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    Scots Lass/Cairo
    Fri Jul 19, 2013 7:00 am
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    Hello, I am looking for a recipe which I think appeared in a Time-Life Indian Cookery book. The recipe is for Potato Raita. I tried this dish many moons ago and unfortunately have lost the recipe. I would also like to ask Members to share their opinions on the best cookbooks for Indian food. I am trying to build my collection. Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif
    Member #610488
    Sat Jul 20, 2013 3:55 am
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    Scots Lass/Cairo wrote:
    Hello, I am looking for a recipe which I think appeared in a Time-Life Indian Cookery book. The recipe is for Potato Raita. I tried this dish many moons ago and unfortunately have lost the recipe. I would also like to ask Members to share their opinions on the best cookbooks for Indian food. I am trying to build my collection. Thank you! icon_biggrin.gif


    Welcome to the Asian Forum. icon_redface.gif I don't have a copy of the Time-Life Recipes: The Cooking of India but it is possible that my co-hosts Leggy Peggy and Rinshinomori might have it in their collections. The problem is that Leggy Peggy is on walkabout in South America and Rinshinomori is in Japan at the moment. It is also possible that someone else might have a copy and would be kind enough to post it here in this forum.

    Food.com has 4 Aloo Raita (Potato Raita) recipes listed:

    Aloo Ka Raita (Potatoes in Yogurt) 238866 by jas kaur
    Aloo Raita 194409 by JustJanS
    Aloo Raita 300591 by roja khan
    Aloo Raita 11238 by Charishma_Ramchandani

    and the Everything Indian Cookbook has a recipe which I would be happy to send you, if you wish.

    Regarding the best Indian cookbooks, that is hard to tell. It depends on the reasons why it caught our eye in the first place. I will search my collection and list them here tomorrow as well as put out a call for others to list some of the ones in their collections. Just remember....there is no one way or right way to make any dish. icon_biggrin.gif
    duonyte
    Sat Jul 20, 2013 9:12 am
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    I am a rank novice at cooking Indian foods, but I have found these cookbooks easy to use and with good recipes

    "5 Spices, 50 Dishes" by Ruta Kahate
    "The Indian Slow Cooker" by Anupy Singla
    "150 Best Indian, Thai, Vietnamese and More Slow Cooker Recipes" by Sunil Vijayakar
    Leggy Peggy
    Sun Jul 21, 2013 8:51 pm
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    Yoo hoo, and hello from the wilds of central Brazil. wave.gif
    Welcome to the forum.
    I don't have the Time-Life Indian book either, but I do have some wonderful
    Indian cookbooks that I highly recommend. The top ones -- and I'm sort of
    remembering the names, as I don't have the books in front of me and don't
    have a stable enough connection to search for them right now.
    Almost anything by Madhur Jaffery and Julie Sahni. These are the queens
    of Indian cooking and I've never been disappointed by any of their recipes.
    Julie Sahni has a set of general recipes and a separate book of vegetarian.
    Madhur Jaffery has published many. A recent one covers curries from
    all continents—Curry Bible. It's sensational .
    There's another curry book, covering countries beyond India. The cover is
    chartreuse and pink (blech) but the dishes are fantastic.
    I'm happy to add more detail when I get home at the beginning of September.
    As for a potato riata. I will have a look at home too, and also check the local
    library's massive collection of cookbooks.
    Happy cooking.
    Rinshinomori
    Mon Jul 22, 2013 12:18 am
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    In about 8 hours I should know if I have the book. If works out ok, I'll post a recipe.
    Rinshinomori
    Mon Jul 22, 2013 3:45 pm
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    sorry, I did not win the book icon_sad.gif to provide the recipe.
    Member #610488
    Tue Jul 23, 2013 1:25 am
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    Sorry about the delay in checking my bookshelves. icon_sad.gif

    I ended up taking a short road trip with the family over the weekend, trying to enjoy the wonderful summer we are currently having.

    I have boxes of cookbooks stored away and, no, I was not going to go searching for Indian cookbooks. Too tired but I did find my go-to Indian cookbook, India's Best Recipes 500 by Shehzad Husain, Rafi Fernandez, Mridula Baljekar and Manisha Kanani.

    While I was searching, I found I owned several cookbooks I have never seen before so I have to say thank you for making me search!
    Rinshinomori
    Tue Jul 23, 2013 3:46 am
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    Celticevergreen wrote:
    Sorry about the delay in checking my bookshelves. icon_sad.gif

    While I was searching, I found I owned several cookbooks I have never seen before so I have to say thank you for making me search!


    icon_biggrin.gif icon_biggrin.gif In my case, I ended up buying more cookbooks on India via ebay. which I really did not need since I'm loaded with books. But, I ended up not winning the book I was originally trying to get for this request.

    BTW, glad you are enjoying the beautiful weather in your emerald city.
    Member #610488
    Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:14 pm
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    Rinshinomori wrote:
    sorry, I did not win the book icon_sad.gif to provide the recipe.


    How do we know Scots Lass/Cairo wasn't the one bidding against you? icon_wink.gif
    Leggy Peggy
    Tue Jul 23, 2013 10:22 pm
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    Celticevergreen wrote:
    Rinshinomori wrote:
    sorry, I did not win the book icon_sad.gif to provide the recipe.


    How do we know Scots Lass/Cairo wasn't the one bidding against you? icon_wink.gif


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    Rinshinomori
    Wed Jul 24, 2013 12:56 am
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    Leggy Peggy wrote:
    Celticevergreen wrote:
    Rinshinomori wrote:
    sorry, I did not win the book icon_sad.gif to provide the recipe.


    How do we know Scots Lass/Cairo wasn't the one bidding against you? icon_wink.gif


    rotfl.gif


    hehehe, that have crossed my mind. icon_lol.gif
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