recipes for the New Zealand kitchen
My Indian Kitchen features recipes for well-known traditional Indian dishes alongside a range of new and exciting Indian tastes and textures, all of which are easy to make in your own home kitchen.
Ashia Ismail-Singer’s recipes aren’t just a list of ingredients and measurements. For her, they are memories of childhood, food experiences that have been passed down through generations, and which connect her back to her family overseas. With chutneys and bites for grazing, light lunches, mains, desserts, home baking and more, this book brings you a collection of recipes inspired by Indian food culture, but made with ingredients that are easy to access in New Zealand.
My Indian Kitchen has dishes to appeal to all tastes, including:
· Fish tikka
· Masala baked beans
· Nutty chicken curry
· Paneer & pea curry
· Homemade naan, roti and chapati
· Tamarillo chutney
· Cardamom & chocolate pudding
· Mango semi-freddo
· Raspberry chai loaf
· Fudgy cardamom squares – Burfi
The recipes in My Indian Kitchen have been designed to simplify complex traditional processes, and to inspire all New Zealanders to try Indian cooking at home.
About the author
Of Indian heritage, Ashia Ismail-Singer was raised in Malawi and the UK, before moving to New Zealand. One of four girls, food has always played a big part in her life and she believes it is one of life’s simple but great pleasures.
Ashia was taught to cook by her mother, learning the traditional Indian way, without shortcuts, but since then she has combined influences from Malawi, the UK and New Zealand into her cooking. She is a regular contributor to New Zealand House & Garden, and appears in a number of other food-related media.
Ashia Ismail-Singer lives in Auckland, New Zealand with her family, and works as a school nurse.
'Aromatic,spicy, tangy and sweet…. These are the words that describe my earliest food memories. Inspired by my mum, this book is full of gorgeous recipes that are an ode to my childhood, growing up in Malawi and then in the UK. Of Indian heritage and one of four girls, food has always played a big part in my growing up. Cooking together, eating together and sharing life’s simple pleasures as a family, for me this is what memories are made of. Turn the pages of this book and you will be inspired to cook roti and puri from scratch (as I do with my two children) to making roasts with a spicy kick. A dessert section that will tantalise you and teach you how to wow your family and friends with easy Indian recipes that will tingle the tastebuds. Quick and easy, with ingredients from your pantry and fridge you will love cooking these easy Indian dishes.'