Weekend Book sale - 25% + 10% off on all Books
BooksHistoryIncredib...

Incredible Taste of Indian Vegetarian Cuisine

Description Read Full Description
About the Book The ethos of Indian cuisine- however, originates from the basic philosophy and thought enshrined in the ancient Vedas (Ayurvedas, nearly two thousand years B.C) which clearly emphasizes the importance of indigenously found herbs and spices in one's daily food. The accent was not just on tastes and flavors but on health. Indian cuisine fascinates the gourmet with the great variety of tastes, colors and aroma derived almost entirely through the use of a large variety of exotic s...
About the Book

The ethos of Indian cuisine- however, originates from the basic philosophy and thought enshrined in the ancient Vedas (Ayurvedas, nearly two thousand years B.C) which clearly emphasizes the importance of indigenously found herbs and spices in one's daily food.

The accent was not just on tastes and flavors but on health. Indian cuisine fascinates the gourmet with the great variety of tastes, colors and aroma derived almost entirely through the use of a large variety of exotic spices and herbs. The author explains the reason for extensive use of these spices and their healthful benefits in Indian cuisine in great detail, often with great annotations, helpful notes and glossaries providing English/American equivalents of Indian words for ingredients used in her recipes. The spices have no side effects if used in moderation and they make the food delicious and healthy. Sampling of Indian food is an unforgettable experience. The starters and appetizers, the vegetable dishes that include the lentil preparations, the rice dishes that include the Pilafs the sweet dishes, the exotic curries and breads, all have diversity in their preparations depending on which part of the country you are in. The regional variations are innumerable and in no small way contribute to the variety that forms the exquisiteness of Indian cuisine.

Indian cuisine is famous around the world and enjoys the enviable reputation of being unique. Indeed, it reflects the variety and diversity of India that comes from a vibrant history dating back to more than six thousand years. Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India commented that:

"Ancient India" ... was a world in itself. A culture and a civilization that gave shape to all things. Foreign influences poured in and often influenced that culture and were absorbed. Disruptive tendencies gave rise immediately to an attempt to find a synthesis. Some kind of a dream of unity has occupied the mind of India since the dawn of civilization. That unity was not conceived as something imposed from outside, standardization of externals or even of beliefs. It was something deeper and within its fold the widest tolerance of belief and custom was practiced and every variety acknowledged and even encouraged". Through history, this vast and ancient country has seen the rise and fall of many empires and dynasties, both indigenous and foreign. The Greeks under Alexander the Great, the mighty Gengis Khan, Taimur the Lame, the Persians, Turks, Mongols, Arabs, the peoples of Mediterranean and later Europeans, notably the British, the French, the Dutch, and the Portuguese, were drawn to this land for power and pelf. However, the indigenous culture of India assimilated the foreign influences and out of the interface emerged a rich heritage and cuisine and this book explores its many facets.

The author believes that assimilating the good from other cuisines has made it more challenging and delicious but we should not forget the basic concept that in order to live long healthy life we should not forget the basic concept of Ayurvedas that the food we serve should have a balance of 6 different tastes - sweet, sour, astringent, pungent, salty and bitter.

About the Author

If you are a foodie, then you must possess one of Uma Aggarwal's cook books. They are filled with exquisite recipes that not only date back millennia, but also include some innovations that add a new dimension to Indian cooking. Uma believes that Indian cuisine is more than just tasty food. The cuisine is loaded with the ancient Vedic wisdom that adds the goodness of spices not only to enhance the taste but add healthful benefits. She pursued her passion for Indian cooking in 2002, after retirement, by giving cooking classes at the adult education centre at the College of Southern Nevada. She published her first illustrated book, The Exquisite World of Indian Cuisine in 2010. She has to her credit other cook books: America's Favorite Recipes - Part-I, and Melting Pot Cuisine, America's Favorite Recipes - Part II. She has other cook books in the pipeline that are loaded with gustatory excitement: Incredible Taste of Indian Non-Vegetarian Cooking; Turmeric - The Real Gold of India; America's Favorite Recipes- Part III.

Uma Aggarwal is a Chemist with a background in biomedical research and has worked at various institutions such as Michigan State University, Federal Poultry Science Lab, Virology Lab of Michigan, Dept of Public Health, and at Bioport Pharmaceutical Company in their Quality Control Division. She has enjoyed the full support of her loving husband, Dr. Surinder Aggarwal, Ph.D. They are proud parents of three children and seven grand-children.

Preface

Ihave lived In United States now for almost 50 years. I was raised in a very traditional family with a great respect and pride in Indian culture, history and human values. Food was prepared at home with great emphasis on cleanliness and It was well balanced with fresh herbs and spices keeping in mind six different tastes mentioned in Ayurvedas. Indian cuisine originated from ayurvedas. These ancient treatise were written thousands of years ago. It clearly says that food prepared with herbs and spices will certainly prolong your life because their use not only makes the food delicious but there is hidden bonus of them promoting digestion and acting as antioxidants. As the food is digested properly minimum amount of harmful oxidants or carcinogen remain in your body to weaken your immune system. You stay healthy, alert, sharp and have greater capability to fight germs and diseases. Indian cuisine is unique in its emphasis on making sure that each food should achieve maximum digestibity by spicing it correctly, cooking it right and by using the most fresh ingredients possible. History also tells us that for thousands of years many cultures from all over the world have sailed to India in search of these spices so that they could also follow this same concept of Indian cuisine.

Recent research is also proving it beyond doubt that spices have tremendous health benefits and Indians have had this knowledge for thousands of years. You will notice that these days you can find capsules of different spices like Turmeric, Cinnamon, Bitter melon extract and more on the shelves of pharmacies and grocery stores.

I have emphasized this in this book and my next book the "Incredible taste of Non Vegetarian Cuisine". Non Vegetarian food is more of a challenge for the human body as meats are carcinogenic and produce more toxins if they are not digested well and therefore proper spicing and proper cooking here is more important than anywhere else.

Sample Pages




















Item Code: NAR819 Author: Uma Aggarwal Cover: HARDCOVER Edition: 2016 Publisher: Allied Publishers Pvt. Limited ISBN: 9789385926020 Language: English Size: 10.00 X 7.50 inch Pages: 320 (Throughout B/W and Color Illusrations) Other Details: Weight of the Book: 0.82 Kg
Price: $40.00
Today's Deal: $36.00
Discounted: $27.00
Shipping Free
Viewed 223 times since 13th Jul, 2019
Based on your browsing history
Loading... Please wait

Items Related to Incredible Taste of Indian Vegetarian Cuisine (History | Books)

Some Common Indian Recipes and Their Nutritive Value
Tiffin (Memories and Recipes of Indian Vegetarian Food)
200 South Indian Vegetarian Classic Lunch Recipes
Fabulous Recipes From Indian Homes
A Casket of Vegetarian Recipes
No Onion No Garlic (Recipes to Keep Life Simple)
How to Feed Your Child (Fun Recipes for Young Moms)
Wonderful Microwave Cooking (100% Vegetarian Recipes)
Dosa Kitchen - Recipes for India's Favorite Street Food
Benares ki Rasoi (A Collection of Exotic Recipes from Varanasi)
Vegetarian Recipes For Healthy Living
Monks’ Cookbook (Vegetarian Recipes From Kauai’s Hindu Monastery)
90 Vegetarian Sindhi Recipes
Indian Language Litterateurs (Eminent Indians Series)
The Book of Indian Sweets
Testimonials
Nice collections. Prompt service.
Kris, USA
Thank-you for the increased discounts this holiday season. I wanted to take a moment to let you know you have a phenomenal collection of books on Indian Philosophy, Tantra and Yoga and commend you and the entire staff at Exotic India for showcasing the best of what our ancient civilization has to offer to the world.
Praveen
I don't know how Exotic India does it but they are amazing. Whenever I need a book this is the first place I shop. The best part is they are quick with the shipping. As always thank you!!!
Shyam Maharaj
Great selection. Thank you.
William, USA
appreciate being able to get this hard to find book from this great company Exotic India.
Mohan, USA
Both Om bracelets are amazing. Thanks again !!!
Fotis, Greece
Thank you for your wonderful website.
Jan, USA
Awesome collection! Certainly will recommend this site to friends and relatives. Appreciate quick delivery.
Sunil, UAE
Thank you so much, I'm honoured and grateful to receive such a beautiful piece of art of Lakshmi. Please congratulate the artist for his incredible artwork. Looking forward to receiving her on Haida Gwaii, Canada. I live on an island, surrounded by water, and feel Lakshmi's present all around me.
Kiki, Canada
Nice package, same as in Picture very clean written and understandable, I just want to say Thank you Exotic India Jai Hind.
Jeewan, USA